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‘Noor’ review: Hollow Ma’am

By on April 23, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutes You’re facing what is possibly the biggest crisis of your life. You’re at your wit’s end, wondering how on earth you’ll ever resolve it. No, your boyfriend hasn’t given you the thumbs down. And no, your first date didn’t end up with you slobbering all over your mains. It’s much worse than this and anything […]

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‘Begum Jaan’ review: No Freedom at Midnight

By on April 15, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes “You have one month to empty this kotha (brothel)!” says Ilias (Rajit Kapoor). Something told me that the repartee by Begum Jaan (Vidya Balan) would invoke dates and menses, and there it was. It wasn’t even particularly powerful, and it is this predictability that haunts director Srijit Mukherji’s eponymous Begum Jaan (Mrs. Jaan). Written by […]

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‘Mukti Bhawan’ review: A Celebratory Triumph

By on April 8, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutes “I’m so tired of this life. I just want to go off now.” If you’ve heard these lines from any elder in your family, chances are that your reaction would be an irritated roll-of-the-eyes at this seemingly bromidic utterance, for which you neither have the time nor the patience. Make the time. Garner the strength […]

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‘Naam Shabana’ review: Tap (to) see the Power

By on April 2, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutes Here’s a question that if you answer correctly, will immediately qualify you for an interview with India’s top-secret agency – it (the agency, not the question) is beyond the purview of all the listed, government-sanctioned ones, ostensibly craftier and more effective than all the armed forces put together. Ready? Here goes: You’ve caught the only […]

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