RTHReviews: Pushpa – The Rise (Part 1)

RTHReviews: Pushpa – The Rise (Part 1)

There are quite a few performances where you cannot identify the actor anymore, and all you can see is the character in the film… And Allu Arjun does just that in Pushpa: The Rise.

Right from the first moment he enters the frame, until the end of the film, you simply cannot take your eyes off him, what a gripping performance. Whether it’s his one-sided dripping shoulder look or his attitude or his style, Allu Arjun is all swag in the film.

Where the entire film’s casting and their performance was on point and pretty much adds to the intensity and the tension in the film, one of the important factors in the film remains the storyline, which may seem so basic from a macro lens, but there’s so much happening in the three-hour duration, you never know where did all that time go. The cinematography of the film also adds to that aspect, with some really good frames and the slow-motion shots that gave the scenes the gravitas they needed.

Each of the cast members had something to add to the storyline, but one of the individuals who stood out with his performance was Fahadh Faasil, for the little time he was on screen, he was just magnificent in that role and the duo (him along with Allu Arjun) was just fiery.

Where this was simply just the first part of the series, it didn’t feel incomplete nor did it leave the audience hanging at any point in time. Pushpa: The Rise (Part 1) is brilliant, and I just cannot wait for that second part to be released soon.

My two cents on Shark Tank India

My two cents on Shark Tank India

With an interest in entrepreneurship, and also trying to understand the breakdown of how companies work, in different sectors, their approach, etc., one of the things that I’ve been hooked onto, is Shark Tank US for a while now.

What are the new ideas that people are pitching, how unique are those ideas, what kind are the investable ones, what do the Sharks have to say about them? There’s a lot to learn and understand when you watch it.

So having watched that for a while now, there was always a thought buzzing in my head, time and again, how would such a show work in India? Clearly, there’s been an uprising wave of entrepreneurs in the last few years, people are now experimenting, getting into new sectors. Now that we are finally having a Shark Tank India, how well will it stand on its own vs when compared to the popular Shark Tank US?

To be frank, when the news first came out, I was a little hesitant as to how the creators would be approaching the show, and would a show of this stature be ‘Bollywoodized’ as well and be like another reality show amongst many others that air on television?
(Bollywoodized: adding an extra flair of entertainment to what’s already entertaining, taking it to a whole new level)

Having this preconceived thought process, I approached the first episode of Shark Tank India and got exactly that, or rather my eyes only saw what I wanted them to see. Watching that first episode, I wondered how different are the types of questions being asked by the Sharks, in comparison to Shark Tank US… How different are people’s presentations and is every minute of it looking like just another reality show?

And then I see on Twitter, people mocking the show and calling it ‘cringe’, saying why is this show even happening, and picking out flaws here and there. At first, I agreed and thought, well someone else agrees too. But, the exact second thought was… “I got to give it another try, check out another episode, remove those preconceived judgments and then notice what I think about it”.

Maybe that was exactly what was needed. As soon as I watched that second episode, multiple thoughts arose in my mind…
1. Well, of course, everything is going to be different from what we’ve been seeing on Shark Tank US because our mindsets are different, our approaches are different, our environment is different.
2. We are coming from a place where people are told what they have to do, there are societal notions against entrepreneurship, against people starting up on their own, worries about the risk that is involved, and moreover, the formula of doing a job and getting a promotion because that’s been going on for years (not that it’s wrong, but when it’s forced upon people or when they think that’s the only way forward)… And to break all of that, especially to the people who have these notions, this is exactly the simplistic, basic, to the face kind of approach that the show needed.
3. In Shark Tank India, entrepreneurs aren’t just pitching to the sharks, but are also pitching to the people watching it, opening them up to this rising wave of entrepreneurship in our country. For that to happen, it is difficult to explain, but there’s an Indian touch to all the pitches, which matches the tone that was needed for mass acceptance. Plus we also get to see what other Indians are thinking, how unique or not their ideas are, what’s working, and what’s not, so that’s another pro-point.
4. When it comes to the sharks, there’s some good chemistry and camaraderie that can be seen, sometimes adding that extra touch of spiciness that will get the viewers excited as well. My own take has shifted from an initial approach of skepticism to loving every shark and wanting to know what they have to say about each idea that gets pitched.
5. Finally, there are always going to be flaws here and there. There are always going to be lessons learnt and then applied to the future seasons. Even the other Shark Tanks have worked the same way, and there are improvements seen over time, and so will the case be with this one as well.

This is exactly the right time for Shark Tank India in our country, the right kind of entertainment mixed with some good ideas and investments, that’ll get the audience hooked to the show, opening up their mindsets towards this space. Not only that, but giving people, of all ages, from all locations, the confidence to begin (if they want to).

I’m hooked to the show and quite glad about how it’s turned out to be. Back to watching more episodes in my free time.

RTHReviews: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary – Return to Hogwarts

RTHReviews: Harry Potter 20th Anniversary – Return to Hogwarts

Having watched (+ read) Harry Potter, with the timeline of growing up into teenagers and adults and the release of these films quite matching up, I don’t think there’s going to be anything more relatable in my life, than the Harry Potter series.

All the emotions that have been experienced watching them, all the takeaways and character connections that have been felt, there’s always going to be a soft spot for this franchise and no amount of reruns are going to ever be enough.

So, when after all these years, the news came out, of a Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Reunion, which was less of a reunion and more of a look back at the series, it was quite exciting to see what’s in store.

Sure, it always feels like you just saw the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday itself, and the timing of this would’ve always felt sooner, but it was their 20th anniversary… “It feels like no time has passed and loads of time has passed,” as said by Emma Watson at the beginning of the special. And to be honest, I’m up for anything more that comes out of the world of Harry Potter.

Releasing on the 1st of January, the timing of it couldn’t have been better… Is there a better way to start the new year than your eyes gleaming with excitement at the start and then ending up emotional and teary-eyed towards the end of it, and that’s a very summarized version of the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts.

Most of the characters back together, especially the main trio, reminiscing the ones we lost, taking us on a journey right from the start to the end, including untold stories and action from behind-the-scenes, all-in-all, it was quite nostalgic to watch the reunion. Some stories leave you with a reaction of ‘Whaaaatttt’ and some leave with you a tear in the eye… And especially the bonding of the actors, over all these years, and the bond that you share over the screen with them, having watched them hundreds of times and feeling connected with a trait or two, this was indeed special.

Having watched the series, right from the time the first one was released, celebrating a 20th year anniversary does feel different and how the time has just flown by, it feels like we’ll blink our eyes, and there’ll be a golden jubilee special too.

Robbie Coltrane, who plays the character of Hagrid, says quite a special line in the documentary… “The legacy of the movies is that my children’s generation will show them to their children so you could be watching in 50 years time, easy… I’ll not be here sadly… But Hagrid will, yes!” and I felt that.

So on continues the magic of the Harry Potter World, now back to rewatching the series.

RTHReviews: Don’t Look Up

RTHReviews: Don’t Look Up

Those familiar with Adam McKay’s works know the subtleties in his storyline and the volume they speak, and Don’t Look Up is no exception to that.

(Here’s the official synopsis: Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.)

How he has approached the film is simply excellent, the satire is impeccable. The film talks about climate change without even referring to it, whilst also quietly taking a dig on the left-wing vs right-wing of politics, and how people are so easily manipulated… I mean the film touches upon so many points and can be applied to so many categories, it’s just brilliant.

It’s quite interesting right from the get-go, freaking hilarious, and you simultaneously feel the underlying disappointment beneath the laughter too, something you understand when you watch it.

What else makes this film such a great watch? THE CAST. You’re seeing these faces after such a long time and all of them together is just applaud-worthy. Leonardo DiCaprio with another excellent performance, Jennifer Lawrence does what she does best, Meryl Streep just killed it in her role… And Jonah Hill’s comic timing is everything, whilst it’s difficult to single out one individual performance in this collective effort, Jonah Hill was just too good in his role.

The takeaway from the film, the perspective, speaks a lot, especially when compared to the reality we live in. The meta approach was another plus point, and well, there’s only so much you can appreciate about a film… Truly one of the great films of 2021.

RTHReviews: The Matrix Resurrections

RTHReviews: The Matrix Resurrections

Whether you’ve seen the original Matrix trilogy or not, everyone has heard of the franchise or at least seen the memes everywhere on the Internet. Even though the two sequels weren’t as good as the first one, what made the trilogy great and successful is the concept they introduced with the film, the meaning of it, how it relates to the reality we live, and the questions that popped up after watching it. Not to mention the spiraling storyline where your mind just spun with everything that was to be absorbed and the fantastic performances from the original trio, Neo (Keanu Reeves), Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), and Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne).

So, when after all these years, there were talks of a fourth film in the franchise, a continuation and not a reboot of some kind, I was super excited for this one and that excitement only peaked when the trailer was launched. Now that it’s here, did it deliver?

(Here’s the official synopsis of the film: To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr. Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he’s learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of — or into — the Matrix. Neo already knows what he has to do, but what he doesn’t yet know is that the Matrix is stronger, more secure, and far more dangerous than ever before.)

The fans were curious about The Matrix Resurrections, released after 18 years since the last one came out, and how are they going to continue the storyline after everything that unfolded in the third part, The Matrix Revolutions. But, alas, this one plays heavily on nostalgia and that’s it. It felt more of the repackaging of the first one, other than unpacking a few elements that explain why this is the fourth part, but other than that, there’s nothing new.

The thing about the Matrix is, people complained a lot when the second and third ones were out, and over time there was acceptance with the flaws of it, and there’s a chance the same could happen with this one too. This conclusion isn’t the same for all, who are quite delighted with what The Matrix Resurrections turned out to be.

Sure, there are some really cool moments in the film, which makes you realize why you love this franchise so much. Another aspect that I really appreciated was the meta-ness of the film and the entire approach towards it. While the new cast members, in particular, Jessica Henwick and Jonathan Groff were excellent to watch, and Groff’s take on the iconic Agent Smith role was fabulous to watch, I felt the performances of all others was kind of a let-down.

Maybe it was the heavy expectations with how we approached the film, and maybe with another watch, there could be more to appreciate, but right now, apart from some of the cool moments, and the meta approach, there was nothing more to like in this. Talking about those cool moments, there was definite nostalgia with some of the iconic moves and dialogues and moments in general, and it was great to watch them, after all these years, but that still doesn’t make it the only factor to like this one. Hopefully, if there’s ever a fifth one, we can actually move ahead with the storyline, if there’s ever a way to do so.

RTHReviews: #Belfast

RTHReviews: #Belfast

Since the time of its release, the film’s making quite a buzz around the circuit and everyone’s just raving about it. And having watched it, now I understand why.

Belfast speaks so much, but with so much love and kindness, and overall, it’s such a raw and emotional film. With the semi-autobiographical approach, Sir Kenneth Branagh has captured the essence of the film so beautifully and the output is just brilliant to watch.

(Here’s the official synopsis of the film: A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.)

While the entire cast is so good with their performances, and their relationships in the film are so heartwarming, the center point of the film remains Jude Hill’s performance. He’s so natural with his role, you’d confuse it for a documentary.

You’re seeing the film with his eyes, and how he sees the world. And that perspective from the eyes of a child is what makes this such a great thing to watch.

Belfast is beautiful, the essence of the relationships amongst the kind of environment around is enthralling to watch and is a definite contender in the awards season.

RTHReviews: SpiderMan No Way Home (Spoilers ahead)

RTHReviews: SpiderMan No Way Home (Spoilers ahead)

this review contains spoilers

I, like many others, have been following the Marvel Cinematic Universe journey for quite a while now, first the movies, now the tv shows, everything. So when the first news came of this film, and bit by bit, the news and the trailers came out, this was the most hyped I’ve ever been, for any Marvel or any superhero film.

