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  • Review: Knock Knock Knock: Unusual, unsettling

    Review: Knock Knock Knock: Unusual, unsettling


    Brevity is not always an essential attribute in cinema, while setting up narrative and aesthetic brilliance. Which is what makes the short film an exciting challenge. The ability to create an entire fictional universe within minutes is a craft quite unlike any other format of cinematic storytelling.

  • Review: V: Nani's film is formulaic fun for fans

    Review: V: Nani's film is formulaic fun for fans


    The story starts Sudheer Babu's entry as dashing DCP Adithya, busting a dozen-odd goons with gusto amid a Muharram riot. It's all in a day's work for the hunk in uniform, who is as much a hero among the masses as he is a darling of the media.

  • Review: JL 50: 'Desi' sci-fi takes flight

    Review: JL 50: 'Desi' sci-fi takes flight


    JL 50 comes as a happy reminder of the fact that Indian OTT is moving into areas where our mainstream storytelling normally never ventured before. The series is positioned as a sci-fi thriller.

  • Review: C U Soon: Experimental entertainer

    Review: C U Soon: Experimental entertainer


    C U Soon, new-age Malayalam maverick Mahesh Narayanan's second feature film, slots itself in the category. Shot entirely on an iPhone in 18 days during lockdown, the film is a thriller that works up the tension quietly but surely in 98 minutes.

  • Review: Sadak 2: Road to nowhere

    Review: Sadak 2: Road to nowhere


    Sadak 2 comes with a throwback whiff, though not a happy one. It reminds you of a lot of the kitsch that summed up Hindi commercial cinema once upon a time, which you thought had left the Bollywood screen for good.

  • Review: Mee Raqsam: Simplistic but relevant

    Review: Mee Raqsam: Simplistic but relevant


    There is something very earnest about Mee Raqsam that endears, about the way debutant director Baba Azmi tries using his story to reiterate a message that is all-too familiar yet always relevant.

  • Review: Dangerous: Too amateurish to thrill

    Review: Dangerous: Too amateurish to thrill


    Vikram Bhatt products bear a trademark. The genre is normally thriller. The crime factor is juxtaposed onto inevitable sexual tension between the hero and the heroine. Music plays a big role. Content and execution often reveal, uh, foreign inspiration.

  • Review: Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama

    Review: Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama


    This time, Vidyut Jammwal keeps his shirt on for most parts. He is not much in the mood to fight either -- well, not at least to unleash the familiar choreographed martial arts blitz.

  • Review: Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note

    Review: Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note


    In an early scene, protagonist Radhe, played by budding actor Ritwik Bhowmik, strains to hit the right high note of a complex raaga. As the episodes roll, you realise the series itself is much like Radhe in that scene, struggling to hit the right high point.

  • Review: Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge

    Review: Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge


    Nawazuddin Siddiqui's new starrer falls back on such a formula to regale, which is actually a rarity in Hindi mainstream. "Raat Akeli Hai" departs from stock gimmick quota that often defines the Bollywood thriller, as an old-world suspense drama is served keeping in mind contemporary audience mindset.

  • Review: Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form

    Review: Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form


    The malady becomes particularly obvious in the case of comedy -- definitely the trickiest genre to write. Comedy needs to sustain pace and punchline in an incessant flow. A narrative that seems to run out of either begins to seem monotonous after a while.

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