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The Bard And Bollywood-Maqbool And Macbeth

Chapter 3: The first big step in Bollywood by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Among all the Shakespeare classic dramas, ‘Macbeth’ has always occupied a special position in my heart. The titular character has a pallet of emotional shades. The journey he undertakes psychologically is an envious one for a writer. Coupled

Tamasha-Imtiaz Ali’s pragmatic take on imagination

Idle Imagination by Aritra Dey TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The Premise Imagination is equally revered and feared by the general public. When a neighbor is imaginative, praise befalls on him. But a family member dares to venture his thoughts out into the unknown, woe betides him. The same talent becomes the sin of time-wastage, when one starts

Lipstick Under My Burkha-Patriarchy is slapped hard

The Fire of Feminism by Himel Choudhury TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Alankrita Shrivastava was a pretty unknown figure before ‘Lipstick under My Burkha’ made the headlines earlier this year. Only into her second feature, the courageous lady decided to make a film which would shake the very roots of the hypocritical Indian society. Patriarchy is

Lucknow Central-Music takes a strange route

Freedom or Music by Himel Choudhury The Premise Release Date: 15th September, 2017. Produced by: Emmay Entertainment. 'Lucknow Central' is an upcoming movie directed by Ranjit Tiwari. A debutante, he has assisted Nikhil Advani for films like ‘D-Day’, ‘Hero’, ‘Katti-Batti’ and ‘Patiala House’. The Probable Plot  The movie is about a young lad, Kishan Mohan Girhotra (Farhan Akhtar) who wanted to pursue

Indu Sarkar: A vote of no-confidence is issued profoundly

 A Saga of Confusion by Samriddhi Pal TLR Rating: 3 Reels. The Premise 'Madhur Bhandarkar'- The name itself triggers expectation. And when it's all about politics, the Indian audience buys the tickets, hoping for a gripping two hour watch. However, 'Indu Sarkar' fails the expectations at all levels. The Plot The movie is centered around the period

Jagga Jasoos-The Musical Thriller hits the right notes

The Dancing Detective by Somdutta Roy TLR Rating: 6 1/2 Reels. The Theme: “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”. A filmmaker decides to put that thought into glass of sublime film making. With a pinch of creative cinematography and a splash of new and modern storytelling, we get

Mom-Sridevi and Nawaz steal the show

A Remarkable Endeavor by Somdutta Roy   TLR Rating: 8 Reels.     The Theme: MOM (‘Ma’), the first word of a child, the first attachment to the world, the first teacher, the protector, the friend, the guiding light - In short everything!! Motherhood is the greatest gift a woman gets. It is love in its purest form -

Jagga Jasoos – Weekend Wisdom and Trailer Analysis

A Curious Case by Himel Choudhury The Premise The perky trailer points out straight and clear that ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is going to be a musical adventure - comedy. It confirms the re-appearance of the magical duo of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif on the big screen. Seven years have passed since 'Rajneeti' and

Udaan – The Bollywood New Wave takes off

A Flight of Fancy by Jyotirmoy Das Gupta TLR Rating: 8 Reels. The Premise Almost every notable movie comes with a message. But it is a very rare specimen that changes a thought. ‘Udaan’ conveys a feel that “Life is a flight which one should never miss”. Education is an important aspect of life. It directly

‘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


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