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‘Pad Man’ review: Sanitary Nappings

By on February 11, 2018

Reading Time: 6 minutesDirector R. Balki addresses a very serious, important, and critical social issue about female health and hygiene. But where he ought to have lacerated, he pads it up.

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

By on April 2, 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesHere’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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‘The State vs Jolly LLB 2’ review: Judge Dread

By on February 12, 2017

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe law’s an ass, but not in the classic sense of the phrase. Not in India, at least. Here, with the ratio of a judge to the civilian population an unbalanced 10 to a million (in the year 2015) and over 30 million cases running in different courts, the law’s an overloaded, overworked ass. Ditto […]

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‘Rustom’ review: A Crime of Fashion

By on August 13, 2016

Reading Time: 6 minutes“HOW IS MY CHILD DOING IN CLASS?”, ASKS MY HAPLESS AND AGONIZED PARENT OF MY CLASS TEACHER. THE CLASS teacher looks at my parent sympathetically, then turns her gaze on no-less-hapless-and-agonized-me, and sighs, “He has so much of potential. All he has to do is work hard.” End of flashback. I’d never quite understood if […]

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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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