Category Archives: Review

DVD Review – Kadambari (Bengali film) 2015

This film was released last year and I had been eagerly waiting to see it. So I watched it with great eagerness and I wasn’t disappointed at all. The film stars Konkona Sen Sharma and Parambrata. Both are among my … finish reading DVD Review – Kadambari (Bengali film) 2015

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Bela Seshe

This film just shows how far Bengali Cinema has progressed when it comes to themes and stories. Bela Seshe is about an old couple who are going to complete 50 years of married life when the man announces that he … finish reading Bela Seshe

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Bombay Velvet

This is not really one of my usual reviews. This piece is for those who have already seen the movie. I am just sharing my experience. This was a film I was really looking forward to seeing. In fact, I … finish reading Bombay Velvet

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Paromitar ek Din – a review

The purpose of writing these reviews is to give to the prospective viewer the opportunity to know what the film is like. Now that movie viewing is not as it used to be and we end up seeing dvds rather … finish reading Paromitar ek Din – a review

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Poroma by Aparna Sen, a review

I had seen this film a good 20 years ago but I found the dvd at a friend’s house and thought of watching it once again. Films, like books, should be revisited once every 10 years. What has escaped your … finish reading Poroma by Aparna Sen, a review

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Review – English Vinglish

I am a bit disappointed that, at all the glittering award ceremonies that took place recently, English Vinglish did not receive more awards. In my eyes this was by far the best film that was produced from the Mumbai film … finish reading Review – English Vinglish

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Bhooter Bhabishyat

Bengali is a language which lends itself so well to humour that it is a pity there aren’t more comedies made by the Bengali film industry. Bhooter Bhabishyat, the title, is itself a pun. The word bhoot means ‘ghost’ but … finish reading Bhooter Bhabishyat

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Film Review – Antaheen (Bengali)

Once while zapping through the channels late at night I had chanced on this very unusual film. When I started watching it nearly half of it was over, so I was curious to know how the story starts. When I … finish reading Film Review – Antaheen (Bengali)

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Review of ‘Mausam’

There was not much choice at the DVD shop when I went there last week, so I got a DVD of Mausam. The irritating thing is that there is a very good film by that same name which was made … finish reading Review of ‘Mausam’

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

After watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara one has the feeling that it is the sister of Dil Chahta Hai. That’s because the director of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Zoya Akhtar, is the sister of Farhan Akhtar, the director of Dil … finish reading Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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‘The King’s Speech’

The temptation to watch “The King’s Speech” was almost irresistible. So, along with a few friends, I saw the film a week back and felt that it deserved every award that it has won and all the nominations were totally … finish reading ‘The King’s Speech’

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John Lithgow at the National Theatre London

Last night we went to the National Theatre to see a performance by John Lithgow. It was something I had never seen before – an actor telling a short story. No, he wasn’t reading it. He was actually telling it … finish reading John Lithgow at the National Theatre London

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Indian Summer at the British Museum

No, it’s not about global warming. This is an exhibition of paintings from the royal collection of Jodhpur. Although they are in the miniature style the paintings are in poster size sheets. There is such a wealth of information about … finish reading Indian Summer at the British Museum

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All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre, London

Yesterday I went to see a play at the Olivier Theatre within the National Theatre. It was a bonus that the play was one written by Shakespeare. This was the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream. I had already taken the … finish reading All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre, London

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Book Review

LEFTIST THOUGHT IN INDIAN CINEMA, by Lalit Mohan Joshi There is something almost infectious about Lalit Mohan Joshi’s enthusiasm for meaningful Indian cinema. He radiates a passion for cinema that anybody who has ever sat before a cinema screen can … finish reading Book Review

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