Devarsi Ghosh

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Kaun Pravin Tambe review: Shreyas Talpade’s sports biopic is full of heart

Shreyas Talpade plays the real-life cricketer Pravin Tambe who made his major league debut at the age of 41 without any first-class or international experience under his belt.

Kaun Pravin Tambe review: Shreyas Talpade is playing a cricketer once again.
Kaun Pravin Tambe review: Shreyas Talpade is playing a cricketer once again.
Published on Apr 02, 2022 11:08 AM IST

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love review: A warm, charming series

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love review: Vihaan Samat plays a 25-year-old young man who has been hopeless in matters of the heart in Rahul Nair’s Netflix series.

Eternally Confused and Eager for Love review: Vihaan Samat in the series.
Eternally Confused and Eager for Love review: Vihaan Samat in the series.
Published on Mar 18, 2022 02:36 PM IST

Bloody Brothers review: Jaideep and Zeeshan in an unremarkable series

Bloody Brothers review: Zee5’s new series is a remake of the BBC series Guilt, which follows two brothers trying to cover up a hit-and-run case and getting caught up with witnesses and gangsters.

Bloody Brothers review: Jaideep Ahlawat and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in a still from the show.
Bloody Brothers review: Jaideep Ahlawat and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub in a still from the show.
Published on Mar 18, 2022 09:15 AM IST

Deep Water review: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas shine in Adrian Lyne’s thriller

Deep Water movie review: Real life ex-lovers Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas find themselves in a toxic marriage in Adrian Lyne’s adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name.

Deep Water movie review: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas play a couple in a loveless marriage.
Deep Water movie review: Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas play a couple in a loveless marriage.
Published on Mar 17, 2022 07:06 AM IST

Rudra review: Ajay Devgn is superb in well-made crime series

Rudra The Edge of Darkness review: The chemistry between Ajay Devgn’s supercop Rudraveer Singh and Raashii Khanna’s master criminal Aliyah is among the highlights of the Disney+ Hotstar remake of BBC’s Luther.

Rudra review: Ajay Devgn and Raashii Khanna in the new thriller.
Rudra review: Ajay Devgn and Raashii Khanna in the new thriller.
Published on Mar 04, 2022 09:00 AM IST

The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit-led Netflix series is a deceptive mystery

The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit plays popular Bollywood actress Anamika Anand who goes missing one fine evening.

The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit in a still from the show. 
The Fame Game review: Madhuri Dixit in a still from the show. 
Updated on Feb 27, 2022 09:53 AM IST

Love Hostel movie review: Vikrant is impressive in a badly-written thriller

Love Hostel movie review: Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra play a newly married interfaith couple who are hunted by an assassin played by Bobby Deol.

Love Hostel movie review: Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra in a still from the film.
Love Hostel movie review: Vikrant Massey and Sanya Malhotra in a still from the film.
Published on Feb 25, 2022 10:26 AM IST

Licorice Pizza review: Lead actors elevate Paul Thomas Anderson’s nostalgia trip

Licorice Pizza review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ninth film, also starring Bradley Cooper and Sean Penn, follows a teenage romance in 1970s’ California.

Licorice Pizza review: Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in a still from the film.
Licorice Pizza review: Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in a still from the film.
Published on Feb 25, 2022 09:01 AM IST

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre review: A treat for lovers of gore and culture wars 

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie review: David Blue Garcia’s Netflix film is the ninth instalment in the series of films featuring the deranged killer Leatherface.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie review: The film is directed by David Blue Garcia.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie review: The film is directed by David Blue Garcia.
Updated on Feb 19, 2022 05:02 PM IST

Mithya review: Huma-led web series should have been a ninety-minute thriller

Mithya review: Murder follows when Huma Qureshi’s Hindi professor locks horns with her student played by Avantika Dassani in this six-episode hill-station mystery streaming on Zee5.

Mithya review: Avantika Dassani and Huma Qureshi in a still.
Mithya review: Avantika Dassani and Huma Qureshi in a still.
Published on Feb 18, 2022 07:03 PM IST

A Thursday review: Spiritual sequel to A Wednesday comes with lots of flaws

In the Disney+ Hotstar release, Yami Gautam plays a schoolteacher who takes her little students hostage while demanding to meet the Prime Minister.

A Thursday review: Yami Gautam in a still from movie. 
A Thursday review: Yami Gautam in a still from movie. 
Published on Feb 18, 2022 01:12 PM IST

Looop Lapeta review: Taapsee Pannu-starrer Run Lola Run remake is ambitious

Looop Lapeta review: Aakash Bhatia's Run Lola Run remake, starring Taapsee Pannu and Tahir Raj Bhasin, gains from inventive subplots, great supporting performances, and manic energy.

Looop Lapeta review: Taapsee Pannu in a still.
Looop Lapeta review: Taapsee Pannu in a still.
Published on Feb 04, 2022 01:31 PM IST

The Great Indian Murder review: Tigmanshu offers great fun, brilliant dialogues

The Great Indian Murder review: Jatin Goswami, Shashank Arora and Mani PR’s performances are among the highlights of the Disney+ Hotstar series, based on Vikas Swarup’s novel, Six Suspects.

The Great Indian Murder review: Pratik Gandhi plays a CBI officer in the series.
The Great Indian Murder review: Pratik Gandhi plays a CBI officer in the series.
Published on Feb 04, 2022 09:01 AM IST

Hawk’s Muffin review: A strange Malayalam film that remixes Churuli and Stalker

Hawk’s Muffin review: Krishnendu Kalesh’s film, titled in Malayalam as Prappeda, opened in the Bright Future section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam on January 26.

