MOVIES

ALL THAT IS WORTHWHILE IN GANAPATH IS TIGER’S ABS

Thalapati (Amitabh Bachchan), tells us how a destructive war led to the world being divided into two parts – one with the rich and powerful building a luxurious, high-tech Silver City ruled by their heartless king Dalini, and the other with the poor and powerless living in poverty called “Gareebo ki duniya”. Dalapati predicts that a hero will be born to rescue them from poverty and famine and will be known as “Ganapath”.

DHAK DHAK IS A JOYRIDE WITH A FEW HUGE BUMPS

“Dhak Dhak” doesn’t make a show of women’s empowerment; it’s more of a side note. None of these women are out to prove anything to men. Instead, it’s a joyful celebration of womanhood.

RAHAT KAZMI’S “COUNTRY OF BLIND” IS A COMPACT DYNAMO OF AN INDIE

The ethos of the story can be summarized as a reflection on the power of perspective, the limitations of preconceived notions, and the complexity of human adaptation to different environments. It challenges the idea that having sight is inherently superior and suggests that what may seem like a disadvantage can be an advantage within a specific context.

NETFLIX’S BALLERINA ACES AT SATISFYING ACTION IN A REVENGE FLICK

Ok-ju is a highly skilled private security contractor who has only one friend in the world, Min-hee, the titular dancer in the film. Ok-ju discovers that her kind and bubbly companion has committed suicide when she visits one night. Min-hee discovers a letter urging Ok-ju to avenge him on her bed.

VICKY KAUSHAL’S “THE GREAT INDIAN FAMILY” IS POINTLESS

“The Great Indian Family” struggles to confront the challenges within its own narrative. It sanitizes the pervasive atmosphere of casual violence and distrust towards Muslims in the country, presenting it as a temporary predicament for its Hindu protagonist.

“FRIDAY NIGHT PLAN” ON NETFLIX IS VERY SIMPLE AND LOVELY STORY TELLING

“Friday Night Plan” is a chapter extracted from Siddharth’s diary, specifically chronicling a particularly eventful day in his life when he was 18. The film steers away from the spotlight usually placed on glamorous Ivy League students and instead places the spotlight on the unassuming nerd who’s often relegated to comic relief or a mere plot device

CHEN FEIYU’S “YESTERDAY ONCE MORE” TIME TRAVELS FOR ROMANCE

When Yuxuan (starring Chen Feiyu) meets his childhood friend Shuyan (starring Zhou Ye) after years, the friendship soon deepens into love. But not for long, a car accident takes the life of Shuyan. With deep sorrow, Yuxuan makes a wish to make himself travel through time back to the last day they meet each other. Reunion or separation, which one is their ultimate fate?

“THE KILLER” ON PRIME VIDEO FAILS TO LAND A PUNCH

Drawing clear inspiration from the meticulously orchestrated action sequences of films like “John Wick” and “The Man From Nowhere,” “The Killer” delivers impressive action but falls short in the emotional department.

OMG 2 BELONGS TO PANKAJ TRIPATHI

The story revolves around Kanti Sharan Mudgal (Pankaj Tripathi), a devout shopkeeper near a temple, a loving husband, and a dedicated father. His world is turned upside down when his son Vivek (Aarush Verma) is hospitalized due to complications from excessive masturbation (referred to colloquially as ‘selfie’). Further turmoil ensues when a video of Vivek’s act in the school restroom goes viral, leading to his expulsion for indecent behavior.

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