Only if the script was better...Only if the film maintained the promise of its beginning...Only if situations weren't conveniently and easily resolved...Only if the director understood the potential of the story he had on his hands...Running Shaadi wouldn't be the morass of boredom it is notes Savera R Someshwar. It sounds promising -- A comedy that capers around helping couples elope, while underlining the generation gap between parents and their children and the travails that tag inter-state, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
And you won't guess which film tops Raja's list! And why. 2016 has been a year of makeshift marvel. You have seen my Best Actor and Best Actress selections, but this set of movies makes it clear that the year has been characterised by fundamentally flawed winners. Most selections on my top 10 come with built-in caveats, and yet they are films I'd rather celebrate than blackball. Here, after much deliberation, are 10 misfit movies that sum up an odd year. Here's how much Aamir, Salman, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Aseem Chhabra lists the elements that he loved and was pleasantly surprised by in the movies. As the year closes, critics and film writers come up with their favourite lists -- the top 10 best and worst films. But there are some elements that stand out in the movies. Here is my take at the highlights of Hindi cinema in 2016 -- exploring the good performances and ideas, charming moments and other creative segments of the films. This list is in alphabetical order, and not a countdown of the top ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
There was panic among moviegoers at a city theatre when a group of 20 people roughed up a young man and two women students who, among others, had not stood up when the national anthem was being played before the screening of 'Chennai 28-II'.The violence broke out during the intermission of an 11.30 am show at Kasi theatre in Chennai's Ashok Nagar.Around 20 people beat up the three following an argument. Witnesses said nine people had remained seated while the anthem was being played.Theatres ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The actors are good and Sujoy Ghosh is tremendous at creating a textured Bengal setting, but this is a thriller which could have used more twists and smarts, says Raja Sen. Sujoy Ghosh knows flavour. Few directors are as adept at creating atmosphere so swiftly and effectively, and Ghosh soaks his cinema in a seemingly authentic world. Authentic smelling, even, given the way his new film shows us Vidya Balan shielding her nose before entering a humid crowd, and the stains of sweat around her ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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