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Entertainment  /  Published 13.09.21

Thalaivii functions best as an entertainer

A persistent problem that plagues the biopic genre in India is its predilection to whitewash its protagonist. Warts, if at all made even remotely visible, are justified by a backstory earlier or a red...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 27.08.21

Chehre attempts to be a slow-burn thriller

Director: Rumi Jafry Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Emraan Hashmi, Dhritiman Chaterji, Annu Kapoor, Raghubir Yadav, Rhea Chakraborty, Krystle D’Souza Running time: 138 minutes ...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 17.07.21

Review: Toofaan says nothing new

There is a scene in Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut Luck By Chance, when Farhan Akhtar’s Vikram, an aspiring actor doing the daily grind of auditions, takes a long, hard look at himself in...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 30.06.21

Good On Paper is entertaining

We wouldn’t want to give more away than this. Whether her suspicions are proven right or wrong is something one deserves to know only after sitting through this rom-com. However, one must give c...
By Shrestha Saha

Entertainment  /  Published 26.06.21

Ray: Dark, twisted take on short stories

Srijit Mukherji — whose first film Autograph was a tribute to Ray’s Nayak — is tasked with directing two of the four shorts. In both, the men at the centre are powerful in their own ...
By Priyanka Roy 

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Entertainment  /  Published 18.06.21

Film Review: Sherni

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"The female protagonists — both human and animal — in Sherni are fighting for survival. The animal is trying to protect itself, and the human is trying to pr...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 25.05.21

‘Army of the Dead’: Derivative and long

Ridiculously fun or excessively indulgent. Army of the Dead can come off as either, depending on how much slack you are willing to cut its maker. Zack Snyder, whose four-hour-long Synder’s Cut, ...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 14.05.21

Radhe: An assault on the brain

As I sat down to write this review, the loudspeakers in my para, ushering in Id festivities, blared Jaanam samjha karo, from Salman Khan’s eponymously titled ’90s film. Pretty portentous, ...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 13.05.21

‘Nayattu’: A survival story

What happens when the system that you have been an indelible part of, and often bent to suit your own means or at the diktat of your seniors, goes south on you in the blink of an eye? It translates in...
By Priyanka Roy 

Entertainment  /  Published 03.05.21

‘The Disciple’: Delicately woven

There is a certain lyricism to almost everything in The Disciple. You see it in the way Sharad’s grandmother cuts vegetables. You hear it in the massive crowds in Mumbai, pouring out of buses an...
By Priyanka Roy 


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