Category Archives: directors

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 : Mukkabaaz (2018)

Rating : Excellent (5/5) Genre : Drama Year : 2018 Running time : 2 hours 35 minutes Director : Anurag Kashyap Cast : Vineet Kumar Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Sadhana Singh Kid rating : PG-15 Shravan Singh … 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 : 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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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 : Simran (releases September 15th, 2017)

Simran is a film I’m looking forward to, because it is directed by Hansal Mehta (Aligarh, Shahid) and stars Kangana Ranaut, wo this year, hasn’t had much in the way of hits.

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Movie Review : Bahubali2 (The Conclusion)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 47 minutes Director : S. S. Rajamouli Cast : Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Tammanah Bhatia, Nasser Kid rating: PG Now that we’d … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Jab Harry Met Sejal (releases 4th August 2017)

A not so clever pun on “When Harry met Sally”, which is a very different story, this one stars Shahrukh as Punjabi Harinder, and Anushka as Gujarati Sejal Shah. Looks cute. And it’s directed by Imtiaz Ali. High hopes etc. … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Jolly LLB 2 (2017)

Rating : 3.4/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 20 minutes Director : Subhash Kapoor Cast : Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla, Annu Kapoor, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra Kid rating: PG This is what … Continue reading

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