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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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Review: Shaandaar is fun, fun, fun!

Where cheer is indispensable and cynicism is undesirable — the world is viewed through rose-coloured glasses in Vikas Bahl’s Shaandaar. How else does a story about a dysfunctional family involving a domineering matriarch, her oppressed descendants, an adopted insomniac and … Continue reading

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