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AHALYA, THE SHORT MOVIE:JUSTICE IS SERVED

When the doorbell rings at the start of Sujoy Ghosh’s 14 minute short film, Ahalya, it rings in your ears as a premonition.  It rings to disturb a status quo, a cacophonous silence which has persisted long enough for anybody’s comfort. Indra Sen, the police officer ringing the doorbell, carries an inadvertent doomed look while … Continue reading

Nach Baliye 7: The “Too Much” worked just enough

When ‘Nach Baliye 7’ proclaimed it was going to be different this season with the ‘too much’ tagline, little did anyone know it meant real business. It is a very daring experiment to mix different genres of Reality TV into one and if you go by the numbers garnered by NB this season, the risk … Continue reading

Mahakumbh:   How a Multi-Dimensional Concept fell prey to flat Execution

Lifeok’s Mahakumbh attracted quite an interest right from the day it’s launch was announced, owing to grand promotions and a fairly unique concept. There was this story rooted into ancient mythology yet set up in contemporary times- What could it be about?   The theme seemed to be dancing around psychology, religion, philosophy, history and science … Continue reading

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat on Colors TV: First Quarter Review

When Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka promos started airing on television, the lustrous city walls and graphically enhanced landscapes caught my imagination right away.  There was that promise of bringing back a bygone era, with an impressive degree of authenticity. I could almost smell the ink on the parchments, hear the hoof beats of racing horses and … Continue reading

Reporters on Sony TV : Script is the Hero

Indian television has always struggled with content, especially when it comes to daily shows. This has been the principle reason it was imperative to wait for Sony’s Reporters to cross the 50 episode mark to review it. The content has been engrossing and the pace, delightful right from the beginning but the real challenge was … Continue reading