Movie Review – Black Bud

Black Bud India (2021) Dir. Amol Kale No wonder lust is one of the seven deadly sins, it causes more trouble than good. If being consumed with desire pays off with the odd moment of bliss where nobody gets hurt, that is fine. Unfortunately, more often than not people do end up getting hurt - … Continue reading Movie Review – Black Bud

Movie Review – Thappad

Thappad India (2020) Dir. Anubhav Sinha Patriarchal India has some very unsavoury attitudes towards women that would cause western societies likes ours to implode with rage at the very idea it is considered socially acceptable for a man to hit his wife. Since women have no agency, clearly something needs to change. Vikram (Pavail Gulati) … Continue reading Movie Review – Thappad

Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante

Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante India (2006) Dir. Tanveer Khan Those of us with a more discerning movie palette that watch films from around the world tend to baulk at the idea of Hollywood remaking successful foreign language works. This isn’t necessarily snobbery, rather being acutely aware of how much will be distilled or lost in … Continue reading Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante

Gully Boy

Gully Boy India (2019) Dir. Zoya Akhtar It shouldn’t matter where you come from, if you have a dream there is no reason why you shouldn’t try to make it happen. Sadly, instead of encouragement, parents in some cultures feel settling for the status quo should be their children’s fate just because it was theirs. … Continue reading Gully Boy

Gulabo Sitabo

Gulabo Sitabo (Cert 15) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 125 minutes approx. The divide between the “haves” and the “have nots” is usually a vast one, encouraging snobbery and petty discrimination, so it is extremely rare, let alone paradoxical, when the two sides are almost one in the same. But that doesn’t stop … Continue reading Gulabo Sitabo

Jawaani Jaaneman

Jawaani Jaaneman India (2020) Dir. Nitin Kakkar Being a parent means adopting a new level of responsibility not just for your life but that of your child. Some people are built for it, others need adapting to it, but what of those who fear it? Who are they most afraid of letting down - the … Continue reading Jawaani Jaaneman

Good Newwz

Good Newwz India (2019) Dir. Raj Mehta Pregnancy is a difficult situation for all involved, more so for the woman who has to carry a tiny human being in their belly for nine months but I digress. It can also be a cruel process where people who want children are unable to whilst others can, … Continue reading Good Newwz

Hichki

Hichki India (2018) Dir. Siddharth Malhotra Living with any kind of disability is hard, whether it causes serious physical and mental impendence, or is a neurological condition resulting in relatively minor discomfort. The biggest struggle is not so much the condition itself but the acceptance in a society where the natural reaction from other people … Continue reading Hichki

Kung Fu Yoga

Kung Fu Yoga (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 108 minutes approx. Jackie Chan should go into politics. The amount of times he stated that his martial arts/action movie days are over then he produces another film in which he is busting out his kung fu moves all over again! … Continue reading Kung Fu Yoga