Drunk comedy lacks consistency.
The wildly erratic output of auteur Vishal Bhardwaj shows no sign of abating with his ambitious but maddeningly flawed new satire, Matru ki Biljee ka Mandola. Bhardwaj simply does not know which story strand to emphasise
Last film from Bollywood legend stays the course.
Taking on directorial duties for the first time since 2004’s Veer-Zaara, Bollywood giant Yash Chopra lives up to his reputation as 'India’s King of Romantic Cinema’ with Jab Tak Hai Jaan. A grand cinematic work boasting all the pros and cons of...
Melodrama mars second half of rom-com.
The intermission – the traditional 'half-time’ break in a film that has long since vanished from western cinema but which is still utilised by Indian filmmakers – does Maneesh Sharma’s Band Baaja Baaraat no favours at all. Like the cricket team...
Family melodrama pitched to the back row.
The themes bubbling under the frantic surface of Nikhil Advani’s Patiala House are enticingly complex: Patriarchal dominance, unfulfilled potential, familial discourse, reverse racial stereotyping and, of course, romantic longing. Personified...