Category Archives: drama

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 Preview : Hichki (releases Feb 23rd, 2018)

Rani Mukherjee is Naina Mathur, an aspiring teacher who has Tourette Syndrome. The film is about her overcoming challenges to make a difference in the life of the kids she teaches.

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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 Preview : Pad Man (releases Jan 26th, 2018)

Based on Tamil activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who developed the low-cost sanitary napkin to combat unhygienic practices by rural women during menstruation, Pad Man is helmed by director R. Balki and stars Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.

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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 Preview : Vodka Diaries (releases 19th Jan 2018)

A who-dun-it for the new year. Me thinks Kaykay Menon, whom we haven’t seen for a while will make a fine desi detective:

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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 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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