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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Jawaani Jaaneman

It is time that Saif should dive in on the rom-com genre. Especially if it has all the familiar ingredients, you will need someone of his caliber to refresh the dish with his kookiness. The director Nitin Kakkar’s Jawaani Jaaneman is a remake of an Argentine film Igualita a mi and still I wouldn’t call this…

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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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My Best Friend’s Wedding

Roberts is practically given a higher themed role that deserved better treatment and respect than it got. The director P. J. Hogan and the writer Ronald Bass seem to have some sort of miscommunication. For the film feels different on paper and looks completely different on screen. It works for the most part of it…

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