Sequels are always tricky. Especially when you haven’t planned for them during the first movie. So when a Part 2 of any story is a success, it’s a BIG thing. Especially in the Indian movie industry. Thankfully, Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a resounding success. Despite being a sequel, it does not feel inferior to its predecessor in any manner. In fact, in many ways it is a far more entertaining flick than the previous one. Continue reading
Piku is a slice of life movie. No larger than life characters. No intricate plots. No foreign locales. No item numbers. No nacho gaana (song and dance). Yet despite the missing usual ingredients for a masala potboiler that guarantees box office success, Piku pulls a string in hearts of audiences across demographics. Partly due to the comedic situations that Bachchan’s characters’s bowels pose but mostly because of the down to earth banter that takes place between all the characters.
A Wednesday and Special 26 were both brilliant movies. The former is in fact one of my all time favourites featuring absolutely stellar performances by both Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah. Suffice to say with the director’s track record being this good, my expectations from Neeraj Pandey’s latest flick were equally high. Alas, Baby does not deliver (no pun intended!). In fact, it’s pretty bad. Let me tell you why.