Good Newwz

How to get it wrong and then try to correct it with more wrong, in Good Newwz. The writer and director Raj Mehta’s Good Newwz is- I didn’t want to use this word, considering that a lot of reviewers might have already dipped in this very same word- bad news (newwz, because why not). I…

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Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan

How to get behind a podium and just preach without a care, in Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan. Five minutes in the film and everything felt forced, shoved into our face in the name of drama. No reasoning. The plot happens, for the sake of it. The characters speak out information, sometimes it gets the unsung…

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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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Sullivan’s Travels

How to simply magnify and how to magnify simplicity in Sullivan’s Travels What I feel is achieved by the end of the day is something too big, too huge to ever be contained in two hours and in the name of humanity and how it functions the writer and the director Preston Sturges’s Sullivan’s Travels…

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Badhaai Ho

How to use empathy and how to congratulate in Badhaai Ho. Each scene is taken for granted. If you can find an opposite meaning to that sentence, that is what is happening. It milks way too much and not storywise but in each individual scene. The trajectory is pretty similar with a definite textbook structure.…

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Motichoor Chaknachoor

There are so many subtextual scenarios running in the form of a gag that I feel that it is written in a book form. And if I am hitting on the correct nerves, the vision of achieving those scenarios comes in full form. It takes time but it achieves those with the help of one…

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Luka Chuppi

The film doesn’t take itself seriously. I’d say it is one of the major advantages to a slow film like such. But the makers tend to make a minor mistake of assuming that the audience would be slow too, similar to the pacing of the film and the way I write in this article. What…

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Jhankaar Beats

Does it hold up? I never cared for this question. It barely matters whether a film holds up ages later or not. It just has to hold up for its claimed runtime. You should only focus on this question for the writer and director Sujoy Ghosh’s Jhankaar Beats puts a spin on the question. The…

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