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Malayalam Review

Guardian

A successful coverup of murder is something that we have seen in movies like Drishyam. The new Prime Reels release Guardian, directed by Prof. Satheesh Paul, has a similar nature where you don’t have any suspense. The concept here had ample scope to be an exciting idea. Still, the absolute absence of craft and the […]

Final Thoughts

In the hands of a better director, who knows how to use the medium's visual language, this movie would have at least be engaging.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Oru Pakka Kathai

There is a stark difference between the first and second half of the movie Oru Pakka Kathai starring Kalidas Jayaram and Megha Akash. Director Balaji Tharaneetharan is trying to tell a story that has a broader canvas. Yes, the shift from being a fun film to a dark satire is causing some trouble to the […]

Final Thoughts

The story's unexpected jump from a small canvas to a wider canvas is the only major jitter here. But even in that transition, Balaji Tharaneetharan is presenting a story that feels highly plausible.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

AK vs AK

What I could see in AK vs AK, the new Netflix original directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, was a bunch of film lovers having a ball making a movie. And when that indeed happens, the energy transcends beyond the screen and gives that high to the viewer as well. AK vs AK is a rarity. The […]

Final Thoughts

AK vs AK is one of those rare films where you won't have to compromise your eye for perfection to love a wacky experiment.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Coolie No. 1

I agree with the fact that David Dhawan’s films have always had this loud nature in them, and with actors like Govinda, there was a period where that style worked immensely. But the one question that pops up in your head from the very beginning of the brand new version of Coolie No. 1 is […]

Final Thoughts

I hope Coolie No.1 would become that wake-up call for him to respect the audience who has appreciated his talent over the years.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

The Midnight Sky

At its core, the Midnight Sky, directed by George Clooney, has a very emotional tale to tell you. If we can consider a movie like Interstellar as a Father-Daughter relationship story, a similar layer of emotion drives this movie. But the film based on the book Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton can’t hold your […]

Final Thoughts

The compelling element was missing in the beginning portions, and by the time it gained momentum, things started to look very guessable.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Paava Kadhaigal

When you hear that four directors, who have made movies in their distinctive zones, are making stories in an anthology movie that deals with honor killing, there will be an evident curiosity to know how they will achieve that in their way of storytelling. From someone like Vignesh Sivan, who is known to make fun […]

Final Thoughts

With the filmmakers bringing out their crafty best along with the terrific performances, Paava Kadhaigal is a highly recommended piece of art.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Unpaused

The new Amazon Prime anthology movie Unpaused is a nice mixture of treatments. None of them are sharing a theme. The backdrop of COVID 19 is the common link here, and we get to see a wacky concept, human relationship stories, and some political stories among these five films. Rather than being an escapist concept […]

Final Thoughts

My personal favorites were Glitch and Vishaanu. And those two movies had the signatures of crafty filmmakers and a solid foundation on a concept level.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Durgamati

To pull off a concept like Durgamati, which doesn’t have much on paper to impress you, you need convincing performances. That’s where Durgamati falters. Actor Bhumi Pednekar is doing the heavy lifting here by being this possessed character named Chanchal Chauhan. But her inability to take the character to the level the makers wanted somewhat […]

Final Thoughts

With stiff dialogues, weak performances, and guessable plot twists in a usual looking horror drama, Durgamati from G Ashok lacks that engagement element.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended