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'Panchayat' review: A delightful ode to rural India

06 Apr 2020

'Panchayat' review: A delightful ode to rural India

For far too long, the majority of Indian web series have paid too much attention to the urban milieu.

'Maska' review: Manisha Koirala headlines this light-hearted but thin film

29 Mar 2020

'Maska' review: Manisha Koirala headlines this light-hearted but thin film

There is nothing demeaning about making or watching feel-good cinema.

#LockdownRecommendations: Watch 'The Shawshank Redemption' and get busy livin'

27 Mar 2020

#LockdownRecommendations: Watch 'The Shawshank Redemption' and get busy livin'

There have been a few films that talk about hope and optimism with such philosophical depth and endearment as does The Shawshank Redemption.

'Thappad' review: A slap on the normalization of domestic violence

27 Feb 2020

'Thappad' review: A slap on the normalization of domestic violence

Thappad is not just about one thoughtless slap, it's about all the prejudice and injustice that exist in lopsided relationships and marriages, all around us.

'Shikara' review: A beautifully crafted tale of an unforgettable tragedy

07 Feb 2020

'Shikara' review: A beautifully crafted tale of an unforgettable tragedy

In one particular scene of Shikara, a Kashmiri militant tells his best friend, a Kashmiri Pandit, "Mai apne abba ko nahi bacha paya, tu apne abba ko bacha le, India chala ja."

'Jamtara' [Netflix] review: A gripping tale of Jharkhand's cybercrime gangs

20 Jan 2020

'Jamtara' [Netflix] review: A gripping tale of Jharkhand's cybercrime gangs

Jamtara, an otherwise ignored, underdeveloped city/district in Jharkhand, suddenly came to national attention a couple of years back, when police teams from as many as 12 different states visited the area and made countless arrests in relation to several phishing scams originating from there.

'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' trailer is powerful and promising

19 Nov 2019

'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' trailer is powerful and promising

Just two weeks after the trailer of Ashutosh Gowarikar's upcoming historical war drama Panipat was heavily bashed for poor acting (looking at you, Arjun Kapoor), and its "similarities" to old Bhansali films, the trailer of another movie of same genre, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has dropped.

'Good Newwz' trailer is a quirky and entertaining joyride

18 Nov 2019

'Good Newwz' trailer is a quirky and entertaining joyride

The term "Good news", as it traveled from the West, found entirely different connotations in our country, particularly in Punjabi households, where it is often used to refer to a woman's potential/impending pregnancy.

'The Sky Is Pink' review: High on emotions, lacks entertainment

11 Oct 2019

'The Sky Is Pink' review: High on emotions, lacks entertainment

Life, it's unfair. But I believe that's mainly because it lacks a script.

'The Zoya Factor' Review: Dulquer hits sixer, patchy-performance by Sonam

20 Sep 2019

'The Zoya Factor' Review: Dulquer hits sixer, patchy-performance by Sonam

Halves can only take you so far. Anything that loses rhythm midway is bound to bring along disappointment, as it reaches conclusion.

'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this flimsy rom-com

13 Sep 2019

'Dream Girl' review: Ayushmann Khurrana shines in this flimsy rom-com

It would be quite unfair to have a bagful of expectations from a film like Dream Girl, but hurt strikes you when it promises to be more, and then fails to deliver miserably.

'Chhichhore' review: Sushant Singh Rajput-led film is formulaic yet fun

06 Sep 2019

'Chhichhore' review: Sushant Singh Rajput-led film is formulaic yet fun

There are some films you really do not want to think much about, because if you go down that path, it will only ruin all the fun you had.

'Saaho' review: Prabhas leads this exhausting and insufferable action-thriller

30 Aug 2019

'Saaho' review: Prabhas leads this exhausting and insufferable action-thriller

When one is blessed with some Rs. 350 odd crores, the ideas could get grand.

Netflix's 'Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil' review: Pragmatic, disturbing, thought-provoking

19 Aug 2019

Netflix's 'Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil' review: Pragmatic, disturbing, thought-provoking

For the most part of Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil (Netflix), you witness bold conversations between a couple, across places- on the sidewalk; in a restaurant; even in their bedroom (during sex).

'Jabariya Jodi' review: Mindless mix of melodrama and failed comedy

09 Aug 2019

'Jabariya Jodi' review: Mindless mix of melodrama and failed comedy

In the very first scene of Jabariya Jodi, you're greeted by a pre-teenage, school-going couple, sharing their little romantic story.

'Typewriter' [Netflix] review: Despite genuine performances, an unimpressive horror drama

01 Aug 2019

'Typewriter' [Netflix] review: Despite genuine performances, an unimpressive horror drama

Midway through Typewriter (Netflix), you realize that the show has all the right pieces (a potentially brilliant premise, great set of actors, even cute school kids)- it just can't put them together.

'Judgementall Hai Kya' review: Quirky tale backed by powerful performances

26 Jul 2019

'Judgementall Hai Kya' review: Quirky tale backed by powerful performances

Braving to tread the road not taken is one thing, but to prove yourself right by triumphing along the path deserves a tip of the hat.

Amitabh Bachchan declines invitation from Queen Elizabeth II

24 Feb 2017

Amitabh Bachchan declines invitation from Queen Elizabeth II

Amitabh Bachchan had reportedly received an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh to attend the UK-India Year of Culture launch this year.