Naima (Novera Rahman) is poor but brave. This strong character trait is the highpoint of director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury’s moving tale of a young girl, who is all by herself, in the big city of Dhaka, pulling a rickshaw, her passion to paint and her mission to save her dying father. Navigating through the bustling bylanes of Dhaka and the rural shanties where poverty and despair live, the story is seeped in realism.
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CRABS! Review | All blood no brains
A bunch of creepy crawlies run over a sleepy coastal town in California on prom night. Will a bunch of young folks be able to save themselves and others from a horde of these murderous horseshoe crabs, some of whom also turn into giant ZOMBEAVERS-meet-GODZILLA kinda hybrid avatars.
A visually appealing piece on Vietnam’s economic growth
Vietnam: Fast Forward isn’t the ideal documentary with polished filmmaking and astute usage of all that is there at its disposal. However, it stays rooted in showing us the journey of Vietnam’s growth and the people behind it and does it quite well.
Review of Rampage: Delectably Destructive!
Rampage*** NO SPOILER SYNOPSIS: A scientific experiment by a rogue company goes awry, pushing and provoking a Gorilla, a wolf and a croc into epic proportions to inflict disaster of equal measure on America. NO SPOILER TAKE “Rampage is a science fiction monster film”, reads the first line of its Wikipedia page. And that’s whatContinue reading “Review of Rampage: Delectably Destructive!”
Review of October: Slow, Sensitive & Slightly Soul-less!
MOVIE REVIEW OCTOBER – SLOW & SENSITIVE! Starring: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu Director: Shoojit Sircar Synopsis An unfortunate accident changes the life of hotel management trainees Danish and Shiuli exposing layers of unconditional love, empathy and human emotions. My Take October plays out between two starkly opposing places – a 5-star hotel and a 5-starContinue reading “Review of October: Slow, Sensitive & Slightly Soul-less!”
Padman’s Pathetic Challenge
The #PadmanChallenge is the most ridiculous, mindless, stupid and pointless marketing gimmick that is making celebs pose with a pad – yes there is nothing to be ashamed about it but it’s not a thing to flaunt either certainly not for a film that seems to have been made after 2 pages of Google researchContinue reading “Padman’s Pathetic Challenge”
My Open Letter to the Closed Mindset of the likes of Swara Bhaskar
Swara Bhasker in her “open” letter to Sanjay Leela Bhansali thinks it’s important to mention that she took her cook along with her family to watch Deepika Padukone Shahid Kapoor Ranveer Singh starrer Padmaavat and then rants for some 10,000 words with some 500 of them being Vagina about how she felt reduced like one after the film. Why would someone critiqueContinue reading “My Open Letter to the Closed Mindset of the likes of Swara Bhaskar”
Qarib Qarib Awesome!
A young reluctant widow pushes herself into online dating and ends up with a madcap shayar who is starkly different from her.
Review of Bhoomi: Killing us slowly!
Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film could have been a taut revenge drama like Sridevi’s Mom, but Bhoomi is a lethargic and laborious preach fest on feminism – especially after interval
REVIEW OF MS DHONI THE UNTOLD STORY
If in the recent times any film promo has impressed majority of the audience and me then it is the trailer of MS Dhoni The Untold Story. It’s the big Friday release this week (Sept 30, 2016) and time to tell you if the film is just as good as the promo. MS Dhoni isContinue reading “REVIEW OF MS DHONI THE UNTOLD STORY”