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Review: Pari wants to scare you...

Review: Pari wants to scare you...

...But ends up being oddly moving, says Sreehari Nair. Prosit Roy's Pari is Ek Thi Daayan in reverse. For a film with a cunningly baroque and riveting first half, Kannan Iyer's Ek Thi Daayan had one of the lamest conclusions ever thought up for a movie. Pari, on the other hand, starts off like a nervous, freshly minted calf, and then puts the squeeze on the audience as the story speeds up. It's when its narrative moves into a psychedelic underworld that Pari shocks you with the directions it ..., 2 weeks ago

Review: Aiyaary is deceived by its own cleverness

Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary is the sort of spy fantasy story that drunks narrate in bars, says Sreehari Nair. Often in movies where he's anointed by the devil, Kumud Mishra plays a terrible Advance Man. He comes forth with an evil plan and while presenting it, jeopardises it for himself and his team. You get the feeling that the devil may have touched him, but held back from giving him all his refinements. The great charm in Mishra's performances and a big part of their humanity even, is in his ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Box Office: Raid opens poorly, but picks up  Rediff.com2 days ago Box Office: Hate Story 4 gets fair opening  Rediff.com1 week ago Box Office: Pari, Veerey Ki Wedding flop  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Indian Cinema gets its finest love story

... And it's written with tears, blood and unspoken lines, notes Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: The beauty of Mayaanadhi is that it shows the guts to be a love story of two people who have exhausted the surprises they can offer one another. (A note from Sreehari: This article and the movie it endorses can be better enjoyed by submitting yourself to the spoilers and knowing as many of them as possible, in advance.) Aashiq Abu's Mayaanadhi can either give greeting card companies the jitters or it can ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

The BEST Films of 2017

Check out which movies made Sreehari Nair's list. In 2017, as voices around me vouched for neatness, niceness, and decency, I longed for movies that attempted to de-demonise our preferred demons; movies that tried to increase our range of compassion; and help us to see the world beyond the usual advertising clichés. In short, I longed for everything you don't get in an Aamir Khan film. Here then is a year-end list of Indian movies that largely or wholly fulfilled that longing. I hope ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Review: 3 Storeys has endless surprises

'This colliding of worlds is a feature of chawl life in Mumbai, where the clashes in one household often become prime-time television for the neighbours; where the boundaries of good sex, lechery, and incest are frequently blurred,' says Sreehari Nair. 3 Storeys is an orgy of storytelling. It's about racing from one emotional high to another, and getting drunk on a series of blazing O Henry finishes. The movie is also sporadically naïve -- forgoing character development, causality, and ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

No takers in Kerala; French couple find a buyer for their bicycle in Chennai

Kasargod: The French cyclists who toured Kerala in their bicycle had at last found a taker. Guruvayur native Ranjit, who resides in Chennai, bought the 2 cycles on Wednesday. The news item `Actual price Rs 40K, Offer price Rs 5,000; Still no takers for French ...
 Mathrubhumi1 month ago

Did you like PadMan? Tell us!

Was Akshay Kumar's new film what you expected it to be? Akshay Kumar's PadMan touched a taboo subject, and literally made it the talk of the town. It even made Bollywood, and regular folk, pose with a sanitary napkin and post that it's nothing to be ashamed of.   The reviews have been mixed. Sukanya Verma said PadMan's premise was in place but hoped it had wings while Sreehari Nair felt parts of the film looked like a Vicco Turmeric commercial, a Tourism Ad and an Etihad Airlines ad but ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago PadMan Review: It's about empowering Akshay Kumar  Rediff.com1 month ago

Padmaavat Review: Rajput pride played out on a loop

'Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical characters behave as though they are already aware of the chapters that will be dedicated to them and the sonnets that will be written in their memory.''And yet, they talk relentlessly about making and remaking history.''Can anything be more superficial?' asks Sreehari Nair. Those who could not laugh at the campy pleasures that the Baahubali films delivered may find very little in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat that will sustain their interest. Even ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Mukkabaaz Review: Going for the tear glands with brass knuckles

'You walk out of Mukkabaaz feeling good about yourself, but unlike Kashyap's best pictures, it releases you from the responsibility of seeing yourself in it; the movie is darn clever, most of the way, but it hardly has any wisdom,' says Sreehari Nair. Anurag Kashyap has finally made a movie that most people can walk out of, feeling good about themselves. Those who had, in the past, accused him of being too dark and too edgy will sense in Mukkabaaz much darkness but also the comfort of darkness ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Watch out for Zoya Hussain, folks!

'During casting calls, people want you to a copy-paste version of who they think is good enough to be in Bollywood, especially if you are a girl. I didn't fit into that at all.' Zoya Hussain in Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz. Though it's not her first film, Mukkabaaz is her first Bollywood film, and she's landed quite the challenging part. Zoya Hussain portrays a mute character in Anurag Kashyap's film which has been warmly received at film festivals in Toronto and Mumbai. Does she feel nervous ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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