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Hava, Maryam, Ayesha: How Sahraa Karimi's film subverts silence to talk about women's trauma in Afghanistan
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Hava, Maryam, Ayesha: How Sahraa Karimi's film subverts silence to talk about women's trauma in Afghanistan

Sahraa Karimi's Hava, Maryam, Ayesha, which was recently screened at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival, tells the stories of the three title characters, held together by their common plight of being pregnant in modern-day Kabul. Despite the varying conditions under which each of them has conceived, the film plaintively underlines the universal status of women as second-class citizens, especially in war-torn parts of the world where privilege barely cuts it for anyone besides a certain class of men.

Andreas Dresen's Gundermann eulogises its protagonist, but uses his guilt to propel an uneven screenplay
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Andreas Dresen's Gundermann eulogises its protagonist, but uses his guilt to propel an uneven screenplay

Andreas Dresen's Gundermann screened at the recently concluded 25th Kolkata International Film Festival.

India Inked: History’s Biggest Election review — An important documentary overloaded with data
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India Inked: History’s Biggest Election review — An important documentary overloaded with data

India Inked: History’s Biggest Election is the record of an important milestone of the country’s history and a celebration of India’s passionate spirit of democracy.

José movie review: Li Cheng tells a simple story with heart and a generous amount of craft
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José movie review: Li Cheng tells a simple story with heart and a generous amount of craft

Director Li Cheng's José is a quiet, peaceful, unobtrusive observation of its protagonist, which played at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, in the Narrative Features category.

CHiPs movie review: A buddy cop film that severely under delivers on comedy
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CHiPs movie review: A buddy cop film that severely under delivers on comedy

The problem with CHiPs is that it follows the buddy cop formula too slavishly.

Nenu Local review roundup: Nani's lighthearted popcorn entertainer offers nothing new
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Nenu Local review roundup: Nani's lighthearted popcorn entertainer offers nothing new

Nenu Local stars Nani, Keerthi Suresh, Sachin Khedekar and Naveen Chandra. The Telugu action comedy is recommended for the youth though it lacks originality

Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends review round-up: Hebah Patel-Ramesh Rao film is complete entertainer
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Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends review round-up: Hebah Patel-Ramesh Rao film is complete entertainer

Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends is the directorial debut of Bhaskar Bandi and stars Hebah Patel and Rao Ramesh among others

Wajah Tum Ho movie review: Director Vishal Pandya's new erotic thriller is devoid of reason
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Wajah Tum Ho movie review: Director Vishal Pandya's new erotic thriller is devoid of reason

The writers and director of Wajah Tum Ho are serious about their story. They are earnest about crime, vengeance, hacking. They are equally serious about remixed songs, itsy-bitsy clothing, item numbers, mid-riff baring lawyers and their costume, hair and make-up budgets.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' movie review: For fans tired of the ‘formula’ in the franchise
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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' movie review: For fans tired of the ‘formula’ in the franchise

Rogue One had a lot to live up to. No only did it have to contend with matching up to the cultural phenomenon of the original trilogy, but also with the acclaim of last year’s The Force Awakens which created whole new bunch of young Star Wars fans. Luckily Rogue One does something The Force Awakens was too scared to — it ventures into new territory and traverses into a bold and dark new direction while still delivering the massive scale and action adventure mood. It’s huge, it’s action packed and it’s solid entertainment.

Befikre movie review: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s verve can’t mask this old wine in a glossy bottle
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Befikre movie review: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor’s verve can’t mask this old wine in a glossy bottle

Even Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor’s boundless verve, all that kissing, unbridled sex and tiny Western clothing cannot mask Befikre’s traditionalist core.

Deepwater Horizon movie review: Mark Wahlberg plays saviour in this disaster drama
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Deepwater Horizon movie review: Mark Wahlberg plays saviour in this disaster drama

Once disaster strikes Deepwater Horizon becomes a standard issue Mark Wahlberg movie where he has to rescue everyone around him and leap off to safety in the last minute

La La Land movie review: Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone film perfectly captures golden age of musicals
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La La Land movie review: Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone film perfectly captures golden age of musicals

La La Land fits the bill just right if you’re looking for a movie that a) Is constantly entertaining, b) Heart warming, c) Packed with good looking stars with unparalleled chemistry, d) Loaded with amazingly shot and choreographed song and dance numbers, and e) Makes you want to watch it again.

Kahaani 2 movie review: Vidya Balan is lovely but Sujoy Ghosh's climax is a let-down
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Kahaani 2 movie review: Vidya Balan is lovely but Sujoy Ghosh's climax is a let-down

Kahaani 2 begins with a young single mother in Chandan Nagar (Vidya Balan) hanging out with her bedridden daughter. Then one day an abduction followed by another tragic turn of events ruptures their happy, middle-class existence.

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and the poetry in the 'everyday': Day Five of IFFI 2016
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Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson and the poetry in the 'everyday': Day Five of IFFI 2016

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson, starring Adam Driver, was among the highlights of Day Five of IFFi 2016

Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is an examination of morality, humiliation: IFFI 2016 diary
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Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is an examination of morality, humiliation: IFFI 2016 diary

In Asghar Farhadi’s new film The Salesman, screened at the ongoing IFFI 2016 in Goa, a married couple — Emad and Rana — tries to come to terms with a life-changing tragedy

Naruda Donoruda review round-up: This one's a sloppy version of Vicky Donor
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Naruda Donoruda review round-up: This one's a sloppy version of Vicky Donor

Naruda DONORuda is the Tamil remake of Shoojit Sircar's Bollywood film Vicky Donor but it lags far behind in its execution and treatment.

Queen of Katwe review: This feel-good film is Mira Nair's most interesting since The Namesake
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Queen of Katwe review: This feel-good film is Mira Nair's most interesting since The Namesake

Based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe takes us right into the utter nightmare of a poverty struck slum in Uganda. Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) lives with her mother Nakku (Lupita Nyong’o), and their lives take a different turn when Phiona's talent for chess is discovered.

'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' early reviews: Praise for Sushant Singh Rajput
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'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' early reviews: Praise for Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput and director Neeraj Pandey have both come in for praise in early reviews of Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story

Thodari review: Dhanush's thriller is like a local train; it's slow and makes frequent stops
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Thodari review: Dhanush's thriller is like a local train; it's slow and makes frequent stops

Dhanush's thriller-on-a-train Thodari leaves you as exasperated as an overnight journey by rail in an overcrowded, unreserved compartment.

Pink quick review: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu starrer is the feminist film we need
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Pink quick review: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu starrer is the feminist film we need

Amitabh Bachchan-Taapsee Pannu's Pink is being universally lauded in early reviews, with some comparisons to Rajkumar Santoshi's Damini