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Hindi Review

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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Review Tamil

Soorarai Pottru

The major positive that somehow manages to make you ignore the inability of the script of Soorarai Pottru to contain a vast story like that is the pool of performances it has. It is not just Suriya we get to see perform brilliantly as an actor. Be it Aparna Balamurali or the incredible Urvashi, Sudha […]

Final Thoughts

They have used creative liberty to depict the drama, but there wasn’t much creativity in presenting the story in a way that will disrupt the formulaic feel of the movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Mirzapur: Season 2

The first season of Mirzapur was dedicated to establishing characters. The characters that were largely in the backdrop of events in season one is now at the forefront of things.  And what I really loved about the second season is its unpredictability in constructing the power dynamics. What we eventually end up seeing at the […]

Final Thoughts

With well fleshed out characters getting introduced along with some dramatic shifts in the plot, I would say it has all the stuff that someone who enjoyed the first season was looking forward to.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Putham Pudhu Kaalai

Putham Pudhu Kaalai, the new Tamil anthology film is a diverse mix of interesting stories set in the backdrop of these unprecedented days of lockdown. These are pretty much a scaled-up version of short films that the makers had to shoot in a very constrained environment. The philosophy ultimately is to offer the viewer something […]

Final Thoughts

With four stories about various dimensions of relationships along with one funny dark comedy, Putham Pudhu Kaalai is pleasant, relatable, and fun to watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Malayalam Review

Halal Love Story

Zakariya’s first movie Sudani from Nigeria that he co-wrote with Muhsin Parari had this universal outlook and it was about empathy and humanity. His new film Halal Love Story, again co-written along with Parari has the texture of a satire. Constructed as a religiously inclined organization’s efforts to make a telefilm, Halal Love Story is […]

Final Thoughts

Zakariya’s Halal Love Story is a simple and satisfying movie that deep down asks you to express, evolve, and move on from the socially or religiously conditioned constraints.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Evil Eye

When the central character of your movie literally utters the moral of the story at the very end of the movie, I personally consider that as the failure of a filmmaker. Evil Eye directed by Elan Dassani and Rajeev Dassani feels extremely clumsy largely because of its inefficiency to bring in heft to the narrative. […]

Final Thoughts

The preach you get to hear at the end of the movie is almost like the makers telling the viewers that this is what we meant to convey, in case if you didn’t get it.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

The Boys: Season 2

In its first Season, Erik Kripke’s The Boys was more like a spoof. As the Superhero stuff was dominating Hollywood at that point (even now), this interpretation of Superheroes aka Supes was really catchy. The story had depth, the characters were distinct and the level of brutality and swagger one gets to see was clearly […]

Final Thoughts

Season 2 of The Boys delivers a really fascinating, scaled up, and an in-depth look at the world of Supes.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Black Box

Black Box, the latest Amazon original movie, directed and co-written by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr is almost like the least complex episode in the Netflix show Black Mirror. I don’t mean this in a negative way. Black Mirror was one series that really worked for me because of the depth to which it went to show […]

Final Thoughts

Black Box, the latest Amazon original movie, directed and co-written by Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr is almost like the least complex episode in the Netflix show Black Mirror.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended