Why you shouldn’t miss Raam Reddy’s ‘Thithi’

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Raam Reddy’s excellent debut feature “Thithi” is a rare Indian film. There’s great interest in providing textures (ingrained with realism) to the frame and imbuing character details rather than chasing greater narrative aspirations. The film does have a central familial turmoil and a string of conflicts, but what Raam wants us to witness is simplicity […]

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Meet the King of offbeat Vinay Pathak

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Think offbeat and few names come to mind. In his nearly two decades in the Hindi film industry, Vinay Pathak has experimented and entertained in a miscellany of roles, from “Khosla ka Ghosla” to “Dasvidaniya,” from “Bheja Fry” to “Gour Hari Dastani,” each uniquely different from the other. Dabbling in different genres, he didn’t make the safest of choices, but came […]

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Udta Punjab (2016) – Review

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In an industry swarming with lacklustre content, Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Udta Punjab’ shines with an edgy take on a bold, controversial subject. Drug abuse has plagued Punjab for years now. The film brings to the fore it’s impact on the youth; the involvement or rather the facilitation of its use — from the powers that be […]

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Money Monster (2016) – Review

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‘Money Monster’ is big-ticket Hollywood’s most recent attempt at uncovering narratives from within the high-stakes world of multi-billion dollar global financial markets. And like its genre-mates, it tries very hard to be an edge-of-your-seat, mile-a-minute thriller that leaves you with sweaty palms, nervous tics and impending visions of economic doomsdays. Does it succeed? Well, yes and […]

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Waiting (2016) – Review

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Fate brings together strangers Shiv Kumar (Naseeruddin Shah) and Tara Deshpande (Kalki Koechlin) when their respective spouses end up in the same hospital. Shiv and Tara are oblivion to what life has in store but learn to embrace hope and wait. Endlessly! Despite the dark premise, the film is sprinkled with generous doses of humour […]

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Kannada film ‘Thithi’: First Look

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‘Thithi’ is a light-hearted drama that revolves around three generations of men reacting to the death of their 101-year old grandfather ‘Century Gowda.’ The three stories come together on the 11th day (Thithi) from the death, the day of the final funeral celebration. Directed by Raam Reddy, the Kannada film premiered at the Locarno International Film […]

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