“Anek” Review : Well crafted, well intended film but with a floundering narrative!

Anek ( 2022/ Political Action Thriller/ Cinema Release) Director/ Writer – Anubhav Sinha Cast – Ayushmann Khurrana, Andrea Kevichusa, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Mipham Otsam Plot  An undercover cop (Ayushmann) is assigned to reign in insurgency in North East to ensure a peace accord between the government and the most powerful rebel group. Analysis The […]

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‘Dhaakad’ Review: This film could have been so much more… sadly an opportunity lost!

Dhaakad (2022 / Action Thriller/ Cinema release) A deadly agent Agni (Kangana) is out against human traffickers Rudraveer (Arjun) and Rohini (Divya). Writer/ Director – Razneesh Razy Ghai Cast – Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Rampal, Divya Dutta, Saswata Chatterjee, Sharib Hashmi Though this industry in India seems to be actually ruled by star power, I have […]

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‘Runway 34’ Review : An Engrossing Thriller with a few rough edges

Runway 34 ( 2022/ Thriller/ Cinema Release) This thriller is based on a real life incident wherein a disaster was averted when an airplane landing faced an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.  Director – Ajay Devgn Writer – Sandeep Kewlani, Aamil Keeyan Khan Cast – Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh, Amitabh Bachhan, Boman Irani […]

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“Kothanodi” Review : Unsettling, Shocking, Brilliant adaptation of folktales

Kothanodi (2015/ Assamese/ Thriller/ Horror/ Sonyliv) Four stories, adapted from folk lores, ranging from unsettling, bizarre, disturbing to outlandish, all wrapped up in brilliant spellbinding story telling in a dark rustic set up.  Director – Bhaskar Hazarika Writer – Dr.Arup Patangia Kalita, Bhaskra Hazarika Cast – Adil Hussain, Kasvi Sharma, Zerifa Wahid, Kapil Bora, Asha […]

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‘Aamis’ Review : This Slow burn Thriller is mind blowing! 

Aamis (2019/ Thriller/ Sonyliv) An unusual story of love, passion and obsession that takes two individuals down a very unusual path! Director/ Writer- Bhaskar Hazarika Cast- Lima Das, Arghdeep Baruah Plot Nirmali (Das) is a doctor, a foodie and is dealing with a lonely life owing to her ever travelling doctor husband. Sumon (Baruah) is […]

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Greta Review: Gripping watch with tense moments & a wow Isabelle Huppert!

Greta (2018/ Netflix/ Thriller) A thriller that revolves around two women with psychological issues who get entangled in a dangerous relationship of stalker and victim. Director – Neil Jordan Cast – Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe Plot Frances (Chloe) is coping with the loss of her mother and loneliness issues owing to that. […]

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‘Taking Lives’ Review : The cast compensates for the writing in this engaging thriller

Taking Lives (2004/ Netflix/ Crime Thriller) This investigative thriller centres around a dangerous serial killer psychopath and the police chase to nab him down. Director – D.J Caruso Cast – Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Martinez, Kiefer Sutherland,Gena Rowlands, Jean Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo Plot The story opens with a cold blooded murder.  Years later, […]

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 The Chase Review: A fair blend of humour and suspense in an engaging story 

The Chase (Korean/2017) (Netflix/ Crime/ Thriller / Mystery) This Korean thriller revolves around a spate of deaths and a disappearance that leads to the chase for a killer from a 30 year old unsolved case. Director – Kim hoon-seon Writer – Yoo Kap-jeol Cast – Yun-shik Baek, Sun Dong-il, Kim Hey-in Plot Deok Su is […]

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Chehre Review: Slow Burn Thriller that grips with its atmospherics and performances!

Chehre (2021/ Mystery Thriller) Director – Rumy Jafry Writers – Ranjit Kapoor, Rumy Jafry Cast – Amitabh Bachhan, Emraan Hashmi, Annu Kapoor, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Krystal D’souza, Rhea Chakraborty, Sidhhant Kapoor Plot “Law is a fact. Justice is abstract.” “We are in the business of law, not justice” Remember these lines by Akshay Khanna? Well, based […]

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