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Prannay Pathak works with the HT City editorial desk and writes about travel, books and films.

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Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 review: A voyeurism-addled ride around a new future

LSD 2 review: Director Dibakar Banerjee’s chaotic triptych is a scathing critique of our insatiable appetite for peeping through the keyhole.

Love Sex Aur Dhokha review: The film is divided into three stories of different individuals.
Updated on Apr 22, 2024 09:22 AM IST

Murder Mubarak review: Self-aware satire, mostly delivers on whodunit promise

It probably would've worked better as a miniseries because of the necessity of length, but this film is still essential fun.

Murder Mubarak movie review: Vijay Varma and Sara Ali Khan headline this whodunit
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 11:29 AM IST

Yodha review: Sidharth Malhotra-starrer is an ‘aero-undynamic’ flight of fancy

Yodha review: Let down by writing and formula filmmaking, this Karan Johar-backed action drama underwhelms and oversimplifies.

Yodha review: Sidharth Malhotra's film is predictable
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 12:14 PM IST

Shaitaan movie review: Ajay Devgn the saviour meets Ajay Devgn the family man

Shaitaan movie review: If a raucous and mildly unsettling hostage drama with a more-than-mildly entertaining R Madhavan is enough for you, go watch it.

Shaitaan movie review: R Madhavan invades Ajay Devgn's house
Published on Mar 08, 2024 10:02 AM IST

A reverential and cosmetised Bob Marley biopic that bobs along in predictability

The story of the Jamaican music legend, starring Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch, gets a one-note treatment in this film that mostly plays safe.

Lashana Lynch and Kingsley Ben-Adir in One Love: Bob Marley
Published on Feb 18, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Mast Mein Rehne Ka review: Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta film is feel-good

Mast Mein Rehne Ka review: The slice-of-life comedy, also starring Rakhi Sawant, is aided by great performances and storytelling.

Mast Mein Rehne Ka review: Jackie Shroff and Neena Gupta play neighbours in this slice of life film.
Published on Dec 12, 2023 11:27 AM IST

The Archies review: Zoya Akhtar gets it right once again

The Archies review: Zoya Akhtar adds another great feature to her cap, this time the Hindi-English film adaptation of the beloved Archies comics.

The screen adaptation of The Archies comics is set to premiere on Netflix from Thursday,
Published on Dec 07, 2023 01:34 PM IST

Sam Bahadur movie review: Facile, forgettable vignette reel powered by Vicky

Sam Bahadur movie review: Director Meghna Gulzar’s latest dramatises the adventures and witticisms of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s life sans nuance.

Sam Bahadur movie review: Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw in a still.
Published on Dec 01, 2023 06:16 AM IST

Farrey review: Salman Khan's niece Alizeh scores high in debut movie

Farrey review: Salman Khan's niece Alizeh Agnihotri makes a fine debut with Jamtara director Soumendra Padhi new film.

Farrey review: Alizeh Agnihotri plays a student in her debut film.
Published on Nov 22, 2023 01:41 PM IST

Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar review: Deconstructed masculinity in Darbhanga

Director-screenwriter Parth Saurabh’s moody indie drama is a subtle blow to the consciousness.

Pokhar Ke Dunu Paar review: The film is 'presented by' Anurag Kashyap.
Published on Nov 20, 2023 06:30 PM IST

Apurva movie review: Tara Sutaria's survival thriller needed more brainstorming

Apurva movie review: The Tara Sutaria-starrer, also featuring Abhishek Banerjee and Rajpal Yadav, offers a weak payoff. It is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Apurva movie review: Tara Sutaria brings almost the right combination of damsel-in-distress energy to the thriller.
Published on Nov 17, 2023 08:32 AM IST

Three of Us review: A stunning exploration of fast-eroding nostalgia

Director Avinash Arun, who doubles up as the cinematographer, gives Three of Us a sprinkling of sparse dialogue, judicious symbolism, and many silent moments.

