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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

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Soorma: For the win

Diljit Dosanjh, who won acclaim for second lead roles, gets to play his first title role as international hockey player Sandeep Singh in Soorma. The best thing about the actor is the softness about him, along with an earnest wicked, which has quite the disarming effect on women. Diljit adds quiet strength, finesse, and power to…… Continue reading Soorma: For the win

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Sanju: Flawed and zany, but not a terrorist

I love Sanjay Dutt. The cool Indian rockstar superstar with heart. An impossibly flawed hero who has failed many times, and mustered up the strength to pick himself up, face and address his demons. No doubt the actor has been wed to trouble all his life. Yet he also showed up, every single time, bigger…… Continue reading Sanju: Flawed and zany, but not a terrorist

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Veere Di Wedding: Of filter-free, fun and fabulous Veeres

Veere Di Wedding was worth every micro second of the long wait if we go by famous words uttered by the ever-articulate Swara Bhasker: “It’s taken 105 years for mainstream Bollywood to make a film about four girlfriends and none of them are falling in love with the same guy.” Truth. We haven’t had a high-spirited…… Continue reading Veere Di Wedding: Of filter-free, fun and fabulous Veeres

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Noor

There is something very endearing about Noor. Though I did wish it delved deeper into the serious issue of organ trafficking and not just skirted around it. That said, director Sunhil Sippy, who co-wrote and directed the black comedy Snip! back in 2000, does craft this coming-of-age story with heart. As a romantic comedy, it works up a charm! Sippy’s direction is refreshingly…… Continue reading Noor

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