Natsamrat [2016]: Et tu, Brute?

In Natsamrat (The Emperor of Theater), which is a Shakespearean tragedy of the highest melodramatic order. Things have been placed in such honest manner that their similarities pave way for a little applause nonetheless. Bolstering with a soulful, devastating and deeply satisfying performance by Nana Patekar, the film leaves a mark in spite of its roaring run time.

Sometimes in April [2005]: A Hard-Hitting Docudrama

Haitian film-maker Raoul Peck’s TV movie “Sometimes in April” (2005) opens on April 7th, the day of remembrance of the victims of the Rwandan Genocide (800,000 people were killed in 1994). A girl in a Kigali school asks her teacher Augustin Muganza about what could have been to stop the killings. Augustin answers with a set of ‘Maybe’, and eventually says the truth “I don’t know what could have been done”. It’s that uncertainty which haunts all of us humans trying to understand an act of genocide. “Sometimes in April” doesn’t treat its perpetrators as ‘monsters’, who have shed their human skin to maul innocent civilians.

Boy and the World [2015]

Boy and the World is tragic & starkly bleak allegory of how miserable the world has become , showcasing perpetual vicious cycle of changing world’s implications on human condition and human relationship that is governed by human needs against their own will. Boy & the World takes a look at the ever changing outside of the world & the dynamic mechanism of socio-political functioning that influence the boy emotionally and physically. It uses boy as lens to see the horror of daily life.

The Tribe [2015] : Love & hatred don’t need translation

The Tribe (Plemya) is an unflinching,visceral & bold story of culture of deaf teenagers, which is told entirely in non penetrable untranslated Ukrainian sign language. This unpleasantly dark tale of deaf teenage seems to set in the real world, supported by non-professional actors add to the grittiness and observational realistic tone to it , and it offers much more than usual teenage school drama.

The Hateful Eight [2015]: The Bloody, Snowy tale of Murder, Mystery and Madness

“The Hateful Eight” is unlike something the man has ever made. I am a fan of the kind of story-telling which breaks the story into separate chapters (a la Kill Bill) and it was nice to see QT bringing back that thing here. In the end, The Hateful Eight stands as a grandeur of a film, which is not perfect by all means, and too much long (thanks to the poor editing, I guess), but still a great mystery thriller masquerading as a snowboarding western. This one, might not be as entertaining as his earlier films (keeping aside Death Proof, of course), but still Quentin Tarantino should be lauded for his eighth effort. The ninth, I hope tops this one.

Wazir [2016] : Check & Meh!

Duel between two experienced Chess players, having sixteen deadly weapons on each side, controlled by two freaking minds with the thought of beheading the king of opponent is quite seductive in nature.…

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Every Alfonso Cuarón Film Ranked

Alfonso Cuarón or Alfie as he is lovingly called is one of the few Mexican who is a power-player among-st the currently active Hollywood filmmaker. His movies are not only reaching to the widest number of people and grossing largest number of figures but also being critically acclaimed. He holds the position of becoming the first Mexican director to ever win the Oscars for the best director category- winning it for Gravity in 2014.