Category: Movie Reviews

NH10 (2015)

Why didn’t you? Why did you? You should have known. Such are the premises of any horror movie, a series of bad decisions. The audience yells at the screen, imploring the characters not to turn […]

Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Having seen Manikarnika earlier this year,  I thought it would be fun to compare an earlier movie on the same subject. Rani Lakshmibai is an important historical figure and an important nationalist/patriotic symbol. However, media tells […]

Review: Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019)

I will be honest with you: Manikarnika is the Kangana Ranaut movie I’ve always wanted. In every scene, she looks like she is trying to set fire to everything her eyes. It is awesome. I’m not a […]

Review: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is about love, family, acceptance, dreams, and art. Particularly the transformative power of art. Tl;dr: It’s really great, go see it. Sweety (Sonam Kapoor Ahuja) is a lesbian. The […]

“These Are 10 Of The Most Interesting Female Directors In South Asia Right Now!”

With every international film festival held, the question gets more pressing. Where are the female directors? Numerous studies on the representation of women in film keep showing the same depressing results, despite well-meant initiatives by […]

Zero (2018)

Very short review: Very funny movie, excellent performances (particularly Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif), and, as usual, the more interesting story, the woman’s story, is on the sidelines. Additionally, the music was enjoyable, and the […]

Review: Krishna Cottage (2004)

Sometimes I’m lucky and I really want to see a movie that is in the theaters or easily available online. Sometimes I just sit with my cat and scroll through Eros Now until something sounds […]

Review: Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016)

I really enjoyed Kahaani, so I’ve been looking forward to the sequel. I wanted to savor it, to save it for the right day. The right mindset, when I could appreciate its violence and thriller-ness. Today, […]

Movie Review: Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Tanu Weds Manu has been on my list forever, so I was excited to sit down and watch it. And I didn’t like it. Which is a bummer, both because of my anticipation and because […]

Movie Review: Stree (2018)

“Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. … “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.’ … Then I asked some women students […]