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Shuruaat Ka Twist movie review: Neena Gupta and Chunky Panday join a likeable cast in an uneven anthology
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Shuruaat Ka Twist movie review: Neena Gupta and Chunky Panday join a likeable cast in an uneven anthology

Given the mixed bags that anthologies are, four out of six films in Shuruaat Ka Twist are pretty impressive.

Godzilla vs Kong movie review: Not the king of monster movies, but a royal rumble nonetheless
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Godzilla vs Kong movie review: Not the king of monster movies, but a royal rumble nonetheless

Godzilla vs Kong suffers from the same malady as so many modern blockbusters: they're immensely watchable, but instantly forgettable.

The Illegal movie review: Immigrant dreams and vicious cycles, recounted with heart and heft
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The Illegal movie review: Immigrant dreams and vicious cycles, recounted with heart and heft

The Illegal reminds us of the burdens that patriarchy places on men despite being a system perpetuated for the benefit of those very men. That and so much else make this film the little jewel that it is.

Mumbai Saga movie review: Sanjay Gupta’s latest gangland actioner is slick, loud and predictable
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Mumbai Saga movie review: Sanjay Gupta’s latest gangland actioner is slick, loud and predictable

Mumbai Saga ends up being a garden-variety Sanjay Gupta film – stylish frames, fast cuts, emphatic background music, wisecracking characters, the works.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar movie review: A quiet tale of unlikely allies and kindness in unexpected places
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Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar movie review: A quiet tale of unlikely allies and kindness in unexpected places

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a mixed bag but I found myself drawn to its heartening conviction that kindness may be found in the most unexpected places.

Zack Snyder's Justice League movie review: #SnyderCut is similar to 2017 film, but still worth the wait
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Zack Snyder's Justice League movie review: #SnyderCut is similar to 2017 film, but still worth the wait

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is easily the superior version. This 242-minute film – which certainly wouldn’t have made it to theatres with that length, even if Snyder had full control – is unputdownable for the most.

Musical Chair movie review: Unexpectedly amusing yet thoughtful tale of a man who fears death
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Musical Chair movie review: Unexpectedly amusing yet thoughtful tale of a man who fears death

Musical Chair is a philosophical yet unpretentious film that has a sense of humour but does not poke fun at its petrified hero.

Vasanthi movie review: When the writing of the woman is the weak spot in a ‘woman-centric’ film
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Vasanthi movie review: When the writing of the woman is the weak spot in a ‘woman-centric’ film

Vasanthi, which won the Best Film trophy at the last Kerala State Film Awards, is an experimental venture about the men who pass through the eponymous heroine’s life.

Love movie review: Malayalam thriller on Netflix is a twisted visual take on domestic violence
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Love movie review: Malayalam thriller on Netflix is a twisted visual take on domestic violence

Khalid Rahman’s brisk, 91-minute, genre-bending film, now on Netflix is a cerebral Malayalam thriller that will keep you curious about what’s going to happen next.

Master movie review: Lokesh Kanagaraj's direction fades in this moderately entertaining Vijay film
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Master movie review: Lokesh Kanagaraj's direction fades in this moderately entertaining Vijay film

Master is unfortunately the kind of film that concerns itself with too many things but can hardly focus on any of it beyond adorning the hero, Vijay.

Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi fills a dead man’s tale with life, energy, humour and pathos in equal measure
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Kaagaz movie review: Pankaj Tripathi fills a dead man’s tale with life, energy, humour and pathos in equal measure

Satish Kaushik’s Kaagaz is based on the bizarre true story of Lal Bihari who spent nearly two decades trying to re-record his existence in government records.

Nail Polish movie review: Manav Kaul screams subtlety in a restrained and engaging psychological thriller
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Nail Polish movie review: Manav Kaul screams subtlety in a restrained and engaging psychological thriller

Nail Polish touches upon aspects of sexual violence rarely discussed in Hindi cinema or in Indian society at large.

The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel brings Dickens classic to life
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The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel brings Dickens classic to life

The colour-blind casting in The Personal History of David Copperfield, however, airbrushes the painful reality of history. If David was Indian, his life in 19th century England would have been tragically different, and he would most certainly have not had a happy ending.

Arishadvarga movie review: Arvind Kamath's thriller warrants multiple viewings for its delicious complexity
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Arishadvarga movie review: Arvind Kamath's thriller warrants multiple viewings for its delicious complexity

What happens when characters struggle with their base instincts and seek light and redemption? Arvind Kamath’s delicious thriller is worth multiple watches.

Sir movie review: Rohena Gera’s film is a masterful romantic drama about a domestic worker and her employer
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Sir movie review: Rohena Gera’s film is a masterful romantic drama about a domestic worker and her employer

The commentary in Sir is rooted as much in the condescension of its affluent characters as it is in the electric tension between Ratna and Ashwin.

Laxmii movie review: Akshay Kumar’s torturous acting and loud storytelling drown out every good intention in the script
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Laxmii movie review: Akshay Kumar’s torturous acting and loud storytelling drown out every good intention in the script

Laxmii’s shrillness overshadows its purported goal of representing trans persons on screen and ends up further otherising this ostracised community.

Black Box and The Lie review: Amazon, Blumhouse kick off Halloween season with two fright-free fiascos
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Black Box and The Lie review: Amazon, Blumhouse kick off Halloween season with two fright-free fiascos

The Lie and Black Box debuted as a double feature on Amazon Prime Video on 6 October.

Gunjan Saxena movie review: Deeply moving account of a remarkable woman's heartbreaks and soaring triumph
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Gunjan Saxena movie review: Deeply moving account of a remarkable woman's heartbreaks and soaring triumph

Gunjan Saxena never once veers away from its intent to recount an individual's personal story, staying determinedly intimate even in war scenes.

Pareeksha movie review: A moving tale of a class-ridden school system and caste with the incredible Adil Hussain
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Pareeksha movie review: A moving tale of a class-ridden school system and caste with the incredible Adil Hussain

Pareeksha is a heart-rending account of a poor rickshaw puller determined to help his son escape poverty by giving him the best education available in the city

Lootcase movie review: Harmless, predictable timepass with an aam aadmi and dirty cash
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Lootcase movie review: Harmless, predictable timepass with an aam aadmi and dirty cash

Lootcase isn't terrible - not at all. It is half done, but it is also well begun. It is predicable, but it is also harmless. If you are in an undemanding mood, then it is not a bad film to spend your time on.