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Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

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Munnabhai M.B.B.S. starts energetically with a humorous car and foot chase involving an innocent jogger, a goon with a gun and a taxi driver who wants no part of the crime about to be committed. In a way it’s a shame the rest of the movie doesn’t simply build on this set-up, since as it turns out the taxi driver is Munna, a tricky gangster who excels at blindsiding the victims of his extortion racket.

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Line of Control – Kargil (2003)

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It’s not often one finds an imdb review (usually written by some 12-year-old in Bumfuck Nebraska) suitable as a quotable quote but with Kargil; Line Of Control, the review which begins as “Dull, tedious and racist” is hard to beat and harder to deny.

Based on battles which took place on the line of control (a kind of fuzzy and perennially combat strewn no man’s land) in the region of the India and Pakistan border in 1999, Line Of Control(read more)

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Kaante (2002)

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Is it a remake of Reservoir Dogs? Does it rip off The Usual Suspects? All of the above! Considering that Reservoir Dogs was inspired by Ringo Lam’s City on Fire and The Usual Suspects was inspired by Kurasawa’s Rashomon, it’s no surprise that this baby is a mixed kettle of fish. You can even throw in some Martin Scorsese and John Woo in there too. The director claimed that Kaante was also ‘inspired’ by several well known … (read more)

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