The Burial review: A compelling drama elevated by Jamie Foxx

The Burial review: A compelling drama elevated by Jamie Foxx

Inspired by a 1999 article by Jonathan Harr chronicling a real-life case, The Burial, directed by Maggie Betts, premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim. This David vs. Goliath-type drama features top-notch performances from two Academy Award winners, and it offers an excellent take on the lesser-known story of when a…

Mumbai Diaries Season 2 Review: Too many characters and too much fluidity let it down

Mumbai Diaries Season 2 Review: Too many characters and too much fluidity let it down

The Hindi web series Mumbai Diaries Season 2 is directed by Nikkhil Advani and stars Mohit Raina, Konkona Sen Sharma, Satyajeet Dubey, Natasha Bharadwaj, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Tina Desai, Sonali Kulkarni Where can you watch Mumbai Diaries Season 2 in the UAE? Mumbai Diaries Season 2 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime…

10 Best Gangster Movies in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

10 Best Gangster Movies in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

This week, one of the interesting releases to look forward to is Bambai Meri Jaan. As its title would doubtless make it clear, this web series, which will stream on Amazon Prime Video, is a gangster story in Bombay.  Over the years, countless movies have had gangster movie backdrop, especially centred on Mumbai.  It is…

The Wheel of Time season 2 review: Higher stakes, excellent world-building, compelling character arcs

The Wheel of Time season 2 review: Higher stakes, excellent world-building, compelling character arcs

The Wheel of Time is Prime Video’s highly popular fantasy series based on the namesake novels by Robert Jordan. In the Wheel of Time season 2, the series is off to a great start despite a mysterious recast of one of the main characters, Mat Cauthon ( with Dònal Finn replacing Barney Harris). Amazon has…

The trailer for The Continental: From the World of John Wick is here and is insane

The trailer for The Continental: From the World of John Wick is here and is insane

Amazon has released the official trailer for the upcoming series The Continental: From the World of John Wick. This three-part prequel series explores the origin story behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins from the John Wick universe. The official trailer takes the audience back to the 1970s and gives a sneak peek into the exclusive hotel. The…

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart review: A gripping tale of generational trauma

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart review: A gripping tale of generational trauma

The Lost Flowers Of Alice Hart is a seven-episode miniseries based on the namesake novel by Holly Ringland. Adapted for the small screen by Sarah Lambert, the drama follows the titular heroine through her traumatic childhood leading to her troubled adulthood. Prime Video premiered the first three episodes on 4 August 2023, with all subsequent…

Best Indian documentaries on Netflix and other streaming OTT platforms

Best Indian documentaries on Netflix and other streaming OTT platforms

This week we have the docu-series The Hunt for Veerappan streaming on Netflix. If handled with conviction and care, the docu-series genre can be as compelling, and the fact they are based on real-life incidents adds an extra layer of interest.  In India, the trend of such documentaries is a recent phenomenon. But the OTT…

Good Omens season 2 review: Some good moments but not as ineffable as the first instalment

Good Omens season 2 review: Some good moments but not as ineffable as the first instalment

The popular supernatural comedy, starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, has finally returned for its second season. Based on the humorous novel series creator Neil Gaiman co-wrote with Terry Pratchett in the 90s, season one centred on the two celestial beings trying to prevent an upcoming Armageddon….

10 Indian Movies Showcasing Real-Life Father and Son Combinations

10 Indian Movies Showcasing Real-Life Father and Son Combinations

This week sees the release of Kirkkan, which features Sreenivasan and his son Vineeth Sreenivasan on screen. Of course,  this is not the first time the duo has starred together. They have acted in movies like Makante Achan, Padmashree Bharath, Dr. Saroj Kumar and Aravindante Athidhikal. The father and son combination in the same film…

Bawaal Review: This history teacher lacks chemistry with his wife

Bawaal Review: This history teacher lacks chemistry with his wife

The Hindi film Bawaal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and stars Varun Dhawan, Janhvi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Vyas Hemang, Mukesh Tiwari, Prateek Pachori. Where can you watch Neeyat in the UAE? Bawaal is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video in the UAE. Bawaal review History, in general, is not the favourite subject of Indians. History…

6 Best Courtroom Movies in Hindi across Netflix, Prime Video and other streaming services in UAE

6 Best Courtroom Movies in Hindi across Netflix, Prime Video and other streaming services in UAE

This week, The Trial: Pyar Kahnoon Dhoka, starring Kajol as an advocate, hits the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar. It is the Hindi adaptation of the popular English series The Good Wife. As a legal drama about a wife, it is well known. The arrival of The Trial is a good excuse for us to collate…

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 review: A tone-deaf exploration of serious themes

The Summer I Turned Pretty season 2 review: A tone-deaf exploration of serious themes

The first three episodes of The Summer I Turned Pretty Season 2have dropped on Prime Video. Based on Jenny Han’s book series of the same name the coming-of-age teen romance continues the protagonist’s story of love triangles, lifelong friendships, and summers spent in picturesque locations. Most of the cast members from season one reprise their…

9 Best Indian Biopics – movies based on real-life personalities

9 Best Indian Biopics – movies based on real-life personalities

This week, the movie Tarla arrives on Zee5. Headlined by Huma Quereshi, the film is a biopic of one of the most famous chefs in India, Tarla Dalal. Irrespective of how it is, biopic or films of real-life personalities are a fascinating genre.  Here we have collated a list of films based on real-life personalities….