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Review Series

Mismatched

Mismatched, the new Netflix original that has YouTube sensation Prajakta Koli in the prominent role, is trying to go into the dilemmas of its characters. The emotional insecurities, the need for a relationship, etc., are getting etched out through various characters in the larger picture. But somewhere, I felt the canvas was far too small […]

Final Thoughts

I hope once season 2 gets released, the characters would look more relatable on an emotional level when you binge-watch it.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ludo

Through his recent movies like Barfi and Jagga Jasoos, Anurag Basu had managed to create a visual style that one can consider as a Desi Wes Anderson style of filmmaking. Jagga Jasoos, even though it was a debacle at the box office, it managed to create a fan following post its theatrical run as it […]

Final Thoughts

Ludo has imaginative writing, the craft of a director, and solid performances. The ease and warmth in the storytelling make Anurag Basu’s Ludo a pleasing watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

A Suitable Boy

It took almost 3 days for me to complete the new Netflix limited series (originally made for BBC), A Suitable Boy directed by Mira Nair. No, it wasn’t my inability to find time to watch this series that caused the delay. The language and a major chunk of the characters in the series were so […]

Final Thoughts

The first and foremost thing to make sure in the storytelling of this scale is to ensure the depth and in that department, A Suitable Boy fails due to its hurried structure.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

The Trial of the Chicago 7

When you pick a real-life incident that happened over the course of time to make a movie, which phase in that incident you chose somewhat of determines the nature of the movie. And if you sort of deviate from the easily predictable angle of storytelling, it becomes interesting for the viewer and challenging for the […]

Final Thoughts

It chooses the format of a courtroom drama to tell a story about a historical protest that ironically feels extremely relevant in the present scenario.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Ginny Weds Sunny

You really can’t cover-up bad writing by using actors who are extremely talented. The new Netflix release, Ginny Weds Sunny is one solid example of that. Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam are easily among the finest talents in the Hindi film industry and this movie which in a way sees their entry to the “commercial” […]

Final Thoughts

It was almost like Vikrant and Yami who both grew up in the ‘90s signed this film to enjoy their childhood dream of being the hero and heroine of some of the major blockbusters of that time.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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English Review

Hubie Halloween

Co-written and co-produced by its hero Adam Sandler, Hubie Halloween directed by Steven Brill is a lame comedy that rarely manages to generate a genuine moment of humor. Narrated as the story of a nerdy guy in Salem whom everyone lookdown as a fun spoiler, the movie is also as boring as its central character. […]

Final Thoughts

Hubie Halloween is a movie that stuffs in average jokes in a simple plot to make it look like a popcorn fun film.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Emily in Paris

In one scene in the new Netflix show, Emily in Paris, our title protagonist Emily’s coworker Luc tells her his opinion about the escapist American movies that don’t prefer showing life and tries to sell cheesy romantic ideas. Even though Emily in Paris isn’t a tough one to sit through by any means, this observation […]

Final Thoughts

The lovely Emily played by Lily Collins and the escapism Luc criticized can make Emily in Paris that light romantic comedy for a lazy Sunday watch.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Serious Men

Serious Men directed by Sudhir Mishra based on the book of the same name by Manu Joseph is a very engaging mix of black comedy and political reality. I haven’t read the book, so this review won’t have any comparisons with the source material. The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer has this quality of consciously moving away […]

Final Thoughts

Sudhir Mishra and his writers make sure that the peculiar ambitious nature of Mani is there even when the movie ends. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui adding his bit, Serious Men is one movie you sho

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended