Murtaza Ali Khan

Founder/Editor-In-Chief

Murtaza Ali Khan is a film critic, journalist, and blogger based out of New Delhi, India. He runs the award-winning entertainment blog 'A Potpourri of Vestiges'. He has been writing on cinema for over seven years. He is a Guest Columnist at New York-based magazine Cafe Dissensus and also contributes to publications like The Hindu, Newslaundry The Quint, and The Huffington PostIn the past, he has contributed articles to sites like Desimartini and Jamurra Blog. He is also on the guest panel for live TV discussion on News X.

His education spans science, technology, mass communication, and management. Cinema is not only his passion but also his greatest obsession. His all-time favorite movie-makers are Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Bunuel, Andrei Tarkovsky, Charles Chaplin, Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Satyajit Ray, Fritz Lang, Sergio Leone, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martin Scorsese. He can be reached at murtaza@apotpourriofvestiges.com. He tweets @apotofvestiges.



The following is a chronological compilation of movie reviews written by Murtaza Ali Khan for A Potpourri of VestigesReaders can click on the desired movie-title in order to access the particular review. The complete index of reviews published on this blog can be accessed here.


September 2018

Karenjit Kaur: Season 2 (2018)
Manmarziyaan (2018)
Halkaa (2018)


August 2018

Stree (2018)
Ghoul (2018)
Satyamev Jayate (2018)


July 2018

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Karenjit Kaur: Season 1 (2018)
Skyscraper (2018)
Soorma (2018)
Hanuman vs Mahiravana (2018)
Sacred Games (2018)


June 2018

Sanju (2018)
Lust Stories (2018)
Race 3 (2018)
Bhavesh Joshi (2018)


May 2018

America Mappillai (2018)
Raazi (2018)


April 2018

October (2018)


Raid (2018)
Pari (2018)


Aiyaary (2018)
Breathe (2018)
Love Per Square Foot (2018)
PadMan (2018)


My Birthday Song (2018)
Mukkabaaz (2018)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Black Mirror (Season 4), Episode 1: 'USS Callister" (2018)


Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Fukrey Returns (2017)
Love, Bites (2017)
Firangi (2017)


Tumhari Sulu (2017)
Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017)
Ribbon (2017)
Ittefaq (2017)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)


October 2017

One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Secret Superstar (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Muavza (2017)
Chef (2017)


September 2017

CRD (2017)
Newton (2017)
Simran (2017)
Lucknow Central (2017)
Mughal-E-Azam [Play]
Baadshaho (2017)



July 2017

Mubarakan (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
Lipstick Under My Burkah (2017)
Jagga Jasoos (2017)
Shab (2017)


June 2017

Tubelight (2017)
Aamad (2017)
Raabta (2017)
Guy in the Sky (2017)
Love U Family (2017)
The School Diary
Baywatch (2017)
Wonder Woman (2017)
A Death in the Gunj (2016)


May 2017

Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017)
Pagla Ghoda (2017)
Half Girlfriend (2017)
Hindi Medium (2017)
Sarkar 3 (2017)


April 2017

A Walk in the Woods [Play]
Baahubali 2 (2017)
Noor (2017)
Maatr (2017)
Begum Jaan (2017)
Fast & Furious 8 (2017)
Mirza Juuliet (2017)
Naam Shabana (2017)


March 2017

Poorna (2017)
Phillauri (2017)
Anaarkali of Arrah (2017)
Trapped (2017)
Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017)

February 2017

Rangoon (2017)
Irada (2017)
Silence (2016)
Jolly LLB 2 (2017)
Kung Fu Yoga (2017)


Banjo (2016)
Wah Taj (2016)
Pink (2016)
Bhuvan Shome (1969)

August 2016

Glas (1958)
Happy Bhag Jayegi (2016)

July 2016

Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)
Madaari (2016)
Great Grand Masti (2016)
Shorgul (2016)


November 2015


October 2015

Titli (2015)
The Martian (2015)

September 2015
Jackie Brown (1997)

August 2015
July 2015

June 2015
Revolver Rani (2014)

May 2015
NH10 (2015)

February 2015
Shamitabh (2015)

December 2014

November 2014

No Country for Old Men (2007)
Interstellar (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)

October 2014

Happy New Year (2014)
The Judge (2014)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Haider (2014)

September 2014

Finding Fanny (2014)
Boyhood (2014)

June 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

May 2014

April 2014

Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

March 2014
Jinnah (1998)

February 2014

January 2014

Pacific Rim (2013)
Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
12 Years a Slave (2013)

December 2013

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

November 2013

Junoon (1978)
The Last Tycoon (1976)

October 2013

Barefoot to Goa (2013)

September 2013

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
The Great Gatsby (2013)

August 2013



February 2012


January 2012

December 2011


October 2011


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