Category Archives: Previews

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 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 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 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 : 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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