articles by Tatsam Mukherjee

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Down underdogs review: This docu-series is an incurious retelling of Indian cricket team's extraordinary comeback

Down Underdogs barely goes beyond the news cycle of India-Australia Test series 2020-2021, and is a rushed vanity project about one of India’s greatest victories ever

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Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Naseeruddin Shah, Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan's Zee5 show is silly to a fault

Kaun Banegi Shikharwati never quite fulfils its promise of being a charming, lighthearted entertainer

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Dishonesty in Kabir Khan's 83 stems from its desperate need to cater to cricket fans of the 'Virat Kohli era'

83 seems to be made with such retrospective wisdom that it is the most damning quality of the film. It never fully embraces how these were just 14 clueless men with noble intentions.

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Don’t Look Up movie review: This is Adam McKay’s most cynical film to date

In his latest venture Don’t Look Up, McKay comes pretty close to heckling his audience to take note of the climate crisis, only to find them distracted by a video of a kitten and a baby on their smartphone.

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Being The Ricardos movie review: Aaron Sorkin presents a rousing symphony on America's biggest TV show

The heart of Being The Ricardos is the partnership between Nicole Kidman's Lucille and Javier Bardem's Desi, which comes out on top after a week of intense scrutiny on screen, while also simultaneously disintegrating off it.

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The Whistleblower review: SonyLIV show is an engaging primer on the Vyapam scam

The events in The Whistleblower are fictional recreations of the real-life scam that was first uncovered in 2009, and then became national headlines in 2013.

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Bob Biswas director Diya Annapurna Ghosh: Had I known it was an OTT release, I'd have made it darker

"Saswata Chatterjee is a fantastic actor, but I don’t know whether we'd have him as Bob Biswas instead if we knew it would be an OTT release," says Diya Annapurna Ghosh.

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Satyamev Jayate 2 movie review: John Abraham film is an ode to patriotism, police and protein shake

Satyamev Jayate 2 is an ugly exhibition of appeasement filmmaking, using the most tired tropes in the history of Hindi cinema. 

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Tick, Tick...Boom! movie review: Andrew Garfield's Netflix musical is an electric ode to the creative process

TickTickBoom! on Netflix is stunning to watch because of how specific it is in its focus around the anxiety of an artist battling only two modes (or perhaps moods?): procrastination and burnout

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Last Night in Soho movie review: Edgar Wright's London mood piece offers a surprisingly cynical perspective

This is Edgar Wright critiquing his own style of always viewing nostalgia through rose-tinted glasses.

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Finch movie review: A reliably warm Tom Hanks in Apple TV's old-fashioned tearjerker

The when-is-he-never-in-form Tom Hanks shoulders this lighthearted post-apocalyptic film with every ounce of sincerity in his body.

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Dybbuk movie review: Everyone in this Emraan Hashmi film is on autopilot

Dybbuk, a Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Ezra, is riddled with amateurish 'twists' and hasty resolutions.

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Dune movie review: Denis Villeneuve, Timothee Chalamet sci-fi fantasy is high-stakes filmmaking at its finest

Director Denis Villeneuve finds a way to marry the big and small, the political and the personal, the spectacle with a film also saying something about our present.

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Decoding the philosophy behind Ted Lasso: Apple TV show reaffirms the good ol' virtue of 'doing the right thing'

Ted Lasso is a rare piece of work that constantly tells us how ‘goodness’ can help us overcome our life’s most daunting challenges, but it does not do so without mentioning how much work it takes.

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No Time To Die movie review: Daniel Craig’s sloppy, sentimental farewell

In a bid to give ‘fitting’ finale for Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, Cary Fukunaga’s No Time to Die sacrifices every bit of nuance by the end.

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Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes were on a break; a ZEE5 docuseries brings them back together

"It's not a puff piece but a 'tell all,'" insist Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, co-directors of Break Point, the docuseries featuring Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' partnership and split on the tennis court.

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Don't Breathe 2 movie review: Thriller marrying character study makes it clunky, sentimental

Don't Breathe 2, while preserving the bloodlust of the original, aspires to offer redemption to the antagonist, while also trying to be a character study for him.

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Virus 2062 on Spotify is an immersive attempt at audio storytelling

Virus 2062, featuring Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s voices, can surely be considered a step forward for Indian science fiction

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Comedy Premium League review: Reflects the rot in influencer culture

CPL seems like the kind of project that was born in the heads of one of the MBA-types working for a streaming platform, as a last-ditch effort to meet the quarterly targets.

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The Green Knight movie review: Dev Patel excels in an exquisite fever dream

Dev Patel is a bold choice for the part of a knight, also consistent with writer-director David Lowery’s other creative decisions in the film.