It was the first time, for me, to see common people cheering for Hyderabad police, showering flowers on them as they brought those rapists to justice. It seemed as if a new era had dawned in our nation, but knowing history, I very well knew that opposing views will soon crop up.
It’s a prolix review but you’ve got to feel the subtleties to understand what the series wants to explore.
The film embraces the ‘social problem’ genre, which is a must nowadays in this nation. But it also blends with comic writing that made my fellow moviegoers berserk with laughter. Bala is a movie that your family can enjoy, barring a few instances that will surely embarrass the young ones.
I would like to mention Sucharita Tyagi of Film Companion here – she said the bar is pretty low when it comes to films, and I agree. For a few months, we got to see some films that made us wish for more (Manikarnika, Avengers Endgame, etc.) But films like Bharat, Batla House, Saaho haven’t…… Continue reading The Zoya Factor – Script is the Missing X-Factor
I have often believed that movies serve just one purpose – entertainment. And I was proved wrong. Movies, or entertainment content, invoke a sense of feeling that you otherwise don’t. Like, say, you had zero ideas what radiation is but HBO’s Chernobyl mini-series woke your inner curious cat and now you have read some 400…… Continue reading Batla House – More room for the script
Technology isn’t a new word, especially in 2019. Everyone owns at least one piece of tech, like a smartphone, a laptop, or a smartwatch. We hardly care about how and where these innovations happen. Earn, buy, and spend has become the ideology of people and it isn’t bad in any way. I change my phone…… Continue reading Technology is a vicious circle
The 3-minutes long trailer beautifully shows how a family holds their shit together even when the world around them is crumbling apart. Films like these better express the emotions of our fellow countrymen, which is often not discussed given the nature of the topic’s sensitivity or the taboo surrounding it.
My mother swears by an ideology that one should turn off their brains while watching a movie. Although her statement has been proved a gospel truth, thanks to some execrable movies I’ve watched over the years, Godzilla 2 ensures her words are golden, again. After a terrible headache and a lazy day at work, I…… Continue reading Godzilla 2 – Huge monsters in a paltry script
They say one should be comfortable in their own company. That is very much true! There was a time when I used to go alone and trot the world, watch movie all alone or go shopping. This was 7 years ago; a lot changes in such a huge time period. So today, I decided that…… Continue reading Pokémon Detective Pikachu – High on nostalgia
Being a 25 year old without a job is jaw dropping (in a bad way), especially if your parents were heavy achievers at the same age. This incident took place two days after Ashish (my brother) and I returned from Hyderabad where BITS Pilani screened our much acclaimed film Heels. The day of our return,…… Continue reading A sip of guilt, epiphany and a first class pass