Shreya Paul
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Avrodh: The Siege Within review — SonyLIV series presents a riveting portrayal of 2016 Uri attack sans hyper-nationalism

Based on Rahul Singh and Shiv Aroor’s book, Avrodh: The Siege Within carefully charts the militant activities in the contentious region of Jammu and Kashmir

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Stateless review: Cate Blanchett's Netflix series sheds light on the unfair treatment of immigrants in Australia

Stateless is a worthy effort to underline the unfair means taken up by the Australian government to treat its immigrants

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In Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul, echoes from stories surrounding Rabindranath Tagore's family home Jorasanko

Aruna Chakravarti's Jorasanko gives fascinating insight into the lives of the Tagore women, from which many aspects take centre-stage in Anvita Dutt's Bulbbul.

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The Baby-Sitters Club review: Netflix adaptation perfectly blends feel-good nostalgia with prevalent social issues

The Baby-Sitters Club holds its own and grants each character the necessary space to grow, while simultaneously tugging at moments of pure joy

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Revisiting Dustin Hoffman's The Graduate: A powerful satire that debunks stereotypes of romance and youth

As part of a special column Rewind to Unwind, I take up Dustin Hoffman's The Graduate to assess its relevance in modern times

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Rasbhari review: Swara Bhasker's Amazon Prime Video series fails to deliver on its noble intentions

A bold, praiseworthy initiative on paper, Rasbhari takes a miserable fall in its implementation

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Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga movie review — Bland narrative in guise of a sharp satire

Eurovision Song Contest is not an out-and-out parody of the musical extravaganza, but neither is it an intelligent musical satire.

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Chaman Bahaar movie review: Jitendra Kumar's new heartland tale falls short of creating any lasting impression

Despite the strong subject and rustic charm of it, Chaman Bahaar fails to bring home any valid point.

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How 13 Reasons Why stands firm in its motto of 'love over hate,' despite grave personal loss, mental trauma

The 13 Reasons Why season finale says very less in terms of plot progression, but speaks volumes on mental health

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Douglas review: Hannah Gadsby's Nanette follow-up poses acrid social commentary without compromising on the laughs

Not a one to mince her words, Hannah Gadsby even provides a conclusive insight into what Douglas stands for — an unabashed portrayal of her inner weathering

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The Most Interesting Person in the Room review: Kenny Sebastian's Netflix special celebrates all things comfortably average

Kenny Sebastian chooses to plant his gaze on oddities that most would miss out on, amidst the humdrum of everyday negativities in his Netflix special

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Taika Waititi confirmed to direct new Star Wars film: Looking at Hollywood's comedy disruptors who chose to reinvent their roots

Taika Waititi’s comedic presentation in Thor: Ragnarok was layered with elegant commentary on themes of colonisation and race

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Decoding Irrfan Khan's most iconic looks and how they contributed to his characters, from The Lunchbox to Maqbool

Irrfan Khan breathed life into a plethora of humans that required a deft hand at the craft, both with regard to his acting chops as well as his sartorial choices

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Yours sincerely, Kanan Gill review: Netflix’s comedy special weaves a poignant narrative about personal growth

All of Kanan Gill's introspective moments come with brilliant jokes having high call-back value in Netflix's Yours sincerely, Kanan Gill

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Netflix series Kim's Convenience celebrates mush and family love at a time when we need it the most

Kim’s Convenience emphasises the importance of family and having your loved ones to fall back on despite differences between them

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Coronavirus Outbreak: Hrithik collaborates with NGO to facilitate 1.2 lakh meals for daily wage earners, senior citizens

The foundation, Akshaya Patra, shared the news on Twitter, thanking Hrithik Roshan for extending support for the coronavirus relief efforts

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Ladies Up review: Netflix's all-women comedy offering falls short of being a poignant commentary on womanhood

Ladies Up had the right intentions, but the comediennes, unfortunately, failed to live up to the title

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Sumukhi Suresh on Pushpavalli season 2, comparisons to Fleabag and subverting Indian female narratives

Sumukhi Suresh opens up about Pushpavalli season 2 and what it took her team to create the web gem

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Revisiting Utsab on its 20th anniversary: Why Rituparno Ghosh's film is so important for Bengali cinema

Only Rituparno Ghosh's sixth film in a rather small repertoire, Utsab was a true mouthpiece of Bengal grappling with modern times

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Relatively Relatable review: Naveen Richard's Amazon Prime special is a sweet reminder of simpler days of innocence, empathy

Through Relatively Relatable, Naveen Richard charts a nostalgic journey, mostly because he draws magical gems from his collection which all 90s kids would immediately resonate with