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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 two brave special agents saving the king. A fun film to watch and gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Raw’. The cookies coming alive and walking, talking gibberish and even fighting was fun to watch. Seeing so many colourful sweets, sugary treats, and pastries made me hungry and order a box of doughnuts for dinner :-) Kids will love this film.

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…

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…

From her debut in Dangal, Sanya Malhotra has been doing fine films like Badhaai Ho, Shakuntala Devi and now Pagglait. She is the protagonist in Pagglait (2021), a Hindi comedy-drama about how a young widow processes the death of her husband just after five-months of their marriage.  How different members in the extended family process the death of the 27-year old young man is explored with a thread of humour and selfishness. The film that gets a Mangoidiots rating of ‘Ripe’ is a must-watch film and is available on Netflix. The story happens in a joint family in Lucknow. The…

Bad Trip (2021) starring Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery is a comedy done with hidden camera pranks that are gross, combined with a mildly entertaining plot. There were a few moments of friendship which were nice. It is not…