Shefali Shah, Jaideep Ahlawat and Swanand Kirkire in Three of Us
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 09:47 PM IST

Khufiya review: This Tabu-starrer is prized asset-turned-liability

Khufiya review: Despite an ever-watchable Tabu, Vishal Bhardwaj's latest espionage thriller fails to keep you invested.

Khufiya review: Tabu plays an intelligence officer in the film.
Updated on Oct 05, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is a staggering reckoning with history

The three-hour biopic-style thriller is possibly the maverick auteur’s bravest film yet and a haunting exposition of politics in post-WWII America.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is a staggering reckoning with history
Updated on Jul 23, 2023 02:16 AM IST

Past Lives review: A classic for this life and those yet to come

What connects Korean-Canadian director Celine Song’s highly anticipated love triangle and cinema lovers aching for some brilliant nostalgia-soaked romance? 8,000 layers of inyeon.

Past Lives review: A classic for this life and those yet to come
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 02:20 AM IST

Bourdain Day: At home with a world traveller

Celebrity chef and travel show host, off-centre food writing luminary and world traveller extraordinaire — the late Anthony Bourdain’s legion continues to grow. On his 67th birth anniversary, here’s how you can channel the pop culture icon’s itinerant energy.

Bourdain Day: At home with a world traveller
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 08:05 PM IST

Fire in the Mountains review: A fire in the mountains that no one can put out

Director Ajitpal Singh brings to the screen another unapologetic, damning everyday tale of a homestay owner waging a lone battle in the hills.

Vinamrata Rai plays a hardworking mother in Fire in the Mountains
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 08:31 PM IST

Vikramaditya Motwane’s Jubilee ft. Sidhant Gupta: Of cinema, by cinema and for cinema

The exquisitely shot and produced 10-part series, starring Aditi Rao Hydari, Aparshakti Khurana and Prasenjit Chatterjee, does justice to the scale and time the makers have invested into it.

Actor Sidhant Gupta in a still from web show Jubilee
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Book Review: The Love Song of Maya K is a beautifully chaotic ode to womanhood

Shuma Raha’s immensely readable book of short stories set in Delhi and Kolkata takes you through the minds and the lives of everyday characters.

Cover of author Shuma Raha’s book.
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Himalayan Arc takes a long, hard look at the uneasy realities of the region

It’s an enjoyable, enlightening collection of accounts, essays, poems, and photographs that make up the Himalayan experience, but doesn’t shy away from revelations that could make one uneasy.

The Himalayan Arc is an enjoyable, enlightening collection of accounts, essays, poems, and photographs on the Himalayan experience.
Updated on May 23, 2018 06:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Book review: Amborish Roychoudhury’s book on cult films is a treat for those who dig them

Amborish Roychoudhury’s book In A Cult of Their Own: Bollywood Beyond Box Office is an entertaining read about commercially unsuccessful films that have eschewed traditional tropes and plots and enjoy a special place in Bollywood cinephiles’ hearts.

Amborish Roychoudhury’s book In a Cult of Their Own: Bollywood Beyond Box Office is an entertaining read.
Published on Apr 16, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Author William Dalrymple: I would love to see regular mehfils in Zafar Mahal

Author of City of Djinns and The Last Mughal, William Dalrymple talks about the culture and history of Delhi and his own connect with it.

William Dalrymple’s next book is named The Anarchy: India Between Empires 1739-1803.(Prabhas Roy/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 06:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Hope to inspire people to stray from the ‘normal’: Author Nish Amarnath

The author of the mystery thriller Victims for Sale, which is the story of a plucky journalist versus a thriving sex racket, intends to keep drawing upon her newsroom experience to tell stories that are real, poignant, and mystifying.

Victims for Sale is author and journalist Nish Amarnath’s first novel.
Published on Mar 27, 2018 05:43 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Book review: John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar is a potboiler that fizzles out

John Grisham’s latest legal thriller is a wishful take on third-tier, for-profit educational institutions and what happens when three disgruntled students decide to bring its entire framework down.

Cover of the book The Rooster Bar by popular John Grisham.
Updated on Nov 24, 2017 06:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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