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7 Lyrical Gems From Amitabh Bhattacharya

Here are some of my most favorite lyrics penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, one of Hindi cinema’s most…

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Assassin’s Creed: Fassbender Shines In This Passable Film

Films based on video games don’t have a good history. Over the years, numerous filmmakers…

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11 Best Bollywood Movies Of 2016, Ranked

(Updated: January 17, 2020) 2016 was a year when mega stars played outside their larger-than-life…

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Dangal Review: Aamir Khan Takes The Gold In 2016

Aamir Khan goes for gold in 2016. After Manoj Bajpayee in Aligarh, he delivers the…

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Rogue One Review: Force Is Strong With This Star Wars Prequel

Ever since George Lucas made the disappointing Star Wars prequel trilogy, it didn’t seem like…

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La La Land (2016) Review: Restores Your Faith In True Love

La La Land is wonderful from the word go and sticks the landing. Damien Chazelle’s previous…

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Dear Zindagi (2016) Review: Love, Life & Lessons In Between

Gauri Shinde’s stories come from a space of strained relationships. English Vinglish, she said in…

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Arrival (2016) Review: Soul-Stirring Sci-fi Sans Blockbuster Clichés

The story revolves around a linguist expert-and-college lecturer Louise Banks (Amy Adams), who is caught…

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Side A Side B (2016) Preview: Lyrical, Evocative, Refreshing

A musical train journey, a 20-something couple in love, romance, ambitions, confessions, heartbreaks and everything in…

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Fantastic Beasts AWTFT: Best Potter Film Since Prisoner Of Azkaban

This is one of those years which is ending profoundly better than the way it…

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Indignation (2016): Nuanced Drama On The Vagaries Of Life

Award-winning screenwriter, veteran producer, and former CEO of Focus Features James Schamus’ directorial debut Indignation…

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Doctor Strange (2016) Review: Marvel’s Most Immersive Film Yet

Christopher Nolan’s Inception was extensively raved for its concept and twisted ending. However, one of…

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Marvellous (2014) Review: Life-Affirming, Deeply Inspiring

TV drama biopics have boomed recently. You get the chance to let yourselves into the…

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Autohead Review: Mumbai Film Festival 2016

Autohead is nothing short of an experience, and certainly one of the most interesting films…

Dhanak (2016) Review: Dream-Like, Magical, Deeply Satisfying

If there’s one Indian director whose films seem straight out of a novel, it has to…