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Articles by Rakesh Mehar
‘Upendra Matte Baa’ review: A stale family entertainer with a cringeworthy excess of navels
Most of the film is just an excuse to have Upendra flirt, sing and dance with multiple women, who only appear in the film as eye candy.
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 15:18
A forgotten toy story: Why the future looks bleak for the toymakers of Kondapalli
The Kondapalli artisans say there's nothing lucrative to draw younger people and their craft may soon fade away completely.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:14
‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ review: A fun but disappointing rom-com, watch it for Parvathy
Parvathy is delightful in her first Bollywood film, giving us a fascinating mix of hesitant vulnerability and radiant exuberance.
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 15:42
‘Aval’ review: A well-made horror film that keeps you gripped to your seat
While the scary scenes may be predictably inspired from other films, that doesn’t mean they’re any less hair raising.
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 15:40
Why is 25-year-old Hadiya under house arrest in democratic India?
Since May, Hadiya has been confined to her parents’ home even as she alleges she is being beaten by her father and fears for her life.
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:45
‘Dayavittu Gamanisi’ review: An interesting film let down by its blah treatment of women
Dayavittu Gamanisi is an ensemble film following the lives of four men who are struggling with relationships in their own way.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 18:00
‘Mersal’ review: This Deepavali blockbuster is a mass masala love fest for Vijay
If you’re the kind of Vijay fan who thinks you can never have enough of a good thing, ‘Mersal’ is the action high you’re looking for.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:55
'Theru Naaigal' review: A film that has all the barks but no bite
‘Theru Naaigal’ tries for gritty realism, but ends up delivering a single-tone film that drags beyond its actual runtime.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 15:34
'Thupparivaalan' Review: Not quite Sherlock Holmes but still an exciting watch
Mysskin delivers for the most part, but Vishal needs to up his acting game.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 17:11
‘Neruppuda’ review: Lots of smoke but little fire in this action thriller
'Neruppuda’ could have been a good film if it only stayed an honest story about fire fighting instead of turning into a lazy formula flick.
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 18:27