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Oct 14, 2011
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Mod: An intricate tale of love

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Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Mod” is simple, yet intricate and extremely powerful cinema that combines his directorial skills with an interesting cast and a story that stays with you long after it is over.

Andy, who introduces himself as a classmate from school, begins visiting Aaranya on the pretext of repairing his watch. Soon they begin spending more time with each other and Aaranya even introduces him as her boyfriend to her aunt.

Sep 30, 2011
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Not so safe on Delhi streets

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As a thriving metropolis, New Delhi is taking steps towards becoming a world-class city but the safety of its residents remains a concern — especially if you are a woman.

A Thomson Reuters survey ranks India as the fourth most unsafe place for women in the world. And its capital is no safe haven for its female residents.

Sep 23, 2011
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Speedy Singhs: Flat aftertaste

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Robert Lieberman’s “Speedy Singhs” is a feel-good movie that surprises you with an actual story and one that doesn’t leave the same bitter aftertaste as recent mindless comedies.

The story revolves around an Alladin-faced Rajveer Singh (Vinay Virmani) and the Sikh community he belongs to in Canada. He dreams of playing ice hockey professionally instead of working in the family truck business his father (Anupam Kher) wants him to join.

Aug 11, 2011
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Aarakshan: A balanced take on reservation

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Aarakshan” gives a hurried yet comprehensive walkthrough of the educational system and sub-systems that currently exist in India.

It takes the issue of educational quotas as the basic plot and makes an attempt to comment on the premise of education as a means of politics, as an industry or as a higher end in itself.

Jul 29, 2011
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Khap: Good intention but fails to register

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There is much to be said about “Khap”. Let’s get to the story first. The movie is about a village which adheres to the khap panchayat system under which two people from the same khap or clan cannot marry each other.

Whoever goes against the khap rule is killed to keep the gene pool from being spoilt and to keep the honour of the clan and tradition intact. The audience knows them as honour killings.

Jul 8, 2011
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Chillar Party: An entertaining band of kids

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“Chillar Party” is a fresh attempt at a children’s film, one that entertains thoroughly without getting preachy. That is often where most filmmakers go wrong.

The film is about a bunch of kids who are quite a gang in their own right, and move around like they own the housing society they live in. Each of them is unique in their own way and has a certain quality, rather a trait, earning them their nicknames.

Apr 2, 2011
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F.A.L.T.U: Youthful but doesn’t deliver

The movie is about four friends, three of whom barely manage to pass in school and are not admitted into any college.

To fudge it to their parents, they create a fake university — Fakirchand and Lakirchand Trust University — and hence the title acronym – F.A.L.T.U

Dec 6, 2010
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Phas Gaye Re Obama: The kidnapping saga

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“Phas Gaye Re Obama” does not indulge in slapstick comedy, neither does it follow a formula. The beauty of this film is its storyline which is brought out impeccably as the plot unfolds.

During the film, there are several moments where it seems easy to guess what happens next, but admirably enough the film steers clear of stereotypes and heightens the mood, keeping the audience curious about its climax.