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RAW - Romeo Akbar Walter review: An undercooked thriller

New Delhi, April 4 -- The year is 1971 when relations between India, Pakistan and East Pakistan were tense and seminal events would determine the future of the three regions. In that mood, the Indian ... Read More


Film Review: 'Dumbo' gets by on the charm of its titular character

New Delhi, March 29 -- In Tim Burton's version of the Disney story, the baby elephant, born in a circus van, had me at the first flap of his oversized ears. Writer Ehren Kruger adapts the 1941 animate... Read More


Film review: 'Mere Pyare Prime Minister' is heavy-handed messaging

New Delhi, March 15 -- Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's overly earnest drama lands on the intersection between Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Gully Boy. Through the wretched lives of eight-year-old Kanhaiya/Kanhu... Read More


Film review: 'Hamid' is compassionate and sensitive

New Delhi, March 15 -- The calm of floating leaves covering placid lakes belies the tension in the mountainous region of Kashmir, where a simple boat-maker's rhymes are misread as coded messages of tr... Read More


The more specific you are, the more universal something becomes: Ritesh Batra

New Delhi, March 9 -- Following the global success of his debut feature, The Lunchbox (2013), film-maker Ritesh Batra worked on two international projects. He directed the screen adaptation of Julian ... Read More


Film Review: 'Badla' is a passable whodunit

New Delhi, March 8 -- Director Sujoy Ghosh takes charge of the Hindi language adaptation of Oriol Paulo's 2016 Spanish crime thriller Contratiempo ("The Invisible Guest"), and works in enough changes ... Read More


Now, tableware in Goode taste

New Delhi, Feb. 22 -- A well-laid-out table can enhance the quality of your food and the quality of your day," says Johnny Sandelson, chairman of luxury retailer Thomas Goode & Co. "It can dress up th... Read More


Film review: 'The Wife' looks at an unequal partnership

New Delhi, Feb. 15 -- Late one night, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) gets a phone call. He excitedly asks that his wife Joan (Glenn Close) get on the extension. The voice at the other end informs Joe ... Read More


The return of the dacoit

New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- What sets apart a dacoit film from any other kind of action adventure? According to director Abhishek Chaubey, it's simply that the violence in a dacoit or bandit movie is "not se... Read More


Film review: 'Alita: Battle Angel' is only fitfully thrilling

New Delhi, Feb. 8 -- When a film boasts a formidable team comprising writer/ producer James Cameron (Terminator, Avatar) and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) uniting for the adaptation of Yukito K... Read More