articles by Suprateek Chatterjee

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When Deepika met Catherine Deneuve at MFF, facepalm followed

When Deepika Padukone met French actress Catherine Deneuve, a powerhouse actress who's worked with some of the greatest filmmakers ever, the conversation that followed was deeply embarrassing.

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We’re the past, India is the future, says Peter Webber at Mumbai Film Festival

Webber's favourite Indian filmmakers are Satyajit Ray and Guru Dutt. He even has a poster of Kaagaz Ke Phool at home.

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Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami review: A promising storyline that ends up as Facepalm

Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami is a well-meaning socio-political satire that tries to walk the fine line between excess and intelligence. It nearly succeeds but unfortunately, somewhere near the end, the film stumbles and sinks into a familiar pit.

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Haider review: Shahid, Tabu mesmerise in Vishal Bhardwaj's best so far

In this ability to tell a new story from a familiar and old one lies Bhardwaj’s genius. Haider isn’t just the best film in his trilogy; it’s the finest film of his career.

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Crossing Bridges review: It's Swades set in a village in Arunachal Pradesh

Directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok, Crossing Bridges is about Tashi rediscovering his home and the way of life that he has kept at an arm's length.

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Mardaani review: Rani mistakes tough cop for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai college girl

There are several moments in this film where she, as tough-as-nails cop Shivani Shivaji Roy, sounds exactly like KKHH's Tina Malhotra.

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Junior, the star of Entertainment, talks about working with Akshay, Sonu Sood

Not many people in the industry get top billing in a cast that includes Akshay Kumar and an alarmingly low percentage of these are dogs. Junior, the Bangkok-based golden retriever and star of Farhad-Sajid’s Entertainment, gets the credit of being one of the few to have broken that glass ceiling.

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Amit Sahni ki List review: Vir Das stars in a boring, shallow rom-com

Amit Sahni Ki List, a fluffy rom-com directed by Ajay Bhuyan, is so eminently forgettable that I had to google the director’s name half an hour after seeing the credits roll.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes review: The film deserves an Oscar

Andy Serkis is God. That’s it. Those four words up there are pretty much all you need to hear in terms of a reason to go watch Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes in theatres.

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Bobby Jasoos review: Vidya Balan is good but the film has fatal flaws

Bobby Jasoos is a polished product that hides very basic flaws.

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Chef review: As feel good as comfort food, but forgettable

Jon Favreau may not be the first person you think of for a food film, but with this newest release Chef, the actor-director brings to the table a sweet but unsentimental dramedy that utilises food porn the way his past blockbusters have used CGI.

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Fugly review: Bad acting doesn't help the already atrocious film

Fugly proceeds to treat each of its ideas with utter disdain ruining scene after scene with bad acting, stilted dialogue delivery, and terrible background music

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Maleficent Review: An alternative take that is utterly boring

An alternative, origin-story take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is also a vastly inferior film – one that attempts to subvert and thrill but somehow ends up being even more boring for it.

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Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past has everything going for it

It must be said that, despite these what-could-have-been niggles, X-Men: Days Of Future Past is a perfectly competent comic book movie that delivers the goods and admirably so.

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Movie review: The Xposé is campy yet surprisingly watchable film

Simply put – and I’m sorry to disappoint everyone who thought this would be the next Jaani Dushman – The Xposé is surprisingly watchable, even in a non-ironic manner.

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Manjunath review: An extremely sincere film that is a must watch

There are occasional false notes struck by some awkward writing or a directorial flourish and Director Sandeep A Varma opts for a docu-drama style peppered with some storytelling devices that are not easy to digest.

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Kya Dilli Kya Lahore review: An unpolished gem, definitely worth a watch

This is a perfectly respectable and always-relevant film that coasts along with ease.

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Kaanchi review: It's time for Subhash Ghai to retire

It may be time for Ghai to hang up his boots before he destroys what remains of his legacy any further, and let his students take over. Surely they can’t do a worse job than this?

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2 States Review: 4 things that the filmmakers have no clue about

What could've been a truly engaging and witty look at a clash of sensibilities turns out to be a typically superficial Bollywood ‘entertainer’.