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Leila Review: A Scary Dystopic Fiction Starring Huma Qureshi, On Netflix’s Latest

Leila directed by Deepa Mehta, Shanker Raman, and Pawan Kumar opens up with the mob lynching of a Muslim man named Rizwan Chaudahari( Rahul Khanna). He is seen leading a happy life with his Hindu wife Shalini( Huma Qureshi) who is arrested and put into a concentration labor camp. Their daughter Leila- a true symbol of their love – is kidnapped.
The happy life of the family ends here. Based on the novel written by Indian journalist and novelist, Prayag Akbar’s novel Leila, the story is about Shalini, who tries to find her missing daughter in a totalitarian regime in the near future. Seeing the trailer, you would know that the show is set in a world where one’s religious believes decides their chance of survival. “My lineage is my destiny”. “Jay Aryavarta”. Leila is set in the late 2040s in India that is known as Aryavarta.
The country functions like a religious cult where the society is differentiated based on caste, creed, communities bid by stringent rules and policies. The politica..

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The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Movie Review: Dhanush Saves The Sinking Screenplay!

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half stars)
Star Cast: Dhanush, Erin Moriarty, Bérénice Bejo, Amrutha Sant, Barkhad Abdi
Director: Ken Scott
The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir Movie Review: Dhanush Saves The Sinking Screenplay! What’s Good: The lead performances, background score and cinematography!
What’s Bad: The inconvenient storyline, scattered narrative & unconvincing sub-plots
Loo Break: More than a few!
Watch or Not?: On a digital medium? Maybe!
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Ajatshatru Lavash Patel (Dhanush) a street smart magician from Mumbai has one major aim in life – to take her mother to visit Paris. They’re poor, his mother is a launderer and father is some French guy who is in Paris waiting for them. Ajat grows up amongst the goons and manages to street-lift money, valuable accessories from the tourists. As he loses his mother, he decides to borrow some money and go to Paris to fulfil her dream.
On reaching Paris, he meets M..

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Kabir Singh Movie Review: A High Shahid Kapoor Delivers A ‘Higher’ Performance!

Kabir Singh Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars)
Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Soham Majumdar, Arjan Bajwa
Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Kabir Singh Movie Review: A High Shahid Kapoor Delivers A ‘Higher’ Performance! What’s Good: The sheer intensity of drama coupled with the perfect amount of humour, Shahid Kapoor’s unparalleled performance & the BGM aided with some beautiful songs
What’s Bad: Might be the pace at some places for some of you out there, but I didn’t mind that too – it was an entertaining ride for me throughout
Loo Break: It’s pretty natural to take one of it in three hours (duration of the film) – none apart from that!
Watch or Not?: If you have watched Arjun Reddy watch this for Shahid Kapoor; if you haven’t watched Arjun Reddy watch this for Shahid Kapoor!
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Kabir Singh (Shahid Kapoor) is one angry young man but he’s also a brilliant surgeon & a topper of his college. In a flashback sequence, we know about what led him to this path..

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Toy Story 4 Movie Review: Taking Us ‘Infinity & Beyond’ One Last Time!

Toy Story 4 Movie Review Rating: 4/5 Stars (Four stars)
Star Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tony Hale, Madeleine McGraw
Director: Josh Cooley
Toy Story 4 Movie Review: Taking Us ‘Infinity & Beyond’ One Last Time! What’s Good: It doesn’t beat around the bush to present itself as a sequel, there’s never a dull moment or unwanted pauses, does not take the melodramatic route to call it a day
What’s Bad: IT ENDS!
Loo Break: If you want a loo break in the 100 minutes of this film, “you’ve got a friend in a urologist”
Watch or Not?: Those who have seen the first three movies, you don’t even have to wait for my suggestion. Those who haven’t – please watch the first three first!
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Very thoughtfully, Toy Story 4 starts playing with Pixar’s logo to delve us into the story. The introductory scene is set somewhere between Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) made a mysterious exit wi..

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Men In Black: International Movie Review: Why Would You Even Make A MIB Without Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones?

Men in Black: International Movie Review Rating: 1.5/5 Stars (One and a half stars)
Star Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani
Director: F. Gary Gray
Men In Black International Movie Review: Why Would You Even Make A MIB Without Will Smith & Tommy Lee Jones? What’s Good: The good is bad here! It takes special assistance under Balaji Production’s Ekta Kapoor (Pun intended)
What’s Bad: Trying to bring back Thor: Ragnarok from Marvel to MIB
Loo Break: I wish I had a long one!
Watch or Not?: Why waste money when you can watch Ekta Kapoor shows for free on the digital platform!
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It takes more than special efforts to successfully create a franchised spin-off and Men In Black International is not one of them. The movie starts with Tessa Thompson relating her present to the past anecdotes and getting admitted to Men In Black being a woman (quite literally).
Chris Hemsworth is a carefree over-hyped Agent H trying to over smart anyone and everyone including..

