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Dobaaraa review: A reel of reviews

Bankrolled by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Sunit Khetrapal, and Gaurav Bose, Dobaara was already released on June 23 at London Indian Film Festival.



Dobaaraa review

Anurag Kashyap’s mystery drama Dobaaraa starring Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati hit the theatres on Friday. It is the Hindi remake of the 2018 Spanish film Mirage.

Dobaaraa also stars Rahul Bhat, Himanshi Choudhry, Aarrian Sawant, Nassar, Saswata Chatterjee, Sukant Goel, Medini Kelamane, and Myra Rajpal in titular roles. Bankrolled by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, Sunit Khetrapal, and Gaurav Bose, the film was already released on June 23 at London Indian Film Festival.

The plot of the film revolves around a woman who gets an opportunity to save the life of a 12-year-old boy who witnessed a death during a thunderstorm that took place 25 years ago, by connecting through the television set during a similar storm in the present.

Dobaaraa reviews are already out and going by tweeple reaction, Taapsee Pannu’s film got mixed reactions. Apart from the Twitter review, the critics’ verdict for Dobaaraa is also out. Here’s what leading news websites have to say about the film.

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Dobaaraa review by NDTV

Saibal Chatterjee, in his review, gave 3 out of 5 stars to Dobaaraa. He called Anurag Kashyap’s directorial a nimbly-crafter time-loop thriller that banks on pivotal performance by Taapsee Pannu.

“What is especially striking about Dobaaraa is that it makes no major concessions to the audience by resorting to overt explication of the phenomenon that triggers the female protagonist’s predicament although, admittedly, parts of the film are rather easy to decipher,” reviewed NDTV.

Dobaaraa review by Firstpost

Anna MM Vetticad gave 2.5 stars out of 5 to Taapsee Pannu’s film. The headline read, ‘Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu’s time-travel saga is mildly engaging when not verbose.’

“Like Mirage, Dobaaraa too is muddled about the Que sera, sera (Whatever will be, will be) element in its philosophy because of an apparent determination to feature a relatable romance in every parallel sphere that Antara enters,” reviewed Firstpost.

Dobaaraa review by Free Press Journal

For Rohit Bhatnagar, Taapsee Pannu’s starrer is a stylised thriller and an enticing tale of a parallel world.

“Taapsee is a good performer but her monotony kills the mood, however, the plot is so interesting that you hardly get time to distract yourself to realise an A-lister face is the torchbearer of the film,” reviewed Free Press Journal.

Dobaaraa review by The Quint

Giving 3.5 stars to the film, Pratikshya Mishra compared its score background with the film Shor Police and called the film engaging in its complexity.

“This time-loop thriller is building a jigsaw puzzle around the audience, waiting for them to connect the pieces while assuring them that it will all come together eventually. Dobaaraa isn’t without flaws: what Antara’s character has in urgency, she lacks in emotion,” reviewed The Quint.

Dobaaraa review by Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Hungama gave 2 stars to Dobaaraa and said the second half of the film lacks buzz and niche which might take a huge toll on its box office prospects.

“Anurag Kashyap’s direction is decent. Despite the complex narrative, he ensures that the audiences don’t get confused about where the film is heading,” reviewed Bollywood Hungama.

Dobaaraa review by The Indian Express

Shubhra Gupta, in her review, wrote the Taapsee Pannu-starrer never feels like an Anurag Kashyap film and it comes off too choppy and muddled.

“The time-travel mystery, an official remake of the 2018 Spanish film ‘Mirage’, also plays with our heads. Is it possible to go back in time, and change things around? Can multiple versions of us exist, at the same time, in parallel universes?” reviewed Shubhra Gupta.

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KGF actor Yash to co-produce Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana

KGF’ actor Yash will co-produce Ramayana, starring Ranbir Kapoor as Lord Ram, with Namit Malhotra.



Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramanyana is one of the most anticipated films of the years. The film has created a buzz ever since it was announced. Now, in the recent development, Rocking Star Yash’s Monster Mind Creations and Namit Malhotra’s Prime Focus Studios have teamed up to produce the epic  mythological story.

Earlier, there were speculations that Yash will play the role of Ravan. In Nitish Tiwari’s magnum ops, Rabir Kapoor will be seen playing the role of Lord Ram where as there are still sepculations on Sita’s role. However, makers are yet to reveil the official cast and crew of the film.

Namit Malhotra, the Global CEO of DNEG, has been planning his goals to adapt this classic story for the big screen, for a several years. Namit met Yash when they were talking about their ambition, and the two master of cinema soon realised they had the same goal of introducing the world to India’s rich cultural legacy.

Along with DNEG, who will provide a never-before-seen visual cinematic experience, and famous director Nitesh Tiwari, Namit and Yash have set out on a historic adventure to showcase the enduring popularity of Indian mythology and storytelling traditions on a global scale.

