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A Dog and His Man at IFFI 2021

Siddharth Tripathy the director of this off-beat tale of unconditional love reveals that he had to spend his life’s savings for making this movie – A Dog and His Man at the IFFI 2021 that is being held in Goa. A man Shoukie and his dog Kheru are being displaced from their village due to coal mining, but Shoukie’s unconditional…

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The Golden Girl - Swapna Barman

Another daughter of India has made the whole nation proud by winning a gold for the first time in Asian Games 2018. Swapna Barman is a 21-year-old athlete. She won a gold at the Asian Games 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia becoming the first Indian Heptathlete to do so. Despite many injuries in the past and one just before the big event…

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Coolie No 2 (2020) movie review
What is a sure shot formula for a movie's success? A good script, direction, acting or is it screenplay or none of the above. It is but rehash- and that's right, as this seems to be the current flavour for success. Refurbish one's own movies and serving it afresh with new production values, a new star cast and new settings. This is what David Dhavan has done with his own Coolie No 1  (this is his second one after Judwaa). Is it a dearth of new scripts, or did the director find some flaws in his original which he wanted to rectify (if that is the case, then he fails miserably) or was it a tribute to the original that was released in 1995 and now celebrating its Silver Jubilee year? The original Coolie No 1 with Govinda and Karishma was an entertainer and delight to watch. This time around he has taken his son Varun Dhavan to reprise the role of Raju coolie and Sara Ali Khan appears ....
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Why? Death is Not Justice – The year 2020 has given us the most challenging times of our lifetime. The month of March brought the Corona pandemic to India which resulted in the lockdown being imposed across the country. This had paralysed lives of millions of Indians. The Television news channels had nothing to report except that of agony, loss…

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Torbaaz movie review
Torbaaz is the latest offering streaming on the Netflix platform that is written and directed by Girish Malik. It is a story of orphaned refugee children staying in camps on the borders of Afghanistan adjacent to Pakistan, whose parents have either died in Fidayeen attacks (suicide bombings) or whose parents have been Fidayeen themselves. Fidayeens are the self sacrificing human bombs who for their own religious cause perpetrate suicide bombings. What could have been a story of victory over the evil forces of self-proclaimed groups who in the garb of changing the system or ethnic cleansing are but perpetrating terrorism, and thus Torbaaz turns out a damp squib. The Talibani terrorists target the refugee children of fidayeen attacks and shamelessly train them to be suicide bombers. Here was an excellent story premise but was ruined due to directorial weakness. Good star cast, gre ....
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Tenet - movie review
Averting World War III, a secret agent on a dangerous mission and the introduction of a new theory of 'Time reversal' is what Tenet about. If one is looking out for full on entertainment, action, hi-tech gadgets and glamorous girls like Bond films then you might be disappointed. Armed with only one word—Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist John David Washington journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time in in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle that was filmed on location across seven countries. Tenet has India connect with Dimple Kapadia playing a significant role that of an International arms dealer. Unlike most of the Hollywood films where India is shown as a third world country, there are scenes like on the streets in South Mumbai, a prestigiou ....
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Durgamati hindi movie review
Durgamati is a remake of Bhaagamathie the Telugu flick of 2018, directed by G Ashok who has also helmed the baton for this hindi version. The original was a big success in South and therefore to cash in on that success this movie was remade in Hindi by Akshay Kumar's company Cape of Good Films and produced by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. Every once in a while we like to see a story which is different from the run-of-the-mill corruption scandal stories as seen on the silver screen. As the saying goes in Bollywood you make something a bit 'hatke' from other movies. Here is an example of 'hatke' as corruption is shown in the garb of horror. Initially when the movie starts it looks like all the characters are play acting, nothing seemed to be right and in its place it all looks very superficial and unconvincing. Taking a convicted murderer who is also an IAS officer to a secluded Haunted ....
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Mask - short film by S K Dash

While fetching applause at several national and international film festivals, Director S K Dash’s short film Mask recently won the prestigious International People’s Choice Award at the Quarantine Image Film Festival-2020 in Argentina while it also made into the final list at Flickfair among other film festivals across the globe. It was pure passion for storytelling that Sweta Kumar Dash,…

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Suresh Bhanushali's short film on girl child KANYA

This Diwali witnessed the online release of Suresh Bhanushali’s hard-hitting short film – Kanya that will change the mind-set of every parent and make them realise – Why not a daughter? This short film takes forward our Prime Minister’s vision of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. Translated literally, it means Save the girl child, provide her adequate education. Made on the…

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Chhalaang movie review
Chhalaang is another OTT original feature film release during the present Covid times and this time it's streaming on Amazon Prime. Lately we have been hearing such names like Chak-de, Dangal, Panga, which point to a desi flavour in tales of inspiration in sports. They are comparable to similar offerings in Hollywood of fight and motivation. Generally such stories are drawn form real life. As the name Chhalaang suggests this movie too deals with the same genre I.e. sports but the inspiration is from a hurt to the ego of one man as, the movie set out to be Montu's story of goof and love but there is a jump literally midway. It changes to a story of the underdog. Though everyone has their respective favourites in sports but one's heart surely goes out for the underdog. The movie is set in a quintessential town of Haryana in North India. Indians love their heroes in the field of sport ....
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