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YusuF Poonawala, a Senior Vice President with a multinational travel company, authors The Y Factor purely out of his passion for movies and writing. The intent behind The Y Factor is purely to assess movies based on the perception of a paying audience, rather than paid critics.

Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

A montage of such calls, with people trying to give uncertain hope to the listeners, marks the beginning of this film on the fateful day of 9/11.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell gave us the fantastic biopic, The Fighter in 2010. A deglam version of the ‘Rocky’ story.  The predictability of the end had no impact on the film’s dysfunctional family issues, instead it came across as the icing on the cake, of which we all had become so intensely involved in the baking process.

Lincoln

Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis (There will be Blood, Last of the Mohicans) is one actor whose films always inspire. His method acting always leaves one wondering, what this part time shoemaker of Florence, will do next.

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin

Like a million people across the globe, I have grown up, spending summer vacations going to the local library with the pocket money of the week and renting out the adventures of Tintin comics. They were always a special summer treat. When one heard about the film version of Tintin being made by the God of such movies, Steven Spielberg and the Lord of New Age Technology, Peter Jackson, I was excite...[Read More]

Ladies VS Ricky Bahl

Ladies VS Ricky Bahl

Exactly a year ago, the YRF team set the cash registers ringing with a low key, small budget film by one of their in house assistant directors. That film managed to not only set the box office on fire, but gave its debutante lead hero, Ranveer Singh, a shot at fame, glamour and glory. That film was Maneesh Sharma’s Band Baajaa Baaraat. It is but natural that when the entire team comes together wit...[Read More]

The Dirty Picture

The Dirty Picture

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, was a huge turning point in the life of Director Milan Luthria. It showcased to the entire world what this man was capable of. Following it up with an equally big hit, if not bigger would pose a challenge for even the stalwarts of the industry. So after a year, Milan presents The Dirty Picture.

DesiBoyz

DesiBoyz

Rohit Dhawan does carry a lot of baggage. Being the son of the king of comedies (although in the ‘90s), David Dhawan does it have its expectations. (or after Rascals, does it?). But, yes, it opens many doors for one and hence we have Desi Boyz.

Rockstar

Rockstar

Imtiaz Ali made a lovely debut with Socha Na Tha, but it was his follow up product, Jab We Met, which made the entire world realise what a great storyteller he is. The super successful JWM, was followed by a rather insipid Love Aaj Kal. Now he presents, ROCKSTAR.