Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhaan – Flawed but important and necessary

A mainstream Bollywood “hero” kissing another man on screen, in an out-and-out commercial film – the fact that this movie even exists, and those kissing scenes made to the final cut, is a huge deal in itself. For one, it’s a huge leap for Indian cinema. Secondly, this is the first mainstream commercial Indian film …

Vasham – Movie Review

Editor’s Note: This reviewer, Chakravarthula, is the single-card lyricist for the film. “Vasham” is a crowd-funded Telugu feature film that hit the theatres (“theatre” really, if you consider just Hyderabad!) today. It’s not the first crowdfunded production in Telugu, but it boasts of being the first one for which half of the script was posted online …

Bahubali 2 (The Conclusion) – Movie Review

Bahubali 2: The Conclusion had risen the audiences’ expectations sky high, and did Rajamouli and his team satiate their hunger? The titles recapitulate The Beginning with the help of still images, possibly inspired by the mythological stories that are told graphically on the walls of temples through paintings or figurines. Right from there till the …