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  • 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.

  • Review: 'Penguin': Lost in confusion

    Review: 'Penguin': Lost in confusion


    "Penguin" is enchanting in its look and feel, perhaps to offset the grizzly plot that lies at its core. The film starts off looking like an unusual psychological thriller, but soon enough becomes a very basic serial killer story rooted in not-so-unusual motives.

  • Review: 'Chaman Bahaar': Heartland whiff

    Review: 'Chaman Bahaar': Heartland whiff


    Debutant writer-director Apurva Dhar Badgaiyann's effort harks back to the way tele-films used to be made for Doordarshan once upon a time. "Chaman Bahaar" unfolds at an unhurried pace to narrate a story of old-world simplicity -- a trait personified by the film's hero Jitendra Kumar with understated ease.

  • Review: 'Arya': Sushmita Sen props lazy crime drama

    Review: 'Arya': Sushmita Sen props lazy crime drama


    "Aarya" starts off with a couple of advantages. It marks the return of Sushmita Sen, a fact that has helped the show pump up hype over the past weeks. Secondly, there proven core content at hand. The show is based on the Dutch series "Penoza", which saw a whopping run of five seasons, and which has already inspired an American rehash, "Red Widow".

  • Review: 'The Casino': Don't bet on it

    Review: 'The Casino': Don't bet on it


    This is precisely the sort of show that makes a case against OTT culture. It is almost as if all the gaudy glitz that cinema chucked out a while back, and the cliches that were beginning to look stale even on television, have found a new low-budget address for rehash on digital platform.

  • Review: 'Gulabo Sitabo': Satire served with Lakhnavi wit

    Review: 'Gulabo Sitabo': Satire served with Lakhnavi wit


    First thing, "Gulabo Sitabo" is positioned as a comedy but the film would not fulfil definition of the genre in the traditional Bollywood sense. This is not first day-first show LOL stuff, and it would seem a prudent move to launch this refined whiff on OTT.

  • Review: 'Chintu Ka Birthday': Small film, big surprise

    Review: 'Chintu Ka Birthday': Small film, big surprise


    Chintu is six and it is his birthday. There are balloons and festoons all around in the house. Daddy has promised cake, though ‘daadi' would love it if he had kheer. His best friends will be there, too. Chintu understands today is his day. He is the special one.

  • Review: 'Betaal': Where are the scares?

    Review: 'Betaal': Where are the scares?


    The problem with "Betaal" is it tries being too many things. It tries to be a morality tale about modernday urbanisation and greed, as well as a slice of ancient lore serving up every stereotype that has ever defined ‘desi' mumbo jumbo.

  • Review: 'Ghoomketu': The joke's on Bollywood

    Review: 'Ghoomketu': The joke's on Bollywood


    "Ghoomketu" becomes one of the first Hindi films to go straight to OTT. Which should have made it an ‘event release' of sorts, except one is aware that this is technically not a new film.

  • Review: 'The Wrong Missy': Sporadic, silly laughs

    Review: 'The Wrong Missy': Sporadic, silly laughs


    It is one of those films you do not mind as it plays out before your eyes, but you have forgotten soon as it is over. "The Wrong Missy" is billed as a rom-com -- not particularly funny, certainly not romantic -- and it does not take you long to decide it is the sort of ‘entertainer' they used to release on the big screen in the nineties.

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