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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

There are some biopics where the structure of the story might not impress you entirely, but a collective of some moving moments at regular intervals of time will keep you hooked on to the content, and eventually, the movie will become a memorable experience for you. Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, directed by Sharan Sharma […]

Final Thoughts

It works effectively as a human story that talks about gender inequality using the scripting patterns that we are familiar with.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Pareeksha

Pareeksha from Prakash Jha is yet another social commentary from the director about the oppression faced by the Dalit in our country. The movie isn’t actually a complicated topic and we get a clear picture of its focus and aim in the very beginning itself. But in the second half of this movie, Jha presents […]

Final Thoughts

Pareeksha is one of those films where the topic and the structuring of the script make it an impactful drama.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Bandish Bandits

Often when we see a talent-related content like a dance or musical competition being a central theme in a movie or show, there is a disconnecting element, which is the inability of the viewer in judging the performance. If you look at the Step Up inspired ABCD series, I have at times felt that they […]

Final Thoughts

Bandish Bandits is a good mix of that popular musical storytelling method along with a wide canvas of characters and emotional arcs.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Lootcase

In a recent interview, actor-director Vineeth Sreenivasan was asked about the content that was available on OTT platforms during the lockdown and he mentioned a fact that most of them were dark and edgy material that in a way wasn’t looking appealing, considering the actual state of the world right now. Despite the hiccups in […]

Final Thoughts

With a fabulous set of actors doing their job neatly, this movie is easily that stress-buster-comedy one would definitely enjoy during this time.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Raat Akeli Hai

Raat Akeli Hai directed by Honey Trehan is a whodunit that isn’t completely surprising. Well, the trailer of the movie showed us an inspector Jatil Yadav who was completely clueless about the criminal. When it comes to the movie, that cluelessness is definitely there, but the excitement is slightly off. With the help of the […]

Final Thoughts

What I found interesting about the movie was that instead of creating a person who was never on the list of suspects, it focuses more on why that murder was committed.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Shakuntala Devi

When the trailer of Shakuntala Devi dropped, there was this criticism for making it way too cheerful with songs and dance. And then there was this counter-argument of why are we so adamant that biopic should be dark and moody. Well, to be honest, I am thankful to the people who raised both these arguments. […]

Final Thoughts

If you are willing to overlook the self-contradicting philosophies of the movie, I think you will be able to enjoy it as a character study.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Yaara

The long-delayed Yaara directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia which is now available on Zee 5 is a tasteless gangster drama that can’t evoke any sense of depth. This official remake of the French movie A Gang Story (Les Lyonnais) is placed in an era before the internet revolution. Yaara wants to show a lot of things […]

Final Thoughts

The movie simply skips through events without taking an effort to make them memorable. Yaara is a bland, predictable gangster movie with zero-depth to its credit.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Dil Bechara

It was sure when they released that trailer that Dil Bechara is not going to be a comfortable watch as we may end up struggling to distinguish between the character and the actor. Dil Bechara, directed by Mukesh Chhabra, the official Hindi adaptation of the book The Fault in Our Stars written by John Green […]

Final Thoughts

Judging Dil Bechara as just another movie is a difficult task as the content here is constantly reminding us about the loss of that great talent and some lines will definitely hurt us.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended