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  • Uppena

    ★★

  • Nitram

    ★★★★½

  • Dhamaka

    ★★

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

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  • Uppena

    Uppena

    ★★

    The biggest trick that Vijay Sethupathi ever pulled was convincing the makers that dubbed voice will make his role more impactful so that he can save his time from dubbing for this film and can do 36 films in that time.

  • Nitram

    Nitram

    ★★★★½

    Nitram” is not a psychologizing drama in which an extreme deed is explained nicely through this terrible childhood experience or that tragic event. Reality is usually dirtier and more complex, the causes of a mass murder can practically never be reduced to the fact that someone has watched a few horror films too many or spent the nights with first-person shooters, even if some tabloid media would like it that way.

    In this attitude, “Nitram” is reminiscent of award-winning school…

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  • The Disciple

    The Disciple

    ★★★★½

    87/100

    The worst feeling in one's life is to realise that what you love the most doesn't love you back.

    Chaitnya Tamhane's sophomore feature follows the lifelong quest of Sharad Nerulkar who's seeking admiration and enlightenment in an arcane art form.
    What separates Sharad from any other 'up and coming artist' protagonists is that he's the side hero of his own film, he doesn't control his narrative instead he's controlled by them.

    He's not talented enough as he'd like to,…

  • Jai Bhim

    Jai Bhim

    An extremely important and timely story told by a wrong set of people in an immensely outdated fashion.
    Jai Bhim defeats the very purpose it set out to advocate. By establishing the tribals as a bunch of well meaning people who doesn't have any kind of agency, makers instead of building the story around their oppression stereotypes them as powerless meeks in desperate need of a savior. Who should have been the main players are reduced to just plot devices…