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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.

AS EXPECTED, ‘STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2’ IS HIGH ON MASALA ENTERTAINMENT

Kudos to Punit Malhotra for creating a slightly better version of the earlier 2012 outing First things first. Yes, you probably won’t find such a school anywhere in the globe. But then if you would…

POTENTIALLY STRONG ‘SETTERS’ LOSES IT ALL DUE TO CASUAL HANDLING

Ashwini Chaudhary’s film is sincere in ideation but delves too much into chor-police structure It’s been only three months than Emraan Hashmi brought the scam story in education with Why Cheat India. It’s Setters now.…

A BIT FLAT IN DIRECTION, ‘BLANK’ SHOULD BE LAUDED FOR SINCERE EFFORT

Behzad Khambata’s ambitious tale has all masalas of Bollywood which should be appreciated This one is different from what you’ve earlier seen. A mix of terrorism, patriotism, fantasy, drama, and thrill all put together makes…

‘MUSIC TEACHER’ IS A LOVE STORY THAT IS TO BE FELT WITH HEART

Sarthak Dasgupta’s story talks about the feeling of happy liberation while one is in love Simple things are the most difficult. Indeed. This one film here asks you to sit back, see, relate, and actually…

VISUALLY GRAND ‘KALANK’ COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING TOO FAKE AND ARTIFICIAL

Abhishek Varman’s magnum opus is visually rich but falls back terribly due to pathetic execution Since 2019 arrived, this was undoubtedly the most awaited one. Why not? Be it Sanjay-Madhuri appearing together after ages, Karan…

A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON A KNOWN INCIDENT, ‘DELHI CRIME’ WRENCHES YOU BEAUTIFULLY

Richie Mehta’s perspective on the infamously famous Nirbhaya case may not get you addicted, but makes you sit back and ponder for a long time The nation knows about the incident inside out. Based on…

KNOWN FACES COULD HAVE ATLEAST MADE ‘PAHARGANJ’ TOLERABLE

Rakesh Ranjan Kumar’s crime thriller has potential but shallow writing never lets it open eyes In a twisted tale of crime, drugs, and everything wrong, Paharganj paints the city of Delhi with both- the tainted…

GRIPPING AND INSIGHTFUL ‘THE TASHKENT FILES’ SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SO DRAMATIC

Vivek Agnihotri’s thrilling political document needed to have a more real approach Why would anybody be interested in knowing about Shastri’s death now? Well, for the same set of reasons why Bose’s death is always…

HARD HITTING ‘NO FATHERS IN KASHMIR’ GIVES A REAL PEEK INTO THE TERRITORY

Ashvin Kumar’s political statement on the plight of people of Kashmir wrenches, charms, and hits hard- all at the same time Everyone thinks they know Kashmir- this tagline of the film says a lot. Amid…

INTERESTING IN PARTS, ‘ROMEO AKBAR WALTER’ LACKS IN OVERALL APPEAL

Robbie Grewal’s espionage film makes you give a deep thought on what it takes to be an anonymous spy Look back at Bollywood and you’ll find numerous films made about or set against the backdrop…