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Author: Rochak Saxena

Rochak Saxena

Rochak Saxena a Mass Media Teacher, former journalist at DNA and an ardent lover of Hindi films - literally. The blog derives its name from the popular term ‘Willing Suspension of Disbelief’, most commonly used in the world of literature and cinema. Meaning to immerse yourself in an unreal world (where you know what you see on screen is fake) with a self-proclaimed/declared belief/wish to consider it real, the willing world becomes magical. It’s the same magic every Friday that drives Rochak to share things in the perspective that it needs to be observed with. Every film is different. And the difference needs to be cherished.

‘KHUDA HAAFIZ’ SCORES ON EMOTIONAL ACTION

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Faruk Kabir’s film is a combination of family emotions and action, built in a cinematic fantasy world, a true mixed bag In very early moments of Khuda Haafiz, you are hit by…

‘GUNJAN SAXENA’ GIVES THE REAL PERSON THE JUSTIFIED AND DESERVING RESPECT

Rating: 4.5/5 Director Sharan Sharma makes a biopic in the form of a fitting tribute to not only a person but valour of defence personnel This is exactly how a biopic should be made. Gunjan…

‘ATEET’ SHOULD VERY WELL BECOME A FORGOTTEN PAST

Rating: 2/5 Director Tanuj Bhramar gives a loose film that doesn’t cater to any one genre; keeps oscillating between a number of them Packing in some family drama topping it with trust, love, betrayal amid…

‘PAREEKSHA’ PUTS FORTH A WELL INTENTIONED AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Rating: 4/5 Director Prakash Jha makes a very valid point by means of heartfelt emotions being practical in approach Pareeksha is a film built of moments. There is a time when the entire basti celebrates…

‘LOOTCASE’ IS A FUN FILLED CASUAL AND ENTERTAINING WATCH

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Rajesh Krishnan gives a masala entertainer that entertains you satisfactorily There are times when a film doesn’t say anything in particular. It only entertains you well enough. Lootcase is a classic example…

‘RAAT AKELI HAI’ SHOULD HAVE BEEN MULTI-DIMENSIONAL FOR BETTER APPEAL

Rating: 3.5/5 Honey Trehan’s crime investigation film is like two clubbed episodes of Crime Patrol (not in a demeaning way) done a little better The trailer was sufficiently intriguing. So is the film. But not…

‘SHAKUNTALA DEVI’ IS AS SMART AS THE PERSON HERSELF

Rating: 4.5/5 Anu Menon’s directorial venture offers an attractive and interesting peak into the world of genius Indian mathematician, astrologer and author Starting off with a brilliant opening sequence that hits you hard, the film…

A FULL BLOWN MASALA CRIME ENTERTAINER, ‘YAARA’ IS A FILM ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Tigmanshu Dhulia sets up friendship in a plot that revolves around crime spanning decades This one has Tigmanshu Dhulia’s signature everywhere. If you have followed him over the years, you would have…

EMOTIONAL AND SWEET, ‘DIL BECHARA’ WILL SURELY MAKE YOU CRY

Rating: 3.5/5 Casting director turned director Mukesh Chhabra bases his film on the acclaimed novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, making you miss your beat so many times Don’t watch this film…

‘BHONSLE’ IS AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED AND HARD HITTING FILM

Rating: 4/5 Writer-Director Devashish Makhija gives a powerful contemporary story that brims with cultural context It is very rare that an actor touches your heart without saying much with his/her mouth, but only through the…