articles by Anupam Kant Verma

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Pavsacha Nibandh review: Nagraj Manjule overturns romanticism of rains with a simple tale on social inequity

Pavsacha Nibandh packs bucketloads of rainy atmospherics and brims with ideas that are given ample time to settle gradually in the audience’s mind.

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Chintu ka Birthday movie review: A generous and life-affirming tale of an ordinary family in an extraordinary situation

Chintu ka Birthday is a small film about ordinary people trying to fulfill simple dreams in a big world overrun by greed.

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Binnu Ka Sapna review: Kanu Behl's wickedly intelligent short film is rooted in endless empathy for the ordinary

Binnu Ka Sapna goes above and beyond being a mere depiction of the violent underpinnings of families, societies, nations and civilisations at large.

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The Report movie review: Adam Driver in an engaging drama that scopes the failure of CIA post 9/11

The Report bats for the ordinary guy and his capacity to change the course of events simply by doing his job.

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The Good Liar movie review: Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren excel in a charming yet inconsistent con film

As long as The Good Liar is not milking the past, it gives enough time to Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren to enthrall us with their incredible talent.

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The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Two Popes — How Netflix is attracting traditional big-screen releases

Martin Scorsese's epic gangster drama The Irishman is a film which, had it not been for Netflix, might never have been made.

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Nirvana Inn movie review: Adil Hussain-starrer works best when exploring its protagonist’s tortured psyche

Nirvana Inn, Vijay Jayapal’s second feature film, is awash with symbols, fearlessly complex, mysterious, atmospheric and impeccably performed by its lead actors. It lodges the tale of a man’s increasingly harrowing reckoning with his past into the wide but pointed template offered by the horror genre.

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Eeb Allay Ooo! movie review: Prateek Vats’ feature length fiction debut is truly representative of Delhi

Eeb Allay Ooo! won the Golden Gateway award in the India Gold category at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival, where it premiered last year.

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In Iewduh, filmmaker Pradip Kurbah creates a filigreed portrait of the Shillong bazaar and its people

The visible effort from Pradip Kurbah’s cast and crew has made Iewduh an intimate film that is generously endowed with compassion.

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The Laundromat movie review: Steven Soderbergh film starring Meryl Streep is ridiculously undercooked and scattered

The Laundromat turns into an unwieldy parody of its own boisterous attempt at holding the system to account

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Salam: The First ****** Nobel Laureate review — A compelling portrait of an extraordinary physicist

Mohammad Abdus Salam was that rare being: a man of science whose thought was deeply rooted in his faith.

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Guru Maa portrays Annapurna Devi tenderly, as a devout musician who shared an enriching relationship with art

Shot in multiple cities, Guru Maa features interviews with fellow musicians and devout disciples, all of whom are in thrall Annapurna Devi's enormous talent and uniquely elusive personality

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How Joker explores the disappearance of a man and his inevitable reduction to a symbol of chaos

Joker, directed by Todd Phillips, is a feature-length exploration of the disappearance of a man and his inevitable reduction to a symbol.

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Marianne review: Netflix's French original horror series is engineered to scare the hell out of you

Bolstered by fine writing and inspired casting, Marianne is a show that does justice to traditional horror.

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Kings of Horror, a documentary on the Ramsay Brothers' films, shines a light on their kitschy craft

The Ramsay brothers created something unprecedented: a world of their own, governed by their rules; and a series of films that, when taken together, represent a collective deep breath of relief from the stultifying cinema that had become the norm.

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Suno review: Sumeet Vyas, Amrita Puri's short film is a nuanced take on domestic abuse

Suno acknowledges the complex emotional warp and weft of human relationships.

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From Primer to Sound of My Voice: Seven lesser-known time travel movies to herald the new season of Dark

The first season of Dark, the German television series, was an excellent example of a show that utilised the extended nature of the TV format to craft an entertaining and intelligent tale of time travel. On the eve of the second season, here is a list of relatively under-seen but supremely interesting time travel films from this century.

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José movie review: Li Cheng tells a simple story with heart and a generous amount of craft

Director Li Cheng's José is a quiet, peaceful, unobtrusive observation of its protagonist, which played at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, in the Narrative Features category.