Wogma rating: The keen must watch on screen; else TV/online
Quick review: A Hindi war movie that spends a lot more time on strategy than action extravaganza. ‘True’ to real-life or not, the politics of the situation engaged me enough to think that digesting the complexity needed the 3-hour run-time.
Wogma rating: Catch on TV/online for sure
Quick review: Once you are ok with the fact that a movie has been made on the terrifying siege in Mumbai and it has to exploit emotions, Hotel Mumbai is a grippingly told, as unbiased as can be narrative with a believable ambience and some remarkable performances.
Wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable
Quick review: Let me save you some time. Please don’t even read the review.
Wogma rating: This movie is not rated by wogma.
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.