‘The Review Monk’ aims to build a community for all lovers of Indian cinema.
We aggregate movie reviews from some of the best publications and critics across India to arrive at a normalized film score and help you make the best movie watching decisions. Our goal is to provide an elegant and enjoyable platform to movie-goers and lovers of Indian cinema. Here you can discover movies (released in India), express and share your opinion about them, find other film enthusiasts, add movies to your watch-list and much more!
Why should you participate?Too often, our films are reduced to a definition of being a ‘movie for the masses’. Too little attention is paid to masters like Satyajit Ray, Guru Dutt or Shyam Benegal. Living and working in Hollywood, we have come to realize that Indian cinema is perceived as merely a spectacle of colors, song and dance by the rest of the world. It is generally not understood as ‘meaningful cinema’ and is not a frequent subject of film studies. Ours is the largest film industry in the world and yet why don’t we make the cut? Maybe, as the audience, we need to stop resigning to the banality that has become our hallmark and harness the power of collective opinion to push the quality of our films. Your opinion matters and you can make it count.
Rohith grew up in Bangalore, India and has had the good fortune of following his childhood passion for video games and computers. He has developed for AAA titles such as Deadspace2, Medal of Honor and Command and Conquer. He studied computer graphics and game technology at the University of Pennsylvania. He loves animals, tinkering with new technology, his guitar, coffee and cat videos. He currently lives in Los Angeles and this is his first independent venture.
Ruhi works as an animation movie artist in Hollywood. She has worked on Academy Award-nominated features – How To Train Your Dragon 2, The Croods & Kung Fu Panda 2 among other films. She grew up in Bombay and Goa, studied at NIT, Jaipur and did her masters in computer graphics at the University of Pennsylvania. She enjoys world cinema, lurking in book stores, summer rain, dancing and interesting conversations.