Trailers from all other movies – 4

Posted in Continuing, the ugly on October 28, 2021 by munna

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Bhavai, other minor releases and the rest of the box office

Posted in Continuing, the bad on October 22, 2021 by munna

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Trailers from all other movies – 3 (Updated)

Posted in Continuing, the ugly on October 21, 2021 by munna

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An Jo’s note on Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Posted in Commentary, the good on October 19, 2021 by munna

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Wish the writer had spent more time talking about the specifics of the film rather than the current climate yawn….

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Trailers of non-Indian languages movies (Updated)

Posted in the ugly on October 18, 2021 by munna

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tonymontana’s viewings (Updated)

Posted in Continuing, the good on October 17, 2021 by munna

House of Secrets:

Didn’t follow the case of the Burari murders when the news came out and media followed the case for days (sensationalising it, as usual), but this turns out to be unexpectedly gripping,. Despite the furore it was making once it got released, this surpassed my expectations. This was genuinely unsettling and the last two episodes were rather chilling. One of the best crime docu dramas I’ve seen
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The Sports Thread 2021 (4)

Posted in Sports, the good on October 15, 2021 by munna

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Rashmi Rocket, Venom: Let There be Carnage and the rest of the box office

Posted in Continuing, the bad on October 14, 2021 by munna

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The incomparable Amitabh – My diary of a passionate engagement over two decades (Utkal) – Updated

Posted in the good on October 11, 2021 by Satyam

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The year 1971. I am in the final year of school, right in the center of the Hindi heartland, in Raipur, eating, drinking and dreaming Hindi films. After a spate of super hits, the then heartthrob of Indian film lovers, Rajesh Khanna, has delivered some okey-dokey films. And then came Anand. We were all zapped. What a film! What a performance! And who won’t be touched by ‘ Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaaye’ or ‘ Zindagi kaise Yeh Paheli Hai’ ? The superstar had redeemed himself. But amidst all this, we also talked of the character called ‘ Babu Moshai’ and an actor called Amitabh Bachchan. His performance too was praiseworthy, we all agreed. Looking back, Little did anyone realize that like the slayer of Kamsa being born in the prison cell of the Mathura king, the man who would dethrone the superstar, had got his definitive break in the triumphant comeback film of the superstar himself. Come to think of it, the Angry Young Man was born in Anand itself. ” Bolte kuyn nahin ho? Pichhle ten mahinese bak bak karte mere sar kha gaye ho. Ab chup kyuon ho? ‘ The way Amitabh delivered those lines, the intensity, the total concentration, it was never done before in Indian films. But we quickly forgot him and looked at actors like Navin Nischal ( Sawan Bhadon, Prawana) and Anil Dhawan ( Chetna, Piya Ka ghar) as the big stars of the next generation. ( Dharmendra was already a big star rivalling Rajesh Khanna with hits like Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Seeta Aur Geeta. ) .
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No Time To Die Movie Review — Goodbye, Mr. Craig! You will be sorely missed…

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , on October 10, 2021 by Saket

It’s not a perfect film and has its flaws, mainly an under-developed villain and some moments full of bloat towards the end, but overall, it’s a solid Bond film made with a specific purpose in mind — to bid farewell to Daniel Craig. And it serves its purpose well enough, despite not being a timeless classic like Casino Royale or Skyfall.

An Jo on ‘No Time to Die’

Posted in reviews, the good with tags , , on October 9, 2021 by munna

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  • The irony of the title isn’t lost as one connects it to the finale in ‘No Time To Die’; the last movie in which Craig plays 007, ever since revolutionizing the Bond series with the best in Craig’s series, ‘Casino Royale,’  closely followed by ‘Skyfall.’ However, the rest of the movie would fall into the ‘trying-to-be’ mold and doesn’t spectacularly succeed. It has neither the smartness of ‘Casino Royale’ in balancing and fleshing out, bit-by-bit, Bond getting hooked onto emotions, nor the bold walk towards maternal feelings and the weird sibling rivalry that Bardem has with Craig. [“Orphans make the best spies,” says M to Craig in ‘Skyfall’ when he asks her why she selected him.]
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  • Manasvi, No Time to Die (continuing) and the rest of the box office

    Posted in Continuing, the bad on October 7, 2021 by munna

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    Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passes away in Germany

    Posted in Obituary on October 2, 2021 by munna

    Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passes away in Germany

    Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passed away in Germany on Saturday after battling serious health problems. He was 66.

    No Time to Die and the rest of the box office

    Posted in Continuing, the bad on September 30, 2021 by munna

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    Images from movies (Updated)

    Posted in the bad on September 29, 2021 by munna


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    Sanjana’s note on Annabelle Sethupathi

    Posted in Notes, the good on September 19, 2021 by munna


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    No one can take a film named Annabelle Sethupathy, Annabelle Rathore or Annabelle whatever seriously. This film is nothing but a spoof on ghosts. I wanted to watch it in tamil to listen to Yogi Babu’s funny tamil slapstick comedy. But there was only Hindi version available on hotstar yesterday And today also no tamil version and I had to watch the next half in chaste Kannada version.. Half hearted truly!
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    Kya Meri Sonam Gupta Bewafa Hai? and the rest of the box office

    Posted in Continuing, the bad on September 16, 2021 by munna

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    Shivaay on Shershaah

    Posted in reviews, the good with tags , on September 12, 2021 by munna


    Perhaps the best thing the viewers would usually do while tuning in to watch Shershaah is to have minimalistic expectation, considering the fact that its a Siddharth Malhotra starrer from a Dharma Production. Even though you know this is a film that celebrates one of India’s bravest war heroes, you cannot really have much expectation from the Siddharth-Karan Jo pair. Or can you? This is where hiring a director like veteran Vishnuvardhan (a relative unknown in Bollywood circles) ends up being a blessing in disguise and a mini masterstroke.
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    Bhoot Police Movie Review: There’s a solid film in there, somewhere, but it’s ruined by bad acting!

    Posted in the good with tags , , , on September 11, 2021 by Saket

    In one of the film’s comic moments, a joke is cracked on nepotism and how it benefits the unworthy. All I can say is, full marks for self-awareness, but in doing so, the joke’s on the audience and it’s certainly not funny!