If I could tell you what I think of Tumhari Sulu in a nutshell, I couldn’t. That’s because there are a lot of positives about the film, but there are also a number of ‘buts’.
Qarib Qarib Singlle is the story of Yogi (Irrfan) and Jaya Shashidharan (Parvathy Thiruvothu). Yogi and Jaya have completely conflicting personalities. While Yogi is a rich businessman who is modest about his wealth, carefree, and lives in the present, Jaya works in insurance, and feels the need to keep people around her happy.
I don’t like to diss a biography or an autobiography because after all, it is someone’s life put on paper for the world to read. There are enough detractors anyway, for every celebrity out there. Just a picture on Instagram is bound to poke the haters to spew venom. So imagine what a 300-page book about your feelings and thoughts will attract.
When the trailer for Secret Superstar came out some time ago, I had pegged it as just another second film of a promising actress. I had thought that she would do a few movies like this, steadily losing ground until she faded into oblivion. But Zaira Wasim is not on this list. I have no idea about the future but right now, she is as far away from this as is possible.
If you have watched Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action thriller, Baby, you’ll know Shabana. Played by Taapsee Pannu, Shabana is a character who oozes grit and determination. Patriotic to the hilt and righteous in the most positive sense of the word, Shabana knows no limit when it comes to serving her country.
I’ve been waiting a long time to find the perfect movie that will make me write a review and kick off the movie reviews section of The Melodramatic Bookworm. Until a few days ago, even the thought of starting this barren section did not cross my mind. And then I watched Stanley ka Dabba. The movie released in 2011, but it was only recently that I got a chance to watch it. Halfway into the movie, I was chiding myself for not having viewed this gem much earlier!
Mrs Funnybones is a book that makes you feel happy and light in the end but still leaves you with a weird sense of zeal and inspiration that propels you forward.
The Bestseller She Wrote is a page-turner, and as a reader, I expected something to jump out at me from every page. I was prepared to stomach it. But it is the mark of a brilliant storyteller to show how even the best of preparations can be brought to their knees by mere words. The redemption brought to me a fierce sense of vindication that I never thought it would.