‘Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare’ review – a compassionate ode to India’s working class heroines

The most fascinating characters in Alankrita Shrivastava’s Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare are two children. They are Dolly’s (Konkona Sensharma) sons – Bharat (Hearty Singh) and Pappu (Kalp Shah). A regular school boy, Bharat loves sports and is someone who might grow up into what they call an ‘alpha […]

“Shubh Mangal Saavdhan” – A hysterical attempt to redefine the masculine hero in cinema!

Director RS Prasanna’s Shubh Mangal Savdhaan is about the lead hero’s erectile dysfunction. The film doesn’t explicitly state it – evidently out of fear of a possible CBFC backlash. Facing a physical disability that doesn’t evoke empathy, no man would want to be in Mudit’s (Ayushmann Khurrana) place. A cowardly […]

‘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. […]