Category Archives: social issues

What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #31

Caramel (Lebanon, 2007) This graceful Cannes-nominated film is about five women in Beirut, Lebanon, who work in or around a beauty parlor. There is Layale(Nadine Labaki), a single woman, who is having an affair with a married-with-children man. We never … 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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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 : Mom (2017)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 26 minutes Director : Ravi Udyawar Cast : Sridevi, Sajal Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna, Adnan Siddiqui Kid rating: PG Sridevi is Devki Sabharwal, a busy … Continue reading

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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 : 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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Movie Review : Aligarh (2016)

Rating : 3.7/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 1 hour 54 minutes Director : Hansal Mehta Cast : Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkumar Rao, Sumit Gulati Kid rating: PG-17 Aligarh leaves an impression. Days after watching it, I still remember … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Badrinath ki Dulhania (2017)

Rating : 3.65/5 Genre : Romance Year : 2017 Running time : 2 hours 19 minutes Director : Shashank Khaitan Cast : Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil Vaid, Rituraj Singh, Gauhar Khan, Shweta Prasad Kid rating: G Here’s another film … 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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Movie Review : Madaari (2016)

Rating : 3/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 13 minutes Director : Nishikant Kamat Cast : Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Vishesh Bansal, Tushar Dalvi Kid rating: PG Madaari is kind of like “A Wednesday” … Continue reading

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