La La Land, and the Last Smile

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So much had already been said and written about La La Land that I couldn’t find anything new to add to the conversation, although I saw the movie pretty early on. While I didn’t warm up to the movie for the first few minutes, I started liking it as it progressed. There are so many […]

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Pink has a great message- but it’s not a great movie?

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  [Spoilers ahead!] Perhaps it’s the age old problem of expectations- anybody with a little bit of wisdom will tell you to manage them, the expectations. But its even harder in the world of social media- when there was Facebook status after status and a deluge of appreciation about the movie Pink, I was very happy, because […]

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The Aesthetics of Dazed and Confused

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Dazed and Confused, the 1993 American comedy, is not just a well made movie, it’s a well shot movie. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the carefully chosen (or accidentally occurring) aesthetics of the movie are what makes the movie so great. To the plot, there is nothing remarkable- it’s the last day […]

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Punjab of the Popular Imagination

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There is a stereotype for the people of Punjab that is known across the country; perhaps no other stereotype is as stereotypical as this one. And so that stereotype has played a major role in depicting the entire state of Punjab in the popular imagination, as we know today. Most people know Punjab through the […]

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Fleeting Thoughts on Kapoor and Sons (Since 1921)

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I saw Kapoor and Sons over the weekend and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually a really heartwarming and insightful movie (I also watched Ki and Ka over the weekend but more on that in the next post). Much had been spoken about Rishi Kapoor’s makeup which was apparently done by […]

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Masaan and the Many Faces of Love and Sex

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[Image source: http://www.filmimpressions.com/home/buzz-masaan-at-cannes.html] One of the best things I read in the reviews of Masaan after watching the movie is the underlying irony of the story: Varanasi, the city which is believed to be the gateway to ultimate liberation of the soul, can entrap the soul just as well. Masaan narrates two storylines depicting the lives of particular individuals who […]

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TITANIC: It’s Best That Jack Died

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[Image source: http://www.sodahead.com/] Titanic truly is the greatest movie of our times: the beauty of the ship breaking the water apart and cruising the sea, the grandiose of the interior, the thrill in the direction, the embodiment of Jack Dawson in Leonardo DiCaprio, the people falling off the ship, the ship itself standing vertically about to […]

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WHY PK’S PREMISE IS COMPLETELY ERRONEOUS

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[Image source: http://www.santabanta.com/wallpapers/pk/] *Spoilers ahead The film has already broken all sorts of records at the box office, only behind Dhoom 3 perhaps, and has garnered more attention than it probably ever expected to- religious controversies and orders of banning the movie will get audience to the theatres faster than you can say PK. Rajkumar Hirani, […]

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