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Sanjukta Sharma

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'Lead Me Home' review: Two American filmmakers look inwards, at poverty in the US

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'Lead Me Home' review: Two American filmmakers look inwards, at poverty in the US

A gritty, poetic journey into the world of the homeless in America, 'Lead Me Home' by Pedro Kos and John Shenk was shot over three years.

'Bob Biswas' review: Bob Biswas from the hit thriller ‘Kahaani’ is the protagonist of a new film headlined by Abhishek Bachchan

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'Bob Biswas' review: Bob Biswas from the hit thriller ‘Kahaani’ is the protagonist of a new film headlined by Abhishek Bachchan

'Bob Biswas' starts with plenty of promise, but by the end, the portraiture of “Bob da” is neither a character study nor the axis around which an engrossing thriller unfolds.

'Bruised review': Halle Berry’s directorial debut is predictable yet compelling

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'Bruised review': Halle Berry’s directorial debut is predictable yet compelling

Because of the two actresses - Halle Berry and Sheila Atim - 'Bruised' feels real against all the odds of stale storytelling.

Jennifer Aniston's Alex and Reese Witherspoon's Bradley come undone in season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

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Jennifer Aniston's Alex and Reese Witherspoon's Bradley come undone in season 2 of 'The Morning Show'

Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy is broken but riveting on camera in the second season of Apple TV’s ‘The Morning Show’.

Review: Adapted from a Korean film, 'Dhamaka' is highly watchable

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Review: Adapted from a Korean film, 'Dhamaka' is highly watchable

'Dhamaka', starring Kartik Aaryan, is highly effective in building suspense, but it gets lost in translation.

Diwali 2021 release: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 'Red Notice' is an enjoyable high-octane action film

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Diwali 2021 release: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 'Red Notice' is an enjoyable high-octane action film

Netflix produces a bang-crash-boom Dwayne Johnson Hollywood action thriller in 'Red Notice'. Simple, old-world B-movie action doesn’t get more entertaining than this

Review | 'Call My Agent Bollywood' offers a satirical peek into how the filmy universe of Mumbai works

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Review | 'Call My Agent Bollywood' offers a satirical peek into how the filmy universe of Mumbai works

The remake of the French hit series doesn’t quite look, sound and feel authentically Mumbai or Bollywood. Its best parts: laugh-out-loud cameos by actors appearing as warped versions of themselves.

Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan and the war on Bollywood

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Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan and the war on Bollywood

One of India’s biggest mass cultural barometers is under attack, and being safe and politically correct aren’t going to save its autonomy.

Why HBO's 'Succession' is still the best television drama series in recent times

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Why HBO's 'Succession' is still the best television drama series in recent times

Winner of nine Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series 2020, 'Succession' is back for Season 3, and the lead family are nastier, more doomed and fractured than ever before.

'Rashmi Rocket' is a not-so-agile film about a hyperandrogenic athlete who dared to change sports

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'Rashmi Rocket' is a not-so-agile film about a hyperandrogenic athlete who dared to change sports

The predictable storytelling isn’t as much the problem as the tone of the material in 'Rashmi Rocket'.

Review | ‘Blood Brothers' is an evocative meditation on Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's tragic and turbulent friendship

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Review | ‘Blood Brothers' is an evocative meditation on Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's tragic and turbulent friendship

Clarke goes beyond recreating a moment in history to offer his own insights as a Black man in the US. The result: an evocative meditation on what could have been if Ali and Malcolm had not gone asunder.

Review | 'Ankahi Kahaniyan' is a reminder of why the 'Modern Love' hangover must end

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Review | 'Ankahi Kahaniyan' is a reminder of why the 'Modern Love' hangover must end

Yet another anthology, and more half-baked characters looking for connection. The best in this three-part anthology is Abhishek Chaubey’s signature less-is-more film.

Review | 'On the Verge' is all about the messy 40s

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Review | 'On the Verge' is all about the messy 40s

Wipe out your memories of ‘Sex and the City’. Welcome the hot mess that’s the 40s and 50s in Netflix’s ‘On The Verge’ helmed magnificently by Julie Delpy.

Review | 'Mumbai Diaries 26/11' is high-pitched and melodramatic

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Review | 'Mumbai Diaries 26/11' is high-pitched and melodramatic

Despite patchy characters graphs, though, the universe of a medical team hamster-wheeling their way to make a dysfunctional government medical system work is the heart of Mumbai Diaries 26/11.

Review | 'The Empire' has scale on its side, but suffers from too much histrionics

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Review | 'The Empire' has scale on its side, but suffers from too much histrionics

The web series based on Alex Rutherford’s Mughal history trilogy is streaming on Disney+Hotstar.

Web Series | The drama around wellness

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Web Series | The drama around wellness

Luxe healing and self-discovery on Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ and Disney + Hotstar’s slightly older ‘The White Lotus’ .

20 years of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

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20 years of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

In 'Dil Chahta Hai', an urban generation, seasoned in MTV and cable TV, that was transitioning to another century, had found a Bollywood film that mirrored some of its feels and trappings.

Tribute: Dilip Kumar, method actor extraordinaire and Nehruvian hero, breathes his last at 98

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Tribute: Dilip Kumar, method actor extraordinaire and Nehruvian hero, breathes his last at 98

One of Indian cinema’s greatest actors, Yusuf Khan, known to the world as Dilip Kumar, passed away in Mumbai on July 7, 2021, following a prolonged illness. He was 98.

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