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‘Soni’ review: Parallels and Meeting Points

Reading Time: 4 minutes In his fantastic debut feature, director Ivan Ayr slices the lives of two women in the Delhi Police force and runs a parallel through them. And then, he throws a stunning spotlight on how similar their struggles are, even as he shows other ugly cracks in the form of school shaming, being propositioned, as if it was part of the job description, and the obnoxious entitlement that seems to oil a venal machinery. And even if he does it with a quiet, observant camera, almost as if tip-toeing into the lives of the two women of his movie, his messaging is loud and clear.

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‘Simmba’ review: Popcorn Fest

Reading Time: 4 minutes LICH rating:   (This rating is only a snapshot. The details are in the words.) Director Rohit Shetty has a plan. One that slowly manifests itself in his latest box-office zip-zoom-bang outing, Simmba. It’s clear that it’s dawned upon him that he now is master of the franchise concept in the Hindi film industry, and […]

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