Tag Archives: Drama

Jalpari: The Desert Mermaid

Review :- Even Alice wouldn’t be able to brave this wonderland. Of deep mysteries, shattering myths, daayans, horrifying beliefs, dusty roads, parched lands and dried ponds. But our desi Alice, Shreya (Lehar Khan) is all set to encounter her fairy-tale dream, albeit in India’s hinterlands. Shreya, with her kid-bro Sam (Krishang Trivedi), land in their father, Dev’s ( Pravin Dabas) ...

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Delhi In A Day

Review :- Delhi in a Day (DIAD) captures two Indias – its rich, glossy, affable self and its grotty, sweaty, desperate self, the first represented by the wealthy Bhatias, Mukund (Kharbanda), Kalpana (Dubey) and their spoilt brats, the second by the Bhatias’ domestic army, maid Rohini (Patil), cook Udai (Singh), caretaker Raghu and others. Young British traveler Jasper (Williams) lands ...

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Aalaap

Review :- Right up, Aalaap is unabashedly a movie by debutantes – its director, cast and crew are largely first-timers. This has pluses and minuses. At its heart, Aalaap is a tense drama, portraying young college students caught in a violent political face-off. But like a guitar left out in humid air, its strings sag – and snap – at ...

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Gangs of Wasseypur

Review :- This one’s a gang bang. Sorry, make that a gang bang-bang; because that’s how this story explodes – with bullets, blasts and bust-ups. Throw in gallons of blood, body-counts and ‘boom-boom’, true Bihari ishtyle. It doesn’t need coal to fuel this revenge drama. It fires on Anurag Kashyap’s penchant for the dark, dubious, deadly and daring. Starting in ...

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Chakradhaar

Review :- Is it really that difficult to set things right in an otherwise corrupt system? Moreover, is it really necessary to go in for an image makeover to get things moving your way? Well, if Chakradhaar is anything to go by, it is. No wonder the once politically correct Shravan ( Abhishek Anand) changes to the don’t-mess-with-me Pandit in ...

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MLA-An Inside Intruder

Review :- A few minutes into the movie and you realise there is ample scope to generate a something (burning issues of utmost importance) out of nothing (a cast and movie pretty unheard of). There’s a lecture on farmer suicides and employment scope. There is also an uprising — of the locals against corrupt politicos and policemen – where change ...

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Diary of a Butterfly

Review :- Diary of a Butterfly overflows with hygiene-conscious girls: they are generally showering themselves interminably, having a bubble bath with their lovers or just chilling out in bikinis in the swimming pool. And there are these long lovemaking scenes spiced up with erotic background music. The one between Goswami and her just-arrived-from-Jaipur lover goes on interminably as the camera ...

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The Iron Lady

Review :- The early 1980s were difficult times in Britain. Unemployment, recession, trade union strikes, IRA terrorism – those were hard times when Margaret Thatcher became the country’s first woman prime minister in 1979. By the time she quit in 1990, the Russians had fondly dubbed her The Iron Lady and Britain had changed irrevocably. Much of the drama and ...

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My Week with Marilyn

Review :- The shooting has been wrapped up and he is at the bar sipping beer. There’s a murmur of disbelief all round as she steps into the bar, walks up to him and says, “I just wanted to say goodbye before leaving. Don’t forget me.” He doesn’t know what to say and mumbles, “As if I could.” Nobody touched ...

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Married 2 America

Review :- In Jawaharlal Nehru’s India, dams were symbols of national development and prosperity. Now they have regressed into theatres of inter-state dispute. In director Dilip Shankar’s movie, the dam becomes the subject of a mystery: what led to the collapse of a barrage that left over 400 dead and 35 villages submerged. As they say, dam the river, damn ...

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