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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shreelancer-movie-review

Directed by Sandeep Mohan, this road trip movie about a freelance writer is quiet, personal and unromantic


lets-play-short-film-review-rahul-desai

The best part about Vikram Bhatt’s film centred on yet another mysterious ghost is that it is a short film


toilet-ek-prem-katha-movie-review

This Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer fails miserably on most levels, seeming more like a mouthpiece for the government than a work of artistic integrity


shunyata-short-film-review-rahul-desai

Jackie Shroff’s tired body language and inherent street smartness makes him believable as the gangster with a conscience in director Chintan Sarda's film


jab-harry-met-sejal-movie-review

Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma is a 'nothing' film. This is considerably worse than being a bad film


gurgaon-movie-review

Shanker Raman's film that revolves around a kidnapping is largely a case study in tonal theatrics


every-imtiaz-ali-film-ranked

Since his debut in 2005, the writer-director has told several stories on modern day love. Before the release of his next love story Jab Harry Met Sejal, we rank his six films from worst to best


team-player-short-film-review-rahul-desai

Produced by McDowell's, this short film is a shining example of how brands often cross the fine line between blatant advertising and creative liberty


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