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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.

A HORROR THRILLER ‘THE WIFE’ DOESN’T SPOOK YOU AT ALL

Rating: 1.5/5 Director Sarmad Khan gives you a story that was rejected even in early 2000s; just can’t make an impact in 2021 The Wife is a horror film, where you don’t feel horrified. It’s…

‘SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR’ IS QUIRKILY TWISTED

Rating: 3.5/5 Acclaimed filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee’s unconventional film has his name written all over, which has been made in a distinct manner Suspense. Thrill. Forgery. Crime. Conscience. Right and Wrong. Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar has…

‘MUMBAI SAGA’ SEEMS LIKE A REVISIT TO SHOOTOUT FRANCHISE

Rating: 2.5/5 Sanjay Gupta has given a film that remains too low on the scale of context or connect A film of this genre has fixed predetermined notes. Mumbai Saga checks them all. What is…

‘MERA FAUJI CALLING’ IS A LAIDBACK ATTEMPT, WILL SOON BE FORGOTTEN

Rating: 1.5/5 Director Aaryaan Saxena’s film conveys an emotional idea but fails miserably in making even miniscule impact A wife gets to know over phone call that her soldier husband is no more. But she…

‘ROOHI’, IF WATCHED IN THEATRE, WILL SURELY GIVE YOU A GOOD DOSE OF ENTERTAINMENT

Rating: 3/5 Director Hardik Mehta takes charge of this horror-comedy making sure you are amazed in the major chunk Right from promoting the film by saying ‘From the makers of Stree‘ or ‘Ab Mard Ko…

‘THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN’ IS NAIL BITING AND FULL OF THRILL

Rating: 4/5 Director Ribhu Dasgupta’s take on the popular story is refreshing justifying the genre in the most of its length The story is already popular. A novel and then a Hollywood film starring Emily…

‘LAHORE CONFIDENTIAL’ IS TOO PREDICTABLE, ONLY A CASUAL WATCH

Rating: 2.5/5 Kunal Kohli’s film created by S Hussain Zaidi is more like an episode on a web series Instead of making them into individual films, Kohli and Zaidi should have conceptualised their ‘Confidential’ flicks…

THIS ‘JAMUN’ IS THE SWEETEST YOU WILL EVER FIND

Rating: 4/5 Director Gaurav Mehra’s film caresses the emotional side in you, giving you chance to find a ray of hope even in the darkest times Early on the in the film when the prospective…

‘MADAM CHIEF MINISTER’ IS DECENT, LACKS THE STRONG PUNCH

Rating: 3/5 Director Subhash Kapoor’s political drama is decent on its content, but the laidback screenplay takes it away Political dramas have been many. Films of series- you’ve time and again seen how characters in…

A BEAUTIFUL STORY, ‘THE WHITE TIGER’ COMES TO LIFE ON SCREEN

Rating: 4/5 Director Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s eponymous Man Booker Prize winning novel requires you to read between the lines to understand the gravitas of the story Parasite scored on the class divide.…