Category Archives: 2017

Large Short Films

Ever think we need well-made Hindi films with great story-lines and less of the frivolous dramebaazi and naach-gaana? And yes, wish they were shorter? Well, your prayers have been answered. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films gives a platform … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (2017)

Rating : Good (3.7/5) Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 35 minutes Director : Shree Narayan Singh Cast : Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Anupam Kher, Divyendu Sharma, Sudhir Pandey, Rajesh Sharma Kid rating : PG … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)

Rating : 2/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2012 Running time : 2 hours 12 minutes Director : Ali Abbas Zafar Cast : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Paresh Rawal, Kumud Mishra, Angad Bedi, Sajjad Delafrooz Kid ratingfollow : … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Dhanak (2016)

Rating : Good (3.5/5) Genre : Drama Year : 2014 Running time : 1 hour 46 minutes Director : Nagesh Kukunoor Cast : Hetal Gada, Kkrish Chhabria, Vipin Sharma, Rajiv Laxman Kid rating : G Dhanak (Rainbow) is about Chhotu (Chhabria) … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #31

Caramel (Lebanon, 2007) This graceful Cannes-nominated film is about five women in Beirut, Lebanon, who work in or around a beauty parlor. There is Layale(Nadine Labaki), a single woman, who is having an affair with a married-with-children man. We never … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Padmavati (releases 1st December, 2017)

Another historical from Sanjay Leela Bhansali. We are assured lavish sets, lush locales, and larger than life characters. Deepika Padukone plays Rani Padmavati, Shahid Kapoor is her husband Raja Ratan Sen, and Aladdin Khiji’s character is played by Ranveer Singh.

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Movie Review : Simran (2017)

Rating : 3.7/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours Director : Hansal Mehta Cast : Kangana Ranaut, Sohum Shah, Kishori Shahane, Hiten Kumar, Rupinder Nagra Kid rating: PG-15 Kangana Ranaut is “Simran” – an alias … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Tumhari Sulu (releases 1st December, 2017)

Vidya Balan is Sulu or Sulochana, a jolly looking, middle class housewife, whose life changes when she becomes a radio jockey in Mumbai. In the trailer, we see Sulu doing husky voiceovers and bursting into paroxysms of mirth. So, Sulu … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

Rating : 3.8/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours Director : R. S. Prasanna Cast : Ayushmann Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar, Seema Bhargava-Pahwa, Brijendra Kala Kid rating: PG-15 It’s raining movies. It always has. But this … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Qarib Qarib Single (releases 10th November, 2017)

Who would’ve thunk it? Irrfan Khan as mainstream hero? In a romance? Well, it has happened not once but twice. You have doubtlessly watched the lovely Piku in which he romances the lively architect portrayed by Deepika Padukone. In “Qarib … Continue reading

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