Category Archives: social issues

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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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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Best Hindi Films of 2016

My Top 10 movies for 2016 are below. These are, from my point of view, the best hindi films of 2016. Do let me know if you disagree 10. Wazir Wazir should have been rated higher, but this revenge drama … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Dangal (2016)

Rating : 3.8/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 49 minutes Director : Nitesh Tiwari Cast : Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Sanya Malhotra, Girish Kulkarni Kid rating: G Dangal is based on … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Pink (2016)

Rating : 4.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 16 minutes Director : Aniruddha Roy Chaudhary Cast : Kirti Kulhari, Taapsee Pannu, Andrea Tariang, Amitabh Bachchan, Piyush Mishra, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Angad Bedi Kid rating: PG … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Rating : 3.5/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2014 Running time : 1 hour 40 minutes Director : Shonali Bose Cast : Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Kuljeet Singh, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal, Tenzing Dalha, William Moseley, Malhar Khushu Kid rating: R, … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Udta Punjab (2016)

Rating : 4/5 Genre : Drama Year : 2016 Running time : 2 hours 28 minutes Director : Abhishek Chaubey Cast : Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Diljeet Dosanjh, Satish Kaushik Kid rating: PG-15 Udta Punjab is about the … Continue reading

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Movie Preview : Udta Punjab (releases 17th June)

Long and meandering trailer, but the film looks good. Director Abhishek Chaubey has also made “Ishqiya” and “Dedh Ishqiya”.

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What To Watch On Netflix Instant – Edition #28

Katiyabaaz (2013, India) Directors: Deepti Kakkar, Fahad Mustafa In India, electric wires supplying electricity to homes run above ground. Illegal connections and electricity theft is commonplace, and done by calling in a “katiyabaaz” who will splice up a connection to … Continue reading

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