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Ajit Duara

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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
Elegy
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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
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Asterix and the Vikings

A modern look at the heroes of Gaul, this film almost brings Obelix out of the closet

10 June 2009
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Cinema
Ek, the Power of One

The action film is back, but in a tired, cliched format that leaves you with a headache

08 June 2009
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Cinema
Fireflies in the Garden

Julia Roberts lights up this hollow film about hollow people. But even that million-watt smile isn’t enough

05 June 2009
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Cinema
8x10 Tasveer

An implausible plot. Cardboard characters. And very unspecial effects. Even Akshay couldn’t save this dud

30 May 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 nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

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

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