Rohan Naahar

Rohan Naahar watches movies for Hindustan Times. He works on the online desk.

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The Burari Deaths review: Binge-worthy new Netflix show goes beyond gory details

  • House of Secrets The Burari Deaths review: Netflix India's new true crime documentary goes beyond the gory details and asks the questions that really matter. 
House of Secrets The Burari Deaths review: Netflix India goes above and beyond in new true crime documentary series.
House of Secrets The Burari Deaths review: Netflix India goes above and beyond in new true crime documentary series.
Published on Oct 08, 2021 06:13 PM IST
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Bhramam review: Prithviraj Sukumaran's Andhadhun remake is utterly pointless

  • Bhramam movie review: Prithviraj Sukumaran steps into Ayushmann Khurrana's shoes in an utterly pointless shot-for-shot remake of Andhadhun.
Bhramam movie review: Prithviraj Sukumaran steps into Ayushmann Khurrana's shoes in the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun.
Bhramam movie review: Prithviraj Sukumaran steps into Ayushmann Khurrana's shoes in the Malayalam remake of Andhadhun.
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 01:41 PM IST
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Aamis movie review: A maniacal feast for hungry masses; irresistibly insane

  • Aamis movie review: Writer-director Bhaskar Hazarika's new film, presented by Anurag Kashyap, might be too funky to swallow for most people, but as far as acquired tastes go, it's quite delectable.
Aamis movie review: Lima Das and Arghadeep Baruah on the film's poster.
Aamis movie review: Lima Das and Arghadeep Baruah on the film's poster.
Published on Oct 04, 2021 03:27 PM IST
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Break Point review: Bhupathi-Paes series is irresistible despite bland direction

  • Break Point review: Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' incredibly compelling story makes up for Ashwiny Iyer and Nitesh Tiwari's clunky direction. The show is available on ZEE5.
Break Point review: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's incredible story makes up for the lacklustre direction.
Break Point review: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's incredible story makes up for the lacklustre direction.
Updated on Oct 01, 2021 12:07 PM IST
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No Time to Die movie review: A soaring send-off for Daniel Craig's James Bond

  • No Time to Die movie review: With sheer brute force and emotional complexity, Daniel Craig bids farewell to James Bond on his own terms.
No Time to Die movie review: Daniel Craig in a still from his final James Bond film.
No Time to Die movie review: Daniel Craig in a still from his final James Bond film.
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 05:47 PM IST
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Kota Factory 2 review: Netflix show makes you wonder what all the fuss is about

  • Kota Factor season 2 review: Lacking the necessary insight into the tragic realities of professional coaching institutes and irresponsibly nostalgic for a toxic subculture, the wildly popular TVF series is also problematic.
Kota Factory season 2 review: Jitendra Kumar as everyone's favourite Jeetu Bhaiya in a still from the TVF show, now on Netflix.
Kota Factory season 2 review: Jitendra Kumar as everyone's favourite Jeetu Bhaiya in a still from the TVF show, now on Netflix.
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 01:15 PM IST
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Foundation review: Ambitious show gives Kubbra her best role since Sacred Games

  • Foundation review: The year's biggest science-fiction show, out on Apple TV+, is an overambitious and often overwhelming hodgepodge of ideas. 
Foundation review: Jared Harris and Loe Llobell in a still from the new Apple TV+ show.
Foundation review: Jared Harris and Loe Llobell in a still from the new Apple TV+ show.
Updated on Sep 24, 2021 09:28 AM IST
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Jungle Cruise review: Dwayne Johnson fatigue is real, but film has its charms

  • Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson's one-trick pony performance isn't able to elevate the new Disney film to something more memorable.
Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in a still from the new Disney film.(AP)
Jungle Cruise movie review: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in a still from the new Disney film.(AP)
Updated on Sep 23, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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Intrusion review: Insipid Netflix thriller doesn't do justice to Freida Pinto

  • Intrusion movie review: Starring Freida Pinto and Logan Marshall-Green, Netflix's new thriller needed a sharper script to sustain it's intriguing premise.
Intrusion movie review: Freida Pinto in a still from the new Netflix film. 
Intrusion movie review: Freida Pinto in a still from the new Netflix film. 
Published on Sep 22, 2021 10:39 PM IST
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Old movie review: M Night Shyamalan's nutty new thriller has narrative wrinkles

  • Old movie review: Nobody can accuse M Night Shyamalan of pulling punches, but what if viewers are the ones being punched?
Old movie review: Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in a scene from M Night Shyamalan's new film.(AP)
Old movie review: Vicky Krieps, Thomasin McKenzie, Gael García Bernal and Luca Faustino Rodriguez in a scene from M Night Shyamalan's new film.(AP)
Published on Sep 18, 2021 05:52 PM IST
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Ankahi Kahaniya review: Abhishek Chaubey's a genius; he mustn't put up with this

