The Spy Who Loved

The Spy Who Loved

NAAM SHABANA.  Director: Shivam Nair.  Players: Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Natasha Rastogi, Taher Shabbir Mithaiwala.  Music: Rochak Kohli, Meet Bros.  Hindi with Eng.  subtitles.  Theatrical...
Eminent Dominatrix

Eminent Dominatrix

BEGUM JAAN.  Director: Srijit Mukherji.  Players: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Chunky Pandey, Vivek Mushran.  Music: Anu Malik.  Hindi with Eng.  sub-titles.  Theatrical release (Vishesh Films) The ill-advised, ill-defined...
For Here Or to Go? An Apt Movie for Today

For Here Or to Go? An Apt Movie for Today

When the movie The Martian first came out, my interest in seeing it was piqued when I realized that the writer Andy Weir, was a software engineer. He ended up self-publishing the book, because no publisher wanted to touch it. After it became popular on Kindle, Crown...
Top 5 Desi Netflix Movies to Watch

Top 5 Desi Netflix Movies to Watch

Since its founding in 1997, Bay Area’s Netflix has come a long way.  From pioneering the DVD-by-mail model, the fast-growing company expanded into streaming on demand.  With a global presence, the firm now has 94 million global subscribers, which include 49 million...
Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Director: Alankrita Shrivastava Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur Heartfelt and made with much gusto, Lipstick Under My Burkha amuses, shocks and even makes you cry. Director Alankrita Shrivastava surprises us in this tale of...
SRK Looms Large In “Raees”

SRK Looms Large In “Raees”

Raees rides shamelessly on the tough and broad shoulders of Shahrukh Khan. Khan, being the dynamic performer he is, takes on the responsibility like a gallant hero but manages to save only as much as sheer presence and charisma can save, of an essentially lazily...