“Awe” might just spearhead a content revolution in Telugu film industry…

A magical composition of disparate emotions, stories and messages, Awe directed by Prashanth Varma can easily be termed one-of-a-kind film in Indian Cinema. Unlike other critically-acclaimed titles that fall into either no-genre or art-genre, Awe, in a way, represents many – from romance to humour to horror! That might make it […]

“Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” contains unexplored eroticism and a ruthless dose of misogyny!

There is something deeply sexual about this peculiar Bollywood sub-genre of male bonding. No, they are not in the Amar Akbar Anthony and Dil Chahta Hai zone of bromance. Let’s just term the dudes ‘three-buttons-down-bros’. Normally seen with buffed up, gym-sculpted torsos, these men wear loose pastel shade shirts with exactly three buttons […]

‘Jodhaa Akbar’: Chronicling the Original Power Couple

“Aankhon mein hain bahaarein, dil mein khiza…” [It as if spring blooms merely in the eyes, but in the hearts there’s autumn]. Javed Akhtar wrote for the male protagonist in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar. Reflecting the thoughts of an emperor who is slowly being enticed by his ethereal new bride, there couldn’t […]

‘Hey Jude’ review – an endearing dramedy that incites oodles of empathy

It is fascinating when cinema’s matinee idols dare portray individuals with imperfections. It can’t be denied how a block arises for the audience whether to take this lack of familiarity for real. We even wonder if they are going to turn the tables and become superhuman towards the last reel. […]