Wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online
Quick review: A story different from the norm gets short-changed because it is treated with a loud dose of melodrama.
Wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable
Quick review: A slowwww clap for the social messaging—as slow as the slo-mo used, without which too the film would have been slow. A genuine clap for the attempt at story, though. As amusing and self-important as it was, at least they tried.
Wogma rating: This movie is not rated by wogma.
Wogma rating: Watch for sure, preferably in theatre
Quick review: The makers have obviously worked on improving the aspects that were little off in the first episode while making what was done well even better. Except for a couple of quibbles, Mardaani 2 works as a thriller for sure.
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.