Pallabi Dey Purkayastha

Pallabi Dey Purkayastha

 

I write about movies, TV shows, relationships, trips I did or did not take, goals I am yet to realise. One day I will write a book, till then let’s go along with the madness called life.

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‘Mimi’ review: Kriti Sanon internalises her character’s plight with grit and grace

Kriti Sanon-Pankaj Tripathi-starrer ‘Mimi’—from outward observations—is an ode to all those faceless mothers who are often abandoned by their firaang bailouts in heartland India. 

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‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ review: That elusive thing called love

‘The Last Letter From Your Lover’ may get whiplashed for lack of originality, and even get schooled for not having brought in newer forms of expression in this done-to-death. But, hey, some movies…

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Monsters At Work S1, EP4 review: A meld of promise and politics

Unlike episode three of 'Monsters At Work', the Monsters Inc. team deviates from high-octane emotions. Instead, the off-beat gang exhibits team spirit with panache as they vow to win the…

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Asian representation in Hollywood: Better now than later

Although some of us are puffed with pride for making Asian artists—and rightly so—a part of the global fabric that forms the very essence of cinema, a question that needs to be pondered upon: If #…

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'Toofan' review: Farhan Akhtar’s our million dollar baby… Not!

Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, 'Toofaan' is streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The sports drama features Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar, Mrunal Thakur, Paresh Rawal and others in pivotal roles…

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Monsters At Work S1, EP 3 review: Of love and human connections

Pixar Animation Studios' 'Monsters At Work' series is about a bunch of monsters turning jokesters and how they negotiate their place of work with a new mindset. The voices for this animation…

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Never Have I Ever Season 2 review: Bolder, wackier plot twists with a tone of urgency around race and identity

'Never Have I Ever' Season 2 is co-created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The second season features Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez, Richa…

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Devi’s kinder, Nalini’s cooler, Paxton’s hotter… plot twists fans want in ‘Never Have I Ever’ Season 2

Netflix’s monster hit from last year—a high-school dramedy revolving around an American family (and their friends) of Indian origin—‘Never Have I Ever’ kept us entertained during those unbearably…

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Anne Boleyn mini series review: Jodie-Turner Smith delivers her finest thus far as the controversial monarch

To take a few pages out of the darkest period of history, tucked away probably for the better,—with a cultish figure at its heart—director Lynsey Miller could have invited wrath and fury along her…

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Monsters At Work S1, EP 1 & 2 review: Tussle between the monster and jokester within

As is the case with most animated movie/series, the recurring theme of 'Monsters At Work' seems to be the good old 'good versus evil'. But have the creators found an untapped undertone that's new…

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What makes Ranveer Singh so popular? Decoding the enigma on his birthday

Under normal circumstances—strictly going by his image and the energy he exudes—Ranveer Singh’s 36th birthday would have been a grand feast with him bouncing back and forth amid guests, in all…

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Opinion | Kate Winslet, Salma Hayek, Vidya Balan: Sexy is the new middle age!

In an industry notorious for massaging the male ego and where pay parity is an open joke, it is refreshing to see women break free from the shackles of ageism and pave the path for themselves and…

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