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Axone

In the last few years, we have seen Anubhav Sinha reinventing himself with issue-based films such as Mulk, Article 15, Thappad, etc.  The reason why those films managed to get acclaim and acceptance was that they effectively served the purpose of telling a story and at the same time shedding light on an issue. The […]

Final Thoughts

It is mostly our willingness to listen to the politics of the movie that is making us root for the movie rather than the story.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Gulabo Sitabo

In comparison with the other films that we have seen from the combination of Juhi Chaturvedi and Shoojit Sircar Gulabo Sitabo is a light film with lesser impact. Just like I said, this is in comparison with the other films from the duo. Gulabo Sitabo is a slowly paced comedy that showcases simple things like […]

Final Thoughts

It is like a more nuanced narration of one of those bedtime stories you tell your kids. The characters and the humor make it a fun watch even though the pacing is an issue.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Nasir

Nasir from Arun Karthick is one impressive political film that doesn’t have the obvious nature of most of the political films we see. The life of our hero in this movie is not at all remarkable. Nasir is that financially struggling salesman in a textile shop who is only concerned about his family. After carefully […]

Final Thoughts

The movie is only one hour and twenty minutes long, but Arun takes all that time to painstakingly detail the normal life of a man who remains positive even after facing several forms of rejections.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Choked

The treatment of the movie Choked felt like it wants to shift the gears from third to fourth but never really got that clean stretch to make that shift. The new Anurag Kashyap movie will leave you wanting for more excitement in the tale. The build-up here is clever and it has multiple elements that […]

Final Thoughts

This confusion of whether to be a satire about the demonetization or to be a thriller about a normal middle-class woman’s survival reduced the focus of the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Chintu Ka Birthday

Chintu Ka Birthday is a movie that can give an emotional high to movie lovers and a confidence boost to those aspiring movie makers. The emotional high to the viewer is because of the way it looks at humans stranded in various situations due to certain political decisions made by a handful of people. The […]

Final Thoughts

What fascinates me about this movie is how effectively they pulled off an idea without the need for gory or grand visuals.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Eeb Allay Ooo!

The online limited premier of the movie Eeb Allay Ooo! comes at a time when the privileged citizens of India are witnessing the dreadful reality of the migrant workers who are traveling from various parts of the country to their home. Eeb Allay Ooo! is a satire about the political reality of our country. The […]

Final Thoughts

The job requirements surely will make you laugh out loud for sure but slowly when the struggle starts to escalate, the fact that what you are laughing at is someone’s reality will start to affect you

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Ponmagal Vandhal

There is an appreciable intent behind the Jyothika starrer Ponmagal Vandhal directed by J J Fredrick. This social preach disguised as a thriller is actually weak when you try to look at it as a thriller. As a one-liner, there are enough elements here to excite anyone as almost everything we see in that trailer […]

Final Thoughts

The “making people aware” part of Ponmagal Vandhal is absolutely fine. It’s just that when you look at it as a thriller, the script doesn’t have that excitement to hit you hard.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ghoomketu

There is a sequence in the new Nawazuddin Siddiqui movie Ghoomketu featuring Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha that sort of mocks the cheesiness in the typical mainstream Bollywood scripts. In that scene you can sense the satiric aspirations of the director Pushpendra Nath Misra and that should have been the core of this movie. But […]

Final Thoughts

The initial bits of the movie are way too disoriented. The movie somewhere feels like it is desperate to show the viewer that it has a wacky sense of humor.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended