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‘Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai’ Movie Review: Intuitive ‘indie-cation’ of creative vindication

Review By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai”; Cast: Varun Thakur, Eden Shyodhi and Heerok Das; Co-directors: Tina Bose and Cyrus R. Khambata; Rating: *** It’s hard to define a film that has no clear beginning or end, only a clinching middle that is dark, treacherous, murky and very disturbing. In the mid-section of this disembodied film on ...

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Movie review: ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ Gives Relief from Routines

Cast: Ayushmann Khurana, Bhumi Pednekar, Sanjay Mishra; Director: Sharat Kataria; Rating: **** Review: Set in the early 90s, Prem Prakash Tiwari (Ayushmanm Khurana) from Haridwar, who runs a music library and spends most of his time in listening to Kumar Sanu is married to over-weight girl Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar) against his wishes. While the beginning may remind us of many such ...

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‘Badlapur’: Leaves much to be desired

By Subhash K. Jha  Film: “Badlapur”; Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Yami Gautam, Divya Dutta, Radhika Apte, Vinay Pathak; Director: Sriram Raghavan; Rating: ***1/2   “Badlapur” has a pain-lashed topography in the first overture that is exceptional — with every vein on Varun Dhawan’s temples ringing a bell but the second overture gets audacious tongue-in-cheek, subversive and sometimes downright ...

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‘Temper’ Movie Review: Jr NTR Saves Puri Jagannath, How?

By Haricharan Pudipeddi  Cast: Jr NTR, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Posani Krishna Murali, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ali, Saptagiri, Kovai Sarla and Rama Prabha; Director: Puri Jagannadh; Rating: *** Puri Jagannadh’s heroes are eccentric with shades of grey. They’re highly romantic and occasionally patriotic too. Puri likes to highlight the eccentricity in his heroes, say a Mahesh Babu in “Pokkiri” and “Businessman” ...

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Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ delivers descending joy

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Jupiter Ascending”; Cast: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth and Tuppence Middleton; Directors: Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski; Rating: *1/2 With directors Lana and Andy Wachowski helming this project, “Jupiter Ascending” is a perfect example of the phrase, “too many cooks spoil the broth”. This ridiculously convoluted sci-fi tale with a love ...

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‘Happy New Year’ Movie Review: Song, Dance and Drama Before Heist

Rating: **** Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Jackie Shroff, and Anupam Kher. Director: Farah Khan Storyline: A bunch of losers come together to steal diamonds and qualify for the world dance championship. Gripping, hilarious but lacks a strong theme. ‘Happy New Year’ is another heist-centric Hollywood-style film after series of Don ...

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Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) Movie Review: It’s a no-climax film

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) is a clean family entertainer, bereft of any masala or violence like any Mahesh or venkatesh’s earlier films. Otherwise, it is an out and out Mahesh Babu’s film with little credit to Venkatesh, who played straight-forward character mincing no words in the film. Samantha, who played opposite Mahesh Babu, remained an additional frame to the ...

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‘Heroine’ Film Review: Last-ditch effort by Kareena Kapoor?

Similar effort by Vidya Balan in “Dirty Picture” brought her back to the centre-stage but proved short-lived for Bollywood’s hall of fame. Close on tow was Kareena Kapoor but one wonders why the younger Kapoor clan girl has resorted to such gimmicks when her films were going well, if not repeatedly bringing box office fame like 2011. It points to ...

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