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Laxmii has only small aesthetic tweaks from the outdated original, and along with the utterly bad performance from the hero as the ghost possessed character, Laxmii is a tedious watch.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

Comedy Couple, the new Zee 5 original film starring Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles is claiming to be the story of India’s first comedy couple. But when you look at the movie in totality it is just the story of a young couple who are not sure about getting married and […]




Final Thoughts

If watching cozy couples in a totally unexciting story accounts for your description of guilty pleasure movies, this one is that movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Ginny Weds Sunny

You really can’t cover-up bad writing by using actors who are extremely talented. The new Netflix release, Ginny Weds Sunny is one solid example of that. Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam are easily among the finest talents in the Hindi film industry and this movie which in a way sees their entry to the “commercial” […]




Final Thoughts

It was almost like Vikrant and Yami who both grew up in the ‘90s signed this film to enjoy their childhood dream of being the hero and heroine of some of the major blockbusters of that time.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Khaali Peeli

From the trailer itself, it was very clear that Khaali Peeli is your run-of-the-mill masala entertainer. And the movie has no plans to confuse you with this tone of the film. The very first scene itself is that high-on-masala moment where the hero walks out of the jail in slow motion showing off his physique […]




Final Thoughts

Khaali Peeli is one of those films where you will sit through the film without any emotions because mainstream cinema has fed you the same thing in zillion other ways.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Serious Men

Serious Men directed by Sudhir Mishra based on the book of the same name by Manu Joseph is a very engaging mix of black comedy and political reality. I haven’t read the book, so this review won’t have any comparisons with the source material. The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer has this quality of consciously moving away […]




Final Thoughts

Sudhir Mishra and his writers make sure that the peculiar ambitious nature of Mani is there even when the movie ends. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui adding his bit, Serious Men is one movie you sho

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Halahal

When you usually see movies that sort of exposes the corruption in the system, there is a real track that will connect us with the plot, and then there is something dramatic which sort of shapes it as that cinematically appealing idea. What I found unique about the new Eros Now movie Halahal directed by […]




Final Thoughts

Halahal in its totality is gripping, disturbing, and has a tail end different from the usual template.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended