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‘Bharat’: Writing and direction derails this epic

Film: “Bharat”; Director: Ali Abbas Zafar; Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover, Tabu, Jackie Shroff, Aasif Sheikh, Sonali Kulkarni, Shashank Arora, Nora Fatehi; Rating: ** ** Adapted from the 2014 released South Korean film, “Gukje Shijang” aka …

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Modi biopic not historical, but mythological

Film: PM Narendra Modi; Starring: Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Joshi and Suresh Oberoi; Director: Omung Kumar B; Rating: * 1/2 (one-and-a-half stars) This is not the Narendra Modi biopic that we’ve all been waiting for. The one that shows this powerful, …

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‘India’s Most Wanted’ a game-changer in cinema on terrorism

Film: India’s Most Wanted; Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma; Writer and Director Rajkumar Gupta; Rating: ****(4 stars) In a milieu of bustling violence, terrorism has been reduced to a formula in our cinema. A pretext to show larger-than-life villains with …

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‘Kalank’ is drop-dead gorgeous

Film: Kalank; Director: Abhishek Varman; Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha; Rating: ****(4 stars) After I finished watching this long winding but ultimately satisfying tale of unfulfilled love, the incandescent Alia Bhatt …

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RAW’ is a step-up for espionage genre

Film: Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW); Director: Robby Grewal; Starring: John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher; Rating: ****(4 stars) What makes them do it? No, I don’t mean the bravehearts like Meghna Gulzar and now Robby Grewal who dare …

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Jet assurance to pilots to ward off mass leave

No proposal made for Jet, only preliminary talks: Tata Sons

Mumbai, In a bid to stave off a proposed mass leave by a section of pilots and aircraft maintenance engineer, Jet Airways on Saturday said it will soon pay the remaining December salaries to employees. In an email to employees, …

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People must respect each other’s privacy: Jacqueline


Mumbai, Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is against the idea of being clicked by paparazzi everywhere. She urged people to respect each other’s privacy. “There is recent trend in the Indian media since last few years where film and sports celebrities are …

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From Bruce Lee to Jung Lee, watta laughable leap

Film: Junglee; Starring: Vidyut Jammwal; Director: Chuck Russell; Rating: * (1 star) Junglee, who is direct-lee related to Bruce Lee loves elephants. He probably watched Haathi Mere Saathi many times during his childhood and grew up befriendship a forest-ful of …

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Notebook is Salman Khan’s purest ode to love

Film: Notebook; Starring: Pranutan Behl, Zaheer Iqbal; Director: Nitin Kakkar; Rating: ****(4 stars) It is significant that Salman Khan is a producer on the tenderest most lyrical love story of his career. Salman has repeatedly expressed his version to physical …

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‘The Least of These’: Subtly handled film

Film: “The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story”; Director: Aneesh Daniel; Cast: Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, Manoj Mishra, Prakash Belawadi, Aditi Chengappa; Rating: *** Director Aneesh Daniel’s “The Least of These” is based on a true story …

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