Bombay and Alienation: Interview with Island City’s Ruchika Oberoi
Disclaimer: I talked to Ms. Oberoi in 2016 on phone soon after the premiere of her film Island City at the 2015 Mumbai Film Festival. This was originally written for The Review Monk but never published due to last minute edits. I am publishing this today without her approval. Island City is the dazzling debut […]
Mumbai Film Festival: A Waiting Guide
A quick guide for anyone trying to wait out for the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2019.
Rethinking Movie Disclaimers
I was watching V A Shrikumar Menon’s Malayalam-language thriller Odiyan (2018) last day and I couldn’t help but think about the disclaimers that flashed on the screen. While I have noticed the disclaimer “Violence against women is punishable under law” in plenty of other recent films, it is only now that I thought about it in […]
Effective Strategies to Watch Padmaavat Without Getting Killed
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama Padmaavat is finally cleared by the CBFC and the Supreme Court, and is now slated to release on 25 January 2018. But, there are still some zealots out there who may prevent you from watching it. So here are a few strategies to adopt so that you can enjoy the […]
What’s Wrong With The IMDb Page Of The Film, GUNDAY?
Not to fret over how bad or good the movie was, as I usually do when it comes to movies, this article is being written after I saw a snippet on my Facebook feed shared by The Low Budget Satya Show. It was a snapshot of the IMDb page of the latest Ranveer Singh starrer, […]