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    Madaari

    Director: Nishikant Kamat
    Cast: Irrfan Khan, Vishesh Bansal, Jimmy Shergill
    Since the film showed the nerve to release alongside Kabali  last week, our expectations were high. And also because it features Khan in the lead role. The ‘ideal voter’ runs pillar to post to seek help, and even reaches out to the home minister. When everyone turns a blind eye to his misery, he kidnaps the minister’s son to take revenge. The film has its heart in right place but the execution is patchy and lets down Khan’s talent.

    — Team Indulge

    Star Trek: Beyond
    Director: Justin Lin
    Cast: John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana
    The Star Trek franchise is back with its thirteenth instalment with Star Trek: Beyond. When the USS Enterprise is hit with a surprise attack, they crash in a mysterious land. Unsure of their surroundings, they must battle a vicious enemy, the most dangerous to date. While the plot does have its fair share of problems and loopholes, it sure makes for an engaging watch.

    — Team Indulge

    Kabali

    Director: Pa Ranjith
    Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte
    It centres on a don who returns from a prison sentence and takes on the mafia who had oppressed Tamils and disturbed his family life. The superstar is not showcased to advantage here. More than awe and admiration,one feels sympathy for the don who looks like he would rather hang up his boots than go for a fight! The screenplay loses steam post interval, has a bad climax, the narration is slow and ponderous. The attempt to infuse realism Madras-style and blend it with the Rajini-factor, works neither here nor there. The teaser promised much more than what the film has delivered!

    — Malini Mannath

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