• Ankahi Kahaniya

    Ankahi Kahaniya

    Ankahi Kahaniya is an anthology with three different untitled stories, each around 35 minutes long. The stories are mostly sad and explore the darker and deeper side of human emotions. Β 

    1. Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari:

    This story is about a lonely salesman who falls in love with a mannequin in his shop and is obsessed over it. This story felt slightly awkward initially but slowly starting to gain it’s ground and ended on a good note. Abhishek Banerjee…

  • Maestro

    Maestro

    What is life?
    It depends on the liver.Β 

    Maestro is the remake of Andhadhun, one of my all time favourite Indian thrillers. Nithiin plays the lead role here and Tamannah has reprised the role of Tabu. The story is set in Goa, though it is clearly visible that most of the scenes are shot in Hyderabad and none of the characters speak anything other than Telugu. They could have gone for a Hyderabad or Vizag backdrop instead of Goa since…

  • Bell Bottom

    Bell Bottom

    β€œSir, you said we come from the land of Gandhi. I humbly add, sir. We also come from the land of Bose.”

    Bell Bottom is the latest arrival in the long list of Akshay Kumar films which are based on true events. It’s hard to put this film into a particular genre. It is a combination of a hostage-drama, an action-drama and an espionage thriller. The story is about how the Indian RAW agents saved the passengers in a flight…

  • Sweet Girl

    Sweet Girl

    β€œAs years pass, we realise we are nothing more than the experiences that made us”

    Sweet Girl is an action drama with the same old revenge template. The story has Ray Cooper (Jason Momoa), who recently lost his wife and believes that a pharmaceutical scam is the reason for it and sets out to seek revenge, with his 18-yearΒ old daughter alongside him.Β 

    The visuals were great and contributed more to the film than it deserved. Right from the bright daylight…

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    β€œWe accept the reality of the world with which we are presented”

    The Truman Show is a wonderful feel good comedy drama with a very unique storyline. Truman’s (Jim Carrey) life is monitored 24/7 through secret cameras right from his birth till this very minute and the entire world is watching it as a Tv show while Truman is totally unaware of it. This is such a fresh idea and a brave try from the team, that too more than…

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    Bruno: We're not supposed to be friends, you and me. We're meant to be enemies. Did you know that?

    The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a historic drama based on the novel by the same name. The story is a fictionalised version based out of true events which took place during the World War II in Germany. I always felt that dramatised cinematic versions of true events, mainly historic events are the best and easiest way to understand the…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    MalignantΒ redefines the horror thriller genre by doing complete justice to both the terms β€˜horror’ and β€˜thriller’. The horror element is not treated in the usual way but it managed to send chills and terrify me.Β Set in Seattle, the story revolves around a married lady who unfortunately faces a third miscarriage and also the death of her husband, after which her life and home are both not alone as we may expect.Β 

    Director James Wan, a pro in this genre comes…

  • Dikkiloona

    Dikkiloona

    Dikkiloona is a sci-fi comedy drama with the title inspired from the famous Goundamani-Senthil comedy scene in Gentleman (which is shown during a scene in this film). The film uses time travel in quite a complex way yet easily understandable, which is an appreciable thing considering that this is a no-brainer comedy film.Β 

    Santhanam knows clearly what is expected of him in a film and he does that well. However, I felt there was a slight shortage of one-liners from…

  • Bhoot Police

    Bhoot Police

    Bhoot Police is a horror comedy and also a multistarrer with an interesting combination of Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor playing brothers on screen. This is Arjun Kapoor’s third release this year. Indian horror films these days hardly focus on fear factor and mostly try to remain lighthearted. This is one more such film, which is hardly scary and mostly lighthearted.Β 

    Among the performances, Saif Ali Khan owns the show and completely dominates everyone else. He is the only…

  • Tughlaq Durbar

    Tughlaq Durbar

    Anniyan meets Temper / Ayogya

    Tughlaq Durbar is a political comedy with two powerhouses Vijay Sethupathi and R Parthiban at it’s fore. The film makes use of an interesting split personality disorder to show both sides of how a politician can be. Also, there is a surprise cameo appearance at the end.Β 

    Vijay Sethupathi has done so much in his film career already that roles like these are a cakewalk for him to perform and ordinary and usual for us…

  • NET

    NET

    NETΒ is a psychological techno thriller with a very interesting premise. The story revolves around Laxman, played by Rahul Ramakrishna, who runs a small mobile shop in a small town in Nalgonda district. He is a mobile and internet addict and one day, his life turns upside down after he accidentally comes across a website which shows live streaming from secret cameras set inside many different houses.

    The idea of the film is very fresh and different from all the usual…

  • Tuck Jagadish

    Tuck Jagadish

    Tuck Jagadish is a family drama which revolves around Jagadish Naidu’s (Nani) family, the conflicts within themselves, the problems they faced and the final resolution. Recent film SR Kalyanamandapam was promoted as a β€œRetro commercial entertainer” by the makers but to be frank, it is this film which is a retro commercial entertainer because it is heavily inspired by age-old telugu masala entertainers and family dramas.Β 

    To my utter shock and disbelief, I felt completely disconnected with Nani right from…