Lion Review

Based on an incredible true story, Lion is the journey of five year old Saroo Brierley as he gets lost on a train and accidentally travels a 1000 miles away from his home to a place where people don’t speak his language. He doesn’t know his mother’s name, or the correct name of his hometown. After months of hardship…

La La Land Review

I am not a fan of the musical genre, I had never watched a musical and I wasn’t very inclined to the idea of a musical either, but when I watched La La Land, I realized the reason the genre exists. I realized what the audience is meant to feel while watching a musical and how the liberty…

Split Review

M. Night Shyamalan gave us ‘The Sixth Sense’, and then followed it up with a few average movies, before sinking to rock bottom with ‘Last Airbender’ and ‘After Earth’. He has been looking to redeem himself for quite a while now and with the sort of gripping theme that Split has, it seems like it…

Dangal Review

Its been a while since Bollywood offered an extravaganza of the stature of Dangal,  a well-marketed, big-budget, three hour long roller coaster ride of emotions, starring one of the most vaunted actors in the industry. Its such a pleasure that it lives up to the huge expectations built up over the past few months. Mahavir…

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story Review

Ten minutes into MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, the character of Dhoni’s mother looks at her sleeping 10-year-old son with a smile and says to her husband,”My son is not someone who is going to be satisfied with small achievements, he is destined for bigger things”. As she was saying it, I realized what kind…

Arrival Review

When I watched the trailer for Arrival, fresh from the torture I endured watching Independence Day: Resurgence, I instantly ruled it out as another banal alien-invasion story with slightly better CGI. Seldom do these movies offer anything new, and after so many decades of making such movies, its not hard to wonder that, maybe, there isn’t anything more to…

Doctor Strange Review

Marvel Cinematic Universe, already overcrowded with superheroes, is adding another one to their list, and since every superhero in Marvel gets his own first movie, here’s one for Doctor Strange. Marvel has followed the same formula since the inception of the universe, and it seems to work surprisingly well, no matter how hackneyed these origin…