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Super 30

There is a scene in the movie Super 30 where an upper-class private tuition center head tries to threaten Anand Kumar. And the response Kumar gives to him is that “everywhere you guys have forced us to stand at the very end of the line, even death will take some time to reach us”. That […]




Final Thoughts

Super 30 is one of those movies that you may end up liking despite having flaws, simply because of the intent of the movie that connected with you.

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Kabir Singh

Kabir Singh directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga is like the best case scenario of a highly problematic film. You may feel empathy towards the alcoholic, disoriented condition of the hero. But what he was before that and the way this film tries to justify his behavior is an extremely difficult thing to digest. And what is […]




Final Thoughts

There is nothing wrong in creating a character like Kabir Singh or Arjun Reddy. But normalizing an abusive relationship by calling their method of insensitive behavior as love is totally unacceptable

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Bharat

Bharat is like a constant tussle between the director’s intent and a star’s larger than life persona. Ali Abbas Zafar, the only director to carve out the actor in Salman Khan in the last decade (referring to Sultan) or so has many plans for this movie. But he is constantly under this pressure of catering […]




Final Thoughts

If the approach of the movie showed us a more vulnerable and humane Salman Khan/ Bharat, and the screenplay was smoother in doing justice to the caption, Bharat would have been a better film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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PM Narendra Modi

In one particular scene in director Omung Kumar’s biopic on Narendra Modi titled PM Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi is shown as this worried woman who wants to arrest this new sensation of Gujarat, Mr. Narendra Modi. While plucking roses from her garden she asks her subordinates to arrest Modi. While leaving the garden, she casually […]




Final Thoughts

The glorification of the hero is happening in every breath of the film and the writing of the film was competing with the government-funded ads we see on television.

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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India’s Most Wanted

The climax of the movie India’s Most Wanted has director Raj Kumar Gupta trying to pull off his version of Argo. As some parts of it did work for me, I left the theater with a disappointment that this was a movie that had the potential to be a genuine espionage thriller. The dilution in […]




Final Thoughts

The sheer dullness in the writing along with the predictability ruins the movie and that seemingly-good climax deserved a better buildup.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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De De Pyaar De

At the core of De De Pyaar De, there is a unique and interesting topic of the age gap in marriages. In one scene Ajay Devgn’s 50-year-old Ashish explains his confusion about getting married to a 26-year-old Ayesha as he fears how problematic things will be just after 10 years. The disappointment I felt after […]




Final Thoughts

De De Pyaar De is indeed an extension to the existing Luv Ranjan template. But at the end of De De Pyaar De I kind of saw a ray of hope that Luv Ranjan may make a misogyny-free movie in the long run.

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Student of the Year 2

Student of the Year 2 has so many weird things. But the most prominent of them all was mixed martial arts getting called as Kabaddi. There was a recent YouTube video of Karan Johar analyzing a scene from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And in that video, he was constantly mumbling the word, cringe. I was […]




Final Thoughts

I hope someone would tell Tiger Shroff that an actor’s body of work doesn’t mean working on his own body and showing it in every scene.

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Kalank

At one point towards the end of the film Kalank, Roop asks Zafar “Tum seedhe Jawab kyun nahi de sakhte?” (Why can’t you give straight answers?) And I was like, excuse me? You should hear yourself talking and perhaps ask the same question to every character in the movie including you. Some of you may […]




Final Thoughts

Even after its leading lady Alia Bhatt delivering an earnest and intense performance as Roop, Kalank ends up as a dull film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended