General, Movies

The New Wave of Bengali Cinema: Impressive

If you're a fan of Ra.One and Rowdy Rathore type Bollywood movies wherein the actors fly through the sky most times like Superman, and would bring Spiderman and John Wayne to shame with their fighting and shooting skills; then probably this blog post wouldn't make any sense. Otherwise read on. There was a time when… Continue reading The New Wave of Bengali Cinema: Impressive

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The City of Violence (2006) Review

This is not Oldboy. Ain't A Bittersweet Life. But definitely one of the best action movies to come out of South Korea in recent years. Directed by Ryu Seung-wan, the movie depicts the deep roots of organized crime in smaller towns in South Korea far away from Seoul and one man's fight against all odds to… Continue reading The City of Violence (2006) Review


Top10 Asian Movies of All Time

10 movies that made Asia proud on the world stage. Each, a masterpiece in its own - transcended through generations & time to be rendered classics. Story, characterization, acting, cinematic shots, angles, editing, action, dialogues (or lack of it) - have made these feature films masterpieces. Generated lots of fan following and won countless awards,… Continue reading Top10 Asian Movies of All Time

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A Bittersweet Life – A South Korean Chef-d’œuvre

'A Bittersweet Life' (달콤한 인생 in South Korean), starring Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean Chef-d'œuvre (in French, masterpiece). Everything - story, script, dialogues, action, romance, camera work, Lee B-hun - is simply superb. Written and directed by the famous Korean director, Kim Ji-woon, 'A Bittersweet Life' is a definite watch if you adore movies which have managed… Continue reading A Bittersweet Life – A South Korean Chef-d’œuvre

General, Movies

Sonatine – Finest Movie Ever?

There are good movies. There are excellent movies. There are some, which are masterpieces. Comes once in a lifetime. Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane, Roman Holiday. And Sonatine. After having watched thousands of English, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Latin American & Chinese movies; I often end up comparing them with one, which I often consider… Continue reading Sonatine – Finest Movie Ever?