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Ajit Duara

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Cinema
Paa

Father, son and glycerine galore. The good old filmi tearjerker is back and progeria is only the excuse. But Vidya Balan’s eyes make it all worth it.

09 December 2009
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Cinema
De Dana Dan

A comedy that seems more like a tourism ad for Singapore. Is director Priyadarshan losing his talent?

02 December 2009
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Cinema
Twilight: New Moon

A hot male vampire is beset by teen girls with raging hormones. How does he not bite the one he loves?

24 November 2009
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Cinema
Kurbaan

As a Muslim ready to sacrifice self and community, Saif is excellent. But is the film too convincing for comfort?

24 November 2009
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Cinema
2012

Despite the big names, it’s a devious Russian, some skyscrapers and a few aircraft carriers that hold this film

18 November 2009
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Cinema
Jail

A story of how an innocent is jailed becomes an unyielding critique on the prison system. Watch it in horror.

12 November 2009
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Cinema
London Dreams

A tale about the musical ambitions of two Punjabi boys. But did it need to be so opulent?

04 November 2009
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Cinema
Julie and Julia

But for the sumptuous cooking and fine acting by Meryl Streep, this film is a little too cute for comfort.

29 October 2009
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Cinema
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna

Better do the ‘Main Aur Meri Tanhai’ thing than endure this soppy recession-riddled romance.

21 October 2009
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Cinema
Acid Factory

When a film’s best shot is a touristy scene of coastal Cape Town, you know the director should jump into the sea.

14 October 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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