Talaash

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Directed by Reema Kagti, this is not your average traditional Bollywood film. There are no lavish song and dance numbers here, no colorful dresses to feast your eyes upon, instead Talaash is an Indian neo-noir mystery thriller which takes place in a visually dirty and corrupt Mumbai. The film starts out with the mysterious death of Armaan Kapoor, a famous Bollywood actor. Inspector Sing (played by Aamir Khan, who also produces the film), is in charge of the case, which takes... Read More

AKAM

Akam

We rarely get to see an Indian film that is more than manic Bollywood-musical or hack gangster flick. If only for that reason, it is fantastic that we can screen Shalini Usha Nair’s debute feature, a stilistic and suggestive psycho-thriller with its roots in Indian mythology and modernity alike. Srinivas, a young, successfull achitect, is disfigured after a car crash. Shortly thereafter, his girlfriend leaves him and he sinks into a pit of self contempt. He meets ... Read More

DREDD 3D

He doesn’t remove his helmet! What I’m referring to is of course the earlier adaptation of Judge Dredd with Stallone in the lead. A total mess of a film where Dredd runs around without his iconic helmet for most of the film. The helmet stays on throughout Alex Garlands (The Beach) hardcore and brilliant version, which stays extremely faithful to John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s comic, created for the classic British comic 2000AD. In a post-apocalyptic USA,... Read More