Early on in Aatma, a cop investigating the murder of a young boy says: 'I have a bad feeling about this'. He took the words right out of my mouth. Anupama Chopra writes.
Jolly LLB is a feel-good satire in the best sense of the term. Writer-director Subhash Kapoor tells his story with conviction, skillfully creating a theatre of the absurd.
The good news is that The Attacks of 26/11 is one of the better films Ram Gopal Varma has made in recent years. The bad news is that Varma's last few films were duds like Department and Bhoot Returns so the bar is set very low. Anupama Chopra writes.
Special 26 is the best Hindi film I’ve seen this year. Inspired by a real-life heist in 1987, writer-director Neeraj Pandey constructs an elaborate cat-and-mouse chase between cops and robbers,writes Anupama Chopra.
Taking a cue from Hollywood's Step Up series, director-choreographer Remo D'Souza packs in a television dance competition, several elaborate dance sequences, a romantic rivalry and the requisite rich-poor divide. Anupama Chopra writes.
Vishwaroop has to be admired for its scale and ambition. Kamal Haasan attempts to give the terrorists a context. The film shows us the damage inflicted by America’s war on terror. Anupama Chopra writes.
Race 2 is essentially a big-budget cartoon in which coolness is all. The director duo Abbas-Mustan (this is how they credit themselves in the titles) have no pretensions about what they are making - full-on masala with a dash of revenge, a slice of heist and characters who are either strutting their chiselled bodies in slow motion or betraying each other.
Sixty-three years ago, in the classic Rashomon, director Akira Kurosawa showed us that truth is slippery, subjective and ultimately unknowable. In Inkaar, writer-director Sudhir Mishra attempts a similar take on sexual politics in the workplace. Anupama Chopra writes.
A Vishal Bhardwaj film is guaranteed to evoke a strong reaction. You can love it – as I did Maqbool and Kaminey – or dislike it. Anupama Chopra writes.
What remains consistent is the sheer fun of watching Robin Hood Pandey solve the many problems of the world by breaking necks. I think complicated times call for uncomplicated heroes and Chulbul Pandey fits the bill perfectly.