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  • Ghanchakkar

    Ghanchakkar

    ★★★★½

    Emraan Hashmi's seriously amnesiac thief and the helplessness of people around him create some great absurdist comedy and a surprisingly taut suspense thriller. Amit Trivedi's pulsating background music make this even more delectable.
    Oh and who acted in Ghajni, again? That one moment of collective amnesia is just priceless.

  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

    Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

    ★★★½

    No Mr. Johar, not every Bollywood fan aspires to live out scenes and songs from Chopra and Johar films. Despite the self congratulatory tone of the film, it exceeds expectations mainly through the performances of Kapoor and Sharma. Also towards the end when I was almost certain Johar was getting into Kal Ho Na Ho territory , he surprised me once again with that ending. An extra half star just for that Channa Mereya song sequence at the wedding; no Kapoor has channeled his inner Chaplin better than in that scene.

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  • A Passage to India

    A Passage to India

    ★★★★½

    While I was going through some of the previous reviews of this film, I noticed someone call it a "flawed masterpiece". I do not generally like to use this oxymoron to assess a film but this film definitely seems to fit into that category. There are so many things in this film that are flawed or might appear to lack imagination but then it does seem to get so many things right that it makes me think.

    The whole nature…

  • Humanity and Paper Balloons

    Humanity and Paper Balloons

    Poetry is a dying art form mainly because good poetry generally made people think and interpret unlike the vulgar and crass, in-your-face forms of expression that people are being fed upon today. Humanity and Paper Balloons is not just a movie but rather its poetry in cinematic form.
    The movie leaves a lot of food for thought for the viewer; so much so that I was glaring at the blank screen for several minutes after this movie ended. The part…