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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The Willoughbys

How to interfere as a narrator and narrate about the interference, in The Willoughbys. The director Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodmermeier’s The Willoughby is too much. Too much good, too much bad, too funny, too dramatic, too political, too sincere and at the end too much of a mess. Don’t get me wrong,…

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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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The Gentlemen

How to behave cool even though you are not, in The Gentlemen. So what is this morbid fascination of ours, as an audience, to watch these con artists con each other as their obsession over the simplest though definitely a vital aspect of human emotions overlapped or diminished or snatched by these gentlemen? The writer…

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Logan Lucky

All hail, the lord that shows us, feeds us, moves us, what we know, think and wish a heist should look like. Eccentric characters, page-turning one-liners and good old music. Steven Soderberg’s Logan Lucky is a reincarnation for the genre that he aced decades ago and what his perception is towards those flicks in these current…

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Zero

The director Anand L. Rai and the writer Himanshu Sharma’s fourth collaboration has an educational speech on walking a tightrope that Indian film industry is going through. A little tour before you decide to walk in on this- I don’t have one word to describe this film, no wonder what they came up with as…

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Pulp Fiction

This does show that pen is, indeed, mightier than sword.  Pulp Fiction has considerably been Quentin Tarantino’s career defining project and it is raw and honest. And maybe that’s why it holds a place in one of those rare milestones that can and does hold up against time. But screenwriters Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery…

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1917

Make sure you work hard, whispers Mendes so-not-arrogantly. It has to melt you down. I mean, it even took those brave souls down. The co-writer and director Sam Mendes is an authentic filmmaker. More practical than cinematic. More simple than complex. More mythological than political. And to drive all that authenticity, you need something pure…

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Okay! So forget everything you know and expect from Jason Bourne. This is entirely new. It is entertaining. It is thrilling. The director Paul Greengrass had an epiphany. That’s an exaggeration. But, stay with me. Whatever that I had mentioned or you have experienced in the previous two chapters, he has broken down into a…

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