A disastrous casting call

Marketed as “an obsessive love story”, one can neither feel the love nor the obsession in the two-hour runtime, thanks to a forgettable performance of lead actors

Sunny Mahat

Disturbing but dull

Sharp Object fails to deliver the same edge-of-your-seat impact as Gone Girl. It just isn’t as well written, and something about the story feels of

Keyur Basnet

Good moves, bad movie

What the movie promised as the first ever MMA-based film was a ‘feast of fury’ with a lot of action-packed sequences. But gross negligence makes “Xira” not worth sitting through its short runtime

Sunny Mahat

A feel good story

Written in a simple style, alternating between a third person narrative and Nana, the cat, it is essentially a story about connection and communication between humans and animals

Keyur Basnet

Two-hour yawn-fest

The unoriginal story of “Hajar Juni Samma” seems to have been lifted off the trash can of a Bollywood production house in the 90s. Films like this are difficult to review because as much as you want to, you have nothing good to say

Sunny Mahat

An unimpressive production

Interestingly, the custom in which a man can kidnap and marry his cousin is still prevalent in some parts of Nepal and a few elected representatives from those areas spoke this week in the parliament about banning it.

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Sonakshi delivers partial cure

Sinha is brilliant in her role. But for a mainstream Bollywood movie, the weight is too much for her to carry alone. A promising plot thus underwhelms

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Dose of happiness

If you feel you can’t be reading a children’s book, I urge you to reconsider. Matilda is a fun and funny story

Keyur Basnet

An overwrought psychological thriller

The filmmakers bank too much on Ranaut. As a result, her character gets way too much exposure, even at the cost of keeping a healthy pace of the plot. While Ranaut gobbles up the limelight, Rajkummar Rao subtly aces whatever little screen-time he gets

Sunny Mahat

Coelho’s chaos

Book review of Paulo Coelho's The Spy

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House of many horrors

When Saru is possessed and has to let out morbid screams, the intense changes in her demeanor are further testament to Surakshya Panta’s talent as an actor. She definitely brings home the gold on this one.

Sunny Mahat

A real-life story through Bollywood lenses

Hrithik Roshan plays Anand Kumar, an educationist and a mathematician from Patna, Bihar, in this biopic based on Kumar’s life as a student turned instructor and the first batch of economically underprivileged students he began teaching for free

Sunny Mahat

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