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Tamasha is Profound

Self actualization has been a favorite theme for film makers, for there is no stronger story than humans finding meaning to their existence. The realization is always subjective, for its based on ind...
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Shoojit Sircar’s Piku – Review

Piku – ‘Feel good’ in a different package   Bollywood’s “feel good” romances of the 1990s, a genre re-inaugurated by Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and reinforced by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge, ha...
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Margarita with a Straw: Let there be light?

Shonali Bose’s Amu, which briefly graced the theatres in 2005, dramatised the journey of a woman orphaned during the Hindu-Sikh riots of 1984, one of the bloodiest pogroms in the history of South Asi...
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Badlapur – Review

Let the right one sin. Right, of course, depends entirely on where we’re standing. Is this character in the right, or is he merely stage-right? Or should we be standing here instead, where we can see...
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Rituparno Ghosh’s Sunglass – Review

Sunglass: Rituparno’s magic lenses and what wasn’t so magical after all. Shot in 2005, Sunglass (Taak Jhaank in Hindi) never saw a theatrical release during Rituparno Ghosh’s lifetime, and the grapev...
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The Lunchbox by Ritesh Batra – Review

One of my favourite parts in The Lunchbox is when a character buys himself a painting. No, sorry, scratch that; it is when a character narrates how and why he bought a painting. It is a street-side p...
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Chennai Express – Review

Kings, they are a-changin. Six years ago, Deepika Padukone made a celebrated debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in a rollicking entertainer that marvellously spoofed his stardom. At the time, her acting i...