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Hindi Review

Kaagaz

Kaagaz starring Pankaj Tripathi as Bharatlal, a character inspired by the real-life story of Lal Bihari, is a wasted opportunity. Satish Kaushik has narrated a human story in the flattest way possible, forcing the talented Pankaj Tripathi to do the heavy lifting. The story’s intention here is to show us the problems in someone’s life […]

Final Thoughts

Kaagaz is so dull in terms of writing and making that I can't even say that it had a good intention. It's a movie that forgot the fact that it should have worked around that good intention.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Tamil

Oru Pakka Kathai

There is a stark difference between the first and second half of the movie Oru Pakka Kathai starring Kalidas Jayaram and Megha Akash. Director Balaji Tharaneetharan is trying to tell a story that has a broader canvas. Yes, the shift from being a fun film to a dark satire is causing some trouble to the […]

Final Thoughts

The story's unexpected jump from a small canvas to a wider canvas is the only major jitter here. But even in that transition, Balaji Tharaneetharan is presenting a story that feels highly plausible.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Bicchoo Ka Khel

When Mirzapur got released, many reviews said that it felt like a wannabe Anurag Kashyap movie that never achieved that quality. Well, I personally never had that opinion about the series. But when it comes to the new Zee5 Alt Balaji series Bicchoo Ka Khel starring Divyendu Sharma in the lead role, I would say […]

Final Thoughts

When it comes to the content, Bicchoo Ka Khel is just a hurried narrative with a basic plot that aspires to look like a convoluted one. But in reality, it is pretty simplistic.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Review Series

Taish

When you can’t really take a side in a story and end up thinking about all those characters, the movie starts to sort of stay in your headspace. The latest Bejoy Nambiar movie Taish that got released as a series in Zee 5 was one such experience. In his usual style, Bejoy cleverly mixes eccentric […]

Final Thoughts

Taish manages to manipulate you to think about the characters, and the numbness we feel at the end of the movie is a result of good writing.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Comedy Couple

Comedy Couple, the new Zee 5 original film starring Saqib Saleem and Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles is claiming to be the story of India’s first comedy couple. But when you look at the movie in totality it is just the story of a young couple who are not sure about getting married and […]

Final Thoughts

If watching cozy couples in a totally unexciting story accounts for your description of guilty pleasure movies, this one is that movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Khaali Peeli

From the trailer itself, it was very clear that Khaali Peeli is your run-of-the-mill masala entertainer. And the movie has no plans to confuse you with this tone of the film. The very first scene itself is that high-on-masala moment where the hero walks out of the jail in slow motion showing off his physique […]

Final Thoughts

Khaali Peeli is one of those films where you will sit through the film without any emotions because mainstream cinema has fed you the same thing in zillion other ways.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

London Confidential

I have heard that during the times of world wars, there used to be mediocre and caricaturish anti-Hitler and anti- Soviet movies that got screened in the US to propagate that hate against the enemy. Heavily jingoistic and largely with no elements of freshness, the only intention was to elate the nationalism in everyone. London […]

Final Thoughts

London Confidential is just a hastily made propaganda film that just wishes to utilize the political climate in the country.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended

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Hindi Review

Mee Raqsam

Mee Raqsam, directed by Baba Azmi is almost like a less glossy version Zaira Wasim starrer Secret Superstar. In Mee Raqsam, we are seeing the struggle of a father and daughter to live in a narrow-minded society. The movie started off giving me a feeling that it is one more template that would end up […]

Final Thoughts

Because of its statements and the endearing central characters, you won’t sense any sort of regret in watching this movie.

Movie Signal

Green: Recommended Film

Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films

Red: Not Recommended