Risiya

I've seen The Godfather, I know all about cinem-ah!

Favorite films

  • Uncut Gems
  • Kaagaz Ke Phool
  • Taxi Driver
  • Half Ticket

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  • Ab Tak Chhappan

    ★★★★

  • Amar Akbar Anthony

    ★★★★

  • Shiva

    ★★★½

  • Paan Singh Tomar

    ★★★½

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  • Do Knot Disturb

    Do Knot Disturb

    Watched it at the now defunct Chandra-Maurya, Bhilai; town's iconic double screen theatre.

    There was a time when my college roommate and I would watch any movie that was playing in theatres. We had no taste, standard or preference. The tickets were as cheap as 15 rupees for stall seating, which were mostly filled with auto rikshawalas or similar kind of people, who mostly wanted to pass some time and get away from the scorching sun. We had the same…

  • Woman Throwing Baseball

    Woman Throwing Baseball

    Probably the first feminist film. Woman throwing baseball shows a naked woman free from her worldly inhibitions indulging in an activity associated with men. The baseball thrown by her hits the glass walls of patriarchy like a brick and a cinematic revolution is born.

    Muy bien, Muybridge!

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  • Amar Akbar Anthony

    Amar Akbar Anthony

    ★★★★

    Manmohan Desai's peak Bollywood epic starring Destiny, Happenstance and communal harmony.

  • Shiva

    Shiva

    ★★★½

    Worth watching for the brooding and intense presence of Raghuvarnan.

    Features cultural zeitgeists like jean jackets, shoes with huge tongues, 'staches, rotary dial phones, rage against the system, Ambassadors, HMT watches and Yamaha RX100s.

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  • Hotel America

    Hotel America

    ★★

    One fine night in a haze, I was in the mood of diving into a movie without reading anything about it and this popped up on Mubi. I thought of giving it a try. The movie feels a little off from the beginning and there isn't much happening through its entire runtime. The character of Gilles (played by Patrick Dewaere) is so erratic, obsessive and boring, that I wouldn't even smile at him out of pity seeing him drunk and…

  • Movie 43

    Movie 43

    ★★★★★

    If I could describe this movie in one word, it would be: stupid. The humor is crass and utterly naive. This is something that a 13 year old boy would find funny but sadly its not rated for them. Movie 43 is polarising. I've seen it with 10-12 of my friends on different occasions and they either laughed like chimpanzees or detested it like a sickness (Looking at you Pino :P). Basically it's a collection of shorts and all these…