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Malayalam Review

Sufiyum Sujatayum

Sufiyum Sujatayum aspires to be a poignant tale of a woman’s quest for closure. The issue is that the movie only has discrete moments in it that actually make the viewer feel the depth and intensity of the silent yet expressive romance. Sufiyum Sujatayum is the kind of movie that should make the audience feel […]




Final Thoughts

With some good performances and well blended immersive songs, Sufiyum Sujatayum is a passable drama that has its moments very sporadically.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Dark: Season 3

Depth in the presentation can always induce a particular curiosity in you to understand more about the subject and discuss it. During a 2017 interview, Jantje Friese, the co-creator of Dark was asked what she really wanted the audience to take away from the series. And in her reply, she said she will be happy […]




Final Thoughts

While the first two seasons presented various paradoxes at a gentle speed, this third season is a broader and deeper look at the maze.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Rasbhari

The initial reaction of almost everyone to the trailer of the latest Amazon Prime Video web series Rasbhari would be “Whats an Alt-Balaji series doing on Amazon?”. The trailer is constructed as the adolescent lust obsession of a teenager and in fact, the first 3 episodes of the series have all the elements to make […]




Final Thoughts

Rasbhari is way too thin on a content level when you look at the statements it wishes to make.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Bulbbul

Bulbbul from Anvita Dutt, the new Netflix original film produced by Anushka Sharma, is an odd horror film. It is actually not your usual horror story with suspense and twists. You can clearly see what’s coming your way and the movie rarely takes a detour from the familiar trajectory. But the quality production-design and the […]




Final Thoughts

If they were able to generate a certain level of mystery to the proceedings parallel to the story of our main protagonist, Bulbbul might have had a very disturbing impact.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review Series

Aarya

Aarya, the latest Hotstar Special is a thoroughly gripping series that rarely has a weak point. This is the official adaptation of the Dutch series Penoza. On the face, it may look like a killing spree, but along with that, they are exploring the human side of the story and that element helps the content […]




Final Thoughts

The way the script finds humane emotions in a plot that has nothing familiar for a normal viewer is what makes Aarya a compelling watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Chaman Bahaar

Chaman Bahaar is a very confusing mixture of genres where you don’t really know whether to root for the character or not. For a large chunk of its run time, I was looking at it as a satire and then the movie started to act like a romantic comedy and this shifting from genre to […]




Final Thoughts

Chaman Bahaar is a movie that resembles its hero a lot. When they both became ambitious and went after multiple things even the good bits in the journey got forgotten.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Penguin

The look and feel of the movie Penguin for a majority of its runtime has a peculiar tone.  We are clueless about the villain and at one point when we think the movie has finally found its bad guy we still have 30 more minutes of movie left. For me, the curiosity generated by the […]




Final Thoughts

In the serial killer revenge movies, there is an element of empathy when we hear how it all began. But for some reason, that was missing in Penguin.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Da 5 Bloods

When you are watching a Spike Lee film in the present political climate, you are very much looking forward to the statements he will make against a person like Donald Trump and of course, his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. But his new Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods is not trying to reduce […]




Final Thoughts

This extensive rhetoric on black oppression gets mixed with extremely personal emotions of our central characters that fought the Vietnam War.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended