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'Love Sonia': A familiar tale brutally told

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For a tale about women being exploited for sex, what makes "Love Sonia" stands out is that it treats its women as relatively unimportant. The narrative takes off in a place 1,400 km north of Mumbai, where Shiva (Adil Hussain), a farmer of a barren land is forced to sell one of his two daughters to "Dada Thakur" (Anupam Kher), a zamindar.

'Manmarziyaan': Performances elevate this predictable love-triangle

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Infatuation, lust and love are emotions that are handled with equal fervour. There is a lot happening and it happens so charmingly and with such quick spirit and wit, that it's enough to keep you hooked.

'Gali Guleiyan': A uniquely told catharsis

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The film "Gali Guleiyan", which literally means "lanes and bylanes", is set in a location with a maze of bylanes, akin to the walled city of Old Delhi, which metaphorically transports you into the complicated labyrinth of the hero's mind.

Bright cast, intelligent script in 'Happy...' sequel

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As far as sequels go, "Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi"(HPBJ) is a long-legged sprinter. It hops, skips and gambols through a maze of amusing incidents woven around some of the most wittily constructed yet inoffensive ethnic jokes seen and heard in Hindi cinema, notorious for insulting cultures and nationalities.

'Vishwaroop II': Astutely mounted mediocre fare

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The film is virtually Kamal Haasan's show and he with his natural charm and charisma, subtly portrays himself as an efficient and mentally agile Raw agent, a loving husband and a dutiful son. He manages to do this with oodles of cinematic liberty which includes excellent edit cuts and computer generated images.

'Fanney Khan': Works as a satire yet incredulous

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The film works as a satire. But, by the time the police spontaneously applaud a man they have every reason to believe is holding a hostage, the film has given up any shred of plausibility and is simply trying to be a nice comedy. It is nice, but not much of a comedy.

‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3': Convoluted and trite

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A convoluted plot of treachery, deceit and lust, unfolds over a period of two hours plus, where each character tries to outdo and outsmart the other cleverly in this noir drama.

'Soorma': Unassumingly inspiring, heart-warming

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Narrated from Harpreet Kaur's point of view, the film captures Sandeep's early life in Shahabad, Haryana, where every young person's goal in life is to play hockey for "India." Not sure about the patriotic aspect, but surely for the fringe benefits of a secure job and a bright future that come along with the selection.

'Sanju': A heart-warming tale, brilliantly portrayed

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It is no denying that Raj Kumar Hirani is an auteur with a flair for storytelling, He effectively manages to keep the audience engrossed with the simple narrative, which is a journey of emotional upheavals, shocking revelations and tender moments.

'Incredibles 2': Incredibly warm, endearing experience

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The plot, for those who came in late, has to do with a family with super powers in a country that has banned superheroes for political reasons. Bob Parr and Helen Parr (voiced fabulously by Craig T Nelson and Holly Hunter), the couple with superhero powers are asked to lie low in their illegal status. But you really can't keep a family of infinite do-gooders down.

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