Articles by Devansh Sharma
Feb 19, 2019
Gully Boy steers clear of 'posh people angst' but also sacrifices Zoya Akhtar's signature satirical humourBy staying true to Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar loses the luxury to recreate the witty humour that made Luck By Chance and Dil Dhadakne Do immensely enjoyable.
Feb 06, 2019
Dev.D turns 10: Anurag Kashyap's film paved the way for irredeemable protagonists and sexually liberated heroinesDev.D was a watershed film in two aspects — depicting a flawed protagonist and exploring female sexuality. Many films followed suit but none could strike the balance as perfectly.
Feb 05, 2019
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga writer Gazal Dhaliwal talks about bringing LGBTQ stories to mainstream BollywoodGazal Dhaliwal, a trailblazing transwoman, defends her Roma, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, and why she "held herself back" while telling an LGBTQ story.
Jan 30, 2019
Luck By Chance completes 10 years: Zoya Akhtar's directorial debut proves why she is not an incidental filmmakerLuck By Chance reflects the dichotomy that dictates Zoya Akhtar's life — of being an industry insider yet not letting the rules govern her sensibilities.
Jan 28, 2019
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga music review: Rochak Kohli's album is lively but marred with rehashesIt is a shame that the music of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga does not aspire to be as innovative as the cult song that it seeks inspiration from.
Jan 24, 2019
Manikarnika: Kangana Ranaut elevates this period drama from just adequate to mildly admirableKangana Ranaut does most of the heavy-lifting in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Jan 22, 2019
In the time of Simmba, Netflix's Soni brings much-needed empathy to the genre of toxic cop dramasEmpathy, the overarching theme of Soni, evades Simmba, which never rises above the glorification of a corrupt police officer.
Jan 21, 2019
With Total Dhamaal, Housefull 4, Bollywood is going Baahubali-esque big on comedies in 2019Comedies like Total Dhamaal and Housefull 4 this year are being projected as event films which are high on scale, budget, star appeal and most remarkably, VFX.
Jan 08, 2019
Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody is far more truthful than the world it inhabitsThe criticism towards Rami Malek's Best Actor win at Golden Globes 2019 is misdirected as his performance brought truth to a film criticised for its falsehood.
Jan 05, 2019
Zero is an ambitious leap of faith even for Shah Rukh Khan, who has made a career out of selling dreamsWith Zero, Shah Rukh Khan transcends the trappings of a star to go where no hero does.