Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicMovie review

Topic: Movie review

Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 is enjoyable during the climax, when you know it’s about to end

Nobody is taking their brains to the hall to watch Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tara Sutaria's Heropanti 2, but there's a limit to how much you can endure.

Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Jersey’ asks if age defines cricketers. The film is almost a sixer

Jersey explores the idea of what makes a good father and how one is willing to go, while cricket acts as the conduit to move the story forward.

Hurdang creates the world of Mandal student politics but not a convincing one

The film tries to look at the Mandal Commission and caste-based reservation through an upper-caste lens, but offers lazy arguments.

Drive My Car isn’t the Murakami adaptation you think it is. Its magic lies in another story

Drive My Car isn’t the first Murakami film adaptation, and it won’t be the last. But you should catch the movie on Mubi.

Attack is Bollywood’s PubG-style sci-fi film. But there are only 2 reasons to watch it

The film, based on DRDO's exoskeleton programme, turns John Abraham into a ‘Winter Soldier’ of sorts. It's a healthy dose of deshbhakti minus jingoism.

Baghjan Reels — a stirring documentary on the victims of India’s longest oil well fire

The oil leak in Assam's Baghjan didn't capture media attention as the Vizag incident. But the 34-minute-long documentary is a grave reminder of its cost.

Raat Akeli Hai review: Netflix’s Nawazuddin-Radhika Apte thriller checks all the right boxes

Honey Trehan's crime drama explores greed, corruption and the nexus between the police and the state. With an ensemble cast that delivers, this film would have dazzled on the big screen.

Shakuntala Devi review — an unlikeable heroine portrayed brilliantly but with too much drama

Based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, Amazon Prime Video’s new movie starring Vidya Balan has some great moments, but they don’t come together.

Dil Bechara review: Sushant Singh Rajput’s last outing is touching, but needed better writing

'Dil Bechara' has good performances by Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi, but that doesn't save the film from its scant screenplay.

Bhonsle review: Manoj Bajpayee will win your heart in this film about hate, fear & kindness

Out on SonyLIV, Bhonsle is a striking film about the effect of learned hatred & how a little kindness & bravery is all we need to counter it.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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