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Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, the Oscars and the bromance

I wanted to see ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ in the theatre but couldn’t. So the next wishful thinking was to watch it before the Oscars and that I did. The most obvious reason for all the drool-worthy expectations from the movie was, of course, the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Last… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, the Oscars and the bromance

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Forrest Gump: A review of this iconic movie and the book in one box!

I could never quite get myself to watch ‘Forrest Gump’ but when I did; I had to write about it. Once, I was on YouTube and saw this episode of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on Ellen’s show where Tom Hanks enacts the famous line ‘Life is a box of chocolates’. The next thing I… Continue reading Forrest Gump: A review of this iconic movie and the book in one box!

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Jumanji: The Next Level – A Genuine Level Up in Adventure

It isn’t quite often that you find a sequel outwitting the prequel. Well, I was actually not expecting a well-crafted story when I booked the tickets for Jumanji: The Next Level. I went for the movie for the love of its original one with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst as the little girl. There was… Continue reading Jumanji: The Next Level – A Genuine Level Up in Adventure

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Frozen II: Elsa and Anna venture ‘Into the Unknown’ in the North

I had refused to watch Frozen II trailers from day one; I was way too scared what if this doesn’t work out. I mean a sequel is really a blind test (remember Cars 2!). Today, after watching Frozen II, I would say…Well, what else should a sequel have? Frozen II amalgamates all the elements from… Continue reading Frozen II: Elsa and Anna venture ‘Into the Unknown’ in the North

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Bala Movie Review: Our Obsession with Looking the Socially Acceptable Way

In Bhagavata Purana when Lord Krishna sees Kubja, the hunchback maidservant of King Kansa in Mathura, he transforms her into a beautiful woman. Or, does he? Perhaps Lord Krishna only implied that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Like many aspects of mythology, we never delve into interpretations and remember stories in the… Continue reading Bala Movie Review: Our Obsession with Looking the Socially Acceptable Way

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A Star is Born: Movie Review

Why did I listen to ‘Shallow’ a year back? Since then, I have got stuck with this song on a loop? The song is so powerful that once you watch ‘A Star is Born’, you cannot imagine it to work without this song. ‘Shallow’ anchors you to the great romantic-drama-musical ahead of you. If you… Continue reading A Star is Born: Movie Review

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The Lion King: the remake and the gushing animation

In the ‘Circle of Life’, movies especially the favourite ones are bound to get a remake. ‘The Lion King’ is one such attempt at recreating the magic of 1994 blockbuster ‘The Lion King’ in the ambit of modern animation. The trailers had the feel of ‘The Jungle Book’, the earlier remake by Jon Favreau. I… Continue reading The Lion King: the remake and the gushing animation

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Manto: Movie Review

I had been so excited for this movie ever since I had seen the trailer. Ofcourse, it is not typical of Hindi movie industry to go ahead with a biopic and that too on a ‘writer’. Manto was released last year (2018), and yes, it took me a year to get to watch it! Sadaat… Continue reading Manto: Movie Review

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Spiderman: Far From Home – A Fun ‘Mysterio’ ride worth taking

One has only heard good things about Spiderman: Far From Home and it is absolutely true. There is so much upgrade from the last time – better script, great locations, amazing VFX and an awesome villain. Also, a Spiderman in several Spider Suits which in the coming days are sure to queue up in toy… Continue reading Spiderman: Far From Home – A Fun ‘Mysterio’ ride worth taking

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Toy Story 4: there’s a snake in my boot and should I run to watch this one?

To me, Toy Story 3 was the perfect ending to the beautiful relationship we had with Andy, Woody, Buzz and Jessie. The toys are passed on to the shy little Bonnie as Andy leaves for college. And, you are sure the toys are in good hands, bidding farewell to you and Andy. Come June 2019,… Continue reading Toy Story 4: there’s a snake in my boot and should I run to watch this one?

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Eat Pray Love: Movie Review

I was re-watching ‘Eat Pray Love’ almost after 6-7 years as I was toying with the idea of reading ‘City of Girls’ by Elizabeth Gilbert which hits the stands now. The movie was released in 2010, four years after the book by the same title written by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book has soon become the International bestseller… Continue reading Eat Pray Love: Movie Review

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

When I saw Spiderman-Homecoming, I was extremely bored to follow the clichéd story yet another time in a new package. Tom Holland and ‘Tony Stark’, all that jazz with the new spidersuit but not many sparks in the movie. I never wanted to watch another Spiderman movie ever. But, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ resurrected that… Continue reading Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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Aladdin: An adorable tale interspersed with song and dance

It’s time I tell you the story of a boy, a princess and a lamp. We grew up watching Aladdin cartoon series on television and are perhaps reading the story to our children now. So there lay the biggest challenge for the makers of Aladdin to present something interesting above the already well-told story. When… Continue reading Aladdin: An adorable tale interspersed with song and dance

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Crazy Rich Asians: Movie Review

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ gave me the ‘Princess Diaries’ vibe. Yes, I know totally unrelated. But there are designer dresses and the eternal compulsion to look great. In a line – it is the story of a smart, good looking and rich Chinese boy in love with a young, intelligent and poor Chinese American girl. The movie is… Continue reading Crazy Rich Asians: Movie Review

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The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier: Short Story Review

‘The Birds’ written by Daphne Du Maurier was published in 1952. This story is a part of the collection called ‘The Apple Tree’. “Never heard of birds getting savage.” Then, this is the story to read. A horrifying tale of birds’ attack on humankind. The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier The story focuses on Nat Hocken,… Continue reading The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier: Short Story Review

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Period. End of Sentence: Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Oscars

‘Period. The End of Sentence’. While we may be busy basking in the glory of India’s win at the 91st Academy Awards. This documentary brings us again to the question of menstrual health, hygiene and social backwardness in ‘21st century India’. The documentary is directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, an Iranian-American filmmaker.  Period. End of Sentence Movie Poster… Continue reading Period. End of Sentence: Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Oscars

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Coco: Movie Review

‘Coco’ is a cartoon movie released in 2017 and has won Oscars in the ‘Best Animated Feature’ category. The 12-year-old lean boy wearing a white vest, blue jeans with a shoe mending bag shoulder strapped around him is a delight to watch. This movie is set in Mexico, so all the characters have the delightful… Continue reading Coco: Movie Review

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Zootopia: Movie Review

Zootopia is the story of a super cute female rabbit who wants to become a cop when she grows up. In the new animal world, with the evolution, the animals live in a human like world with schools, market places, offices and transport.   The movie begins with the young animals performing at the school… Continue reading Zootopia: Movie Review

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Ferdinand: The story of a cute and sensitive bull

Ferdinand is a sweet, adorable cartoon movie that gives you the Disney movie vibe but is actually made by 20th Century Fox. The story is loosely based on the children’s story ‘The story of Ferdinand’ by the American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson, published in 1936. The movie begins with the sublime,… Continue reading Ferdinand: The story of a cute and sensitive bull

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The Disaster Artist: Real story behind the ‘Worst Movie Ever’

‘The Disaster Artist’ released in 2017, based on the true story of a rich, eccentric man who believed he could act and as nobody was ready to give him a chance, he decided to make a movie himself and played the lead.  The Disaster Artist pc pinterest So, he wrote, directed, acted and produced the… Continue reading The Disaster Artist: Real story behind the ‘Worst Movie Ever’