Murtaza Ali Khan

Delegates from Brazil, Canada, Iraq at Fresh India Show ' 19_

A global event celebrating the fresh food revolution

The first ever Fresh India Show— a two-day event with over 300 participants, ranging from farmers and industrialists to entrepreneurs...

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Clichéd, rhetorical and momentarily chilling

The Blair Witch Project (1999), a 1999 American supernatural horror film, started a new trend in horror movies—the found-footage technique...

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Many memorable moments and amazing action

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is set in the 1990s and revolves around one of Professor X’s favorite most students Jean Grey...

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Gets mired in clichés and loses focus

There is a scene in Zaigham Imam’s Nakkash wherein a Muslim craftsman, who does engravings in Hindu temples in Benares,...

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Convoluted plot, the narrative fails to flow

Back in the ’70s and ’80s Indian filmmaker Ravikant Nagaich was known for making a series of spy thrillers. In...

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Delivers an important social message

When it comes to the sex ratio the state of Haryana finds itself at the bottom of the list. And...

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Inconsistent visuals but impressive overall

The popularity of Chhota Bheem among kids is well known. It all started with the television series created by Rajiv...

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Manages to tell a compelling and comical tale

Ashwini Chaudhary’s Setters revolves around a high profile cheating racket operating across the country. They do everything from leaking papers...

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Unimaginative storyline, langourous pacing

Towards the end of Abhishek Varman’s Kalank, Roop, the story’s female protagonist played by Alia Bhatt, says “Red is both...

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Movie Review: Successfully creates a world of mistrust, betrayal

Paharganj, situated just west of the New Delhi Railway Station, is a major transit point for all tourists who come...

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Ludicrous scenarios redeemed by solid acting

The three siblings Chandan (essayed by Sumeet Vyas), Chanchal (played by Maanvi Gagroo, and Chitvan (essayed by Amol Parashar) are...

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Powerful script with powerhouse performances

Consider a scene in Gone Kesh wherein the girl protagonist first realizes that she is suffering from a severe case...

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Oozes with cinephilia, but leaves a lot to be desired

During an early scene in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota a man tells his impressionable young grandson, Surya, about his...

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Not a bad cinematic experience, despite its flaws

There is a scene in Triple Frontier wherein survival becomes more important than money for the film’s five protagonists, all...

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Film Review: Female superheroes are here to stay for good

During a scene in Captain Marvel a male fighter pilot makes a sexist remark in front of her female colleague...

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Dull, boring, purposeless: Chaubey’s worst film

One of the biggest problems that the Indian society continues to face is the caste system. But if there is...

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Film Review: A gripping tale of Mumbai’s street-rap scene

There is a scene in Gully Boy where in a girl with a dusky complexion spray-paints a hoarding publicizing a...

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Film Review: Choreography, visuals elevate a predictable plot

When a filmmaker like James Cameron makes a promise there is every reason to believe that sooner or later it...

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Film Review: Honest effort marred by a disjointed screenplay

Hyperlink cinema isn’t still very common to Hindi cinema. And good hyperlink cinema is even rarer to come by. Pia...

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Film Review: Hard-hitting war drama makes all the right moves

On 18 September 2016 four terrorists attacked an army base near the town of Uri in the Baramulla district of...

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New wave of Indian cinema: 2018 will be remembered as a golden year

The year 2018 has proven to be a rather peculiar year for Hindi cinema. While it witnessed big-budget, star-studded films...

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Film Review: An action-packed film about women safety

In the year 2010, Hindi cinema witnessed an interesting turnaround in popular taste with the success of Abhinav Kashyap’s Dabangg,...

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Film Review: Acting and screenplay outshine the plotline

With the advent of internet the world started to shrink which brought everybody closer than ever. But at the same...

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Film Review: Predictable script, groundbreaking visuals

During an early scene in Shankar’s 2.0, the much-awaited sequel to his 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, an old man standing in...