Why Don’t You Just Die! (2018)

Saw this at the Leiden International film festival 2019 (LIFF.nl). Revenge on revenge, and lots of greed, the sum of it spiraling out of control. It all happens within a single apartment, with only a few outdoor scenes in the form of flashbacks. We are “lucky” (mind the quotes) that all the unpleasant things that people do to each other, are accompanied by an unusual … Continue reading Why Don’t You Just Die! (2018)

GUNJAN SAXENA – MOVIE REVIEW

GUNJAN SAXENA – MOVIE REVIEW Close on the heels of a haughty, confident, amazing and remarkable talent “SHAKUNTALA DEVI” comes the steely and assertive air power of “GUNJAN SAXENA”’ depicting women excellence at the forefront. This movie again is inspired by true events. The film is produced by Dharma Productions and Essel Vision Productions, written and directed by Sharan Kumar. The film is on NETFLIX. … Continue reading GUNJAN SAXENA – MOVIE REVIEW

Green Book (2018)

Some of my movie friends were stunned when I mentioned in a thread that this was my “People’s Choice Award” vote for TIFF 2018 (it won, btw). I generally go for weightier fare, so my being won over by a PG-13 road film with the familiar “they-couldn’t-have-been-more-different” premise directed by the auteur co-responsible for such recent classics as “Dumb and Dumber To” and “The Three … Continue reading Green Book (2018)

Raat Akeli Hai (2020)

RAAT AKELI HAIN – MOVIE REVIEW A NETFLIX release, RAH is produced by RSVP movies and is written by Smita Singh and directed by Honey Trehan. RAH is a murder mystery set in a very interesting location and intriguing circumstances. That is a major plus. The film starts off impressively and the suspense continues throughout the film culminating in a rather “soft” climax. Though the … Continue reading Raat Akeli Hai (2020)

SHAKUNTALA DEVI – MOVIE REVIEW

SHAKUNTALA DEVI is not a biopic, the makers Abundantia Entertainment and Sony Pictures claim. The film is written and directed by Anu Menon. SHAKUNTALA DEVI is a name most in the country remember for her rendezvous with numbers, but there is very little that is known of her. This film tries to unmask the human computer with so called “inspired by true events”. The movie … Continue reading SHAKUNTALA DEVI – MOVIE REVIEW