Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj
Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj
Movie Review of 777 Charlie directed by Kiranraj

Love can change someone’s life for better or for worse. This movie demonstrates that this is true not only in case where two humans are involved but also in cases where a human and an animal bond together. Starring Rakshit Shetty and the dog as the lead artists, the movie 777 Charlie unfolds how the world of an introvert protagonist, who leads a quiet and mundane life, turns around with the entry of Charlie, the dog.

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Movie Review of Dhil Dhadakne Do by Zoya Akhthar
Movie Review of Dhil Dhadakne Do by Zoya Akhthar
Movie Review of Dhil Dhadakne Do by Zoya Akhthar

Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by Zoya Akhthar is an honest portrayal of the emotional turmoil of the members of a super-rich family, which outbursts in various forms as the family goes on a cruise to celebrate the 30th wedding anniversary of ‘the Mehras’ couple. How the family reconciles and re-discover the long lost bonding is what the movie is all about.

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Review of Kannada Movie ‘Love Mocktail 2 ‘ directed by Darling Krishna
Review of Kannada Movie ‘Love Mocktail 2 ‘ directed by Darling Krishna
Review of Kannada Movie ‘Love Mocktail 2 ‘ directed by Darling Krishna

It’s rare to see a sequel for a movie where the first part ended with the demise of the lover. In fact, the first part of Love Mocktail didn’t hint at a sequel. But Darling Krishna, the director and the protagonist, has done a great job in writing and directing the sequel, which captures the emotional journey that the hero goes through after the demise of his lover. 'Love Mocktail 2' will surely leave you yearning for a soul mate like the protagonist.  

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Review of Malayalam movie ‘Home’ directed by Rojin Thomas
Review of Malayalam movie ‘Home’ directed by Rojin Thomas
Review of Malayalam movie ‘Home’ directed by Rojin Thomas

With smartphones entering our personal lives and becoming a part of our anatomy, the amount of time we spend with our closed ones, especially with our family, has considerably reduced. The fact that it has taken a heavy toll on our relationships is something all of us shamefacedly but honestly would acknowledge. The movie ‘Home’ directed by Rojin Thomas depicts the lives of members in a family and the widening distance between the parents and the children, culprit being the smartphone. It portrays  the mental agonies that the family members go through in addressing these problems and how eventually the bonding is reinstated.

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Book review of ‘A Man called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman
Book review of ‘A Man called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman
Book review of ‘A Man called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman

Gen Z feels that the 80's generation (the Millenials) is out dated and always complaining and 80's generation felt the same about the Gen X. The striking reality is that this cycle repeats itself. While lot has been discussed about parenting techniques and lessons on coping with children, not much public engagement happens in understanding the mentality of aged men/women who have crossed their prime age, the loneliness they deal with and the inner struggles they go through in adapting themselves to the dynamically changing world.  A man called Ove by Frederick Blackmann is an attempt at journaling the life of a sexagenerian named Ove and how he sees today's world. 

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Book Excerpt - Collected Short Stories of Somerset Maugham (Volume 4)
Book Excerpt - Collected Short Stories of Somerset Maugham (Volume 4)
Book Excerpt - Collected Short Stories of Somerset Maugham (Volume 4)

It’s not just the human brain that is complex but also the human nature. As someone who is curious about human nature, I have always wondered if one could develop a playbook which will help one gauge what the true intentions of the other person are. I know that is a very wishful thinking but after reading Maugham’s books, I came to realise that nothing is more unfathomable and enigmatic than that of human nature and a desire to master it is not just wishful but near impossible task!! Perhaps, this uncertainty is what makes us feel vulnerable but at the same time gives a ray of hope that things will change for better. This post is just a sample collection of gems from the treasure trove of his writings compiled in the “Collected Short Stories- Volume 4”. I am sure that if you are someone who has interests in understanding people’s behaviour, reading this post would make you devour on Maugham’s collection as his words evokes a mélange of emotions, by laying the intricacies of human nature bare before the readers. 

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Review of movie Shershaah directed by Vishnuvardhan
Review of movie Shershaah directed by Vishnuvardhan
Review of movie Shershaah directed by Vishnuvardhan

Shershaah is a Hindi movie directed by Vishnuvardhan and written by Sandeep Shrivastava, starring Siddharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani and Shiv Pandit as the lead characters. It is about the life story of young Captain Vikram Batra, a Param Veer Chakra awardee, who died during the Kargil War of 1999. It is truly an astonishing account of a 25-year-old army man who accomplished so much in such a little time span. Does Vishnuvardhan’s Bollywood debut leave a mark in the viewer’s heart?

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Review of the movie ‘U Turn (Tamil)’ directed by Pawan Kumar
Review of the movie ‘U Turn (Tamil)’ directed by Pawan Kumar
Review of the movie ‘U Turn (Tamil)’ directed by Pawan Kumar

‘U Turn’ is about how a young intern with a popular newspaper brand, who tracks the ‘U’ turn violations on the flyover and becomes the primary suspect behind a series of deaths, helps the cop unravel the mystery behind those deaths and the one common connection between those deaths. This movie was originally produced in Kannada, then remade into Tamil and Malayalam starring Shraddha Srinath, Samantha and Sandhya Raju respectively as the protagonist. It leaves the viewer with a very strong and emotional message. 

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