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#ChauthiKoot(Punjabi/EnglishSubtitles) Rating: * * * ½ This is a sedately paced drama that highlights the lives of a Hindu and a Sikh family caught in the aftermath of the 1980’s Khalistan movement which peaked when the army stormed the Golden temple and as a consequence then #PM #IndiraGandhi was assassinated followed by the anti-Sikh riots . The performances and cinematography are above noard. The fear, the terror of being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, the struggle to stay alive amidst fear and loathing comes to life in #GurvinderSingh’s achingly real telling. The plotting is designed to up the tension by several notches. There’s hardly any dialogue & it’s the background sounds that make the telling ominous. Cinematography is compelling too. A deserving watch this! #MauliSingh #LoudspeakerMedia #GurvinderSingh #GurpreetKaurBhangu #HarnekAulakh #KanwaljitSingh #SuvinderVikky #TaranjeetSingh #RajbirKaur #NFDC #NinaLathGupta #HarleenKaur #GulshanSaggi #WaryamSinghSandhu #CatherineDussart #SunilDoshi #OliviaStewart #SatyaRaiNagpaul #FilmCafe #Handmadefilms Runtime: 116 mins

#MoodsOfCrime(Hindi) Rating: * * This should have been titled ‘modes of crime,’ it’s that theoretical and unconvincing. Neither the mood nor the moments are set up with any conviction. Just two psychology students playing around with crime before becoming victims of their own compulsions. The final act with an all too obvious manufactured twist is totally unconvincing. The performances &direction leave a lot to be desired. #AshwaniShukla #AltairMedia #SunilShah #AyaazAhmed #AnimaPagare #UpekkhaJain # Runtime: 115 mins

#Fever (Hindi) Rating: * * ½ It’s interesting but lacks coherence. Is he Karan or Armin, Was he in love with Pooja, Kavya or Rhea or all three, was he an assassin, a serial lover or author are the questions that haunt this amnesiac who wakes up in a hospital bed and finds his memory wiped clean. The rest of the film deals with stringing together disperse strands in the hope that it will lead to something. Unfortunately it doesn’t. It’s Convoluted and the editing makes the narrative seem ridiculous but the showy cinematography and European locations are a lifeline here. #Ebrahim #PearlMedia #AnshulTyagi #AnkitaMakwana #PrakharGaur #RajeevKhandelwal #GemmaArkinson #CaterinaMurino #GauharKhan #RajeevJhaveri #VictorBannerjee #NicheFilm #FarmPlusEntertainmentPvtLtd #JayaSapthagiriProductions #RaviAgarwal #MahesgBalekundri #AjayChabbria #RajathManjunath Runtime: 128 mins

#TheLegendOfMichaelMishra(Hindi) Rating: * It’s the dumbing down of a distending love story and there’s no legend to speak of -just a wild hallucination that appears more and more nightmarish as the narrative prolongs. Implausible and unforgivable are the two words I would use to describe this experience. #ArshadWarsi #KayozeIrani #BomanIrani #AditiRaoHydari #ManishJha #ManojSoni #NipunAshok #Radhakrishnan #SnehaNihalani #ParagDesai #UniversalCommunications #PontyChadha #WaveCinemas #KishorArora #Shareen #mantrikedia #EyecandyFilms Runtime: 116 mins

#BudhiaSinghBornToRun a.k.a #Duronto(Hindi) Rating: * * * ½ A much better sports drama film than even #BhaagMilkhaBhaag, this based-on-a-true-life story, is impressively cogent and supremely potent in it’s raising of issues regarding child exploitation juxtaposed within the context of poverty and prodigality.#SoumendraPadhi #ManojBajpayee #TilottamaShome #MayurGajendraPatole #ShrutiMarathe #GajrajRao #RajanBhise #ChhayaKadam #GopalSingh #PrasadPandit #RaindropAlterEgo #RaindropMedia #Viacom18 #manojKumarKhatoi #ShivkumarPanicker Runtime:124 mins

#YehKaisiHaiAshiqui(Hindi) Rating: * Antiquated revenge drama, this one has so many holes in the plotting that it’s not even funny. Even the presence of #JasodhabenModi, neglected wife of our #PM at the press show could not save this film from a disappointing response from the assembled critics - which might prove ominous at the Box office cash registers. #SanjaySharmaRajPR #Rajdeep #SukhbirLamba #AtulSoni #SubhashJShah #SipraGaur #AtmaramTripathi #VandanaRawal #SwatiMukherji #GokulBaraiyya #SandeepSharma #RajuBaruchi #ShakilDoctor #SachinRajputm #GulaSheikh #RaviDutta #ShobhanaBen #Firoz #RamlakhanSharma #ArjunBharuchi #NikulsinghChudasama #Raj #Babu #GNBFilms #GNBhai #VandanaRawal Runtime: 134 mins

#JasonBourne(English/Imax) Rating: * * * The return of the prodigal , #MattDamon steams up this breathlessly paced thriller giving it an edge that it did not have with #JeremyRenner in the fugitive spy role in the last disappointing outing #TheBourneLegacy. Even Director #PaulGreengrass appears to have found his mojo. Unfortunately the uninventive, reassembled-from-past-successes script does put the brakes on the overall enjoyment even with the added advantage of IMAX projection powering it. Also, the meager dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. #MattDamon #UniversalPictures #PaulGreengrass #RobertLudlum #JuliaStiles #TommyLeeJones #AliciaVikander #VincentCassel #EdgarRamirez #KarlUrban #RizAhmed #ChristopherRouse #BarryAckroyd #FrankMarshall #JeffreyMWeiner #BenSmith #GregoryGoodman #MarkBridges #PerfectWorldPictures #KennedyMarshallProduction #CaptivateEntertainment #PearlStreet #DougLiman Runtime:123 mins

#SuicideSquad(English) Rating: * * ½ This Patchy actioner based on #DCComic book characters hopes for pop-culture to do the trick at the Box office. Positioned as a continuum in-between #BatmanVsSuperman and the upcoming #Justiceleague this one has just too many characters and too little room to breathe. Quite a few in the squad appear redundant & their meta-human skills don’t look all that appropriate for the chartered course of action here. #WillSmith may have the charisma but he is entirely wasted like most of the assemblage other than #MargotRobbie who really is the heart of this unexciting experience. The inconsistent Bollywoodian plotting, strippy storyline and frequently beeped out dialogues kill off most of the unevenly designed entertainment here. #WarnerBros #DCComics #AnkitAgarwal #RatpackDuneEntertainment #WillSmith #ViolaDavis #MargotRobbie #JaredLeto #JaiCourtney #JayHernandez #CaraDelevingne #AdewaleAkinnuoyeAgbaje #AdamBeach #KarenFukuhara #AidanDevine #DavidHarbour #BenAffleck #EzraMiller #JoelKinnaman #CharlesRoven #RichardSuckle #ZackSnyder #RomanVasyanov #JohnGilroy #DavidAyer Runtime: 123 mins

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