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'Machine' – Movie Review

Kiara Advani and Mustafa in ‘Machine’ ‘Machine’U/A; Action/Romance/ThrillerDirector: Abbas–MustanCast: Mustafa Burmawalla, Kiara AdvaniRating:  This is the kind of film that makes you wonder, “What was on the makers’ minds when they thought of it?” The type when the audience laughs in sheer disbelief. Abbas-Mustan had a reason close to their heart to …

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'Beauty and the Beast' – Movie Review

‘Beauty and the Beast’U/A; Fantasy/Musical/RomanceDirector: Bill CondonCast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma ThompsonRating: Since the 1990s, Disney has been exploring newer ways of presenting its cherished classics (other than frequent re-issues) and have struck gold with effects laden digitally tweaked ‘Alice In …

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Movie Review: 'Trapped'

Movie: ‘Trapped’ Director: Vikramaditya Motwane Actors: Rajkumar Rao, Gitanjali Thapa Rating:  This is probably the first film since Dhobi Ghat (2011) to release in theatres without an interval. Here’s why that makes sense. As you can tell from the self-explanatory title, and the promo, there is a man trapped in …

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'Kong: Skull Island' – Movie Review

‘Kong: Skull Island’U/A; Action/Adventure/FantasyDirector: Jordan Vogt-RobertsCast: Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman, Tian Jing, John C. ReillyRating:  If it was only spectacle and size that defined a great genre movie then ‘Kong: Skull Island’ would have had it all- unfortunately that’s not the case. Size does matter, …

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'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' – Movie Review

‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ poster ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’U/A; DramaDirector: Keshhav PanneriyCast: Arbaaz Khan, Manjari Fadnnis, Himansh Kohli, Ashutosh Rana, Rati Agnihotri, Prem Chopra, Supriya PathakRating:  ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ ends with a note on the statistics of female fortitude in India. The rest of the film …

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