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Aatma: No soul in this horror flick

March 22, 2013

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The real test of a good horror movie, at least in my book, is when you can’t stop thinking about it and feel a shiver down your spine at night. All the great horror movies do that to you.

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Raaz 3: Horror gone bad

September 7, 2012

An ageing actress, her almost obsessive desire to stay at the top and destroy her rivals -- all of this sounds like fodder for a good drama, and it is a theme that has been explored several times. Trust Vikram Bhatt to add ghosts, flying cockroaches and strange graveyard rituals to that concoction to give you the horror that is "Raaz 3".

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Jodi Breakers: The ‘Headachers’

February 24, 2012

'Tis the season for romance -- at least in Bollywood. After "Ek Main aur Ekk Tu" and "Ekk Deewana Tha" this month, comes Ashwini Chaudhary's "Jodi Breakers", another film that attempts to bring together romance and comedy and hopes to leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your tummy. And fails spectacularly, I might add.

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Players: Good action, bad acting

January 6, 2012

You cannot help but compare the last film of 2011 with the first film of 2012. Both have a lot in common -- "Don 2" and "Players" are both heist films, both borrow heavily from Hollywood movies and have their share of over-the-top cheesy moments. There is just one thing that sets “Players” apart -- there's a lot more action in this one.

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Dhoni gets hitched; celebrities tweet best wishes

July 5, 2010

As one of India's most eligible bachelors tied the knot late on Sunday night, you could almost hear the sound of a million hearts breaking.

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A date with Bipasha Basu awaits Vijender if he wins gold

August 21, 2008

Vijender KumarThere are a lot of perks to winning an Olympic medal in India (just ask Abhinav Bindra). State governments offer you lakhs, sometimes even crores of rupees, you get a lifetime railway pass, visit the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi, and even get patted on the cheek by President Pratibha Patil (hey, that's a perk).

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Bachna Ae Haseeno: Ranbir comes out shining

August 15, 2008

Dreamy locales, designer threads, wedding sequences, racy numbers and a happy ending -- Yash Raj Films finally got the formula right."Bachna Ae Haseeno" has all this and more. It's a formula film no doubt, but it has its heart in the right place.