Archive for Dial B for Bollywood

Bunty Aur Babli 2 Movie Review: The Sequel is the ‘Real’ Con Job!

Posted in the good with tags , , on November 20, 2021 by Saket

Stripping away the original film’s roots, the sequel feels like a real con job unlike the fake cons depicted in the movie!

Sooryavanshi Movie Review: Rohit Shetty’s Return to 80s Masala is Clunky, Cliched and Tiresome!

Posted in reviews with tags , , , on November 7, 2021 by Saket

No Time To Die Movie Review — Goodbye, Mr. Craig! You will be sorely missed…

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , on October 10, 2021 by Saket

It’s not a perfect film and has its flaws, mainly an under-developed villain and some moments full of bloat towards the end, but overall, it’s a solid Bond film made with a specific purpose in mind — to bid farewell to Daniel Craig. And it serves its purpose well enough, despite not being a timeless classic like Casino Royale or Skyfall.

Bhoot Police Movie Review: There’s a solid film in there, somewhere, but it’s ruined by bad acting!

Posted in the good with tags , , , on September 11, 2021 by Saket

In one of the film’s comic moments, a joke is cracked on nepotism and how it benefits the unworthy. All I can say is, full marks for self-awareness, but in doing so, the joke’s on the audience and it’s certainly not funny!

Bell Bottom Movie Review — It’s Masala 2.0… but for the lead actor!

Posted in the good with tags , , , on August 24, 2021 by Saket

Shershaah Movie Review — Yeh Dil Maange More!

Posted in the good with tags , , , on August 12, 2021 by Saket

Shershaah movie review and analysis…in 7 mins!

Top 10 Masala Films of All Time – Part 2

Posted in the good with tags , on August 9, 2021 by Saket

This is Part II of my video essay on the Top 10 Bollywood Masala Films of all time. This was supposed to be my first video series but it somehow got delayed for various reasons.

I’ve chosen my top 10 based on the following criteria (in order):

a) Historical significance
b) The film’s legacy and lasting impact
c) The cut-off point or the earliest point (1973)
d) Personal choice, which accounts for at least 1 film out of the top 10

Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did while making it. And thanks, of course, for all the guess work regarding that one film amongst the top 5. I’m afraid only Sanjana got that one right!

Top 10 Masala Films of All Time – Part I

Posted in the good with tags , on July 31, 2021 by Saket

This is Part I of my video essay on the Top 10 Bollywood Masala Films of all time. This was supposed to be my first video but it somehow got delayed for various reasons.

I’ve chosen my top 10 based on the following criteria (in order):

a) Historical significance
b) The film’s legacy and lasting impact
c) The cut-off point or the earliest point (1973)
d) Personal choice, which accounts for at least 1 film out of the top 10

Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did while making it. I will be releasing Part II of this series next week.