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Buddha in a Traffic Jam

The controversies preceding the release of this movie had ensured that the suspense turned into obvious; so, let me state at the very outset that it is an anti-Naxal movie. But unlike other poor attempts at Naxalite bashing, this movie is pretty well made: the message has been passed on in a far better synchronized manner. Of course, it is a theory. A theory that Naxals are inhuman rogues, who…

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Manjhi, the Mountain Man

#Manjhi #theMountainMan This movie gives you the courage to be alone. There are many insipirational stories of lone fighters, but this story is magnificient because of the sheer challenge countered by an even bigger insanity. The power of insanity is so deceptive that it attacks without a warning, and that’s what the arrogance deserves. By the time the arrogance percieves the damage, the damage has already been done; so what…


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Piku

There are times when you have nothing specific in mind but just want to write. Today is one such day. And, what better than to write on Piku. Constipation: Couldn’t have imagined in the wildest of my dreams that somebody would make a movie on a subject so frivolous, and yet so convincingly that it will end up leaving tears in the eyes. Feeling of Deja Vu certainly — no…


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Ab Tak Chappan 2

This is a story of encounter cops, who don’t have to account for bullets. Whether such cops and bullets exist is not known to me, but since the movie starts with a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction, I am ready to enjoy it as such — though I don’t think Daya Nayak has been thanked for editorial inputs. Even last time, I couldn’t consume a big gangster…


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Satyagraha

This movie is completely unreal and doesn’t present the true picture of reality. The following are the aberrations: 1. Anna Hazaare is not yet dead. 2. Kiran Bedi was the first woman IPS officer, and I have observed she wears her coat with buttons on the left. 3. Manish Sisodia is not that handsome. 4. Shazia Ilmi is not size Zero; come on :). 5. Prashant Bhushan is taller than…


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Raanjhanaa

I think the long wait for Sonam Kapoor is over. This movie is brashly real; the soul of the movie is the passionate love, and that reality has never been lost. Dhanush has done the unimaginable. Half way down the movie, I had a feeling that Dhanush will die an ordinary death. But, not really! The movie ends with a new life of vigor — I am certainly waiting for…


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Table No. 21

Table no. 21 is a movie with an attitude. I have never before seen a movie leaving a social message with such an impact. Undoubtedly, this is a revenge movie (oops I have given it away, but can’t help it), but the revenge is intriguing and also amazingly entertaining — there are moments in the movie which will bring anybody on the edge of the seat. If it were a…