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As a tribute to his hugely popular screen avatar Chulbul Pandey, there is a scene where an extra sees Salman Khan’s Devi as the super cop from the Dabbang series instead – moustache, sun glasses, poker face. They banter for a ...
In a single line, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania is a reimagining of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) in a contemporary setting but with a less talented cast. From the poster, story, dialogue, characters etc everything screams at you about the DDLJ ...
Make no mistake, this film is inspired from the cult Korean flick I Saw the Devil as far as the basic premise and characterisations are concerned. However, Ek Villain goes far beyond and explores areas that the original didn't venture into. ...
At risk of being too descriptive, here is the gist of the review that follows - Watching drops of water falling from a tap for 3 hours at home would be more entertaining than Humshakals. If you have still made it to ...
A lovable buffoon as a lead played by a virtually unknown actor is quite a rarity in Indian movies. We see them mostly by the side of the muscular hero or they are used as props in between bouts of drama ...



    





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Khashi Katha (Bengali)
The narrative returns again and again to the goat in conversation with Hassan whose excitement rises with every segment. These offer both comic and satiric relief questioning the rationality of the so-called rational human being. Judhajit Sarkar has fleshed out each ...
Apur Panchali (Bengali)
Apur Panchali is a three-layered film. Two layers are framed within the anchor story that is located in the present depicting the interaction between two men, Arko and Subir, distanced in age, ideology, lifestyle and social class. One layer is comprised ...
Fandry (Marathi)
For the last decade, since Shwaas (2004), one has seen Marathi cinema slowly but surely come into its own through some wonderful films like Harishchandrachi Factory, Ghabricha Paus, Valu, Vihir, Deool, and Shala, just to name some. One can safely add ...
Jatishwar (Bengali)
Srijit Mukherjee began with a very good story on reincarnation where Kushal Hazra, an assistant librarian of Chandan Nagar, believes he is Anthony Phiringee reborn. Who is Antony Phiringee? He was Hansman Anthony, a Portuguese songwriter, singer and musician whose command ...
Biriyani (Tamil)
When he reviewed Jack (1996) and ripped it apart mercilessly, well-known critic Barry Norman happened to mention that you couldn't believe the name of the director in the film's credits is the same as that of one who also directed the ...
“Documentary film hai, bhaiya. Pakka ticket dun?” ("It's a documentary film, brother. You sure you want a ticket?") says the guy at the ticket window, inadvertently summarising the state of documentary film market in India. In the recent past many no.......
Salman Khan is easily one of the most colourful personalities of the Indian film industry often making news because of his brattish, bad boy image, his repeated flashing of his torso on screen whether or not the role calls for it, his brushes with the law o


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Reading Ray has always been as delightful as watching his films, be it fiction or his articles on cinema. His impeccably crafted prose, both English and Bengali, with its easy flow and delectable flavor, his keen observations, clarity of thought, ready wit and brevity have been the hallmark of most of his writings, just like in his films. So when I
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