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VISUALLY GRAND ‘KALANK’ COULD HAVE AVOIDED BEING TOO FAKE AND ARTIFICIAL

Abhishek Varman’s magnum opus is visually rich but falls back terribly due to pathetic execution Since 2019 arrived, this was undoubtedly the most awaited one. Why not? Be it Sanjay-Madhuri appearing together after ages, Karan…

KNOWN FACES COULD HAVE ATLEAST MADE ‘PAHARGANJ’ TOLERABLE

Rakesh Ranjan Kumar’s crime thriller has potential but shallow writing never lets it open eyes In a twisted tale of crime, drugs, and everything wrong, Paharganj paints the city of Delhi with both- the tainted…

GRIPPING AND INSIGHTFUL ‘THE TASHKENT FILES’ SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SO DRAMATIC

Vivek Agnihotri’s thrilling political document needed to have a more real approach Why would anybody be interested in knowing about Shastri’s death now? Well, for the same set of reasons why Bose’s death is always…

HARD HITTING ‘NO FATHERS IN KASHMIR’ GIVES A REAL PEEK INTO THE TERRITORY

Ashvin Kumar’s political statement on the plight of people of Kashmir wrenches, charms, and hits hard- all at the same time Everyone thinks they know Kashmir- this tagline of the film says a lot. Amid…

INTERESTING IN PARTS, ‘ROMEO AKBAR WALTER’ LACKS IN OVERALL APPEAL

Robbie Grewal’s espionage film makes you give a deep thought on what it takes to be an anonymous spy Look back at Bollywood and you’ll find numerous films made about or set against the backdrop…

A RISKY TERRITORY, ‘GONE KESH’ GIVES BOLLYWOOD MUCH NEEDED STRENGTH

Debutante maker Qasim Khallow’s story is not only emotional, but very much rooted in the societal context Who would have thought that Bollywood considered to churn out meaningless glossy films will one day make a…

INTERESTING IN APPROACH, THE PAGES OF THIS ‘NOTEBOOK’ SHOULD BE READ BY BELIEVERS OF LOVE

Nitin Kakkar’s old school romance in the modern era of hurried relationships is refreshing but seems out of place There was a time in Bollywood (and ofcourse reflecting the cultural contexts of society) when Sirf…

ADORABLE ELEPHANTS IMPRESS THE MOST IN ‘JUNGLEE’

Chuck Russell’s film against elephant atrocities is well intention ed and brave but delves too deep in unnecessary action Elephant atrocities are rampant, evident from the reports we come across almost daily- be it human…

YOU’LL MISS A PART OF YOUR LIFE IF YOU MISS ‘KESARI’

Anurag Singh’s visually stunning film starts off slow but leaves you teary eyed Setting right his turban, talking to his wife in thoughts, and evoking a sense of pride is Hawaldar Ishar Singh for you.…

DISTINCTLY UNIQUE ‘MARD KO DARD NAHIN HOTA’ TAKES YOU IN A ZONE THAT’S AUDACIOUS

Vasan Bala’s delightfully mischievous film is what Bollywood should take pride in In an extremely unique, novel, and amusing way, your hero here starts believing he’s the superhero material going out there to save the…