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Pad Man: Bleeding Glory

F*** you Jauhar, Pad Man is here. There is something quite endearing about a man holding a sanitary napkin in his hand and bringing it to his woman in the nick of time. Women, please add this to your list of qualities for the perfect man's CV: must source sanitary pad without qualms. When that… Continue reading Pad Man: Bleeding Glory

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Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

This bride won't budge. She'd rather not do it, thank you very much. Defecating in the bushes before the crack of dawn is not her thing. And so it takes a village, some revolution and the whole nation to build the woman a toilet. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha succeeds on so many levels it is… Continue reading Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

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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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Raees

First up, a few mandatory warnings. Ignore any resemblance Raees has to the real life tale of a certain bootlegger-gangster from Gujarat of 90s who shall remain unnamed for perfectly legal reasons. Or the fact that the movie is heavily influenced by classic crime dramas like Goodfellas, The Godfather, Scarface, Heat or ones closer home such as Zanjeer, Deewar, Company, Satya and Gangs Of… Continue reading Raees