India Insight

Movie Review: Kapoor and Sons

March 18, 2016

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Shakun Batra‘s “Kapoor and Sons” is a beautifully shot, perfectly airbrushed family drama set in the hill station of Coonoor in southern India. The word ‘dysfunctional’ has made its way to the publicity material for the film, but film-maker Batra’s version of dysfunctional is superficial at best, almost as if he is afraid of getting his hands too dirty and sullying the near perfect visage of his film.

Interview: Shakun Batra on ‘Kapoor and Sons’

March 17, 2016

Shakun Batra‘s first film was an unusual romance – one in which the boy and girl didn’t end up together. Four years later, Batra is back with “Kapoor and Sons“, a family drama with Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan in lead roles.

Movie Review: Hasee Toh Phasee

February 7, 2014

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Vinil Mathew’s “Hasee Toh Phasee” has the trappings of a conventional Hindi romantic comedy — the big fat wedding; the quirky extended family; two lost souls; and much song and dance.