Namaste Wahala, An Indo-Nigerian-Coca Cola Promotional Valentine Venture With Good Looking Leads & Colourful Clothes

Starring Ini Dima-Okojie ,Ruslaan Mumtaz Namaste  Wahala(Netflix) Directed  by Hamisha Devyani  Ahuja Rating: ** If clothes maketh a  movie as they maketh a  man, then  this  Indo-Nigerian cross-cultural romance would  top the list of things-you-must-do-before-you-die. Of course this film is no such  earthshaking ...

Criminal Injustice To Miss Criminal Justice 2

Criminal Justice Season 2: Behind  Closed Doors(DisneyHotstar) Starring  Kirti Kulhari, Pankaj Tripathy, Jisshu Sengupta, Mita Vashisht, Deepti Naval, Ashish Vidyarthi Directed by Rohan Sippy, Arjun Mukherjee Rating: **** A  jar of  Vaseline and  an abusive  shout-out from the bedroom(Kutti bann,become  a  bitch) are  the key to this season’s  Criminal ...

Cinematographer Rajen Kothari’s Directorial Farewell Is Unforgettable

Das Kapital Ghulamon Ki Rajdhani(streaming  on  Cinemapreneur) Starring Yashpal Sharma, Pratibha Sharma,Jameel Khan, K K Raina, Manoj Pahwa, SeemaBhargava Pahwa Directed  by Rajen Kothari, Dayal Nihalani Rating: *** ½  We lost one of Indian cinema’s best cinematographers Rajen Kothari  12 years  ago. Not too many fans  of  Kothari’s  work know he ...

Ludo Is The Best Film Of The Year

Ludo(Netflix) Starring  Abhishek Bachchan .Aditya Roy Kapur .Rajkummar Rao ,Fatima Sana Shaikh ,SanyaMalhotra ,Pankaj Tripathi ,Rohit Suresh Saraf,Pearle Maaney,Inayat Verma,ParitoshTripathi,Asha Negi,Shalini Vatsa Cinematography and Directed by Anurag Basu Rating: **** “When luck suck, everyone  f…k, ” drawls Pankaj Tripathy,delightfully droll and wickedly wise as a chawl-level ganglord. The  grammatical gaffe notwithstanding,  every character...

Class Of 83 Movie Review: On Target But Suffers From Nervous Exhaustion

Class Of  ‘83(Netflix) Starring Bobby Deol,Anup Soni, Joy Sengupta Directed  by Atul  Sabharwal Rating: ***(3 stars) In how many  films from Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer  and    Shimit Amin’s Ab Tak Chappan to Mahesh Manjrekar’s  Kurukshetra and Prabhudheva’s Wanted have we seen the  cop-hero  battling the dreaded ‘System’ from the outside...

Trance Movie Review: Fahadh Fasil Shows Bollywood Some Real Acting

Trance(Malayalam, Netflix) Starring  Fahadh Faasil as Viju Prasad / Pastor Joshua Carlton,Dileesh Pothan as Avarachan, Nazriya Nazim as Esther Lopez,Gautham Menon as Solomon Davis, Soubin Shahir as Mathew Varghese,Chemban Vinod Jose as Issac Thomas Directed  by  Anwar Rasheed Rating: **** Given  the current bleakness all around  us, we have every reason to  abhor...

Gulabo Sitabo Movie Review: Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Saving Grace In Killjoy Comedy  

Gulabo Sitabo(Amazon) Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Farrukh Jafar, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vijay Raaz Directed  by Shoojit Sircar Rating: **(2 stars)  How do I put this  politely? Gulabo Sitabo is  as funny as  molar surgery, or maybe  even less  because when  you are watching  a man  helpless ...
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