Zindagi In Short | Netflix | Cutting Review

Cast: Neena Gupta, Divya Dutta, Sanya Kapoor, Aisha Ahmed, Deepak Dobriyal, Rima Kallingal, Swarrop Sampat, Shafina Patel  and more.

Directors: Tahira Kashyap, Punarvasu Naik, Vijayeta Kumar, Rakesh Sain, Gautam Govind Sharma, Smrutika Panigrahi and Vinay Chhawal.

Guneet Monga brings seven slice-of-life short stories each narrated and filmed with a distinctive style tied together by nothing but versatility.

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Drishyam 2 : The Resumption |Cutting Review |A Solid & fitting sequel

Very rarely do we see sequels superseding the success of a popular movie, especially a thriller. The first part left us with a satisfying closure where the hero – a common man, won against all odds – the system.  All possibilities were explored and we were convinced that with this end, the dead and the alive can rest in peace.  Drishyam 2 starts off by challenging this very assumption, and gives a befitting if not a better part 2.  

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AASHRAM|MX PLAYER|CUTTING REVIEW | Slow, uneventful in big & impactful in small parts

Aashram Chapter 1 & 2  builds a very compelling world based on the far and wide consequences of blind faith. The larger than life aura and fanfare of the central character, Baba Nirala is cringe-worthy but at the same time very immersive with all the ‘japnaam’ chants. While the direction, editing and narration are amateurish, the series does manage to throw light on many uncomfortable realities of exploited faith.

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CHALAANG|AMAZON PRIME| Unambitious, mildly engaging|CUTTING REVIEW

Hello fellow binge watchers! Most of us have grown up in an education system where PT period’s importance was next to that of a free period. But your PT teacher’s influence extended beyond that one class. You might end up sucking at any or all sports but it’s the sportsmanship that he/she teaches you for life. That makes the premise of Chalaang, with a PT teacher as a central character compelling. It is the superficial hints of Luv Ranjan in this Hansal Mehta film that doesn’t really add up very well.

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EMILY IN PARIS – A BREEZY INDULGENT WATCH

Looking at the Eiffel for the first time is magical. I speak from a miniscule version of my ‘Emily in Paris’ experience last year. It is worth all the exaggeration that movies have been doing forever & Instagram more recently. Emily brings Paris and Instagram together.  The premise is a sure shot winner, It has Paris, fashion, wine, and a lot of good looking people with problems that are almost aspirational, so what’s there to not like?

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CHURAILS|ZEE 5|CUTTING REVIEW | Contemporary, Engaging & Sharp.

Director: Asim Abbasi
Cast: Sarwat Gilani, Yasra Rizvi, Nimra Bucha, Meher Bano, Omair Rana

A murder convict, a rebellious boxer, a trophy wife and a high society event manager, the only common thread between these four Karachi women is their trauma, and this alone proves enough to unite them to stand against patriarchal bullying. On the face of it, the premise of Churails is straightforward. It looks like a fashionable start up with a simple agenda. Unmask rich cheating husbands (which are seen to be plenty), and make some money while at it. Their one line advertising ‘Mard ko dard hoga’ is pretty clear to that extent.

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