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REVIEW: Antim – The Final Truth

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  Director Mahesh Manjrekar's Antim: The Final Truth is a crime drama centred around the circle of fate. Based on the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern,...
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Film Review: Jango

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  Claimed to be India's first time loop film, Jango is a brave attempt at storytelling. Choosing to make a film knowing fully well that...

REVIEW: Sabhaapathy

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  Director R. Srinivasa Rao's 'Sabhaapathy' is a light-hearted entertainer that, despite its flaws, just about works. AT A GLANCE Starring: Santhanam, M.S. Baskar, Preeti Verma,...
John Abraham in Satyameva Jayate 2. Source: IANS

REVIEW: Satyameva Jayate 2

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  This second edition of 'Satyameva Jayate' boasts of a larger-than-life projection from its very first frame. It is a fantasy or masala film catering...
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Why ‘Jai Bhim’ should be on every Indian’s watchlist

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  Tamil film ‘Jai Bhim’ has notably surpassed The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption on IMDB with an unbelievable rating of 9.8 stars out of 10.   The film is based on a real tribal...
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REVIEW: Churuli (Malayalam film on SonyLIV)

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  Ace Malayalam director Lijo Jose Pellisery, who has ensured resounding box-office successes by narrating the stories of the villages of Kerala's high ranges in...
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REVIEW: Your Honor 2 (SonyLIV)

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  Set in Punjab, Your Honor is the story of a good man uncovering dark truths about himself and his capacity for compromise and corruption...
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REVIEW: Cash (Disney+Hotstar)

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  Cash is a comic dramatisation of the life of entrepreneurs in the backdrop of the 2017 demonetisation. Armaan Gulati wants to be the self-made Elon...

Review: Dhamaka (Netflix)

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  Director Ram Madhavani's action-drama Dhamaka is based on the South Korean film The Terror Live released in 2013. The narrative opens with a montage of...
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Review: Bunty Aur Babli 2

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  'Old wine in a new bottle' is how one can sum up Bunty Aur Babli 2 in one phrase. The second part of the...
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Review: Kurup (Rating: * * 1/2)

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  Director Srinath Rajendran's Kurup, which looks to narrate the story of Sudhakara Kurup, a man believed to be Kerala's most elusive criminal, is a...

Review: Squad (Zee5)

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  There is not much in Squad and what is there, is awfully messy. Loaded with cinematic liberties, Squad is a hackneyed action drama with...
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Review: Special Ops 1.5 – The Himmat Story (Disney+Hotstar)

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  This series consisting of four episodes is the prequel to the Special Ops series that was initially launched in March 2020. It is the...

Review: MGR Magan (Disney+ Hotstar)

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  Ponram's MGR Magan is a light-hearted entertainer, much like his Rajini Murugan and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam, both of which went on to become superhits. To...

Review: Sooryavanshi

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  With the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai as the starting point, Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi traces the terrorist activities of a militant group whose chief,...
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Review: Tryst With Destiny (SonyLIV)

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  Ever since Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru used it in his historic speech "at the stroke of the midnight hour" when India finally became free, the...
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Review: Enemy

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  Director Anand Shankar's Enemy is an action entertainer that tells the story of two friends turning foes. The story begins in Ooty where Chozha, the...

10 Indian films and series to watch in November 2021

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  Call My Agent Bollywood (Netflix) Adapted from the hugely popular 2015 French series, Call My Agent Bollywood is the story of four talent agents in...
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Review: Dybbuk (Amazon Prime Video)

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  Jewish-themed films are a rarity in the Indian film industry, and a horror one is a further far cry, despite there being a lot...

Review: Hum Do Hamare Do (Disney+ Hotstar)

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  Director Abhishek Jain's Hum Do Hamare Do is a frothy entertainer that claims to be about reverse adoption (where kids adopt their parents), but...
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Review: Babloo Bachelor

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  Babloo Bachelor is a simple romantic drama with a hackneyed premise. Nevertheless, it is executed with earnestness. Set in Lucknow, Babloo Bachelor is the...

REVIEW: Bhavai (Rating: * * *)

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  Set in the village of Khakhar in Gujarat, 'Bhavai', a popular folk theatre form, provides the backdrop of this tragedy. The film is a...
Supriya Pathak in 'Tabbar'. Source: IANS

REVIEW: Tabbar (SonyLIV)

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  Set in the heart of rural Punjab, 'Tabbar', family means everything for retired police constable Omkar (Pavan Malhotra), who, with the conniving mind of...
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REVIEW: Sanak (Disney+ Hotstar)

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  'Sanak' is an immensely slick, if also old-fashioned and formulaic, entertainer. Vidyut Jammwal fans and action buffs will lap up this taut thriller, which...
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Indian links at Sydney Film Festival 2021

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  It’s been a while since we have had such an interesting bunch of Indian films at the Sydney Film Festival. India’s only all-female newspaper. A...
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Review: Sardar Udham (Amazon Prime)

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  The Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919 may be an incident etched in the memories of all Indians owing to its mention in...

Review: Dhindora (YouTube Original)

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‘Dhindora’ means beating of the drums; figuratively, it also means tomtomming. This eight-episode comedy series streaming on YouTube is part social commentary, albeit crass,...
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REVIEW: Rashmi Rocket (Zee5)

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  Rashmi Rocket is a scathing sports drama. It is not a story of an underdog but that of a gifted athlete who was subjected...

REVIEW: Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme

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This is the kind of film that inevitably touches your heart. It is about mean children leading their own lives, leaving their old, lonely...

REVIEW: Shiddat (Disney+Hotstar)

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  Director Kunal Deshmukh's 'Shiddat', tugs at your heart twice over, once with Joginder Dhillon's saga and then with that of Gautam. While Gautam's love...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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  To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic death...
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REVIEW: Antim – The Final Truth

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  Director Mahesh Manjrekar's Antim: The Final Truth is a crime drama centred around the circle of fate. Based on the Marathi film Mulshi Pattern,...

The religious discrimination bill will make LGBTIQ+ Australians sick

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  The Morrison government’s religious discrimination bill was introduced to parliament on Thursday. The bill, now on its third draft, has been a contentious piece of...
ICC T20 WC 2021 delivers record viewership. Pictured here, Indian team captain Virat Kohli with Pakistani team captain Babbar Azam and opener Mohammad Rizwan. Source: IANS

WC 2021: India-Pak match becomes most watched T20I in history

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  With nearly 10,000 hours of live coverage across TV and digital platforms in 200 countries, the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup delivered a...