articles by Tatsam Mukherjee

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Jogi: Ali Abbas Zafar’s Vivek Agnihotri-fication is complete

In a film like Jogi – the victim remains the victim, the perpetrator remains the perpetrator.

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Why Liger is the perfect cautionary tale for greedy Bollywood producers

Liger is such a blatant attack on good taste and ‘progressive’ values that one might even be forgiven for thinking of the film as a social media troll.

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Birth movie review: Shreya Dhanwanthary, Lillette Dubey’s short doesn’t quite deliver

The premise of Shyam Sunder’s Birth is an interesting one – and it surely has a few merits of its own. However, the end product doesn’t quite match up to its initial promise, and that’s a tragedy.

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Nope movie review: This is Jordan Peele’s most assured, esoteric & bonkers film yet

Nope is the latest proof that in a Jordan Peele film, the joke is always on us, even when there’s no joke in sight.

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Bullet Train review: Brad Pitt’s action-thriller is gassy, derivative & overstylised

Brad Pitt's Bullet Train tries to be a light-footed entertainer about the world’s deadliest assassins being on board a train between Tokyo and Kyoto, with conflicting missions, resulting in a screwball comedy with spectacular action sequences.

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The Gray Man review: Ryan Gosling’s Netflix film drowns in its excesses

While a 'twist' is never the answer, one of the serious drawbacks of The Gray Man – is how little of it you don’t see coming from a mile away.

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Hit: The First Case review: Rajkummar Rao’s film hints at Bollywood's creative bankruptcy

Hit: The First Case sees competent actors like Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra get sucked in by the T-Series formula, and spit out arguably their career’s worst performance.

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Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga movie review: Pankaj Tripathi satire is mostly toothless

Director Srijit Mukherji takes Sherdil's promising premise and suspends it mid-air like it is a wildlife documentary.

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Jugjugg Jeeyo isn’t for human beings, it’s made to appease cash registers

In Raj Mehta’s Jugjugg Jeeyo, under the ‘progressive’ cloak lies a male ego that needs to be massaged every second scene.

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Chris Hemsworth's Spiderhead never crawls out of its own predictability

Joseph Kosinski’s film conceals its cards, to appear ‘cerebral’. As the latter hour reveals, it’s not as smart as it thinks it is. In fact, it is not smart at all.

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Samrat Prithviraj movie review: Akshay Kumar’s film puts all its might behind a Hindu rashtra

Samrat Prithviraj unfolds like a straightforward sequence of Wikipedia entries: early childhood, first battle, marriage, second battle, death, legacy.

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Jungle Cry movie review: Abhay Deol’s sincere sports film is still an aimless Jhund

The real-life story behind Jungle Cry is ripe for a film adaptation, but despite the best intentions of Abhay Deol’s film, it turns the fable almost ineffectual.

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Top Gun: Maverick movie review — Supersonic sequel expands the myth of Tom Cruise 

Top Gun: Maverick is a rare sequel that is arguably better than the original, especially how it sneaks in the fan service without drawing any attention.

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 movie review: Kartik Aaryan, Tabu film wears its flimsiness on its sleeve

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 feels like a step back especially four years after Stree, a film that used the same mould of horror-comedy to deliver a pointed commentary

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Moon Knight review: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke Disney+ show is too ‘processed’ for its own good

Moon Knight keeps seesawing trying to trip its audience with gotcha twists, and yet as the show goes on the more convoluted it becomes.

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Heropanti 2 movie review: Tiger Shroff, Ahmed Khan's new film makes Baaghi 2 look like a modern classic

The problem with Heropanti 2 is not that it belongs to the genre called Tiger Shroff; the problem is that it is more scattered, illogical, and lazy than Shroff’s earlier films.

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Gaslit review: Julia Roberts' show offers dignity to the pawns of Watergate

Gaslit’s ensemble cast is the stuff of dreams, delivering multiple narrative arcs in this slow-burn political thriller

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All The Old Knives movie review: Chris Pine’s spy thriller refreshingly looks within

All The Old Knives commits to its old-school sentimentality of a '90s movie, serving a delicious, slow-cooked thriller

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Sharmaji Namkeen: Why Rishi Kapoor's final film is more a compromise than a lasting tribute

Would any self-respecting actor (especially as passionate as Rishi Kapoor) have agreed to this hodge-podge that is equal parts of a ‘tribute’ and a barely salvaged film relying heavily on the generosity of its audience?

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Attack movie review: John Abraham’s latest is yet another example of his convenient patriotism

Whatever might be the measures taken by an earlier John Abraham film, there seems to be a renewed bloodlust in Attack, that’s actively trying to court the ‘masses’ of Uri and The Kashmir Files