Note: Originally written in July 2014
Often with the Vishal Bhardwaj 'camp' of films, one can't help but wonder how the flicks manage to be so supreme amidst the mediocrity that surrounds Hindi Cinema. "Dedh Ishqiya", in every sense, proves that notion. Brilliantly written, with just the right doses of black humour, satire, artistic vigor and cinematic depth, Dedh Ishqiya has a much improved Abhishek Chaubey at the helm. The soundtrack is surprisingly underrated and has beautiful elements that need a closer look to be appreciated. The screenplay slightly shortchanges the female leads from delivering that extra edge. But watching Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, and Vijay Raaz in this flick is a real delicious treat!
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Call me by your name
If paths were to align, there is passion and love, a hurried cascade of affection for the other one
A Quiet Place
What deserves dwelling upon is how the film works as a Rube Goldberg machine, a wonderful contraption