Movie review – What makes Lipstick Under My Burkha a compelling watch!

“Naam bataiyye”

“Buaji”

“Kiski Buaji? Meri to nahi. Naam kya hai?”

“Usha. Usha Parmar.”

A mid aged Ratna Pathak Shah, who’s referred to as Buaji by almost everyone including people elder than her mumbles as she realizes that in quite a long time this was the first  that someone had asked for her name instead of addressing her as just Buaji.

Cast –

  • Ratna Pathak Shah – Buaji /Usha Parmar
  • Konkona Sen Sharma – Shireen Aslam
  • Aahana Kumra – Leela
  • Plabita Borthakur – Rehana Abidi
  • Vikrant Massey – Arshad
  • Sushant Singh – Rahim Aslam
  • Shashank Arora – Dhruv Bose
  • Vaibhav Tatwawaadi – Manoj
  • Jagat Singh Solanki – Jaspal

Direction – Alankrita Shrivastava

Duration – 1hr 59 mins

Genre  – Drama /Black comedy

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Restaurant review – Chili’s Grill and Bar, Quest Mall, Kolkata

Almost all the restaurants located within Quest Mall look lucrative enough to us for repeated visits. Last weekend we decided to try out an American – Continental kind of lunch and that is how we decided on Chili’s Grill and Bar. When I tried making a prior reservation over the phone, I was informed that seats will be available around the time we were planning to visit and thus we just walked in on a Saturday. The place was quite full. Located on the fourth floor of the mall, the restaurant has a very welcoming look and feel and we were instantly at ease.

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The entrance

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Book review – Dating,diapers & denial

Book – Dating, diapers & denial

Author – Rachna Singh

Publication – Alchemy Publishers

Pages – 221

Price – Rs. 175

Genre – Humor 

Plot

“The next day, I looked, fearfully for our picture on Page 3, worried it would be captioned ‘Chacha from Uttar Pradesh Does The Cha Cha’ but thankfully, it was not there.”

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Restaurant review – WOW! Momo

The sudden dip in temperature over the weekend took a toll on my health this friday. Since going out didn’t seem like a feasible option and I wanted to eat something spicy and tasty, momo is what came to my mind. Zomato provided me with a host of momo outlet options. Some had already been tried out and few didn’t have a home delivery option through Zomato or Swiggy. That’s how we decided on the delivery from Wow! Momo, Salt Lake, Sector 5 outlet through Swiggy. Few years back I had tried out their chicken steamed momos at their Axis Mall outlet and remembered liking the taste of it. This time we decided to explore few other dishes.

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Movie review Chef – does the dish turn out fine!

During one of the scenes in the movie,a shocked Roshan Kalra on hearing his son Arman feign ignorance about the existence of a dish called chole batura mildly rebukes him saying that being the only son of Kalra from Chandni Chowk, he just can’t afford to ask such questions. That’s the underlying essence of this movie Chef. Based on a Hollywood movie by the same name by Jon Favreau, the hindi movie sticks to the original script with mild tweaks in between to suit the sensibility of Indian audience.

Cast –

  • Saif Ali Khan (Roshan Kalra)
  • Padmapriya Janakiraman (Radha Menon)
  • Svar Kamble (Arman)
  • Biju (Milind Soman)
  • Nuzroon (Chandan Roy Sanyal)
  • Vinnie (Sobhita Dhulipala)

Director – Raja Menon

Duration – 2hrs 11minutes

Genre – Family drama

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Book review – Jacob Hills

Book – Jacob Hills

Author – Ismita Tandon Dhankher

Publication – HarperCollins India

Pages – 263

Price -Rs. 299

Genre – Fiction/Suspense

Plot –

“But he will not kill me. He’s a coward and a coward always stabs in the back.”

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Restaurant review -Why do we still like Sabir’s Hotel!

Chandni Chowk is that part of Kolkata which I would frequent during my Presidency College days. There’s nothing in electronics that one can’t get hold of in Chandni market. Looking at the crowd this Friday afternoon, I easily concluded that despite a booming e-commerce sector, the market had neither lost its charm nor appeal. Situated in one such lane is the age old Sabir’s Hotel. Way back in the seventies, when my father was a post graduate student in Calcutta University, this was a favorite eating out joint for them as well. No fine dining restaurant could get my husband so excited as going to this restaurant. That’s what Sabir’s stands for – a walk down memory lane.

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First floor of Sabir’s

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