‘Sui Dhaaga’ review – Sharat Katariya’s film is bound to tug at the heartstrings

Dreams and the Indian middle-class share a bittersweet relationship. Before even the most basic of them could soar, their ambitions are sealed with everyman plights. Sometimes it is an ailing parent or there is an impending family wedding to be taken care of. They call the propensity to dream risky as […]

‘Kareeb’: Bobby Deol Sparkles In A Heartwarming Musical Romance

Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Kareeb released in July 1998. Based on a story penned by Chopra’s mother-in-law Kamna Chandra, the film is about two simple individuals in love. Simplicity is the catchword for Kareeb. It is a tale of simpletons. Their tribulations aren’t larger than life. The surroundings, the music, the production […]

Raise your hands, if you love Jaan-e-mann’s music…

Shirish Kunder’s debut directorial venture Jaan-e-Mann released during Diwali 2006. The film’s soulful soundtrack was set to tune by maverick composer Anu Malik with words penned by veteran lyricist Gulzar. Jaan-e-mann had two of our macho heroes court the beautiful leading lady in grandiose. Pitted against another biggie flick, where a traditionally love-struck […]

‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ review – transports us to the Basu Chatterjee era

First of all, a round of applause to director Sharat Katariya for not stereotyping Ayushmann Khurrana’s Prem Prakash Tiwary as a shallow schmuck. It could have been the easy way out with all sympathies driven to the leading lady with a couple of Satyamev Jayate-styled bhashans scripted by Aamir Khan. […]