articles by Udita Jhunjhunwala

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Antim: The Final Truth movie review – Poorly scripted, a dilute attempt to remake Marathi hit

Antim is a violent, testosterone-filled crime drama where men shoot first and don’t even think later.

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Kartik Aaryan on turning 31 and completing 10 years in Bollywood: 'My birthday wish is to be the number one actor of this industry'

On his 31st birthday, Kartik Aaryan discusses hitting a decade in the industry, going out of his comfort zone in Dhamaka, and how his forthcoming projects will allow him to explore more shades as an actor.

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'Brands still want to encash the Harshad Mehta character': Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi discusses Bollywood debut Bhavai, why he misses theatre, and struggling to escape the shadows of Scam 1992.

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Sanak movie review: Vidyut Jammwal's latest is a hastily put together, Die Hard-inspired mess

Sanak over-emphasizes the action, leaving the story and the emotional core under-developed.

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Leena Yadav talks moving to non-fiction storytelling, making House of Secrets for Netflix

Leena Yadav on choosing the Burari case as a subject for her Netflix documentary: "More than a ‘whodunit’ it is a ‘whydunit' and even though the first question is who, why is much more important in this case"

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Potluck review: Mildly entertaining series with very little to sink your teeth into

Lightly seasoned, Potluck makes a bigger comment on fragmenting modern families but its ingredients are rather basic.

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Spin actor Avantika on Disney Channel film being a win for South Asian community, her acting icons, and career aspirations

"I hope that other South Asians feel represented and feel proud. I hope the experiences shown on screen resonate with them," says 16-year-old Avantika, the breakout star of Spin, Disney Channel’s first film with a South Asian protagonist.

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Spin movie review: Avantika Vandanapu, Abhay Deol film is a welcome deviation from typical high school flicks

What sets it apart are the Indian American teenager at the centre, her easy-going Indian family and their genuine assimilation into life in America, whims and culture intact.

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Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani discuss Shershaah, bringing various aspects of Kargil War hero's life onto screen

"I went through a lot of gruesome emotional and physical training for Shershaah. My blood, sweat and heart has gone into it, quite literally," says Sidharth Malhotra on Capt Vikram Batra biopic

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Grahan review: Disney+ Hotstar series ably switches between timelines despite a scattered script

Even though it remains true to its core depiction of events, Grahan's uneconomical narrative with lengthy episodes dilute the screenplay’s attempt at conveying the story effectively

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Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele movie review: Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha's sincere performances get lost in slow narrative

Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele has some freshness, but its the mawkish climax that rids the story of any realism

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Time to Dance movie review: Sooraj Pancholi, Isabelle Kaif film is pulled down by unexceptional story, prosaic dialogues

Time to Dance is pulled down by its unexceptional story, prosaic dialogues and colourless performances by the leads

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Out of Love: Rasika Dugal, Purab Kohli on reprising their characters in Season 2, working with director Oni Sen

Rasika Dugal and Purab Kohli, the lead pair of Disney+ Hotstar VIP show Out of Love, share details about the new season, their offscreen friendship.

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His Story review: Satyadeep Misra, Priyamani Raj's series approaches love and sexuality with sensitivity

His Story avoids preaching and yet touches on issues of sexuality, acceptance, infidelity, prejudice, and choice with thoughtfulness.

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99 Songs movie review: AR Rahman film thoughtfully embraces the theatrical musical genre

Ehan Bhat's impassioned performance in 99 Songs complements AR Rahman and the director's vision

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Aneesh Chaganty on making psychological thriller Run as follow-up to Searching: Didn't want to be put in a box

Aneesh Chaganty discusses paying tributes to Alfred Hitchcock and M Night Shyamalan in Run, and working on Searching 2 and an ambitious film with an Indian lead.

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The Tattoo Murders review: With pulpy writing, unnatural dialogues, this cop thriller is all tell and no show

Tighter editing, chopping out of B-roll and pointless conversations, might have imbued The Tattoo Murders, with a missing sense of urgency.

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Hello Charlie movie review: Aadar Jain's mindless comedy is rife with bad performances, poor writing

Hello Charlie is constrained by a banal narrative that's stifled by the bright colours, madness and irritating characters that populate this slapstick adventure

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'If Ajay Devgn calls for a film, I know a lot of care has gone into selecting it:' Abhishek Bachchan on signing The Big Bull

Abhishek Bachchan discusses reuniting with Bol Bachchan co-actor Ajay Devgn in The Big Bull, why he 'felt like an underachiever' during the lockdown.