Articles by Pradeep Menon
Sep 04, 2019
Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Stones review: Controversial, insightful stand-up special offends and questions ‘cancel culture’David Chappelle's set raises the question of who sets the moral standards for comedy? Everyone will have their own personal line they would not want humour to cross.
Aug 25, 2019
The Quentin Tarantino Cinematic Universe: A look at the maverick director's 7 best characters yetFrom Col Hans Landa to Dr King Schultz, ranking the seven best characters from Quentin Tarantino's films
Jul 22, 2019
The Lion King Hindi: Nepotism aside, Aryan Khan's voice fits the bill for Simba more than SRK's does for MufasaIn the Hindi version of The Lion King, Mufasa often says ‘humara desh’ for some reason, making him sound less like Mufasa and more like Modi ji.
Apr 24, 2019
Selection Day part 2 review: Netflix show cuts down on cricket despite sport being its calling cardWith 20-odd-minute episodes, the show never really drags, but isn’t as razor-sharp as it could have been
Mar 28, 2019
15 August review: This Netflix film is a timely, eccentric exploration of the meaning of ‘freedom’Even then, as far as Marathi films made for Netflix go, 15 August is many notches above the recently released Firebrand
Mar 22, 2019
Delhi Crime: Netflix series based on 2012 gangrape case is brutal and relentless, but can’t be missedDelhi Crime is bound to make you uncomfortable when you’re forced to reconcile with the fact that you’re binging on the story of trauma.
Mar 21, 2019
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.
Mar 13, 2019
Triple Frontier movie review: This Netflix heist thriller is an all-boys film that works only in partsIn Triple Frontier, the ‘plot’ aspects of the screenplay work well, but when the characters driving that plot are not fully-formed and layered, it seeps through.
Feb 22, 2019
Firebrand movie review: Despite important and relevant theme, Priyanka Chopra's Marathi production lacks sparkThe title 'Firebrand' is a bit of a misnomer because you never really see the protagonist unleash any sort of fiery beast from within throughout the film.
Feb 05, 2019
Uri: The Surgical Strike deserves its box office success, but isn’t a memorable military filmThe true victory of Uri: The Surgical Strike lies in the fact that it has found its way into pop culture parlance rather effortlessly