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Movie Review: Lipstick Under My Burkha

REUTERS - If there is one thing you have to credit Alankrita Shrivastava’s latest film with, it is that it throws open the lives of women in a way that we rarely see on Indian celluloid.

Movie Review: Munna Michael

REUTERS - In Sabbir Khan’s “Munna Michael”, Tiger Shroff is an all-conquering Michael Jackson fan who dances just as fluidly as he fights. With the signature black felt hat and a bandana on his wrist, Munna waltzes his way through nightclubs and dance venues in Mumbai but fails to find fame or money.

Q&A: Bhumi Pednekar on ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and male chauvinist pigs

REUTERS - When she made her film debut in 2015, Bhumi Pednekar was the antithesis of the Bollywood heroine – playing an overweight bride whose husband refuses to accept her and her body type. In her second film, Pednekar plays another newly-wed, but this time she is a feisty woman who leaves her husband after discovering he doesn’t have a toilet in the house.

Movie Review: Jagga Jasoos 

In Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos”, the detective likes to sing. In the making for more than three years, the film is a rousing musical that pays tribute to Tintin and Feluda, and combines Disney’s musical tradition with a whimsical style reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s work.

Movie Review: Shab

REUTERS - In one the first scenes in “Shab”, a young man from a small town comes to Delhi to take part in a pageant. He struts confidently in front of the judges, unaware that his small-town accent and gauche demeanour put him at a serious disadvantage in the competition. The film exemplifies its protagonist. It is so blind to its faults and so engrossed in what it thinks is profundity that it doesn’t realise it is unintentionally hilarious.

Movie Review: Mom

REUTERS - Ravi Udyawar’s “Mom” is another iteration of the mother-on-a-rampage revenge saga that we saw earlier in the year with “Maatr”, which in turn was inspired by the South Korean thriller “Don’t Cry Mommy”. A mother, shattered by the gang rape of her teenage step-daughter and disillusioned by the criminal justice system, sets out for revenge.

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