rahul-desai

Rahul Desai

A film critic (formerly of Mumbai Mirror, Catch News) and columnist (The Hindu), Rahul Desai writes about everything cinematic under Mumbai's hot sun, including short films, web shows and desi B-movies. When he isn't writing, you can find him in obscure countries nostalgically identifying locations of the films he writes about.

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A story about the misadventures of an upcoming stand-up comic, TVF’s new web show serves both as a frothy dramedy as well as a crash-course handbook about its craft


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The film traces the story of a small-town Haryanvi schoolgirl struggling to adapt to the complexities of puberty, both physically and mentally


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Shlok Sharma’s story pivots around an affair between a middle-aged teacher and a 15-year-old schoolgirl. But this is not perceived as ‘abnormal’ in context of the village’s culture


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Except for A R Rahman’s title track nothing else elevates the benign chemistry between Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, merely riding the wave of their previous freak-hit collaboration


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Stanzin Raghu’s Tamil short explores the oft-abused concept of unrequited, or rather unacknowledged, love. But nothing about this straight-lined film feels boring


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Despite all its bumbling adultness, the Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt-starrer does the pop-entertainer basics right: it transports us into its world, no matter how outrageous or flawed


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Even if all the actors are discarded and replaced by animated 8-bit stick figures, the plot of this movie would remain as devastatingly coherent


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The biggest issue with filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari's film is that it plays safe, in sharp contrast to its sport and gender-empowering subjects


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