Gunjan Saxena – The Kargil Girl

Starring: Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi, Angad Bedi, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Vineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij Director: Sharan Sharma Rating: **** Scripted by ‘Dangal’ co-writer Nikhil Mehrotra and directed by debutant Sharan Sharma, Gunjan Saxena - The Kargil Girl adds to the growing trend of Bollywood biopics. Thankfully movie mogul Karan Johar sheds his usual excesses to produce a measured and [...]

A Suitable Boy

Starring: Tanya Maniktala, Namit Das, Danish Razvi, Ishaan Khatter, Mikhail Sen, Tabu, Randeep Hooda, Ranvir Shorey, Vijay Raay, Ram Kapoor and Vinay Pathak Director: Mira Nair Rating: *** Since it’s rapturous publication in 1993, fans of Indian literature have been yearning for a screen adaption of Vikram Seth’s masterpiece A Suitable Boy. 27 years later [...]

Dil Bechara

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Sahil Vaid, Saswata Chatterjee, Swastika Mukherjee Director: Mukesh Chhabra Rating: *** Director Mukesh Chhabra brings us a wave of emotions with the movie Dil Bechara, swan song of the late Sushant Singh Rajput. Offering the actor’s final cinematic performance, releasing less than two months after his unexpected demise, there were [...]

Breathe: Into The Shadows

Actors: Abhishek Bachchan, Nithya Menen, Amit Sadh, Ivana Kaur Director: Mayank Sharma Rating: *** Having contracted Covid-19 just a few days before the release of his new web-series, Abhishek Bachchan’s debut in ‘Breathe: Into The Shadows’ was inevitably sidelined. With media frenzy and focus on his contagious condition, alongside that of his famous family, Bachchan’s [...]

Rasbhari

Actors: Swara Bhaskar, Ayushmaan Saxena, Rashmi Agdekar, Neelu Kholi Director: Nikhil Bhat Rating: *** Since its release on Amazon Prime, Rasbhari has been the subject of fierce debate in the Indian media. Best described as a desi mix of cult sex comedies, American Pie and Sex Education, the web series deals with the provocative subjects of teen sexuality and [...]

Bulbbul Flies onto Netflix

Actors: Tripti Dimri , Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose, Paoli Dam, Parambrata Chattopadhyay  Director: Anvita Dutt Rating: *** Having green lit movies like Phillauri and Pari, Bollywood actress turned producer Anushka Sharma can probably be credited with creating a new sub genre in the Hindi film industry – that of the feminist supernatural flick. Along with her brother Karnesh under their production [...]

Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai

Actors: Saiyamyi Kher, Roshan Mathew and Amruta Subhash Director: Anurag Kashyap Rating: 4 stars **** The super success of Sacred Games and Lust Stories meant it was only a matter of time before Netflix pay rolled Anurag Kashyap to create new content for its streaming platform. As one of India’s maverick filmmakers, his gritty crime [...]

Gulabo Sitabo Premieres on Amazon Prime

Actors: Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vijay Raza Director: Shoojit Sircar Star Rating: **** With cinemas closed for the foreseeable future, it was only a matter of time before Bollywood studios began distributing their movies direct to streaming platforms. Delaying release dates indefinitely seems a gamble many cannot afford. Director Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo takes the lead [...]

Mayfair’s Kanishka At Home (Offer)

Attention foodies! You can now enjoy Michelin Starred Chef Atul Kochhar's amazing cuisine at home. Home deliveries and collections now available from Kochhar's Kanishka restaurant in London's Mayfair. Order between 22nd May and 4th June 2020 to receive a complimentary bottle of sommelier selected wine when you mention 'Bombay Funkadelic'. Drop Kanishka an email now [...]