Tag: bollywood

Quick Thoughts on Stree (2018)

Longer review to come. I really enjoyed it. I guess I like Rajkummar Rao now. Shraddha Kapoor is so beautiful, I can’t even stand it. My friend came with me and we had this convo […]

Review: Mummy Punjabi (2011)

What is sacrifice when it is encouraged, cultivated, expected? How do you exist in a society that asks you to make yourself so wide that you encompass everything and thus cease to exist as an […]

Review: Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana (2006)

Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana celebrates female friendships in all of their messy glory. The film does not explain how the women know each other (three are around the same age, and thus could know each […]

Review: Padosan (1968)

She is framed within her window, that frame then within the window of her neighbor, the neighbor flanked by his friends as well as framed photos of his relatives, all framed by the camera, the […]

Review: Paisa Vasool (2004)

I will tell you my final assessment first: I really enjoyed Paisa Vasool. It was a lot of fun, and quite enjoyable. Was it the best movie in the world? No, but I’ve seen similar movies […]

Don’t Trust Movie Critics

“Aren’t you a movie critic?” you ask. Yes, and you shouldn’t trust me, either. I enjoy watching movies, and thinking about them, and analyzing them, but I’m just one person. Not to turn this in […]

Review: Albela (1951)

What do we owe to each other? Albela takes the answer(s) for granted, but the issue is not so simple. Albela is a light comedy about a man, Pyare (Bhagwan), achieving his dreams of becoming a […]

“Single Rehne De” (Simran, 2017)

Full disclosure: I have an acquaintance who worked on this film. We’re facebook friends but haven’t spoken since high school. I wanted to see this movie because she worked on it (and it’s partly set […]

Review: Ungli (2014)

The law, no matter how well intended, protects the powerful. Bribes can get around it, and who can afford bribes? Excellent lawyers can get around it, and who can afford those lawyers? And add to […]

Is It Feminist?

Is it feminist? Who does it benefit? Whose purpose is served? One could argue that applying a label like “feminist” to any piece of pop culture or a consumer good is foolish, since generally those […]