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Hindi Review

Cargo

From the very first Star Wars-like prologue you see at the beginning of the new Netflix movie Cargo, they are making it very clear for us that the accuracy and logic aren’t really the focus of the movie. Directed by Arati Kadav, Cargo is an odd film that manages to find a connection with you, […]




Final Thoughts

Cargo uses the texture of a dark humor fantasy to depict a lot of human emotions like loneliness, regret, the purpose of life, etc.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

JL50

I was genuinely excited when I saw the teaser of the new Sony LIV original series JL50. The excitement got increased when the trailer made it clear that the aim is to tell us a time travel story. But the series on the whole is an extremely basic version of all the time travel concepts […]




Final Thoughts

JL50 as a time travel saga feels very abstract and rushed through. It is recommendable only for those people who have never seen anything related to time travel.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Love, Guaranteed

The trailer of the new Netflix film Love Guaranteed directed by Mark Steven Johnson has exposed the whole plot of the film. Thus, there isn’t any space for surprises here if you are the kind of person who watches a film after watching the trailer. In my last review for the movie All Together Now […]




Final Thoughts

The unique premise of Love, Guaranteed had some potential, but it wasn’t used effectively here to create a unique movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

All Together Now

The good thing and the problem with the new Netflix movie All Together Now is its familiarity. It’s a movie that talks about hope from the eyes of a teenage girl named Amber who was a constant companion of tragedy. It isn’t actually trying to be far too preachy through the dialogues. But somewhere the […]




Final Thoughts

All Together Now is that kind of an inconsequential movie which isn’t bad, but at the same time was never enough.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

C U Soon

The two reactions I saw under each post that shared the trailer link of C U Soon directed by Mahesh Narayanan were, “It looks great” and “It feels like Searching”. After watching the film, I would say both the reactions are kind of true. And when I say that, I am not saying the content […]




Final Thoughts

Mahesh Narayanan isn’t spoon-feeding the viewer here with too many details and at many places, we are taking the effort to fill the dots, which in a way keeps you hooked on to the film till the end.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Kilometers and Kilometers

By the time I finished watching the Television premiere of the Tovino Thomas starrer Kilometers and Kilometers, I found myself comparing the core idea of this movie with Zakariya’s Sudani From Nigeria. Both movies are ultimately about the humanity that connects people beyond language and culture. While Sudani from Nigeria was trying to place the […]




Final Thoughts

Kilometers and Kilometers is a guessable feel-good travel movie that never tests your patience and at the same time doesn’t offer you anything extremely special or unique.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Maniyarayile Ashokan

5 Years ago, around this time there was another Onam release in Malayalam that marked the debut of director Basil Joseph; Kunjiramayanam. The first half of, this year’s first Onam release Maniyarayile Ashokan directed by Shamzu Zayba,  reminded me of that fun experience I had while watching Kunjiramayanam. The characterizations are eccentric and a lot […]




Final Thoughts

It would have been a refreshing experiment if the treatment given to Ashokan’s emotional struggle in the second half was more polished on a making level.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Masaba Masaba

Masaba Masaba, the new Netflix original directed by Sonam Nair based on the real-life of Masaba Gupta starring Masaba Gupta as herself, feels like an insufficient attempt to show how she rose from a real low in her life. The priority or the focus of the show felt overtly inclined towards the fun part.  And […]




Final Thoughts

If there is a genuine curiosity to know how someone like Masaba handled a difficult situation and bounced back, this glossy fast take isn’t going to move you.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended