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Renuka Vyavahare

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Number of reviews
219
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44

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  • India‘s Most Wanted

    It’s commendable how Raj Kumar Gupta doesn’t fall for the staples — needless songs, glamorous female character and jingoism. IMW is an earnest ode to the unsung heroes of our country — a story that deserves to be heard.

    May 2019
  • PM Narendra Modi

    Whether you believe or don’t believe in the political philosophy of Narendra Modi is secondary, as a film, this one is too lopsided for you to appreciate. It leaves a lot unanswered. While it firmly believes ‘Modi ek insaan nahi, soch hai’, we wish the script was as thoughtful.

    May 2019
  • Setters

    A thriller devoid of any sort of pressure, falls flat and thus feels never ending. Solid writing would have done wonders for a film like this that had the potential to be gripping.

    May 2019
  • Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

    There’s no forced humour or slapstick, just weird thoughts and weirder execution. The film is made in a certain space and once you surrender yourself to it, it’s an outrageous journey that you won’t regret taking.

    Mar 2019
  • Manto

    Manto is an authentic but jaded observation of a man who defied rules, challenged the status quo and changed the way one looked at life. Watch it for the director's flawless interweaving of Manto's poignant writing into her script and watch it for the words — spoken and unspoken.

    Sep 2018
  • Karwaan

    ...might not be the roller coaster ride you expected it to be, but it leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling in the heart that says all’s well that ends well.

    Aug 2018
  • Pari

    If you like horror as a genre, and prefer a genuine theme over sheer succession of scary sequences, you will like this one, which isn’t bound by the diktats of commercial cinema.

    Mar 2018
  • Pad Man

    ...is an empowering film that gives you the wings, despite the odds. It will free women of their inhibitions and that will be its biggest success. Period!

    Feb 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    Even as you continue to watch the film patiently, beyond a point, it's nothing to write home about. You eventually sum up your thoughts on the film by borrowing the film's expletive-laden dialogue —, 'experimental ke naam pe chu*****'?

    Jan 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    ...is a total knockout. The not-just-a-boxing film must not be missed as it puts forth a message that's most relevant in today's world — Bahut Hua Samman Tumhari Aisi Taisi — #Timesup, bullies.

    Jan 2018
  • Ajji

    Theatre actor, writer, director Sushama Deshpande commands your unflinching attention from beginning to end with her unsaid words and raw emotions. She makes her battle every woman's battle, who demands her safety and right to be heard.

    Nov 2017
  • Ittefaq

    ...is not a taut thriller that you expect it to be. But if patience is your asset, this unhurried suspense drama can be watched for Akshaye Khanna's crackling screen presence, acting prowess and sublime charm.

    Nov 2017