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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golmaal-again-movie-review

Starring an ensemble cast that includes Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade and more, this film sees director Rohit Shetty return to his "massy" comedy roots


secret-superstar-movie-review

Director Advait Chandan's debut film is predictable and clichéd, and yet it doesn't make the term “mainstream” feel derogatory


ajji-movie-review

Directed by Devashish Makhija, this rape-revenge film about a grandmother who wants to avenge the rape of her 10-year old granddaughter is grueling to watch for the most part


mukkabaaz-movie-review

Mukkabaaz (opening film at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival), isn’t really a sports movie, but an ‘Indian sports’ movie and director Anurag Kashyap serves this genre well for the most part


victoria-and-abdul-movie-review

Director Stephen Frears' film about an ageing monarch's friendship with an Indian servant is almost a Princess-Diaries-style tragicomedy about colonialism and the mighty British Empire


8-hidden-gems-at-mumbai-film-festival-2017

We all know about the big films we’re excited to catch at MAMI. But it’s the little surprises that define a film festival. Here are the ones to watch out for!


anukul-short-film-review-a-well-disguised-origin-story

Sujoy Ghosh’s new short based on Satyajit Ray’s short story of the same name, is a futuristic tale about a school teacher and his human-like machine


chef-movie-review

For a film about Indian food, the Saif Ali Khan-starrer ends up looking quite bland – as if it were simply satisfied by translating Jon Favreau’s Cuba-California food culture into a tasty Cochin-Delhi dichotomy


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