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Entertainment  /  Published 27.09.20

A layered and powerful thriller

Halahal cuts to the chase immediately. A girl is on the heels of a boy on a dark highway in Ghaziabad (given the setting, one would think it would be the other way round) asking him repeatedly to hand...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 20.09.20

Loud angst, quiet rebellion

Half-constructed buildings — their unfinished edifices holding out both hope and heralding heartbreak — is a running metaphor in Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare. Symbolically, they may...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 18.09.20

Shower of stories and stars

First day First show films Kolkata Underground Parambrata Chattopadhyay’s next is a jubilant musical journey set against the backdrop of “gang wars and politician-builder nexus... the la...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 10.09.20

Cargo: worth a watch

Cargo is a rather strange beast (largely, in a good sort of way), and a wholly original one. Film-maker Arati Kadav fashions a mostly watchable science-fiction film that doesn’t borrow from the ...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 07.09.20

Lowest-ranked Bolly movies on IMDB

IMDb rating: 2.8/10 I suspect that the 2.8 rating for Jaani Dushman is from all those, like me, who have counted this cringe-fest as a guilty pleasure for decades. This ‘naagin’ story cam...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 18.08.20

‘A hopeful period for storytellers’

You have a distinct style of film-making. But will that change if the subject or genre demands so? Or do you believe in a certain way of expressing yourself through cinema? I don’t know if I ha...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Entertainment  /  Published 17.08.20

Jammwal is no fun in 'Khuda Haafiz'

Just like an Emraan Hashmi film without a kiss or many, especially in the years immediately following him going Bheegey honth tere, was no fun, a Vidyut Jammwal outing without the man slicing and dici...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.08.20

'Work It' on Netflix falls gravely short

Dance movies can be addictive and all loyalists shall agree that the thrill of that final dance with its last-minute glitch and the coming together of two protagonists in the flair of a swishing skirt...
By Shrestha Saha in

Entertainment  /  Published 04.08.20

Lootcase: Big dreams, but limited means

Afew weeks ago, in Choked, we watched a young woman, burdened by the responsibility of fending for her family and a truant husband, finding her life turning around when her kitchen sink started coughi...
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 31.07.20

Shakuntala Devi doesn't add up fully

It takes a special kind of genius — not just any genius, mind you — to string together a bunch of seemingly innocuous numbers and turn them into a thrilling and dramatic stage performance....
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