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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 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 : Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)

Rating : 4.2/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours Director : Ashwin Das Cast : Ratna Pathak-Shah, Konkona Sen-Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Vikrant Massey, Sushant Singh, Shashank Arora Kid rating: PG-15 Bollywood digs bromances. … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #30

Suburra (Italy, 2015) This engrossing film stars Pierfrancesco Favino, among a huge star cast. Set around a plot involving Ostia, a real estate development of a Las Vegas style town, this stylish neo-noir thriller has local mafia bosses, corrupt politicians … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Anaarkali of Aarah (2017)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 3 minutes Director : Ashwin Das Cast : Swara Bhaskara, Pankaj Tripathy, Sanjay Mishra, Ishtiyak Khan, Mayur More, Vijay Kumar Kid rating: PG-15 Anaarkali (Bhaskar) is … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bahubali2 (The Conclusion)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 47 minutes Director : S. S. Rajamouli Cast : Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Tammanah Bhatia, Nasser Kid rating: PG Now that we’d … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Bahubali (The Beginning)

Rating : 3.8/5 Genre : Historical Year : 2015 Running time : 3 hours 17 minutes Director : S. S. Rajamouli Cast : Prabhas, Rana Daggubatti, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nasser, Tamannah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty Kid rating: PG Bahubali came and … Continue reading

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Movie Review : M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story (2016)

Rating : 3.9/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 20 minutes Director : Neeraj Pandey Cast : Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Disha Patani, Kumud Mishra, Rajesh Sharma Kid rating: G I hadn’t … Continue reading

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #29

Sairat (Marathi, 2016) I’ve watched Marathi movies before, but they are generally non-commercial social-issue based/bio-pic dramas. Sairat is a semi-commercial venture – it has become the highest revenue grossing Marathi film of all time. And well-deservedly so – it is … Continue reading

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Best Hindi Films of 2015

10. Bajirao Mastani The grandeur and beauty of this film was quite something. While I wasn’t totally floored by this film, it was quite the visual spectacle – Bhansali made sure of that. 9. Badlapur Badlapur was a violent, gory … Continue reading

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