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‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ review: Batsman Returns

By on May 28, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs director James Erskine sat down to write the script for Sachin: A Billion Dreams, one can only imagine him grappling with the quintessentially existential questions that must haunt anyone who sets out to make a docu-drama on a much-loved, much-adored, and much-revered personality – what’s to be the POV for this feature? How much […]

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Comedy | Drama | Movie Review

‘Hindi Medium’ review: Nightmare on Ed. Street

By on May 22, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt was so with Anurag Mathur’s The Inscrutable Americans, where to me, the highlight was the letters Gopal wrote from the USA to his younger brother in India. And it was so with the photocopied page of a foreign magazine that I had in my possession, listing signage across the world, ostensibly meant to guide […]

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Drama | Movie Review | Musical

‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ review: Man Ki Baat

By on May 14, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesThis Friday, as I stepped out of the cinema hall, chewing the mental cud, so to speak, wondering what to make of director Akshay Roy’s Meri Pyaari Bindu (My Lovely Bindu), I was ambushed by representatives of a newly launched TV news channel, and before I could say “No swami”, I found myself in their […]

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Drama | Movie Review

‘The Hunt’ review: Mob Sickology

By on May 6, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesA lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. When Winston Churchill uttered these words, there was no social media, no apps, and no online trolling. And yet, he might have composed this truism with an eye on the twenty first century, such is the crystal-ball […]

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