Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing

Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing

[addtoany]Dhadak lacks the unbridled consonance and passion of Marathi movie Sairat, on which it is based, but the lead pair and a compelling second half make it worth a visit. Janhvi Kapoor’s star presence is unmistakable as Parthavi Singh. She is talented, dewy, and has...
Soorma: For The Win

Soorma: For The Win

[addtoany]Diljit Dosanjh, who won acclaim for second lead roles, gets to play his first title role as international hockey player Sandeep Singh in Soorma (2018). The best thing about the actor is the softness about him, along with an endearing earnestness. Diljit adds quiet...
Puzzled by Gossip

Puzzled by Gossip

[addtoany]Is there anyone left in the world who has not yet heard that Priyanka Chopra is engaged to Nick Jonas? As we gladly fritter away our precious time and attention on these manufactured stars in distant constellations, searching for new tidbits of information written by...
Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

Sanju: Flawed and Zany, But Not a Terrorist

[addtoany]I love Sanjay Dutt. The cool Indian rockstar superstar with heart. An impossibly flawed hero who has failed many times, and repeatedly mustered up the strength to pick himself up, and face his demons. No doubt the actor has been wed to trouble all his life. Yet he...
Be Selfish and Allow Us to Watch Race 3 For You

Be Selfish and Allow Us to Watch Race 3 For You

[addtoany]Woo hoo, and Salman Khan is back in his full glory, with Race 3, sleepwalking, loaded with laid back charm for his loyal fans. Fighting without purpose, charming the women, sticking up for his family, supporting the bro, smirking and frowning his way through. Can we...
What Would Manto Say? wonders Nandita Das

What Would Manto Say? wonders Nandita Das

[addtoany]She quietly defied molds with expert performances in Fire (1996), Earth (1998), Kannathil Muthamittal (2002), Azhagi (2002), Kamli (2006), Before The Rains (2007) and Ramchand Pakistani (2008). Her directorial debut Firaaq (2008),  which she co-wrote with Shuchi...