Cinephile Stock: Jagga Jasoos

JAGGA JASOOS Written and Directed by Anurag Basu Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu & Ranbir Kapoor Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta, Rajatava Datta, Denzil Smith Photographed by S. Ravi Varman, ISC Edited by Akiv Ali Music by Pritam I have to admit that I really didn’t like Barfi [...]

Raabta: Needs Rewiring

There's a scene in the beginning of Raabta in which Saira, played by Kriti Sanon, stands in front of a mirror and speaks to her dead parents. The first thought I had was 'Mirror of Erised from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. The story revolves around how an Indian chocolatier in Budapest who falls for a [...]

A Death In The Gunj: Achieves Remarkable Heights

I first saw the trailer of actor-turned-writer/director Konkona Sen Sharma's A Death In The Gunj in September '16, days before it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. The English-language Indian drama caught my attention precisely because it was an Indian film by an Indian director in English, of which there are few. With a nine-(wo)man ensemble [...]