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Anil Sinanan

Anil Sinanan
Anil Sinanan's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Times (UK), Time Out

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Force (2011) It's a mystery why Fox backed this 'masala' flick especially as no effort was made to market it to a wider audience.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
No Score Yet Aaja Nachle (2007) For a film which invites us to 'come, let's dance', there is not a single number which encourages us to. Bring back the cheekiness of the choli!‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Salaam-e-Ishq (2007) After the first hour, the film becomes a repetitive and laborious time-pass.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
50% Tashan (2008) As the title literally translates, this is bunkum-style over substance, and we the audience are THE 'tashan' victims.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Mere Baap Pahle Aap (2008) This is a heretical and welcome take on the 'parents decide and children accept' formulaic bolly-melodrama. But worthy intentions cannot compensate for this father's flaws.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Jannat (2008) Hashmi is credible as the irredeemably misogynistic and volatile Arjun but his one dimensional character, presented as an amoral delusional shyster from the outset, lacks adequate emotional depth to evoke empathy.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Bhoothnath (2008) With some witty special effects and the seasoned performances of the A-list stars, Bhoothnath works best when it focuses on the spooky antics between ghost and humans.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet U, Me Aur Hum (2008) This is especially welcome since premature senility is often misunderstood and can be considered a taboo topic in India.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet One Two Three (2008) This extraordinary tacky offering has no redeeming features; it is a catalogue of ineptness. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Race (2008) Worst of all is its pretentious attempt at seriousness.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
No Score Yet Halla Bol (2008) Pessimistic, realistic and ultimately uplifting, Halla Bol's predictable and passionate plea for justice emerges victorious.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
69% I Am Legend (2007) If you ignore its flaws, I am Legend can be enjoyed as the perfect brainless Boxing Day blockbuster - but it is essentially a leftover festive turkey.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Dus Kahaniyaan (2007) An ambitious attempt to push the boundaries of the traditional massala formula. However, two out of ten stories hitting the mark does not make this experiment a success.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Dhan Dhana Dhan... Goal (2007) Everyone involved with this missed Goal deserve red cards.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
64% Anna M. (2007) At times this is a disturbingly brilliant portrayal of a derailed and deranged life. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
40% Saawariya (2007) Sony's first major delve into the lucrative global Bollywood market is an admirable, ambitious misfire.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Jab We Met (2007) This is a rather conventional and surprisingly charming Bolly-romcom.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
45% No Smoking (2007) By the end frustrated viewers may want to kick Kashyap's butt.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Laaga Chunari Mein Daag - Journey of a Woman (2007) It's superior Bollywood soap, saved by the acting, which just about manages to raise it above sud-level.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
16% The Last Legion (2007) Paying scant attention to either historical accuracy or character complexity, the Xena: Warrior Princess director Lefler goes for a straightforward good versus evil plot with a predictable climactic battle. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) Kumar equates stripping to emoting whilst Ahuja and Balan share zero on-screen chemistry and look confused. Pretty Patel is reduced to an inexplicable cameo.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
71% Black Sheep (2006) This woolly mix of hilarity and horror works best when played for baaad laughs. One thing is sure - it will put you off doner kebabs for life.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Sambar Salsa (2007) Have you ever tried adding salsa to the classic South Indian spicy relish sambar? It's a recipe for disaster, like this unappetising film which simply fails to sizzle.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Naya Daur (2007) However, it is ironic that a black and white film which cautions against the indiscriminate use of technology for the acquisition of wealth should be subject to a colourisation process in order lure new lucrative audiences in.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Nanhe Jaisalmer (2007) Apparently, it is all about friendship and the power of imagination. But Karnik rams his message home, and is more intent on showcasing a touristy Rajasthan than focusing on characterisation. ‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag (2007) You may agree with Narsimha'a wife when she chivvies him about his Babban obsession: "Babban! Babban! Nonsense! Waste of time!"‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
47% Run Fatboy Run (2007) The film jogs along uncertain whether it is aiming to be an episode of Friends or a Farrelly brothers farce. Overrun with fart jokes, it is fitfully funny and hamstrung by a sentimental and implausible plot.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Heyy Babyy (2007) This is a mushy, gooey time-pass. Hey, if you are interested in seeing the men do a half-Monty, stick around for the closing credits.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
32% Marigold (2007) Although intended to celebrate Bollywood, this Marigold smells suspiciously of trying to cash in on the current global obsession for all things Bollywood.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Chak De Phatte (2014) Although predictable and with a preachy patriotic 'United India' message, this is a heartfelt, heady, homage to hockey.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Partner (2007) The inexplicable proceedings would be bearable - this is a massala movie after all - if the film could make up for in laughs what it lacks in substance. But it is shoddily assembled.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Naqaab: Disguised Intentions (2007) There is little here which intelligently explores, more so justifies, the film's dubious assertion that everyone has 'disguised intentions'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
55% Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007) It's bolly-fluff, fitfully funny in places but it is time to deport this NRI escapism back to Bollywood.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Life in a... Metro (2007) It all rings true but the pace drags, and the pretentious placement of the annoying songs with the non-stop appearance of an ugly bunch of rockers is simply irritating.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Kya Love Story Hai (2008) Only connoisseurs of utter bolly-poppycock will be inclined to linger on until the final credits.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
57% Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) Mildly progressive sequences are swamped by the constant comic-strip pile-up of cars which ultimately makes this a stock exploding racing car action hokum.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Hat Trick (2007) There are some witty lines which manage to score laughs but Hattr!ck as a whole misses the wicket.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
86% Eklavya (2007) Set in present day Rajasthan, India, this stunningly beautiful film is a worthy, if not largely successful, attempt at commercial Bollywood cinema.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
No Score Yet Phir Milenge (2004) Phir Milenge is a worthy attempt by the Mumbai industry to address a still taboo topic in the widest commercial context with three major stars - Shetty, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan - and some catchy tunes.‐ Times (UK)
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 67% Raees (2017) [Raees] is a fiery slice of Bollywood action.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/5 92% Barfi! (2012) There is much to admire in this attempt to push the Bollywood envelope. It's rare for mainstream Hindi cinema to feature such sensitively drawn characters.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Rockstar (2011) It is redeemed by an accomplished performance from the talented handsome male-lead and by songs which rock.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 50% Rangoon (2017) Bollywood's attempt at a serious wartime romance is something of an ambitious misfire.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet God Tussi Great Ho (2008) The result is a contrived, muddled masala movie meant only for die-hard fans of these two dummies.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Singh Is Kinng (2008) Snoop Dogg's Bollywood debut is a mindless massala flick meant solely for fans of utter bolly-poppycock. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 55% Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Superstar Bollywood director Karan Johar keeps his fans happy with a bittersweet globetrotting romance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
4/5 85% Peepli Live (2010) A largely unknown confident cast, rousing folk music and Rizvi's understated direction result in a fresh, credible comic gem. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Wanted (2009) The result is unpretentious, mindless Bollywood entertainment. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Drona (2008) It drones on, taking itself far too seriously without any understanding of the genre it is trying to emulate. Bachchan and Chopra emote by slapping on as much mascara as possible. ‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Khatta Meetha (2010) [Khatta] is a muddled Bollywood attempt at satire on the hardships faced by the common man in order to progress in modern India.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2017