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There is not one ounce of malice in the film. So pure, untouched and unfiltered are the emotions running in the veins of these characters that you feel too little as a person to deserve to know these people. And hey, you also walk out as a better person. The writer and director Ritesh Batra’s…

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Gully Boy

The writer and director Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy fails to own it. That’s disappointing considering it is a film about rap. It doesn’t have any particular highlights. Simply flat. It has good standards but it is flat. Zoya is unfortunately not completely in control of her product. There are times where she with her subtlety…

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Kabir Singh

The writer and director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh, an adaptation of his own film Arjun Reddy, is a powerful iteration on the machismo of the current generation. And it is powerful, for the storytelling is properly crafted. You see, when it comes to display how destructive the character and the world it focuses on…

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Made In China

There are statements, characters and motives contradicting each other in successive scenes that oddly complicates a simple storyline rather than simplifying them. The director Mikhil Musale’s Made In China is a film hiding behind metaphors. There are so many metaphors flying by in this film that I felt like a soldier in the field, trying…

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Jawaani Jaaneman

It is time that Saif should dive in on the rom-com genre. Especially if it has all the familiar ingredients, you will need someone of his caliber to refresh the dish with his kookiness. The director Nitin Kakkar’s Jawaani Jaaneman is a remake of an Argentine film Igualita a mi and still I wouldn’t call this…

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Logan Lucky

All hail, the lord that shows us, feeds us, moves us, what we know, think and wish a heist should look like. Eccentric characters, page-turning one-liners and good old music. Steven Soderberg’s Logan Lucky is a reincarnation for the genre that he aced decades ago and what his perception is towards those flicks in these current…

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Zero

The director Anand L. Rai and the writer Himanshu Sharma’s fourth collaboration has an educational speech on walking a tightrope that Indian film industry is going through. A little tour before you decide to walk in on this- I don’t have one word to describe this film, no wonder what they came up with as…

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Pulp Fiction

This does show that pen is, indeed, mightier than sword.  Pulp Fiction has considerably been Quentin Tarantino’s career defining project and it is raw and honest. And maybe that’s why it holds a place in one of those rare milestones that can and does hold up against time. But screenwriters Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avery…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

It hurts my head how good his story is metaphorically and how powerful his command is on symbolism. Martin McDonaugh, who wrote this script along with In Bruges, which too got nominated for the best original screenplay in Oscars, has an earnest sense towards philosophy. Though he tells his stories with crime in his mind,…

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