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Movie Review: Sanam Teri Kasam

February 5, 2016

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"Sanam Teri Kasam" is Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru's second Bollywood film as directors and is the cinematic equivalent of pulling off a Band-Aid very, very, very slowly. Excruciating and never-ending.

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Movie Review: Ghayal Once Again

February 5, 2016

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Twenty-six years after he first appeared on Indian movie screens as a revenge-seeking crazed man, Sunny Deol is back - more ghayal (injured) than ever.

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Movie Review: Saala Khadoos

January 29, 2016

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With the exception of Shimit Amin's "Chak De! India", which found the perfect balance of sports and drama, sports films in India such as "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and "Mary Kom" have often sacrificed sweat and grime for melodrama.

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Movie Review: Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3

January 22, 2016

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Movie Review: Airlift

January 22, 2016

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A still from "Airlift"

The sight of the tricolor unfurling before the victorious hero is one that has characterised many a Bollywood movie. And yet, very few manage to evoke genuine emotion even after resorting to lofty dialogue and (ear-shattering) patriotic background music.

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Movie Review: Chalk n Duster

January 15, 2016

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It would require some skill and powers of persuasion to get two of India’s best actresses on board and then go on to direct them in what is a singularly mediocre and amateurish film.

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Movie Review: Hate Story 3

December 4, 2015

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Movie Review: Angry Indian Goddesses

December 4, 2015

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Movie Review: Tamasha

November 27, 2015

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If there is one thing to be said for Imtiaz Ali's films, they are intensely personal statements. Whether you identify with his films or not mostly depends on whether your life experiences match those of his characters. If you've been slighted in love or had a long-distance relationship or missed a train, you are likely to show empathy. If not, he can be difficult to decipher - at least if his recent films are anything to go by.

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Movie Review: Shaandaar

October 22, 2015

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