Stories By 'Preena Shrestha'
When watching a film like the new Loving—based on the true, and relatively well-known, story of an American couple who fought to overturn laws that, until as recently as the 60s, forbade interracial marriage in many states in the US—you have a pretty good idea of what the outcome is going to be. And while prior knowledge of their fates does make the suffering of our protagonists considerably more bearable, it also means that retaining a hold on audience interest is much more of a challenge. It’s therefore a testament to writer-director Jeff Nichols’ dexterity—and the pitch-perfect performances by a fine cast—that despite an ending that isn’t much of a secret at all, Loving still manages to keep us thoroughly invested.
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It’s September 2015—constitution on the verge of materialising, we learn by way of a radio broadcast in the background—and death has just claimed another of the elderly residents of the village of Nepaltar in Gorkha.
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For fans of the Harry Potter books and films, who have been practically inconsolable since the series officially came to an end in 2011,
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We get far too many prolonged discussions on the tussle between passion and pragmatism …. The director and writers appear all-too-enamoured with the clichéd trappings of the “tortured artist” without much interest in digging any deeper
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Even though predictable in structure, the film does dazzle with some truly daring and immersive effects where space is bent, flipped and shattered at will…. there’s a terrific fluidity and coherence to the action choreography here
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It seems like a standard drunken hook-up for Ayan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh Khan (Anushka Sharma) when they meet at a party somewhere in London, where both are presently residing.
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