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Subhash K Jha
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The Fabulous Lies Of Bollywood Lives
I sat numbed and wide-eyed through this vulgar display of wealth and luxury wondering two things: are these people for real? And have we imagined the Covid crisis? Looking at the gleaming surfaces and glossy faces in this series on…
Coolie No 1 Trailer: Please Forgive Them, Govinda
The trailer of David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1, a remake of…. Err…David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 just released. Should we rejoice? Should we wait with bated breath for Christmas day when this mishmash of an original film (which was no…
Indoo Ki Jawani, Hamari Pareshani?
There is some good news and bad news. First, the good news: Indoo Ki Jawani featuring giggle-giggle Kiara Advani in the title role is a comedy. Now for the bad news – the comedy is not funny. At all! In…
A Simple Murder Is Engaging In Parts
With no better option left, the couple in this fair-to-fine series Manish and Richa typify the can’t-do-without-can’t-do-with type of relationship where sparks fly and bullets roar. After a while their shouting bouts a drowned in drivel. No matter how many…
Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa: Dull, Lifeless And Pointless
Pankaj Tripathy makes an appearance after 50 minutes of a tortuous, plodding surreal yatra, and that too for 5 minutes and then he’s gone. Lucky sod! The best thing to do in a film as heavy-handed and self-consciously cerebral as…
Bicchoo Ka Khel: More Mayhem From Mirzapur
Some more mayhem and mahamari in the land of bakchodi (useless gossip) and maara-mari. The bizarre small-town formula started on the big screen with Anand Rai’s Tanu Weds Manu and then went in Bareilly Ki Barfi. That formula has now…
The Crown: Season 4 Is A Triumph
Having invested 40 hours of my life in this, one of the finest serials that Netflix has produced, ten of those hours in the last four days unwilling to miss a single beat from the episodes collectively constituting Season 4,…
Tanushree Dutta On Where The #MeToo Movement Is Heading In Bollywood |TBI Exclusive
Actor Tanushree Dutta spearheaded the #MeToo movement in Bollywood. Just a year after she accused Nana Patekar of harassment, triggering off a chain of similar accusations, the movement seems to have fizzled out with the real culprits going scot-free or…
Girl: A Must-Watch For Everyone
Watching first-time actor Victor Polster nailing the role of a youngster with an alternate sexuality in the painful transition from a boy to a girl, I would have never guessed that he is not one in reality too. Yes, he…
Soorarai Pottru Is Everything Cinema Should Be
Emotions run high when Maara (Suriya) runs out of money to pay for his business-class ticket to reach his father’s deathbed. In a film that captures the essence and value of impatience, Maara is running short of cash and time.…