8 Mile

How to compose a feet-tapping score, tease the audience with it and never actually play it, in 8 Mile. What I took, personally, from the director Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile is how to stretch and test the patience of the protagonist. A story is a protagonist’s journey and the writer Scott Silver understands it perfectly.…

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Dev D

How to be a good boy, girl, friend, storyteller, in Dev D. I would put a case forward for the writer and director, Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D being his finest work till date. Prominently as a director than a writer. This musical saga is profoundly sensible and magical in its touch towards the practical approach…

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Happy New Year

How to be confident of your content and not only of your fabulous cast, in Happy New Year. The writer and director Farah Khan is definitely an underrated director. It always surprises me after going through her film, that how much in control of her product she is. There are multiple scenarios in the film…

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Love Aaj Kal

How to get back to your comfort zone and challenge others, in Love Aaj Kal. The writer and director Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal is a candid work of romance choking its own lead couple- or should I say couple of couple lead casts(?). Where does its true loyalty lie? If there is a conflict…

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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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Gully Boy

The writer and director Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy fails to own it. That’s disappointing considering it is a film about rap. It doesn’t have any particular highlights. Simply flat. It has good standards but it is flat. Zoya is unfortunately not completely in control of her product. There are times where she with her subtlety…

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Frozen 2

In terms of musical genre, Frozen 2 is balanced, if not perpetually gifting its audience what they expect. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, the co-writers and directors, may not be able to convince everyone to hum along this time. Especially not the audience as large as they gathered previously. But it is not their fault.…

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Judy

Zellweger’s come back is a roar that does not shut others up but provokes them to sing along. Rupert Goold has an excellent vision on how to treat a biography as sensitive as such. And he is extremely delicate in his procedure as well. Fortunately, it works only for Renee Zellweger’s powerful performance does all…

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Blinded By The Light

Just as The Boss and his music, the film has a rocking pace, it will surf right past you, smoothly. The co-writer and director Gurinder Chadha is only looking for a sweet film. And he makes it. Simple and catchy. The musical isn’t actually a musical and this drama isn’t always a drama and as…

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