“Bharat”… A vulnerable film on family virtues often threatened by needless machismo!

There were days of promises – mother promise, God promise and ‘insert-your-favourite-person’ promise. Often stronger than legal agreements, these promises were often part of films and literature, forming significant plot binders. Days have passed and the concept has nearly erased from pop culture, if not from real life. Director Ali […]

“Zero” is a sweeping fairy tale that requires frequent rescuing by its winsome leading man!

Let me start this on a potently negative rant. What’s with Hindi cinema and its obsession to glamourize disability? As social media refers to it in a mini-offensive fashion, the industry over-sells disability porn. In Aanand L. Rai’s Zero, Shah Rukh Khan plays a loud, adorable and somehow super-rich man […]