A Tarantino Picture

  INT. UNCLE’S POINT, MANIPAL - SUNDAY It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. After a heavy downpour in the previous night, the air is resonating with the pitter-patter of the raindrops on the worn-down road. The first customers of the day are nine people seated around two rickety tables joined together. Let’s call them NUMBER ONE,... Continue Reading →

Animated Movies: The Unconventional Teacher

What is childhood without cartoons? Animated representatives from all walks of life, fictional and non-fictional, have always managed to capture the interest of our growing minds. As a child, there were only a few things which could level the excitement felt for the weekend animated film on Pogo. What better treat could there be than... Continue Reading →

Christmas Countdown: A Christmas Cut

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind.”- Miracle on 34th street. Since the advent of motion pictures in 1888, the concept of movies and the season of Christmas have embraced a strong common ground. Capturing the joy and energy of this day has enthused filmmakers as well as the audience for... Continue Reading →

Classic Reviews: Bawarchi

Whenever we think of Rajesh Khanna, the first movie that comes to the mind is Anand. This masterpiece, iconic not just for its dialogues but also for its songs, is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Hrishi da (as he was popularly known) worked with Kaka in two other movies- the socialist Namak Haraam (The Traitor) and... Continue Reading →

Taking Things Too Far: Strange Censorship Stories

Censorship is the suppression of free speech or content considered politically inaccurate, insensitive or offensive. It's used as a tool to practice sensitivity and protect vulnerable groups and communities. More often than not, censorship is viewed as imposing and regarded as a tool used by the government to silence unpopular opinions. While its necessity is... Continue Reading →

BEST OF 2016: MOVIES

  2016 has had its fair share of ups and downs. Isn't that how life is? But it does not do to dwell on the sadness, and forget how to live, does it? Happiness exists in the narrowest of crevices - all we need is to be able to see it. Putting it this way:... Continue Reading →

Dear Zindagi: A Love Letter to Life

  Cast: Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Yashaswani Dayama, Ali Zafar, Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi Director: Gauri Shinde Producer: Karan Johar Dear Zindagi started its publicity by airing Take 1: Life is a Game - a scene from the movie which shows Shah Rukh Khan playing Kabbadi with the sea with Alia Bhatt.... Continue Reading →

Bajirao Mastani: The MTTN Review

War, what is it good for? Not to be insensitive, but you get a decent movie out of it.     December 18, a tough decision was to be made. See the King of Bollywood with his favourite on-screen female counterpart (and ours too) or go for an epic with an impressive cast and expectations... Continue Reading →

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