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The boldest portrayal of Dracula in a long time

Dracula Direction: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat Cast:Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the makers of Sherlock and Doctor...

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Youth-oriented motifs rule this period film

Tanhaji Direction: Om Raut Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Saif Ali Khan Big budget period war dramas are in vogue. Tanhaji...

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Ghost stories review: Element of horror comes across as a breath of fresh air

The quartet of Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap is back with yet another portmanteau film to...

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Here’s everything that made 2019 a memorable year for Hindi cinema

The year 2019 proved to be a rather interesting one for Hindi cinema. Over the last few years Bollywood has...

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An entertaining film backed by a good script

Good Newwz Director: Raj Mehta Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra Hindi cinema...

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As dark and diabolical as any superhero series

Watchmen Director: Nicole Kassell Cast: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison Exactly a decade after Zack Snyder shocked everyone with a...

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An emphatic return to form for Gowariker

Hindi cinema has had a long tradition of historical films with the name of one Sohrab Modi, often referred to...

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When the spirit of Kabir took over the ancient ghats of Benares

“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of...

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A relevant film that fails to leave an impact

Hotel Mumbai Director: Anthony Maras Cast: Dev Patel, Anupam Kher, Armie Hammer The 2008 Mumbai attacks didn’t just shake the...

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Despite the weaknesses, it captures imagination

Frozen 2 Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Cast: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff In the recent times...

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Social comedy that addresses important issues

Motichoor Chaknachoor Director: Debamitra Biswal Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty Motichoor Chaknachoor is the latest in the series of Bollywood...

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Dharamshala film fest looks towards the future

The 8th edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) was hosted in Mcleodganj from 7-10 November. This year, the...

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11th edition of We Care International Film Fest

Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC) organised the 11th edition of its annual We Care International Film Festival from 6-8...

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A worthy addition to the Terminator franchise

Terminator: Dark Fate Director: Tim Miller Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta  ...

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Misses the bull’s-eye because of bad casting

Dangal’s unprecedented success has given rise to several cinematic offshoots in the recent years such as Pataakha, Chorriyan Chhoron Se...

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Engaging film about a pressing social issue

P Se Pyaar F Se Faraar Director: Monoj Tiwari Starring: Bhavesh Kumar, Anuja Jha, Jimmy Sheirgill, Kumud Mishra Manoj Tiwari’s...

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A badly executed but well-intentioned film

The Sky Is Pink Director: Shonali Bose  Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim Shonali Bose’s The Sky Is Pink...

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World-renowned festival of folk music to open in Jodhpur on 10 October

The Jodhpur RIFF (a.k.a. the Rajasthan International Folk Festival) is entering its 13th year in 2019. This year’s edition of...

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War is entertaining and worth every penny

War Director: Siddharth Anand Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Soni Razdan and Anupriya Goenka War revolves around Indian soldiers...

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Innovative spy thriller, nuanced performances

The Family Man Director: Krishna DK and Raj Nidimoru Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyanami and Sharib Hashmi Towards the latter part of...

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Zoya Factor takes too many cinematic liberties

Abhishek Sharma’s The Zoya Factor is based on Anuja Chauhan’s 2008 novel of the same name that tells the story...

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Finally, a well-researched commercial film

Towards the end of Section 375, a female lawyer tells her mentor, “Sir, I don’t think that the justice was...

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Abandons realism for melodrama

Writer-director Nitesh Tiwari is currently one of the best filmmakers working in Hindi cinema. The IIT Bombay Alumnus gave up...

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A little-known gem of world cinema from Egypt

The Arabic word “Yomeddine” means Judgment Day. In Islam, Christianity and some other religions, it is believed that the life...