August saw Bollywood experimenting with a mixed bag of genres- From the pretentious shining India films 'I Am Kalam' and 'Gandhi to Hitler' to socially relevant Aarakshan. Next up was a lukewarm real-life drama in 'Not a Love Story', followed by comic caper 'Chatur Singh Two Star' and finally the most awaited Eid release, 'Bodyguard'. But the only thing common between the films was the fact that all made for a painful viewing. Our in-house critic Kunal Guha picks out five films that failed to live up to the audience's expectations.
I Am Kalam: Films produced with the intention of acquiring leafy film festival logos on the DVD cover, can end up being dangerously pretentious, even if they stick to the formula. And 'I am Kalam' is a perfect example of such a film. More
Aarakshan: Films about social issues are like primetime debates on news channels, opinionated yet inconclusive. And even 'Aarakshan' neither takes a firm stand, nor provides the way forward. More
Not A Love Story: One ofRead More »from Bollywood’s report card for August