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Movie Review: Satyameva Jayate

In Milap Zaveri's "Satyameva Jayate" (Truth alone triumphs), a young woman lectures a smug politician over the misrepresentation of India’s national flag. "Just as this flag is upside down, people like you should be hanged upside down," she declares self-righteously, as everyone around her applauds.

Movie Review: Gold

In a scene from Reema Kagti's "Gold", Mouni Roy, who plays the protagonist's wife, is making lunch for 20 hockey players. In between furiously chopping vegetables and instructing helpers to work faster, she says "I am not prepping for lunch, I am preparing to avenge the slavery of 200 years."

Movie Review: Mulk

If there is one thing Anubhav Sinha’s “Mulk” (Nation) gets right, it is the message. The manner of delivery might be deemed a tad simplistic, and the tone bombastic, but the film is clear about what it wants to say. And it today’s times, it is an important message to get across.

Movie Review: Karwaan

After "Qarib Qarib Singlle" (2017) and "Piku" (2015), Irrfan Khan hits the road again in Akarsh Khurana's "Karwaan" (Caravan), this time on a jaunt through picturesque fields and palm-fringed roads in southern India. He's the bystander, much like in "Piku", watching his co-passengers and getting a kick out of commenting on their lives.

Movie Review: Fanney Khan

Atul Manjrekar’s “Fanney Khan” is a part-comedy, part-sentimental tale about a doting father who is willing to go to any lengths to further his daughter’s career.

Interview: Filmmaker Abhinay Deo on docu-fiction and the importance of cricket

For someone who started off making television commercials, Abhinay Deo’s foray into movies has yielded a great variety of films. From his debut “Delhi Belly”, a dark comedy that won critical acclaim, to directing the first two seasons of the Indian adaptation of U.S. television series “24”, Deo has dabbled in a lot of genres. His last film, “Blackmail”, which saw him return to black comedy after 11 years, won over critics and audiences.

Movie Review: Dhadak

In one of the early conversations between the lovers in Shashank Khaitan's "Dhadak", Parthavi (Janhvi Kapoor) tells Madhukar (Ishaan Khatter) he’ll have to prepare meals when they get married. "And put a little less ghee on the rotis. I want to stay slim," she says.

Movie Review: Soorma

Shaad Ali's "Soorma" (Warrior), based on hockey player Sandeep Singh's life does one thing right. Its makers picked the right story, one replete with sports movie tropes of highs and lows, triumphs and let-downs.