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Sardar Ka Grandson is a Hindi comedy-drama film entailing the quest of Amreek Singh (Arjun Kapoor), as indicated in the title the grandson of Sardar Kaur (Neena Gupta) to fulfill his ailing grandmother’s only wish. In her early life, Sardar had built a home along with her husband and envisioned enriching a family in the home and living with her husband until they grow old. However, life had different plans for young Sardar (Aditi Rao Hydari) and her husband (John Abraham). In the wake of the Indian independence and the following partition, Sardar had to escape the new dominion of…


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Mulan is a 2020 fantasy action drama by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie is adapted from Walt Disney Animation Studios animation movie of the same name based Chinese folklore story, Ballad of Mulan. The movie centers around a young Chinese woman Mulan (Yifei Liu) living in Imperial China. With social stereotypes existing all girls are expected to be well-mannered and serve as a good wife. However, Mulan is nowhere near an ‘ideal girl’ let alone an ideal wife. She has always been the adventurous type and is never shy in showing her physical prowess.

Her father Hua Zhou (Tzi Ma)…


Madam Chief Minister is a Hindi language political drama taking us through the journey of Tara Roopram (Richa Chadda). Tara comes from a small village born to a family that comes on the lower side of the societal pyramid. Discriminated all her life and at the lowest point of her life, Tara comes to get acquainted with Master Surajbhan (Saurabh Shukla). The Master is a leader of a political party who has been campaigning all his life for the people who have always been neglected by the society. After coming under the wing of Surajbhan, Tara learns the tricks of…


Another Round is a 2020 Danish film circling around four teachers and close friends. All of them lack motivation and are continuing to live their dull lives. On the occasion of Nikolaj’s (Magnus Millang) 40th birthday dinner, the four start to discuss psychiatrist Finn Skårderud’s theories specifically his theory of maintaining a blood alcohol content of 0.05 which he reckons can make a person more creative and relaxed. Initially dismissing the theory and the idea of experimenting with it; Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) who finds himself extremely sad and depressed due to difficulties in his personal life, starts drinking at work…


Have you ever wondered what might have been if something in history didn’t come to fruition; how the world would be different, how would people be, how different would you be. The Man in the High Castle is a series that does just that. It takes us through the ride through the world where the allies lost the second world war and the world is at the mercy of Nazi Germany and Japan. Based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick, the story rotates around Juliana Crain (Alexa Davalos) a woman living in San Francisco, which…


Crazy About Her is a Spanish Netflix Romantic Comedy by director Dani de la Orden. The movie is about Adri (Álvaro Cervantes) a successful writer for an entertainment magazine; and a woman he has a one-night rendezvous with Carla (Susana Abaitua). They classically bump into each other and hit it off instantly. But rather than get things complicated and complex, they decide to have one crazy night out with no strings attached and never to see each other again. Come dawn the perfect arrangement ends and the two go their separate ways. But Adri can’t help thinking about her and…


“Aaj se Mumbai tera ja Raaj kar”

“Aaj se Mumbai tera ja Raaj kar”

Mumbai Saga is a Hindi action crime film by director Sanjay Gupta. As the name suggests the movie takes us through the saga that unfolded in the ’80s and early ’90s in Mumbai or what it was called then Bombay. The movie primarily focuses on Amartya Rao (John Abraham). Amartya lives a simple life and earns his living as a fruit and vegetable vendor. Vendors like him are often extorted by the local mob, choosing not to engage with the miscreants Amartya usually turns a blind eye and obliges with their demands.

However…


“Are you a lamb or a lion?”

Most con movies are based on this simple principle of animals, eat or be eaten, showcasing the protagonist as a highly ambitious unempathetic person who will stop at no end to complete their con; to game the system, breaking rules and laws. While most of the general characteristics meet with the protagonist of I Care A Lot, Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike), but she does her grifts in line with the system and the laws. The scam is simple yet brilliant. Marla finds naïve elderly clients who have considerable assets and wealth. After spotting…


“In some ways, a lot has changed and, in some ways, nothing has changed at all.” Amy Poehler recently used this line while promoting the Netflix movie she has directed and starred in. The above line fits quite perfectly with the premise of the film. There is a high school that acknowledges and is aware of the wider societal issues but nonetheless does not fully understand or execute them. The students are rampant in carrying out activities they deem unharming, with ignorance running wide among teachers and the principal alike. In this backdrop, Vivian (Hadley Robinson) finds herself enraged and…


Silly comedies with irrational storylines and frivolous scenes have come to the forefront of Bollywood comedies since the early 2000s. As illogical as they are not many would deny they end up being extremely funny too. With films like Bhagam Bhag, Garam Masala, Hera Pheri, Bheja Fry, Golmaal are some of these well-known comedies that will be cherished for years to come. But very few films in recent times have been able to replicate these films’ content or even their success. With Indoo Ki Jawani Netflix is attempting to do just this.

Starring as the lead in Indoo Ki Jawani…

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