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Reviews of the latest (and sometimes not-so latest) independent films from South Asians everywhere.

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Review: Bhonsle

By |July 6th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Rachit Raj reviews Devashish Makhija's BHONSLE, now streaming on SonyLiv.

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The visual feeling of Bulbbul

By |June 25th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

Our review of Anvita Dutt's BULBBUL, now streaming on Netflix.

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Film review: AXONE

By |June 17th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Our review of Nicholas Kharkongor's Netflix-streaming film, AXONE.

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Review: Gulabo Sitabo

By |June 13th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Shoojit Sircar's GULABO SITABO, the first of many direct-to-OTT Bollywood releases this year.

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The “Gulabo Sitabo” album is a sight for sore ears

By |June 5th, 2020|reviews|

Rohit Mehrotra raves about the Shantanu Moitra-scored music album of the upcoming GULABO SITABO.

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Understanding the trinity of Eeb Allay Ooo!

By |June 3rd, 2020|Analysis, AnalysisDisplayLarge, reviews|

Jayjit Sarkar takes a deeper look at the trinity – the man, the animal, the God – of Prateek Vats' Eeb Allay Ooo!

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Review: Betaal (Netflix)

By |May 26th, 2020|reviews|

Our review of Patrick Graham's BETAAL, the second Netflix-Red Chillies misfire after Bard of Blood.

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Review: Ghoomketu (Zee5)

By |May 23rd, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Our review of GHOOMKETU, the long-in-the-cans Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer now streaming on Zee5.

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Review: What Are The Odds

By |May 21st, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

Our review of Megha Ramaswamy's WHAT ARE THE ODDS, a quirky little flight of fantasy that's now streaming on Netflix.

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Review: PAATAL LOK

By |May 16th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Amazon Prime web series, PAATAL LOK, created by Sudip Sharma and produced by Anushka Sharma.

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Review: MRS. SERIAL KILLER

By |May 5th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix India original, Mrs. Serial Killer, directed by Shirish Kunder.

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Weeks without days

By |April 14th, 2020|Critics Speak, reviews, Young Critics|

With the pandemic-stricken world in lockdown, young critic Rachit Raj mourns a life without the movies.

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Streaming review: SHE

By |March 29th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj reviews the new Netflix India series, SHE, created and co-written by Imtiaz Ali.

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Film review: KAAMYAAB

By |March 23rd, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about Kaamyaab, Hardik Mehta's delightful directorial debut, starring Sanjay Mishra as a forgotten character actor in Bollywood.

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Film Review: Guilty (Netflix)

By |March 18th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Rachit Raj writes about GUILTY, the uneven Netflix India original written by Kanika Dhillon and directed by Ruchi Narain.

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Film Review: RAKKHOSH (Netflix)

By |March 15th, 2020|reviews, Young Critics|

Our review of the indie, RAKKHOSH, featuring Namit Das and Sanjay Mishra, also known as "India's first POV feature film".

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The anti-youth of Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha

By |March 10th, 2020|Critics Speak, Features, reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Film critic Poulomi Das writes about Tanuja Chandra's intimate new documentary, "Aunty Sudha, Aunty Radha".

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Noblemen: An eye for an eye

By |February 23rd, 2020|Analysis, Features, reviews|

By Pankaj Sachdeva In Noblemen, debutante director Vandana Kataria reimagines Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by setting it in a boarding school in India. Her film tells the story of Shay (Ali Haji) who is selected to play the part of Bassanio from the aforementioned play in the annual function at his school. He is bullied by his senior Baaadal (Shaan Grover) as he wants to play the part of Bassanio as well. In connivance with the school captain Arjun (Mohommad Ali Mir), Baaadal tries to force Shay to withdraw from the play using violence and torture. The only support system Shay has [...]