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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein: Tahir Raj Bhasin is what Shah Rukh Khan could have been in a Netflix show
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Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein: Tahir Raj Bhasin is what Shah Rukh Khan could have been in a Netflix show

Tahir Raj Bhasin's layered performance reminds one of what Shah Rukh Khan could have achieved had he been given the luxury of six hours of runtime to build a character and live through the conflict.

Sherni director Amit Masurkar deconstructs the Vidya Balan film: 'We are used to seeing the jungle with a colonial lens'
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Sherni director Amit Masurkar deconstructs the Vidya Balan film: 'We are used to seeing the jungle with a colonial lens'

"The forest is often shown as a dark, dangerous, and mysterious place. It was our conscious effort to look at the jungle with a native eye — as Mother Nature — accepting, open, warm, nurturing," says Amit Masurkar, director of Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni.

Sherni movie review: Vidya Balan buries her star persona in the lap of nature and gripping forest politics
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Sherni movie review: Vidya Balan buries her star persona in the lap of nature and gripping forest politics

Sherni delivers unrelenting yet noiseless excitement in addition to food for thought all the way up to its concluding minutes.

The women of Gulabo Sitabo: Juhi Chaturvedi equips her female characters with agency, choice and self-worth
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The women of Gulabo Sitabo: Juhi Chaturvedi equips her female characters with agency, choice and self-worth

Gulabo Sitabo is the kind of film people have either fallen in love with, or simply haven’t cared enough to watch through — it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

Gulabo Sitabo movie review: Kooky, cheeky, quaint and utterly delightful
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Gulabo Sitabo movie review: Kooky, cheeky, quaint and utterly delightful

Gulabo Sitabo is a slow burn — like October — despite its sense of humour, mischievous characters and the tongue firmly placed in its cheek.

Sab Kushal Mangal movie review: Akshaye Khanna having fun with his part can't save a film from its flimsy script
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Sab Kushal Mangal movie review: Akshaye Khanna having fun with his part can't save a film from its flimsy script

Sab Kushal Mangal hits the right notes when Akshaye Khanna is on screen but declines to near pallid when it focuses on the flimsy romance between the couple.

Voot Original Shortcuts: From Ishq Ki Googly to Maya, seven best short films from a diverse, inventive anthology
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Voot Original Shortcuts: From Ishq Ki Googly to Maya, seven best short films from a diverse, inventive anthology

Voot's Shortcuts is a curated section that is currently offering 12 films ranging from 12 to 20 minutes long — the perfect duration to fill those idle minutes.

Second to none: How artists like Pankaj Tripathi, Seema Pahwa elevated 'character actor' roles
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Second to none: How artists like Pankaj Tripathi, Seema Pahwa elevated 'character actor' roles

‘Character’ actors like Seema Pahwa, Ratna Pathak Shah, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra and Brijendra Kala to name just a few, have delivered some of the most masterly performances of recent celluloid history