Monday, 30 January, 2023
HomeFeaturesReel Take

Reel Take

Netflix’s Mismatched 2 is finally India’s answer to Gen Z content, from mental health to love

The series based in Jaipur explores the idea of moving on, of finding new love and partners, while dealing with the past.

Doctor G is not your average Ayushmann Khuranna film. He isn’t the hero with a message

Written and directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, Doctor G has fewer laughs, more reality checks. But it’s never a preach fest.

Hasan Minhaj’s The King’s Jester on Netflix is his grand resignation from political satire

Hasan Minhaj amps up the stakes for The King’s Jester. Drawing from the title alone, it’s all about power play.

How far will you go for revenge? Mammootty’s Rorschach shows the unthinkable

Director Nissam Basheer's Rorschach is a psychological genre-bending thriller that leaves you wondering what you would have done.

Hindutva Chapter 1 takes popular WhatsApp ideas and puts them together for big screen

Writer-director Karan Razdan’s focus on using anti-Muslim tropes throws away any opportunity to sincerely handle a popular topic shaping India’s current politics.

Amitabh Bachchan’s Goodbye is a satire on death. Bollywood is catching up with grief

Amitabh Bachchan steals the show, and is only challenged by the iridescent Neena Gupta in Goodbye.

Madhuri Dixit’s Maja Ma has a great plot twist but it gets cold feet

In making its audience ‘comfortable’, Amazon Prime's first original film directed by Anand Tiwari loses its plot.

Does Chiranjeevi’s GodFather oust Mohanlal’s Lucifer? Yes and no

Scenes are powerful not because of ‘dialogue-baazi’ but Chiranjeevi's presence in the room, which only competes with Salman Khan's guest appearance.

Julia Roberts, George Clooney give top-tier performances to salvage mid-tier Ticket to Paradise

Wafer-thin characterisation of other supporting characters and lazy punchlines, but overall a retro rom-com that we need more of globally

‘Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is a preachy but enjoyable trip to a Saigon theka during Vietnam War

Directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Zac Efron, the Apple TV show lacks the insight and sharpness of superior satirical war films, but remains a largely satisfying watch.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.