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8 Vintage Hindi Movies from the 70s on Amazon Prime & Netflix

Wondering what to watch while in isolation? Find these hidden Hindi cinema gems from the 70s, all of them quality stamped by top industry names. Kaala Patthar (1979) Prime Before Yash Chopra went rogue with romance in the 80s, with the exception of Mashaal (1984), he belted out all-round, thoughtful dramas with a social tinge… Continue reading 8 Vintage Hindi Movies from the 70s on Amazon Prime & Netflix

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Love Aaj Kal: The Uncomfortable Romance

Love Aaj Kal dives straight into the ambiguous, uncomfortable and unspoken parts of love. You will either jump in and love it, or straight up hate it. As a fan, I can safely declare Imtiaz Ali is back in the zany space. The movie stays true to its premise of tackling uncomfortable parts of love until it reaches its pointy… Continue reading Love Aaj Kal: The Uncomfortable Romance

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Panga: Kangana and Ashwiny deliver a dreamy winner

Kangana Ranaut is a product of the system she was brought up in – a patriarchal society that forced her to fight for her own corner of freedom, at every step. Shunned by her family early as a teenager for her choice to be independent, her battles extended to the blinkered film industry, controlled mostly by… Continue reading Panga: Kangana and Ashwiny deliver a dreamy winner

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Tanhaji: Authentic but falls short on history

Fell asleep while watching Tanhaji (Tanaji) last night. To be fair, I was also super tired from consecutive late nights. From parts that I did watch, it is a decent attempt at a historical drama and an engaging story line for what it tried to convey. It was fairly light on the depth of content… Continue reading Tanhaji: Authentic but falls short on history

Movies · Perspective

The 10 Great Movies of 2019

It was a year for the creative and the restless in Hindi cinema as filmmakers told inspirational stories which balanced reality and fantasy in equal measure. Innovation won and we had some brilliant winners in the process.  Here are my top 10 picks for 2019. 1. Soni This Netflix movie quietly and softly won hearts. Ivan… Continue reading The 10 Great Movies of 2019

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The 10 Great Movies of 2018

Women shone in Hindi cinema, the Khans sobered down, solid scripts made their mark, and character actors rocked big along with stunning lead performances in 2018. Returning to mainstream with a solid presence, women made ample use of significant screen time devoted to them. Six movies with female-driven plots made it to top ten performers… Continue reading The 10 Great Movies of 2018

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Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing

Dhadak lacks the unbridled consonance and passion of Sairat, on which it is based, but the lead pair and a compelling second half make it worth a visit. Janhvi Kapoor's star presence is unmistakable as Parthavi Singh. She is talented, dewy, and has inherited Sridevi's grace and easy charm. Ishaan Khatter's Madhukar Bagla is au naturel,… Continue reading Dhadak: Ishaan and Jhanvi shine, but the beat is missing