Chalk n’ Duster
Director: Jayant Gilatar
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta
Set in a public school, it tells the story of senior teachers, Vidya Sawant (Azmi) and Jyoti Thakur (Chawla), who take immense pride in what they do. But things change as new management comes on board, with the hope to make the school presentable for rich families. The film has its heart in the right place, as it tries to address the state of the Indian education system, but the sloppy execution is slightly disappointing. Watch it for Azmi and Chawla as they shine right through. — IT
The Hateful Eight
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Kurt Russell, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Madsen
The movie is Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, and while it’s certainly not his weakest effort, it is also far from his best. Two hours and 45 minutes is much too long for what transpires in this snowy dramatic mystery. The violence is bloody, and is as compelling as the mystery surrounding the characters. The film of course has Tarantino’s style of storytelling, but it does get a bit tiring to go through an ordeal that seems far too long — TI
The Danish Girl
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
The film has been nominated for four Academy Awards, and rightly deserves all the adulation.
It tells the true story of the Danish landscape painter, Einar Wegener (Redmayne), who underwent one of the first sex-change surgeries in history. In his new identity, he is called Lili Elbe. Redmayne sinks into the skin of both the characters, and is incredible. Vikander, who plays his wife Gerda Wegener, is spot on as she hesitatingly accepts her husband’s transition.
Kudos to the director who’s handled a subject as complicated as this beautifully. A must-watch!
— Team Indulge