articles by Tatsam Mukherjee

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Bell Bottom movie review: Akshay Kumar's 'subversive' film is no improvement on his harebrained patriotic fare

Bell Bottom is a continuation of Akshay Kumar’s slew of ‘nationalistic’ movies, hiding in the facade of a "fast-paced spy thriller."

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Beckett movie review: John David Washington tries really hard to save this film, but it remains a complete misfire

Beckett starts out as an intimate film, but soon morphs into a genre film within the first fifteen minutes, clinging around an international conspiracy with an American at the centre of it all

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Nobody movie review: Bob Odenkirk-starrer is a solid action thriller, but no game changer

As the final moment of the film seems like a wink at the audience about a possible sequel, one might ask themselves a question: Is this something I would want to see again?

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The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard review: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson film is two hours of inanity

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is an unfortunate film born out of a studio executive’s spreadsheet, testing the limits of what is tasteful anyway

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How Dibakar Banerjee's Delhi helped a Mumbaikar come to terms with the capital city's jarring disparities

Dibakar Banerjee’s films only used Delhi and its culture to critique the Indian middle-class at large. It’s not like shameless affection for materialistic possessions isn’t a problem with the middle-class in the rest of the country. The Dilliwallahs are just not very good at hiding it, and there’s something pure and unpretentious about it.

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Blue Miracle movie review: Dennis Quaid's drama film fails to spring even a single surprise on the viewer

In Blue Miracle, there's plenty of talk about goodness in the world, and that hope is the greatest of things. Well, if there is such a thing as hope, then why can't it steer Dennis Quaid away from such typically formulaic films?

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Visceral conviction, terrifying eyes: Reading Ashutosh Rana's performances, from Sangharsh to Pagglait

Ashutosh Rana has come out commendably restrained in his second innings, if one may call it. But he continues to terrify us with his performances, when he chooses to.

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Master of None season 3 Review: Aziz Ansari's meticulously framed Netflix show is a wistful examination of the 30s

Master of None: Moments of Love prides itself on its stillness, where middle-age slowly creeps up on these seemingly 'young' souls still trying to grapple with their decisions.

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'Think I'm still carrying Ghalib's backache, he's a part of my life': Meel Patthar actor Suvinder Vicky on Ivan Ayr directorial

Suvinder Vicky speaks about his pathbreaking role in Milestone, after appearances in Udta Punjab and Kesari, the physical challenges of playing a truck driver, and carrying forward Ghalib's grief beyond the sets.

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Alma Matters review: Netflix docuseries on IITs is insular, with a tunnel vision like its subjects

Alma Matters fails to reach for anything beyond the simplest psychological truths about kids trying to navigate through a one-stop-shop for a better life

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The Last Hour review: Sanjay Kapoor, Shahana Goswami's show takes impressive chances in a genre piece

Despite exoticising the North-East, Sanjay Kapoor's series tries to be authentic and manages to make some bold choices

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Ramyug review: Kunal Kohli's Ramayana adaptation for MXPlayer ends up pandering to 'Hindu pride'

Kunal Kohli's adaptation of the epic seems to have Rajamouli-like ambitions, but ends up looking as something marginally better than an Ekta Kapoor show.

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LOL- Hasse Toh Phasse review: Amazon Prime Video show is the epitome of forced laughter, pity applause and an easy pay day

The problem with LOL: Hasse Toh Phasse is that it's barely funny. Once you scratch beyond the 'decent idea', you realise how hollow the premise is.

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Without Remorse movie review: Michael B Jordan's Tom Clancy adaptation is a wet dynamite

Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse does the bare minimum to stand out in an already cluttered genre of rogue spies seeking vengeance.

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The Disciple is an expensive film and I was allowed to make it with zero compromises: Chaitanya Tamhane

As The Disciple releases on Netflix India, an interview with director Chaitanya Tamhane from Venice Film Festival 2020, where his Marathi film won the Best Screenplay Award.

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Why Dharmatic's Netflix documentary Searching For Sheela is a crime against Journalism 101

Searching for Sheela is so tremendously low on insight and curiosity about someone as fascinating as Sheela that it seems like a criminal waste of an opportunity.

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Raat Baaki Hai movie review: Annup Sonii, Paoli Dam's ZEE5 film confuses vagueness for intrigue

The only decent thing about Avinash Das's Raat Baaki Hai is that it ensures that we're not wasting more than its 89 minute-runtime on such a basic 'mystery'.

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Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! review: Netflix show is a trashy, dated return for Jamie Foxx to the small screen

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! is probably what kids these days might term as a 'throwback' to simpler times, nut that's no excuse to re-manufacture silliness from a bygone era.

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The Mauritanian movie review: Tahar Rahim film alternates between a dazzling true story and a generic Hollywood thriller

Despite Tahar Rahim's no-holds-barred central performance, The Mauritanian remains a simple retelling of a subject that deserves a little more nuance.