Kaatru Veliyidai

Most of us have our own reasons to not miss a Mani Ratnam film. I usually go for movies only if they are endorsed by at least 1 critic whom I trust (I know who the really good ones in each language are). But Mani Ratnam movies are above that. Obviously I still care for what the critics… Continue reading Kaatru Veliyidai


The Fated One

While noting down the family history -a standard procedure during any case history-taking - I came to know that Lakshmipathi's younger brother had committed suicide around nine years ago. That was roughly two years before the former's schizophrenic symptoms started. There's something wrong with the family after all, I thought. When I asked the cousin what the… Continue reading The Fated One


Gulon Mein Rang Bhare

I am reading Navtej Sarna's Second Thoughts nowadays. In the book, Sarna is describing all the literary heavyweights from around the world who have influenced him in a major way. Around the middle of the book, there's a chapter titled 'Tormented by a Restless Breeze' which he starts with the following sentence: "I do not believe that I… Continue reading Gulon Mein Rang Bhare



Dangal: a review tribute I suspect Aamir Khan had always sensed the possibility of a sporting biopic ever since he interviewed Geeta and Babita Phogat for 'Satyamev Jayatey' more than two years ago. I am sure he never had qualms about his movie not being about 'him' - that is, his character. The self-assured man… Continue reading Dangal


An aspiring Writer’s block

I was waiting for inspiration to strike me all this while. It was in June that I had posted my last, first and only note yet - 'Premam'. Later, I had often got some vague ideas, which could have been converted into blogposts. But somehow, I couldn't expand on them beyond a paragraph. At other… Continue reading An aspiring Writer’s block