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Game Over Movie Review: Taapsee Pannu Brings In A Treat For Psychological Thriller Lovers

Game Over Movie Review Rating: 3/5 Stars (Three stars)
Star Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidynathan, Parvathi T, Sanchana Natarajan, Ramya Subramanian
Director: Ashwin Saravanan
Game Over Movie Review: Taapsee Pannu Brings In A Treat For Psychological Thriller Lovers What’s Good:The film is actually able to grip and scare you, especially in the opening scene
What’s Bad: There’s so much going on in the film and a lot of it has been left incomplete, which ends up giving you the feeling of lack of satisfaction
Loo Break: Quite some in the first half
Watch or Not?: You can, thanks to its edge of the seat and taut narrative. But if you have watched the Edge Of Tomorrow, you may not find it that effective
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Game Over starts with an extremely scary scene and therefore the film doesn’t take any time to declare what the audience is in for. A girl’s brutal murder and the kind of violence she goes through is capable to tear your soul apart.
But that’s not the end, The Game..

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Movie Review: Wolverine, Deadpool – Look What They Have Done Without You!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoyJames McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult
Director: Simon Kinberg
X-Men: Dark Phoenix Movie Review: Wolverine, Deadpool – Look What They Have Done Without You! What’s Good: The final battle & the fact that it’s ending!
What’s Bad: This series needed a better farewell – please bring back Wolverine & let’s team him up with Deadpool for one last time
Loo Break: Skip it if you want to keep the love for the series intact
Watch or Not?: Skip it for the love of vintage X-Men!
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TextThe story starts with very young Jean Grey (played by Summer Fontana) riding in a car with her parents. She’s denied listening to the music of her choice, instead, she gifts her parents a car-crash in returns. Parents die, she survives because she’s special – a mutant. Now, after covering 60s in X-Men: The First Class (2011), 70s in X-Me..

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Bharat Movie Review: It’s Not Salman Khan, It’s Ali Abbas Zafar!

Bharat Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half stars)
Star Cast: 4 kinds of Salman Khan, out of which couple of them justify their presence, Jai to his Veeru, Buzz Lightyear to his Woody, quirkiness to his subtlety – Sunil Grover, a fellow artificial old-aged soulmate – Katrina Kaif, a long-distance-relationship reject Disha Patani & more
Director: The man who thought it would be emotional enough to have the central character named on the country (thank god, someone in Kyrgyzstan didn’t get this idea) – Ali Abbas Zafar
Bharat Movie Review: It’s Not Salman Khan, It’s Ali Abbas Zafar! What’s Good: The emotional side of Salman Khan, background score pumps up the ordinary scenes, Sunil Grover – to an extent, cinematography capturing the right essence of every era
What’s Bad: Length (That’s what she said), slow pace ruins the connect, forced patriotism & an unconvincing 70-year-old Salman
Loo Break: All the songs apart from Aaya Na Tu!
Watch or Not?: Umm, if you’re a Salman f..

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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Movie Review: Hollywood Finally Makes A Mess Of The Monsters!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Movie Review Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Star Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch
Director: Michael Dougherty
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Movie Review: Hollywood Finally Makes A Mess Of The Monsters! What’s Good: This comes as a warning for the studios of how not to mess with Godzilla VS Kong, the very well balanced background score
What’s Bad: They’ve used 200 Million USD to make this glorified mess! That’s too much money they’ve invested, to make me sleep while watching the film
Loo Break: Only if you’re in your senses while watching it
Watch or Not?: Even if you’re waiting for Godzilla VS Kong, skip this! There’s no information you’ll need from this
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The story starts with referring to the 2014’s Godzilla attack and how it changed the life of the Russell family. It has Eleven from Stranger Things, Madison (Kylie Bobby Brown); Friday Night Lights’ Eric as Mark (Kyle Chandler),..

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India’s Most Wanted Movie Review: The Thrill Fizzes Out Very Frequently!

India’s Most Wanted Movie Review Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half stars)
Star Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Jitendra Shastri, Pravin Singh Sisodia, Aasif Khan, Devendra Mishra and Prasanth Philip Alexander
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
India’s Most Wanted Movie Review: The Thrill Fizzes Out Very Frequently! What’s Good: The limited thrills, Subtle supporting performances which get very limited screen presence
What’s Bad: Screenplay which moves at a snail’s speed despite being just a little over 120 minutes, sub-plots that have no connection with the main event happening & a couple of poorly placed songs
Loo Break: A rare thriller which demands one!
Watch or Not?: Skip the theatrical watch, wait for its digital/television premiere
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It all starts with people having fun at a hotel, with a soothing song playing in the background and a sudden blast. In the next scene, we see the character played by Rajendra Gupta sarcastically firing shots at his team for letting al..

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