Category Archives: Review

Bulbul Can Sing

Every year I get to see some really interesting independent Indian films at the London Indian Film Festival. This year I saw Rima Das’ “Bulbul Can Sing” which later won the national award of the Best Assamese film. The story … finish reading Bulbul Can Sing

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Review of Tamil film “’96”

This is a film that was waiting to be made and C. Prem Kumar was the man who actually went ahead and thought of writing this script and directing the film as well. The difficult part about writing this review … finish reading Review of Tamil film “’96”

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Review of the film “Sir”

This film was appreciated at Cannes last year and received many good reviews. So I knew that if I got a chance I would surely watch it. The London Indian Film festival gave me this opportunity. The screening theatre was … finish reading Review of the film “Sir”

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Film Review – Mission Mangal

This film celebrates the Indian woman scientist who has remained largely unknown. While we were all admiring the movie stars the Indian scientist remained in the shadows doing her work quietly. She is an expert in rocket science but she … finish reading Film Review – Mission Mangal

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Film Review: His Father’s Voice

I just saw “His Father’s Voice” and it fills me with hope for the future because it shows that Indian cinema is now closer to being global cinema in its content and expression. There are all kinds of viewers in … finish reading Film Review: His Father’s Voice

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Konttho (Bengali Film) review

If you have had a smoker in your family you will appreciate this film more than those who don’t know what it is to see someone destroy himself with cigarettes. Directed by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee the film is … finish reading Konttho (Bengali Film) review

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Film Review Gully Boy

I am not at all familiar with the rap culture so I started watching the movie without any expectations. But hardly had I been ten minutes into the story I realised this wasn’t only about the Indian rap scene but … finish reading Film Review Gully Boy

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Uma by Srijit Mukherjee

I am really sorry to say that this is not my favourite Srijit Mukherjee film. The idea is good but it has been stretched a bit too much. The screenplay is based on a true story of a Canadian boy … finish reading Uma by Srijit Mukherjee

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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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