Category Archives: Movies

Why Thappad is the wake-up call you need

By Anamika Chatterjee

Would you leave your partner if he were to slap you just once? Not out of a warped sense of humour, but a strong sense of entitlement. As I first saw the trailer of Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad, I turned to a friend to probe into her thoughts on the same. She felt that while the act itself would tear her apart, she would certainly dig deep to understand what led her partner to raise his hand in the first place. Made sense; after all, love cannot be a casualty of a slap, I told her. Sinha’s film is a gentle nudge to that notion.

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Why I never take movie review ratings seriously

By Sandhya D’Mello

My interest in watching the  Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Athiya Shetty starrer Motichoor Chaknachoor had been building up ever since I saw promos of  the Hindi movie on TV.  The film was released last November and it was a busy month for me, hence I could not watch it on the big screen. I was patiently waiting for some kind soul to upload a ‘watchable’ print on YouTube. But to my luck, Netflix announced that it would be streaming the movie. 

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Can somebody tell Fast and Furious to slow down?

By Keith Pereña

Picture this: An eight-year-old boy and his brother are sitting in front of the television watching three black Honda Civics on screen. The identical cars swarm a cargo truck to steal its contents and disappear into the dead of the night. Their ‘Spoon engines’ are the only sound that echoes in the solitary freeway. For my brother and I, and to pretty much every kid back in the early 2000s, this was their introduction to the action flick  The Fast and the Furious (F&F), and the ‘tuner car’ culture that it spearheaded.

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This may be goodbye to Star Wars, but the Force will always be with me

By Rohma Sadaqat

How do you say goodbye to something that has been part of your life for so long?

The short answer to that is that you don’t, and the long answer is some variation of the phrase, “it’s complicated”. What am I talking about here? Well, recently, I got the chance to attend the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ask any Star Wars fan about their plans for the winter break and chances are that they will tell you that December means a Star Wars movie is going to hit the theatres. It is all we can think and talk about in the months leading up to the release; I am pretty sure that I have quite a few long-suffering friends, who had to sit through many a lunch hour with me discussing theories and all things Star Wars. Continue reading This may be goodbye to Star Wars, but the Force will always be with me