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Jun 27, 2012
Gangs of Wasseypur: A metaphor for all that went wrong in IndiaCoal evokes criminality, violence, corruption all in the name of public good. Bollywood evokes desire. When they come together in Gangs of Wasseypur we get the ballad of coal - a duet of modern India's two greatest myths.
Jun 22, 2012
Movie Review: Gangs of Wasseypur finds melody within mayhemGangs of Wasseypur is bathed in blood and stylised sadism but still manages to find both beauty and comedy. But will the film being called Bihar meets Tarantino become bigger than a cult film here?
Jun 08, 2012
Review of Prometheus: Where earthlings fear to treadThis is a vintage Ridley Scott film with his signature eye-popping visual flair and supernatural dread. Its weaknesses pale in the face of the grandeur of spectacle.
Jun 05, 2012
The new Snow White: Kickass, beautiful and rotten to the coreThe new Snow White gets a Lara Croft girl power makeover. But the only thing missing in this catfight between two white women about who is fairer is that ad for the fairness vagina wash.
May 25, 2012
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A doddering step back to the futureThe Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has become the surprise hit of the year raking in almost $100 million. But it's just old curry in an old bottle - reheated under the Jaipur sun.
May 23, 2012
My favourite bimbo: Why America loves brain-dead BollywoodHere's why we should not be celebrating the inclusion of Devdas in Time magazine's list of top ten movies since 2000. The message: Sure the acting is mediocre, the plot hackneyed, but who cares as long as it looks pretty.
May 04, 2012
The trouble with being FatsoFatso has a lot going for it — a clever idea at its centre, super performances, some nice set pieces. It’s fresh and often funny. But does it work? Reviewer Trisha Gupta gives us the skinny on the new film.
May 03, 2012
Jannat 2, Housefull 2, Jism 2: Dumping the leading ladyJannat 2 will have the same director, the same hero, even the same music director as the first one. But honey, we lost the original leading lady. That's true of most of our sequels from Dhoom2 to Housefull2.
May 02, 2012
The Avengers: Joss Whedon strikes againThe movie has all the signature qualities of a Joss Whedon show: violent technology; human connection; a self-ironic villain; and sidekicks who steal the show, including, of course, a kick-ass heroine.
Apr 30, 2012
The Avengers go to Calcutta - an incredible hulking shameThis is The Avengers' unexplained mystery. How does the Incredible Hulk survive even one day in Calcutta without exploding into a monster of green rage? The blockbuster hit's Calcutta cameo feels a little City of Joyish.