How did the movie deliver and what! In mere sentences, it’s impossible to explain all the rush of emotions and goosebumps experienced throughout the film and at these specific Marvelesque moments in the film. Marvel has now reached a stage, after delivering so much, that they’re now able to go above and beyond, experimenting with film-making in the process, and the outcome is off the roof.

(Here’s a quick synopsis of the film – With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life as Peter Parker from the high stakes of being a superhero. When Peter asks for help from Doctor Strange, the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.)

Speaking of Spiderman: No Way Home, while the film is bigger than any of the previous Spiderman films, they’ve still managed to maintain the simplicity of Tom Holland’s Spiderman, his superpower (i.e. his heart), and how he has matured after every event he has faced.

There is so much happening in this 2 hr 28 mins masterpiece, that it’s difficult to pinpoint a mere few pointers that make it great. The film has quite successfully given respect to the Spiderman legacy, with respect to their villains and the multiple Spiderman(s), we’ve all grown up watching. Those moments and the storyline, in general, were so beautiful to watch, with a definite feeling of nostalgia, and also making you teary-eyed here and there.

Just when you thought how amazing are these villains all together, in one scene, sometimes showing their human side and at another moment, all villainy… Marvel takes the film to another level, with the introduction of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. I never thought it was ever possible, nor can I describe how extraordinary it was to watch three Spiderman together in one scene, fighting off the baddies. Not only the fights, but every scene with the three of them was a joy to watch.

Not only did it feel so nostalgic to especially see Maguire suited-up (since he was the first Spiderman we saw on the big screen), but another incredible aspect was the justice they gave to Garfield’s character, keeping in mind how ‘amazing’ he was, and how he was suddenly just cut off from his role, back then.

There’s so much happening to simply pinpoint a few things, but apart from these major appearances and this massive storyline that’s happening, the film is only so good with the equally-great performances from Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, and all the others.

Overall speaking, as incredible as Avengers Endgame was, I don’t think a film like Spiderman: No Way Home has happened before, nor will it ever happen again. This was one of those epic moments in film history that we got to witness here with this film. (Sure, Marvel’s going to level up again, and in the future, but what other moment is going to make you nostalgic like this one).

I’m sure I’m going to later realize I didn’t mention this or I didn’t mention that in this review, only because I still haven’t wrapped my head around the film and that scene of all the three Spidermans swinging around is on a constant loop, in my head.

RTHReviews: tick, tick… BOOM

RTHReviews: tick, tick… BOOM

How can a film be so powerful, so mesmerizing, and so moving as well? tick, tick… BOOM is all of that. Lin-Manuel Miranda has created a musical masterpiece here, and of course, the one on whom the film is adapted, Jonathan Larson, whose story is so moving and simultaneously inspiring as depicted in the film.

Andrew Garfield plays the role of Jonathan Larson, and what a power-packed performance that was. Right from the start to the end, you can see the character he’s playing, and not him as the actor, and that says a lot about the kind of work and effort he has put into the role. So much so, that I’m predicting an Academy nomination for him.

Speaking of the film (musical), it touches upon Larson’s life and his journey to writing his musicals, whilst touching upon the areas of love and relationships and work and passion, and how it all intersected. As the film progresses, it touches upon a lot of emotions, especially towards the latter half, it does leave you teary-eyed upon a number of occasions.

Not only that, but as it touches upon those subjects of his life, it’s not just a depiction of his life, but there are multiple takeaways that can be looked upon in one’s own life and that’s one of those powerful aspects of this film.

(Here’s the official synopsis: Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It’s the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.)

The film’s fast-paced, the songs are quite wonderful, and you do have to keep an eye because as a musical, the storyline revolves around them. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Andrew Garfield have done a stellar job with this one and I’m actually glad I watched this one. I’m a fan.

3 Lessons to learn from the film Shershaah

3 Lessons to learn from the film Shershaah

Shershaah, a film that ticks all the boxes, right from the element of war and action, to the element of love, the background score, and the music, the cinematography, everything is just right in this film. Brilliantly led from the front by the director, Vishnuvardhan.

Check out my full review of Shershaah here:

(Here’s the synopsis of the film: The life of Indian army captain Vikram Batra, awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest award for valor for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War.)

Moreover, the special aspect of the film is it isn’t just perfect from the cinema perspective, but the story of Capt. Vikram Batra (acted by Sidharth Malhotra) and how it was portrayed as such, that the film is an inspiration for so many and definitely leaves a few life lessons along the way too.

1. Your Passion overpowers everything else

The talk of passion has gone a bit over-the-top these days, with everyone talking about it… But when you see it, you know it. Passion is something like creativity, it flows through you, towards something, and in that flow, you are absorbed by that passion, and you put your all into it. And that is exactly what the film and the character represented as well, when you’re passionate about something, then it overpowers everything else, and that power takes you to greater heights on your path.

2. Showing love and compassion towards others

While Capt. Vikram Batra had the passion and the leadership qualities, a greater trait was the love and compassion he had for others (something that was perfectly acted by Sidharth Malhotra in the film). That love and compassion bonded him so well with others around him, so much so that his own fellow soldiers were ready to walk with him, no matter the obstacle, his loved ones were ready to make sacrifices, the passion plays a role here, but the love and compassion played a bigger one.

3. Focusing on the higher purpose

When there’s a higher purpose involved, the path you have to take is clearly visible to you. Even when there’s a complication, the purpose automatically aligns you back to the path, and that filled with passion and love and compassion is a formula for success, as shown in the film. Such a path comes with sacrifices, but when that purpose is bigger than yourself, then are you ready to go all-in.

While there could be tons of tidbits to pick up from this film, these three were the most prominent for me, apart from how inspirational and loving, and emotional this film is, as a whole.

I wish I could name the entire cast here, but in all, everyone has done such a brilliant job in the film. Moreover, the real-life soldiers who are the biggest inspiration, then and now, walk and talk these lessons every day. Thank you for all that you do, and for everything that we can learn and instill in our own lives.

RTHReviews: Shershaah

RTHReviews: Shershaah

A film that topped my watchlist for a long time now, and I’m glad that I finally caught up with it.

