Bollywood

The Imperfect Filmi Family: Kapoor and Sons, Since 1921

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Sophisticated.

Mature.

Nuanced.

These are just a few adjectives that one can begin to describe Kapoor & Sons, but this film is so much more, and truth be told I’m at a loss of words on where to begin. Rarely have I walked into a Bollywood film, especially those with queer characters, and walked out with sense of overpowering emotion engulfing me. Kapoor and Sons, I can finally say, is one such film.

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Badlapur: Badla kya?

The review for Badlapur went up on the Dawn, but was edited for space, so I put the entire version here.

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Authenticity.

It is the one thing cinema going audiences crave – detailed and sympathetic portrayals without veering towards the simplistic, hoping our daily experiences are reflected in the films we watch without ever resorting to escapism or parody, all the while praying that if nothing else our filmmakers wouldn’t question our intelligence.

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Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Yeh Fevicol ka Jood Hai Kya?

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Us 90s kids remember, all to well, the catchy one-liners that brands in India came up with before the world became a smaller place with internet, cable television, and mobile phones ::insert nostalgia here::, so imagine my surprise when I heard that a Yashraj film was actually called dum laga ke haisha!

Remember Fevicol? Who am I kidding, of course, you do.

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Dolly ki Doli: ز (zay) say Zabardast!

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Not quite the disaster I thought this film would be, in fact, it’s an easy watch. Full review up at the Dawn (read it here).

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Dolly kay Deewanay: چ (Chay) say…?

Just as predicted, Sonam Kapoor will be the weakest link in Dolly ki Doli, but from what I can see it’s a innovative way of seeing things. It reminds of two recent films, Tanu Weds Manu and Bunty and Bubli, both rolled into one!

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Dolly ki Doli: ڈ (Dal) say Disaster!

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Hot on the heels of her less than impressive performance in Khoobsurat, Sonar Kapoor brings us yet another romantic comedy. The premise for this one: Dolly kiski? Three grooms all vying for the same prize, but something tells me the prize has its own kahani in mind, aur pyar ki katha kinds nahi.

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Retro Rerun!

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Hey, hey filmi travelers!

Keeping in mind my obsession with everything retro, I’m starting a segment on those retro highs(!) and lows, of course some choices will be more retro than others. All the way back to the black and white and rather gay 1920s to the acid trip highs of the 1990s, I’ll be picking hidden gems for your viewing and reading pleasure!

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