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‘Madaari’ review: The Nation’s Wont to Know

By on July 24, 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes THIS Friday, director Nishikant Kamat spun out his latest effort, Madaari in the theaters. With screenplay by Ritesh Shah and written by Shailaja Kejriwal, this socio-political thriller piqued me, actor Irrfan co-producing this venture being just one of the reasons; my interest in Nishikant Kamat’s oeuvre being another pre-eminent one. Imagine my surprise when, even […]


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‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu’ review: Internet of Nothings

By on July 17, 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes 6:00 AM: The alarm on your smart phone jangles, sending out sycophantic, irritating sound waves that cut through your fog of brain, interrupting what possibly is a very crucial moment in your dream; then, as the insistent sound clears out the fog, you realize it’s another manic weekday. 6:15 AM: The snooze function kicks in […]

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‘Sultan’ review: Life’s Clichéd Lessons

By on July 9, 2016

Reading Time: 7 minutes As you step into the cinema hall for a Salman Khan movie, you’re very clear that no matter how ostensibly deep the subject matter is being marketed as, all you’ll get is skim-the-surface entertainment and a shooting-the-breeze couple of hours in the hall. That was before the 2014 release Kick. To me, that enterprise was […]

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‘Sicario’ review: Can’t Tell, Cartel, Horror

By on July 3, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes This has become an unintentional trilogy of drug-laced movie reviews, but, rounding up this triumvirate is an extremely satisfying and unsettling movie. Udta Punjab was a terrific snort of the very real -time problem that’s powdering not just the youth in a particular Indian state, but rearing its addling head across the country; Raman Raghav […]

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