Ae Dil Hai Mushkil trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on September 23, 2016 by Satyam

thanks to MyselfAamir..

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Banjo, Pink (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on September 23, 2016 by Satyam

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Shivaay trailers (updated)

Posted in the ugly on September 22, 2016 by Satyam

thanks to Rocky…

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Saket on Nil Battey Sannata

Posted in the good on September 21, 2016 by Satyam

(Mild Spoilers inside)

From the onset, Nil Battey Sannata picks a less travelled route in Hindi Cinema. In a patriarchal society like India, and within a male-dominated Bollywood, the movie focusses its attention on a mother-daughter story. There is a bigger, more empowering message in the film and its import is so heavy that we tend to lose track of this small detail – there just aren’t too many Hindi films exploring this particular relationship. One can find father-son movies in Bollywood or even father-daughter ones, but try searching for a mother-daughter film and one immediately draws a blank. It’s a crying shame, really, and I for one am quite happy to finally see a film explore this beautiful familial bonding in a nice, thoughtful manner.
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Images & Trailer from M.S. Dhoni (updated)

Posted in the bad on September 21, 2016 by Satyam

thanks to Rocky…

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An Jo on Pink

Posted in the good on September 18, 2016 by Satyam


Spoiler Alert: Mild spoilers ahead

One of the cleverest twists in the grammar of cinematic-craft is housed in the end credits of PINK. It is an extremely thoughtful depiction of causality that actually turns the definition of causality on its head! When any individual traverses through what the protagonists of this movie endure emotionally, ‘the principle that nothing can happen without being caused,’ starts sounding a little shaky. The end-credits reveal what actually ‘happened’ that triggered a chain of events causing emotional upheaval in the lives of three young ‘normal working-girls’ (as mentioned by one of the girls), and translated as ‘easy-going’ by society. By that time, however, a LOT has happened, and a stark question faces us: Is the actual ‘incident’ even really rendered important at this point in time? It is almost as if the film-maker is mocking the audience: Is this scene really important for you to see? Will you empathize more with the trauma that these women went through if you finally see the causal incident? After what you witnessed in the last 130 minutes, does this ‘fact’ really twitch your conscientious nerves with even more vigor? What is your sensitivity index? It is only if one sits through the end-credits that one realizes the truth behind this cinematic ‘trick.’
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Pink, the rest of the box office

Posted in the bad on September 16, 2016 by Satyam

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