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Old 9th September 2020, 13:25   #1606
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Watched 3 movies that came on streaming platforms:

C U Soon (4.5/5.0):
Great effort indeed. The format maybe inspired from Searching, but they managed to create a story with its own identity. There maybe some logical questions, but overall a thoroughly enjoyable movie. Great work by Mahesh Narayanan and its his editing that really stands out. And brilliant acting all the leads!

Kilometers & Kilometers (2.5/5.0):
I watched this with zero expectations (the trailer did not impress), but it was not as bad as I thought. Tovino did struggle a bit on the innocent villager act, and the good India v/s bad west is a bit over-the-top. But overall I felt it was a watchable effort.

Maniyarayile Ashokan (0.5/5.0):
Pathetic is an understatement. Expectations were slightly high considering that it was produced by Dulquer Salmaan – but a colossal waste of time (even on Netflix). 0.5 is for the cinematography.
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Old 9th September 2020, 16:27   #1607
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I am surprised nobody here has spoken about Aamis. An assamese love story that is really and literally more than skin deep. Taken beautifully as well. Must watch for anyone who is a Cinephile or a Gastrophile or both.
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I am surprised nobody here has spoken about Aamis. An assamese love story that is really and literally more than skin deep. Taken beautifully as well. Must watch for anyone who is a Cinephile or a Gastrophile or both.
That’s because not too many have even heard of it, let alone seeing it. It stayed in theaters for some time and vanished. Quite a revolutionary movie I must say in many possible ways and loved every bit of it. Also, it’s not on any steaming platform yet, and that probably is hurting the real cinephiles.
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Kilometers & Kilometers (2.5/5.0):
I watched this with zero expectations (the trailer did not impress), but it was not as bad as I thought. Tovino did struggle a bit on the innocent villager act, and the good India v/s bad west is a bit over-the-top. But overall I felt it was a watchable effort..
Where did you catch this one?
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Maniyarayile Ashokan (0.5/5.0):
Pathetic is an understatement. Expectations were slightly high considering that it was produced by Dulquer Salmaan – but a colossal waste of time (even on Netflix). 0.5 is for the cinematography.
Completely agree! For someone like me who is a DQ fan, I had super high expectations waiting for this one to come up on Netflix. I set aside other activities to watch it with family, and when I did get around to watching it, I cringed. It was horrible, and easily the worst movie I have watched in recent times.

Similar rating from my side as well, the 0.5 in my case being for the song.
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Old 16th September 2020, 17:59   #1611
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Goyenda Junior [Bengali, Hotstar]

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As you said, very half baked. Watched it with my son who lost interest in 30 min.

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That's the beauty of the OTT platforms these days. Anyways, Amazon has the entire SHOBOR SERIES- EBAAR SHOBOR, ASHCHE ABAR SHOBOR, EAGOLER CHOKH. Good old style detective series well enacted by the principal characters. Also, CHATUSHKONE, BARNO PORICHOY on Prime are well made movies and are recommended watch.

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My take on Shabar movies - watchable, but not great. Incidentally, some of you may recognise the protagonist as the dreaded Bob Biswas from Kahaani. He is of course a reputed character actor who plays the pot bellied world weary middle aged police detective.

I did not like Chatushkone, Barno Porichoy was slightly better. Would recommend 22 she Srabon ahead of both.

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Watched "Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum" full movie for the first time. Nostalgic moments of Fiat. The director has aced in making car a character of the film. Worth watch for all BHP-ians.
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Watched "Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum" full movie for the first time. Nostalgic moments of Fiat. The director has aced in making car a character of the film. Worth watch for all BHP-ians.
Watched the movie today. Liked it for its simplicity and emotions. Feel good movie.
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Watched "Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum" full movie for the first time. Nostalgic moments of Fiat. The director has aced in making car a character of the film. Worth watch for all BHP-ians.
Which platform please ?
YouTube doesn't have English subs
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Watched "Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum"
Thanks for letting know. Watched last night. Nice movie. Kudos to the makers to come up with such subject. Loved the location set up. Anyone knows where it is?

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Which platform please ?
YouTube doesn't have English subs
Only on youtube I guess, and yes no subtitles. Sadly, you need to know the language to be able to like the movie, as the slang is slightly different from the usual Tamil and you will miss the sentiments if you could not catch some dialogues.
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On another note, there is a Bangla movie named VINCI DA and which is streaming on Amazon Prime and which I will recommend for wholeheartedly. A masterful movie with a twisted climax with fantastic acting by the lead actors who are few of the best from the Bengali industry.
Thanks for suggesting, good one time watch.

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Watched Vinci da. Excellent movie.
Please suggest some more Bangla crime thrillers movies available on Prime and Netflix.
Thanks.
This led me to another Bangla movie - Dhananjoy - that I thoroughly enjoyed. Would rate it 4/5
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Old 21st September 2020, 01:26   #1617
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I did not like Chatushkone, Barno Porichoy was slightly better. Would recommend 22 she Srabon ahead of both.
22she Sharabon is miles ahead but I can only suggest what’s available online. As far as I can tell, the movie is only available on Hoichoi and that is why I couldn’t recommend. In fact, I liked Khaad as well but I am not sure if it is streaming on any platform or not !!
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Thanks for suggesting, good one time watch.
This led me to another Bangla movie - Dhananjoy - that I thoroughly enjoyed. Would rate it 4/5
Yes, I was little hesitant in recommending Dhanonjoy because I was not sure if people remember or know the original story or not. The chronology or sequence in the movie actually depicts the events leading up to the hanging and many people still think that Dhananjay was made a scapegoat !! But surely just as Dhananjay, another movie named Nobel chor is also an eye opener for me personally and should be watched for the acting prowess of a person named Mithun Chakraborty.
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