Speaking about the same, Yash said that he has always wanted to produce films that will introduce Indian cinema to a worldwide audience. Additionally, he disclosed that he was in Los Angeles to form a partnership with one of the top visual effects studios, and he expressed surprise upon learning that the inspiration behind it was a fellow Indian.

The combination of the two producers’ exceptional creative and technical skills and experience is what is generating such excitement among fans for this ambitious and thrilling production.

Meanwhile, after the shooting of the film began, pictures of supporting cast members wearing makeup and hair costumes surfaced online. In one of the videos, which went viral, Ranbir Kapoor was seeing doing workout to look fit in the character of Lord Ram.

According to insiders, Nitesh Tiwari enforced a strict no-phone rule on the movie sets.

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Amar Singh Chamkila social media review: Diljit Dosanjh gets praise from audience, fans say Imtiaz Ali has created magic

Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer film was released on OTT giant Netflix today.



Imtiaz Ali-helmed Amar Singh Chamkila released on Netflix today . The title character, played by Diljit Doshanjh, of the enigmatic Punjabi folk artist Chamkila, whose successful career is interrupted by his violent murder. The much-awaited film was appreciated by the audiences as they felt every minute of the film was worth watching.

Soon after the film was released on OTT giant Netflix, it was well received by the audience. Taking to social media fans appreciated Imtiaz Ali’s craft and Diljit Doshanjh’s acting. A user said what a magic Imtiaz Ali has created. Another said it is worth watching. A third user said, Imtiaz Ali is back.

Amidst the sorrow, the tone changes as we listen in on the man who has lost his Ustaad and the policeman looking into his murder. The blood of Chamkila and his wife Amarjot Kaur stains the Punjabi music industry, making them a miserable sight draped in white sheets.

The film is a remarkable record of a man whose courage ruined him and made him a great star at the same time. The most remarkable thing about it is that the audience can nearly always witness both his ascent to fame and his impending collapse occurring simultaneously. Even in the face of threats to his life from terrorists from Khalistani province and competing musicians, Chamkila never fails to captivate audiences with his unique charisma.

Amar Singh Chamikla appears to take the shape of a biographical drama, yet it delves deeper into the themes of evil, innocence, and a man’s drive to prove his worth in the face of mounting criticism. As music director AR Rahman saidd, Imtiaz has reinvented himself, and he agrees that filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has moved away from his well-known post-teen love clichés.

This film does not seek to be a documentary on Chamkila’s double-entendre songs, which led the self-described watchdogs of society to label him and his listeners as ganda banda (a dirty man). However, it also serves as a commentary on the era and society that Chamkila lived in. Imtiaz has shown how Chamkila’s life and career were affected by the insurgency in Punjab during the 1980s, as have script developers Nidhi Sethia and Richa Nanda.

In order to strengthen the viewer’s emotional connection with Chamkila and Amarjot, Amar Singh Chamkila employs archive video from a variety of sources, including footage from their housefull akhaadas (stage shows) in Punjab.

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Bollywood stars Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra, Kartik Aaryan, Tripti Dimri, Imtiaz Ali, A.R Rahman, Mohit Chauhan attend special screening of Amar Singh Chamkila

Before the film makes its OTT debut on Friday, the makers hosted a special screening in Mumbai.  The film premiere was attended by all the B-town celebrities.



Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali brought Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra on board to tell the story of the greatest rock star of the Punjabi music industry Amar Singh Chamkila. Ever since the film was announced, people had a lot of expectations from the stellar cast and the story that they were about to tell to the world. Before the film makes its OTT debut on Friday, the makers hosted a special screening in Mumbai.  The film premiere was attended by all the B-town celebrities.


Ace Punjabi singer and actor, Diljit Dosanjh lead the party into the special screening of his upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila. For the special night, he wore a black suit with a white shirt and a brown tie. He was seen wearing a bright red turban.


He was joined by his co-star, actor Parineeti Chopra, who plays the role of his character’s wife Amarjot Kaur in the biographical film. Chopra was seen wearing a sophisticated black suit with tiny flowers embroidered on it. The Bollywood actor kept her makeup minimum as she left her hair open for the night. She rounded her look with a golden neckpiece and high heels.


Next up were the two legends A.R. Rahman and Imtiaz Ali, who are credited for putting together the musical drama film. Music composer A.R Rahman made heads turn with his black and white embroidered suit. As for the director Imtiaz Ali, he went in a suit, a white shirt, and a purple tie for the special screening.


Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan showed his support to the production team and arrived at the screening looking dapper as always. The Chandu Champion star rocked a striped shirt with black pants and sneakers. He was accompanied by Fukrey actor Manjot Singh who’s well put together look did all the talking.

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