Articles by Pradeep Menon
Dec 14, 2018
Aquaman movie review: James Wan's vision, Jason Momoa's swag make this superhero film workAquaman has some truly original imagery and a matching score to boot. If only the writing had been as imaginative.
Nov 01, 2018
Rajma Chawal movie review: The best thing about Leena Yadav's charming film is Rishi Kapoor's performanceRajma Chawal is an intimate little film; yet this is the sort of turn our so-called 'commercial’ cinema should be taking.
Oct 29, 2018
Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival weekend highlights: Jafar Panahi's 3 Faces, Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not, spotting Sriram RaghavanThe MAMI weekend in particular is always a bittersweet headrush because of the dedication and perseverance it takes to make it into the screening of your choice.
Oct 27, 2018
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota movie review: A cocktail of gorgeous action sequences, absurd laugh-out-loud momentsMard Ko Dard Nahi Hota remains watchable throughout, despite shaky foundation, precisely because it gives us an experience we rarely see in Indian cinema.
Sep 17, 2018
Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyan isn’t merely a 'comeback' for Abhishek Bachchan; it's a reminder of his potentialHis latest performance in Manmarziyan shows you how much Abhishek has grown as a screen performer, while also reminding you of how much more untapped potential he still has.
Jul 29, 2018
Mission: Impossible - Fallout — Where does Tom Cruise's action entertainer stand in the six-part series?Mission: Impossible - Fallout makes it seem like Ethan Hunt and the man who plays him have both been genuinely pushed to their limit. Here’s a look back, then, to see where the film stands
Jul 19, 2018
Sairat isn't merely a milestone in Indian cinema; it's a film that proves every story and voice mattersEven though Sairat was ostensibly a retelling of the poor boy-rich girl story, it was a perspective that we hadn’t seen before. With Sairat, we got to see for the first time what that world looks like from the viewpoint of the historically oppressed.
Jun 27, 2018
Where's the zing in Zingaat Hindi? Dhadak’s version of the Sairat chartbuster fails to match the originalAlmost intuitively, any 'Zingaat' fan would know that a non-marathi 'Zingaat' was always going to be a bad idea.
Jun 01, 2018
Veere Di Wedding: Kareena Kapoor Khan effortlessly anchors this flawed but fun filmVeere Di Wedding is a flawed-but-fun film about relationships, so there’s a chance you’d be willing to invest in it.
Apr 27, 2018
Thanos is the real protagonist in Avengers: Infinity War — why he's unlike any Marvel villain yetJosh Brolin’s motion capture turn as Thanos, the villain to beat ‘em all, goes so much beyond antagonists in garden variety action entertainers.