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  • Churuli

    ★★½

  • Family

    ★★★½

  • Sardar Udham

    ★★★★★

  • North 24 Kaatham

    ★★★½

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  • Churuli

    Churuli

    Chuduli

  • Family

    Family

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Ye kaunsi family bacha li budhhe ne ffs!

    The biggest merit of this show is that once it breaks the moral constraint on which its characters were suspended, there is no continuous or helical loop reflecting the ascension of its protagonist to hard-boilership and world wisdom, but rather it gives you a downward spiral that descends lower than what eyes can see and senses can perceive. Henceforth, it becomes nothing but an aggressive cautionary tale. Once tragedy hits and if…

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  • Karnan

    Karnan

    ★★★★

    Masala cinema can and must be political. Karnan does what I had been desiring for a long while. Sure, arthouse depiction of struggle, human condition, grief and oppression has novelty. It's subtle and yet, angry enough to move people. But it isn't the only way. Karnan is built by treading on a completely different path. It's charged. It's celebratory. It's sexist too but then, the battle here is different and it's better to be real than being a fantasy hero.…

  • Sardar Udham

    Sardar Udham

    ★★★★½

    The most glaring problem with biographical cinema in general, and particularly biographical cinema in India, has been the filmmaker's awe of the subject to an extent that entire films function around single characters thwarting them into a vacuum due to the lack of focus on the socio-political, cultural and economic situation of the times these subjects function in/were functioning in. The romance with a protagonist works well in thrillers when you also intend to betray them in the end for…