Captivating & Slow; Dark and Beautiful !

The Skin Of The Wolf ( Spanish/2018/ Netflix) Writer/ Director – Samu Fuentes Cast- Mario Casas, Irene Escolar, Ruth Diaz A raw and crude huntsman( Mario) lives a solitary bare-bones  life on brutish cold and unlivable mountain and sells wolf skins for a living. When he marries a woman as a solution to his solitude, […]

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Wins with its simple, honest & hard hitting stance ! 

Siya (2022/ Cinema Release/ Drama) Writer/ Director- Manish Mundra Cast – Pooja Pandey, Vineet Kumar Singh Siya is the story of rape survivor who fights for justice and rape stories are one of the most dreaded premises for me. But then Siya comes from a  production house and film maker Manish Mundra who has given […]

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Stirring, Subtle & Emotional ! 

The Fall Out( 2022/Drama / Prime Video) Director/ Writer- Megan Park Cast- Jenna Ortega, Maddie Ziegler Few weeks back, saw this beautiful film about two teenagers coping with an unwanted pregnancy   armed with resilience and grit and bound by their camaraderie. And this teen drama also revolves around two girls , bound together in […]

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Charming little film that whets your appetite for food and travel !

Toscana ( Netflix /2022 /Danish/ Breezy Drama) Director- Mehdi Avaz Cast -Anders Matthesen, Cristiana Dell’Anna ,Andrea Bosca Michelan Star Chef Theo is a grumpy and ambitious man, desperately looking for investment for his new restaurant. Angry about his past, when he travels to Italy with a plan to sell his father’s legacy ,a restaurant, that […]

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Just like Laal, his story is simple, overwhelming & with a heart of gold !

Laal Singh Chaddha ( 2022/ Drama /Cinema) Writer – Atul Kulkarni Director – Advait Chandan Cast – Aamir Khan, Mona Singh, Kareena Kapoor, Manav Vij, Naga Chaitanya Haven’t seen so much buzz about a movie in recent past. So many weird reasons to boycott it, so many strong emotions about it being a remake and […]

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Stuns you with its searing intensity, sensitive close up and subtle statement !

Never Really Sometimes Always(2021/ Drama/ Netflix) A story based around two American teenage girls who travel to New York for an abortion. Writer/ Director- Eliza Hittman Cast- Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder Plot Autumn is a 17 yr old, lives in rural Pennsylvania, attends school, works part time, has a cold and distant relationship with her […]

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This delightful satire offers subtle humour and insightful peep into a culture !

Halal Love (and sex)  ( 2015 /Comedy/ Drama/Lebanese/ Netflix) Three intertwined stories ,set in Beirut, about couples trying to follow their desires while navigating around their faith and culture. Director/ Writer- Assad Fouladkar Cast – Darine Hamze, Rodrigue Sleiman, Zeinab Hind Khadra, Hussein Mokadem, Mirna Moukarzel, Ali Sammoury Plot A wife finds it challenging to […]

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Ranbir and BGM are terrific but the film too dull and dark!

Shamshera (2022/ Action/ Fantasy/ Period/ Drama) Writers – Nilesh Mishra, Khila Bisht Director – Karan Malhotra Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor, Ronit Roy, Saurabh Shukla, Iravati Harshe Plot Set in pre-independence times, it is the story of a clan Khameran and its head Shamshera fighting for their freedom. Analysis Ever since the […]

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‘Janhit Mein Jaari’ Review: This bold attempt at a taboo topic is entertaining and worth a watch!

Janhit Mein Jaari (2022/ Comedy/ Social Drama/ Cinema Release) Writer – Raaj Shaandilya Director – Jai Basantu Singh Cast – Nushratt Bharuccha, Vijay Raaz, Paritosh Tripathi, Anud Singh Dhaka, Ishtiaq Khan, Brijendra Kala, Sapna Sand One thing that you can be sure about for a Raaj Shandilya film is the fantastic comic punches.  And when […]

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Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ Review: Relevant social message wrapped in humour and entertainment! 

Jayeshbhai Jordaar (2022/ Comedy/ Drama/ Cinema Release)  Director/ Writer – Divyang Thakkar  Cast – Ranveer Singh, Shalini Pandey, Jia Vaidya, Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah Analysis  Every man doesn’t need to be Jordaar in the typical over-powering masculine way.  Every film doesn’t need to be jordaar in the larger than life format.  Jayeshbhai Jordaar is […]

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