Superintelligence's utter confusion at locating itself as either a comedy or a thriller keeps being an utter disappointment
Pagglait is perhaps one of those rare emotionally intelligent films that questions whether grief should really be an obligation anymore.
In the last decade, if there has been one Hindi film director who has constantly resisted being boxed in, it’s Dibakar Banerjee.
Why global acclaim for Adarsh Gourav is so satisfying: Actor's rise goes against mechanisms of regular Bollywood
It’s surreal and commendable to think of what Adarsh Gourav has managed post The White Tiger, given that actors working in Hindi cinema don’t usually have a history of successfully and comfortably transcending their cachet to a global platform.
Bombay Begums is replete with bisexual imagery that has long been absent in the depiction of the female experience onscreen. But it isn’t a depiction of bisexuality for the sake of treading new ground.
The Married Woman review: ALTBalaji, ZEE5's adaptation of Manju Kapoor's novel is lazy and unremarkable
The pace of The Married Woman drags to a point where it repeats the significance of every situation thrice before resolving it.
"I am just trying to tell stories that I find interesting. Besides, it’s not like I suddenly made Bombay Begums. These are characters that have been with me for many years," says Bombay Begums creator Alankrita Shrivastava.
1962: The War In The Hills suffers from a "lack of inventiveness coupled with a sluggish pace"
Tuesdays & Fridays movie review: Anmol Dhillon, Jhataleka Malhotra's film is an Imtiaz Ali romance sans personality
Obviously modelled on Friends with Benefits and No Strings Attached, Tuesdays & Fridays is too besotted with the idea of delivering a standard Bollywood romance to ever really say something worthy of its own.
In the decade that it took for Tuesdays & Fridays to translate into an actual film, Singh remembers writing over 16 drafts until Bhansali Productions stepped in to back the first time writer-director.
The Big Day on Netflix, a spiritual companion to Indian Matchmaking, barely dives into the reality of desi weddings
The Big Day, like Indian Matchmaking, is inclined to see weddings as a celebration and not as an industry. There is absolutely no talk about the amount of excessive money splurged on a wedding or even on the double-standards of the institution itself.
How The White Tiger breaks down the idea of a selfless servant, a trope romanticised in Indian pop culture
Told from the perspective of Balram, a poor, lower-caste Bihari hired as a driver for an abroad-returned couple, The White Tiger is, among other things, also a play on the idea of the selfless servant, a trope popularised by Indian pop-culture, in particular Hindi cinema.
Vir Das started 2020 as the only Indian comedian with three Netflix comedy specials to boot, and ended the year as the only Indian comedian who now has four Netflix comedy specials attached to his name.
Penguin Bloom is a riveting character study of disability that falls slightly short of completely earning the complexity it so ably teases.
Virus Hunters review: Haunting National Geographic documentary investigates aftermath of deadly viruses
Virus Hunters successfully grounds its storytelling in statistics that doesn’t alienate its audience under the garb of educating them. But it also fumbles, taking refuge in repetition and a slight Western condescension.
Losing Alice review: Apple TV+ show lacks the depth that could've complemented its inventive stylistic flourishes
As a psychological drama, Losing Alice feels too self-conscious to be enjoyable or even provocative
The genius of AK vs AK lies in its ability to have a whole lot of fun while holding the film industry to task.
Shardul Bhardwaj on picking characters that celebrate human dignity, from Eeb Allay Ooo! to Unpaused
In two films one year apart (Eeb Allay Ooo! to Chand Mubarak in Amazon anthology Unpaused), 28-year-old Shardul Bhardwaj has given a face to the Indian migrant crisis.
In Nate: A One Man Show, currently streaming on Netflix, Natalie Palamides offers the most provocative one hour on rape, consent, and mixed signals.
For a show that revolves itself around the business of jokes, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag is unbearably unfunny.