Tanul Thakur

STREAMING: A COP OUT

STREAMING: A COP OUT

For a film centred on horrific depravities, Thar is quite sheepish about most scenes of violence Published 15 May, 2022 11:10am
MEDIA: THE COMMUNALIST FILES

MEDIA: THE COMMUNALIST FILES

The recently released Bollywood film The Kashmir Files is a laughable piece of right-wing propaganda. But its over-simp... Published 27 Mar, 2022 07:06am
STREAMING: THE POWER OF TWO

STREAMING: THE POWER OF TWO

Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers tells an interlocked story of two women struggling to locate their distant pasts, wounding... Published 20 Mar, 2022 08:13am
CINEMASCOPE: KNOCKED OUT BY CLICHES

CINEMASCOPE: KNOCKED OUT BY CLICHES

Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Toofaan, starring Farhan Akhtar, has one surprise subversion in it. The rest is a mediocre Published 25 Jul, 2021 07:48am
CINEMASCOPE: THE MUTATION OF MISERY

CINEMASCOPE: THE MUTATION OF MISERY

Koozhangal, which won the top prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, unfolds as a day in the life of a village, where Published 28 Feb, 2021 07:17am
CINEMASCOPE: REQUIEM FOR DREAMS

CINEMASCOPE: REQUIEM FOR DREAMS

The Argentinian drama The Sleepwalkers has intriguing subplots but they don’t quite produce a unified meaning Published 31 Jan, 2021 08:57am
SCREEN: WAR WITHOUT ADDED DRAMA

SCREEN: WAR WITHOUT ADDED DRAMA

While A Call To Spy’s look at the lives and work of three female spies during WW2 is smart and shorn of tokenism, it lacks an Published 03 Jan, 2021 08:25am
WIDE ANGLE: WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

WIDE ANGLE: WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

Directed by Sooni Taraporevala, Yeh Ballet it’s a curious amalgamation of two films: Gully Boy (2019) and Whiplash Published 15 Mar, 2020 08:54am