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Never Really Sometimes Always(2021/ Drama/ Netflix) A story based around two American teenage girls who travel to New York for an abortion. Writer/ Director- Eliza Hittman Cast- Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder Plot Autumn is a 17 yr old, lives in rural Pennsylvania, attends school, works part time, has a cold and distant relationship with her […]

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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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‘What Will People Say’ Review: Beautifully crafted, Heart felt and Heart Rending

What Will People Say (2017) This semi autobiographical story revolves around a Pakistani Norwegian teenager whose life is blown to shreds owing to her immigrant parents’ ruthless cultural extremism. Director/ Writer – Iram Haq Cast – Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Sheeba Chaddha, Farukh Zafar, Lalit Parimoo, Rohit Suresh Saraf, Ali Arfan Plot  Nisha […]

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The Great Indian Kitchen

An extremely well made and realistic film that that revolves around a newly-wed woman and her “cultured” and orthodox household. It makes a scathing attack on patriarchy, misogyny and undue gender entitlements without getting preachy. Writer/Director – Jeo Baby Cast – Nimisha Sajayan, Suraj Venjaramoodu Plot  A young educated bubbly girl from a “prosperous” family […]

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Once Again

The story revolves around a widowed restaurant owner and a famous actor, both in their middle age. A slow but beautiful depiction of their dilemmas and quest to find companionship and love ”once again”, at cross roads with inhibitions and social norms. Writer/Director – Kanwal Sethi Cast- Shefali Shah, Neeraj Kabi, Rasika Duggal, Bidita Bag, […]

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Doob

This Bangladeshi film revolves around an ageing film maker in a relationship with his daughter’s friend & the shattering aftermath of it, for everyone around. Cast- Irrfan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya  Prachy, Parno Mittra Director/ Writer- Mostafa Sarwar Farooki Plot The plot introduces us to 50 year old Javed Hassan, a famous film maker and […]

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Our Friend

A beautiful and touching  story, about friendship and the joy of lending a helping hand, that revolves around the Teague family and their friend Dane. Cast – Jason Seagel, Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck , Isabella Rice, Violet McGraw Director – Gabriela Cawperthwaite Screenplay – Brad Ingelsby Based on – The Friend by Mathew Teague Plot […]

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Sir

An adorable and earnest story about a love that defies the norms.It boasts of sensitive storytelling and stellar performances. Cast – Tillotama Shome, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Divya Seth, Anupriya Goenka, Dilnaz Irani,Chandrachoor Rai Director/Writer – Rohena Gera Plot Ratna, a young woman from a village, widowed at the age of 19, works for a […]

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Knives Out

A delightful whodunnit that mightily impresses with its amusing tint, fine cast and pleasure-to-watch performances. Cast – Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shanon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakieth Standfield, Katherine Langford, jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer. Writer/ Director- Rian Johnson Plot Mystery Novelist Harlan Thrombey has been found dead in […]

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Capernaum

This award winning poignant Lebanese drama is about a poor twelve year boy who sues his parents for giving him life of misery and neglect. It’s a story that is sensitively told but hits hard. Cast – Zain Al Rafeea, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Bankole, Kawthar Al Haddad, Fadi Kamel Youssef, Nour el […]

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