La la land : Love in the times of reality!

Last year this time, I saw a movie that changed my definition of love for good. Tamasha by Imtiaz Ali, made me rethink all I thought I knew about love.  And here comes another. La La Land. Is more than a love story yet, love is all it is about.  A stunning montage of the…

Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight : True Romance

Three years ago, a friend told me about two movies and ‘Nothing happening in the movie except conversations.’ and I think, Well, the guy who made the movies must have a lot of guts to have faith in his audience. Little did I know Richard Linklater, did not only have faith but a heart and…

The Fountain : 10 years of ingenuity

Admit it, there are some movies that people, in general just don’t like. These movies are just too abstract, too out there, too ambitious too confused for them. While this might be true, the confusion might be real, this sheer genius is over looked by critics and people who just refuse to see beyond the…

Me Before You : Movie review

I think watching a movie based on a book is one of the toughest thing to do for a book lover. Everything we see, we want to be an exact replica of how we thought the plot should turn out to be.We compare and find these weird, small, big, even  stupid contrasts and start criticising…

Across the Universe : A Magical Mystery Tour

Director: Julie Taymor Runtime: 124 minutes Cast: Jim Sturgess, Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Anderson Here is a bold, beautiful, visually enchanting musical where we walk into the theater humming the songs. Julie Taymor‘s “Across the Universe” is an audacious marriage of cutting-edge visual techniques, heart-warming performances, 1960s history and the Beatles songbook. Sounds like a…

Kapoor and Sons : Heart, Body, Soul

Karan Johar and Dharma Productions prove that they do family like no other. I have always believed, when it comes to family, and people, and understanding the family dynamics, Karan Johar does it the best. He isnt without his flaws, he is a victim to the vanity and the gloss that goes in and around…

Tamasha : Imtiaz Ali did it again

Everyone I know asked me the same question today. How was Tamasha? Its Imtiaz Ali, A R Rahman, Irshad Kamil : Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. A movie couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and as viewers, its all of ours dream come true. Well. Let me start by saying. Tamasha isn’t…