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  • Saankal movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Saankal Cast: Chetan Sharma, Tanima Bhattacharya, Harish Kumaar, Jagat Singh, Samarth Shandilya, Milind Gunaji Director: Dedipya Joshii Rating: * * A threadbare salvo against the practice of marrying off mature women of legally marriageable age to young male progeny (as young as 7 and 8 years of age), Saankal meaning shackle, tries to give us…

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  • Julie 2: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Julie 2 Cast: Raai Laxmi, Nishikant Kamat, Aditya Shrivastava, Rati Agnihotri, Pankaj Tripathi, Ravi Kisshen, Vivek Vaswani, Shashi Kiran, Ankit Vyas, Anant Jog, Brij Gopa, Ravi Gossain, Ashok Banthia, Dolly Mattoo, Atul Kale, Asad Khan Director: Deepak Shivdasani Rating: * ½ This Deepak Shivdasani directed, Pehlaj Nihalani distributed film is a pecuniary attempt to…

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  • Ajji movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Ajji Cast: Sushama Deshpande, Smita Tambe, Sharvani Suryavanshi, Abhishek Bannerjee, Sadiya Siddiqui, Sudhir Pande, Vikas Kumar, Manuj Sharma, Trimala Adhikari Director: Devashish Makhija Rating: * * * Another attempt at vigilante justice, this time going back a generation with the grand mom/ Ajji (Sushama Deshpande) taking on the onus of wreaking vengeance for the…

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  • Kadvi Hawa: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Kadvi Hawa Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tilottama Shome, Bhupesh Singh Director: Nila Madhab Panda Rating: * * * ½ ‘Kadvi Hawa/ Bitter Winds’ is basically a cinematic denouncement of man’s unrepentant ravishment of nature’s bounty. But you wouldn’t know that till you watch the final denouement here- that which delivers a body blow…

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  • Muzaffarnagar: The Burning Love- Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Muzaffarnagar: The Burning Love Cast: Ashwariya Dewan, Dev Sharma, Anil George, Mursaleem Quereshi, Ekansh Bharadwaj, Sandeep Bose Director: Harish Kumar Rating: * * The filmmakers claim this film to be inspired by a true incident and going by the name and location you will be well prepared to understand that this is a love…

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  • Panchlait: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Panchlait Cast: Amitosh Nagpal, Anuradha Mukherjee, Yashpal Sharma, Rajesh Sharma, Ravi Jhankal, Brijendra Kala, Lalit, Parimoo, Pranay Narayan, Iqbal Sultan, Punyadarshan Gupta, Arup, Zaigirdar, Malini Sengupta, Nayna Bandhopadhyay, Uma Basu, Arunima Director: Prem Prakash Modi Rating: * * A rather dull, uninteresting and unenterprising feature length expansion of Phanishwar Nath ‘Renu’s much loved story Panchlait,…

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  • An Insignificant Man: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: An Insignificant Man Cast: Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, Kumar Vishwas, Santosh Koli, Shazia Ilmi Directors: Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla Rating: * * * A documentary intending to work majorly as a dramatic non-fiction thriller, this chronicling of the rise to Chief Ministership of the most insignificant, controversial and collectively dismissed political upstart Arvind Kejriwal,…

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  • ayushmann khurrana, vidya balan, Tumhari Sulu, Ayushmann Khurrana's special appearance, Ayushmann with Vidya, Atul Kasbekar

    Tumhari Sulu: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Tumhari Sulu Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Maurya, RJMallishka, Santanu Ghatak, Abhishek Sharma, Sindhu Shekharan, Seema Taneja, Uday Lagoo, Trupti Khamkar Director: Suresh Triveni Rating: * * ½ This woman-centric film from Suresh Triveni has Vidya Balan essaying the role of an opportunistic housewife who pesters her way into a job…

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  • Narayan movie: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Narayan Cast: Jogesh Sehdeva, Rahuul Aamath, Eklavey Kashyap, Harinder Singh Sekhon, Karishma Singh Director: Jogesh Sehdeva Rating: * ½ This story of a former college level boxer, Narayan, 40, (Jogesh Sehdeva), having to get back into gear after his ungrateful teenager son, Kabeer (Eklavey Kashyap) gets involved with an underworld gang distributing heroin within…

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  • The House Next Door: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: The House Next Door Cast: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni, Anisha Victor Director: Milind Rau Rating: * * * This generic horror thriller simultaneously executed in Tamil (Aval), Telugu (Gruham) and Hindi is definitively speaking, one-of-a-kind. It’s a masterful telling of a stereotypical story with a bounty of genuine spooks- as never experienced before….

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  • Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana Cast: RajKummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda, Nayani Dixit, Manoj Pahwa, K K Raina, Vipin Sharma, Govind Namdev, Navni Parihar Director: Ratnaa Sinha Rating: * * ½ Hindi cinema still hasn’t given up on the formula of ‘wedding theatre’ where the bride and groom playact towards a Big fat cinematically glorious Indian wedding….

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  • Qarib Qarib Singlle: Review, Cast, Story, Director

    Film: Qarib Qarib Singlle Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy Director: Tanuja Chandra Rating: * * * Director Tanuja Chandra’s Dushman was a humdinger but thereafter all her films flattered to deceive. This one though did not even seem interesting- given that the promos were so flaccid and unexciting to boot. But surprise! surprise! This rom-com about…

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