Mumbai Saga Review: Toast to cliches

Mumbai Saga; Cast: John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Amole Gupte, Suniel Shetty, Kajal Aggarwal, Rohit Roy, Anjana Sukhani, Prateik Babbar; Direction: Sanjay Gupta; Rating: * * (two stars)

‘Penguin’: Lost in confusion

"Penguin" (film in Tamil and Telugu languages streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Lingaa, Advaith, Mathi; Direction: Eashvar Karthic; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)

Chhapaak Review: Deepika Padukone, Meghna Gulzar put out a humane tale of love, loss and identity

Meghna Gulzar’s honest attempt to convey a story strengthened by the performances of its actors is an important movement in the genre of socially realist cinema that has seen a kind of contemporary revival in the film industry. The only crucial difference being that this time, this movement in cinema is not being heralded by the ones on the outlines, but by the mainstream actors of Bollywood.