Fenil Seta @fenil_seta: @ananyapandayy looks stunning and delivers a very entertaining performance. Her screen presence is electrifying. Special mention should go to child actors Vedant Desai & Deshna Duggad - they are quite confident. Songs are bad and that also is a minus point. But all in all, #KhaaliPeeli still deserves a watch for its style, execution, performances and commercial vibe. Ishaan Khatter is excellent. I had apprehensions whether he'll be able to pull off a role that requires him to play to the gallery. But he comes out with flying colours. … [Read more...] about Khaali Peeli Twitter Review: Did Ananya Panday & Ishaan Khatter Win Hearts?
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His House — Remi Weekes’ directorial debut, now streaming on Netflix — starts as one type of film and very quickly reveals itself to be something else. Because when the “horror” kicks off, it’s in the context of all of this: the home they’ve been given, the allowance, and, most pressingly, relief from the violence of Sudan. Because all of it comes with strings attached. Bol and Rial can live here, but they can’t live — not really. They can’t break any rules, or work or fend for themselves, or make their own living arrangements. “No pets, no guests, no friends, no parties…” It’s a litany of Don’ts, Can’ts, Not Alloweds. It’s not easy to blend in when you seem to be the only immigrant couple on the block, so foreign in these environs that even the local black residents poke fun at your accent (with more viciousness, it’s worth noting, than most of the white residents). This is our … [Read more...] about ‘His House’ Review: A Haunting, Out of the Past
There are much worse things than semi-stylish, slightly generic horror films, especially those channeling the sort of moody children’s-lit work of authors like Maurice Sendak (an alt-title: Where the Wild Things Scar?) in the name of creepiness. There are also better movies to seek out in the name of mining childhood for nightmare fodder, and Come Play feels very much like a watch-this-space endeavor. Chase now has a calling card. We’re curious to see what doors this opens for him. There’s the sense that, five movies down the road, fans may look at this as a foundational career text. For now, you may want to pass on the title’s invitation. … [Read more...] about ‘Come Play’ Review: Where the Wild Things Scar
Through a series of flashbacks, we get a sneak-peek into Blackie's childhood and how he became a street-smart taxi driver. In present times, one night, Blackie's life picks up speed when he commits a 'half murder' and a girl named Pooja (Ananya Panday), who is on the run after stealing a bag filled with valuables, ends up in his 'kaali peeli.' Intertwined by a 'past', the duo hit the road with goons and cops hot on their heels. Will this hero and his heroine get a perfect happy ending? The rest of the film holds an answer to that. … [Read more...] about Khaali Peeli Movie Review: Ishaan Khatter Drives Straight Into Your Heart With His Tashan & Emotion
Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ayyan Mani has much to offer but just as the character does, the makers also give up on interacting with the primitive people, its audience. The story follows Ayyan Mani, a middle-aged Dalit working as an assistant to a Brahmin astronomer at the Institute of Theory and Research in Mumbai. He lives in a slum with his wife and a son, and for all his life has felt the burden of the society and its good and bad expectations. … [Read more...] about Serious Men Movie Review: Nawzuddin Siddiqui Wins In A World Divided By Class And Merit