Articles by Swetha Ramakrishnan
May 10, 2018
Raazi: In Meghna Gulzar's engaging thriller, Alia Bhatt gives her career's best performance so farRaazi is an engaging, taut thriller but it will be most remembered for being Alia Bhatt's best performance (so far).
May 04, 2018
Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu movie review: Why have a story when you can mix horror, comedy and call it a day?Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (IAMK) is an adult horror comedy from the hit team of Gautham Karthik and director Santhosh P Jayakumar of Hara Hara Mahadevaki fame.
Apr 09, 2018
A Quiet Place and the sounds of silence: How absence of noise is the main character in John Krasinski's filmThe vast potential of silence does the trick in A Quiet Place — one of the most terrifying films in recent times for its execution of a unique brand of horror.
Mar 30, 2018
Baaghi 2: Tiger Shroff plays to his strengths, while Disha Patani's damsel-in-distress act needs workThis is a first impression of Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani's Baaghi 2. Stay tuned as we send out regular opinionated-updates on the film — first day, first show.
Mar 23, 2018
Hichki is no sob story: Rani Mukerji is sassy, spirited in this inspiring underdog taleIn Hichki (which has been made at an impressively restrained budget of Rs 20 crore), Rani Mukerji plays a school teacher with Tourette Syndrome, a neuro-psychiatric disorder that results in multiple motor tics
Mar 01, 2018
Holi and harassment: Re-imagining popular Bollywood songs to be more consent-friendlyFrom Balam Pichkari to Badri Ku Dulhania, celebrated Holi songs in Bollywood have always ignored consent in their lyrics and depiction.
Feb 16, 2018
Jennifer Aniston doesn't need your consolation, advice or Brad Pitt to validate her existenceSuggesting that Jennifer Aniston can only be happy if she's with a man, married or in a relationship is not only a perfect example of everyday sexism, it is also shortsighted.
Feb 15, 2018
Love Per Square Foot review: This Netflix film feels like a breezy Bombay version of YRF's Band Baaja BaaraatLove Per Square Foot is what happens when you have an authentic setting, a stellar cast, the right intentions and good writing all mixed into one film.
Jan 23, 2018
Padmaavat: Ranveer, Deepika, Shahid's splendid performances save an otherwise predictable filmPadmaavat is a safe, predictable film — with great performances and visuals — that leaves you wanting more.
Jan 16, 2018
Aziz Ansari, politics of modern dating and the thin line between a bad date and sexual assaultWhat is the difference between a bad date and sexual assault? And how do you know when you're crossing the line?