Book Review: The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace

Evelyn Beatrice Hall once said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” In spite of stepping into the twenty-first century with aplomb, we as a human race have not progressed to a point where all written word is cherished and published. Censorship is very…

Hacksaw Ridge: Mel Gibson’s triumphant return

A visceral war drama, where the war just doesn’t take place on the battle-scarred wastelands of Okinawa but also in the life of its main protagonist. Based on the life story of the Medal of Honour recipient, Desmond Thomas Doss, the movie explores the conflict between a man’s beliefs and his desire to serve his…

A compelling and yet slightly disappointing final chapter of the Verhoeven Trilogy: Book Review of Camille by Pierre Lemaitre

With the final installment of the Camille Verhoeven trilogy, Pierre Lemaitre has permanently registered his name in the annals of the crime writers. Begun with the personal tragedy for Camille Verhoeven, the trilogy finishes the circle and concludes with the professional and personal calamity for Camille. Though the first two installments in the trilogy are…

Dangal – One of the best sports biopics

Sports biopics are a successful formula in Hollywood. Bollywood, on the other hand, is a different ball game altogether. What sells is the family drama, cheap entertainment, run-of-the-mill romance and, of course, Salman Khan. Sports biopics have never been very popular either amongst directors or audiences, barring a few notable exceptions. Mary Kom, MS Dhoni are some of…