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Mom Movie Review: Sridevi is surely the tiger mom!

‘Mom’U/A; Drama, ThrillerDirector: Ravi UdayavarCast: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Nawazuddin SiddiquiRating:  Sridevi plays step-mom in ‘Mom’. Her daughter calls her ma’am instead, since the mom also teaches her in school. But more so, because the girl’s simply a brattish teenager, with a know-it-all attitude and entitlement issues that gets all of us …

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'Dear Maya' Movie Review

‘Dear Maya’ poster ‘Dear Maya’U; DramaDirector: Sunaina BhatnagarCast: Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya ChaudharyRating:  A newspaper report about a woman who hadn’t stepped out of her house for almost two decades, proved to be trigger for debutant director Sunaina Bhatnagar to create this film. Bhatnagar, who has also penned the …

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'Death In The Gunj' Movie Review

‘Death In The Gunj’A; ThrillerDirector: Konkana SenSharmaCast: Vikrant Massey, Ranvir Shorey, Kalki Koechlin, Tillotama ShomeRating:  The last time I watched a Mukul Sharma story on screen was Ek Thi Daayan, four years ago. A novel attempt to revive original horror stories of India, the film had Konkona SenSharma effortlessly bring …

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'Wonder Woman' Movie Review

‘Wonder Woman’ poster ‘Wonder Woman’U/A; Action/Adventure/FantasyDirector: Patty JenkinsCast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny HustonRating:  The very first solo big screen outing for DC comics’ least-cinematically-exposed superhero, is an origin story, that establishes the mythic background and mission of its lead character. The film begins with a …

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'Baywatch' Movie Review

‘Baywatch’ poster ‘Baywatch’A; Action/ComedyDirector: Seth GordonCast: Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Kelly Rohrbach, Alexandra DaddarioRating:  This big screen adaptation, based on the hit TV series inspired by Michael Berk’s creations, is a dead bore and not even our desi-gone-to-Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra’s designer wickedness can bring it alive. There’s a …

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'Dobaara: See Your Evil' – Movie Review

‘Dobaara: See Your Evil’A; HorrorDirector: Prawaal RamanCast: Saqib Saleem, Huma QureshiRating:  Early on in Dobaara: See Your Evil, Saqib Saleem [Kabir Merchant] asks his sister Huma Qureshi [Natasha Merchant] ‘Why are we here?’ That’s a question you will ask yourself often while watching this horror, which is an official remake …

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'Hanuman Da Damdaar' Movie Review

‘Hanuman Da Damdaar’U/A; Mythology/AnimationDirector: Ruchi NarainCast: Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kunal Kemmu, Javed Akhtar, Chunky Pandey, Saurabh Shukla, Makrand Despande, Vinay Pathak, Sneha Khanwalkar, Hussain DalalRating:  “Hanuman Da Damdaar” is a modern retelling of Hanuman’s glory, which is far from Valmiki’s narration in the Ramayana, or for that matter, any …

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'Behen Hogi Teri' Movie Review

A still from ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ ‘Behen Hogi Teri’U/A; Comedy/RomanceDirector: Ajay PannalalCast: Rajkummar Rao, Shruti HaasanRating:  While chanting India’s National pledge in school, young boys would often mischievously chase the line, ‘all Indian are my brothers and sisters’, with, ‘except the one who would be my girlfriend’. Director Ajay Pannalal …

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