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Mismatched

Mismatched, the new Netflix original that has YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli in the prominent role, is trying to go into the dilemmas of its characters. The emotional insecurities, the need for a relationship, etc., are getting etched out through various characters in the larger picture. But somewhere, I felt the canvas was far too small […]

Final Thoughts

I hope once season 2 gets released, the characters would look more relatable on an emotional level when you binge-watch it.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Bicchoo Ka Khel

When Mirzapur got released, many reviews said that it felt like a wannabe Anurag Kashyap movie that never achieved that quality. Well, I personally never had that opinion about the series. But when it comes to the new Zee5 Alt Balaji series Bicchoo Ka Khel starring Divyendu Sharma in the lead role, I would say […]

Final Thoughts

When it comes to the content, Bicchoo Ka Khel is just a hurried narrative with a basic plot that aspires to look like a convoluted one. But in reality, it is pretty simplistic.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Mookuthi Amman

RJ Balaji’s first directorial LKG was a fun satire that was a bit loud but never felt unclear about its intentions. Coming to his new movie Mookuthi Amman that got released on Hotstar, this one is also a satire, but feels like a hastily made one. The idea never feels fresh in terms of the […]

Final Thoughts

The intention of the movie Mookuthi Amman is sincere. But the making is mediocre. RJ Balaji is struggling to create a compelling story that can make you think about the core topic.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Chhalaang

Chhalaang, the new Rajkummar Rao movie directed by his favorite collaborator Hansal Mehta feels like a movie they both did to relax. Before this movie, Kumar and Mehta have teamed up for films like City Lights, Shahid, Omerta, and Aligarh. But Chhalaang has nothing in common with those movies, and it is mainly because this […]

Final Thoughts

Chhalaang is a mixed bag of familiar ingredients that works in parts but doesn't have that convincing feel when you look at it in totality.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ludo

Through his recent movies like Barfi and Jagga Jasoos, Anurag Basu had managed to create a visual style that one can consider as a Desi Wes Anderson style of filmmaking. Jagga Jasoos, even though it was a debacle at the box office, it managed to create a fan following post its theatrical run as it […]

Final Thoughts

Ludo has imaginative writing, the craft of a director, and solid performances. The ease and warmth in the storytelling make Anurag Basu’s Ludo a pleasing watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Soorarai Pottru

The major positive that somehow manages to make you ignore the inability of the script of Soorarai Pottru to contain a vast story like that is the pool of performances it has. It is not just Suriya we get to see perform brilliantly as an actor. Be it Aparna Balamurali or the incredible Urvashi, Sudha […]

Final Thoughts

They have used creative liberty to depict the drama, but there wasn’t much creativity in presenting the story in a way that will disrupt the formulaic feel of the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Laxmii

The promotions of the movie Laxmii starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role had this theme of the movie being an effort to bring transgender people to the forefront of society. Well when it comes to the impact part of that idea, I would say it is similar to the sanitary pad ad featuring Akshay […]

Final Thoughts

Laxmii has only small aesthetic tweaks from the outdated original, and along with the utterly bad performance from the hero as the ghost possessed character, Laxmii is a tedious watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Taish

When you can’t really take a side in a story and end up thinking about all those characters, the movie starts to sort of stay in your headspace. The latest Bejoy Nambiar movie Taish that got released as a series in Zee 5 was one such experience. In his usual style, Bejoy cleverly mixes eccentric […]

Final Thoughts

Taish manages to manipulate you to think about the characters, and the numbness we feel at the end of the movie is a result of good writing.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended