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  • Review: 'A Confession': Layered retelling of a crime

    Review: 'A Confession': Layered retelling of a crime


    Most Indian lovers of crime drama would instantly recall Martin Freeman as an affable Dr Watson to the Benedict Cumberbatch avatar of Sherlock Holmes. His new outing, a starring role, gives Freeman a deeper involvement as a lawkeeper in the plot.

  • Review: 'Law': Like a nineties B-grader

    Review: 'Law': Like a nineties B-grader


    Decades ago, the Amitabh Bachchan-Rajinikanth courtroom drama "Andhaa Kaanoon" was themed around a basic question about law and justice. Does one necessarily have to be ethical while using the law to obtain justice?

  • Review: 'Cursed': Fantasy drama lacks enough magic

    Review: 'Cursed': Fantasy drama lacks enough magic


    Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler have reimagined their graphic novel "Cursed" as an OTT screen-sized adventure. The 10-episode show essentially looks at the legend of Arthur through the perspective of Nimue, the young heroine who would go onto become Lady of the Lake in Arthurian fable.

  • Review: 'Virgin Bhanupriya': Runs out of gags

    Review: 'Virgin Bhanupriya': Runs out of gags


    Geeky good girl in the dire need to lose virginity chases dashing bad boy to get the needful done. So, what happens next? If you are really dying to know, then that could be the sole urgency driving you to sit through Urvashi Rautela's new starrer.

  • Review: ‘Undekhi’: Served with understated menace

    Review: ‘Undekhi’: Served with understated menace


    The crime drama must be among genres that have benefitted the most with the advent of OTT in India, what with filmmakers pushing the envelope as never before in terms of concepts and treatment. "Undekhi" does not explore any unusual crime.

  • Review: 'Alex Rider': Spy games that schoolboys play

    Review: 'Alex Rider': Spy games that schoolboys play


    James Bond beware, the spy kids are taking over. Teen action queen Hanna returned for a second season blitz only the other week, and now here comes Alex Rider -- new teen spy on the block. Alex is Brit and suitably suave, just like Bond, and he reports to MI6. Plus, "Alex Rider" the series gets a very Bond-ish opening theme song too, before the spy games kick in.

  • Review: 'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show

    Review: 'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show


    Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky's oddly titled but amazingly executed "On Becoming A God In Central Florida" utilises its structure of a web series and spreads the idea over 10 episodes. By turns dark, comic, shocking and brutal, the show remains absolutely absorbing as slowburn storytelling settles in.

  • Review: 'Desperados': Circus of comic cliches

    Review: 'Desperados': Circus of comic cliches


    Take "Bridesmaids", add a dash of "Girls Trip" with a sprinkle of "Bad Moms" thrown in, and voila! Cooking up a rom-com yarn about three very confused ladies never seemed easier.

  • Review: 'Sufiyum Sujatayum': Of plastic passions

    Review: 'Sufiyum Sujatayum': Of plastic passions


    "Sufiyum Sujatayum" tries to cover up its lack of an engrossing plot with lots of striking asides. There is a liberal sprinkle of Sufi vibes all over the spread, in a bid to set up a mystical milieu.

  • Review: 'Hanna 2': Predictable but packs a punch

    Review: 'Hanna 2': Predictable but packs a punch


    "Hanna" season one had started off with a couple of hitches last year. There was the obvious comparison it drew with "Hanna" the movie of 2011. Then there was Esme Creed-Miles, Hanna of the series, fending against constant weighing up with Saoirse Ronan, the simply incomparable Hanna of big screen.

  • Review: 'Rasbhari': Well intended but half baked

    Review: 'Rasbhari': Well intended but half baked


    "Rasbhari" tries to be erotic and edifying at the same time. The idea is to set up a quirky, coming-of-age drama in smalltown India buoyed by sexual fantasy. Layered within is a subtext that teases with the paranormal, in a bid to leave a broader comment on the societal urge to scuttle a woman's sexuality.

  • Review: 'Bhonsle': Manoj Bajpayee reaffirms his class

    Review: 'Bhonsle': Manoj Bajpayee reaffirms his class


    The first is a Ganpati idol with the trademark trunk yet to be attached to its frame, which the camera captures right at the start. It is the onset of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, and the rather incomplete image of a deity so overwhelmingly worshipped in the city almost defines desecration of humanity, a notion the film goes on to underline.

  • Review: 'Bulbbul': Allegory of horror

    Review: 'Bulbbul': Allegory of horror


    Why must women wear toe rings? Little Bulbbul asks her aunt. "So that they can be kept under control," the aunt replies. "What is control?" the girl whispers innocently, as the aunt carries Bulbbul in her arms to her wedding mandap, to be married off to a rich landlord decades older.

  • Review: '7500': Usual plot, unusual impact

    Review: '7500': Usual plot, unusual impact


    So what is new about yet another hijack drama? You know the drill, right -- a bunch of guys try taking over a plane and there will be a hero on board who will fight the odds. "7500" sticks to all of that, as well as every other genre formula loyally, start to end.

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