Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicMovie review

Topic: Movie review

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.

Bulbbul review: Anushka Sharma’s new Netflix production upturns the idea of a fairy-tale

Directed by Anvita Dutt, the movie is a feminist take on childhood stories that combines horror, period drama & social commentary.

Penguin review: Watch it for Keerthy Suresh and beautifully shot scenes of horror

Director-writer Eashvar Karthic delivers a well-crafted story that plays on every parent’s fear but overdoes it on the macabre.

Gulabo Sitabo review: Amitabh Bachchan & Ayushmann Khurrana deliver a quirky, passable tale

Shoojit Sircar’s film, out on Amazon Prime Video, is amusing and well shot, but a slow pace and stretched-out writing threaten to bore.

Spelling The Dream: Netflix docu film on desi success at spelling bee is gripping but limited

Of the last 31 champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, the biggest such contest in the US, 26 have been Indian-Americans.

Pati Patni Aur Woh review: Kartik Aryan & Bhumi Pednekar film is a remake nobody needed

Boring, unfunny script caters to the male ego. Pati Patni Aur Woh is the most underwhelming version of everything you’d expect.

Panipat review: Almost another lavishly mounted caricature of Muslim invaders as brutes

Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt star in Ashutosh Gowariker's portrayal of the Third Battle of Panipat.

Ujda Chaman review: The movie has the right intentions but the wrong filmmakers

While the female character is, surprisingly, strong and watchable, she gets little screen time in this celebration of the modern male ego.

On Camera

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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