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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.

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…

BAHUBALI:THE CONCLUSION- A TRUE MASTERPIECE…!

So the film, probably the most awaited in the history of Indian cinema is finally here. And what a film! Such grand approach, immensely brilliant lighting and cinematography, supremely rich production design, and visual effects…

WITH NO ACTIVE JOURNALISM AND A HALF-BAKED SCREENPLAY, “NOOR” FALLS FLAT…!

Based on Pakistani novelist Zeba Imtiaz’s book “Karachi, You’re Killing Me!”, Noor is a partially cooked film, which tries very hard to put across several contemporary themes, but fails miserably in conveying even one of…

A WELL INTENTIONED PIECE, ‘MAATR’ FAILS TO LEAVE A MARK…!

After watching Maatr, a story set in the capital of India (also termed the rape capital), you ask one question- how could it go so wrong? It is a film that misses the tag of…

DESPITE BEING HIGH ON THEMES AND BRILLIANT WORK BY VIDYA AND CHUNKY, BEGUM JAAN MIGHT NOT HAVE A MASS APPEAL

In the form of one more addition to the ‘films celebrating womanhood’ list, Begum Jaan in one sentence is- a very sincere attempt in its capacity. With the evergreen theme of independence and the situation…

NOT AS GOOD AS BABY, ‘NAAM SHABANA’ SHOULD BE WATCHED FOR TAPSEE…!

It’s the media that’s responsible for Naam Shabana for the character that was a near-cameo in Baby called for a full length feature dedicated to her. And yes, it’s good fortune that it happened so.…

JUST SO THAT WE RECOGNISE THEM, ARE HEROES WAITING FOR A FILM TO BE MADE ON THEM?

Who is P T Usha? Do you know the achievements of Karnam Malleshwari? Who is the first female amputee in the world to climb Mount Everest? Who was the first Indian to go in space?…