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Addressing the subject of child trafficking and sexual exploitation, Mardaani succeeds to quite a length. However, the noble aspirations fall short here for a gamut of reasons. Fashioned as a cat and mouse thriller chase between the cops and the elusive villain, ...
There’s one scene that is wholly and pleasantly unexpected in the film. Singham has just met the wife of a cop from his team who is dead. The cop has been framed and killed in a corruption scandal involving a politician, ...
Entertainment is a canine adventure of slapstick kind. Making their directorial debut, the dialogue writer duo of Farhad-Sajid leave no stone unturned and no pun unspoken in their first film. The film boasts of a leave-your-brains-at-home kind of humour and succeeds ...
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 ...



    





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Anjaan (Tamil)
You can't find fault with UTV's absolutely brilliant marketing strategy and hype they created for Anjaan. The buzz was terrific, expectations sky high. For all the gory violence, they even managed a U certificate for the film. This translated into a ...
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 ...
“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.......
Rani Mukherji is undoubtedly one of the finest actresses in Hindi mainstream cinema today. She is capable of fine understatement and is one of those extremely expressive actresses who is able to convey what she is going through with just a look or a gesture


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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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