Tag: Anu Menon

The 10 Best Hindi Films Of 2016

2016 was not particularly a great year for Indian cinema. There weren’t many films that broke new grounds or even those which left a lasting impression. The only positive side of the year was the change in the portrayal of women. Up until last year, there weren’t many films that could be stated as an acute representation of women but 2016 gave way for more freedom of expression and the result was an array of films with strong female characters. While I had issues with Leena Yadav’s Parched, I particularly liked how the women in her film were not just characters but people who are living and breathing or at least trying to live and breathe. Here are 10 Hindi Films that were better than the 100 other films released this year.

Waiting [2016]: Togetherness in Grief!

For everyone who has every been in a hospital, trying to pass on the agony in their heads onto the random daily newspaper or someone else going under the same spell, Anu Menon’s Waiting is a living portrayal of that heartbreaking ordeal one goes through. Time doesn’t just fly away & feeling just creep up out of nowhere. The fear, the clogs along with the pain just doubles the frustration. The dilemma of understanding what the next step should be; is even harder than being in a mental asylum surrounded by freaks.