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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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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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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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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Romeo Akbar Walter movie review: An uneasy, demanding watch that ends up rewarding you abundantly

It takes extreme guts to make a film like Romeo Akbar Walter because a.) There are quite a few controversial parts and b.) RAW demands the sensitive, impatient Indian audience to tide over these parts and see where they lead to. So, kudos to writer-Director Robbie Grewal, lead star John Abraham, and the entire team […]

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Shazam movie review: Kids will love it; adults will reconnect with the kid within them

DC brings its most fun superhero to the big screen with a blast, shredding its staple dark-brooding note as per the demands of the character. Shazam exists to entertain, and it does so with pure, unbridled joie-de-vivre. The film is not without plot-holes or narrative unevenness, but it more than compensates from them with copious […]

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Notebook movie review: Pure, innocent, magical — the way love stories used to be

In these modern times of instant romance and quicker breakups, Tinder hookups, volatile relationships, and disillusionment with the ways of the heart, a film like Notebook comes along like a breath of fresh air. It’s old-school ethos, so much at odds with the world we live in, are precisely what serve as a timely reminder […]

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