Uri movie review: A war masterpiece plus a stirring tribute

Besides being gut-wrenching, emotionally stirring, and deeply invigorating, Uri is also quite simply a masterpiece of the war genre, shot with high-caliber cinematography, performed brilliantly by the ensemble cast, and directed with surgical precision by debutant Aditya Dhar. The film is extremely well researched, packs a punch right where it matters, and engulfs you with […]

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Bumblebee movie review: A fun amalgamation of old-world charm and modern-day thrills

The old-school flavor of Bumblebee’s robots-meet-humans plot is a refreshing throwback to family-adventure yarns of the 80s and 90s, where a bunch of kids/teenagers (sometimes with adults in tow) come across something fantastical with which they form an emotional bond and experience an adventure of a lifetime a la E.T., The Neverending Story, The Goonies, […]

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Simmba movie review: The very definition of a paisa-vasool massy entertainer

Simmba is as kadak as chatpata missal pav, as dhamekadaar as fiery dal tadka, and as damdaar as delicious dum biryani. Comedy, drama, dialogues, music, action, emotion — everything is at the topmost peak of ‘dynamic, dhaasu, masala entertainment’. Furthermore, the stirring, intense turn that the film takes post interval proves that Director Rohit Shetty […]

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Zero movie review: Bauua Singh’s show all the way

Bauua Singh is a character that will remain etched in audience’s hearts and minds forever, with SRK delivering one-of-his-career-best performances, right up there with his work in Darr, Swades, CDI, Baazigar, KHKN, DDLJ, and MNIK. Zero does have its ups and downs though — a thoroughly entertaining first half gets derailed to an extent by […]

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