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A List of Really Bad Movies One Should Watch Before Death

It is said that one has to suffer to create art. While we’re not sure about the art end, both writers for this article did their share of suffering, often in movie theatres where the movie took the backseat in favour of… activities that the RSS most definitely does not encourage. Well, 4/20 may have gone by but what follows is a list of the really bad movies one should watch before death. (of boredom, perhaps, but death is inevitable. ) NOTE: Regulated quantities of the Devil’s Lettuce may be…

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Que Syria Syria : An International Failure and an Impending Tragedy

The world watched in horror as the body of a drowned, 3 year old Alan Kurdi was washed ashore the Mediterranean Sea beach on 2nd September 2016.   At 5 years old, Omran Daqneesh was as old as the conflict in his country, when the images of him sitting dazed and confused in an ambulance after being pulled from a heap of rubble after an airstrike had decimated his neighbourhood, went viral on the internet.   On May 25 2011, Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb’s corpse was delivered to his parents with…

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My Favourite K in Bollywood – Nagesh Kukunoor

My mother doesn’t usually watch movies, but a while back, as I was bemoaning the lack of anything decent to watch, she recommended that I watch Nagesh Kukunoor’s earlier movies. Though initially sceptical, I managed to ‘procure’ most of what I wanted to watch from several, completely legal sources on the internet. After about 3 days, when I emerged from the cocoon of Kukunoor that I had managed to envelop myself in, I was smitten, and how. Here are the highlights: I started off with his debut film, Hyderabad Blues….

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Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

Growing up as a socially inept kid, I’ve always taken my behavioural cues from the people around me when I don’t know how to respond. Most times, it works out for the best. I went to watch ‘ Badrinath ki Dulhania ’ at Cinepolis and this practice failed me for the first time. There is a scene in the movie when the male protagonist Badri is molested in an alley by a group of masked men. The encounter ends with his clothes ending up torn. When his friends arrive at…

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