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Cinema
Kambakkht Ishq

A watch that blares bhajans inside Akshay’s tummy. Book a ticket if you need shock therapy

07 July 2009
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Cinema
New York

Tautly paced, with little room for sentimentality, this is serious cinema about being brown in post 9/11 America

01 July 2009
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Cinema
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

This better be turned into a Playstation game. People would have a lot more fun

29 June 2009
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Cinema
Star Trek

You thought one Spock was enough. Well, this film has two. Deal with it

17 June 2009
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Cinema
Detective Naani

Movies that may have never seen the light of day are out and about in these days of dearth. This is one of them

16 June 2009
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Cinema
99

A comedy about match fixing tries hard to deliver, but slips between jokes. Why is fun so difficult? And why is Cyrus such a bore?

15 June 2009
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Cinema
Frozen

A film about a father, daughter and a moneylender, set in stark Ladakh. It’s also a fine homage to Andrei Tarkovsky

15 June 2009
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Cinema
What Just Happened

Another movie about movie makers. And another mindless role for Robert De Niro. Skip it, stick to IPL

13 June 2009
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Cinema
Elegy

What happens when a young woman falls for an old man? It makes him insufferably vain. Watch this one for Penelope Cruz

13 June 2009
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Cinema
Chowrasta

Four stories. Unbound by mushy lines and technical flaws. Everyone, including the director, gets lost at this crossroad

12 June 2009

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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