Author Archive: Dhieraj Mohan

Dhieraj Mohan is Hindi cinema's keen observer. With earnest interest in its dynamics and constantly changing milieu he revels in dwelling on the discrepancies, idiosyncrasies,contradictions,masala and the formula that defines Bollywood.He is a poet and a screenwriter too,who simply adores Hindi cinema's chameleon like traits.

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Tubelight Film Review: Go For LED Bulbs Instead

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Twenty years ago, a war drama unfolded on single screens across India. J P Dutta’s Border (1997) captured the imagination and struck right emotional chords among the viewers. In an era where multiplexes were few years away, it got a booming response. It’s song sandesh aate hain, humein tadpate hain, ki ghar kab aaoge,likho kab […]

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Mubarakan : Trailer Review

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oh in these rain starved days, one so much craves for jhamajham baarish. Instead you are being showered by inanities like Double The Celebrations, Triple The Confusion, Craziest family in town,blah blah, blah. Its greeting time for Anees Bazmi’s yet another mindless, meaningless extravaganza. You may be tempted to say so what?. At least entertainment […]

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BANK CHOR Film Review: UnBankable

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to make of a situation(as any incident out of the ordinary is called in police circles), when a bank heist is underway, Cops are sidelined, instead an investigation agency CBI is pressed into service. An investigation agency? To solve a crisis situation!Weird stuff. Anyway,lets take it further. Things seem to be going out of […]

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Toilet-Ek Prem Katha Trailer Review

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Let me make it very clear. Toilet-Ek Prem Katha has no connection whatsoever with Gaddar-Ek Prem Katha, except for the tagline. Two films are as disparate as Tolet is from Toilet. Its a story set in rural heartland of our Bharat Mahaan. Based on true incidents it tells the story of a girl Bhumi Pednekar […]

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Behen Hogi Teri Film Review : Your Brotherly Neighbourhood

| June 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are certain common societal characteristics that define the Hindi belt of our Bharat Mahaan. With its patriarchial system refusing to loosen its grip, there are certain givens, so far gender equations and matters of heart among young boys and girls are concerned. Like making an ownership statement : Ye teri honay waali bhabhi hai. […]

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Dear Maya Film Review: Say Yes To Life

| June 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

It happens many a time that you go out on your limb to do someone good, your intentions too are genuine, but the consequences are just not what you desired. Instead of doing good, your actions jeopardise other person’s well being. Anna(Madeha Imam) and Ira (Shreya Singh Chaudhary) are two 16 year old teens who […]

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Sachin: A Billion Dreams (Bio-pic) Review: ‘Ten’acious And ‘Ten’der

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most of the bio-pics and docu-dramas on sports icons are generally an amalgamation of grit, commitment, dedication, struggles,hard-work, discipline and focus of the protagonist who marches on against the wind, bounces back from every fall, never gives up and lives to see his dream come true. Sachin-A Billion Dreams is no different. It traces the […]

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Hindi Medium Film Review: Medium Is The Message

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control…All in all it’s just another brick in the wall, all in all you’re just another brick in the wall. Pink Floyd challenging and admonishing the repressive education system. The many wrongs with our education system have been dealt seriously or with dollops of humour […]

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Half GirlFriend Film Review: Half Measures Won’t Do

| May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

 Winston Churchill is credited with the honour of  delivering a shortest speech, when he addressed the gathering of students at Oxford University by saying just four words “Never, Never, Never give up”. Chetan Bhagat is no Winston Churchill and need not be,though he weaves a premise of his novel Half Girlfriend on somewhat similar premise […]

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Meri Pyaari Bindu Film Review : Blah Blah Bland

| May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you sit down to write a script,scene or a novel the major fear of any writer is the writer’s block.It is generally shown in films as stack of rolled paper lying on the floor as the writer trashes whatever he has written. Meri Pyaari Bindu seems to have been written with this writer’s block. […]

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