Murtaza Ali Khan

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Does a decent job at telling a compelling tale

On 5 November 2013, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched a space probe to undertake a 298-day transit to...

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Purposeless screenplay and lacklustre direction

Thanks to the recent success of films set in the Hindi heartland, Bollywood filmmakers these days are very keen on...

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Clichéd plot with engaging action sequences

Having already perpetuated the idea of film sequels and prequels, Hollywood is now fast embracing spinoffs as a means to...

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A frenetic tale about troubled people

Seeing the great English actor Laurence Olivier on stage someone once said that Olivier had so much energy that the...

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Engaging tale and realistic performances

These days the commercial Hindi filmmakers are consciously focusing on stories based in the Hindi heartland. The diaspora is no...

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A well-made film that loses focus in the second half

Whenever we talk about the nation builders we usually tend to underestimate the pivotal role played by the teachers. Vikas...

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A homage to the cinema of John Carpenter

After two successful seasons, Netflix has come out with the third season of the science fiction horror series Stranger Things....

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Not an entertainer but still quite watchable

Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15 tells the story of a police officer’s fight against the society and the system amidst widespread...

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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...