The Top.Reviews
  • Soni
    January 19, 2019
    Ashameera Aiyappan, Cinema Express: "The strength of the writing in Soni is that while it makes you empathise with the women, it doesn’t make a demon out of all men. It’s more about exposing the cultural conditioning that we are all subjected to."
  • Tumbbad
    October 14, 2018
    "Part morbid-fantasy, mostly magic-realism... An artsy, gutsy mix of mythology, history, horror, and moral science."
  • Village Rockstars
    September 27, 2018
    "A milestone film of sorts, Village Rockstars epitomises the trials and tribulations, and heralds the coming of age, of a filmmaker, of her protagonist, and of the indie film movement in India."
  • Laila Majnu
    September 7, 2018
    Cinematic adaption of a famous Persian narrative poem based on the true story of another poet and his lover
  • Mulk
    August 3, 2018
    Saibal Chatterjee: "At the heart Mulk is a fearless spirit that is a far cry from the abject timidity of Bollywood, an industry that believes in upholding the status quo even if it threatens to endanger the precious pluralistic ethos that lies at the foundation of this vast nation."
  • Prometheus


    A ‘prequel’ to a film classic is sometimes a much better marketing ploy than a sequel – especially when the first film began on an intriguing note. Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) is a horror classic and it engendered several sequels by other...
  • Arbitrage


    Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage is a political film, but its statement is disguised as family drama. The first factor that makes it highly political is that it is about a hedge-fund tycoon and investment bankers have become highly controversial after...
  • Mumbai Film Festival

    Society, Cinema & the Critic

    Man is a political animal. So reflected Aristotle. He went a step further to see politics and culture as by-products of nature. Man is given speech and moral reason as natural, inborn, gifts. So, any further device, or design,...
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