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Hemlock Society ( Bengali)

Hemlock Society is a 2012 release. The film is a highly stylized dark comedy and uses reverse psychology to bring out the fear of death among the suicidal. The story revolves around a young and independent girl, Meghna, who feels … Continue reading

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Two Good Films

Two good films This Friday afternoon, I drove 20km in the sun to PVR, probably the only commercial cinema theatre in Pune that shows documentaries. My target was the much acclaimed ‘The World Before Her’, produced by Anurag Kashyap and … Continue reading

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Sunshine YELLOW (Marathi)

An unapologetically optimistic movie about the triumphs of a child who has Down’s syndrome! Having watched this film, it would be blasphemous to say ‘suffering’ from Down’s syndrome. Yellow is a true life story of Pune girl Gauri Gadgil, who … Continue reading

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Reel Royal Revelry

Queen – it was young, it was fun, and it was predictable. And the last is completely excused because of the sheer joy and optimism the film and its queen, Rani (Kangana’s character in the film), exuded. If you’ve seem … Continue reading

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of humanity and cruelty

If you can stomach the stark, do watch Twelve Years a Slave. It was a humbling experience. The absolute extremes of human behavior come alive through the engrossing screenplay that does complete justice to Solomon Northup’s horrifying tale of being … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Classics

  I had a feast this week, watched Anna Karenina and Dorian Gray on TV. My initial reaction, when I watch such fabulously made films on TV is – ‘Oh! Why did I miss this in the theatre.’ My only … Continue reading

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The Wolf of Wall Street

  Rivetting, it was…The Wolf of Wall Street. The opening scene where they use dwarfs as darts, shocks. But the scenes depicting Jordan’s debauchery – whether money, drugs or sex – they were overlong –the audience may have retained stronger … Continue reading

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