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To be or Not to be : is the John Abraham Question

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Deadpool : the ‘IN’ movie

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Raazi: beyond Caricatures of War

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parmanu poster cover

In this age where being ‘intellectual’ is demonized you are not surprised when it is said that, ‘this film did not do well, because it was too intellectual’. In a nutshell, that is what happened to ‘Madras Cafe’. In reaction to that, John Abraham in his next venture seems to have reached the other end …

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Deadpool review idiagress

Deadpool is full of so many takedowns that at times it was tiring to keep track of all of them. At least a dozen instances during the movie, based on the structure of the scene and the emphasis on the dialog, I got a feeling that this was more than just a joke, and it …

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Raazi Hindi Movie Poster

Initial impressions of Raazi revolve around patriotism veering on the side of jingoism, however what unfolds on the screen is a deeply personal story, of the toll a conflict takes on individuals, questioning the boundaries of faith, love, loyalty, respect and above all duty. The most poignant dialog of the movie is at the end, …

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Avengers Infinity War

I am not sure if the movie has silenced the critics, however it sure did silence the audience at the theater! There was complete silence in the theater as the movie ended (more silence than the quiet place) as everyone was in shock as Thanos terminated half of the MCU by snap of his fingers. …

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billions series review

Sometimes the goose that lays the golden egg must die, especially when the goose in question is a TV series. Popularity (profitability) comes in the way of creative satisfaction, wherein the TV series meanders, shelling out screen time after it has a hooked viewership, and just because we like the characters and the setting, we …

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Unconsequential  is a spelling mistake, but really who cares, especially if we are going to talk about the movies that we are going to! First is Rampage, and the first enlightened thought while watching the movie was the realization that Dwyane Johnson (the Rock) is nothing but Mithun with better CGI (Computer Graphics). At conceptual …

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october hindi movie

October is essentially ‘a film’. It is not a story, it cannot be a novel, it can only be a film. Visuals are the soul of the film, no powerful dialog, none of the excessively dramatic performances we are accustomed to in a hindi film, here the film conveys everything in a subtle sublime manner. …

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Ready Player one movie

The basic theme of Ready Player One has potential. We have all read newspaper reports about couples immersed in games like Age of Empires, Fortnite etc.forgetting to attend their own babies. (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/mar/05/korean-girl-starved-online-game)However, we have treated such deep level involvement in games as aberrations. RP1 turns this on its head and imagines a society where everyone …

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annihilation movie poster

‘Dystopia of Abundance’ is what I felt after watching the imagery in the movie ‘Annihilation’ . Dystopia is the favorite theme of most sci-fi movies, however the dystopia is mostly barren, deserted, a jungle of concrete, broken landscape, full of death and misery. In short it is the full cocktail of depressive imagery. Annihilation breaks …

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Ship of Theseus Anand Gandhi

Ship of Theseus is the one film and the only film where I was part of an audience which gave a standing ovation after the movie ended. It seemed ridiculous at the time, but I guess it very moving for many people. The slow and subtle film however was surprisingly enduring, and a couple of …

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