Do I Like It?

In life, things happen. And even if nothing happens, that’s something happening. So, on this show, we talk about things that happen. We get an esteemed panel of highly jobless people to answer the million-dollar question: Do I Like It?   Now ‘It’ can be a movie, a song, a gadget, or the latest viral trend. But the question remains the same. So, if you like listening to people talk about things, tune in, and we’ll tell you: Do I Like It? 

00:08:38 2022-12-07
Qala is the tale of a daughter desperate for her mother's approval and love, and this is a theme seldom explored in films, especially Bollywood. There are some international films like Everything Everywhere All At Once and Turning Red as well as animated ...
00:06:15 2022-12-03
Alphonse Puthren’s classic Malayalam hit Premam, starring Nivin Pauly and Sai Pallavi was released seven years ago. So expectations were high for Gold. With recurring cinematic themes, quirky characters, out-of-the-box edits, and interesting visual stor...
00:08:39 2022-12-03
We've seen him do comedy, we've seen him do social dramas, and some thrillers like Andhadhun too. But, how does he fare in An Action Hero as an action hero? In this review, I talk about all the roles he's done before and what I liked about his latest re...
00:09:53 2022-11-27
Bhediya, directed by Amar Kaushik, is the third installment of Dinesh Vijan’s horror universe; of horror comedies with a message. After Stree and Roohi, Vijan now pulls focus to the age-old nature vs development debate, set in the town of Ziro (Lower...
00:07:08 2022-11-26
Agent Kannayiram is the Tamil remake of Navin Polishetty’s superhit Telugu comedy thriller Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya. The movie stars Santhanam, one of the best comedians in the Tamil industry, who has transitioned into a lead hero. I was instantly...
00:07:07 2022-11-24
Last Film Show or Chhello Show is India's official entry to the Oscars this year. The Pan Nalin film explores a kid's undying passion and love for cinema. The film is set in Gujrat where the protagonist shares a special bond with the projectionist at a lo...
00:06:40 2022-11-19
In a heartwarming, feel-good movie, writer- director Anjali Menon explores the lives of six pregnant women in different stages of their preganncy. She plays a balancing act of portraying the joys of motherhood while also shedding light on the burden of ex...
00:08:29 2022-11-18
Daman, a film inspired by true events, starring Babushaan and Dipanwit Dashmohapatra in lead roles, is a biographical social drama in Odia.  DAMaN is actually an acronym for Durgama Anchala re Malaria Nirakarana - a measure by the government to deal with...
00:09:40 2022-11-16
Rebel 7 is a rapper, producer, and mix engineer based out of Delhi. EndaVishesham is his first studio album after being signed to Azadi Records. "He is a master of a style of music I call 'Dilli ka Masculine Music.'" Does this album match up to his usual ...
00:08:34 2022-11-14
A stunning star-cast, a gripping story and eye-catching visuals make Monica O My Darling the neo-noir Bollywood film we've been waiting for. It stars Rajkummar Rao (as Jayant Arkhedkar), Huma Qureshi (as Monica Machado), Radhika Apte (as ACP Naidu), and S...
00:05:03 2022-11-12
Named after the mythological character, Yashoda who is the foster mother of Lord Krishna, the plot revolves around a poor woman (Samantha) who chooses to become a surrogate mother. Why does she do it? To earn money and save her ailing sister, or at least ...
00:07:42 2022-11-12
Uunchai is the story of four friends, Amit (Amitabh Bachchan), Javed (Boman Irani), Bhupen (Danny Denzongpa), and Om (Anupam Kher). After Bhupen’s death, the other three decide to complete a trek to the peak of Mt Everest (a notoriously treacherous cli...
00:10:26 2022-11-07
Sameeha Sabnis' Soul Kadhi is a part of the Take Ten initiative by Netflix and Film Companion. The film captures the immense potential that indie filmmakers in India have. It is a slice-of-life, heartwarming tale centred around the Goan drink- Sol kadhi. ...
00:16:10 2022-11-06
India's first major Hip-Hop reality show, MTV Hustle just got over with its second season. This time around, we got a new judge, a new format with squad bosses, and some really dope underground artists. Every week, the rappers perform songs from different...
