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Mardaani Movie Review: The Art of Manliness

There is something romantic about a “has-been” filmmaker staging a comeback. It happened last week with R. Parthiepan in Tamil. And this week, after the regressive ‘Laaga Chunari Main Daag’ and the disastrous ‘Lafangey Parindey’, Pradeep Sarkar delivers the best Hindi film of the year (till date, at least). And in the process, he also…

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Jigarthanda: Six Red Herrings

Moments after the final reveal begins (there is even a countdown before the final reveal!), Karthik Subbaraj shows us a few moments from  Chaplin’s “The Circus” and chooses to lay bare the reveal for discerning movie-goers. I could not help but smile at the clever audacity. The same concept was used in a Malayalam film…

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Pizza 3D Movie Review: Leftover

A guy called Karthik Subbaraj came out with an indie called Pizza in Tamil. Before the movie got released in 2012, the promotions were low key but intelligent. You could sense that it was a movie that will go beyond genres. And the movie delivered big time! It was spooky, suspenseful, thrilling and you cared…

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Movie Review: Usual and Unusual

Produced by Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar, Co-produced by Apoorva Mehta and scripted & directed by Ayan Mukerji, Dharma Productions’ Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a love story set first in Manali and later in Udaipur. Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone,Kali Koechlin, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Farooq Sheikh, YJHD is both usual and unusual.

Anurag Kashyap's Second Best!

What is common between Govind Nihlani, Shyam Benegal, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mira Nair, Aditya Chopra? How are Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee different from these filmmakers? With the buzz now about 100 years of INDIAN Cinema (yep – let us get that one correct), and the buzz about the upcoming movie ‘Bombay Talkies’, I remember…

Udhayam NH4 Movie Review: Bumpy Ride

Produced by Meeka Entertainment in association with Grass Root Film company, directed by Manimaran (an associate of Vetri Maran), scripted by Manimaran and Vetri Maran, Starring Siddharth, Kay Kay Menon, Ashrita Shetty and Kartik Sabesh, Udhayam NH4 is neither a road movie nor a romantic thriller, as the makers claim it to be.