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Kesari

In the last half an hour of the movie Kesari, there is a great amount of violence and bloodshed. Akshay Kumar who is great in doing physical stunts makes that gory “one man against hundreds” fight look cinematically appealing. But that’s only the last half an hour of this movie. This is a two and […]




Final Thoughts

This is a movie that should have been Bollywood’s 300. But barring an amazingly fit Akshay Kumar at the center, there isn’t anything here that could make it a 300.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

Vasan Bala’s debut directorial Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is an extremely fresh and hilarious interpretation of the heroics we have seen in Hindi cinema. It is pretty much like watching Deadpool as the story elements are typical yet tweaked like a wacky spoof. With the movie being able to create well etched out characters […]




Final Thoughts

Vasan Bala's debut directorial Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is an extremely fresh and hilarious interpretation of the heroics we have seen in Hindi cinema.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Photograph

The melancholic Miloni of Ritesh Batra’s new film Photograph is one character that talked a lot with minimal screen moments. Much like his earlier Mumbai based film, The Lunchbox, Batra again plays with the idea of connection between two people who didn’t know each other. Even though it is not as hard hitting as The […]




Final Thoughts

Photograph is a risky film as it is not dependent on a major conflict at its center. And that’s also the beauty or the catchy aspect of the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Badla

I have not seen The Invisible Guest even after knowing that Badla directed by Sujoy Ghosh is an official remake of this 2017 Spanish film. I wanted to go in without any clue of what will unravel and from that point, this Amitabh Bachchan  Taapsee Pannu starrer is indeed an engaging thriller. With the major […]




Final Thoughts

The layered structure of the screenplay and the impressive way of unfolding the mysteries in the narrative makes it an interesting watch even after the climax being a little too much.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Sonchiriya

In the beginning, Sonchiriya felt like just another dacoit story with a lot of bloodshed and abuses. But I must say that there is a great technique with director Abhishek Chaubey and his writer Sudip Sharma in building characters and creating empathy towards them. The second half of Sonchiriya is elaborate, emotional, brutal and most […]




Final Thoughts

Sonchiriya is a brilliantly crafted movie. It is political, it is authentic and it is nuanced.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Luka Chuppi

Luka Chuppi directed by Laxman Utekar is a breezy entertainer that won’t annoy you for sure. Watching the trailer of the film, I thought it would be about the difficulties of a couple who wants to hide their live-in relationship status in a conservative society and to my surprise, it was slightly different from that. […]




Final Thoughts

Lukka Chuppi is occasionally funny and because of that, it is a watchable one. It isn't exactly a movie that talks about the live-in relationship and its problems.

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Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Total Dhamaal

No brainer comedies are indeed a genre of films and we have enjoyed films like Andaaz Apna Apna and even the first part of the Dhamaal franchise. While the above-mentioned movies had crisp writing and great performances, the new Indra Kumar movie Total Dhamaal is a perfect example of how lazy writing can make a […]




Final Thoughts

The new Indra Kumar movie Total Dhamaal is a perfect example of how lazy writing can make a mess of this genre that needs to be handled very carefully.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Gully Boy

Zoya Akhtar’s new film Gully Boy inspired from the lives of rappers Divine and Naezy is a sensational movie that looks brilliant on many levels. Zoya and co-writer Reema Kagti manage to treat the typical rise of the underdog story in a very rooted way by exploring all the minute nuances that could have made […]




Final Thoughts

Gully Boy can give you serious gooseflesh because of the way it built the character of Murad with the finest of details.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended