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TUBELIGHT (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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Despite the supercilious title and the lengthy prologue there are some fine moments in this rendition of Hollywood’s 2015, “Little Boy”; a young boy feels the power of faith can, in reality, “move mountains”; this Bollywood version, starring Salman Khan, as “Laxman” a simple-minded, but loveable man-child, follows Gandhian precepts to expedite the safe return of his brother “Bharat” (Sohail ... Read More »

SACHIN: A BILLION DREAMS (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

SACHIN- A BILLION DREAMS

India’s rich cricket history has been depicted in a myriad of films, both fictional and factual: “Lagaan” (2001), “Iqbal” (2005), “Chak De India” (2007), “M.S. Dhoni” (2016) are a few that have resonated with me.  Admittedly, as a Westerner, the intricacies of the sport, will forever elude my comprehension, but the astounding prowess of the players, the electrifying energy and ... Read More »

BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION HINDI:ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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It is rare when a Bollywood film lands in the top ten viewed flicks in the Western World; “Baahubali 2” is the highest grossing Indian film ever (the price of admission exceeds the norm) made. Is it worth the time (3 hours) and added expense? If you’re a fan of the spectacular, absolutely. The Indus Valley Civilization traces its origins ... Read More »

NAAM SHABANA HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Shed any prejudices you might have against the Bollywood genre: “Naam Shabana” is as good as it gets in the outstandingly juicy “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” or vandalized category; in league with two of my favorites, “Kahaani” (2012) and the superlative “Ek Hasina Thi” (2004), director Shivam Nair scores sensationally with this thriller, starring overwhelming talented ... Read More »

BADRINATH KI DULHANIA (BADRINATH’S BRIDE) HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Dimpled Alia Bhatt (“Vaidehi”) has matured in stature, encompassing the inimitable talents of her parents, Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt; “Highway”, “Kapoor & Sons”, “Dear Zindagi” and now as the “Bride” of “Badri” (Varun Bhawan) she soars as a confident woman, controlling her own destiny. Director Shashank Khaitan reunites Bhatt and Bhawan after 2014’s successful “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”. In ... Read More »

COMMANDO 2: THE BLACK MARKET MONEY TRAIL (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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If in the mood for beauty, brawn, exhilarating action, look no further than this Bollywood extravaganza; more twists than a F-scale tornado, Director Deven Bhojani uses martial artist, model and present day action guru, Vidyut Jammwal (Captain Dogra) as the hero of this spinning, at times nonsensical, parody of righteousness prevailing, regardless of the brilliant, nefarious outlaws. “Vicky Chaddha” is ... Read More »

JOLLY LLB 2 (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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With the passage of time Bollywood’s versatile actor Akshay Kumar has grown in stature, as a remarkably gifted force in the genre; his serious roles surpass, in my estimation, the comedic sojourns, “Airlift” and “Rustom” are superlative studies of a man challenged, besting superhuman obstacles. Director Subhash Kapoor in “Jolly LLB 2 ” allows Kumar (Jolly) to spread his proficient ... Read More »

KAABIL (CAPABLE) (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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Bollywood stars Hirthik Roshan and Yami Guatam give blazing performances as a couple, blind from birth; no stigma or angst is exhibited by their lack of sight; their romance is imbued with all the attributes of young love and fascination; “Su” is a pianist in a dance school, “Rohan” surprises her with a visit, resulting in one of the pre-eminent ... Read More »

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Get ready to make your predictions for this year’s Peneflix Annual Academy Awards Contest and win!! This year if you beat the predictions of Peneflix.com you can win $150! Keep your eyes out for the announcement of this year’s contest. Posting Soon!! Follow Read More »

RAEES (HINDI:ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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At fifty-one, Shah Rukh Khan is incandescently comfortable in his role as “King Khan”, his recent films have shown the breath of his talent and understanding of the human condition: subtly sensational as a physiatrist in “Dear Zindagi”, mesmerizing in a dual role as stalker/star in “Fan”; riveting as a good-hearted bootlegger, “Raees” in Gujarat, India; a state that adheres ... Read More »

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