  • Ankahi Kahaniya movie review: Abhishek Chaubey needs to get out of director jail ASAP; his short film in the new Netflix anthology is head and shoulders above the rest.
Ankahi Kahaniya movie review: Rinku Rajguru in a still from Abhishek Chaubey's Madhyantar, one-third of Netflix's new anthology film.
Ankahi Kahaniya movie review: Rinku Rajguru in a still from Abhishek Chaubey's Madhyantar, one-third of Netflix's new anthology film.
Published on Sep 17, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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Free Guy review: Flashy but frivolous; Ryan Reynolds has stopped taking chances

  • Free Guy movie review: Ironically for a movie that seems to be critical of committee-driven creativity, Ryan Reynolds new film is dispassionate to a fault.
Free Guy movie review: Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from Shawn Levy's new film.(AP)
Free Guy movie review: Jodie Comer and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from Shawn Levy's new film.(AP)
Updated on Sep 17, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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Sex Education season 3 review: Netflix show delivers most stimulating season yet

  • Sex Education season 3 review: Quietly subversive, proudly progressive, and blessed with a delicate, empathic tone; Netflix's deceptively titled show remains wildly stimulating.
Sex Education season 3 review: Asa Butterfield and Mimi Keena in a still from the Netflix show.
Sex Education season 3 review: Asa Butterfield and Mimi Keena in a still from the Netflix show.
Updated on Sep 16, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Y The Last Man review: Yawn-inducing show disrespects celebrated source material

  • Y The Last Man review: Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guerra's celebrated comic book series gets a disappointing adaptation that discards everything that made the comics so great.
Y The Last Man review: Ben Schnetzer stars as Yorick Brown in Hulu's adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel. 
Y The Last Man review: Ben Schnetzer stars as Yorick Brown in Hulu's adaptation of the celebrated graphic novel. 
Published on Sep 13, 2021 06:35 PM IST
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Bhoot Police review: Miscast Saif, Arjun fail to elevate Scooby Doo-level script

  • Bhoot Police movie review: Despite enthusiastic performances by Saif Ali Khan and (surprisingly) Jacqueline Fernandez, the new horror-comedy relies too heavily on cliches and is stuck being mildly amusing.
Bhoot Police movie review: Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor in a still from the new horror-comedy, out on Disney+ Hotstar.
Bhoot Police movie review: Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor in a still from the new horror-comedy, out on Disney+ Hotstar.
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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The Voyeurs review: Amazon's timid erotic thriller wastes sultry Sydney Sweeney

  • The Voyeurs movie review: Amazon's timid erotic thriller has no idea what to do with Sydney Sweeney. Proceed with caution.
The Voyeurs movie review: Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith in a still from the new Amazon Prime Video film.
The Voyeurs movie review: Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith in a still from the new Amazon Prime Video film.
Updated on Sep 09, 2021 10:23 PM IST
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Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Moving Amazon show finds Mohit Raina in top form

  • Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Anchored by Mohit Raina and Konkona Sensharma's strong performances, Nikkhil Advani's new Amazon show is a genuinely moving ground-level look at the Mumbai terror attacks.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Mohit Raina in a still from the new Amazon Prime Video show.
Mumbai Diaries 26/11 review: Mohit Raina in a still from the new Amazon Prime Video show.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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Shang-Chi movie review: Marvel’s best solo film since Black Panther

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie review: Tony Leung delivers a knockout performance as Wenwu, the best Marvel Cinematic Universe villain since Black Panther's Killmonger.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie review: Simu Liu in a scene from the new Marvel movie.(AP)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie review: Simu Liu in a scene from the new Marvel movie.(AP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2021 09:03 AM IST
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Black Widow review: Scarlett Johansson goes out on the worst MCU film ever

  • Black Widow movie review: Not only is it the worst film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (yes, it really is that bad), it really isn't how Scarlett Johansson should've been sent off.
Black Widow movie review: Scarlett Johansson in a still from her final Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Black Widow movie review: Scarlett Johansson in a still from her final Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
Updated on Sep 05, 2021 07:21 AM IST
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Fast & Furious 9 review: A Rock-less roadside accident you can't look away from

  • Fast & Furious 9 movie review: Vin Diesel's long-running action franchise is in desperate need of refuelling.
Fast & Furious 9 The Fast Saga movie review: Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in a still from the new Fast & Furious film.(AP)
Fast & Furious 9 The Fast Saga movie review: Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in a still from the new Fast & Furious film.(AP)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 05:40 PM IST
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Shang-Chi exclusive: Simu Liu on his 'we are not an experiment' tweet to Marvel

