Lethal Weapon and the death of good action films

Foreword: I wrote this months ago on a bleeding Bombay night when "Lethal Weapon" was on TV. I found it in my drafts today. Like all good action films, it isn't long.  It's 3 am and I'm still up tonight. Tonight is every night. And every night's the same. You don't go to sleep; sleep… Continue reading Lethal Weapon and the death of good action films


It’s been a while

It's been a while since I've been gone. Where you ask? Places. Some that exist on the map; some I was trying to find within me. Last I wrote on this barren blog was about six months ago, hoping then that I'd keep writing. I've been doing that a lot lately: hoping. Hoping to write,… Continue reading It’s been a while

With “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan finds his deliverance

There is a moment in "Dunkirk" roughly halfway into its surprisingly taut runtime, where Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), Alex (Harry Styles) and Gibson (Aneurin Bernard), three slender young men trapped at the eponymous French beach with 400,000 others, are sitting on the shore and gazing towards the raging sea that stands between them and home, between… Continue reading With “Dunkirk”, Christopher Nolan finds his deliverance


‘Bong’ Hit: “Okja” & Joon-ho’s Art Of Juggling

Filmmaking is a very delicate dance. There are a million ways you could go wrong, about three or four ways to do it right and only one way to do it perfectly. Now, you'd argue that what I just said is ridiculous. That perfect films don't exist. In-fact, perfection is nothing but a myth, an… Continue reading ‘Bong’ Hit: “Okja” & Joon-ho’s Art Of Juggling


I Bought An Umbrella & Headed Out…

...To The #NotInMyName Protest. I had planned to write something earlier today, but I took my sweet time waking up. I was tired and was up till late last night, as usual. But I also went out last evening, like I said I would in my last blog post. I pulled up my favourite pair… Continue reading I Bought An Umbrella & Headed Out…


Some Day A Real Rain Will Come…

Whenever it rains in Bombay, I always think about that line from "Taxi Driver": "Some day a real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets." Of course, for the utterly flawed Travis Bickle, the "whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, and junkies" are the scum. But Bickle knows he's part… Continue reading Some Day A Real Rain Will Come…