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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.

‘HUNGAMA 2’ IS TIRESOME, PAINFUL, AND WASTE OF TIME

Rating: 0.5/5 This is probably for the first time that legendary filmmaker Priyadarshan has given such a stupid film, that marks a new level of low Rarely does it happen that you find one good…

’14 PHERE IS A PERFECT FIT FOR THE GENRE IT IS MADE IN

Rating: 4/5 Director Devanshu Singh’s film is a romcom, a masala entertainer that keeps a smile on your lips all throughout The unrest around inter-caste marriages in India even today is a real thing. 14…

‘TOOFAAN’ FALLS SHORT IN THE STRENGTH AND ENERGY OF A POWERFUL STORM

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra gives a film that is gutsy filling you with a rush of adrenaline, but at times feels that you have seen such affairs A love story. A sports film.…

‘STATE OF SIEGE: TEMPLE ATTACK’ HAD POTENTIAL TO RISE A LITTLE MORE

Rating: 2.5/5 Akshaye Khanna’s OTT debut by director Ken Ghosh has merit but doesn’t connect at a deeper level Terror attack on Akshardham Temple. Happened in 2002. This is the primary reason why you fail…

‘HASEEN DILLRUBA’ IS WICKEDLY INTERESTING

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Vinil Mathew’s film is layered and twisted, so much so that you are intrigued and wanting to know more Whodunnit? It’s Dinesh Pandit. Who is Dinesh Pandit? Nobody but everybody. It’s fascinating…

‘RAY’ IS SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST IN TERMS OF EVERYTHING THAT MAKES A VISUAL ART

Rating: 4/5 Distributed as a series, working as an anthology, Ray is helmed by Srijit Mukherjee, Abhishek Chaubey, and Vasan Bala and is created by Sayantan Mukherjee Those completely new to Satyajit Ray and the…

A RISKY FILM TO MAKE, ‘SHERNI’ IS A POWERFUL QUALITY FILM

Rating: 4/5 Newton fame Amit Masurkar and Vidya Balan’s film is based on a real life incident of 2018 encounter In 2018, Tigress Avni aka T1 was killed in an encounter in Yavatmal, Maharashtra. It…

‘SHAADISTHAN’ ATTEMPTS TO BE RIGHT ON POINT, BUT FAILS

Rating: 2/5 Director Raj Singh Chaudhary sets out to comment on the terrible situation of women caught in the web of patriarchy and societal ties, but keeps meandering on a route that never reaches the…

‘SKATER GIRL’ IS SIMPLY AUDACIOUS TO SAY THE LEAST

Rating: 4/5 Director Manjari Makijany infuses grit and passion in a tale of dreams that seems far fetched in the practical world, but then that’s the beauty of hopes and aspirations Village and dreams. On…

IN AN ATTEMPT OF SWEETNESS, ‘SARDAR KA GRANDSON’ DOESN’T EVEN REMAIN ENTERTAINING

Rating: 2/5 Director Kaashvie Nair and Producer John Abraham’s venture sets out to fuse emotions with humour, but fails to deliver either A film on structural relocation with the idea involving Indo-Pak partition. Seems far…