Padman’s take on menstrual hygiene strikes a perfectly logical and cinematic balance

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Second AC journey (4/5) Starring: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, Sonam Kapoor Director: R.Balki R.Balki's films have always had a subtle and stylish take on Indian women and his portrayal of India's Padaman is another classy piece of cinema. Padman is the real-life story of Arunachalam, who is widely recognized for his vision and efforts on promoting menstrual hygiene... Continue Reading →

Padmavat: Bhansali’s cinematic aura and an engulfing Khilji are the standouts in this sufficiently entertaining period drama

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Third AC journey (3.5/5) Starring: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali With all the buzz around, Bhansali and co. did not need a lot of publicity or advertisements for their latest period drama. Despite a lot of fingers pointing at the substantiality and the authenticity of... Continue Reading →

Qarib Qarib Single is as funny and adorable as any romantic comedy can get

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Rajdhani First AC journey (4/5) Starring: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy, Brijendra Kala, Luke Kenny Director: Tanuja Chandra Romantic comedies have always been one of the genres I have enjoyed the most. So far this year, Bollywood has faired really well in the rom-com section. We had Bareilly ki Barfi, backed up by Shubh Mangal Savdhan... Continue Reading →

A dysfunctional family with overdone Marvel comedy and a lot of Avengers is Thor Ragnarok for me

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Third AC journey (2.5/5) Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins Director: Taika Waititi Dysfunctional families have been food for the celluloid over the years and will continue to do so, but, to be honest, I had never thought that the Marvel gods would also face similar family... Continue Reading →

Ittefaq is one of the finer crime thrillers of the year

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Second AC journey (3.5/5) Starring: Siddharth Malhotra, Sonkashi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna Director: Abhay Chopra The crime thriller genre has been something that Bollywood has practiced and perfected itself in over the last few years. With exceptional films like Gupt, Manorama, Ittefaq(1969), Kaun, Talvar and much more, our film fraternity has proven that they can... Continue Reading →

David Dhawan undoes his 90’s masterclass with Judwaa 2

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Sleeper coach journey (1.5/5) Starring: Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rajpal Yadav, Anupam Kher, Ali Asgar, Vivan Bhatena Director: David Dhawan Glossy star cast, jazzy music, David Dhawan's comedy and nostalgia of the 90's were supposed to be the headlines of Judwaa 2. Honestly, the trailer did not hand us anything promising except... Continue Reading →

Shraddha Kapoor’s prosthetics and poker face are the only convincing thing in Haseena Parkar

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Sleeper Chaircar journey (1.5/5) Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Sunil Upadhyay, Ankur Bhatia Director: Apoorva Lakhia The gangster genre has been the in thing for quite some time with Bollywood. With Arun Gawli's biopic, Daddy hitting theatres earlier this month, Bollywood's underworld characters have been quite in the limelight. While Daddy was a one-man show driven... Continue Reading →

The Farhan Akhtar lead Lucknow Central is another feather in Bollywood’s real life adaptations

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Second AC Chaircar journey (3.5/5) Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Gippy Grewal, Diana Penty, Deepak Dobriyal, Rajesh Sharma, Inamulhaq, Ravi Kishan, Ronit Roy Director: Ranjit Tiwari The story of 5 prisoners who plan a prison escape in the backdrop of a band performance was an idea that needed sheer diligence and character to be carried out.... Continue Reading →

Arjun Rampal’s persona as Arun Gawli is dazzling but unfortunately Daddy does not entirely cash in on it

The Cinema Station’s Rating: Third AC journey (2.75/5) Starring: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rajesh Shringarpure, Anand Ingale, Nishikant Kamat Director: Ashim Ahluwalia The Indian film industry, over the years, has continued to shed light upon some of the darkest, most notorious and petrifying characters of the Indian mafia. Whether it be the flamboyant and charismatic Sultan Mirza... Continue Reading →

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