Hawk’s Muffin review: A still from the movie. 
Hawk’s Muffin review: A still from the movie. 
Published on Jan 30, 2022 11:42 AM IST

Titane review: All you need is love in Ducournau's controversial car-sex movie

Titane movie review: Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the film stars Agathe Rouselle as a serial-killing mechanophile.

Titane movie review: The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Titane movie review: The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Published on Jan 28, 2022 10:01 AM IST

Unpaused 2 review: Nagraj Manjule, Ayappa KM deliver solid entries in miniseries

The second instalment of Unpaused looks at the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on work and livelihood across social classes.

Unpaused Naya Safar review: A still from the miniseries.
Unpaused Naya Safar review: A still from the miniseries.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 10:48 AM IST

Bhoothakaalam review: A moving mental health drama disguised as horror

Bhoothakaalam movie review: Rahul Sadasivan’s Malayalam horror film, streaming on SonyLIV, stars Shane Nigam as a troubled young man and Revathy as his clinically depressed mother.

Bhoothakaalam movie review: Shane Nigam and Revahthy in a still from the movie.
Bhoothakaalam movie review: Shane Nigam and Revahthy in a still from the movie.
Published on Jan 21, 2022 07:17 AM IST

The Tragedy of Macbeth review: Shadows and star turns in Joel Coen’s bard noir

The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Joel Coen’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, is a hyperstylised experiment by a master cinephile.

The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington in a still from the movie.
The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington in a still from the movie.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 11:38 AM IST

Human review: Shefali Shah gives a vicious performance

Human review: The latest Disney+ Hotstar series, headlined by Shefali Shah and directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mozez Singh, aptly communicates the evils of unbridled capitalism.

Human review: Shefali Shah in a still from the Disney+ Hotstar series.
Human review: Shefali Shah in a still from the Disney+ Hotstar series.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:09 AM IST

Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala shines in Mahesh Bhatt’s tribute to Parveen Babi

Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul as the Babi stand-in Amna Parvez makes the series consistently watchable. 

Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul brings a feral intensity to her scenes.
Ranjish Hi Sahi review: Amala Paul brings a feral intensity to her scenes.
Published on Jan 13, 2022 10:10 AM IST

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: The world is magical

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky movie review: Alexandre Koberidze’s contemplative but warm film with magic-realist touches is now streaming on Mubi.

What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: A still from the movie. 
What Do We See When We Look at the Sky review: A still from the movie. 
Published on Jan 08, 2022 01:26 PM IST

Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Even Naseeruddin Shah can’t save bad writing

Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: It’s bewildering to see such a poorly developed screenplay get bankrolled and attract names like Lara Dutta Bhupathi and Soha Ali Khan.

Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Surendra Rajan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raghubir Yadav from the show.
Kaun Banegi Shikharwati review: Surendra Rajan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Raghubir Yadav from the show.
Published on Jan 07, 2022 10:12 AM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

Best Indian films of 2021: Karnan and Sherni to The Great Indian Kitchen

The minutiae of oppressive structures, such as patriarchy, caste system, or institutionalised political corruption took centre stage in many of the best Indian films. 

Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Dhanush plays the titular hero in writer-director Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan.
Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:06 AM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

Don’t Look Up review: Leo, J-Law in a superb satire on climate change

Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence's film is a hilarious and horrifying allegory of how humanity will always choose ignorance over the uncomfortable truth.

Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers in the film.
Don’t Look Up movie review: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers in the film.
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 05:00 PM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

Minnal Murali review: Kerala delivers India’s first great superhero movie

Minnal Murali movie review: Basil Joseph's latest film, starring Tovino Thomas in the lead, has finally cracked the superhero formula for India.

Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas in a still from the film.
Minnal Murali movie review: Tovino Thomas in a still from the film.
Published on Dec 24, 2021 07:12 AM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

What The Matrix Resurrections is telling us: There is no hope for humanity

Lana Wachowski's The Matrix Resurrections combines the ideas of the preceding trilogy and concludes that humans are better off not facing what's real.

Keanu Reeves in a still from The Matrix Resurrections.
Keanu Reeves in a still from The Matrix Resurrections.
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 02:56 PM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

The Whistleblower review: Bad writing spoils Vyapam scam-based SonyLIV series

The Whistleblower review: SonyLIV released a new series this Friday, based on the Vyapam scam but it could not come close to the streamer's another scam-inspired marvel.

The Whistleblower review: A still from the series.
The Whistleblower review: A still from the series.
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 08:01 PM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

West Side Story review: Spielberg’s take is conservative with a few draws

West Side Story review: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the musical stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as Tony and Maria.

West Side Story: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation is a safe celebration of the musical.
West Side Story: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation is a safe celebration of the musical.
Updated on Dec 11, 2021 01:40 PM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: A toast to murderous beauties

Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi's new Zindagi series is oozing with style, heartache and violence.

Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: The new series follows women avenging male wrongdoings.
Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam review: The new series follows women avenging male wrongdoings.
Updated on Dec 13, 2021 01:50 PM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh

Azor: Sinister look at the culture of silence that lets evil thrive

Azor, currently streaming on MUBI, follows a Swiss banker investigating his partner’s disappearance in Argentina during the Dirty War.

Azor is directed by Andreas Fontana.
Azor is directed by Andreas Fontana.
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 08:45 AM IST
By Devarsi Ghosh
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