Star Wars: Why & How to Watch?

Four decades. Non-fanatics are still astounded by the fact that a sci-fi trilogy of the late 70s made using tacky special effects, rubber puppets, miniature starships and what not, went on to become such a big cultural phenomenon with millions of ardent followers. Not kidding, there are people who literally live & breathe Star Wars…

Dunkirk: Review (Spoiler-free)

With his tenth feature film, writer-director Christopher Nolan mostly breaks away from his traditional roots and plunges his audience in what seems to be a rather intense and unprecedented depiction of the sheer brutality and palpable turmoil experienced by the NAF soldiers during 1940’s Operation Dynamo. This was where a miraculous rescue mission was attempted…

Rogue One: Star Wars Review (Spoiler-Free)

Let’s face it – very few films truly appeal to everyone in this age of cynicism where 3D-CGI blockbusters are a dime a dozen. As much as I would have loved to indulge myself in a sheeny cavalcade of space battles and those “prequel-style” CGI set pieces, (get my sarcasm, Mr. Lucas?) something different was…

Star Trek Beyond: Spoiler free Review

For aficionados of space sci-fi franchises such as myself, this is it! 726 Episodes. 13 Feature films. 50 years of being a pop culture phenomenon – that’s Star Trek for you. Part of the charm of watching these new reboots comes from experiencing the five decades-old series return to life in its former glory. Back…

Udta Punjab: Spoiler Free Review

“Drugs di maa di!” You already know what’s in store when a film arrives with a tagline such as that one. But what you probably didn’t know is that Abhishek Chaubey’s vivaciously spirited visualization of the fast-moving drug scene in Punjab is nothing short of an appalling masterpiece – one that does not shy away…

Batman V Superman : Dawn of Justice Review (Spoiler Free)

This review was written by me on 25th March, 2016 for MTTN (Manipalthetalk.net) First things first – In the last few days, I’m pretty sure we’ve all heard how critics around the world have really not held back in expressing how disappointed they were with Zack Snyder’s newest film. And while I personally feel that…

Airlift: Movie Review

This Review was written by me for MTTN (Manipalthetalk.net) on January 22nd, 2016. No, this is not Argo. There, I said it! One question that has been bothering most ever since they saw the feature trailer. Airlift is its own film, a spellbinding story that gradually builds tension along the way, and one that never…

Nannaku Prematho: Telugu Film Review

This Review was written by me for MTTN (Manipalthetalk.net) on January 15th, 2016. Right when you walk into the theatre to watch Nannaku Prematho, you know you’re going to be subjected to a film thoroughly full of over-the-top action sequences, brimming with the humor, comedic overtones and formulaic plot that one has come to expect…

Star Wars – The Force Awakens: Review [Spoiler-free]

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… And you already know the rest. So here goes –  my spoiler free review of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens which I wrote for MTTN (Manipalthetalk.net) back on December 24th, 2015…   No other movie in recent memory has had to feel the…