Cafe...is one of the best...i am sorry....is THE best espionage
thriller to have come out of India. It is simply engaging and totally
gripping. There is nothing more to say. It details out the proceedings
starting from the formation of the LTTE, their contradictions with Rajiv
Gandhi, to the assassination of the ex PM. Though, they have changed
the names of the characters and certain events. Performances were decent from John Abraham and Nargis. Nargis
actually looks very comfortable speaking in english. The supporting
cast esp the guys from Indian RAW agency, gave a very powerful and non
dramatic and more realistic performances, compared to other Indian
thrillers where they overdo every emotion. So a big applause to the
director and his team. Hope his researchers were good too.
Cinematography is top class. Edit is one of the best for me, as it
doesnot linger on dragging emotions. It doesnt drag even 0.1%, which is
very rare in Indian cinema. The director points out that there r no real
victors in a war, and more longer a war gets more the casualities, and
usually those r innocent people living their day to day lives. "One mans
revolutionary, is another man's terrorist". Only thing that
bothered me was how they showed Cochin and said it was Srilanks, or
tamil nadu, as in Chennai. But thats just me, bcos i know cochin so
A heart breaking coming of age love story by Luca Guadagnino is a story about two guys trying to figure out the matters of heart. It is simple in its story telling and why I am not focussing on its 'gay' part is because 2 secs into the movie you just see two characters falling in love.
It is the protagonists first love and anyone who has ever fallen in love will be touched by all its moments. The infatuation, the confusion of how to approach, the initial denying, playing the hard to get, crying sour grapes, and then not being able to hold it in anymore, the hinting, the aggressive hinting....so many things. The movie takes its own sweet pace to tell this love story because that is all it wants to do - show the love. Kudos to the director.
Timothy Chalamet, plays the central character of a 17 year old guy falling in love with the foreign student who comes to spend the summer under his father's mentorship. Chalamet has shown range this year with his performance as the self-in…
We can all agree the DCEU has been in trouble until last year. At least, in conceptualization, if not financially. The first three movies were all getting mixed reviews, and maybe Suicide Squad was the most fun among them for a theatre experience. Now, with 'Wonder Woman', a lot of the criticisms seem to have dissolved, as it has been a financial success and critically loved by a major chunk of people. I did like it.
I was super excited for 'Justice League', even after having low expectations, after I had seen the first 'comic-con' trailer. It seemed fresh and fun. But when the first official trailer was released, I started getting the BvS feeling again. The tone...THE TONE problem was there. It was dark, the action was unclear, and a lot of things happening in the dark. It hasn't changed in any other following trailers. The jokes felt really flat and "inserted". I was a little sceptic about the Flash, but that changed. I had liked what they had …
Padmaavat(i) - is a lavish visual spectacle from the master of Indian magnum opus, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It has all the ingredients you expect from a film like his, but compared to his previous movies there were some slight misses.
The movie starts off strong, obviously because of the visuals, but slowly meanders into sequence of three lines of 'Rajput praising' just for the sake of it, songs that don't fit but were there because those worked in his 'BajiRao', Deepika and Shahid becoming side caricatures in a 'heroic' saga and so on. But the film is entertaining, and Ranveer is Ranveer. Ranveer's screen time and performance eclipse the other title characters, and so when they come on screen all they have is some punch dialogs, which was irritating. Aditi is always a pleasant sight for sore eyes.
As a director, I feel SLB failed because I thought he had a great story in hand, but instead of making it into a proper political emotional saga, he went for th…