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  • Minnaminungu The Firefly

    Minnaminungu The Firefly

    ★★½

    Minnaminungu has a great moral to its straightforward story, and that's about it. Surabhi Lakshmi plays a lethargic poverty-stricken single mother who works petty jobs to fill few stomachs and educate her only child. Director Anil Thomas starts out his film with a story that he thinks has never been said before and narrates the harrowing days of this mother who breaks her back to make ends meet. How this naive lady falls prey to the world's evil ways is…

  • Aami

    Aami

    ★★★★

    Biography is already a difficult genre to make films in, and when it's about the eventful life of an eccentric and extraordinary personality like Kamala Das, it becomes all the more challenging. But, Kamal comes out his cave after three years and creates Aami, an almost perfect biopic that acts as a great ode to the legendary Malayalam writer. The talented Manju Warrier portrays the titular character with quite diligence and fervor, carefully following director Kamal's supervision, and unfortunately to…

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  • A Fantastic Woman

    A Fantastic Woman

    ★½

    Director Sebastián Lelio gives too much attention to how his film is shot which is why A Fantastic Woman is a sight for sore eyes but an altogether boring film. A young lady finds her life turned upside down after her beau, a guy much older than her, suddenly passes away. The film takes one through her journey as she mourns his death and simultaneously tries to prevent herself from slipping into insanity. It deals with issues of feelings of…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    If there's one thing that Baby Driver gets right then it is the soundtrack, but this is no Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 where the soundtrack was relevant and enhanced the film's appeal. Here, the tracks are played randomly with the hope that just because they are catchy, upbeat, or generally hummable, they will have the audience hooked. Director and writer Edgar Wright carves a story that has no character background or development and depends on second-hand car chase…