Articles by Sonali Kokra
Jun 17, 2019
Murder Mystery review: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston's Agatha Christie-style whodunit is crippled by lack of logicMurder Mystery is not all bad. It’s just bad as a murder mystery. What does it say about a thriller if its best parts are not the actual murder or the clues that lead you to the killer, but the squabbling, grumbling interactions of a bored, middle-aged couple?
Jun 13, 2019
India's 'social media sena's' reaction to Pakistan ad mocking Abhinandan Varthaman is self-righteousness on steroidsSo when a Pakistan TV channel released an ad featuring a mock interrogation between When a Pakistan TV channel released an ad featuring a mock interrogation between Pakistani officials and an actor playing Commander Varthaman, it was bound to make India’s always-on-the-ready 'Social Media Sena' take immediate umbrage and cry foul over Pakistan’s shameful, rude, insensitive, etc., etc., behaviour for allowing such an offending ad to be aired in the first place.Pakistani officials and an actor playing Commander Varthaman, it was bound to make India’s always-on-the-ready 'Social Media Sena' take immediate umbrage and cry foul over Pakistan’s shameful, rude, insensitive, etc., etc., behaviour for allowing such an offending ad to be aired in the first place.
Jun 03, 2019
Hostages review: Sudhir Mishra's Hotstar show is a series of improbable, unintentionally comedic eventsWhile the original Israeli show was saved from drowning in the absurdities of its script by stellar acting, the Hindi version of Hostages offers no such respite.
May 31, 2019
Wanted: Superhero with alt sexuality in filmsWith the world opening up on LGBTQ+ inclusion, the time seems right for the launch of a queer superhero franchise on screen
May 29, 2019
Salman Khan's rants over Priyanka Chopra quitting Bharat are typical of Bollywood's toxic male entitlementSalman Khan, 53, is pissed that Priyanka Chopra chose getting married over making a movie with him, and he’s not shy about announcing it to the world.
May 14, 2019
Wine Country movie review: Amy Poehler-led Netflix film has all the right ingredients but ends up being a let downIf Wine Country was meant to help women find humour amid the humdrum of their lives, it misses the mark spectacularly
May 10, 2019
How India’s spark lit the Camp fireThis is the land of Ranveer Singh, who thinks nothing of going out dressed up as a condom
May 03, 2019
The Endgame of women's empowermentAvengers: Endgame fails to fix Marvel Cinematic Universe's recurrent problems with women
Apr 27, 2019
Game of Thrones season 8: Sansa Stark's survival instinct proves she deserves to be Queen in the NorthThe King in the North might be admirable and honourable, but the North, with its ability to withstand and outlast the harshest of winters, deserves a queen. And Sansa deserves to be that queen — the Queen in the North.
Apr 26, 2019
Game Of Thrones is about its queensGame Of Thrones is back with its eighth and final season. More than the men on the show, it’s the Westerosi women who have made GoT an arresting affair