Devang Pathak

I reside in cinema.

Founder- Mumbai Subtitles Database on Twitter and Instagram.

Favorite films

  • Pyaasa
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Before Sunset
  • The Conversation

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  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ½

  • Oblivion

    ★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★★★

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  • Jhund

    Jhund

    ★★★★★

    When I love something now, I get nervous. It becomes a job to protect it from the Internet.

    When I watched Jhund, I had the same impulse. A few hours later however, I found myself going through reviews or Googling the film. I first saw that the IMDb rating of the film showed 3.1/10. Then, when you went to the page, it changed from that to 4.6.

    The spread of the ratings made the lie clear- most reviews logged it…

  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Kumbalangi Nights

    ★★★★★

    This reminded me so much of Jusqu'à la garde but done even better. The Hitchcockian vibe, complete with subtlety builds up Dread, something even Soni explored. Ranks with Pariyerum Perumal in outclassing the Hindi mainstream and how.

    The milestone it represents for giving space to an important conversation in just a short sequence is commendable. Beautifully shot. Great writing. Central performance was among the best I have seen. We know soooo many people like these.

    This film makes me so happy and hopeful.

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  • Thappad

    Thappad

    "Blue was never my favourite colour. Wasn't it yellow, papa?"

    Of all the things Thappad raises, succeeds, fails, scratches, or even attempts to be about, the one closest to me is the suppression of the self. The topic fascinates me- in fiction and in real life. The rejection of one's wants and needs to accomodate a conditioning and custom which you never question.

    Amrita and Vikram rushed into it. They didn't know what love means, let alone a marriage. The…

  • Joji

    Joji

    ★★★★½

    "Put on your mask and come out."

    No hype. But this ranks alongside Throne Of Blood as one of the best original adaptations of Macbeth for me. Instead of playing up the psychological motifs, it spreads it around on multiple characters and reality.

    It also has one of the most seamless post-pandemic world inclusion without it ever being a barrier. Such a refreshing genre change for the writer-director, atleast for me.