When “Saathiya” sparked chemistry and realism in the cliché-driven Hindi romance territory…

Saathiya. A film that marked the debut of director Shaad Ali is a remake, as we all know. A prototype of the much-admired subgenre called ‘The Mani Ratnam Romance’, the film is unlike umpteen misled Tamil features by somewhat clueless filmmakers who repeatedly failed in emulating this winning formula. This formula […]

Bhansali’s women – A heady mix of dignity, bravado and all things elegant…

Known for his ornate, elaborate magnum opuses, Sanjay Leela Bhansali doesn’t stand by norms. For what the trade considers event films, Bhansali often weaves nuggets from history and intricate emotions onto a saleable fictional mould that, more often than not, sells. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one who knows his women. They […]

“Talaash”… An intense noir-mystery that addresses grief with great 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 […]