Author: Arpit Agrawal

The Jungle Book | Movie Review – Back to the Jungle

An entire generation cannot wait for the new Jon Favreau retelling of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of short stories The Jungle Book. This is the generation that learnt punctuality from the TV every day at 7:30pm to catch Jungle Book, because there was no YouTube to catch the repeat telecast. This is the generation which gets gooseflesh on watching “Jungle Jungle Baat Chali Hai” on YouTube, re-recorded by the original team of Gulzar and Vishal Bharadwaj on the occasion of this film’s release. This is the generation that will undoubtedly be dragging their kids to a movie this time. The...

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Dil Dhadakne Do | Movie Review – Cadillacs In Their Nightmares

Have you seen that gif of Woody Harrelson from Zombieland where he wipes his tears with 100 dollar bills? That is the image that comes to your mind as you watch Dil Dhadakne Do, a breezy dramedy about the Mehras (Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah) from Delhi. They are the perfect couple, with a multi-million dollar business with need for expansion, a daughter (Priyanka Chopra) who is living the ideal life, and a son (Ranveer Singh) who every mother wants for her daughter. The enviously glamorous lifestyle and the appearance of a happy family, however, is a tightrope act...

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PIKU | Movie Review – Good Sh*t!

Piku, made by the writer director pair of Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi, who also gave us Vicky Donor, is a simple movie about Piku, an independent, working woman. She’s fully committed to taking care of her hypochondriac, aging dad, who believes a good bowel movement in the morning is the spiritual panacea the world needs. Adhering to all his whims and fancies, Piku has seen life pass her by, and all she asks for in return is a little sensitivity from his blabbermouth of a father. That’s until they decide to take a trip to Kolkata, and how...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 | Movie Review – Beauty, End the Beast!

You know why I believe God exists? Because it’s because of him we have balance on Earth. For every Rahul Gandhi, we have a Narendra Modi. For every Honey Singh, we have an Arijit Singh. For every Sajid Khan and Akshay Kumar, we have a Dibakar Banerjee and an Irfan Khan. And for every Twilight, we have a Hunger Games. I have been a massive Hunger Games fan. The way the author Suzanne Collins created a parable universe where getting exploited is a right for the young adult audience is a massive achievement. She gave us a kickass character...

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Interstellar | Movie Review #2 – 2014: A Space Odyssey

I consider myself lucky to be born in the 90s. I grew up with Harry Potter, I was the last generation to be kids before the internet happened, and I got to be a witness to a radical change in the Indian movie industry, but this time for the better. But the fact that I got to watch Christopher Nolan’s movies in theatres when they come out will be the gift I will always be most grateful for. I have been a huge Nolan fan since I saw Batman Begins and Memento for the first time some 8 years...

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