Bol Bachchan

How to cheat, but not to actually cheat, by confessing the crime and lawyering up for honesty, in Bol Bachchan. It is good to upgrade to what you predecessor has or had. Or is it?. It is good to even impersonate every beat of that drama. Better to even address that they are drawing their…

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Singham

How to roar, loud and clear, with simple motivation and simpler solution, in Singham. What a joy to watch to insanely sensible actors, characters go head to head on screen just to impress you. And if I had one word to describe Rohit Shetty’s Singham, it is that. Impressive. Frame by frame, Rohit brings his…

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Gangs Of Wasseypur

How to be in love with your genre and just talk about that love for more than five hours, in Gangs Of Wasseypur. Though mechanical, informational, novel-alike detailed, the writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur is a major forward pass in terms of filmmaking of not-anyone-else-but for Anurag’s himself. We see him strip…

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Bombay Velvet

How to go big and how not to be shy about it, in Bombay Velvet. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet seemed like was focused more on building up the legacy, history, rather than world or character building. So you do get a sensational environment, tone in the film, with glamorous costumes and…

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Dilwale

How to get it wrong in the name of love, in Dilwale. The director Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale is sadly nothing. The hollowness isn’t hollow because there was no effort put in, but it didn’t surmount to anything. If anything I’d argue that the film has too much content. It’s just that the makers didn’t go…

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Arjun: The Warrior Prince

How to be aware of the expectations that you are impending, in Arjun The Warrior Prince. The director Arnab Chaudhari’s Arjun: The Warrior Prince should be a manual on how to update an already known story with a fresh, moving, effective perspective that creates a lasting impression on its viewers. Apart from its crucial secret…

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Extraction

How to “Hulk Out” by Odinson, in a non-Marvel film, in Extraction. The director Sam Hargrave’s Extraction is a questionable event. Not a film, but an excuse. Is the film dark (especially how raw the film grows when it comes to depict its younger characters) because it thinks that it would be cool, jarring and…

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Agent Vinod

How to care and be overprotective and gush over your protagonist, in Agent Vinod. The writer and director Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod is an ambitious project; ironically more for me than the maker himself. And he does try very hard in each scene, hoping that if he pushes boundaries in filmmaking, script and hopefully bet…

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