An accurate way to describe Besharam would be to call it the cinematic equivalent of a dinner made with leftovers. There is a bit of everything, nothing is exactly fresh, and in the end you’re left wondering if it was wise to have chucked it all in together. Sarit Ray writes.
Poignant, Powerful The Lunchbox is my favourite love story of the year. It’s sweet, sad and deeply aching. Debutant director Ritesh Batra captures the harrowing loneliness that a metropolis like Mumbai fosters, the hope of happiness that glimmers and enables us to go on.
I thought that in the age of Google, filmmakers would be reluctant to flat-out steal someone else’s work. Without a hint of discomfort, debutant director Ahishor Solomon lifts plot, scenes and dialogue from the crime thriller Box 507, writes Anupama Chopra.
B.A. Pass holds your interest as long as Bahl sticks to Sikka’s darkly twisted story. But each time he diverges -- including his choice of the film’s cheesy name the narrative wobbles. Still, it is much better than its tacky posters let on. Anupama Chopra writes.