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‘TubeLight’ lived up to its name

The Flickering Light by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 4 Reels.     Salman 'Bhai' Khan is a big-hearted man. Every year during the festival of Eid, he doles out a gift to the entire country. Thousands of fans wait eagerly for the festive weekend and for them 'Sallu Bhai' never disappoints. The trend started from Wanted and with

Academy Award Committee Breaks a New Record

The Oscar Story by Aritra Dey The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences has surpassed their previous count of 683 yearly invitees by unveiling 774 new members, as confirmed by the President Cheryl Boone Issacs yesterday. The #oscarssowhite campaign had seriously maligned the committee's standards over the past year. Before the

The Great Indian Ban Festival

Banned in India by Aritra Dey ‘Un-freedom’ by debutant director Raj Amit Kumar joined the likes of ‘Bandit Queen’, Deepa Mehta’s ‘Fire’ and Mira Nair’s ‘Kamasutra - A Tale of Love’ in the list of blanket banned movies by the pious CBFC and only a look at the trailer will tell you


Who watches the Watchmen? by Shirshanya Roy TLR Rating: 7 Reels.   Zack Snyder is...well, a controversial director. His signature "Snyder-esque" style: filled with grand panning shots, a sense of gloom, and gratuitous violence are not meant to appeal to everyone. But when you come down to it, the main problem with most of his

2001 A Space Odyssey

The Evolution Equation by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 9 Reels.     Ever since Homer’s famous travels have been chronicled under a single name, Odyssey was used to describe a long journey. Homer had travelled the civilized world in his time and documented his findings in the great epic – from the lands of Greece to the

Bela Seshe

In the Twilight of lives by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 6 1/2 Reels.       Sameness is easy, its difference that brings forth the challenge. Love is a heavy word and very hard to explain. It’s more like solar system where gravity works as love when you are into it, unable to feel it but deprived of

Baishey Shrabon

A Poetic Violence by Avinaba Chakraborty TLR Rating: 7 Reels.     The Bengalis are by birth admirers of healthy literature and so far, many prolific visionaries have expressed their philosophies through poetry and novels in Bengali. Thrillers, especially the ones which involve witty detectives and gruesome murderers with spine chilling moments have secured an inseparable


"The Horde" Within A Body by Sourav Nath TLR Rating: 7 1/2 Reels. M. Night Shyamalan, the writer-director who previously gifted Hollywood with exceptional movies like ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘Unbreakable’, made a scintillating comeback with this psychological thriller film, the genre for which he is popular worldwide. He literally hit the nail on the head,

Reservoir Dogs

The Colorful Dogs by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 9 Reels.       If all the movies are ranked according to the brilliance of the opening scene, Reservoir Dogs would certainly feature among the top places. Rarely does film commence with such flamboyance and nonchalance. In a 5 minute segment, Quentin Tarantino blends in an assortment of characters, exposing


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