Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy New Year (2014): Farah Khan's hackneyed orgy of excess

A triumph of profligacy over artistic freedom


By Murtaza Ali

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Happy New Year, Directed by Farah Khan, starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, Sonu Sood and Jackie Shroff
Happy New Year (2014) By Farah Khan
Our Rating: 5.0
IMDb Ratings: 7.1
GenreAction | Comedy | Crime
CastShah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Runtime180 min
ColorColor

Summary: A team of losers win the love of millions in their quest to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever by team India.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Judge (2014): David Dobkin's flawed but entertaining take on the father-son relationship dyad

A syrupy cocktail fizzing with histrionics


By Murtaza Ali

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The Judge (2014), Directed by David Dobkin, Movie Poster, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
The Judge (2014) By David Dobkin
Our Rating: 7.0
IMDb Ratings: 7.8
GenreDrama
CastRobert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Country: USA
Language: English
Runtime141 min
ColorColor

Summary: Hank Palmer is a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who is getting a divorce. When His brother calls with the news that their mother has died, Hank returns to his childhood home to attend the funeral. Despite the brittle bond between Hank and the Judge, Hank must come to his fathers aid and defend him in court. Here, Hank discovers the truth behind the case, which binds together the dysfunctional family and reveals the struggles and secrecy of the family.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

5th Annual A​nime Convention (17th – 19th October 2014) - The biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India

A Potpourri of Vestiges Feature


5th Annual A​nime Convention, Festival Poster, Japanese Pop Culture

Anime convention is the biggest Japanese pop culture celebration in India. In its 5th avatar, scheduled from 17th-19th October 2014 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi, it is presenting an exhilarating arena of anime, gaming, manga and design. The Convention features some of the renowned animators, game designers, illustrators, artists and related companies from countries like Japan, Hong Kong, US, France and India to conduct several Master classes, Workshops, Panel discussions, Talks and Presentations.