Mom review; Revenge repackaged

‘Mom’ is the latest instalment in the series. Sridevi returns resplendently to the silver screen after a 4-year hiatus. We last saw her in the quite excellent comedy-drama, ‘English Vinglish’. The former superstar has not aged since and hits the ground running. In ‘Mom’, she plays the role of ‘Devki’, an uncomfortably understanding step-mother of…

Hindi Medium review: Don’t bunk this class

Heavily coated with rib-tickling humour, ‘Hindi Medium’ addresses several topics pertaining to modern-day concerns of urban people. At the heart of it all lays the dilemma and helplessness faced by parents in metropolitan India with regards to the convoluted admission processes in new-age schools. The protagonists live in a country, wherein proficiency in English is…

Badrinath Ki Dulhania review: A progressive potboiler

Dharma Productions and Shashank Khaitan’s latest movie titled ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, is a run-of-the-mill romcom with a couple of deep-rooted social messages. These messages are integral to the plot and aren’t merely added as frills to tease the appetite of the righteous. Pitched as a potboiler, the film delves into prominent matters such as gender…

Raees review: Badassery gone bad

After setting high standards with a terrific teaser in July 2015, Rahul Dholakia has spectacularly disappointed moviegoers with the diabolical ‘Raees’. Obviously inspired by the bootlegger and gangster Abdul Latif, ‘Raees’ is the tale of an enterprising young boy in Gujarat, who works up the ranks to rule the illegal liquor trade in the state.…