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The story of Raazi (2018) is from a novel called “Calling Sehmat”, a work of fiction inspired by a true story of an Indian Spy deployed in Pakistan prior to India-Pakistan war of 1971. The spy is a young girl named “Sehmat” (played by Alia Bhatt) from Kashmir who goes to Pakistan as the newly wed wife of the younger son of a senior ranking Pakistan Army officer. Sending sensitive information while residing at the Brigadier’s house is not for the faint-hearted and Sehmat excels on it, even murdering people from the family in her steadfast loyalty to her motherland…

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran starring John Abraham could’ve been a far better film considering it is based on the events leading to the nuclear tests in 1998 that made India as a nation stand up and occupy its rightful place in the new world order. Worldwide many geopolitical experts will side with Indian establishment, that this event prevented any chances of a full-scale war between India and Pakistan – it is a tragic irony, but having hundreds of Nuclear bombs by both the countries is preventing them from bloodshed. Luckily, the film doesn’t trouble us with any of these…

Blackmail (2018) handles with a scoop of comedy, the age-old plot of a husband taking revenge after learning of his wife cheating with her former boyfriend. The twist being, instead of physically assaulting the boyfriend, the husband blackmails him for money and it goes awfully wrong. What could’ve been an interesting film, turns out to be a drag due to a slow-paced screenplay till the last 15 minutes. Literally, Irrfan Khan carries and runs with the entire film. Available on Amazon India Prime.

Thanks to OTT providers like Amazon Prime and Netflix, films that break the stereotype of Bollywood are being made in India. One such recent film is Netflix’s Lust Stories (2018). The anthology film which has four stories, as the title suggests, all of them are about intimacy issues that are outside the societal norms, by itself the topics handled are not uncommon in Indian films but their treatment and being told from the individual women’s perspective is certainly new to the Indian audience. Netflix and all the four director’s including Karan Johar have to be appreciated for doing this project. The first one,…

Bombay Summer (2009) is a film about 3 friends Geetha, Jaidev and Madan hailing from different backgrounds. Geetha is a manager in a creative agency, who identifies a freelance designer and photographer Madan for a book cover project she is working on, and Jaidev is a writer who is in a romantic relationship with Geetha. Director Joseph Mathew has captured well the everyday life of the three, happening in the rich and the poor parts of Bombay City. The first half of the film goes along rather dull but is saved due to the natural acting of Tannishtha Chatterjee, as Geetha, she carries the…