The Top.Reviews
  • Ginny Weds Sunny
    October 9, 2020
    "The business of matchmaking is once again at the forefront"
  • Bad Boy Billionaires
    October 6, 2020
    "Comes at an opportune time, when the income inequality has reached stratospheric levels in many countries, prompting conversations about the true worth of billionaires."
  • Khaali Peeli
    October 2, 2020
    "The sort of baloney that recycles every done-to-death stereotype of the masala genre in the most lacklustre manner"
  • Serious Men
    October 2, 2020
    "Captivating and complex portrait of underdog ambition"
  • C U Soon
    September 1, 2020
    "Seems to be asking: Do you really need to step out anymore, even to watch this movie?"
  • Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis

    Cosmopolis Director: David Cronenberg Writers: David Cronenberg, Don DeLillo Stars: Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti David Cronenberg is the greatest filmmaker in the English-speaking world, who has been continuing to make provocative and deeply thoughtful films when other claimants...
  • Amour

    Amour

    Amour Writer-director:Michael Haneke Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert Amour (meaning ‘Love’) stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter...
  • Mannat

    Mannat

    Mannat | short film, presently streaming on MXPlayer. Writer-director: Arpita Pattanayak Stars: Mandakini Goswami, Ashwath Bhatt, & Anamika Shukla   A feel of loneliness and emptiness is created in the opening...
  • Border

    Saving a sari border

    Could love be having to say you are a sari? It certainly could. This border belonged to a sari gifted to my sister Yashodhara¹ 35 years ago, on 4th September 1985 by...
  • Garad

    Garad — pure silk sari with red border

    The original saree (header pic; on the extreme left) was a Garad saree from Bengal, worn traditionally by married women when performing a puja. It is made of pure...
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