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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.

LIPSTICK … DESERVES TO BE CHERISHED MUCH MORE THAN JUST A FILM

We’ve had several films talking about the idea of feminism– some going miserably wrong with the core idea while some  portraying the notion as it actually is. Lipstick Under My Burkha (LUMB) is much more…

MINUS NAWAZ, MUNNA MICHAEL STANDS NOWHERE !!!

Munna Michael- was it focused on Tiger and his dancing skills? Was it focused on Nawazuddin and his acting abilities? Or was it focused on Nidhi and her pathetic fashion sense? Well, all three as…

WITH A MINBLOWING NARRATIVE STRUCTURE, JAGGA JASOOS SCORES IN ITS PRESENTATION…!

So get this straight- like it or hate it, but you have to commend the effort behind Jagga Jasoos. The film through its magnificently unique style of storytelling, goes far beyond the conventional cinema. Its…

NOT GREAT IN TERMS OF STORY, ‘MOM’ LEAVES A MARK. THANKS TO SRIDEVI AND NAWAZ !

It is only with the films like MOM that you understand the true value of screenplay. When a not so novel plot on paper translates into a gripping piece altogether, you know that it’s good…

WITH ONLY CINEMATOGRAPHY AND NO PLOT OR SCREENPLAY, TUBELIGHT LACKS SOUL AND CONNECT !!

With Tubelight based on American film Little Boy, Kabir Khan comes up with yet another cross border tale. The only difference between his previous works and this one is that Tubelight involves war and its…

SACHIN- A BILLION DREAMS IS A TREAT FOR EVERYONE WHO KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT CRICKET…!

Who doesn’t love him?? Who isn’t his fan?? Who doesn’t adore him?? For every Indian out there, irrespective of his/her age, Sachin : A Billion Dreams is a treat to watch. In fact, the audiences…

WITH EVERYTHING COOKED HALF, HALF GIRLFRIEND DIDN’T CALL TO BE MADE INTO A FILM…!

The word ‘half’ in the title of the film isn’t limited to just being there. Almost everything in the film is half- Half-baked script with a screenplay written half-heartedly; half-cooked direction with only half the…

THANKS TO IMPECCABLE SCREENPLAY, HINDI MEDIUM AMUSES WITH A MESSAGE… MUST WATCH!!!

“India mein Angrezi sirf ek zabaan nahin, class hai” Or “Agar hum gareebon ke bachche achhe school mein padh liye, angrezi seekh liye, toh tum ameeron ki naukri kaun karega?” There are many such dialogues…

MERI PYAARI BINDU IS INDEED PYARI; WILL WORK IF THERE’S A BELIEF IN CONSISTENT BOND…!

With the chapters of Meri Pyaari Bindu (MPB) sending a sweet emotional rush into you, the film is a very earnest attempt by debutante director Akshay Roy to present forth a story very simple yet…

SARKAR 3- MIGHT DISAPPOINT THE LOVERS !!!

RGV tries to reinvent itself after 9years- with probably his biggest support system ‘The Sarkar Franchise’. But it doesn’t prove to be as worthy of appreciation as it seemed in the trailers. What came forth…