Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: Chef made me wonder, what makes me sadder - a film which starts off very well, but ends up being just about average or one that isn't enjoyable at all.
Wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable
Quick review: Unabashedly silly. Brings a smile or two, even if soulless – that's exactly what you expect though, right?
Wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do
Quick review: Run-of-the-mill revenge drama that tries very hard, but doesn't engage at all.
Wogma rating: Must see - on the big screen
Quick review: You brace yourself for the highest degrees of scathing cynicism when you walk in to a film about India's election process. You walk out with a smile that balances the skepticism with healthy hopefulness. Those are just a few “when was the last time that happened” packed in 100+ minutes.
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.
Is it just that Alia Bhatt is a good sport? A very good sport? Is that the only thing that makes her self-parody awesome? I think not. And here's why.