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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