Sohini Chakravorty

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The Disciple review: Chaitanya Tamhane's movie is a poignant tale of a
classical music singer

The Disciple review: Chaitanya Tamhane's movie is a poignant tale of a classical music singer

Tamhane and the actors are almost like the audience of the narrative that dissects arguments around discipline vs talent, purists vs inno...Read More

Searching for Sheela review: Shallow documentary that reveals nothing

Searching for Sheela review: Shallow documentary that reveals nothing

The documentary also makes no attempt to get to know Sheela, or what were her motivations that prompted the events that changed the cours...Read More

Ajeeb Daastaans review: This Netflix anthology promises a lot, delivers very little

Ajeeb Daastaans review: This Netflix anthology promises a lot, delivers very little

It checked all the boxes in its attempt to tackle desire and sexuality, feminism, casteism, class divides, marginalisation and disability...Read More

The Mauritanian review: The gritty horrors of Gitmo

The Mauritanian review: The gritty horrors of Gitmo

The film is based on the 2015 memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was imprisoned for 14 years in the Guantanamo Bay det...Read More

Hello Charlie review: Not a madcap comedy

Hello Charlie review: Not a madcap comedy

The film employs all the comedy tropes, but the gags are unoriginal, the plot is waferthin and the characters not engaging.

Joji review: Slow-burn family drama

Joji review: Slow-burn family drama

The fact that Fahadh Faasil is one of the greatest actors of his generation is evident in this film with the ease with which he slips bet...Read More

Pagglait review: This Sanya Malhotra-starrer is a moving tale of loss and acceptance

Pagglait review: This Sanya Malhotra-starrer is a moving tale of loss and acceptance

The premise of Pagglait is not big and it doesn’t promise a lot. But, the overall experience is satisfying as it finely balances all the ...Read More

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