Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: While you are in awe with how they managed to make a 2-year old single-handedly hold our interest through the film, Pihu is still a 90-minute long Public Service Announcement for making houses child proof.
Wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else TV/online
Quick review: If festival releases have to belong to the typical Hindi masala genre, might as well be this kind. It’s relevance to today’s times is striking. Interestingly, Thugs of Hindostan includes enough of the trappings to make you cringe and yet manages to keep you entertained.
Wogma rating: Even the keen, wait for it to come on TV/online
Quick review: A sincere attempt to be smart could have been appreciated, had it been a little less superficial in its approach to the business world.
Wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do
Quick review: Dialogue-heavy. Has a supposed agenda which doesn’t connect because it feels exaggerated despite being one close to my heart – a woman’s struggle between own aspirations and family. The real agenda is even more tiresome.
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.