“TE3N” Review: A Subtle Success

3.5/5 Star Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan Director: Ribhu Dasgupta The stylisation of “TE3N” can immediately remind you of the 1995 David Fincher gem “Se7en”. However, the similarity between the two ends then and there. “TE3N” is the tale of an ageing man who spends eight years trying to find out his granddaughter’s…

“The Girl On The Train” – A Milestone in Contemporary Feminism

Note: This is not a review of this book. It merely looks at the feminist representations in it. Also, I did not incorporate intertextulity because I intended to keep the focus merely on this particular book. SPOILER ALERT The 2015 suspense thriller “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins took the world by storm…

Review – “The English Patient” (1996)

4.5/5 A tale of loss, love, broken memories and War. Director: Anthony Minghella Star Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, William Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas NO SPOILERS When you take a story as complex and layered as “The English Patient” by Michael Ondaatje, you are bound to fall short somewhere. But Anthony Minghella’s adapted screenplay for…

What I thought of “Hymn For The Weekend”

Note: These are entirely my views. You may have your own. I won’t call you names for having your opinion; you grant me the same kindness.  So the universally loved band Coldplay is back with their new single. I woke up this morning to see the title “Hymn For The Weekend” appear on my timeline and…

REVIEW: Homeland Season Five

(All pictures have been taken from https://www.facebook.com/HomelandOnShowtime/) SPOILERS AHEAD The fifth season of Showtime’s Homeland was special in a lot of aspects. One, it does not take place in Carrie’s homeland at all. Two, it is set in 2016 which is still a few days away. Three, it has creepy parallels with the ongoing events of…

RED

Her Story Red was the first colour she thought of when she noticed her dry and chapped and wrinkled lips. She tried to hide all those lines by running her tongue over them but it seemed as if her mouth had run out of saliva. (It was all the howling and crying that was responsible.)…

Review: HOMELAND Season Four

SPOILERS AHEAD When Showtime’s multiple-Emmy, multiple-Golden Globe winning series Homeland returned for its fourth season this fall, most of the fans were torn. After the shocking execution of the leading man, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) in the finale of the third season, little did people expect that the show would bounce back and send a…

Letter from a Menstruating Person

Dear “normal person”, Hi. Before you start reading this monologue of mine, you might want to wear gloves since I am on my time of the month and thus, according to so many cultural beliefs, impure. Even though you won’t find any blood on this letter, I am bound to tell you this as I…

Movie Review: FRANK

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar and Francois Civil. Running Time: 95 minutes When I first saw the trailer of Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, I was sure that I would most certainly have to watch this movie. Being a huge Michael Fassbender fan, I had great expectations from it…

Incest and Morality

This is something I wrote for an audition. Views expressed here are not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and are purely subjective in nature.   The idea of morality is very subjective in nature and also, very complicated. Who decides what’s moral and what isn’t? These are arbitrarily made social constructs which conflict with other…

The Changing Horizon of Indian Television

Remember the days when all the aunties and grandmas from the neighborhood used to complete their daily chores quickly and gather in the few houses which had satellite TV connection just to get a glimpse of the daily chronicles of Tulsi? Well, some people can say that the saas-bahu and paraya-dhan formula is still rooted…

Why “Modern Family” is better than other Contemporary Sitcoms

NO CANNED LAUGHTER: Sure, “FRIENDS” is great and everything but every once in a while, you are bound to go nuts when you are compelled to laugh at some lame jokes because of those people who start dwelling in your head with their irritating giggles. You don’t have to put up with it every time…