India Insight

Movie Review: Phobia

May 27, 2016

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Movie Review: Waiting

May 26, 2016

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In a particularly effective scene, the two main characters of Anu Menon‘s film “Waiting” have a heated argument in a hospital parking lot about their respective spouses. Can you take a decision about someone else’s life? How do you decide if they want to live like a vegetable or would prefer to die instead? “Stop trying to kill your husband,” Shiv (Naseeruddin Shah) tells Tara (Kalki Koechlin).

Movie Review: Baaghi

April 29, 2016

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Sabbir Khan’s third film could have been easily called the Tiger Shroff showreel. Every second scene of “Baaghi” is a chance for Shroff to show off his rippling muscles and an incredibly flexible body that he manages to contort into all sorts of positions while fighting the bad guys.

Movie Review: Fan

April 15, 2016

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The Indian movie fan is a strange species. He will stand outside his favourite actor’s house for hours just to catch a glimpse. Others may bathe a life-size statue in milk. And some passionate folks give up every vestige of their lives to be known only as fans.

Movie Review: Rocky Handsome

March 24, 2016
Handout Photo from the film "Rocky Handsome"

Handout Photo from the film “Rocky Handsome”

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Movie Review: Kapoor and Sons

March 18, 2016

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Shakun Batra‘s “Kapoor and Sons” is a beautifully shot, perfectly airbrushed family drama set in the hill station of Coonoor in southern India. The word ‘dysfunctional’ has made its way to the publicity material for the film, but film-maker Batra’s version of dysfunctional is superficial at best, almost as if he is afraid of getting his hands too dirty and sullying the near perfect visage of his film.

Movie Review: Jai Gangaajal

March 4, 2016
Handout photo of actor Priyanka Chopra in "Jai Gangaajal"

Handout photo of actor Priyanka Chopra in “Jai Gangaajal”

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Movie Review: Zubaan

March 4, 2016
Handout photo of “Zubaan"

Handout photo of “Zubaan”

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Movie Review – Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive

February 26, 2016
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Handout photo of “Tere Bin Laden: Dead Or Alive”

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Movie Review: Aligarh

February 26, 2016

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Photo taken from the official Facebook page of “Aligarh”.

Aligarh” is a movie that might require some amount of patience. The two-hour runtime is not long by Bollywood standards, but there is a meditative quality to it that seems to stretch time. Long silences and a lack of background music characterise most of the scenes, and the understated acting only enhances the minimal nature of the film.