Review: Mummy Punjabi (2011)

What is sacrifice when it is encouraged, cultivated, expected? How do you exist in a society that asks you to make yourself so wide that you encompass everything and thus cease to exist as an […]

dilemma

A local theater shows Indian movies, but usually Telegu and Tamil. Finally, a Hindi movie this week! But it’s Stree. A horror-comedy. Starring Rajkummar Rao, who I think is pretty eh. His characters are always hot […]

Review: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006)

Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana celebrates female friendships in all of their messy glory. The film does not explain how the women know each other (three are around the same age, and thus could know each […]

“Why Is Women’s Laughter Always Loud, Immoral, and Unsanskari?”

As explained by Devdutt Patnaik, “Laughter strips the object of power and gives power to the one who laughs. When stand-up comics make fun of someone or something, their jokes are, in effect, criticism and mockery, highlighting a social issue […]

Review: Padosan (1968)

She is framed within her window, that frame then within the window of her neighbor, the neighbor flanked by his friends as well as framed photos of his relatives, all framed by the camera, the […]

Review: Paisa Vasool (2004)

I will tell you my final assessment first: I really enjoyed Paisa Vasool. It was a lot of fun, and quite enjoyable. Was it the best movie in the world? No, but I’ve seen similar movies […]

Don’t Trust Movie Critics

“Aren’t you a movie critic?” you ask. Yes, and you shouldn’t trust me, either. I enjoy watching movies, and thinking about them, and analyzing them, but I’m just one person. Not to turn this in […]