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Chupke Se (2003) – Review

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On December 1, 2017
Frankly, it’s no fun to know much about a movie before you enter the cinema hall. Prejudices form, predictability seeps in, things like that, you know? Unfortunately, nine times out of 10, I always know what the story is, what the highlight is, who is going to die, who will survive, whether an item number […]

Boom (2003) – Review

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On December 1, 2017

Boom should have, by rights, been called Doom. Here’s a word of caution: if you want a good story, Boom is not your film. Just be prepared for a skin fest and language strong enough to shock a f

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Zameen (2003) – Review

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In the last two years, a new genre of Hindi films has evolved: action films where Pakistan and its evil inhabitants are the villains. If Sunny Deol could patent it, the rights for this kind of plot would surely go to him. Zameen, starring Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu, takes inspiration from this […]

Market (2003) – Review

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On December 1, 2017

I had this really bad dream yesterday. Someone had tied me to a chair and was brandishing a cane saying, “You have to review Market.” In my dreams (actually, it’s more like a nightma

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Calcutta Mail (2003) – Review

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How can a filmmaker build a suspense thriller brilliantly and then squander it away on a tame exposition? Perhaps Sudhir Mishra, director of such gripping films as Dharavi, Main Zinda Hoon and Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin, can tell us. Calcutta Mail, Mishra’s first big-budget outing, displays a sense of urgency from the moment a […]
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Gangaajal (2003) – Review

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Twenty years after Govind Nihalani made Ardh Satya, conscientious cops in Hindi cinema are still trying to overcome the same hurdles Anant Welankar stumbled against. There is deep-rooted corruption in the police force, there are politicians. And there are feudal lords (often you cannot tell the difference). And their wayward gun-totting sons who have a […]
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