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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Jab Harry Met Sejal Film Review:Directionless Tour

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

The writing on the wall has been there ever since the title of Jab Harry Met Sejal (JHMS) was plagiarised from When Harry Met Sally. You wondered why couldn’t makers think something out-of-the-box like RingThing,Ring’a’Ring’a’ Roses et al. It reflected on the paucity of their creative juices. Then came the promos. Though Jab Harry Met […]

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Mubarakan Film Review: Mistaken Identities Mess Up

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Weddings are an occasion for getting together,nostalgia,celebrations and living in present. It’s time of contradictions encapsulated in a limited time frame. If to this is added the confusion,chaos and confrontations it becomes hot. To this now add a dose of mistaken identities and the whole thing becomes a tinderbox. Mubarakan by Anees Barmer (this time […]

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Vekh Baraataan Challiyan: Its Celebration Time Indeed

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Short Review: #VekhBaraatanChalliyan Now that’s how comedy and wholesome entertainment ought to be.Punjabi film #VekhBaraataanChalliyan (Behold Marriage Processions) brings together conflicting refrains of Punjabi Boy(Binnu Dhillon) wooing and wanting to marry a Haryanvi girl Kavita Kaushik(of TV serial FIR fame). After he has wooed her successfully against his father’s wishes,Girls father believes in Kundali and […]

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Jab Harry Met Sejal Trailer Review

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

The more things change the more they remain same. Imtiaz Ali from his first movie Socha Na Tha to last release Tamasha has used the metaphor of travel as a journey not only to explore exotic places by protagonists who are opposite in nature,attitudes,behaviour to each other, but during the course of their journey they […]

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Munna Michael Film Review: Rest In Pieces Michael

| July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The wannabe dancer Dolly aka debutante Niddhi Agarwel from small town Meerut wants to prove to her father that yes,there is no need to be a doctor or an engineer, winning a dance reality show is a creditworthy aspiration in itself.Fair enough. Then there is an abandoned child,baptised as Munna (by his adoptive single parent,and […]

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Lipstick Under My Burkha: Red Herrings For Women Liberty

| July 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Of late,if ever there was much ado about nothing it is LUMB(Lipstick Under My Burkha),that got embroiled in controversy with CBFC aka censor board. Inspite of getting free publicity due to controversy,LUMB is limp and you can lump it together with movies like Parched and many more that tried to show women’s liberation through their […]

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Jagga Jasoos Film Review: Collapses Under Its Own Weight

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As is my routine, I could not catch First Day First Show of a main movie releasing this Friday, due to mild indisposition. Watched Jagga Jasoos yesterday,that’s Saturday. By this time the reviews have already poured in. Even the Box office verdict too. But here is my take on the movie. As I had mentioned […]

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MOM Film Review: Ma Ma Matchless

| July 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

You had a feeling after watching the trailers that what to expect from MOM. As such daughter-mother relationship is a complicated one. And if daughter is a growing teen with a step mother,it is a very tenuous bond indeed. Arya Sabharwal (Sajal Ali) is not able to forget her now deceased biological mother and gives […]

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Jagga Jasoos :Trailer Review

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

One thing that hits you the most while watching the trailer of Jagga Jasoos.The whole color pallette is different from the regular candy floss spectrum of Bollywood potboilers. This one is rich and saturated. The premise is no great shakes. There has been a death.Whether that death has been an act of suicide or a […]

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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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