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  • Review: The Big Bull: Big bore

    Review: The Big Bull: Big bore

    Forget comparisons. Even if you willingly dismiss the idea of sizing up "The Big Bull" against "Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story", Abhishek Bachchan's new film is a washout from the word go.

  • The National Awards never mattered more

    The National Awards never mattered more

    The 67th National Film Awards for the year 2019 have been announced and, as usual, there are opinions for and against the selections. This has always been so. Never have the awards been accepted universally. The most disappointed are those others nominees

  • Review: Saina: Plays to gallery

    Review: Saina: Plays to gallery

    Amole Gupte's movie manifesto on ace shuttler Saina Nehwal goes for option one as Bollywood biopics usually do, predictably playing it safe. The narrative runs high on emotions all through its 135-odd minutes and yet, strangely, many high points of drama in Saina's life are glossed over (there is no mention of her rivalry with PV Sindhu, for instance).

  • Review: The Illegal: Small film, big impact

    Review: The Illegal: Small film, big impact

    "Life Of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma plays Hassan Ahmed, who is one such character. Hassan's passion for filmmaking is destined to take him from Purani Dilli to Los Angeles. He gets admission at film school in the US, so his father (Adil Hussain) takes a loan to fund his dream.

  • Some positive signs for cinema screens

    Some positive signs for cinema screens

    There seems to be some positive development for the exhibition trade, as some filmmakers are venturing to release their films at the cinema halls. Last year, due to Corona, some of the best release slots were lost. Since then, neither filmmakers nor viewe

  • Review: Roohi: Horribly boring

    Review: Roohi: Horribly boring

    Stree was smart stuff, Roohi seems like random fare. The comparison had to crop up, the only reason the producers seem to have made Roohi is because they struck gold with Stree. Blending horror with humour looked so easy in Stree. Clearly it isn't, you realise watching Roohi.

  • Review: Bombay Begums: Defined by its performances

    Review: Bombay Begums: Defined by its performances

    A bank CEO's son runs over a lower-class boy. The victim's poor parent spots a get-rich-quick scheme through blackmail. A public scandal could end the CEO's career and so it is best to pay up, and then pay some more.

  • The Glorious Single Screen Era (Column: B-Town)

    The Glorious Single Screen Era (Column: B-Town)

    It has been some time since the cinema screens opened to business following the corona lockdown throughout the country. The owners were keen that the governments permit screenings to resume, so that it could be business as usual. As the governments eased

  • Review: Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny

    Review: Coming 2 America: Fitfully funny

    Back in 1988 when Coming To America released, Eddie Murphy was a superstar. Revisiting a brand of comedy that seemed cool over three decades ago can be a tough deal, and Murphy is obviously banking on his fan base of yore to sail through.

  • Review: Raya And The Last Dragon

    Review: Raya And The Last Dragon

    Disney's gorgeous new toon flick has triggered social media talk mainly because it flaunts 'Asian inclusivity'. Lesser cynics have been quick to dub it a Hollywood ploy to expand market.