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Review Tamil

Maara

Maara by Dhilip Kumar, the official remake of the 2015 Malayalam movie Charlie, has certain elements that make it a respectable remake. The makers are not trying to create a replica of the original written by Unni R. The restructuring they have given to the story will make it an interesting experience for even the […]

Final Thoughts

The drop in the pleasant aura is definitely a major missing here. But yet Maara manages to be a pleasing one time watch because of the highly emotional treatment.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Coolie No. 1

I agree with the fact that David Dhawan’s films have always had this loud nature in them, and with actors like Govinda, there was a period where that style worked immensely. But the one question that pops up in your head from the very beginning of the brand new version of Coolie No. 1 is […]

Final Thoughts

I hope Coolie No.1 would become that wake-up call for him to respect the audience who has appreciated his talent over the years.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Unpaused

The new Amazon Prime anthology movie Unpaused is a nice mixture of treatments. None of them are sharing a theme. The backdrop of COVID 19 is the common link here, and we get to see a wacky concept, human relationship stories, and some political stories among these five films. Rather than being an escapist concept […]

Final Thoughts

My personal favorites were Glitch and Vishaanu. And those two movies had the signatures of crafty filmmakers and a solid foundation on a concept level.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Durgamati

To pull off a concept like Durgamati, which doesn’t have much on paper to impress you, you need convincing performances. That’s where Durgamati falters. Actor Bhumi Pednekar is doing the heavy lifting here by being this possessed character named Chanchal Chauhan. But her inability to take the character to the level the makers wanted somewhat […]

Final Thoughts

With stiff dialogues, weak performances, and guessable plot twists in a usual looking horror drama, Durgamati from G Ashok lacks that engagement element.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Sound of Metal

Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal is one movie that will give you that melancholic hangover. The character of Ruben Stone lingers on your mind. And that’s mostly because of the kind of raw empathy the filmmaker shows towards his central protagonist. The theme here is about accepting certain irrevocable realities and stay in the race […]

Final Thoughts

The unromanticized depiction of a painful reality makes this Darius Marder movie a moving piece of cinema.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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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