I don’t remember when was the last Hindi film or even a film in the war genre which was so well-made, a film that ticks all the boxes and hits all the emotions there could possibly be.

The last time a film in this genre was so refreshing to watch was Lakshya, and I feel this tops it in a lot of ways, even though both have their advantages and there’s really no need to compare them.

The biggest focal point of the film is Siddharth Malhotra, how good has he characterized Capt. Vikram Batra, the work that he has put in, and you can obviously see the outcome. If you weren’t a fan already, after watching this, you sure will be.

Kiara Advani was fantastic in her role as well, along with the other cast members. As the film proceeds, the writers and the director ensure to focus on each character, which makes you feel for them at various points in the film.

As I said before, the film ticks all the boxes, right from the element of war and action, to the element of love, the background score and the music, the cinematography, everything is just right in this film. Brilliantly led from the front by the director, Vishnuvardhan. Overall, the film is fast-paced, plus you’re invested in it right from the beginning, I couldn’t find nor think of any flaws that would make the film less lovable.

Shershaah is perfect. An exemplary example of a well-made war film, a Hindi film, a Siddharth Malhotra film. This film just took my breath away, so much so that even after 24 hours the film has definitely stayed with me and made a mark too. Couldn’t recommend it enough.

RTHReviews: Sooryavanshi

RTHReviews: Sooryavanshi

Say anything, Rohit Shetty definitely knows how to make a film for the big screen, and even though we had to wait two years for this… The wait was absolutely WORTH IT.

Here’s the synopsis of the film – Starting off from where Akshay Kumar`s character was introduced in Simmba, Sooryavanshi traces the acts and serious antics of DCP Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad in India.

The RSCU – Rohit Shetty Cop Universe continues to grow, now adding Sooryavanshi to the roster. Sure, some things are over the top, and some were surely stretched, but the vision of this universe is so magnificent, that everything else can be overlooked.

Also, Rohit Shetty cannot let a film by without adding some kind of social message, and even though it may seem extra, it’s a package deal that comes along and as the audience, we have to accept that.

Coming to the cast, there are so many recognizable faces, and yet when you think there are too many, everyone plays a vital role.

The highly-awaited and hyped trio of Singham, Simmba, and Sooryavanshi was just wow, a moment of goosebumps, glad to see something like this brewing in our film industry too.

Awaiting for the next Singham now.

RTHReviews: The Harder They Fall

RTHReviews: The Harder They Fall

Every year, amongst all Western genre films, there’s always one to look out for and this year it turns out to be ‘The Harder They Fall’.

While the film seems to have a basic storyline*, it’s never the case with a film of this genre. Jeymes Samuel has done such a fabulous job with the film, right from the music (which is such a key element in the film and gives a good boost to every scene) to how the story evolves. Some of the shots are great to watch and it almost reminisces the Western classics.

*Here’s the synopsis – When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge. Now streaming on Netflix here.

The film may seem slow at times, but the background score and moreover, the cast keeps the ground running, which keeps you invested in the film. Speaking of the cast, what a great ensemble. Right from Jonathan Majors to Regina King, Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, and all the others, a fabulous piece of work, I’m sure there are a few award contenders here.

In all, I felt it’s a great watch, especially if you are interested in the genre because it doesn’t disappoint.

One Line Review: Watch it for Jonathan Majors.

RTHReviews: No Time to Die

RTHReviews: No Time to Die

A great last film for a legendary Bond… Wrapping it up one last time with his iconic dialogues and moves, Daniel Craig truly outpours himself into the role and the outcome is just brilliant every time.

No Time to Die runs 2 hrs and 42 mins and yet not a moment when you feel it’s long or slow, the film is fast-paced and you’re constantly on the edge of your seat, wrapping your head around everything that is happening and trying to connect the dots.

I personally felt a lot of the characters were underutilized, but then again this was Daniel’s last outing and they balanced it out well, in the end.

Now coming to the storyline, how the film evolved and how the circle completed with all five films having some kind of connection, this story seemed a bit more personal from Bond’s perspective (instead of the traditional Bond-villain storyline), and that was another interesting aspect of the film.

Cary Joji Fukunaga did an awesome job at directing this, and Hans Zimmer was the icing on the cake with his composition. No Time to Die definitely rates higher in Craig’s tenure as Bond and ultimately, it was an emotional farewell. Great watch.

A 610 Day Break and Back to the Theatres

A 610 Day Break and Back to the Theatres

To watch hundreds and thousands of films, to be interested in all kinds of genres, to be constantly updated with all the news around the sector, and moreover, to analyze every film (not just as a watcher) – but in depths from the writers’ point of view, the director’s point of view, the actors’ point of view, amongst all of this, I definitely consider myself a movie animal.

Every now and then, a film excites me to a point where I have to rush to the theatres to give it a watch, and that process has now expedited with the rise of the OTT platforms. But then again, the experience of watching a film in the theatre is always going to be different and special.

That process was unfortunately halted because of the pandemic, and in the midst of all the lockdowns, everyone flocked to their screens to watch all the content. And now, in October 2021, when finally things seem to feel better in a long long time, everything starts to relax in the outer environment and the cinemas reopen too.

As excited as I am with that news, my first instinct was to check everything that is released and also count the number of days when I last visited a theatre. That count came to an even 610 days.

The date is October 22, 2021. The theatres reopen. The films are back on the big screen. With all the bookings made, we make an extravagant plan, to not watch one, not two, but three films on the same day to mark our return.

With a number of great films that we waited to watch, here we are now in the queue to watch Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage on the IMAX screen. The excitement is at a high, with all the promos coming along and there the film begins.

With a few unfortunate situations that occurred from the particular theatre, we were determined to make this a grand day, irrespective of the hindrances that fall along our way.

Here Venom 2 ends, and with a few hiccups, we are next in line to watch Shang Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings (one has to stay updated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe) and to end our day with Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond, No Time to Die.

In all a 15 hour process, more or less, from the start to then getting back… A memorable day indeed, having watched some great films on this comeback day and now sitting the next day, writing their reviews. The only thing that awaits is that next big release and to then return to the place I love, the theatres.

RTHReviews: Only Murders in the Building

RTHReviews: Only Murders in the Building

Quirky, comical, and fun is how I’d describe this show.

But what is Only Murders in the Building about?

Here’s the synopsis:

Three strangers share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one. When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth.

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, the trio are beyond fabulous, their chemistry is definitely the highlight of the show… And Steve’s and Martin’s comical timing (even in the most unexpected of places) is so much fun to watch.

There was a podcast that was running alongside the show’s episodes, where they highlighted the behind-the-scenes process and focused on the writers etc, and it was intriguing to see the amount of work that was put in, considering it’s not just a comedy show, there’s the murder mystery aspect as well (the central point of the show).

The balance between the mystery and the comedy is, I guess, the key to why everyone’s raving about the show.

There are twists and turns, the comedy and the constant hunt for the clues make the show such a fabulous watch and a great mood booster as well.

If you have heard about it, or if you haven’t either way, you should definitely give this a watch. Meanwhile, awaiting season 2.

RTHReviews : Pig

RTHReviews : Pig

Pig might seem basic at first, all your assumptions take over telling you that this is going to be a straightforward film like always.

But, Pig is not that. The film Pig is beautiful, with layers underneath which you need to look closely to understand… Moreover, it’s not at all what you’d expect. And not expect in a negative way, but on the contrary, blowing your mind, that they’d go in such a direction.

Here’s the official synopsis, “Living alone in the Oregon wilderness, a truffle hunter returns to Portland to find the person who stole his beloved pig.”

Nicolas Cage is simply fabulous in the film, he’s legendary and this film is another example of that. He keeps you constantly invested in the character, whilst also trying to give you a glimpse of life outside of the film, and that was a good one to watch.

Patrick Scola with the cinematography and Michael Sarnoski with his direction and writing have delivered quite wonderfully, the cinematography in particular speaks quite a lot about the tone of the film and what its trying to state, that’s another aspect to look out for in this film.

Lastly, if you’re able to catch the main aspects (the learnings) which make the film what it is (which we aren’t going into, because spoilers), then you’d truly enjoy this film.

One Line Review: Nicolas Cage is back!

RTHReviews : Malik

RTHReviews : Malik

I have seen a few of Fahadh Faasil’s films and everytime he impresses you with something extraordinary. His acting prowess is at another level, such an underrated gem. 💎

And what to say about Malayalam cinema? Their storytelling, their courage to delve into those stories is simply fascinating… Mix that aspect with the amazing cinematography of this film and the background music, Malik is a gem one shouldn’t miss.

The film wouldn’t have felt the same without that cast who were just brilliant, all of them shine together in this film, without any one person having the spotlight (another brilliant aspect of this genre).

You’ve got a gangster-drama on your hands, with the angle of politics, religion and how the two intertwine, especially when there’s an agenda behind everything… Where did those two and a half hours go, this film is a brilliant brilliant watch.

RTHReviews : Luca

RTHReviews : Luca

A heart-warming, feel-good film that hits the right emotions, sends the right message and just makes you glad you watched it.

What’s the film about?

“Luca, is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.”

Luca is discovering his identity in this film, who he really is, what does he want, how others would perceive him and irrespective of that, to own his identity when others don’t. Somewhere in that storyline, you get absorbed by his character, relating with him and finding yourself in that character and that’s the most epic thing about this film.

The character, Luca is one full of curiosity, is innocent towards most things, and at the same time constantly discovering new things. You just tend to connect this with how every child is at this age, and how, with adulthood, much of those things change with time, but watching this film also shows the essence of those character traits that is somewhere deep down hidden inside us.

Moreover, amongst all his characteristics and the storyline, another inspirational aspect of the film was the determination shown from the character towards his dream. And not just that, but as he learns new things, how that dream changes, but yet the determination remains the same.

His friends are a constant support in his life, helping him learn new things, right there by his side, and even when they aren’t on the same side, the aspect of friendship deep within still remains the same.

Point after point, if there is one thing to notice, its that there is so much to learn from the film and the character, Luca. Its just a brilliant film to watch, with a number of takeaways, and more over, the time is well-spent and well-invested.

One-line Review : Pixar hitting it on target yet again with Luca!

RTHReviews : A Quiet Place 2

RTHReviews : A Quiet Place 2

For anyone who has seen ‘A Quiet Place’ knows how good the film was, the direction and the storyline were just fabulous.

Said that, not many thought there would be a sequel or moreover, a chance of a franchise. Plus, good sequels are hard to come by.

But, John Krasinski has proven us wrong. A Quiet Place 2 shines with its brilliant direction and storyline, the cast upping their performance and the film being as good as the first one.

If you approach this film from a macro perspective, you realize how small the plot of the film is, if compared to a book it’d be like covering a chapter of it. But, on the contrary, that’s what makes this film that special, its essence lies in how Krasinski has approached the storyline and managed to keep the audience to the edge of their seats, holding on to know what will happen next.

Not to forget about the cast, Emily Blunt, Regan Abbott, Noah Jupe and the introduction of Cillian Murphy, who have all done a stellar job with their performances, keeping the audience involved with every single character and wanting to know what’s going to happen with them.

John Krasinski has done something special here, and we just don’t it yet how many more of these will be in the pipeline, but let’s just say we can’t wait for a third part to come soon.

One Line Review: John Krasinski ups the stakes with this sequel.

RTHReviews : Ted Lasso

RTHReviews : Ted Lasso

A brilliantly made show that touches all your emotions and makes you ponder upon your own life.

What’s Ted Lasso?

The show follows U.S. American football coach Ted Lasso who heads to the U.K. to manage a struggling London football team in the top flight of English football, having no idea on coaching the sport. Streaming on AppleTV+.

Jason Sudeikis is the centrepoint of the show, bringing such a wave of hope and optimism in his character, Ted Lasso that you almost never know the outcome of his process but you’re always rooting for him.

As mentioned earlier, the show touches upon the motivational aspect of life, the importance of teamwork (bringing everyone on board with a single focus is such a task, but when it does, you can see the beauty of it), the importance of your core group in your life, and overall a bigger purpose that you live by.

Ted Lasso, the show, drifts through personal characters and characters as a group, their journey, their ups and downs, and the cast alongside Jason Sudeikis has a done such a brilliant job at this.

Yes, I’m a bit late to the Ted Lasso party, and just before the season 2 arrival, so yeah more episodes sooner rather than later. Moreover, Apple really has done such a remarkable job with this.

One Word Review : Uplifting

RTHReviews : Schitt’s Creek

RTHReviews : Schitt’s Creek

Like most of us, Schitt’s Creek caught my attention a bit too late, having no recollection of it prior to 2020. Anyhow, a show of this caliber, I’m glad I took my own sweet time of watching it than binge watching it, as is the culture.

For someone who has been tv shows and films for a while, it becomes difficult to count something as truly unique or something that is your top 5, and Schitt’s Creek ticked off both those boxes for me.

What’s the story? A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt’s Creek.

What can you say about Schitt’s Creek that isn’t said already? The progression of the storyline, the depth of the characters, how relatable they are, the journey they’ve had, is super fun to watch. The show makes you feel good, makes you feel positive, and is extremely well written and created. Dan Levy and Eugene Levy have done a remarkable job at that.

Speaking of which, the actors and their performances. The journey of every character is one to watch, their character arcs, their progress, you fall in love with every one of them. Whether its Dan or Eugene Levy, or Catherine O’Hara or Annie Murphy or any of the cast members, you relate with someone at some point in their story, and that’s makes this watch even more fascinating.

Bottom Line: This is one of the best things one can watch, if you choose to invest a considerable amount of time on a tv show. You will certainly appreciate your decision for choosing this show.

RTHReviews : Army of the Dead

RTHReviews : Army of the Dead

A fast-paced Zombie-apocalypse film, shot and directed by Zack Snyder, what else can one ask for. Zack definitely delivers on the cinematographic point of view, and being his film, you had to expect a few slo-mos here and there.

The story has been penned down quite smartly, giving way for a sequel, a prequel which Netflix has already ordered along with an animated series, so we have already got a franchise here. However, in the micro, there were a few flaws, a few clichés that were a little off, but how he has approached the concept of zombies here is quite remarkable. Background score on point as well.

A few of the cast members were chosen perfectly for their role and were fantastic to watch. Anyhow, watch it for the zombies, watch it for the direction, watch it for Zack Snyder.

One Line Review : This film is Zack Snyder at his best.

Sir Alex Ferguson : Never Give In Review

Sir Alex Ferguson : Never Give In Review

An absolutely fantastic documentary, giving a light on Sir Alex’s 2018 falling incident and him thinking he’d lose his memory and his identity, and ultimately showcasing his journey as a player and a deeper insight into his managerial era.

This one is not just for the Manchester United fans, but anyone who’s interested in football would love it.

The documentary gives an in depth look at SAF’s career, his life, his decison-making, and more importantly his mindset. (For years, everyone has talked about his approach to the game and what was the secret behind his success… And now we get a sneak peek of it)

Its emotional, heart-touching and there’s a lot to learn from the legend himself, not to forget the goosebumps from time to time, along with a tear or two.

This is a must watch. (I do wish the documentary was longer, I wish Sir Alex would have delved deeper until 2013, but they wanted to capture his message, and maybe that was what mattered)

RTHReviews : TVF Aspirants

RTHReviews : TVF Aspirants

Whether it is TVF’s Permanent Roommates, or TVF Pitchers, or TVF Triplings, or Panchayat, and now with Aspirants, they just know how to hit it right everytime. (at the time of writing this, I’m yet to Kota Factory which is next on my watchlist)

Does the show entertain you? Does the show educate you? Is the time well-invested when you watch this? And the answer to all of those questions is a big YES.

TVF Aspirants, a web series that depicts the life of UPSC aspirants who are living in Rajender Nagar, Delhi, is one which is very well depicted and portrayed. More than the storyline which was already great (written by Deepesh Sumitra Jagdish), what was even better to watch here was the journey of the characters and their emotional depth that was relatable and made us connect with them.

Naveen Kasturia, Shivankit Parihar, Namita Dubey, Abhilash Thapliyal, and the actor who stole the show away, Sunny Hinduja, all of them deserve a big hearty applause for their character portrayal. Brilliant job.

The show has some great takeaways, teaches the audience a few good lessons that are valuable for a lifetime and those key dialogues which made some scenes so much special.

Along with all of this, there was another essential factor which made the show what it is – that background score, it just made every scene right, it made the show so much more special.

Well done, TVF.

(Now streaming on YouTube here.)

RTHReviews : Godzilla vs Kong

RTHReviews : Godzilla vs Kong

We are living in 2021, an age where technology is rapidly advancing and if there is one thing that should be done right, that’s the VFX. Does Godzilla vs Kong deliver on that front, let’s find out.

Firstly, right off the bat, one can directly watch this film as a one-off and still get entertained, but to feel the depth of the characters and the story, it’d be suggested to watch Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (in that order) before you hop on to watch this.

Now, if you’ve seen those films, and then compare them with this, you’d notice that Godzilla vs Kong lacks a lot of depth, there’s no emotional connection with any of the human characters and the film ends up being too straightforward to watch. There’s this, there’s that and now watch the action – that’s the gist of the film. What keeps you tied up is the buildup of Kong and Godzilla from the previous films that keeps you going here.

All in all, what comes out of the film is that whether you’re a human, a creature, or a machine, everyone’s got an ego and everyone wants to be at the top.

Where does the movie actually deliver? VFX. That part they have done right and a good job at that. Whenever those action scenes pop up, or they take you to a location, it was a delight to watch the scenes.

Conclusively, you watch the film for the action and that’s it. There’s not much of a story that keeps you interested. Whose the winner of the film? Intellectual Property.

One Line Summary : Batman vs Superman : Dawn of Justice, much?

RTHReviews : Nobody

RTHReviews : Nobody

From the screenwriter behind the John Wick universe, Derek Kolstad, comes another film which unofficially seems to be in a similar universe or set in the same tone as the John Wick universe.

What does the official synopsis of the film say?

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) fails to defend himself or his family when two thieves break into his suburban home one night. The aftermath of the incident soon strikes a match to his long-simmering rage. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must now save his wife and son from a dangerous adversary — and ensure that he will never be underestimated again.

So, coming back to the film, what was the hype about this film? Derek Kolstad writing the script and Bob Odenkirk starring in an action film, both enough to make you watch the film.

But did it produce the outcome they were looking for?

While it was great to see Bob Odenkirk in a new role, with the talent that he has, he’s the only one who’s pulling this film through.

The premise of the film doesn’t seem worthy of a storyline, it’s more of a ‘this had to be done, so the story could be made’ and moreover, there wasn’t anything typically new in the film.

A bunch of things just feel straightforward, you don’t get any twists and turns, you don’t get any thriller, it’s a pure action film that almost seems forced, walking around the bylines of the John Wick, but hardly being able to portray the depth or magnificence of the John Wock universe.

Why compare? Even if we don’t, it’s still ends up as a pretty straightforward film, which is a good watch, with more sequels to come, but don’t expect anything royal for sure.

Reviewing Oscars 2021 Nominations

Reviewing Oscars 2021 Nominations

The Academy Awards 2021 are upon us, finally. While there were a million films to watch this year, these few set themselves apart with their powerful performances, strong messages and just how beautiful the films were to watch.

Before the awards set the stage, reviewing all the Oscars 2021 nominated films.

(Here’s my predictions for Oscars 2021 here)

– Judas and the Black Messiah

Powerful – that’s the right word to describe this film! There’s so much history behind this film and Shaka King & Will Berson have done a brilliant job showcasing it.

No right words to describe that extraordinary performance from Daniel Kaluuya, who’s already the front-runner for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role awards for Oscars 2021. Lakeith Stanfield’s performance makes the film equally interesting, without him this filn would’ve held no ground.

The film has history, the film is educative on cultural grounds, it’s powerful and one to watch!

– Mank

Mank is based on the 1930s, through the eyes of Herman J. Mankiewicz experiencing the life and struggles of Hollywood at the time, and more importantly, the story behind his writing of Citizen Kane.

The film seems to be quite long, even though its not in duration, seems stretched at times. While its interesting to get the lens of 1930s Hollywood and what transpired back then, the film doesn’t hold you as it should have.

Sure, if you have watched Citizen Kane, or are a fan of Gary Oldman, you’ll end up watching this, and so did I, but don’t hold your expectations too high.

– Pieces of a Woman

Vanessa Kirby is the spotlight in this heart-breaking, emotional roller-coaster of a film. Her performance is so emotional and intense and authentic, she is single-handedly the backbone of this film.

The film revolves around a woman whose life and marriage are upended by the death of her child, the impact it leaves upon her as well the people around her, how life progresses beyond such a moment. While the film skips through time, every now and then, they do try to highlight key moments in the character’s life, her journey of emotions, through all of this and that part is touching.

Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf were excellent in their roles, and drive the movie forward for what it is. Watch it for the story.

– Minari

A film so authentic and inspiring, it just warms your heart while watching it, and definitely stays with you as well.

Where there’s hope, there’s pain as well. Where there’s promise, there’s disaster as well. That is depicted remarkably well in Minari.

Mix that with those emotional and realistic performances from Steven Yeun, Youn Yuh-jung, Alan S Kim, Han Ye-ri, and Noel Cho, and you’ve got a film so good, you can feel it, you can relate with it, and you definitely have to watch it.

– Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Applause worthy and intrinsic performances from Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, make the film what it is.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a fine adaptation of an August Wilson play, with hard truths at the core of the film. It definitely is thought-provoking and touching.

Knowing this was Chadwick’s last film made this watch even more emotional, but beyond that both of Viola’s and his performances were filled with passion and this film is a definite watch just to watch that.

– Hillbilly Elegy

I’m not sure why not film missed any hype around this awards season, you’ve got a Ron Howard directorial, Hans Zimmer music and starring Amy Adams.

The film revolves around this dysfunctional family of three generations, their struggles and how life moves ahead. Sure, there are flaws in the storyline, it skips a few beats here and there, and the film could’ve covered more aspects, but at the same time, I really enjoyed watching the depth in the relationships of the characters. Glenn Close has a line in the film which says, you always help family no matter what and it summarizes the film quite well.

Glenn Close is one to watch here, her character just melts your heart away, and she’s just so good in the film. If someday you’re looking for a random watch, this one can be your choice.

– Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman is dark, intense, and thought provoking. Emerald Fennell has done quite a clever job with its story and direction.

There’s a lot to grasp in this film, and at times, it gives you a good punch as well.

Carey Mulligan is the heartbeat of the film, everything you experience and are told is through her lens, and all the emotions felt is because of her magnificent acting for which she totally deserves that Oscar nomination.

This one is a must-watch and may surprise with a win, never say never.

– The United States vs Billie Holiday

The film revolves around the life of Billie Holiday, and her battle with drugs, racism, and the government.

While the film deeply moves something within you, it is also one which feels quite stretched and hectic to watch, most of the times. From what I’ve read, the filmmakers did touch upon a lot of issues and struggles with her life, but they didn’t quite execute all of it well enough.

All in all, Andra Day’s performance is what this film stands out for, that’s it, the range of emotions and feelings depicting every phase of her character’s life was just phenomenal.

– News of the World

A good Western film and a Tom Hanks film, both together, and the film already had me interested.

An average but gripping film, that phases slowly, where you need to be patient with the story that delivers with the performances of Tom Hanks and Helena Zengal, and the relationship that builds between their characters is one to watch in this one.

In all, it’s a feel-good film that you should watch for Tom Hanks.

– Another Round

Another Round is not too serious, but not too fun either, it holds the ground perfectly in the middle. An interesting concept executed perfectly by Thomas Vinterberg, one that surely is captivating.

