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Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

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There are love stories. And there are romantic sagas helmed by makers like Yash Chopra and Imtiaz Ali. Imtiaz Ali -- in particular from the present league of storytellers -- has tackled modern relationships most adroitly. His brother, Arif Ali, now makes his big screen debut with a contemporary love story LEKAR HUM DEEWANA DIL. Like his brother, Arif too offers a realistic take on relationships,...

Ek Villain

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A hero. A heroine. And a villain. That's the standard template Bollywood has been using for decades now. Very infrequently do you come across a film that creates undeniable curiosity for the antagonist. Mohit Suri's EK VILLAIN is one of those rare films.

The attention-grabbing trailers and the mesmerizing soundtrack have generated substantial curiosity for the film. So much so that the

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

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DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE, released in 1995, continues to inspire and motivate a number of storytellers to this date, even after [almost] two decades of its release. Now debutant director Shashank Khaitan borrows the essence from Aditya Chopra's all-time classic film and gives an altogether new spin to it. Result: HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA.

HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIA is akin to the

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Humshakals

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Seriously, it's damn difficult to poke fun at oneself. More so, if the film-maker has delivered an unmitigated disaster in the past. But Sajid Khan has learnt to laugh at himself.

Sample this: In an important sequence in HUMSHAKALS, Satish Shah -- who portrays the part of the warden in a mental asylum -- decides to teach Saif, Riteish and Ram Kapoor [who attempt to flee the mental

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Bobby Jasoos

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There's a spurt of women-centric films. Films like NO ONE KILLED JESSICA, THE DIRTY PICTURE, KAHAANI [all three featuring Vidya Balan], FASHION, HEROINE [both helmed by Madhur Bhandarkar], ENGLISH VINGLISH and more recently, QUEEN and REVOLVER RANI [both featuring Kangna Ranaut] have encouraged a number of film-makers and writers to think beyond the clichéd, formulaic male-dominated movies. The...

Chal Bhaag

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It's not rocket science to gauge how much the film industry is obsessed with gangster movies. Some survive the test, most bite the dust. This week's CHAL BHAAG brings together the essences of power and politics.

Majorly shot in Delhi and Mumbai, the film starts with a politician and his aides being bumped off in his car by a dreaded don's three shooters, thus giving the cops a reason to

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