I enjoy vulgarity, cheap lines and jokes with double meanings as much as the next person, but really, is this the best we can do? Anupama Chopra writes.
Gattu, directed by Rajan Khosa, is an effortlessly charming, bittersweet film about a little boy obsessed with kite-flying. Nine-year-old Gattu lives in Roorkee, Uttarakhand.
In Cocktail, Imtiaz Ali as a co-writer creates a love triangle that references Archie's comics, the 1980s television show Three's Company and the oeuvre of Aditya Chopra-Karan Johar (foreign locales, decadent Western lifestyle, superior Indian values) and yet feels new. Anupama Chopra writes.
Bol Bachchan, like most of Rohit Shetty’s earlier films, including the Golmaal series and All the Best: Fun Begins, isn't so much a film as a series of gags strung together with songs and the requisite car-bashing action. Anupama Chopra writes.
Can we all agree that Bollywood has squeezed as much cinema as is humanly possible out of Mumbai’s infamous encounter cops, their weasel-faced informers and the police-politician-builder-underworld nexus?
If we are to stay interested in watching the same two people fall in love for two hours, the writing and performances really have to sparkle. Sadly here, neither does. Read on..
Gangs of Wasseypur is an ambitious, sprawling saga about the coal mining mafia in Bihar. Three generations of Khan men carry on a blood feud that starts in 1941 and will continue in Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2, which is set in contemporary times.
Ferrari… isn’t really another cricket movie (and thank God for that). At its heart, it is an underdog story, with an Everyman up against huge odds; the kind of movie that we have come to expect from a Rajkumar Hirani-Vidhu Vinod Chopra script. Sarit Ray writes
The Shanghai in the title isn't a city. It's a state of being, a metaphor, an aspirational fantasy. The story, adapted from Vassilis Vassilikos's novel Z, is set in an unnamed town in India. Anupama Chopra reviews.
The film is one more in the line of movies that value masala above all else. But Dabangg and even Wanted, were far more cohesive and compelling. Rowdy Rathore is pure noise. Anupama Chopra reviews.