Articles by Trisha Gupta
Nov 16, 2013
Rajjo review: This movie is no PakeezahBut the creators of Rajjo are too lazy or too unimaginative to produce the slightest morsel of newness. Or truth. Instead, they serve up a truly terrible rehash of all the possible brothel-based movies you've ever seen.
Oct 25, 2013
Movie Review: Why Hansal Mehta's Shahid is worth a watchNames do have a strange power. The root of the word Shahid comes from Arabic and in Urdu, it has split into two pronunciations: shaahid meaning ‘witness’ and ‘shaheed’ meaning ‘martyr’. Shahid Azmi was both.
Oct 03, 2013
Directors of Pak's Oscar entry Zinda Bhaag talk about its universal appealThe Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag is making waves, especially after it became Pakistan's first entry to the Oscars in over 50 years. Excerpts from a conversation with the director duo, Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi.
Sep 27, 2013
Pakistan's Oscar hopeful is Naseeruddin Shah-starrer Zinda BhaagZinda Bhag is by no means a perfect film, but it takes risks and is immensely watchable. It's a film about serious things that refuses to take itself too seriously. That deserves applause.
Sep 21, 2013
Phata Poster Nikla Hero review: Shahid, Ileana's giggling tribute to 70s filmsSantoshi's most admirable skill is to be able to shift registers continually, from zany silliness to sentimental appeal, and back again.
Sep 13, 2013
John Day review: Naseeruddin Shah, Randeep Hooda keep the film afloatNaseeruddin Shah, as the title character, puts in a more complex, non-phoned-in performance than most directors have managed to extract from him in the last couple of years.
Sep 02, 2013
Technology meets tradition in When Hari Got MarriedThe makers of When Hari Got Married talk about the documentary on Hari's romance. Read more here.
Aug 23, 2013
Madras Cafe review: A simplistic take on a serious event in historyWhat really makes this film fall flat is the vagueness of its central dramatic thread – Tamils in Madras Café die as innocents and kill as guerrillas, but what are they dying and fighting for? That is never really explored, politically or emotionally.
Aug 02, 2013
BA Pass Review: Vampy housewife, loverboy student make this film first classThe tale of how the orphaned, college-going Mukesh is entrapped by sultry older woman Sarika is most certainly noir, but it showcases none of the regular Bollywood pitstops on the urban darkness tour.
May 11, 2013
Movie Review: Uncomplicated, Gippi deals with refreshingly new topicsAt the centre of the film is the young Riya Vij, perfectly personifying the sometimes sulky, dance-crazy schoolgirl who’s picked Shammi Kapoor as the alternative soundtrack to her life.