Mohenjo Daro (2016)

Set in 2016 BC at the height of Indus Valley Civilization, the story of Mohenjo Daro follows a farmer Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro and falls in love with a high-status woman Chaani (Pooja Hegde), and who must then challenge the city’s elite, and fight against overwhelming odds to […]

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English Vinglish (2012)

One of the worst feelings in the world is being made to feel small by your very own family members. English Vinglish has one such protagonist that has been taken for granted and she endures callous remark after remark day in day out by her daughter. She also has to endure laughter behind her back […]

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Omkara (2006)

This is Vishal Bhardwaj’s second Shakespeare film adaption. His first being the stupendous Maqbool (Macbeth). This time round he breathes life into another Shakespeare tragedy, Othello. Omi (Ajay Devgan) strong-arms the locals into following his boss, the politician Tiwari Bhaisaab (Naseeruddin Shah). Eventually, Omi enters politics himself and appoints one of his lieutenants, Kesu (Vivek Oberoi), […]

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Maqbool (2003)

Every year I get to go to some schools to introduce P6 kids to the world of Literature and I am always very stoked when the schools choose William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This play is my absolute fave because it has all the ingredients of a dark story – witches, murder, treachery, big battle and the […]

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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

In anticipation of this movie, I organised a screening of the 2015 magnum opus for friends at my humble abode and I can safely proclaim that everyone enjoyed it. There are some movies which are not meant to be enjoyed alone; the spontaneous uproarious unbridled fist-pumping reactions of an audience drive up the enjoyment of the […]

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Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

After the insane reincarnated housefly revenge magnum opus, Eega (2012), I made a vow that I would watch anything directed by S.S. Rajamouli. Three years later comes Baahubali and he has completely pushed the cinematic envelope way off the charts with this one. This is total gonzo filmmaking. It feels like Rajamouli is holding the […]

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