By Mark Manuel | Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2019

‘Photograph’ will make you fall in love with Mumbai, says Sanya Malhotra

She reminded me, in many ways, of the Hollywood actress Jennifer Beals who played an exotic dancer in the 1983 romantic drama Flashdance. The same shy sexiness in her expressive eyes and sunshine smile,.....

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By | Thursday, 03 May, 2018

Film Review: Amitabh and Rishi are rock-and-roll in 102 Not Out

With: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi Written by: Saumya Joshi Directed by: Umesh Shukla Rating: Four Moons If you want to know what a “slice-of-life’ film is, see Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out. It’s got the best and worst of life conveniently sliced.....

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By | Friday, 25 Jan, 2019

Thackeray Film Review: Nawazuddin Siddiqui in saffron and wearing malas, brings Balasaheb Thackeray to life in Sanjay Raut’s powerful biopic

First things first, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a dead ringer for Balasaheb Thackeray. Producer Sanjay Raut, who zeroed in on the actor after seeing him in the comedy film Freaky Ali, could not have chosen better. I.....

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By | Wednesday, 20 Mar, 2019

Kesari Review: The Josh in the film is in Akshay Kumar's killer attitude

Film: Kesari  Cast: Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra Director: Anurag Singh Rating: 4 Moons Kesari is the mother of all patriotic battles. Very rarely do you see a war film in which the hero and home side, after fighting to.....

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By Mark Manuel | Wednesday, 27 Mar, 2019

How her appeal and talent has made Kriti Sanon one of Bollywood’s most bankable and likeable stars

Kriti Sanon is Bollywood’s Little Miss Sunshine. A sunny and cheerful actress blessed with tall, drop-dead gorgeous looks, oodles of amazing and natural talent, an equal measure of ambition and optimism, and.....

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By Mark Manuel | Tuesday, 26 Mar, 2019

Notebook Review: Newbies Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl shine in Salman Khan’s soft romance

Film: Notebook Cast: Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl Director: Nitin Kakar Rating: 4 Moons

Notebook is hot buttered toast and steaming coffee on a rainy afternoon. A film that’s like comfort food for the soul......

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By Mark Manuel | Friday, 22 Mar, 2019

Our kids need to learn about real battles and not just PUBG, says Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar’s flight was late. He was returning from Ahmedabad. He had gone there to promote Kesari – his new film on the historic Battle of Saragarhi of 1897. His vivacious co-star Parineeti Chopra was.....

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By Mark Manuel | Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2018

Satyameva Jayate Film Review: John and Manoj engage in a thrilling test of brawn vs. brain

Director: Milap Zaveri

Cast: John Abraham, Amruta Khanvilkar, Manoj Bajpayee, Aisha Sharma

Rating: Three-and-half Moons

There was a Satyamev Jayate made in 1987 by Raj Sippy starring Vinod Khanna as an upright police officer who gets framed for.....

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