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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.

‘A BILLION COLOUR STORY’ IS A FILM THAT NEEDS TO BE PONDERED OVER BY EVERY INDIAN, LET ALONE WATCHING

Produced by Satish Kaushik, director N Padmakumar gives you a story that has everything you should be concerned about right from religion name calling to taking a stand for your existence, and even believing in…

A LOUD, OVER THE TOP DARK COMEDY, ‘KHAJOOR PE ATKE’ FAILS TO IMPRESS

Actor-turned-director Harsh Chhaya serves relatable characters and humorous situations but falls short to cook the plot with all his heart. What happens when an ensemble cast consisting of an army of promising actors (almost all…

YOU’LL BE AT A BIG LOSS IF YOU DON’T WATCH ‘RAAZI’ IN THEATRES

Right from Alia Bhatt’s probably-the-best-till-date performance to a strongly gripping screenplay, Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi fills you with immense love for your country and the people who have put it above everything else Meghna Gulzar comes…

SWEET AND TOUCHING, 102 NOT OUT IS ALL ABOUT ‘LIVING’

Based on the eponymous Gujarati play by Saumya Joshi (also the writer of the film), 102 Not Out has all elements to touch your heart and bring a smile to your faces. Wish the climax…

OMERTA FILLS YOU WITH DISGUST, AND THAT’S WHERE THE BEAUTY LIES…

The well proven-time-and-again combo of Hansal Mehta and Rajkummar Rao (of Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh fame) spells magic yet again, in their unapologetic portrayal of the dreaded terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh. Asks you a question- who actually is…

WITH POLITICS TAKING PRECEDENCE, DAAS DEV TELLS A CONTEMPORARY LOVE STORY

Sudhir Mishra’s interpretation of Sarat Chandra’s classic novel Devdas turns the tables for you, right from the title itself. But it doesn’t remain as relatable. Calls for an in-depth research. A novel written over 100…

WHY ‘SANJU’ MUST BE A HIT, ESPECIALLY FOR RANBIR?

With the teaser of the film ‘Sanju’, a biopic on the actor Sanjay Dutt, out on Tuesday, the already high-on-hype film is once again in news. Will it re-establish the actor in Ranbir? Produced by…

ESPECIALLY FOR CLASSES, ‘BEYOND THE CLOUDS’ IS A MARVEL AT EMOTIONAL, TECHNICAL, AND SYMBOLIC LEVELS

Legendary and highly respected filmmaker Majid Majidi’s first Indian venture touches and wrenches your heart, with the power to haunt you long after you have left the theatres A genius in telling stories with utmost…

STRICTLY FOR CLASSES, OCTOBER IS MORE TO BE FELT RATHER THAN WATCHED…!

High on technical grounds, Shoojit Sircar’s October gives you a meditative and philosophical take on love and life, something that won’t go down well with everyone alike October is a film that stands on two…

‘REVA’ IS WHAT GUJARATI CINEMA DESPARATELY NEEDS…!

Reva is all about celebrating life, in its truest essence. Its high time Gujarati filmmakers take to audacious subjects like this Given the current scenario, there are few things that come pre-conceived: largely comedy, stories…