Wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do
Quick review: A thriller that doesn’t get you anywhere close to the edge of the seat. Maybe because the hero gets stuff done too easily or perhaps the casting doesn’t allow you to think he could lose. This despite a decent attempt at twists.
Wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else TV/online
Quick review: A film well made. A story that is as heartbreaking as it is hopeful. An attempt at a balanced view, even if not completely successful.
Wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online
Quick review: So much action that it makes you go numb, even though it is slick, choreographed and shot very well. Anyway, a story of great bravery in times of war, glamourising killing by taking lives in style, seems overdone.
Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: Quite a bit of fun while it lasts even though it is predictable at most times. Just good to see an attempt by Hindi films in the pulp genre.
A counterpoint to Meeta's review of Aiyaary and a comparison with the other film that released on the same day The Shape of Water.
This piece is fanboy material by design - it is for the most part about the influence of his - the Joharian school of cinema - on me, as someone who grew up in the late nineties as also on our popular mainstream culture - something that our man isn't credited for often and not nearly enough with.
No fanfare, no bells and whistles. Just plain happy to be 10.