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Tubelight: Nothing dazzle worthy about Salman’s boring, bogus naïveté

Salman Khan as a wide-eyed, pure-hearted paragon of virtue alongside a knee-high angel made for some heartrending drama in Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The director recreates this imagery to make a case for innocence-prevailing-against-all-odds even more ardently if not half … Continue reading

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Looking back at Shyam Benegal’s mesmerising Mandi

Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle … Continue reading

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Saluting Om Puri: Face of reality!

Only few days ago, I was quoting Om Puri from Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. It all began with having a good laugh over the feisty little nephew’s treatment of a toy archery set and my recollection of the 1983 classic’s hilarious Mahabharata parodywherein, among … Continue reading

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