We’re an independent site about independent films, but what are mainstream films upto?

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(Young) Review: RAABTA

By |June 14th, 2017|Mainstream, reviews, Young Critics|

One of our young critics reviews the horrendous RAABTA. The result is quite amusing.

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(Young) Review: Baahubali 2

By |April 28th, 2017|Mainstream, reviews, Young Critics|

One of our young critics reviews S.S. Rajamouli's much-awaited second instalment of the epic Baahubali franchise -- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

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Trailer Review: NOOR

By |March 8th, 2017|Mainstream, reviews|

Our trailer review of Sunhil Sippy's NOOR, the new Sonakshi Sinha starrer, which releases in April this year.

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Trailer Review: Anaarkali of Aarah

By |February 24th, 2017|Mainstream, reviews|

Our trailer review of the upcoming Swara Bhaskar starrer (feels good to say that!), Anaarkali of Aarah.

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Dil Chahta Hai: The subtext of fear

By |February 2nd, 2017|Features, Mainstream, movies we loved|

Pankaj Sachdeva digs deeper into perhaps the most iconic Hindi film of a generation, Dil Chahta Hai.

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The Worst Hindi Films of 2016

By |January 13th, 2017|Features, Mainstream, reviews|

We list the five worst Hindi films of 2016 -- a year that was unmistakably middling in terms of both content and box-office success.

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Album Review: Pritam’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

By |November 4th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Music critic Rohit Mehrotra reviews perhaps the year's most popular mainstream music album so far, Pritam's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.'

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Mahi-bharata: The much-told story

By |September 30th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Rahul Desai's review of the much-awaited biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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Pink eyes and blue ears

By |September 15th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Rahul Desai's essay on the conflicted eyes and hapless ears of the mainstream film 'Pink' -- starring Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu.

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Film Review: A FLYING JATT

By |August 24th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Mainstream Alert: Our review of the week's 'big ticket' movie, the Tiger Shroff starrer, A FLYING JATT. In short, we're missing the indies.

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Film Review: HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI

By |August 19th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Our review of HAPPY BHAG JAYEGI, one of the few funny Hindi-language comedies this year.

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The perils of privilege

By |August 17th, 2016|Critics Speak, Mainstream, movies we loved|

A write-up on Zoya Akhtar's definitive and immensely re-watchable Patch-Addams family ensemble film, Dil Dhadakne Do.

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Film Review: MOHENJO DARO

By |August 12th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Rahul Desai's review of Ashutosh Gowarikar's MOHENJO DARO, another historical epic-fail.

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Film Review: RUSTOM

By |August 11th, 2016|Mainstream, reviews|

Our review of Tinu Suresh Desai's absurdly tacky Akshay Kumar starrer, RUSTOM.

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Let’s not talk about sex

By |June 25th, 2016|Features, Mainstream|

Our guest writer Suchin Mehrotra returns with a tragically relevant piece on the horrid perception of eroticism and adult-themed films in Hindi cinema.

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The Death Of Darkness

By |May 23rd, 2016|Features, Mainstream|

Our guest author Suchin Mehrotra mourns -- and eagerly explores -- the state of contemporary Hindi film villainy.

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A Winner By Knockout

By |November 25th, 2015|Mainstream, reviews|

Rahul Desai breaks tradition and writes about something very close to his childhood and heart - the ROCKY spinoff 'Creed' - an engaging franchise addition to the boxer's enduring legacy.