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Bulbbul

Bulbbul from Anvita Dutt, the new Netflix original film produced by Anushka Sharma, is an odd horror film. It is actually not your usual horror story with suspense and twists. You can clearly see what’s coming your way and the movie rarely takes a detour from the familiar trajectory. But the quality production-design and the […]




Final Thoughts

If they were able to generate a certain level of mystery to the proceedings parallel to the story of our main protagonist, Bulbbul might have had a very disturbing impact.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Aarya

Aarya, the latest Hotstar Special is a thoroughly gripping series that rarely has a weak point. This is the official adaptation of the Dutch series Penoza. On the face, it may look like a killing spree, but along with that, they are exploring the human side of the story and that element helps the content […]




Final Thoughts

The way the script finds humane emotions in a plot that has nothing familiar for a normal viewer is what makes Aarya a compelling watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Chaman Bahaar

Chaman Bahaar is a very confusing mixture of genres where you don’t really know whether to root for the character or not. For a large chunk of its run time, I was looking at it as a satire and then the movie started to act like a romantic comedy and this shifting from genre to […]




Final Thoughts

Chaman Bahaar is a movie that resembles its hero a lot. When they both became ambitious and went after multiple things even the good bits in the journey got forgotten.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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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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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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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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