Shakun Batra's previous venture 'Kapoor and Sons' depicted complex human relationships with dexterity. His latest film fails to conjure a repeat of the same.
A poem on the cities that exist and the cities that should exist.
If today, Shahrukh Khan played Veer, a character that chooses love – that too of a Pakistani woman – over national duty today, he would be trolled and threatened mercilessly.
On paper, the women of Sanjay Leela Bhansali films are strong, courageous, intelligent and dignified characters. But his focus on beauty is his undoing.
With private developers keeping their focus on the middle-class as a market, vulnerable sections continue to be pushed to the margins as an apathetic judiciary and government look on.
Public infrastructure needs to be planned and implemented with the aim of improving the experiences of working class women in a city.
It is not just the verdict of the sessions court that has failed the survivor, but the entire process that was followed post the assault has made a public mockery …