Category Archives: book to film

Movie Review : Pataakha (2018)

Rating : 1/5 (Poor) Genre : Drama Year : 2018 Running time : 2 hours 14 minutes Director : Vishal Bharadwaj Cast : Vijay Raaz, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover Kid rating : PG I’ve long been an admirer … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Padmaavat

Rating : Average (3/5) Genre : Historical Year : 2018 Running time : 2 hours 44 minutes Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cast : Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Raza Murad, Jim Sarbh, Anupriya Goenka Kid … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #30

Suburra (Italy, 2015) This engrossing film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, among a huge star cast. Set around a plot involving Ostia, a real estate development of a Las Vegas style town, this stylish neo-noir thriller has local mafia bosses, corrupt politicians … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 38 minutes Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cast : Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Milind Soman Kid rating: PG-13 Bajirao Mastani is a very Bhansali-esque … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Fitoor (releases 12 Feb 2016)

Watching the trailer, I thought Tabu’s character reminded me of a fictional character – Miss Havisham. And indeed, looking this up on Wikipedia, I see that this is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s “Great Expectations”. With a director like Abhishek … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : The Martian (releases October 2nd 2015)

If you are a reader of my Book Blog, “Review Room”, you already know that I LOVED “The Martian”, and that it dethroned Ender’s Game as my favorite sci-fi book of all time. Combine that with the fact that I … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bombay Velvet (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Romantic Thriller Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 30 minutes Director : Anurag Kashyap Cast : Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Kaykay Menon, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Misra, Siddharata Basu, Manish Chaudhary, Vivaan Shah Kidwise … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Detective Byomkesh Bakshi (3rd April 2015)

I’m really looking forward to Byomkesh Bakshi. For starters, it’s a detective film, which we have precious few of (there was Manorama Six Feet Under, but it’s been a few years), and then it is directed by Dibakar Banerjee. And … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix Instant : Edition #15

– Little White Lies (“Les petits mouchoirs”, France, 2010) : I loved this film. This is a fine, fine film, and one of the best movies I have seen recently. The movie is about a group of friends who vacation … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bombay Talkies

Rating : Above Average (3.5/5) Genre : Drama Year : 2013 Running time : 2 hours 7 minutes Director : Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Cast : Rani Mukherjee, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranvir Shourie, … Continue reading

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