Khajoor Pe Atke – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Khajoor Pe Atke – Review by Manisha Lakhe A copy of the Marathi film Ventilator, Khajoor Pe Atke exaggerates in every possible way bringing down what could have been a wonderful situational dark comedy to something unsavory. A brother is about to die, and the family gathers around to ‘be the… Read full review at ...

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain – Review by Manisha Lakhe A lovely story about love, duty, everyday life set in Benaras. A grouchy, crotchety man who does his duty by his wife and daughter announces that he has arranged for his daughter to be married off. The daughter rebels and questions her dad: do you ev… ...

Raazi – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Raazi – Review by Manisha Lakhe How do you make a patriotic film without any bombastic dialog and still manage to move the most cynical filmgoer to tears? Raazi is one of the finest films to come out of Bollywood. It is the story about a young Kashmiri girl who marries into a Pakis… Read ...

Hope Aur Hum – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Hope Aur Hum – Review by Manisha Lakhe Everything old is eventually replaced by something new, and it’s best to adapt. Whether it is an ancient photocopier or a big old house. This is a lesson that this small feel-good family film that has the heart in its right place brings on the big sc… ...

The Past – Review by Manisha Lakhe

The Past – Review by Manisha Lakhe A novelist and her sister are in a bungalow in Lonavala which is haunted. Before you facepalm at every cliche in the horror genre you will see in this film, spare a thought for the actor Vedita Pratap Singh who gives the role of a girl possessed her ...

Omerta – Review by Manisha Lakhe

Omerta – Review by Manisha Lakhe The word ‘Omerta’ means a code of silence that members of crime groups adopt when caught by the law. This film shows us how Omar was happy to kill in the name of religion. The staccato storytelling style and the constant shift between past and presen… Read full review ...

102 Not Out – Review by Manisha Lakhe

102 Not Out – Review by Manisha Lakhe A man who is 102 years old and full of life teaches a lesson or two or three for his grouchy 75 year old son. Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor make this father and son melodrama a good watch simply because they deliver. But if you step ...