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Movie Reviews
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....
By Priyanka Roy  in

Entertainment  /  Published 15.07.20

Desperados: A cringe-fest

There is a thin line between ‘hopeless romantic’ and ‘cringeworthy desperation’ and one seems to have effortlessly crossed the line in the name of humour in the latest film Des...
By Shrestha Saha in


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