What deserves a definite mention is the strong, authentic acting of all the four main actors around whom the film revolves, with a spotlight on Mads Mikkelsen who is brilliant and charismatic in the film.

The film is pure joy and leaves you satisfied at the end of it, also packing with it a message of alcoholism’s role in people’s lives. Definitely don’t miss this one.

– The Father

This one was emotional, heart-touching, and at the same time, sad. Touching upon the topic of dementia and expressing what the individual with it feels, the storyline does just that, and goes even beyond when you yourself feel lost at times watching the film, not knowing what’s exactly happening.

That I felt was such an expressive aspect of this film. And making it more remarkable was this powerhouse of a performance from Anthony Hopkins, watching him just melts your heart. What a portrayal of his character!

This film is sure-shot recommended to watch, don’t miss it.

– The Trial of the Chicago 7

Keeps you at the edge of your seats, is what this film is. Based on a true story, Aaron Sorkin has done a brilliant job at conveying the story, the emotions behind that story, and the emotions that the characters are going through.

As the film progresses, it’s such a fast paced one that you are hooked to the screen, you can’t take your eyes off it. There are moments you get goosebumps with what’s going on and that is how much you’re involved with the film.

Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and the rest of the cast too, all of them have done such a brilliant job. Its a gripping one, and easily one of my top films of 2020. Absolutely recommended.

– Sound of Metal

Before we proceed to the storyline of this film, let me start by saying, Riz Ahmed was absolutely fantastic in this film. What a stunning, remarkable performance, one to remember for sure!

Riz’s character is central to the film, and the entire storyline is revolved around his journey, with what’s he going through.

And that journey, without spoiling anything, is a sight to watch, it’s mesmerizing, it gives you the feels, you can feel the struggles, you can feel the pain, his acting is authentic and that makes the film so much more powerful.

You always know the before, you know the after in such moments, but the process is what we don’t understand and what it feels like, that’s is strikingly conveyed in this film.

Even the takeaway from it is something we can all learn from. Riz Ahmed is a top contender for that Best Actor award, and absolutely deserves that nomination.

– Nomadland

Nomadland’s storyline is one, the essence of which can be applied to all cultures and all people.

But speaking of the film, the life of nomads, their joys, their struggles, their problems, their emotions, all of which is successfully portrayed by Frances McDormand. Frances’ wide set of emotions and acting is brilliantly shown in the character, and she is definitely the Best Actress frontrunner for Oscars 2021.

Include it with the amazing direction and cinematography of Chloé Zhao, and you’ve got a winner here. This one is a watch.

My Oscars 2021 Predictions

My Oscars 2021 Predictions

It’s that time of the year, the Academy Awards 2021 are due in 48 hours!

Having watched all the nominated films, with some really great films on the cards, one to select amongst many is going to be a difficult one.

Anyhow, here are my predictions for the Oscars 2021 –

• Best Picture – Nomadland

(Nomadland seems to be the obvious frontrunner here, but alternatively, The Trial of the Chicago 7 or Minari, wouldn’t be surprised if either of those two win)

• Best Actor – Chadwick Boseman

(Chadwick’s role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was so impactful and powerful, but simultaneously, I feel Riz Ahmed was just excellent in Sound of Metal)

• Best Actress – Frances McDormand

(This year’s Best Actress nominations are so powerful. Right from Andra Day in United States vs Billie Holiday, or Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman, Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, and Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but McDormand’s range of emotions and acting takes it away for this one)

• International Feature Film – Another Round

(No surprises here, Another Round has to win this one)

• Best Original Song – Fight for You (H.E.R., Tiara Thomas, D’Mile) (Judas and the Black Messiah)

• Best Supporting Actress – Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

(Three actresses, three heart-touching roles, wish all three could win here – Youn Yuh-jung, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close)

• Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

(Daniel’s winning this one, no doubts about it)

• Best Director – Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

• Best Animated Feature – Soul

(Soul is probably the film of the year for me, that message, that storyline, Soul is winning this category)

• Best Original Screenplay – The Trial of the Chicago 7

(All the films nominated here are such good ones, but the Aaron Sorkin screenplay kept you on the edge of your seats and should be a winner here.)

• Best Adapted Screenplay – The White Tiger (Ramin Bharani)

• Best Visual Effects – Tenet

(No other film is matching Tenet in this category)

• Best Cinematography – Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)

• Best Original Score – Soul (if I had to guess, Soul’s taking this one)

• Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

• Best Costume Design – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

• Best Film Editing – Promising Young Woman (Frédéric Thoraval)

• Best Production Design – News of the World

• Best Sound – Sound of Metal
(Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh)

RTHReviews : Maharshi

RTHReviews : Maharshi

One who seeks victory is a Man. One who spreads Victory is a ‘Maharshi’. This one line describes the film, Maharshi and the kind of impact it has on you.

The film does take its time with the multiple arcs it touches upon and its duration has been up for debate, but I felt all of those arcs were connected well and their depth doesn’t make you mind the time.

Touching upon the subjects of success, happiness, relationships, entrepreneurship, agriculture, fame, there was a perspective to learn in every phase of this film.

This was my first watch of a Mahesh Babu film and I’m already a fan, what talent. Allari Naresh was equally brilliant in the film, and so is the rest of the cast with so many of the characters playing important roles in the film, including Pooja Hegde, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha.

One word review: Meaningful

Said everything about the film, another thing that has to be touched upon are the dialogues in the film, that make a huge impact, not just in film, but also in our lives – and I wanted to touch upon a few here…

1. There are no full stops in success. There are just commas. Success is not a destination. Success is a journey.

2. In a world which remembers only the fastest runners, why would I live otherwise?

3. Do you know why so many people are left behind as failures here? Instead of identifying their strengths, they are scared of others’ strengths. They keep thinking about what others are doing, how they are and why it happens only to them and lose themselves. Here, everyone is a hero of their life. Everyone has their strengths.

4. If we step into the game with the fear of losing, we can never win.

5. One who seeks victory is a Man. One who spreads Victory is a ‘Maharshi’.