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How to go bonkers

Khalid Mohamed reviews Bollywood’s alleged ghost story Roohi, the Tamil super surprise packet Mandela… and the comme ci comme ca Malayalam psycho-thriller Irul. ...

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Imagine Norman Bates’s Kolkata cousin as a paying guest in your home

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri reviews Bengali streaming platform, Hoichoi’s much-publicized psychological horror Mohomaya That OTT platforms and the web series have become a...

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Oh, those snakes and ladders

Khalid Mohamed reviews the politics-as-usual drama Madam Chief Minister, is brain-boggled by Qubool Hai 2.0 and finds solace in the Marathi film Picasso. MADAM CHIEF M...

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KABHI BLOOD KABHI PIZZA

Khalid Mohamed shudders at the gorefest Chakravyuh, finds sweet relief in Gullak 2, and checks out the Oscar-nominated Sound of Metal. CHAKRAVYUH (MX PLAYER) She said it,...

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Begums on top, or nearly

Khalid Mohamed reviews the flawed and yet commendable Begums of Bombay, finds 1962: The War in The Hills far too meandering, and weeps out loud that Indoo ki Jawani is insuffe...

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Open mail to Parineeti Chopra

Khalid Mohamed writes to Parineeti Chopra about The Girl on the The Train, has issues with Hello Mini 2, and checks out the trailer of Gangubai Kathiawadi. THE GIRL ON THE TR...

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Playing corpse and killers

Khalid Mohamed has mixed feelings about the Mohanlal movie Drishyam 2, thumbs up three episodes in the anthology series Zindagi in Short… and more.  DRISHYAM 2&nb...

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How the war was won

Khalid Mohamed reviews the inexplicably neglected 377 Ab Normal, is zapped by the mega-abrupt Lahore Confidential, and discovers the controversial Bangladeshi film, Doob, with...

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Mush do about something

Khalid Mohamed reviews the pleasant-enough road movie Kilometers and Kilometers from Kerala, the brain-bashing ode to violence Master from Tamil Nadu, and the silly-billy spoo...

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Now, over to a Slumtiger Millionaire

Khalid Mohamed reviews the so-so The White Tiger, is impressed by Zid Ki Jeet and thumbs up the golden oldie Indiscreet. THE WHITE TIGER (NETFLIX)  He’s in a ru...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021

Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ra...

May 14 2021