Four bite-sized film reviews of OTT films that touched a chord or two in me,: First, The Irregulars–a really weird Holmes pastiche. Also reviewed Mrs. Dalloway, Searching for Sheela, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Author: Raj Ayyar
Yet it vanishes leaving a distraught abbot, tense monks running around, and two murders linked to the missing manuscript.
Chanda, unlike Dan Brown, manages a credible, minimalist diplomatic secularism–though the murderer is s hired goon of some Christian sect or other, Chanda does not point fingers at the Catholic church or Opus Dei, a la Brown in ‘The Da Vinci Code’.
I liked the erotic undercurrents in the novel overall–the steamy one-night stand between Miriam the fair-skinned Coorgi Catholic nun novice and Tenzing, the fully grown adolescent Buddhist monk novice, is deliberately understated and leaves the reader’s pornographic imagination to fill in the details.
‘I am a walking, talking Bombay.’ ‘Saadat Hasan Manto, RIP. He lies in that grave, wondering: Who is the greater storyteller? God or Manto?’ –Saadat Hasan Manto. I enjoyed watching the biopic ‘Manto’, A great...
I enjoyed watching Lipstick Under My Burkha this afternoon–the film is now in its once a day matinee phase, about to exit the big screen. The film is a great commentary on the suppression...