Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: as misogynistic as it gets

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: as misogynistic as it gets

Yashna Paliya, Batch of 2017. Rs. 22.75 crores on the first weekend, and that stellar monologue. Bravo, indeed. Never has a movie hall made me feel so suffocated; and a script, so mortified. The incessant clapping and hooting and cheering for a ‘blockbuster’ that not only generalizes all women but also brings to fore misogyny and exaggerated stereotypes, made me wonder. It made me wonder what has become of the Indian cinema; and of us…

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Movie Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Movie Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Authored By : Anusha Goel ( Batch of 2018) Star cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddique, Om Puri (Special Appearance) Director: Kabir Khan Synopsis: Shahida is a beautiful, but mute Pakistani six year old who is left behind in India, the ‘paraya watan’. In the backdrop of her parents worrying, enters Salman Khan, a simple man with a large heart. What follows is their journey to get her back home, but without…

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Woody Allen and the Importance of Being Neurtic

Woody Allen and the Importance of Being Neurtic

Being an insecure, fretful, neurotic, Jewish artist is always a boon. Unfortunately, Woody Allen isn’t one, or so he claims. Woody Allen is a man of humble beginnings who wanted to be able to legitimately describe himself as an expert in something. Anything. The Start He began working in the show biz as a short story writer for The New Yorker. Over the next couple of years he developed a stand-up act that Allen became…

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Dibakar Banerjee – The Experimental Creator

Dibakar Banerjee – The Experimental Creator

Perfection is his habit. Non-conformism is his norm. Creativity is his second-self. This novice director has garnered much praise for his work, ideas and the directorial skills from critics, audience, peers and the fraternity alike. Dibakar Banerjee has redefined cinema, re-created the aura of Delhi and brought out the best in many actors. ‘A poster boy for the so-called Indie Movement’ (as quoted by the Caravan Magazine), Dibakar has given some very unconventional hits. While…

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The Dark Knight Rises: Why are critics giving it a thumbs-down?

The Dark Knight Rises: Why are critics giving it a thumbs-down?

So, after a long, overdue wait of nearly 4 years, the curtains seem to have fallen with certainty. The last remaining act of Batman, to save his beloved Gotham city from the hands of an organized criminal of unparallel magnitude, seems to have gone down well with the lovers and the faithful of the franchisee. But, clearly, it seems to be a different case with the movie critics. From a leading Indian daily, The Hindu:…

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