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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.

‘BANSURI’ BOASTS OF A GOOD STORY, BUT IS LET DOWN BY POOR DIRECTION

Rating: 1.5/5 Director Hari Viswanath fails terribly in the job of bringing out the emotions of the story It’s very sad to see a simple and decent story fall like a house of cards because…

MUSIC RULES IN ’99 SONGS’, BUT THE SCREENPLAY NOT SO MUCH

Rating: 3/5 Director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and producer-writer-composer A R Rahman create a romantic-musical world with earnestness, but fall short in the execution part It’s an A R Rahman musical. The story is conveyed majorly through…

‘RAAT BAAKI HAI’ IS MOSTLY FLAT

Rating: 2/5 Director Avinash Das attempts a thriller but seems to have forgotten to incorporate elements that make a venture thrilling A murder mystery. A story that takes place in one night. Whodunnit drama. Raat…

‘AJEEB DAASTAANS’ IS PLEASANT TO WATCH, IS A POWERFUL WATCH

Rating: 4/5 The latest anthology on Netflix has complexly beautiful tales that come with a twist compulsorily- the best part of the film Anthologies are rare. But in the recent times, we’ve had many of…

‘HELLO CHARLIE’ IS UTTERLY NONSENSICAL

Rating: 0.5/5 Why Excel Entertainment backed this film is a question that will haunt even Farhan-Ritesh for life Hello Charlie is probably the stupidest film you would have ever watched. After this one, all the…

‘THE BIG BULL’ SUFFERS DUE TO ITS MISFORTUNE

Rating: 3/5 Director Kookie Gulati’s film is a decent stand alone film, but the natural comparison with Hansal Mehta’s show will prove to be a dampener It’s sheer bad luck for the makers of The…

‘KOI JAANE NA’ IS THRILLING ONLY IN PARTS

Rating: 2/5 Even the much hyped promotional song Harfun Maula can’t save director Amin Hajee’s mystery thriller which suffers due to weak direction Very rarely do you come across films that truly justify the mixed…

‘SILENCE’ IS DECENTLY THRILLING; DON’T KEEP EXPECTATIONS HIGH

Rating: 3/5 Director Aban Bharucha Deohans gives a film that is good in parts, works like a better version of a Crime Patrol episode A murder mystery entails risks. You start predicting, you enjoy some…

‘PAGGLAIT’ IS A MATURE TAKE ON RELATIONSHIPS AND WOMANHOOD

Rating: 4/5 Director Umesh Bist gives a film that is so simplistic yet impressively beautiful in its approach Films made on womanhood or exploring women’s choices and freedom are many. Rarely do you get a…

‘SAINA’ FLIES HIGH, JUST LIKE NEHWAL’S SHUTTLE

Rating: 4/5 Writer-Director Amole Gupte gives you a biopic that fills you with pride and makes you respect the sportswoman even more The ingredients of a biopic are more or less the same. Saina doesn’t…