Feb 25, 2015

Rolling Stone (End of October)

When it's neither warm nor so cold,
And there is a little nip and zing in the air.
You badly wanted the month to arrive,
But you never really got its share.

It turned all bleak way too soon,
There was hardly any good to remember.
As fears crept in and joys walloped out,
You knew it was the start of November.

October dreams never saw daylight,
And August wishes died too soon.
The sun hasn't really shone since then,
And there're tears in eyes of the moon.

Soon, the leaves went dry
And the feet followed suit
The color of the sky had a new tone.
As the days got colder and the nights more dark,
I realized I was nothing but a Rolling Stone.

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Feb 20, 2015

Badlapur Review: Say Hello to 2015's First Film With 'Repeat Value'

Sriram Raghavan gets the noir aesthetics spot on and brings about an eerie calmness to the overall dark proceedings. The film smartly trots down the grey rope and constantly blurs the line between good and bad. Your sympathy will keep on shifting from one character to the other as the film never really lets your conviction and anxiety settle down...

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Feb 14, 2015

Movie Review: 'Roy' is Over-smart, Pretentious and Hollow!

The problem with a film like Roy is that it takes itself way too seriously. The writer-director (Vikramjit Singh) seems to be hell-bent on making you realize that he has watched all the major Hollywood thrillers, perhaps has a bag full of world cinema DVDs and is also very neat when it comes to understanding the cinematic grammar. Sadly, while trying to impress one and all with his supposed cinematic know-how, Vikramjit only manages to make a film that’s awfully boring, heavily pretentious and criminally hollow.

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Feb 7, 2015

Shamitabh Review: Captivating Concept, Brilliant Bachchan, Uneven Execution

R Balki has a knack of coming up with brilliant ideas but falling just a little short of perfect execution. His previous films, ‘Cheeni Kum’ and ‘Paa’ were very high on thought, thoroughly enjoyable but do not really make it to your list of ‘my god, what a film!’ With Shamitabh, writer-director Balki, once again shows that he is a master when it comes to envisaging the unusual and unique. Yes, it takes a lot of guts and conviction to juxtapose arguably the nation’s most recognizable voice over someone else.

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Feb 1, 2015

Movie Review: 'Hawaizaada' is aesthetically pleasing, but perpetually boring!

As a premise, the story of an Indian scientist of pre-independent era overcoming all odds to fly the world’s first ever aircraft sounds quite fascinating. But, glaring loopholes emerge when the director tries to weave narrative around a supposed aviation breakthrough that is not really accounted for in the history books. Hawaizaada makes no effort to legitimize Shivkar Bapuji Talpade’s exploits as an aviation scientist, and in the process ends up being an unbaked product which is part fanciful and part illogical.

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