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‘Padmaavat’ review: The Grand Parade of Packaging

By on January 27, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutesDirector Sanjay Leela Bhansali creates a stunning spectacle that envelopes your aural senses. But, when it comes to the story telling…

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‘The Post’ review: Pressing Issues

By on January 14, 2018

Reading Time: 7 minutesIt’s obvious that director Steven Spielberg admires the fourth estate and women. His latest outing, The Post, his ode to both, resounds much like a beautifully printed coffee table tribute, one that you can’t help but admire and fall in love with. It’s also on-the-dot timely, considering how both of Spielberg’s favorites have been in […]

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‘Patriots Day’ review: The Terror and the Terrible

By on July 1, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere’s a scene in Patriots Day where Veronica (Khandi Alexander, the only scene she’s in for the length of the movie) from the High-Value Interrogation Group, is interrogating Katherine Russell (Melissa Benoist), wife of terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev (Themo Melikidze), who along with younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Alex Wolff) set off bombs in Boston and has […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ review: A Calculated Success

By on February 18, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesImagine you are a woman. (If you actually are, you can safely skip this part.) Imagine, also, that you’re a woman who belongs to a race, religion, or caste, that’s discriminated against. Imagine that you’re sharp, intelligent, and ambitious. Imagine that you’re strait-jacketed by the forces of discrimination at work and in the society, your […]

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‘The Founder’ review: One Stake, Well Done

By on January 22, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutes“What we expect from you is honesty, integrity, and team work, making sure you don’t do anything wrong or violate this company’s values,” said he, munching insistently and intently on his paan masala, his brown-stained teeth a messy giveaway of the years of masticated drumming they’d been subjected to. He being the manager in the […]

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Airlift: Flair India

By on January 24, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs 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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Bajirao Mastani: Sets Appeal and History Teacher

By on December 27, 2015

Reading Time: 9 minutesI had a History teacher, bless her wherever she is, who, in swift marches through sixth through tenth grades, did something that was irrevocable and immutable for me. She did this using an unfailing technique of teaching – reading through the History lessons drily, sometimes with an almost lackadaisical approach to the vast and tumultuous […]

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Bridge Of Spies: The Humane Exchange Program

By on October 18, 2015

Reading Time: 6 minutesA quick quiz to exercise your vision on patriotism and betrayal: let’s say there’s this RAW agent who is embedded in Pakistan, carrying out espionage on India’s behalf. Completely dedicated to our country’s cause, he’s a thorough gentleman in every sense, a well-behaved citizen in Pakistan, but stealing information from there to pass on to […]

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Manjhi – The Mountain Man: A Mountain of Despair

By on August 23, 2015

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s amazing what stories lie in any country’s boondocks – unbelievably strange, haunting, and something most of us cannot even fathom or imagine. India is no exception, though these stories remain buried and away from our everyday hustle of life’s bustles. Full credit, then, to director Ketan Mehta for bringing the story of Dasharath Manjhi […]

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