Category Archives: historical

Movie Review : Rangoon (2017)

Rating : 3.2/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 36 minutes Director : Vishal Bharadwaj Cast : Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, Richard McCabe Kid rating: PG-15 In Rangoon, Vishal Bharadwaj does a … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Mohenjo Daro (releases August 12, 2016)

Director Ashutosh Gowariker (of Jodha Akbar) presents another historical. This one stars Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde, who is a beauty queen and has done several Southie films.

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Movie Review : Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 38 minutes Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali Cast : Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Tanvi Azmi, Milind Soman Kid rating: PG-13 Bajirao Mastani is a very Bhansali-esque … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bombay Velvet (2015)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Romantic Thriller Year : 2015 Running time : 2 hours 30 minutes Director : Anurag Kashyap Cast : Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Kaykay Menon, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Misra, Siddharata Basu, Manish Chaudhary, Vivaan Shah Kidwise … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix : Edition #11

– Warrior (USA, 2011) : This stars Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgarton as a family of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters. The estranged brothers, played by Hardy and Edgarton vie to win the high-prize-money Sparta title, and their ex-alcoholic … Continue reading

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What to Watch on Netflix : Edition #8

– Point Blank (“À bout portant”, French with subtitles, 2010) : A male nurse rescues the wrong guy. His henchmen kidnap the nurse’s wife promising to kill her unless he manages to extricate the criminal from the hospital where he is under … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Midnight’s Children

This Deepa Mehta directed film, based on Salman Rushdie’s book of the same name, hits theatres in India Feb 1 – hopefully it comes to the US soon also. It features an impressive star cast – there’s Seema Biswas, Shahana … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Harishchandrachi Factory

Rating : 3/5 Genre : Bio-pic Year : 2009 Running time : 1 hour 35 minutes Director : Paresh Mokashi Cast : Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve Kid rating : G The Marathi bio-pic “Harishchandrachi Factory” is based upon … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters)

Rating : 4/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2003 Running time : 1 hours 45 minutes Director : Sabiha Sumar Cast : Kiron Kher, Amir Ali Khan, Shilpa Shukla Kid rating : PG-15 Silent Waters is a much acclaimed film, … Continue reading

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Movie Review : The King’s Speech

I had three reasons to watch this film – 1. Starred Colin Firth 2. Academy Award Winner 3. The intriguing true-life storyline (a stammering king no less !) I was expecting a totally wonderful film, and it was truly as … Continue reading

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