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Sherni(2021) : A rare gem from Hollywood!

Amit Masurkar’s follow up to the riveting Newton, is equal to it in many ways. From the bold but vulnerable protagonist to the constant fear of a shadow enemy, Sherni may remind us of Newton but asks all the right questions just like the latter. Sherni has all the right ingredients for a compelling watch. […]

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Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2021)

I love the way Dibakar Banerjee chooses not to fall into the bollywood formulaic traps everytime he wears a directors cap. His storytelling is often character driven and it is not much different in Sandeep or Pinky Faraar either, but there are a few catches here which hindered my experience. As the title suggets Sandy […]

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The Chess Players / Shatranj Ke Khilari(1977) : Layered story telling at its best !!

Shatranj Ke Khilari (The Chess Players) is the legendary Satyajit Ray’s first Hindi film and probably his only full length Hindi-Urdu film. A film which shows how masterfully Ray uses the situations and tools to help his narration, Shatranj Ke Khilari is a political satire which depicts the usurping of Avadh, a united province which […]

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Gunjan Saxena : The Kargil Girl (2020)

Faithfully women-centric and partly realistic in its approach, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl turns out to be a decent watch!! Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl tells the journey of its titular character, from her early struggles to become a pilot to her exploits in the Kargil war. Directed by Sharan Sharma and written by Nikhil […]

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Raat Akeli Hai(2020)

A gripping murder mystery invigorated by an intelligent screenplay and powerful performances!! “I don’t fear anybody, and if you try to hamstring me, come what may, I will dig out the truth”, Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the sincere, quirky yet grounded cop Jatil Jadhav in Raat Akeli Hai, one of the 17 releases announced by Netflix […]

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Dil Bechara(2020)

Dil Bechara might have got affected in its transition to an Indian premise, but it surely is Sushant’s wonderful final act with some fine scores from ARR !! As the country mourns the demise of one of its finest young actors, we get the chance to enjoy Sushant Singh Rajput for one last time in […]

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Bulbbul(2020)

A feministic portrayal of social injustices against women, set in classic horror backdrop!! Set in medieval Bengal, Bulbbul is a feministic fairytale which portrays the resurgence of a woman against the people who have wronged her. It is the journey, spanning 20 years, of an innocent girl who is stolen off her childhood through an […]

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Gulabo Sitabo(2020)

A delightful little movie with deeply etched characters and premises!! Gulabo Sitabo is the Shoojit Sircar-Juhi Chaturvedi combo’s third outing after the success of Piku and October. After hearing about the film, like many, I was also wondering what does the title Gulabo Sitabo mean. Google says, It is a traditional glove puppetry from Uttar […]

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Choked: Paisa bolta hai(2020)

Not on par with Anurag Kashyap’s previous works, but a decent film with notable performances from the cast ! Choked: Paisa bolta hai was one of the most anticipated Netflix movie for multiple reasons. Anurag Kashyap, his take on demonetization (atleast that was what advertised), Roshan Mathew’s bollywood debut, were all appealing factors for me. […]

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Thappad(2020)

The uncompromising script and the flawless execution makes it a must watch !! Patriarchy and domestic violence are age-old debate topic. Most of the time feminists gets cornered in these topics in our society where male dominance and marriage abuse is just passed as normal. Anubhav Sinha does a master stroke by zooming the lens […]