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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Manmarziyaan (Husband Material)

How to know yourself before knowing your significant other, in Manmarziyaan. The director Anurag Kashyap’s Manmarziyaan is a fairly standard fairy tale, if the tale was obnoxiously arrogant towards its world and there were two fairies. Kashyap’s obsession towards the twins is intriguing. Is it in the name of the celebrative nature of Bollywood love…

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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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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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Photograph

There is not one ounce of malice in the film. So pure, untouched and unfiltered are the emotions running in the veins of these characters that you feel too little as a person to deserve to know these people. And hey, you also walk out as a better person. The writer and director Ritesh Batra’s…

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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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Kabir Singh

The writer and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh, an adaptation of his own film Arjun Reddy, is a powerful iteration on the machismo of the current generation. And it is powerful, for the storytelling is properly crafted. You see, when it comes to display how destructive the character and the world it focuses on…

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