Aditya Shrikrishna

Atlantics: The Young Woman and the Sea

The beach outside Ada’s home is hit by a storm just before her wedding to Omar when everything changes.

05 Dec 2019

Netflix series 'Upstarts' review: Floating in a bubble

Upstarts, written by Pawar and Ketan Bhagat, doesn’t romanticise the idea of startup and its culture.

24 Oct 2019

The Machiavellian Chakravyuh of 'Succession'

The show’s foundational element is bad choice. It is relentless in following this rule, you’ll never see a character make a good decision.

11 Oct 2019

'Joker' film review: Solid filmmaking, messy politics

If you really want to watch the working class taking on the Wall Street white collars, there is a better, more potent film in the theatres right now: it is called Hustlers.

04 Oct 2019

'Joker' review: Solid filmmaking, messy politics

This neo-noir film, designed as a psycho-thriller, is dedicated to all those who have been ignored by the system.

02 Oct 2019

'Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil' review: A most violent voyeur

The film reminds you that every coupling is grey — rarely can one pigeonhole what two people share between them into neat columns of good and bad.

29 Aug 2019

Sacred Games 2: What’s in store?

Sacred Games, the ever-mutating adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel on religion, deceit, terrorism, and intrigue is out on Netflix today.

15 Aug 2019

Netflix's 'Typewriter' review: The kids are all not right

Netflix’s new series Typewriter, from Sujoy Ghosh, is set in a somewhat sleepy town of Bardez, Goa.

01 Aug 2019

'Sacred Games' review: A tasteful adaptation bolstered by great performances

The guilty party is Alokananda Dasgupta who has scored Sacred Games, and the music seems to convey that Sartaj has just set his eyes on the love of his life.

10 Jul 2018

Nadigaiyar Thilagam/ Mahanati: An ode not just to Savitri, but to South Indian cinema itself

The author talks about how Nag Ashwin's Savitri biopic, Mahanati/Nadigaiyar Thilagam, doubles up as a visual retelling of the history of South Indian cinema.

24 May 2018

The themes of Lijo Jose Pellissery

The author talks about the recurring themes in the films of director Lijo Jose Pellissery

23 May 2018

'Raazi' movie review: An engrossing spy thriller

Films dealing with the India-Pakistan relationship can be a minefield but Meghna Gulzar tiptoes around the common pitfalls.

12 May 2018

Sridevi: Queen of hearts

If there was a book on her, it should be titled 300 Sridevis, says the writer as he talks about the late actor's versatality and incredible success across multiple film industries

26 Feb 2018

'Padmaavat' review: An embarrassing cultural aesthetic all of us could have done without

For the first time in his long career, a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film comes across as superficial, a mere costume extravaganza.

25 Jan 2018

Judwaa 2 review: Offensive, forgettable, unforgivable

Judwaa 2 proves that rolling materials of a different kind and getting down to write is way better than rolling back the years and rehashing.

01 Oct 2017