“Panga”… A sportswoman’s comeback story perked up by endearing characters!

The biggest win from Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga is Adi, the school-going son of ex-National Kabaddi team captain Jaya (Kangana Ranaut) and her diabetic-sweet husband Prashant (Jassie Gill). Played with tremendous flair by the winsome Yagya Bhasin, the young actor makes us wish how the film was entirely visualized through […]

“Judgementall Hai Kya”… A trippy, original experiment that sees Kangana Ranaut in her elements!

Halfway through director Prakash Kovelamudi’s Judgementall Hai Kya, we get to see a contemporary version of Ramayana becoming a key element in the narrative. Titled ‘Futuristic Ramayana’, the stage play poses a pertinent question, “What if Ravana were to be chased by Sita?” Mind you, neither the play nor the […]

“Manikarnika”… A nationalistic spectacle that is more Baahubali and less Rani Laxmi Bai…

“Rani kidhar hai…” “Tumhari tadap mein… TADAP (loud)” “SHUT UP…… (loud)” Dialogue writer Prasoon Joshi’s rhyme game in Manikarnika is so on point in this ferocious exchange between a British commander and an Indian soldier that we – the audience – are left clueless. Should we be sporting a smug […]