Wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do
Quick review: Akhtar and Banerjee seem to expose their empathetic grasp of the human condition, while Kashyap and Johar seem to favor the scandalous over the subtle.
Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: An obviously over-simplified account of an extremely engaging real-life event. The real-life bit is what keeps you glued despite tacky execution.
Wogma rating: Watch for sure, preferably in theatre
Quick review: Omertà is a work of intense, sweeping and frightening moral clarity. Unerring, unflinching and unrelenting, the result is a devastatingly, seriously good film.
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.