Tale as Old as Time

I saw Beauty and the Beast and I'll say this as quickly as possible - I didn't like it all that much. Then, I went back and saw the original animated movie. And I'll say it again, very quickly - I didn't like that so much, too. So, I finally decided that this fairy tale... Continue Reading →


The other day my dad asked me to read The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. I did and we discussed it. We had a highly spirited discussion where he defended the book and I dissed it. My dad and my sister were both on one side and I was on the other.¬†Yes, I am a part... Continue Reading →

Wayfaring Stranger

What, exactly, is it about August: Osage County that everyone wants to remake the original play, be it in Hollywood or right here in Mumbai, I will never know. With its stellar cast of Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, the movie did catch my attention, but I couldn't last into it 30 minutes beyond. Whatever... Continue Reading →

Lost Stars

Entrenched inside movies and books, sometimes I find things that I would want to do. Earlier it used to get me all giddy-up. Fiction embellished reality in ways more than one. Of course, it still does. But now, I take a step back and steady myself before embarking on journeys set by characters I adore.... Continue Reading →

Scattered Dots

Recently I read Paper Towns by John Green. Since I was so hooked to the book that I finished reading it in a day, I decided to watch the movie based on the book. 20 mins into it I realised that the movie was unarguably terrible. Please don't watch it if you've read the book.... Continue Reading →

Because I Love You

What is it about Shakespeare and his plays that we haven't forgotten them? Here's a question that has been asked so many times without being answered. Every artist wants to recreate one of his plays to add to his oeuvre. His plays hold true in every language and every age. It comes as no surprise... Continue Reading →

Is this possible?

The other day I saw a movie called August Rush. It's a 2007 movie about an 11 year old boy who was put up for adoption at birth by his parents. For 11 years he did everything to avoid going into a foster family because he believes that his parents want him and he will... Continue Reading →

The Four Layers of Linen

Recently, I saw the 2011 Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris. Although, it was recommended to me a long time ago, I could never lay my hands on it. It was aired on HBO a few days ago and I happened to see it. On an unrelated note, I think watching movies on the TV... Continue Reading →

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