Irrfan and I

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One whole day has gone by and I still ache. Something is amiss, and yet, there is no fixing it. I always felt a strong connection with Irrfan but I never thought it would so hard. I guess If I had reflected hard enough, the signs were all there for me to see. Irrfan was never just another actor that I liked, he was so much more than that. So I decided to write this post, in the hope that in some way, this will lessen the pain.  ... 

Sharp Objects Miniseries Review

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Sharp Objects is a psychological thriller, based on a novel with the same name, written by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Much like Gone Girl, there are obvious and beautiful psychological elements at play. Amy Adams plays Camille Preaker, a crime reporter who is sent to her hometown to investigate the murder of a young girl. As Camille comes back, the demons of her past resurface and take her to places she never wanted to go back to. ... 

Fleabag

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Finally, a show where I can safely declare, 'The finest piece of writing...ever', without any qualms. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, please take a bow, for creating, writing and performing Fleabag. She created the idea of Fleabag due to a challenge by a friend, where she had to create a 10 min sketch for a stand-up storytelling night. Waller-Bridge followed this up by creating a 'one-woman play' and performing it in 2013. Season 1 of Fleabag released in 2016 and the second one streamed in 2019. Even though the show has received massive acclaim and fan following, Phoebe Waller-Bridge as all but confirmed that this is the end for the show.  ... 

Kaamyaab Movie Review

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Luck by Chance (2009) was one of the finest films made on the 'insides of the Hindi Film Industry' (and one of my all-time favourites). There is a scene in Luck by Chance, where Mac Mohan is invited to the graduation ceremony of a small acting school. In that scene, one of the students requests him to enact Sambha's famous dialogue from Sholay. Like a good sport, Mac Mohan obliges, and says, "Poore Pachaas Hazaar". Students clap and sing loud praises -end scene-. Our character artists, the ones who support our stars and our storylines, have unfortunately been reduced to this. And the emotions at display in this particular scene are only the tip of the iceberg. The rest is hidden deep down, under layers of glamour, stardom, presumptions and hypocrisy.  ... 

The Invisible Man (2020) Movie Review

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The Invisible Man (Book) was written by HG wells over 100 years ago, way back in 1897. This story was ahead of its time, just like all other works of Wells (Time Machine, War of the Worlds). Such is the strength of the original, that people are able to create fresh content that is as relevant as ever. ...