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Satyajit Ray Apu trilogy Movies 

Satyajit Ray: A love letter to Art

“Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon” – Akira Kurosawa Art as a form and subject is an integration of impulses and consciousness. The main desire is to embark a conversation with the emotions of the viewer. In 1948, an unknown young man criticising Indian cinema and filmmakers for not grasping the new media, and fulfilling the purpose of the subject, wrote in a newspaper- “The raw material of cinema is life itself”. Few years down the…

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Nagesh Kukunoor movies Movies 

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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Naam shabana Movies 

Bad – Naam Shabana – Reviewed

Last week’s release PHILLAURI turned out to be so disappointing, that I refrained from reviewing it. While NH10 was a milestone for Anushka’s CLEAN SLATE Production, PHILLAURI turned out to be a wasted journey in a promising direction. Neeraj Pandey’s NAAM SHABANA is another let down from the B-town, giving a valid reason as to why millennials have moved in masses towards Hollywood. While good Indian films fail to reach Big Banner or Distributors’ chamber, Hollywood movies are sweeping away the audience, thanks to the qualities of India’s big banners’ presentation. We only outscore the West on either Eid…

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Rangoon Movies 

Movie Review – Rangoon

RANGOON is a tale that takes the most of the tangent of two incomplete circles. It ceases on expectations of either being a Love Story or a War Period drama, and without disappointing us, delivers a magnificent blend that is a bar raiser.  The darker than the blood colored logo of Vishal Bhardwaj’s (VB) Pictures is up on the black canvas to call the shots. The acronym’s decoding is a mystery to the common moviegoers as much as the readability of the logo. Director-cum-composer Vishal Bhardwaj is the voluntary brand ambassador of William Shakespeare…

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Dear Zindagi Movies 

Dear Zindagi – An impeccable Shahrukh Khan and a fleeting excellence

There is a very well structured grading system for tea and yet “No Tea is good or bad. Every tea has a buyer, and you are successful only when you find ‘the one’ “. This is what a living legend and tea industry veteran advised me, earlier this week. DEAR ZINDAGI’s trailer made noise exactly in the lane where it wanted to. People at the single screens laughed and the ones at the multiplexes went crazy. I hope that the production and the budgeting was also done keeping in mind, that the…

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