The Tryant’s Tomb is How the Series Comes Out of The Grave

Let’s admit – Trials of Apollo was not required. While The Hidden Oracle was fun to revisit, The Dark Prophecy was the most dull book Riordan has ever published. The Burning Maze, was well, clever and decent. But, The Tryant’s Tomb is where it feels that we are reading something fresh. Lester has got a…

7 Years of Varun-Alia aka Varia; A Fan Letter

Dear Varun & Alia, 7 years ago, today, I was in a PVR Gold seat in Bangalore, watching Student of the Year. Being a kid, I barely understood the film, infact, I was largely confused between who’s Rohan & who’s Abhimanyu. But, that day I returned being a fan of two of the students, whom,…

Aspect Ratios in Cinema

Here’s something I hadn’t thought about until the day I went to watch Men in Black: International on P[XL] instead of IMAX. Regular screens we watch a movie on have the aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which is what most movies use too. But, many times, directors find that the ratio that’ll fit their camera work…

IT: First Horror Movie & First Time outside India

PVR is the best! I can’t stress this enough. I’ve about 3 posts on my love for PVR, but till date I had only compared it to cinema chains in India. Now, I’m speaking after being to one of the best cinema chains in Hong Kong, for a really expensive price, and finding the hall…

Vidyamandir Classes: Gurukul of JEE Coaching, NOT a factory!

Have you been a CBSE Science Student? Yeah? Then you’ve probably also been to a JEE or NEET coaching. And, if your rank is greater than 20k, there’s a huge probability that you even regretted joining it. We’ve seen several web-series about these coachings – Laakhon Mein Ek, or more recently, The Kota Factory. In…

Percabeth – All of Me

As a 100th post special and a way to thank my 150 followers, on the occasion of Percabeth’s Dating Anniversary, Percy Jackson’s Birthday and the anniversary of The Battle of Manhattan, I’m finally writing a post I’ve wanted to work on for years. A post dedicated to the most special couple ever in any fictional…

Agents of SHIELD – What is going on?

I’m confused and clueless. Before I talk more about why, be aware that there are going to be spoilers for all seasons, including the Season 6 finale in this article. And, I want to ask those who haven’t watched this show yet – please do, NOW! Spare the first 16 episodes, and after that your…

3 idiots – A Millionth Re-watch

Originally Published in the latest Edition ‘To Cinema with Love’ of Reflections Magazine! Recently, I submitted an article to Reflections Magazine, an online magazine for students, when I heard about their theme on cinema. They liked my article enough to publish it! Please visit their magazine, and give that and other amazing articles there a…