Manisha Lakhe

Manisha Lakhe Is A Poet, Film Critic, Traveller, Founder Of Caferati — An Online Writer’s Forum, Hosts Mumbai’s Oldest Open Mic, And Teaches Advertising, Films And Communication.

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Women's Day 2021: Through the kohl-lined lens: Women directors just make movies better

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Women's Day 2021: Through the kohl-lined lens: Women directors just make movies better

Women's Day 2021: Would Sholay be different had a woman directed it? Would Jaya Bhaduri’s character only light lamps and look longingly at Jai or would she do more? Read on to know how a woman director would have made a world of difference in the way we look at some of our favourite movies.

David Gilmour: Happy Birthday to the man who stood on top of a wall with guitar and ruled the world of music   

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David Gilmour: Happy Birthday to the man who stood on top of a wall with guitar and ruled the world of music  

We are still inhabitants of the Floyd sound years and years later, we’ve made space for new fans and the stars still shine like diamonds in the sky…

Brace for an art attack on Netflix this weekend

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Brace for an art attack on Netflix this weekend

Jordan, 3D printing of guns to a spectacular building called Harpa, Netflix offers you a series of shows focused on art and design for this weekend.

Netflix's The Big Day Review: Jaw-dropping inside story of brides, grooms

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Netflix's The Big Day Review: Jaw-dropping inside story of brides, grooms

If weddings are meticulously planned and executed, the fun is somehow lost. That becomes clear when you watch ‘The Big Day’ on Netflix. The weddings in the show are not quite a family affair. Rather, it’s the bride who calls the shots all the way. But why does any bride want to plan everyone’s clothes, shoes and jewels? And while it’s fine to have fun and splurge on matching designer outfits, who writes a poem to themselves from their father and gets their father to read it? And why does the father agree? Get ready to scratch your head a lot if you plan to watch this show.

Valentine's Day Weekend | Top movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar

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Valentine's Day Weekend | Top movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar

Many a film director has tried to portray love on screen. Here are our recommendations on this Valentine's Day weekend.

Weekend watch on Bob Marley’s birthday: Redemption song for reggae legend with documentary, film about revolution through music

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Weekend watch on Bob Marley’s birthday: Redemption song for reggae legend with documentary, film about revolution through music

No one who met Bob Marley came away untouched. On his birthday, let's take a look at these tributes to the legend.

‘You cannot catch a fish in clear water’ and other lessons I learnt about money from Netflix documentaries

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‘You cannot catch a fish in clear water’ and other lessons I learnt about money from Netflix documentaries

I watched the entire docu series called Dirty Money on Netflix with a sense of awe. How much money is enough money? How far will people go to make more money? Does money break everyone’s moral compass?

The White Tiger review: This Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra-starrer is odd yet satisfying

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The White Tiger review: This Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra-starrer is odd yet satisfying

The trouble with movies made from books is that most of them are teeth-gritting awful. Does Netflix’s The White Tiger starring Priyanka Chopra follow the same path? Let’s find out.

Tandav review: Amazon Prime Video’s refried political samosa with Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia

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Tandav review: Amazon Prime Video’s refried political samosa with Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia

In this review of Tandav, Amazon Prime Video's latest offering, let's check out if the web series has lived up to the expectations.

Lupin review: Netflix starts the year with a fabulous new show about a gentleman thief

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Lupin review: Netflix starts the year with a fabulous new show about a gentleman thief

Netflix creates Lupin magic in the smile of Omar Sy, and I think no one better could have been cast. The lone wolf of the comic book and anime is shown to be a dad here with the delightful Ludvine Sagnier playing his ex-wife.

Pixar’s Soul movie review: New Disney+Hotstar film makes you do some soul searching

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Pixar’s Soul movie review: New Disney+Hotstar film makes you do some soul searching

The 2020 was spent in splendid isolation. We learnt to live in ridiculously-close proximity to our families and discovered more joys than sorrows there. Pixar’s Soul shows what 'life on Earth is all about'.

This is how you recover from Christmas: Indulge some more in your all time favourite movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+Hotstar

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This is how you recover from Christmas: Indulge some more in your all time favourite movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+Hotstar

The new year comes with a threat of mutated virus but then there is so much music and cinema and books (not necessarily in that order!) and poetry and life to live!

Weekend Watch | These Amazon Prime Video, Netflix movies about booze will teach you to sparkle during conversation this holiday season

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Weekend Watch | These Amazon Prime Video, Netflix movies about booze will teach you to sparkle during conversation this holiday season

Here are some movies and series about alcohol on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix that will blow your mind

Weekend Watch | In the mood for some music? Here are some top musicals and shows on Netflix

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Weekend Watch | In the mood for some music? Here are some top musicals and shows on Netflix

We take so many things for granted. And if music were to be taken away from one's life… This is a brilliant little film that will give you pause. And Thanksgiving may be over, but gratitude to those who brought music to your life should not ever end, no?

Free Netflix in December | How to prepare for binge-watching 48 hours of the best of movies and shows!

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Free Netflix in December | How to prepare for binge-watching 48 hours of the best of movies and shows!

All geared up? Doesn't ring a bell? Free Netflix days are on. December 5 and 6. Here's a list that we've drawn up, of the best movies and TV shows on Netflix.

Watch these Netflix movies to celebrate football and its God, Diego Maradona

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Watch these Netflix movies to celebrate football and its God, Diego Maradona

These movies on Netflix and other OTT platforms celebrate Diego Armando Maradona and the game called magic.

Binge-watch weekend: These Netflix shows will make you stop and think

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Binge-watch weekend: These Netflix shows will make you stop and think

Binge-watch these Netflix shows over the weekend and keep thinking about life.

Diwali 2020 binge-watch guide: Overindulge yourself with these movies, shows over this weekend

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Diwali 2020 binge-watch guide: Overindulge yourself with these movies, shows over this weekend

You need to eat two of anything! What kind of monster eats only one kaju katli or one chakli? Same goes for movies and web shows.

The Queen’s Gambit review: Netflix miniseries makes chess eminently watchable

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The Queen’s Gambit review: Netflix miniseries makes chess eminently watchable

The Queen’s Gambit forces you to examine your own life or that of your parents when they were growing up

Halloween 2020: The spookiest movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu

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Halloween 2020: The spookiest movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu

Here are some of my suggestions from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu to make Halloween 2020 scarier for you.

A Suitable Boy review: Netflix brings in fabulous supporting cast, but is it enough?

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A Suitable Boy review: Netflix brings in fabulous supporting cast, but is it enough?

The fabulous ensemble cast of A Suitable Boy saves the show and makes you forgive the wholly unsuitable language related slight.

Social Distance review: Netflix tells quarantine stories that show 'we are one'

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Social Distance review: Netflix tells quarantine stories that show 'we are one'

Social Distance on Netflix has eight stories that are so intimate and real that I wondered if someone had sent the birds out to spy on my life and then made movies about my feelings.

Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review | Sony Liv web series captures the years that reshaped Dalal Street

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Scam 1992 The Harshad Mehta Story review | Sony Liv web series captures the years that reshaped Dalal Street

The instantly-likeable hero in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story does not help. I have to remind myself that the greed of this man ruined many lives.

Bad Boy Billionaires: India Netflix review | How they dream big with your money

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Bad Boy Billionaires: India Netflix review | How they dream big with your money

Bad Boy Billionaires: India episodes on Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi, Subrata Roy are now available on Netflix. We review:

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