By Murtaza Ali Khan
Italian filmmaker Salvatore Allocca’s award-winning comedy film Taranta on the Road tells the story of a Tunisian man and a woman, Tarek and Amira, who have illegally come to Italy with the hope of a better future, after having closely witnessed the revolution in Tunisia.
By Prashila Naik
I like films that feel real, with real people, with real conflicts, and real imagery. This is probably why I have always been fascinated with the Art/Non-commercial films in India. Shorn of gloss and star power, it is these movies that have defined many of my most memorable movie moments over the years. What also adds to this magic is the potent melting pot that India is, with its multitude of languages and mini-cultures.
By Nadira Khan
A scattered plot doesn’t help weak performances from the actors. The film solely focuses on Farhan Akhtar, who appears utterly confused and distracted without any reason: sometimes, he is dedicated to his adopted village; at other times, he is the devoted lead vocalist of ‘Magic’.
By Srirupa Dhar
Indian film director Kaushik Ganguly’s Bengali film, Bastu-Shaap (2016), is a psychological drama that gives us an insight into the complexities of both human minds and relationships. Role-playing is portrayed as a major component in retaining these relationships. And the politics embedded in this role-playing powerfully betrays the true human being beneath the façade.
By Kouser Fathima
Though the movie starts on a high note, it later fails to live up to the mark. This is a usual story of one workaholic spouse and another supportive spouse. However, the difference is that the wife is the workaholic one, while the husband acts as the waiting spouse at home.
By Riti Das Dhankar
Shoojit Sircar’s Piku is sheer magic in the way it captures ordinary life. It’s a sensitive portrayal of a father and daughter relationship. The magic in the movie comes from the brutal honesty and deep love that the duo shares for each other, despite being in an unenviable situation.
By Riti Das Dhankar
On the whole, the movie is a good watch with a dramatic Bollywood masala ending. The screenplay is effortless and very natural. The problems faced by the characters are believable because they are as confused any one of us
By Mary Ann Chacko
While walking on the streets with my sister, cousins, or friends, we would suddenly hear someone calling ‘shh!shh!’ from an alley. Your reflex action would be to turn and look and what did you see? A random guy with an erect penis trying to grab your attention.