Stories By 'OBIE SHRESTHA'
It’s 20 years from the present day, and an epidemic of “snout fever” has hit almost all local dogs in the Japanese city of Megasaki, a disease now threatening to spill out onto the human population.
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Walking out of Shashanka Ghosh’s new Veere Di Wedding, you might have the feeling of having just sat through one over-long, over-stretched commercial. I’m not even talking about the product placements that pop up with such ridiculous regularity throughout the film—some so blatant as to make you laugh out loud (watch out for those bhujiya plugs!).
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In reconnecting with the Merc with a Mouth, aka Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) two years after we’d first been introduced to the character, we find him more or less settled into the crime-fighting life—chopping off the heads (and assorted limbs) of evildoing mob bosses and ring-leaders by day, romancing fiancée Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) by night. In fact, things are going so great that he and Vanessa have decided to go ahead and start a family together.
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With an intriguing premise about a Kashmiri girl who marries into an influential military family in Pakistan with the objective of gathering vital intelligence on happenings in that country for the benefit of the Indian government, and starring two of Hindi cinema’s most talented young actors in the form of Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, the new Raazi appears plenty promising at first glance.
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I’ll confess, going into the new Damaruko Dandibiyo, directorial debut of one Chhetan Gurung, I knew very little about dandibiyo except that it had long been the country’s national sport—a fact drummed into our brains by those ubiquitous GK books at school—until being replaced by volleyball a year ago. By the end of the film, however, I’m happy to report that I not only came away with a fair bit of understanding about what the game entails, but actually found it quite interesting—which, for someone as hopeless at anything outdoorsy as yours truly, is a feat and a half.
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Some time into the new Avengers: Infinity War, we switch to a location in deep space, where Marvel Cinematic Universe’s resident surgeon-turned-wizard, Dr Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is being held hostage by one of the villain’s minions, at risk of being acupunctured to death by a cloud of sharp daggery objects. Only thing is, I’d completely forgotten about that particular subplot until just then.
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