Naveen Polishetty in JATHI RATNALU – French Wine, with English Subtitles!

How could you place trust in a society that minds sharing even WIFI passwords to solve your complicated problems?  When Jogipet Shrikant, one of the Jathi Ratnalu (the Jewels of the Nation), discloses his ambition to become Cyberabad Shrikant by leaving town for Hyderabad, both his friends jump onto the bandwagon, and forcibly tag along….

Fahadh Faasil as MALIK – Once Upon a Time in Trivandrum

Joju George finally remains alive in a film to tell the story of Fahadh Faasil who plays the role of a gangster-cum-smuggler, i.e. a cross between Velu Nayagan and Michael Corleone. Joju plays an IAS officer who is hit by a vehicle and left for dead by Faasil’s men in their quest for revenge for…

तूफ़ान – सामाजिक समरसता के नाम पर फिर वही घिसापिटा लव जिहाद फॉर्मूला

तूफान के पटकथा लेखक अंजुम राजबली के पास बहुत अनुभव है – पुकार, अपहरण, राजनीति, ग़ुलाम, कच्चे धागे, लेजेंड ऑफ भगत सिंह और अन्य बड़ी फिल्मों में काम किया है । इस अनुभव का इस्तेमाल उन्होने तूफान की पटकथा को बड़ी चालाकी से लिखने में किया है । बिना किसी कारण या आवश्यकता के कहानी…

फ़ेमिली मेन भाग 2 पर टीका-टिप्पणी : धृति बेटी तू जिहादीमर्दिनी, तेरी जय हो !

यह सिरीज़ वयस्क दर्शकों के लिए है और इसमे कहानी के समर्थन में अंतरंग दृश्यों सहित कटुवचन, अपशब्द और परिपक्व सामग्री शामिल है । फेमिली मेन की शुरुआत में ये दंभपूर्ण घोषणा मुझे बहुत थोथी जान पड़ी । मेरी इस ब्लॉगपोस्ट के लिए भी इस चेतावनी को लागू मानें। वैसे छूटते ही यह स्पष्ट कर…

Tapan Sinha’s ATANKA- Mastermoshai, apni kichu dekhen ni !

Elections in Bengal are like Ma Kali, always thirsting for blood. The cycle of violence continues. Why should one bother about this crime, but not that one? Whataboutery is a convenient ploy to absolve oneself of guilt. Human sacrifice during elections still occurs with ritualistic expectations and impunity. Police has always been a bystander –…

दूर हटो – हम सबकी कहानियों पर तुम्हारा कोई कॉपीराइट नहीं !

ओ दुमका वाले नीलोत्पल मृणाल भैया ! ओ एस्पिरेंट्स के लेखक दीपेश सुमित्र जगदीश जी ! दूर हटो, साला ई सिविल सेवा की तैयारी करने वालों की कहानियों के कॉपीराइट्स से । अब सिविल की तैयारी के लिए अगर कोई कहीं जाएगा है तो दिल्ली ही न जाएगा । आईआईटी के लिए तो फिर भी…

WATCHING THEM AGAIN- For the Sake of Love

First viewings pass by like sea breeze. One hopes that the Second viewing shall bring rains, as the Westerlies do. Sometimes, they do leave one flooded with joys of rediscovery. Many a times, high expectations are not met, and tedium sets in. The repeat always carries that risk. The eagerness of the first union is…

Jesse Plemons – A Cross between Meth Damon & J.Edgar DiCaprio

A tad pudgier than Damon, and definitely more blond, is the FBI Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Less twinkly-eyed, taciturn, betraying superficial smile, much more real, and hence scarier, Mitchell is played with aplomb by Jesse Plemons. You don’t want to be handled by this agent. He chokes your breath by slowly squeezing your balls. Has…

Hansal Mehta’s SCAM 1992: The Finest Indian Web-series Thus Far

If the opening theme (created by Achint Thakkar) does not haunt you enough, Harshad’s stroke and the lonesome death at the climax definitely shall.  With Neeraj Arya of Kabir Café singing ‘Mat Kar Maya Ko Ahnkar’, Harshad Mehta fades into time, leaving behind his family, infamy, ruined small investors and a trail of unanswered questions….

Cops Rushing in Where Sanity Fears to Tread

  A Police team from Pakistan has arrived in Mumbai to investigate the apparent suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. In support of their move, the Pakistani cops have produced a footage in which SSR is seen answering to the name of Sarfaraz, a Pakistani living in Belgium. Since Sarfaraz’s parents and extended family still live…

STREAMING  PLATFORMS : Mediocrities on Offer

    I jump into streams, To scour their beds. Where is gold dust? No classics are shared. (4)   No Bergmann fests, Not Fellini’s best, Where lies Bunuel buried? Where has Kiarostami fled? (8)   In these waters only small fishes abound, Not many valuables in flotsam are found, Banks are flooded with easy…