articles by Gayatri Gauri

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Unfreedom movie review: This Netflix film starring Adil Hussain is a vicious assault on all senses

Unfreedom is ‘un’feeling in its relentless pursuit of shocking images. It is ‘un’faithful to storytelling. It is ‘un’palatable in its perversity.

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Official CEOgiri season 2 review: Sumeet Vyas shines in an otherwise unrealistic, borderline soap saga

There is no semblance of realistic office politics in the provocative Arre web series Official CEOgiri.

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Family Time with Kapil Sharma has nothing new to offer, with predictable jibes, film promotions and a weary host

Family Time with Kapil Sharma has the worst of ‘family’ (his extended family in Kiku Sharda and Chandan Parashar) and Kapil Sharma put together.

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Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain: Mona Singh, Ronit Roy are miscast in this ALTBalaji extramarital love story

Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain begins on a very rushed note of establishing Rohit and Ananya’s love and the natural conflict of his own family coming in the way.

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The Remix review: Amazon Prime’s new reality show is a good mix of surprise and fun despite some bad singing

Amazon Prime Original’s latest music reality show, The Remix, is a good mix of surprise and fun, despite some really bad singing — so bad that it will make you appreciate even Salman Khan’s besura “main hu hero tera”. Yet, this show simply rocks and how.

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Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat Season 2: This Ram Kapoor-Sakshi Tanwar series is more juvenile than a teenybopper story

Karr Le Tu Bhi Mahabbat 2 ends up being what Dilwale was to Kajol and Shahrukh: a famous on-screen chemistry without an interesting story or characters.

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Haq Se review: Stunning visuals, slick direction make for a satisfying watch of this ALTBalaji series

After a disappointing Bose: Dead/Alive and more watchable The Test Case, ALTBalaji finally delivers a better watch in its charming web series Haq Se.

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The Test Case Review: Nimrat Kaur's sublime showing, writers' grasp of material make for an Indian army soap opera

Nimrat Kaur-starrer The Test Case attempts to reflect the change and the feminism wave but gets trapped in daily soap-like clichés, despite her sublime act

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Bridget Jones's Diary writer Helen Fielding on why her awkward heroine is still a pop culture icon

Three bestselling books and three hit films (starring Renée Zellweger) later, it's tempting to think that Bridget Jones and her creator Helen Fielding are one and the same person. But as is apparent within minutes of meeting Fielding, they're clearly not | #FirstCulture

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Breathe review: While Madhavan is wasted in this poorly written show, Amit Sadh makes it worth a watch

Let down entirely by its amateurish writing and direction, Breathe is just about watchable, thanks to Amit Sadh.

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Ragini MMS Returns review: This AltBalaji web series is 50 shades of unintentional comedy

The erotica mercury shoots up like never before on Indian screen. Ragini MMS Returns season 1 is the new and hilarious 50 Shades of Indian Grey.

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Rise review: Even Vikrant Massey can't save this adventure-less road trip series

Rise, Vikrant Massey's four- part web series made by Ultra Shorts Films, keeps repeating cheesy dialogues to drill into us a moral science message of rising and falling.

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TED Talks India: Nayi Soch — Not just Shah Rukh Khan, a host of speakers inspire with their innovations

TED Talks India Nayi Soch is probably the best show to have premiered on Indian television in recent times.

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Bose: Dead/Alive review - Beyond Rajkummar Rao's performance, racy plot, production design stand out

Alt Balaji’s 9-part web series Bose: Dead or Alive addresses Indian history’s biggest controversy, the mystery behind the death of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

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Irrfan Khan's Yogi in Qarib Qarib Singlle is quite the unsuitable boy; or is he?

Qarib Qarib Singlle's Yogi (Irrfan Khan) is one of the best characters to be written in Indian romance films in recent times

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Ragini MMS Returns: ALTBalaji's horror web series is steamy, sure; scary? Not so much

As Alfred Hitchcock once said, “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.” Ragini MMS Returns, ALTBalaji's latest offering, proves the truth of it

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TVF's Inmates is a hilariously desi version of FRIENDS — a review of Episode one

Airtel could easily sponsor the nutcase friends in TVF's Inmates — “kyonki har ek friend zaroori hota hai..”

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Lip Sing Battle: Desi version of America's celebrity singing face-off show has nothing new to offer

Lip Sing Battle: What’s new about watching film stars lip sync and dance on TV, when you could watch them do just that in movies and umpteen award shows?

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Daddy: Arjun Rampal gives his heart, body and nose to the film, but is let down by Ashim Ahluwalia

Arjun Rampal in Daddy, is like Aishwarya Rai in Sarbjit. Both are fighting their immense good looks and their image, with heartfelt sincerity.