‘Sardar Udham’ Review: Slow, Subtle and Matter of Factly

Sardar Udham (2021/ Historical / Biographical Drama/ Prime Video) Director – Shoojit Sircar Writer – Ritesh Shah, Shubhendu Bhattacharya Cast – Vicky Kaushal, Amol Parashar, Banita Sandhu To be very honest, I had known nothing about the revolutionary Udham Singh except that he assassinated General Dwyer to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. I am thankful […]

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Clair Obscur Review: Deftly crafted, Touching and Insightful!

Clair Obscur (2016/Turkish/Netflix) (Drama) A touching and insightful human drama about two women, their stories and the contrast and similarities in them. Director/ Writer – Yesim Ustaoglu Cast – Funda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtulus, Okan Yalabik Plot Chenaz is a psychiatrist having a seemingly great life with a liberal modern lifestyle, a plush house […]

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My Mother’s Wound Review: Gripping, Suspenseful and Moving Human Drama!

My Mother’s Wound (Turkish/2016) (Drama/Mystery) (Netflix) A young orphan boy embarks upon a quest to find his parents. This captivating human drama is swaddled in a suspenseful story and adorned with impressive performances. Director – Ozan Aciktan Writer – Funda Cetin  Cast – Bora Akkas, Meryem Uzerli, Ozan Guven, Okan Yalabik, Belcim Bilgin,Sabina Ajrula Plot […]

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‘Believe Me: The abduction of Lisa McVey’ Review: A Riveting Crime Drama and An Emotional True Story!

Believe Me: The abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)( Netflix/ Drama) This crime drama revolves around an incredibly brave and brilliant girl, her harrowing experience and an exceptional feat.  Director- Jim Donovan Writer- Christina Welsh Cast – KatieDouglas, Rossif Sutherland, David James Elliott Plot Lisa (Katie) is a sincere hardworking 17 year old, belonging to a […]

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‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’ Review: This film is definitely NOT the pride of India!

Bhuj: The Pride of India (2021/ Disney Hotstar) (Action/ Drama)  The story is based around Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik and his team’s valiant efforts to save the Bhuj Air Base against Pakistan’s attack in 1971.  Director – Abhishek Dudhaiya Cast – Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Nora Fatehi, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharad Kelkar Analysis  Patriotic movies and […]

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Shershaah Review: Rousing, Inspiring and Entertaining !

Shershaah (2021/ PrimeVideo) (Biograhical Drama/ Action ) Biographical drama that revolves around the life of Param Vir Chakra awardee Capt.Vikram Batra!  Director – Vishnu Varadhan Writer – Sandeep Shrivastava Cast – Siddhartha Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Anil Charanjeett, Shataf Figar, Himmanshoo Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer The film opens on a bombarding note with a high […]

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Mimi Review: Performances shine and illuminate this entertaining film!

Mimi (2021/Netflix) A heart tugging message wrapped in an entertaining film that offers a great blend of chuckles and tears.  Director – Laxman Utekar Writers – Laxman Utekar , Rohan Shankar Based On – Mala Aayi Vhhaychy by Samruddhi Porey Cast – Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Pahwa Plot  Mimi (Sanon) […]

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Toofaan Review: Delivers an entertaining punch rising above the lack of freshness!

Toofaan (Drama/ Sports/ Prime Video/ 2021) A sports drama cum underdog story cum love story cum melodrama that revolves around a Tapori extortionist turned boxer turned family man turned boxer! Director- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Writer – Anjum Rajabali, Vijay Maurya, Farhan Akhtar Cast – Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal, Mrunal Thakur, Mohan Agashe, Hussain Dalal,Supriya Pathak, […]

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Burning Review: Slow Burn, Psychological and a lot to interpret!

Burning (Korean) (2018) This psychological thriller, that revolves around three characters and their dynamics, says a lot and yet leaves a lot unsaid. Director – Lee Chang Dong Based on – Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami Cast – Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo Plot  Lee Jong-su, an aspiring novelist meets Hae-mi, his childhood neighbour. […]

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The Dig Review: A Gentle, Soothing and Exquisite Looking Film!

The Dig (2021) (Netflix) An excavation, an exciting discovery, a real story that depicts faith, passion, diligence and many more subtle emotions. Director – Simon Stone Based on – The Dig by John Preston Cast – Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Archie Barnes,Johnny Flynn, Ben Chaplin, Ken Scott, Monica Dolan Plot Edith Pretty is a […]

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