MOVIE REVIEWS

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Eye in the Sky (2015) Review: Tight, Well-Crafted Modern War Drama

A war film sans the clichés and the razzmatazz of a typical war film! Gone are…

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Udta Punjab (2016) Review: Edgy, Well-Written, Relevant

In an industry swarmed with lacklustre content, Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab shines with an edgy…

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Iraivi (2016) Review: Hard-hitting Tale Of Arrogant Men

Midway into Karthik Subburaj’s fantastic Iraivi (Goddess, 2015), there comes a familiar slow motion shot,…

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Money Monster (2016) Review

Money Monster is big-ticket Hollywood’s most recent attempt at uncovering narratives from within the high-stakes…

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Waiting (2016) Review: Charming, Poignant, Introspective

Fate brings together strangers Shiv Kumar (Naseeruddin Shah) and Tara Deshpande (Kalki Koechlin) when their…

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Sarbjit (2016) Review: Watch This One For Randeep Hooda

Sarbjit is a painfully disturbing account of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian convicted of spying and…

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Poems In Bollywood Movies: Weaving Magic With Words

From Gulzar to Sahir Ludhyanvi, writers in Hindi films have given us some of the…

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Aligarh (2016) Review: Appeal To Conformist Society

Noted critic Roger Ebert’s words “Movies are like a machine that generates empathy” resonate strongly…

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24 (2016) Review: Mediocre Film With Glossy Production Value

Vikram Kumar’s Surya-starrer 24 is the kind of film that would be fiercely defended by…

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Sulemani Keeda (2014) Review: Wit, Charm And All Heart

Sulemani Keeda (which apparently means ‘pain in the ass’) trails the story of two aspiring…

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Khamosh Pani (2003) – Review

One of the most tragic events in the history of India and Pakistan, the Partition…

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Jungle Book (2016) Review: Spectacularly Revives Kipling’s World

Kipling’s Jungle Book is a work of art and the most recent cinematic adaptation takes…

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Kapoor And Sons (2016) Review: Family Drama Done Right

There’s an understated ease in how the characters play out and the screenplay unfolds. Kapoor…

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Mustang (2015) Review: A Poignant Tale Of Female Empowerment

French/Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s poignant début Mustang, is about the socially mandated sexualization of…

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The Hateful Eight (2016) Review: Devastatingly Brilliant

There are two types of people who dive (whether voluntarily or not) into a Quentin…