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The Illegal (2019) made me sad and was painful to watch, not in a bad way but in a good sense. The pain and sufferings of a young lad landing in the USA with high hopes for a better life getting stuck in a rut due to his bad luck, and that hits you hard. The film gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ mainly for brilliant acting by Suraj Sharma, but beware the film can be intense in its portrayal with little respite. Available on Amazon Prime Video. Hassan (Suraj Sharma), an aspiring film-maker, hailing from a middle-class household in…

I may probably be the last person in his forties to have watched Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) for the first time in 2021. In the past, I have often heard about this romantic comedy which has been called a cult…

Secret Magic Control Agency (2021) is a fantasy animation film based on the famous kids classic “Hansel and Gretel” by Brothers Grimm. Available on Netflix. It was a simple story of a king being kidnapped by an evil witch, and…

Saajan Bakery (2021) is a Malayalam Comedy Drama about the rough relationship between a sister and her brother, who run a local bakery in Ranni, Kerala founded by their father. The film didn’t offer anything out of ordinary, but it was simple and had characters that were unpretentious and relatable to the audience – for this reason(s) I liked the film and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. It is available on Amazon Prime Video. The story happens around a small bakery founded by Saajan in 1962 and after his passing away being run his children Betsy and Bobin, along…

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) starring Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni is a comedy film that was disappointing after the first ten minutes. Available on Netflix. Gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Rotten’. Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) gets promoted as Vice-President…