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Lucky Grandma (2019) is a comedy film featuring Tsai Chin as the 80-year-old  grandma living in New York’s Chinatown. While on a trip to a casino, she lands on a large pile of cash, believing it to be her luck to get it, she keeps it. Unlucky for her the underworld comes calling soon. Tsai Chin acting as the grandma was a delight to watch, other than that the film proceeds on familiar route with no real surprises or turns. Hsiao-Yuan Ha who comes as the 8-feet bodyguard Big Pong to grandma impresses us with his innocent acting. The first…

“Forgetfulness is a national disease” says the multinational villain belittling Indians in the film Bhoomi (2021). If you are suffering from the same illness then you will like the film. I found the film starring Jayam Ravi – a talented…

Rose Island (2020) is a comedy film based on the true story of a man-made island built off the coast of Italy in the 1960s in international waters and who declared independence status with the UN and European Council. The…

Sir (2018) is a good film about social inequality and the cultural differences between the city and the villages in modern India. Told from the angle of a maid working for the son from an affluent family in Mumbai, the film communicates this without being sensual or artificial anywhere. Reading the description I got a different impression on what the movie will be and would’ve probably skipped it had it not been for a recommendation on Facebook by a friend. Though it was released in Cannes three years ago, it got a theatrical release only a few months ago and…

After seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) I have been wanting to see the other films of the legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. Today I saw his earlier film Dr. Strangelove (1964), a satirical comedy made during the height of cold-war…