00:06:42 2022-11-05
Love Today follows the story of a new-age couple whose love is put to test, after they're made to swap their smartphones for a day. Do they really know and trust each other well? Will their love stand strong despite this adversity, or will it come crashin...
00:05:54 2022-11-05
Very clearly inspired by the Ghostbusters from Hollywood, Phone Booth is a true 'desi' film, ripe with references to the actors, Hindi films at large and even advertisements. It won't give you much to take away when you leave the theatre but will keep you...
00:06:27 2022-11-04
When I first saw the trailer for Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi's Double XL, I was thoroughly excited. Here were two plus-size women in the public eye, promising a film about two fat women, Saira (Sonakshi) and Rajshri (Huma) fighting for their dreams in...
00:06:23 2022-11-04
There’s just something so powerful about Taylor Swift’s music. How she shares her most vulnerable self, her biggest insecurities and nightmares but manages to do that in such an effortless, almost groovy way. That is how I’d encapsulate her 10th alb...
00:05:37 2022-11-03
The legend of Maula Jatt is a Bilal Lashari film that is already touted to be Pakistan’s highest-grossing film worldwide. Starring Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan as well as Hamza Ali Abbasi, this film is an adaptation of the film with the same title released i...
00:09:08 2022-11-03
I caught Manoj Bajpayee and Dipesh Jain's Gali Guleiyan in a theatre in 2018. Since then, I have been waiting for it to come to OTT. Now that the film is streaming on Amazon Prime, here's my review of this highly intense film.  The film revolves around K...
00:11:26 2022-10-26
If there was a modern rendition of the 'Adarsh Balak' posters from the 90s in the form of a film, Thank God would be it. Starring Siddharth Malhotra and Ajay Devgn, this Indra Kumar directorial tests the morality of Ayaan Kapoor, a real estate broker.  T...
00:09:49 2022-10-26
In Abhishek Sharma's Ram Setu, Akshay Kumar plays a star archaeologist and apparently part-time superhero, Dr Aryan Kulshrestha. He is tasked with finding out whether Ram Setu is natural or manmade, and the film revolves around his adventures and discove...
00:07:49 2022-10-25
Right from the first scene, Prince registers that it is not here to take any heavily opinionated stands, but rather just explore the absurdities and the silliness of a British-Indian couple’s love story. In this episode of Do I Like It, Soundarya tells...
00:09:46 2022-10-20
Ammu is a social drama which tells the story of a simple and happy girl and what happens when she gets stuck in an abusive marriage. While this subject has been explored in many movies in the recent past, the authenticity and powerful dialogues set apart...
00:08:38 2022-10-19
Kannada cinema aka Sandalwood has been making big waves across the country with films like Kantara, KGF and 77 Charlie. What is behind this newfound popularity of Kannada cinema and what does it mean for the filmmakers?  Soundarya Athimuthu talks about t...
00:07:40 2022-10-16
I don’t want to go very deep into the specifics of it, because honestly, there was nothing even mildly exciting going for in the film. It is a glorified YouTube sketch. But also, I’m not one to just trash a film totally. Clearly, some effort has gone ...
00:11:13 2022-10-14
Doctor G, directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, starring Ayushmann Khurana, Rakul Preet Singh and Shefali Shah, explores the journey of a male student of gynaecology. The film's entire messaging though, is pretty surface level. It is an important film but the e...
00:05:37 2022-10-12
Hasan Minhaj: The King’s Jester, is the second Netflix special by the stand-up comedian after the raging success of Patriot Act and it is a bold one. The King's jester is an hour-long set which reflects his skills as a captivating, powerful storyteller...
00:09:00 2022-10-12
Following massive demand, Rishab Shetty's Kantara is getting re-released pan-India in multiple languages. Here's my review of the film.  As an atheist, I really like films about God and belief in the supernatural. I might not personally believe in it, bu...
00:11:17 2022-10-11
Recently, filmmaker Vetrimaaran questioned the depiction of Raja Raja Cholan as a "Hindu king." It soon lead to a controversy with some sections, especially politicians and public figures close to the Bharatiya Janata Party, calling the emperor a Hindu...
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