Murtaza Ali Khan

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‘Illegal’: A bingeworthy legal drama 

Director: Sahir Raza Cast: Neha Sharma, Satyadeep Mishra, Akshay Oberoi, Deepak Tijori, Kubbra Sait, Kitu Gidwani, Parul Gulati, and Piyush...

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Despite hiccups, ‘Paatal Lok’ is the best web-series in a long time

Amazon Prime Video’s latest offering Pataal Lok is marked by constant tonal changes. The nine-episode series starts off as a...

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Season 2 gets better, grander and gay-er!

Four More Shots Please Directors: Anu Menon, Nupur Asthana Cast: Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo, Kriti Kulhari, Bani J, Simone Singh, Milind...

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Randeep Hooda is the only silver lining in Extraction

Director: Sam Hargrave Cast: Chris Hemsworth, RandeepHooda, Golshifteh Farahani, PriyanshuPainyuli, Rudhraksh Jaiswal, David Harbour, and Pankaj Tripathi. The film Extraction...

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The Platform reminds of the time we are living in

Written by :  David Desola; Pedro Rivero Cast: Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan    In the recent years a lot of interesting...

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Despite flaws, ‘The Raikar Case’ has moments of brilliance

Following the success of Asur, Voot Select has released another crime thriller series titled The Raikar Case. Director by Aditya...

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Panchayat offers an alluring sneak peek into rural India

During the initial days in India the web was mainly trying to target the audiences in the big cities. But...

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Manisha’s performance is the best thing about ‘Maska’

The coronavirus outbreak seems to have changed the world in an unprecedented manner. For the first time since the advent...

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Neeraj Pandey’s digital debut is worth a watch

Special Ops Creator- Neeraj Pandey Cast- Kay Kay Menon, Karan Tacker, Vipul Gupta, Muzammil Ibrahim, Meher Vij, Saiyami Kher, Mir...

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Engaging thriller with its special moments

Directed by Oni Sen, Asur is part crime thriller, part police procedural made in the vein of similar offerings in...

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Politically charged and relentless in its critique

Last year, about 160 years after Victor Hugo wrote his magnum opus Les Misérables, the French filmmaker of Malian origin,...

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Second season manages to keep one hooked

Altered Carbon has just returned with an eight-episode second season, set in the early 25th century, three decades after the...

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A quintessential underdog story

Yeh Ballet Direction: Sooni Taraporevala Cast: Achintya Bose, Manish Chauhan, Jim Sarbh, Danish Husain, Vijay Maurya, Heeba Shah, Julian Sands...

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Entertaining but not for the frail heart

Amazon Prime Video series Hunters follows a group of Nazi hunters operating in New York during the 1970s. They have...

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Weak plot, annoying narrative confuse viewers

“Are you here for fun or peace?” asks a character to another in Mohit Suri’s Malang. It’s a question that...

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Seasoned cast lend credibility to the biopic

Gul Makai Direction: Amjad Khan Cast: Reem Shaikh, Divya Dutta, Atul Kulkarni, Arif Zakaria, Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh, Pankaj Tripathi,...

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Dance sequences lift an otherwise faltering film

In my recent review of Om Raut’s Tanhaji, I had extensively talked about how a lot of the content these...

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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...