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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

CineTALK

Review: Ankahi Kahaniya (Netflix)

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Made by three promising directors from Hindi cinema, Ankahi Kahaniya streaming on Netflix is an anthology of three short films, all about the craving...

REVIEW: Potluck (SonyLIV)

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  "A family that eats together, stays together." This is how Govind thinks. He's the retired patriarch of the upper middle-class Shastri family and he...

REVIEW: Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai (Zee5)

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  Set in the small town of Bareilly, the fictional Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai is a curious tale, based on true events. Well,...
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REVIEW: Bhoot Police (Disney+Hotstar)

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  Director Pawan Kripalani's Bhoot Police is a strait-laced horror comedy that hinges on farce. It is a film that every Indian can relate to....
Kangana Ranaut on the film poster. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: Thalaivi

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  Being Jayalalithaa is not easy. A woman who went from being a reluctant actress to one of the most powerful politicians in the country....
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REVIEW: Helmet (Zee5)

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  Set in Kanpur, this film, packaged as an entertainer, hopes to change the mindset of the culturally and morally stifled population of this country,...
Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi on screen. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: Chehre

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  "This decadence of human values and humanity has to stop." Close your eyes and imagine who can best utter these dialogues in precise English, with...
200 Halla Ho Film Poster. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: 200 Halla Ho (ZEE5)

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  The failure of the criminal justice system has often led to lynching incidents around the world. Inspired by one such event, director Sarthak Dasgupta's...
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Review: The Green Knight

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  The Green Knight, a fantasy-adventure film by director David Lowery, is a visual adaptation of  The Chivalric Romance, a piece of classic narrative from...

REVIEW: Home (Amazon Prime)

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  Director Rojin Thomas's Malayalam film 'Home' presents veteran actor Indrans in a role that many parents can relate with. This Malayalam family drama meticulously...
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Review: Comedy Premium League (Netflix)

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  There have been several comedy competitions across different platforms before, and the latest is Comedy Premium League on Netflix, which started streaming from August...

Film Review: Bell Bottom

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  'Bell Bottom' features Akshay Kumar as a RAW agent, who pulls off the impossible mission of re-capturing a hijacked plane and landing it safely...

Film Review: Spin (Disney+Hotstar)

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  In the first frame of the film Spin we see the signage, 'Spirit of India'. Next we see 15-year-old Rhea scrolling through a playlist,...
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Film Review: Bhuj: The Pride of India (Disney+Hotstar)

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It’s Independence Day weekend, and India looks forward to that customary patriotic film at this time of year. The offering this is Bhuj: The...

Film Review: Mission Frontline with Sara Ali Khan (Discovery+)

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For a non-fiction film that documents a few days in the life of India's female commandos, Mission Frontline with Sara Ali Khan is a...
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REVIEW: Shershaah (Amazon prime)

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"War is a bitch, it doesn't even let you say goodbye to your loved ones properly." This emotionally-laden dialogue in a gut-wrenching scene in...
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Film Review: Dial 100 (Zee 5)

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The name ‘Dial 100’ conjures up an image of a nail-biting crime thriller, but director Rensil D'Silva's version is a far cry from it. Formulaically...
Farhan Akhtar trains in Toofaan

Review: Toofaan (Amazon Prime Video)

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You know something's wrong with a film when you've figured out the whole story from a few minutes of the trailer. For a film...
Movie scene from 'Malik'

REVIEW: Malik (Amazon Prime)

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  Fahadh Faasil's new film is his most ambitious yet. Helmed by Mahesh Narayanan, who earlier directed the actor in acclaimed efforts in 'C U...
Jimmy Sheirgill in Collar Bomb

Film Review: Collar Bomb (Disney+ Hotstar)

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A cop runs against time to stop a suicide bomber who holds a group of children hostage in a school. The bomber forces the...

REVIEW: State Of Siege: Temple Attack (film on Zee5)

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The problem with State Of Siege: Temple Attack is the film simply cannot rise above hackneyed mediocrity. This could have been a top-class thriller drawing...

REVIEW: Haseen Dillruba (Netfilx)

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Hand it to these guys - you'll get the pun in that statement once you've watched the outrageous end - but Haseen Dillruba is...
'Cold Case' Review

REVIEW: Cold Case (Malayalam- Amazon Prime)

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  The catchword in this case is 'Cold'. In the history of horror thrillers, if a refrigerator ever played a pivotal role, this is it....
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REVIEW: June (Planet Marathi OTT)

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  Suhrud Godbole and Vaibhav Khisti's coming-of-age film is hard as nails while conveying its message, yet sensitive while driving home the point. The script...
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REVIEW: Ray (anthology series on Netflix)

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  It's compulsively dark for most parts, often strangely so, the way Satyajit Ray's oeuvre rarely was. Ray had a way of serving the sombre...

REVIEW: Sherni (Amazon Prime)

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The film Sherni tackles several diverse issues. It is as much about sexism in sarkari workplace offices as it is about rapid erosion of...
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REVIEW: Skater Girl (Netflix)

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  Director Manjari Makijany is best known for her award-winning short films; however, her debut feature film Skater Girl on Netflix is a wonderfully moving...
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REVIEW: Sunflower (series on Zee5)

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  "Sunflower" keeps you guessing all the way, all right -- but that's because the show tries to do too many things, diluting the impact...

REVIEW: Shaadisthan (Disney+ Hotstar)

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Sometimes, the best intentions are lost in inadequate execution. Shaadisthan is a film that talks of women's empowerment, but the effort is burdened by...

REVIEW: The Family Man 2 (Amazon Prime)

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Season two of Raj and DK's much-hyped spy thriller series The Family Man 2 starts with a bang and ends with a bang (literally,...

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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