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OMG

The success of this movie clearly highlights the contempt of the “Godmen” by the urbanites, but only if this contempt could be extended to the “God” himself. The movie makes a good statement, but it also propagates the same old notions. Thankfully, there are no blasphemy laws in India, so the movie could be made. But, unfortunately, India doesn’t have any independent Law of Tort either — except the Consumer…


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Ek Tha Tiger

I met a couple who spoke reverse french. For example, they would say “aime te je” instead of “je t’aime”, meaning “I love you”. I thought it must be some unique way of expressing love — assuming everything about French is lovely. But, no, this was some kind of defense mechanism. Undoubtedly, love is the most powerful and the cleanest form of politics, so anything is achievable through love —…


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Mod

I should first make a declaration that I like Nagesh Kukunoor’s Cinema. I was just reading the box-office reports of the movies. The taste of the Indian audience is pathetic. A movie like Mod has earned just ₹ 40 lacs, and is being termed a “disaster”. Incredible! Mod is zillion times better than Ra.One, Bodyguard, Dabang, Reddy, Singham, and, for that matter, even 3 Idiots. I also watched Aashayein, and…


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Udaan

Rebellion is a necessity in any political society. It is a check on power. It emanates in many forms and is never without a cause. The attempt has to be made to understand the cause. For example, the most prominent rebellion is that of the teenagers, which is always considered as being without cause. But, is it true? A teenager considers herself a political prisoner of her parents, who have…


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Love, Sex and Dhoka

I don’t know why I am even writing this review. I am so stunned by the fraud played by this movie that I need to express: This movie is no love, no sex, but only DHOKA. Dhoka No. 1: It has been made to believe that the video clippings in the movie are real, but they are in fact acted upon and screen played. In the director’s own words, “Imagine…


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Welcome to Sajjanpur

“Welcome to Sajjanpur”: A Shyam Bengal movie produced by UTV is definitely commercial but with a characteristic subtle social message of Shyam Benegal’s movies. The story is that of an immensely talented infamous writer, who, nevertheless, makes big differences in the lives of people. Story is set up in a small Indian village dominated by goonda politics. The protagonist of the movie is a letter writer, who puts in emotions…