rahul-desai

Rahul Desai

A film critic (formerly of Mumbai Mirror, Catch News) and columnist (The Hindu), Rahul Desai writes about everything cinematic under Mumbai's hot sun, including short films, web shows and desi B-movies. When he isn't writing, you can find him in obscure countries nostalgically identifying locations of the films he writes about.

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Sikhya Entertainment’s timely film is a comment on today’s self-defeating reactions to intolerance


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For some reason, makers Abbas-Mustan decided to make an anti-Baazigar – in 2017, long after they’ve outlived their relevance in the creative hemisphere


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After four years, director Vikramaditya Motwane returns with a survival drama that is held together by Rajkummar Rao’s terrific performance


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Director Nicholas Kharkongor’s crowd-funded film about a troubled family feels like a scaled down Dil Dhadakne Do


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In an overwhelming pursuit to make a statement on empowerment, this five-episode series about four flat-sharing Delhi-University girls compromises on craft


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Actors Naveen Kasturia and Gunjan Malhotra’s easy chemistry makes up for the story’s silly templates


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Director and writer Shashank Khaitan paints a claustrophobic, unsettling, infuriating yet oddly entertaining portrait of big-town life


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Throw in a bunch of strategically placed CGI-created island creatures, and you have little more than a monotonous kiddie videogame


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