Category Archives: New Films

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 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 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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Movie Preview : Chef (releases Oct 6th, 2017)

This one is based upon the American original. That, I thought, was just about average. Hopefully this will be better.

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Movie Preview : Secret Superstar (releases Oct 19th 2017)

Among the depressingly bombastic films upcoming in the later part of the year, comes this little gem – or what looks like it. Zaira Wasim (of Dangal fame) stars as a wannabe singer who sings undercover because of familial strictures. … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (releases September 1st, 2017)

The Hindi remake of Tamil film “Kalyana Samayal Saadham” Shubh Mangal Saavdhan stars Ayushman Khurana and Bhumi Pednekar, both of whom are having a very good year.

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Movie Preview : Lucknow Central (releases Sept 15th 2017)

Lucknow Central stars Farhan Akhtar, and directed by Ranjit Tiwari, who’s assisted on movies like D-Day. The film looks gritty and interesting, although time will tell 🙂

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Movie Preview : Raabta (releases 9th June 2017)

Raabta’s trailer promises an interesting story – rebirth/time-travel maybe? I’m being optimistic with the time-travel hopes, of course 🙂 . This is the first directorial venture for prolific film producer Dinesh Vijan, who’s run the gamut from producing tasteful crowd-pleasers … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Hindi Medium (releases 12th May 2017)

Irrfan Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar star in Saket Chaudhary’s (he also directed the very lovely “Pyaar ke Side Effects”) “Hindi Medium”. In the film Qamar’s character says that in India, English isn’t a language – it’s … Continue reading

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