Bombay Velvet

How to go big and how not to be shy about it, in Bombay Velvet. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet seemed like was focused more on building up the legacy, history, rather than world or character building. So you do get a sensational environment, tone in the film, with glamorous costumes and…

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Gulaal (The Abeer Colour)

How to be musical in your speech and not please but harm others, in Gulaal. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s bombastic political thriller indeed paints red. So this is how politics runs in his head. He goes to enormous lengths to stress out his characters with simple, single-minded obvious conflicts rather than working on…

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Black Friday

How to be so bold that people call out on your stupidity, in Black Friday. In this document-series type of shot of the writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday. what we are bound to get is the suffocation, irritation of the terror. And who better to personify that emotion than Kay Kay Menon, who…

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Paanch (Five)

How to be discreet in description with diligence and a wee bit of absurdity, in Paanch. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s Paanch is a show set for Kay Kay Menon. Or that’s what ends up resulting, after every scene ends. To be honest, Kashyap did give a sensational character for him to portray. Menon…

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Last Train To Mahakali

How to say what you want to say in the easiest possible way, in Last Train To Mahakali. The writer and director Anurag Kashyap’s debut film has a simple logic to convey. Though it is a bit mythological, even mystical, the signature gore vision of his is seen pulsating behind their ideologies. And that’s the…

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Dilwale

How to get it wrong in the name of love, in Dilwale. The director Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale is sadly nothing. The hollowness isn’t hollow because there was no effort put in, but it didn’t surmount to anything. If anything I’d argue that the film has too much content. It’s just that the makers didn’t go…

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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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Se7en

How to cheat and distract to achieve that beautiful lie that we are all afraid of, in Se7en. A conversation between Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman is a beautiful summation of what and where is this all coming from or leading towards or is all about. A conversation not about the characters or the case,…

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Article 15

How to address the important issue and how to create issues while addressing them, in Article 15. The writer and director Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 does look like reading a formal government paper. It is informational, important, serves a purpose to the society that we live in, but that is it. Nothing beyond in. As…

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