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France proves F1 needs a shake-up

New Delhi, June 25 -- Over the last 20 years, I've missed maybe three Grands Prix. Formula One is a passion I feverishly make time for, putting the world aside to watch titans and teenagers battle on ... Read More


A celebration of toxic masculinity

New Delhi, June 23 -- There are so many shots of people smoking in Kabir Singh, I'm surprised they didn't rope in Akshay Kumar for a supporting role, to keep reminding the film's leading man to replac... Read More


Could have easily been a smart film

New Delhi, June 14 -- I didn't walk into Game Over expecting a Red Dead Redemption 2 poster in the heroine's bedroom. The 2018 game is a moral struggle set around the fading of the Wild West, and a ge... Read More


Vettel shows spirit in Canada

New Delhi, June 12 -- Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday while Lewis Hamilton was declared the winner. A highly contentious five-second penalty robbed the Fe... Read More


Decent comedy that pretends to be brave

Chandigarh, May 18 -- Ajay Devgn has no spine in De De Pyaar De. As a 50-year-old aware of his age, the actor plays uncharacteristically calm, handing over valuables to muggers and unable to push an o... Read More


Movie is stunningly plated meal, but it needs salt

Chandigarh, April 18 -- The film is gorgeous. Supposedly set in pre-Independent India, Kalank may instead have been filmed inside a Good Earth catalogue curated by Baz Luhrmann. A courtesan stands in ... Read More


Movie is stunningly plated meal, but it needs salt

Gurugram, April 18 -- The film is gorgeous. Supposedly set in pre-independent India, Kalank may instead have been filmed inside a Good Earth catalogue curated by Baz Luhrmann. A courtesan stands in he... Read More


Like Prost, the best driver isn't always the fastest

NEW DELHI, April 16 -- It was poetic to see Alain Prost wave the chequered flag at the Chinese Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton, who won the race in unchallenged fashion, was rarely the fastest man on the ... Read More


This is just anger mismanagement

Chandigarh, April 12 -- I first encountered Albert Pinto and his notorious temper with a laugh. Directed by Saeed Mirza, the 1980 film Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai was a seething indictment of... Read More


This is just anger mismanagement

Gurugram, April 12 -- ALBERT PINTO KO GUSSA KYUN AATA HAI? Direction: Soumitra Ranade Actors: Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla, Manav Kaul Ifirst encountered Albert Pinto and his notorious temper with ... Read More