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Airlift: Flair India

By on January 24, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes As Akshay Kumar’s voice over informed us in the end that this was the biggest human evac operation ever to be carried out, the audience in the cinema hall broke out in affectious applause, whistled, and hooted. And then, the credits began rolling. And no one, I mean, not a soul, moved from their seats. […]


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Alan Rickman: Hanging On To Every Word

By on January 15, 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutes I watched “The January Man” only for Kevin Kline.  And I came about this movie as I doxed the VHS rental video library for anything on Kline, thanks to “A Fish Called Wanda”. Oh, how I swung from loving him to hating him in this mad caper, him having a petulant ball of a time, […]

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Wazir: When It Dawns a Pawn on You

By on January 10, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Statistically, this could have gone either way. First, he made the eclectically gripping “Shaitan”. Next, he delivered the DOA “David”. Which is why, “Wazir” is a toss-up wins –or- fails flip of the directorial coin for Bejoy Nambiar. In his latest effort, he’s aided by a story by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who’s also written the […]

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Pancham: A Special Guest Appearance

By on January 4, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes   In Hindi movie parlance, a “guest appearance” connotes an actor of repute who’s not in the parade of the main protagonists. However, she/he makes an appearance right at the time when you’ve had enough of the lead actors; or, just when you think the fun couldn’t get any wackier, the special appearance actor adds […]

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Oggarane: Life Is Scrumptious

By on January 2, 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes The movie belongs to Prakash Raj and Sneha – the former is absolutely assured and gobsmackingly good as Kalidasa. Pitching his character’s age, love for food, and cooking and personal ethics superbly, Raj displays a matured effectiveness that lends a perfect blend of comedy, anguish, and upright fun.

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