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  • Equilibrium

    ★★★★

  • The Gray Man

    ★★★

  • Om

    ★½

  • JugJugg Jeeyo

    ★★★½

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  • The Gray Man

    The Gray Man

    ★★★

    Zero novelty. It’s a template tale of a trained killer, now on the run first away and then back towards the enemy for a beat down and a half.

    That said, I’m a sucker for them and thoroughly enjoyed it, despite Chris Evans desperate attempt at shedding away the Captain America image by playing the villain like Dr. Evil. 

    Everything else worked for me as a by the book set-piece to set-piece affair that was actually all about “family”.

    Dhanush’s small but effective scenes were superb. If he gets a spin-off now, I’m sold.

  • Om

    Om

    ★½

    The cast brought conviction, I'll give them that.

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  • Raazi

    Raazi

    ★★★½

    High stakes espionage where the personal drive and stakes feel heavier than the national security ones, which is the way it should be, since the audiences viewing it is a person, not a country. 

    Similarly, I liked that the antagonistic force was not evil, merely an opposing force at cross purposes. The strokes of morality of both skewed in the view of a larger canvas.

    I’d have liked to see less spoon-feeding, but I understand their need to cater for…

  • Sanak

    Sanak

    ★★★

    This unapologetic "Die Hard in a Hospital" takes the bits of Raid, Die Hard, Vidyut's martial arts skills and makes for a fun ride, provided you know that's what you're signing up for.

    The not-so-subtle nod to the genre classics with a shot dwelling on a stack of DVD's that include John Wick, Speed and Die Hard in the first act should set your expectations just right if you're unfamiliar. Frankly, with Vidyut, I expect just this and so this…