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Super filmi week: Gulzar’s gussa, Sachin’s tears!

Christopher Nolan’s next, Gulzar’s gussa, Shyam Benegal’s Shivaji and RD’s Lawrence of Arabia connection, catch all this and more in my Super Filmi Week. Monday What should Christopher Nolan direct next? My question on The New Yorker Movie Club’s Facebook … Continue reading

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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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