Saturday, February 6, 2016

19 Bollywood films to look out for in 2016

Aligarh (February 26)

After Chhal, Shahid and Citylights, director-writer duo Hansal Mehta and Apurva Asrani will be back with Aligarh. Starring Manoj Bajpai and Rajkummar Rao, the film is inspired from a real-life incident of a professor who was sacked on charges of homosexuality. The film, which has already garnered appreciation at film festivals here and abroad, arrives in the last week of February.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Nine Hours to Rama (1963) - Review

Based on the novel Nine Hours To Rama by Stanley Wolpert, the British film is a piece of historical fiction woven around the events that led to the murder of one of the most significant figures in the history of India, Mahatma Gandhi. The plot centres around a staunch Hindu Nathuram Godse (played by Horst Buchholz) planning the assassination under the guidance of a Hindu nationalist group, clearly principled opposite Gandhi's ideologies.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Airlift (2016) - Review

Airlift is a terrifying account of 170,000 Indians stranded in a foreign land (Kuwait) which turns into a war zone overnight. The Kuwaiti royalty (govt) flees minutes before Iraq attacks, leaving its country homeless and bankrupt. The film tells the story of one of history's largest civilian evacuations, through the eyes of influential businessman Ranjeet Katiyal (Akshay Kumar), who is initially reluctant but eventually takes it upon himself to rescue his family and fellow Indians out of the country.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Inshallah, Football (2010) - Review

Inshallah Football documents the struggle of an 18-year old aspiring Kashmiri footballer Basharat, who has been denied a passport because his father Bashir Baba is an ex-militant. When Bashar (as 'Basharat' is fondly addressed) was two months old, his father left home for Pakistan to train in a military camp.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

25 Hollywood films to watch out for in 2016

This list is what I want to watch in 2016. If I didn't include something, it's probably because I don't want to watch it as much as I want to watch these 25.

Let's start with some Honorable Mentions from the Sundance Film Festival, that starts this week in Utah:

The Lure - January 22

A weird, insane, and wild Polish film set in the 1980's. It's a musical, and a horror film - with mermaids.