Articles by Deepanjana Pal
Oct 26, 2015
Shaandaar review: Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor look great, but this movie is hardly fabulousShaandaar is exactly the opposite of its title. It's sloppily written, lazily directed and completely without insight.
Oct 19, 2015
Pyaar ka Punchnama 2 review: Hunks get 'pyaar' and babes get 'punches' in this offensive plotPyaar ka Punchnama 2 is misogynistic and full of offensive stereotypes that you'd hope modern India would want to shatter rather than reinforce.
Oct 10, 2015
Jazbaa review: Aishwarya, Irrfan and Instagram filters make for a nonsensical, loud filmThe only thing that tops the number of questions Gupta fails to answer is the amount of glycerine Bachchan and Azmi use in Jazbaa
Oct 08, 2015
JioMAMI is back with Mumbai Film Festival, and the lineup looks better than everJioMAMI Mumbai Film Festival gives a chance to see Hansal Mehta's Aligarh, which got a standing ovation at Busan Film Festival recently
Oct 08, 2015
The Walk review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in this film version of a far better Oscar-winning docuPerhaps the most poignant part of The Walk is seeing the twin towers of New York standing, like sentinels in the Manhattan Skyline.
Oct 05, 2015
Singh is Bliing review: Akshay Kumar's energy and ballsy women characters make this an entertaining filmIt might be just what the doctor ordered to lift your spirits after watching Talvar.
Oct 04, 2015
Talvar review: Vishal Bharadwaj's retelling of Aarushi-Hemraj murders will leave you heartbrokenIn Talvar, writer Vishal Bharadwaj and director Meghna Gulzar take us back to 2008, when the murders of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj left the nation horrified.
Oct 02, 2015
The Martian review: Despite being a fanatsy, this Ridley Scott film doesn't feel fictional for a momentWatch The Martian to find out how science colonises Mars (or at least tries to).
Sep 30, 2015
Govt's Oscars publicity fund has warmed cinephiles' hearts but will not help win awardsBollywood et al will have to raise both their game and budgets many fold to be able to qualify for the Oscar race.
Sep 28, 2015
Calendar Girls review: Tacky, melodramatic, disappointing, but still better than FashionCalendar Girls is surprisingly balanced and even sensitive in parts only if one can scrape past the flawed layers.