India, Oct. 19 -- The LaundromatDirector - Steven SoderberghCast - Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Matthias Schoenaerts

It is a sign of my limited imagination, more than any evidence Steven Soderbergh has provided through his filmography, that when I first heard about The Laundromat, I visualised a thrilling expose of the Panama Papers scandal.

Soderbergh hasn't made a conventional film in his life. The Laundromat isn't as experimental has his last feature - High Flying Bird, shot on iPhones and also released on Netflix - but it takes a wholly unexpected approach to a story that we thought we understood. One can't really criticise a film for not shaping up to one's own version ...