Starting a new life

Cliché is a very strong word. Throughout my life I have been frustrated with it. Boring classes in the boring student life followed by boring work life where everything goes according to what everybody expects! It is highly frustrating to always go through same cycle that everybody else goes through, despite my wannabe revolutionary instincts.…

Animes for Adults

There is always a general tendency to club all animation films as children’s films. Extremely radical animation works like those of Ralph Bakshi’s have always been sidelined by the mainstream critics of their times. Animation is by default expected to be primarily intended for children and cater to the sentiments of the family audience. The…

Some Thoughts on Badlapur

Well, everything has already been said about Badlapur. So I have no intention of writing a lengthy review. Despite the disappointment of Agent Vinod, I always look forward to Sriram Raghavan films as I always considered him to be a technically capable director. Earlier he used to take excruciating 4-5 years for every movie. But…

Academy Awards: We get it wrong… again!

  It is that time of the year again! Another Indian “Official Entry” was picked for the Academy Awards and it did not make the cut. In general I have always felt that India mostly picks the wrong films for this purpose, because the people in charge are either biased or ignorant or both. This is not…

“A Screw Fell to the Ground”

一颗螺丝掉在地上 A screw fell to the ground 在这个加班的夜晚 In this dark night of overtime 垂直降落,轻轻一响 Plunging vertically, lightly clinking 不会引起任何人的注意 It won’t attract anyone’s attention 就像在此之前 Just like last time 某个相同的夜晚 On a night like this 有个人掉在地上 When someone plunged to the ground — 9 January 2014