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Ajit Duara

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Cinema
Up in the Air

A film focused more on making Clooney look cool than on the psychological impact of recession.

24 February 2010
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Cinema
My Name Is Khan

Gigantic in ambition, dwarfed in execution, KJo is back to doing what he does best.

17 February 2010
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Cinema
Striker

The realism is compelling enough but the sport of carrom doesn’t really make for compelling cinema.

11 February 2010
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Cinema
Ishqiya

The plot makes no sense whatsoever, but the conversation between the two crooks of eastern UP is to die for.

04 February 2010
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Cinema
Veer

Forget the historical inaccuracies, this film is nothing but sound and fury and terrible dialogues.

27 January 2010
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Cinema
Chance Pe Dance

Yet another simplistic movie about the red carpet dreams of a starry eyed traveller to tinsel town.

20 January 2010
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Cinema
Bolo Raam

Ketchup blood and cheap locales. Yet Naseeruddin Shah makes it worth a watch. Plus, Padmini Kolhapure is back.

06 January 2010
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Cinema
3 Idiots

A campy film about campus problems that is so much fun, it forgets the real issues it set out to critique.

30 December 2009
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Cinema
Avatar

Politically correct it is. And the references are a bit obvious. But watch it for the palette and the 3D experience.

22 December 2009
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Cinema
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Ranbir is terrific and the direction smart. If only they’d ended it a bit earlier.

15 December 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is a member of Rajya Sabha and the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.

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