Articles by Utkarsh Srivastava
Jun 09, 2018
Decoding Aaron Sorkin: A 'competence porn' expert with a possible 'woman problem'Aaron Sorkin is one of the best screenwriters in Hollywood and writes extremely smart characters. But does he have a problem writing strong women characters?
May 14, 2018
How OnePlus phones became everyone’s Apple iPhoneOnePlus fanboys want the new OnePlus every year and if they can’t afford to buy one themselves, they sure as hell will tell you how stupid you are for not buying one.
May 10, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War crosses $1 billion mark; are box office numbers best gauge of film's success?Avengers: Infinity War is making a ridiculous amount of money, but one must look at the investment made and the drop in collections before judging the film on numbers alone.
May 02, 2018
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero won't be Gujarati Black Panther but kudos to Vikramaditya Motwane for experimentingAs far the Indian superhero movie genre goes, suffice to say that the 1987 Anil Kapoor-starrer Mr India is yet to be surpassed in terms of quality and enjoyability.
Apr 17, 2018
Pep Guardiola's success at Manchester City a result of continuation of Barcelona tactics with a few tweaksAn upgrade Guardiola's City team has over Barcelona is in the speed of attack. City presses harder than Barcelona did and breaks down a lot of the opposition’s attacks in midfield.
Apr 16, 2018
Premier League: Pep Guardiola’s title-winning Manchester City a 100-rated dream FIFA squad brought to lifeFast and unrelenting, Manchester City were the best passing team in the league by a mile and at the heart of it was a wonderful midfield partnership.
Apr 08, 2018
Dev.D’s music revisited: Amit Trivedi’s greatest work showed us how much a soundtrack can elevate a movieThe modern setting with drugs supplementing the alcohol, the ripping-off of newspaper headlines for the story and the extra layers to Chandramukhi’s character made this Devdas accessible to a generation dealing with entirely new demons.
Mar 18, 2018
Chris Rock: Tamborine review — Comedian stays true to irreverent brand of humour but fails to be funnyIn today’s attention-deficit world, while Chris Rock can get the audience in the door, the disappointing material means that they will leave, and fast.
Mar 17, 2018
Ricky Gervais: Humanity review — The atheist messiah returns in peak form for a divisive yet entertaining stand-up specialMost comedians flirt with irreverence in their acts but for Ricky Gervais, that is where his comedy starts. And frankly, it is tough to say where it ends.
Mar 09, 2018
Ten years since The Wire finale: Mix of gritty story and fantastic characterisation made this a perfect TV showThe Wire proved once and for all that we love anti-heroes. We want complexity, we want twists and we want people to die.