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  • Review: Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note

    Review: Bandish Bandits: Struggles to hit the right note


    In an early scene, protagonist Radhe, played by budding actor Ritwik Bhowmik, strains to hit the right high note of a complex raaga. As the episodes roll, you realise the series itself is much like Radhe in that scene, struggling to hit the right high point.

  • Review: Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge

    Review: Raat Akeli Hai: Whodunit with noir edge


    Nawazuddin Siddiqui's new starrer falls back on such a formula to regale, which is actually a rarity in Hindi mainstream. "Raat Akeli Hai" departs from stock gimmick quota that often defines the Bollywood thriller, as an old-world suspense drama is served keeping in mind contemporary audience mindset.

  • Review: Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form

    Review: Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form


    The malady becomes particularly obvious in the case of comedy -- definitely the trickiest genre to write. Comedy needs to sustain pace and punchline in an incessant flow. A narrative that seems to run out of either begins to seem monotonous after a while.

  • Review: French Biriyani: Cooks up a kooky dish

    Review: French Biriyani: Cooks up a kooky dish


    There is only one way to make a slapstick comedy: Keep the jokes coming, and keep them funny. There is only one way to enjoy a slapstick comedy: The jokes are so funny that you forget what language they are in.

  • Review: 'Dil Bechara': Sushant Singh Rajput leads a stellar cast

    Review: 'Dil Bechara': Sushant Singh Rajput leads a stellar cast


    This is the last time Sushant connects with his fans doing what he did best -- acting -- and he does so in a film about death. Watching him go, you are reminded once again he was an artiste who could simply, effortlessly turn a mundane scene into something endearing.

  • Review: 'A Confession': Layered retelling of a crime

    Review: 'A Confession': Layered retelling of a crime


    Most Indian lovers of crime drama would instantly recall Martin Freeman as an affable Dr Watson to the Benedict Cumberbatch avatar of Sherlock Holmes. His new outing, a starring role, gives Freeman a deeper involvement as a lawkeeper in the plot.

  • Review: 'Law': Like a nineties B-grader

    Review: 'Law': Like a nineties B-grader


    Decades ago, the Amitabh Bachchan-Rajinikanth courtroom drama "Andhaa Kaanoon" was themed around a basic question about law and justice. Does one necessarily have to be ethical while using the law to obtain justice?

  • Review: 'Cursed': Fantasy drama lacks enough magic

    Review: 'Cursed': Fantasy drama lacks enough magic


    Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler have reimagined their graphic novel "Cursed" as an OTT screen-sized adventure. The 10-episode show essentially looks at the legend of Arthur through the perspective of Nimue, the young heroine who would go onto become Lady of the Lake in Arthurian fable.

  • Review: 'Virgin Bhanupriya': Runs out of gags

    Review: 'Virgin Bhanupriya': Runs out of gags


    Geeky good girl in the dire need to lose virginity chases dashing bad boy to get the needful done. So, what happens next? If you are really dying to know, then that could be the sole urgency driving you to sit through Urvashi Rautela's new starrer.

  • Review: ‘Undekhi’: Served with understated menace

    Review: ‘Undekhi’: Served with understated menace


    The crime drama must be among genres that have benefitted the most with the advent of OTT in India, what with filmmakers pushing the envelope as never before in terms of concepts and treatment. "Undekhi" does not explore any unusual crime.

  • Review: 'Alex Rider': Spy games that schoolboys play

    Review: 'Alex Rider': Spy games that schoolboys play


    James Bond beware, the spy kids are taking over. Teen action queen Hanna returned for a second season blitz only the other week, and now here comes Alex Rider -- new teen spy on the block. Alex is Brit and suitably suave, just like Bond, and he reports to MI6. Plus, "Alex Rider" the series gets a very Bond-ish opening theme song too, before the spy games kick in.

  • Review: 'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show

    Review: 'On Becoming A God In Central Florida': Super show


    Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky's oddly titled but amazingly executed "On Becoming A God In Central Florida" utilises its structure of a web series and spreads the idea over 10 episodes. By turns dark, comic, shocking and brutal, the show remains absolutely absorbing as slowburn storytelling settles in.

  • Review: 'Desperados': Circus of comic cliches

    Review: 'Desperados': Circus of comic cliches


    Take "Bridesmaids", add a dash of "Girls Trip" with a sprinkle of "Bad Moms" thrown in, and voila! Cooking up a rom-com yarn about three very confused ladies never seemed easier.