Super 30 review: A good biopic made better by Hrithik Roshan’s brilliance

Super 30 is motivational, inspirational, and emotional. The real-life story of a special human being is told with sincerity, honesty, and heart.The hurried and uneven nature of the climax slightly subdues the uplifting mood of the film, while it’s far-fetched and over-dramatized flow takes away a bit from the brilliance of both the protagonists and […]

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Kabir Singh review: Good filmmaking and performances shine through the stench of male entitlement

Kabir Singh is a carbon copy of Arjun Reddy, so, obviously, a good film from a cinematic perspective. Shahid Kapoor does a commendable job of an obsessed, alcoholic lover on a path of self destruction. However, he falls just short of recreating the depth and trauma of Vijay Devarakonda’s superlative eponymous act. Kiara Advani, on […]

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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir review: Feel-good Bollywood-Hollywood mashup

Hollywood/British filmmakers attempting a Bollywood or South (given that Dhanush is the leading man here) styled film against a backdrop of westernized storytelling has seldom worked both locally or overseas. However, The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir proves to be the rare exception on account of how Director Ken Scott (in this case, a Canadian […]

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Toy Story 4 review: A rehashed story albeit with humor and heart

Toy Story 4 basically rehashes all the best bits of its predecessors, which is still saying a lot, given how almost everything about those films screams classic. One toy gets lost — check. One or more toys set out to rescue lost toy — check. Said toys encounters one or more new toys with nefarious […]

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Men in Black International review: Hollywood masala time-pass

Men in Black: International is reasonably enjoyable “time-pass”, falling smack dab under the category of what I’d like to call Hollywood sci-fi/fantasy masala, being one of the more decent entrants in the genre of late. Of course, it helps a lot when you have Chris Hemsworth’s infectious charm and dripping charisma carrying almost the entire […]

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Kaafir (web series) review: A flawless masterpiece on the complexities of humanity

ZEE5’s newest web series ,Kaafir, hits you like a ton of bricks, makes you question where you stand, and forces you to stare at #humanity in the face regardless your nationality or religion. Mohit Raina is utterly fabulous as a lawyer willing to do whatever it takes to set right a grave injustice while endeavoring […]

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Bharat review: Emotional rollercoaster, headlined by Salman Khan’s best performance to date

Bharat brings back Director Ali Abbas Zafar and superstar Salman Khan for a third outing, one that’s certainly more emotionally charged than their earlier two films, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai — both immensely enjoyable features. And while Bharat may lack a tad in the entertainment section, it’s filled with moments that stay with you […]

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Skyfire review: Indian sci-fi for the small screen finally takes off

An intriguing plot, fueled by compelling performances, taut direction, and an underlying sense of foreboding that permeates the entire narrative propels Skyfire — India’s first sci-fi web series — into the realm of binge-worthy Indian OTT shows that have hooked indigenous viewers of late. Moreover, the Soumik Sen-directed show also lends a sense of respectability […]

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Godzilla II King of the Monsters review: The opera of monster movies

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is utterly, deliciously, fantastic, or rather, should I say, monster-static. It delivers first-rate enjoyment from first frame to last, without a moment to pause and catch your breath. For those who’ve closely followed Godzilla and his buddies over the many Japanese films from the 50s to the early 2000s, this’ll […]

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A Dog’s Way Home review : Real tearjerker for dog lovers

A Dog’s Way Home checks all the boxes as it leaps its way into the pantheon of heartwarming animal-based family films. A loving family? Check. An adorable furry buddy? Check. Affable characters along the way? Check. A meanie creating problems for our furry buddy? Check. However, what helps to it stand is how it makes […]

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