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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.

‘JAI MUMMY DI’ IS A TERRIBLY LAME FILM

Rating: 1/5 Director Navjot Gulati doesn’t make you laugh, not even in bits and pieces It’s a film backed by Luv Ranjan. Even though, sadly, it doesn’t carry any merit. Although every film takes effort…

‘DARBAR’ IS AN ENTERTAINING ODE TO SUPERSTAR RAJINIKANTH

Rating: 3.5/5 Director A R Murugadoss leaves no chance to paint larger than life image of Superstar Rajinikanth in almost all his scenes The director is not a stranger. Not even for the Hindi cinema…

GRAND AND EMOTIONAL, ‘TANHAJI’ HITS THE RIGHT CHORD

Rating: 4/5 Director Om Raut crafts an opulent piece keeping intact the emotional quotient A lot of period films have come out in the recent past. The comparisons have been many. Luckily for this one,…

PAINFULLY POWERFUL ‘CHHAPAAK’ BOTH WRENCHES AND MOTIVATES YOU

Rating: 5/5 Director Meghna Gulzar yet again strikes excellence through a powerful cinematic experience Films on such extreme and brutal subjects are risky. They need the right amount of sensitivity, sensibility, and heart in place.…

‘SAB KUSHAL MANGAL’ CAN BE EASILY MISSED

Rating: 1.5/5 Karan Vishwanath Kashyap delivers a piece that makes you cringe in almost every scene Akshaye Khanna, Supriya Pathak, Satish Kaushik, and Rakesh Bedi- one question to all of them. Which household expenses were…

‘BHANGRA PAA LE’ IS ENERGETIC AND GIVES YOU A GOOD TIME

Rating: 3.5/5 Debutante Director Sneha Taurani must be lauded for her effort that is almost there Music and dance films in Bollywood are rare. Delivering them in the correct manner is all the way tougher.…

‘GHOST STORIES’ IS SERIOUSLY SPOOKY

Rating: 4.5/5 Directors Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar come out of their comfort zones to prove they are indeed geniuses Bombay Talkies and Lust Stories– the individual stories there had the…

‘GOOD NEWWZ’ IS AMUSINGLY ENTERTAINING

Rating: 3.5/5 Debutante director Raj Mehta gives you a strong message charging it with comedy Imagine that the confusion of sperms getting interchanged during the process of In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) happens to you. It’s a…

‘DABANGG 3’ IS A TYPICALLY OKAYISH SALMAN FILM

Rating: 3/5 Prabhudeva takes charge of the Dabangg franchise to give lots of social messages, but lacking in entertainment value Stacked with stars, lots of music, dozens of action sequences and emotional touch with societal…

‘MARDAANI 2’ IS GUT WRENCHINGLY POWERFUL

Rating: 4.5/5 Director Gopi Puthran takes the franchise strongly forward from what the first venture set out to achieve In some shocking moments of the film Mardaani 2, you feel having goosebumps, in portions which…