All stories by DEEPA GAHLOT
Scoop Review: TERRIFIC Show!Rediff.com2 days ago
Even those with no knowledge of the inner workings of the media and police, would find Scoop absorbing as a human drama and the story of the resilience of a woman, her family and true friends, applauds Deepa Gahlot.
Asur 2 Review: Thrilling!Rediff.com3 days ago
What goes in favour of Asur 2 is its pace and novelty, even though the approach has all the hokiness of a comic book, observes Deepa Gahlot.
10 Must Watch Ram Gopal Varma Movies on OTTRediff.com4 days ago
Deepa Gahlot picks a list of 10 essential RGV movies though there are 84 to wade through.
Jogira Sara Ra Ra Review: UNFUNNY!Rediff.com26 May 2023
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is not romcom material, notes Deepa Gahlot.
Yeh Meri Family Review: NostalgicRediff.com24 May 2023
Yeh Meri Family is rescued by the actors. All of them have delivered on the warmth and crankiness of a close-knit family without putting on any hum saath saath hain fakery, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai Review: Magnificent ManojRediff.com23 May 2023
Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai makes the audience feel good that the battle for justice was not in vain, observes Deepa Gahlot.
10 Must See Cop Thrillers On OTTRediff.com22 May 2023
Deepa Gahlot picks 10 watchable cop shows.
Review: Kacchey Limbu Is RawRediff.com19 May 2023
From an observation of middle class insecurities and parents burdening their children with their dreams, the film becomes an underdog story, notes Deepa Gahlot.
Music School Review: Much-Needed Message But...Rediff.com12 May 2023
Music School tries hard to make a case -- like 3 Idiots and Taare Zameen Par before -- to let children follow their artistic passions and not try to fit them into pre-set moulds, to which people might nod their heads in agreement before packing their children off to coaching class, notes Deepa Gahlot.
The Best Of Yash Chopra On OTTRediff.com11 May 2023
Deepa Gahlot lists the most popular Yash Chopra films -- the ones he directed, not produced (yes, so that means no DDLJ) -- that can be watched on OTT.
The Kerala Story Review: DistortedRediff.com5 May 2023
Any aware viewer, who might wander into the film, will be repulsed by this unabashed spewing of communal hatred, feels Deepa Gahlot.
Review: The Song Of Scorpions: Masterly IrrfanRediff.com28 Apr 2023
The Song Of Scorpions is a reminder, if one were needed, that Irrfan was not just a star actor but a true artiste, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Bad Boy Review: Outdated!Rediff.com28 Apr 2023
A movie like Bad Boy being made in 2023 would have been just as unwatchable no matter who made it. That Rajkumar Santoshi has, is almost heart-breaking, sighs Deepa Gahlot.
U Turn Review: Bizarre!Rediff.com28 Apr 2023
Alaya F actually holds the film together, pulling out the right emotions required, and not letting the slightest scepticism leak out of those large, expressive eyes, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Tooth Pari Review: No Twilight Tenderness HereRediff.com21 Apr 2023
The series has many flashbacks, detailed and pointless backstories, too much information and needless characters so the unlikely romance is lost underneath the frenzy, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Garmi Review: Yet Another Violent Show Set In UPRediff.com21 Apr 2023
Of late, crime, politics, corruption and hate have been leaking out of every streaming platform. By the time Garmi drops, fatigue has already set in, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Shaakuntalam Review: Too Much CGIRediff.com14 Apr 2023
The love story of Shakuntala and Dushyant is so familiar, from textbooks, comics, stage and screen versions, that it has become part of our cultural DNA. If a film-maker thinks he can make it his own by producing a 3D version with excessive CGI, he achieves nothing but overkill, notes Deepa Gahlot.
Gutar Gu Review: Sweet RomanceRediff.com6 Apr 2023
It is possible that today's kids would find Gutar Gu too vanilla but it might have greater nostalgia-inducing appeal for older viewers, observes Deepa Gahlot.
Kanjoos Makhichoos Review: Not Funny At All!Rediff.com24 Mar 2023
Kunal Kemmu's default mode performing comedy is overacting. When surrounded by much more competent theatre-trained actors, he falls consistently short. (In the past, this role would have been tailor-made for Govinda), observes Deepa Gahlot.
Bheed Review: Grim Lockdown NightmareRediff.com24 Mar 2023
When the post-pandemic audience wants large-scale entertainers, Anubhav Sinha has the courage to make a film that determinedly veers away from escapism, applauds Deepa Gahlot.