MOVIE REVIEWS

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Raj Singh Chaudhary
In Conversation With ‘Gulaal’, ‘Shaadisthan’ Writer Raj Singh Chaudhary

Debut director Raj Singh Chaudhary’s Shaadisthan is an intimate portrait of two colliding worlds — one, a…

Shaadisthan review
Shaadisthan (2021) Review: Authentic, Controlled And A Work Of Great Promise

What a delightful film Shaadisthan turns out to be, a breath of fresh air on…

Even Fake Flowers Have Scent On Happy Days
Even Fake Flowers Have Scent On Happy Days: A Poignant Tale Of Human Companionship

Shubham Sharma’s latest short film, Even Fake Flowers Have Scent On Happy Days tells the story…

Padatik Bengali movie
Padatik (1973) Review: An Introspection Of Beliefs

No conversation surrounding Indian cinema is quite complete without the mention of the eminent and…

Meel Patthar (2021)
Meel Patthar (2021) Review: Life As A Mimetic Act

Chronic back pain. Ghost of a dead wife. 500000 kilometres of rumbling. Long lost friends.…

Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2021) Review: A Poignant Ode To The Grieving

An intricately detailed and keenly observed family drama, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi is a piercing, true-to-life…

Oscars 2021 winners list
Oscars 2021: Winners & Highlights From The 93rd Academy Awards

Hollywood’s biggest night has concluded. The much delayed 93rd Academy Awards were finally held across…

Christmas in August
Christmas In August (1998) Review: Meditative, Life-Affirming Drama

The posters for South Korean filmmaker Jin-ho Hur’s Christmas in August (1998) show a man and a…

Eeb Allay Ooo
Eeb Allay Ooo (2019) Review: Pithy Satire On Class Warfare

Eeb Allay Ooo opens with our protagonist Anjani (Shardul Bharadwaj) on trial for a measly…

Titli review
Titli (2015) Review: An Immersive Tale Of Unrelenting Despair

Titli is a story of a dysfunctional family, three brothers and a father, who’ve lived a…

A Fortunate Man review
A Fortunate Man (2018) Netflix Review: Poignant, Thought-Provoking Drama

“When, in spite of all the good fortune that had come his way, he wasn’t…

Things To Come review
Things To Come (L’Avenir, 2016) Review: Nuanced, Evocative Mid-Life Drama

“Can we put ourselves in the place of others?” So begins Nathalie Chazeaux’ (Isabelle Huppert) opening…

The Dig (2021) Netflix Review: Slow-Burning, Meditative Watch

In 1939, in Sutton Hoo in rural Suffolk, a widowed landowner, Edith Pretty, invited an…

Knock Knock Knock Sudhanshu Saria
Knock Knock Knock (2020) Review: A Mirror To Our Insecurities

Sudhanshu Saria‘s psychological drama portrays the darker side of human insecurities with a tragic real world…

Pieces of a Woman netflix
Pieces of a Woman (2020) Netflix Review: Tough But Rewarding Watch

This is such a powerful and evocative title for a movie. It conjures up disturbing…