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Mohammad Kamran Jawaid

CINEMASCOPE: THE ALLURE OF FICTION

CINEMASCOPE: THE ALLURE OF FICTION

Padmaavat is a rousing, if slightly overlong, epic about a gorgeous, intelligent princess who opts for death over Published Feb 04, 2018 06:56am
CINEMASCOPE: WORN AND WEARY

CINEMASCOPE: WORN AND WEARY

Two films currently in cinemas, one from Bollywood and one from Hollywood, are both yawn-inducing Published Jan 28, 2018 08:29am
THE ICON REVIEW: HIDE AND STEAL

THE ICON REVIEW: HIDE AND STEAL

Chupan Chupai has a very brisk, twist-laden story. But there’s a reason its twists and the pace do not match the natural Published Jan 07, 2018 07:59am
THE ICON REVIEW: DESTINATION REACHED

THE ICON REVIEW: DESTINATION REACHED

Set aside your preconceptions of what Shaan’s Arth is supposed to be and it will reward you with his new calling card Published Dec 31, 2017 07:04am
THE ICON REVIEW: FADED COLOURS

THE ICON REVIEW: FADED COLOURS

There are a lot of socially relevant moments in Rangreza, but the lack of narrative rhythm, a fluctuating tone between Published Dec 24, 2017 08:25am
CINEMASCOPE: DEJA VIEWS

CINEMASCOPE: DEJA VIEWS

Despite the repetitive nature of the story in Fukrey Returns, there is a comforting sanguinity in the movie’s tone which Published Dec 17, 2017 07:00am
CINEMASCOPE: SULU FLIGHT

CINEMASCOPE: SULU FLIGHT

Every small aspect of Tumhari Sulu is finely tuned, which makes the director even more of a star than Vidya Balan Published Dec 03, 2017 08:11am
THE ICON REVIEW: A MUDDLED REVENGE

THE ICON REVIEW: A MUDDLED REVENGE

Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna is a pro-women film all right but with a very short-sighted, inconsiderate and amateurish point Published Nov 26, 2017 06:58am
CINEMASCOPE: READY TO MINGLE

CINEMASCOPE: READY TO MINGLE

Qarib Qarib Singlle marks a return after nine years for director Tanuja Chandra. The hiatus seems to have done her good Published Nov 19, 2017 09:13am
CINEMASCOPE: DÉJÀ VU BLUES

CINEMASCOPE: DÉJÀ VU BLUES

Ittefaq tries hard to be a smartly written whodunit thriller but fails because it has lifeless characters Published Nov 12, 2017 06:56am
CINEMASCOPE: LEAGUES APART

CINEMASCOPE: LEAGUES APART

This week’s two Bollywood releases, Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again, highlight the difference between a movie and Published Oct 29, 2017 06:05am
CINEMASCOPE: ZERO PLUS ZERO

CINEMASCOPE: ZERO PLUS ZERO

Judwaa 2 is not the original version’s spiritual successor: it is a direct remake, a scene-for-scene, gag-for-gag Published Oct 08, 2017 06:38am