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Enough Drama: Why we don't need political commentary masquerading as a movie review

A film review ought to be about the technical aspects of the film, irrespective of who it is based on and what it glorifies.

In India, especially, there are no specialist movie reviewers. Movie reviews are usually done by journalists working in the entertainment department of a media house. I am not referring to any specific media house because the scenario is the same in most.

In India, it is also an open secret that most movie reviews are biased.

It is widely believed that some movie reviews are paid for, while some reviews get an

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