Movie Review: A Billion Colour Story


I was born during the post Babri Masjid Hindu-Muslim riots in Thane. We were among the few Hindu families who were living in the Muslim populated area of the city. I was brought up in a secular atmosphere and even today I live my life with the same thought of secularism and unity. One of […]

August 20, 2017

Movie Review: Dear Dad


I was introduced to the concept of romantic idealism when I was in college. I learnt it in political context but later realized that we have embodied this concept in our daily lives including our cinema.  The directors and writers sometimes give it the name of ‘cinematic liberty’. This ‘overrated’ liberty is many times difficult […]

March 27, 2017

Movie Review: The Book Thief 


There are two sides to every coin. When Adolf Hitler took charge in World War 2, he had his own reasons to fight the Jews and so did the Jews had their own reasons to hate Hitler. But in this tug of war, it was the innocent children who were getting hurt the most. The […]

February 13, 2017

Generation Gap of a Father


Yesterday I was watching Mohabbatein (with a voice in my head saying Aditya Chopra ruined Dead Poets Society) and suddenly started analyzing Bachchan’s character. It also reminded me of Piku and I started comparing Bhashkor Banerjee and Narayan Shankar. Mohabbatein was released in 2000 and Piku was released in 2015. Mohabbatein is a mushy mushy fairy tale […]

February 9, 2017

From Geet to Shaira…


Jab We Met released in 2007. At that time I was a 14 year old teenager preparing for my board exams. When I saw the movie, the female lead Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor) became my role model. I wanted to be like her, rather I (and other girls of my age) started thinking that […]

December 16, 2016

जर आणि तर


वर्तमानात जेव्हा आपल्यासोबत काही चांगलं किंवा वाईट घडतं तेव्हा आपण नेहमी विचार करतो ‘तेव्हा हे झाले असते तर आज हे झालं असतं…’ ‘जर तेव्हा तस केलं असतं आज हि वेळ आली नसती’… पण भूतकाळात जाऊन गोष्टी बदलणं तितकं सोप्पं नाही. Harry Potterचं time turner हि नाहीये आपल्याकडे नाहीतर सहज भूतकाळात जाऊन आपल्याला हव्या त्या गोष्टी […]

November 6, 2016