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Kabir Singh.Indian Link

Kabir Singh review: Rebel mix of Devdas, James Dean doesn’t disappoint

Film: Kabir Singh Writer-director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Suresh Oberoi, Arjan Bajwa and Kamini Kaushal Rating:**** (4 stars) Remakes, more often than not, disappoint. This one doesn't. Kabir Singh doesn't quite better its precursor,...
Leila.Indian Link

Leila review: a terrifying yet mesmerising vision of the future

LEILA (Netflix) Cast: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, Seema Biswas and Arif Zakaria Directors: Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman and Pawan Kumar Rating: **** In the beginning there is the swimming pool. A splashy symbol of the upper crust's...
Malhotras.Indian Link

Mind the Malhotras review: a mine-ful of laboured marital jokes

MIND THE MALHOTRAS (Amazon Prime Video) Starring: Mini Mathur, Cyrus Sahukar Directors: Sahil Sangha and Ajay Bhuyan Rating: ** In spite of undeniable crackling chemistry between the two very talented actors who play the Malhotra couple, Mind The...
Bharat.Indian Link

Bharat review: An episodic entertainer loses steam by trying too much

Film: Bharat Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff Director: Ali Abbas Zafar Rating: ***(3 stars) It's easy to be dismissive of a film that has no formal structure, one which doesn't compartmentalize...
Narendra Modi.Indian Link

Film review: PM Narendra Modi – Less history, more mythology

Film: PM NARENDRA MODI Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi and Suresh Oberoi Director: Omung Kumar B Rating: * ½ (one and a half stars) This is not the Narendra Modi biopic that we’ve all been waiting for. The...
Cannes.Indian Link

Beyond the Cannes red carpet: Where are Indian films?

As many as 1,854 feature films were submitted to be part of the 2019 Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival from across the world this year. As many as 39 nations are represented...

Unpalatable truths

A review of the Netflix series, by Subhash K. Jha.

Melb-based film-maker sees early success in India

New Indian-Australian short film tackles mental health issues. PREETI JABBAL reports

Isn’t It Romantic: Why, Priyanka Chopra, why?

First things first. What is Priyanka Chopra doing playing a frisky floozie in this bird-turd of a film?

India-set documentary on menstruation wins at Oscars 2019

The 26-minute film follows girls and women in Hapur in northern India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.