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  • 1921

    1921

    ★★★★½

    Historically significant. Easily among the most entertaining and enjoyable works by I. V. Sasi.

  • Pihu

    Pihu

    ★★½

    You wouldn’t want to watch ‘Pihu’ twice. No one in the right frame of mind would. Not because it’s a poorly made film. But the borderline sadistic approach and the exploitative treatment of the dangerous ordeal a helpless, stranded child is stuck in makes ‘Pihu’ almost hard-to-sit-through. The 2 year old cutie pie Myra has definitely outdone her part with a surprisingly credible performance, and at one or two points left me wondering how come a two year old perform…

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  • Thugs of Hindostan

    Thugs of Hindostan

    Aamir Khan never disappoints. But sometimes, his films does. ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is one such case. Save for Aamir Khan’s quirky ‘Firangi’ (with a great deal of the ‘Jack Sparrow’ hangover, of course) and Kat’s sizzling hot ‘Suraiyya’, nothing catchy or exciting is offered other than what we’ve already seen in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ films. Predictable af, right from the pre-credits. I fell asleep in between (highly unusual), and I went in back some 5-10 minutes after the second half commenced (highly, highly unusual). Boring. So much resources wasted for nothing.

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★½

    The roots of my love for Cinema traces all the way back to 1993: the year I got to watch a Hollywood blockbuster on big screen for the first time - "Jurassic Park".

    Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest pioneers in movie industry today. Some might claim Christopher Nolan as a worthy competitor, but where Spielberg scores unrivalled is in the closely spaced yet gigantic leaps he has taken over the course of his career, across genres. Take "Duel".…