All the good words that are written about a film could mask your judgement, and when you finally sit down to take a look, sometimes you end up a bit too disappointed. Ted Geoghegan’s directorial debut is one such film, that perhaps merits a watch before the review readings. Continue reading “We Are Still Here (2015) English Movie Short Review”
Its impossible to comprehend why people sometimes do what they do. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi in their spine chilling documentary follow celebrated alpinists Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk and Jimmy himself, as they set out on a journey to conquer the elusive Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru. Continue reading “Meru (2015) English Documentary Short Review”
There are a few masterly strokes of the film maker that are on display in ‘Varnyathil Aashanka’ that point at how compelling a film it could actually have been. It’s a figure of speech that gets its act only partly right, and its hesitance to fully embrace its goofiness, renders it a much lesser movie than one anticipates it to be.
Venugopan’s ‘Sarvopari Palakkaran’ has as much of Pala in it, as there is prose in prosody. A film that has literally nothing to do with Pala or Palakkad for that matter, Sarvopari Palakkaran’ gains its ceremonious title from the mere fact that its male lead hails from Pala.
‘Chunkzz’ is a catastrophic celebration of sexist jokes that will have you running for cover. In his second directorial venture after ‘Happy Wedding’, Omar Lulu tries his luck with the same trite formula once again, and scores further down the rung.
A woman who walks into a hospital room starts airily talking of the flowers that the guests leave behind, that eventually wilt and start letting off a musty fragrance. There is a dense weight that hangs on in the air, as she goes on and on even as those around her edgily shift around on their toes and try hard to concur with her through a nod, or an occasional smile. Continue reading “Dosar (2006) Bengali Movie Short Review”
Tanuj Bhramar’s ‘Dear Dad’ would perhaps be remembered as the first ever Indian film that talks of a coming-out tale of a middle aged man, who has seen the best and worst of his marriage. The delicate emotional chords that it strikes makes it a touching piece that is however quite uneven in tone.
Much has perhaps been already said about Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut ‘A Death in the Gunj’, and this review comes in pretty much late. The year is 1978, and the journey is from Calcutta to McCluskieganj. Winter has just about set in. Continue reading “A Death in the Gunj (2017) Hindi Movie Short Review”
Leena Yadav’s film is about women who have long accepted the injustice that has been meted out to them, and yet who do not think twice before making the grand escape, when they spot a door to liberty finally thrown open. It all seems a fantasy in the very final scene when the three friends buoyantly take to the streets, but then again, perhaps its the male mind that tends to disbelieve. Continue reading “Parched (2015) Hindi Movie Short Review”
‘Kadamkatha’ has little to proffer apart from a few faux insights that make an appearance towards the very end. And it’s a very long wait indeed for that final statement, with a screenplay that runs along a done-to-death trail for almost all of its running time.
Film maker Lokesh Kanagaraj adroitly places his characters in a sprawling city that engulfs anything and everything within, and let them be a part of a multi narrative plot that time and again overlaps and overruns itself.