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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.

‘KYA MERI SONAM GUPTA BEWAFA HAI?’ IS A CASUAL PASSABLE COMEDY

Rating: 2/5 Director SSaurabh Tyagi builds up on a news event and gives a comedy that doesn’t have much to adore It was a viral news few years ago. This is the makers’ fictional version…

DESPITE AN INTERESTING PREMISE, ‘BHOOT POLICE’ FAILS TO KEEP THE INTEREST INTACT

Rating: 2.5/5 Director Pavan Kripalani starts off on a high note, but loses shortly and meanders abruptly in a stretched film This is a film for theatres. In an OTT, you won’t have even half…

‘THALAIVII’ GETS VERY CLOSE TO THE REAL PERSON, IS A WORTH WATCHING AFFAIR

Rating: 4/5 Jayalalitha’s biopic by director Vijay, for the most part, remains true to the identity of the person, with minor cinematic flaws Biopics are tricky. They always find themselves treading on the risky path…

DESPITE NOBLE INTENTIONS, ‘HELMET’ NEVER REALLY TAKES OFF

Rating: 3/5 Intentions are genuine in this satirical comedy by Satramm Ramani, but the film makes you feel it should have taken some other route It’s an important film. It’s a well-intentioned piece. But that’s…

‘CHEHRE’ DISAPPOINTS BIG TIME, DOESN’T LIVE UP TO THE HYPE

Rating: 2/5 Director Rumi Jafry sets out to make an ambitious thriller, but ends up making a potboiler with a story that doesn’t have a head and a tail Big stars. Bankable actors. Promising look.…

‘200 HALLA HO’ IS GOOD, BUT DOESN’T MAKE A LASTING IMPACT

Rating: 3/5 Director Sarthak Dasgupta’s attempt is endearing, trying to push hard boundaries, but the output isn’t solid Filmmaking is a real tough affair. 200 Halla Ho, in almost every scene reinforces that. You watch…

‘BELLBOTTOM’ IS A QUINTESSENTIAL AKSHAY KUMAR FILM, NOTHING MORE

Rating: 3/5 Director Ranjit Tewari’s attempt in making a film a strong thrilling affair falls short Cinematically or even as casual viewers of cinema, films shouldn’t be compared to each other. But that’s not how…

‘BHUJ: THE PRIDE OF INDIA’ WINS ONLY IN IDEA, BUT FAILS IN EXECUTION

Rating: 2/5 Everything about the incident deserves to be told, but clearly not in the manner Director Abhishek Dudhaiya tells it 1971 Indo-Pak war and the formation of Bangladesh from East Pakistan. There’s so much…

‘SHERSHAAH’ IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE REAL BRAVEHEART

Rating: 4/5 There will always be Ye Dil Maange More for this biographical sketch in terms of what you know of the real hero, but director Vishnu Varadhan’s attempt is simply endearing This film right…

‘DIAL 100’ IS THRILLING, BUT PREDICTABLE- NOT A GREAT COMBINATION

Rating: 3/5 Director Rensil D’Silva sets out to make a sleek thriller, but the nature of the drama makes it too predictable The story unfolds in the course of one night, turning the lives of…