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

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things: A snapshot of thought

By |September 24th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Charlie Kaufman's enigmatic new Netflix film, I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS.

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Film review: Cargo

By |September 9th, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplayLarge|

Rachit Raj reviews Arati Kadav's CARGO, the intimate new Indian sci-fi film on Netflix.

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Review: Mee Raqsam

By |September 3rd, 2020|reviews, ReviewsDisplaySmall|

Rachit Raj reviews Mee Raqsam, the new Baba Azmi film paying tribute to his father and legendary Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi.

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Review: Pareeksha – The Final Test

By |August 7th, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Prakash Jha's latest, Pareeksha, a social drama streaming on Zee5.

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Review: Raat Akeli Hai

By |August 1st, 2020|reviews|

Rachit Raj reviews Honey Trehan's RAAT AKELI HAI, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte.

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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|

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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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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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.