Dabangg2 subtly shifts towards classic heroism unlike its predecessor. The Chulbul Pandey of Dabangg2 is built against the villain, who is a criminal-turned-politician. Even the police superintendent warns Chulbul against a direct confrontation with him. The Robin Hood quality of Chulbul Pandey becomes a secondary trait of his heroism and his image is built afresh
Shobdo is a tribute to all the unsung heroes of the film industry on 100 years of Indian cinema. Kaushik Ganguly has chosen to highlight the Foley artists who go unheard despite creating accurate and effective ambience sounds that pour life into every frame and scene.
10 ml Love can be looked at not just as a brilliant adaptation but also a contemporary take on relationships and their fragility.
MK Raghavendra argues why Amour might not be the best film of the year:
Life of Pi is a CG dreamboat. The team behind the film needs to be congratulated on recreating a Royal Bengal Tiger with muscles rippling under its fur and a face that is more expressive than many living actors today.
For the first time we don’t see the others as bit players dancing around an infallible protagonist but as people in their own right, professionals confronting each other but nonetheless tragic elements within a single diminished structure.
Through its feature length, Herman’s House touches upon the issues of institutionalized racism in the United States, delayed justice, fate of former Black Panther activists, and makes a strong case against prolonged solitary confinement which Jackie considers to be ‘torture’. But at the primary level it remains a story of hope, friendship and unconquerable human spirit. And that is what gives Herman’s House its universal appeal.
Director Bart Layton does justice to and builds on this intriguing tale, through creative re-enactments, complete with low-key lighting and black and white effects, qualifying the film, in his own words, to be termed as “non-fiction film noir”.
Karan Johar has no grand story to tell but he has pinned up smart and interesting pins to hold the restless generation by his master ways.
In its conceptualization style and execution Looper is compelling and brave. It uses the much abused clichés of time travel (you meeting your future self for example), futuristic thrillers ( a mother and son stalked by a warrior from the future) and fear in isolation