  • In conversations with Hindustan Times, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actors Simu Liu and Michelle Yeoh, and director Destin Daniel Cretton, spoke about creating the MCU's first Asian superhero.
Shang-Chi actors Simu Liu (C) and Michelle Yeoh (R), and director Destin Daniel Cretton (L).
Shang-Chi actors Simu Liu (C) and Michelle Yeoh (R), and director Destin Daniel Cretton (L).
Published on Sep 01, 2021 03:47 PM IST
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Reminiscence review: New Hugh Jackman film is a Christopher Nolan knockoff

  • Reminiscence movie review: New Hugh Jackman thriller is an unnecessarily grim rehash of Christopher Nolan's films.
Reminiscence movie review: Hugh Jackman in a scene from Lisa Joy's first feature film.(AP)
Reminiscence movie review: Hugh Jackman in a scene from Lisa Joy's first feature film.(AP)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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The Empire review: Horrendous Hotstar show rips off GoT, apes Bhansali

  • The Empire review: A potentially engaging story of palace intrigue is wasted in Disney+ Hotstar's consistently dull adaptation of Alex Rutherford's Mughal era novels.
The Empire review: Kunal Kapoor in a still from Disney+ Hotstar's new show.
The Empire review: Kunal Kapoor in a still from Disney+ Hotstar's new show.
Updated on Aug 27, 2021 03:12 PM IST
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Cruella movie review: Emma Stone pulls a Harley Quinn in dull Disney prequel

  • Cruella movie review: Emma Stone and Emma Thompson face off in Disney's hyper-kinetic but largely unnecessary prequel.
Cruella movie review: Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil.(Disney)
Cruella movie review: Emma Stone as Cruella De Vil.(Disney)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 07:17 AM IST
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The Green Knight review: Dev Patel is near-perfect in one of 2021's best films

  • The Green Knight movie review: David Lowery's new fantasy epic, starring Dev Patel, is among the best films of the year.
The Green Knight movie review: Dev Patel stars in David Lower's trailblazingly original new film.
The Green Knight movie review: Dev Patel stars in David Lower's trailblazingly original new film.
Published on Aug 26, 2021 09:56 PM IST
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The Father review: Astonishing Anthony Hopkins anchors Oscar-winning drama

  • The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins' astonishing performance anchors Florian Zellner's heartbreaking drama.
The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins in a still from Florian Zellner's Oscar-winning film.
The Father movie review: Anthony Hopkins in a still from Florian Zellner's Oscar-winning film.
Updated on Aug 26, 2021 08:49 PM IST
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Sweet Girl review: Bland Jason Momoa film is bludgeoned by a bonkers plot twist

  • Sweet Girl movie review: Jason Momoa's bland Netflix thriller has a plot twist so bonkers that you'll be blindsided.
Sweet Girl movie review: Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced in a still from the new Netflix film.
Sweet Girl movie review: Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced in a still from the new Netflix film.
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 11:39 AM IST
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Nine Perfect Strangers review: Nicole Kidman awakens her inner Osho in new show

  • Nine Perfect Strangers review: Nicole Kidman reunites with her Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley for the third time, but the duo isn't able to capture the lightning-in-a-bottle energy of their earlier work.
Nine Perfect Strangers review: Nicole Kidman stars as a mysterious spiritual guru in the new Hulu show.
Nine Perfect Strangers review: Nicole Kidman stars as a mysterious spiritual guru in the new Hulu show.
Published on Aug 19, 2021 08:01 PM IST
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Space Jam 2 review: Radhe's bad, but have you seen LeBron ruin your childhood?

  • Space Jam A New Legacy movie review: An inhibited LeBron James performance and a shameless over-reliance on Easter eggs ruins the legacy of Michael Jordan's original 90s hit.
Space Jam A New Legacy movie review: LeBron James' glorified career transition didn't need an audience to watch along.
Space Jam A New Legacy movie review: LeBron James' glorified career transition didn't need an audience to watch along.
Published on Aug 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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The White Lotus review: Mike White pulverises privilege in spectacular HBO show

  • The White Lotus review: Mike White and his spectacular cast deliver one of the best shows of 2021. The new HBO social satire/murder mystery is the rare TV experience that'll give you withdrawal symptoms when you're done.
The White Lotus review: Alexandra Daddario in a still from Mike White's new HBO show.
The White Lotus review: Alexandra Daddario in a still from Mike White's new HBO show.
Updated on Aug 19, 2021 12:34 AM IST
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