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Mayank Shekhar

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The miyan factor at the movies

The miyan factor at the movies

A non-blockbuster Eid? Imagine how many remained starved of their movie entertainment

17 April,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Chamkila Web Review: Dil jit liya, Paaji!

Chamkila Web Review: Dil jit liya, Paaji!

Imtiaz Ali’s Chamkila is a full-on musical—down to translations of songs in Punjabi, flashing across the screen in Hindi, in Roman letters. 

14 April,2024 03:51 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Maidaan Movie Review: Mein? Done, bhai!

Maidaan Movie Review: Mein? Done, bhai!

What’s a movie, if not a dream, no? Maidaan is similarly stunning to look at. Unsure about IMAX, that the film is also available in, the aesthetics certainly match the size of the big screen

12 April,2024 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
An overdue ode to Indore, indeed!

An overdue ode to Indore, indeed!

You only have to step outside saturated metros to truly sense India’s urban aspirations

10 April,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
'Crew' movie review: Cray

'Crew' movie review: Cray

Crew movie review: The film gets on a flight of imagination so ludicrous, without a bandwidth for it, that I felt like heading off the exit, at some point

29 March,2024 10:18 PM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
The propaganda pic conundrum

The propaganda pic conundrum

Is the truth of a story always as essential in a film, where form = content, or style = substance?

27 March,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
'Ae Watan Mere Watan' movie review: Patiently paced positive patriotism

'Ae Watan Mere Watan' movie review: Patiently paced positive patriotism

'Ae Watan Mere Watan' movie review: Well, if you suffer from a terrible habit of imagining an ongoing movie in other ways—this could well be a strikingly pacy thriller alone

22 March,2024 10:15 PM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
A gentle pat, na, on Bihar’s back?

A gentle pat, na, on Bihar’s back?

Giving you a totally one-sided view of Bihar’s capital. Because that’s the one side I rarely get to hear

20 March,2024 06:52 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Homi Adajania: The club culture everywhere is the same

Homi Adajania: The club culture everywhere is the same

Director Homi Adajania walks mid-day through the gymkhana crime scene as Murder Mubarak drops online

16 March,2024 05:49 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar
Sheer magic of Mallu Manjummel

Sheer magic of Mallu Manjummel

How a survival drama with a band of boys signifies Kerala cinema coming of (young) age!

13 March,2024 06:47 AM IST | Mumbai | Mayank Shekhar

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