Phillauri, the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on March 23, 2017 by Satyam

last week’s thread

Why I Have Nothing to Say on Dangal

Posted in the good with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2017 by Qalandar

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I more than enjoyed Dangal: it was fantastically well-made, uniformly well-acted, and pulled off the difficult feat of making wrestling interesting, even deeply engrossing – that’s creditable, when you consider that most sports movies rely on the built-in appeal of sports that are already popular, with great cultural resonance. Heck, to even make a sports film – i.e. a film in one of the most hackneyed genres – half decent, let alone excellent, is pretty darn impressive.

And yet, when I (more than once, and over a period of a few months) sat down to write a review of Dangal, I found I had nothing to say. Which might make this piece nothing more than a narcissistic exercise in my writer’s block, but I’d like to believe there’s more going on here. The “nothing” is symptomatic of a wider issue, namely that Dangal is a very impressive film – just not a very interesting one. Continue reading

Trapped, Badrinath ki Dulhaniya (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on March 16, 2017 by Satyam

last week’s thread

Baahubali 2 Trailer

Posted in the ugly on March 16, 2017 by munna

Thanks to simplyrdb and JC


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Image from Mogul

Posted in the bad on March 15, 2017 by munna

Image from Mom

Posted in the bad on March 14, 2017 by Satyam

thanks to Xhobdo…

Begum Jaan trailer

Posted in the ugly on March 14, 2017 by Satyam

thanks to Xhobdo..