from India Insight:

Movie Review: Raman Raghav 2.0

June 24, 2016

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In Anurag Kashyap’s “Raman Raghav 2.0”, a serial killer bludgeons three people to death. In the next scene, he saunters out with a smirk on his face and walks with an unmistakable swagger. The scene is shot in slow motion, and a punchy, upbeat song plays in the background.

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Movie Review: Te3n

June 10, 2016

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Ribhu Dasgupta's "Te3n" has an unmistakable "Kahaani" feel to it.

Handout still from "Te3n"

Handout still from "Te3n"

It certainly has a lot of elements in common with Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 suspense thriller set in Kolkata. Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are in prominent roles, and Dasgupta uses a lot of the same motifs -- crumbling houses, suspicious old men and the lonely bylanes of the old city. No surprise then that Ghosh is one of the producers of the film.

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Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Raman Raghav 2.0′ premieres at Cannes

May 16, 2016

A Bollywood film based on a real-life serial killer who preyed on victims living on the streets of Mumbai premiered at a sidebar event of the Cannes film festival on Monday.

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Movie Review: Manjhi – The Mountain Man

August 21, 2015

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Movie Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

July 17, 2015

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Movie Review: Badlapur

February 20, 2015

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On the surface, Sriram Raghavan’s “Badlapur” is a visceral revenge drama, tracing one man’s unraveling as he pursues a vendetta against the people who ruined his life. Probe deeper, and you will find that Raghavan questions the genre and turns it on its head, and asks uncomfortable questions.

from India Masala:

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.

from India Masala:

Gangs of Wasseypur 2: The perfect ending

August 8, 2012

After I finished watching the second and final part of Anurag Kashyap's revenge saga "Gangs of Wasseypur", I got into a cab and headed home. Except that, when I got in, I imagined the driver pulling out a machine gun and aiming at me.