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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.

‘MALANG’ IS A COMPLETE BOLLYWOOD MASALA ENTERTAINER

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Mohit Suri entertains you nicely, with a musical that’s also edgy Mohit Suri is known to create films that bank on their music to quite an extent. This one doesn’t disappoint either…

BEAUTIFULLY CARVED ‘SHIKARA’ SAILS EFFORTLESSLY AND MOVES YOU

Rating: 4.5/5 Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra gives the audience a film that is all set to become a benchmark Better late than never. Finally there is a film on the exodus of Kashmiri pandits. The…

‘GUL MAKAI’ IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN

Rating: 1/5 Director H E Amjad Khan comes up with genuine intentions, but they remain far from being enough A biographical sketch of Malala Yousafzai. This is enough to fetch you to the theaters. While…

‘JAWAANI JAANEMAN’ SHOULD BE WATCHED FOR CASUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Rating: 4/5 Director Nitin Kakkar serves masala in an urban tale of modern relationships Saif Ali Khan here takes an extension from what he was in the first half of Cocktail. While he enjoys himself…

‘PANGA’ IS AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED TALE OF PASSION

Rating: 4.5/5 Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari touches your hearts with her sensible film making right on point Kangana Ranaut never disappoints. Be it her choice of films or the way she takes charge. Panga belongs…

‘STREET DANCER’ IS A FILM WITH A WOW FACTOR

Rating: 4/5 Director and choreographer Remo D’Souza creates a visually stunning piece designed to make you groove It’s a question of concern. How is Remo D’Souza able to weave excellence in dance films but fails…

‘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.…