Murtaza Ali Khan

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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...

RIFF Dawn

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...

375

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...

p2

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...

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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...

judgmental

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...

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...

p2

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...

p1

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,...

p2

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...