A pictorial tour to your childhood… oops… Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (popularly abbreviated to K3G) is an incredibly special film for 90s’ and 2000s’ kids. If you happen to be a Bollywood cinephile, you are bound to know its dialogues by heart – ones that have become a part of modern pop culture. Today, although, we don’t find […]

“Talaash”: An Intense Noir-Mystery That Addresses Grief With Compassion

There was a refreshing dialogue in recently watched French psychological thriller Personal Shopper. Between all paranormal chaos surrounding her, the protagonist exclaims, “…or is it just me?” A suspense drama by genre, Talaash, unfortunately, misses out on refreshing trajectories as such. The film (reportedly) based on the writers’ (Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti) […]

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ review – Brave film plants a ferocious slap on the face of patriarchy

Rosy – She is the most liberated woman in Alankrita Shrivastava’s confident Lipstick Under My Burkha. We never get to see her. Within a novel called ‘Lipstickwale Sapne’, that is India’s answer to ‘Mills & Boon’, Rosy lives a surreal life – of love, independence and fabulous activity. Kitschy fiction aside, what happens when […]