Category Archives: Previews

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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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 : Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (releases August 11th, 2017)

If you search the web, you find many articles on the lack of proper toilet facilities in rural India – especially for women. This is the subject for this romantic tale. It stars Akshay Kumar and the much-slimmed-down Bhumi Pednekar, … 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 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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