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  • Review: Utopia: Gruesome pandemic drama

    Review: Utopia: Gruesome pandemic drama


    Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn writes and executive-produces eight episodes of the nihilistic action drama Utopia, based on the cult British conspiracy thriller series of the same name that launched in 2013.

  • Review: 'Crackdown' is an okay option for a binge

    Review: 'Crackdown' is an okay option for a binge


    Special OPS, The Family Man and Bard Of Blood are a few random instances, of shows within the genre that have tried scoring off that advantage lately, with varying levels of success. It is Bollywood filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia's turn now, to tap the idea with his debut digital effort, Crackdown.

  • Review: Knock Knock Knock: Unusual, unsettling

    Review: Knock Knock Knock: Unusual, unsettling


    Brevity is not always an essential attribute in cinema, while setting up narrative and aesthetic brilliance. Which is what makes the short film an exciting challenge. The ability to create an entire fictional universe within minutes is a craft quite unlike any other format of cinematic storytelling.

  • Review: Cargo: Lumbers along in infinite space

    Review: Cargo: Lumbers along in infinite space


    A giant spaceship, Pushpak 634-A, lumbers along in infinite space. In the ship a demon, or rakshas, named Prahastha receives deceased humans, heals them and recycles them for their next birth.

  • Review: Atkan Chatkan: Struggles to find rhythm

    Review: Atkan Chatkan: Struggles to find rhythm


    This is the story of Guddu (Lydian Nadhaswaram), a boy of about 10 or 11, who works at a tea stall. Guddu has a passion for music, and is gifted too. He can strike up rhythm and create sounds out of nothing, and without an instrument.

  • Review: V: Nani's film is formulaic fun for fans

    Review: V: Nani's film is formulaic fun for fans


    The story starts Sudheer Babu's entry as dashing DCP Adithya, busting a dozen-odd goons with gusto amid a Muharram riot. It's all in a day's work for the hunk in uniform, who is as much a hero among the masses as he is a darling of the media.

  • Review: JL 50: 'Desi' sci-fi takes flight

    Review: JL 50: 'Desi' sci-fi takes flight


    JL 50 comes as a happy reminder of the fact that Indian OTT is moving into areas where our mainstream storytelling normally never ventured before. The series is positioned as a sci-fi thriller.

  • Review: C U Soon: Experimental entertainer

    Review: C U Soon: Experimental entertainer


    C U Soon, new-age Malayalam maverick Mahesh Narayanan's second feature film, slots itself in the category. Shot entirely on an iPhone in 18 days during lockdown, the film is a thriller that works up the tension quietly but surely in 98 minutes.

  • Review: Sadak 2: Road to nowhere

    Review: Sadak 2: Road to nowhere


    Sadak 2 comes with a throwback whiff, though not a happy one. It reminds you of a lot of the kitsch that summed up Hindi commercial cinema once upon a time, which you thought had left the Bollywood screen for good.

  • Review: Mee Raqsam: Simplistic but relevant

    Review: Mee Raqsam: Simplistic but relevant


    There is something very earnest about Mee Raqsam that endears, about the way debutant director Baba Azmi tries using his story to reiterate a message that is all-too familiar yet always relevant.

  • Review: Dangerous: Too amateurish to thrill

    Review: Dangerous: Too amateurish to thrill


    Vikram Bhatt products bear a trademark. The genre is normally thriller. The crime factor is juxtaposed onto inevitable sexual tension between the hero and the heroine. Music plays a big role. Content and execution often reveal, uh, foreign inspiration.

  • Review: Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama

    Review: Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama


    This time, Vidyut Jammwal keeps his shirt on for most parts. He is not much in the mood to fight either -- well, not at least to unleash the familiar choreographed martial arts blitz.