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  • Review: Luca: Talks of inclusion with cute relish

    Review: Luca: Talks of inclusion with cute relish

    "Luca" talks of inclusion, and the importance of accepting those that are perceived as different by society. Like all Pixar productions, the film serves its message in a goodlooking package that brims with feel-good verve, and animation that is as striking as you'd expect from the banner.

  • Review: Sherni: Slow-burn impact

    Review: Sherni: Slow-burn impact

    "Sherni" tackles several diverse issues. The film is as much about sexism in the 'sarkari' workplace offices as it is about rapid erosion of forest land and the threat to wildlife in the name of development.

  • Trending: Films sans genre barriers (Column: B-Town)

    Trending: Films sans genre barriers (Column: B-Town)

    It was said that there exist only seven basic stories around which you weave your film. How well you adapt to one of these genres made or marred your film. These were identified as genres. In the Indian context, we had family drama, also known as family s

  • Review: Shaadisthan: Shoddy storytelling

    Review: Shaadisthan: Shoddy storytelling

    Sometimes, the best intentions are lost in inadequate execution. "Shaadisthan" is a film that talks of women's empowerment, but the effort is burdened by shoddy storytelling that simply fails to hold your attention.

  • Review: Sunflower: Quirky but lacks focus

    Review: Sunflower: Quirky but lacks focus

    "Sunflower" keeps you guessing all the way, all right -- but that's because the show tries to do too many things, diluting the impact of the dark comedy thrills it should have stuck to. It's starts on a different sort of a high as a murder mystery, showing you the murder (and murderer) right at the start.

  • Film shootings: Finding alternatives (Column: B-Town)

    Film shootings: Finding alternatives (Column: B-Town)

    Movie shoots have either been stalled for long enough or, in some cases, completed in a patchwork manner. Take for example, the recently-released Salman Khan movie, "Radhe". The villain has been established as having come from Malaysia and the climax was

  • Review: Dom: Gripping saga

    Review: Dom: Gripping saga

    The father is a cop, the son is a criminal, and the show is a suspense drama woven around familial conflict. Bollywood masala, anyone? Well, "Dom" is based on a true story that happened in Brazil, the pre-credits announce. Truth can be stranger than fiction.

  • Review: The Family Man 2: Binge therapy

    Review: The Family Man 2: Binge therapy

    "The Family Man 2" crafts its fictional action drama referencing subcontinental socio-politics. Mainly centred on the Sri Lankan Tamil rebel movement, the plot incorporates an Indian Prime Minister concerned about China's need to gain strategic advantage in Indian Ocean and Pakistan's swing towards ultra-Right as necessary mentions.