Jyoti Sharma Bawa

Jyoti Sharma Bawa
Jyoti Sharma Bawa's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times
Publications: Hindustan Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Drive (2019) Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez star in a cheap imitation of Fast & Furious, which has to be one of Netflix India's worst mistakes ever. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
13% Laal Kaptaan (2019) Saif Ali Khan's slow-burning period Western beautifully sets up its period and ambition, only to peter off at the most crucial juncture. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Jabariya Jodi (2019) Like Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra's characters, this film can't make up its mind whether it wants to be a social satire, a love story or a masala entertainer. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Arjun Patiala (2019) Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon's parody film fails to take off despite its talented cast. The punches don't land as stuttering and belching stand in for jokes. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
2/5 29% Malaal (2019) Malaal is meant for you if you want to visit the 90s again; you will experience déjà vu from more than just the setting. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 29% Bharat (2019) ...earnest and sure-footed, these are some of the best scenes of the film, and you can't help but tear up. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) If watching cardboard characters flit through an insane narrative as stop-gaps between kaiju havoc is your idea of a fun, then this is your juju. Me, I was ready to follow the actors and scream in terror. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet The Tashkent Files (2019) Political propaganda is not the worst of its sins, alas. A communal speech by Pankaj Tripathi's character is painful to watch; he warns of a certain community poisoning the entire country and attacking India with its army. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 25% Notebook (2019) The chief attraction in this film is Kashmir. Music, which is the soul of any Bollywood romance is below par in this dull romance. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 33% Luka Chuppi (2019) The film has its moments but you have to wait for them. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
53% Maleficent (2014) The film relooks at the Sleeping Beauty tale from a feminist point of view. It is no longer the witches tale we all knew where the queen is bad for the sake of being bad. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Mohalla Assi (2015) Mohalla Assi's heavy-handed approach is its biggest problem. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Namaste England (2018) As you wonder who truly sleepwalked through the film-its director or scriptwriter-the dialogues emerge as clear winner. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
0/5 22% Loveyatri (2018) The one-dimensional screenplay is well supported by cringe-worthy dialogues to make this 160-minute film a war on your senses. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2.5/5 22% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Butti Gul Meter Chalu had a lot of promise, but just like the government it targets, it fails to deliver. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
1/5 13% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) Being soused is the only way you can survive 148-minutes of this loud, over-the-top drama. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
3.5/5 55% Gold (2018) Gold is a well-plotted drama that sometimes devolves into schmaltz and melodrama. However, it gives us solid two-and-half hours of tricolour hued entertainment. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
3/5 56% Fanney Khan (2018) It is charming but not rooted in reality. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018) Sajjan Singh Rangroot's main fault is that it tries to do much. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
55% Force 2 (2016) What props up this sequel is its high-octane action and a villain who is having too much fun. - The Indian Express EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
4.5/5 91% Birdman (2014) The beauty of this film is that Thomson is not the only flawed character; he is just the most prominent of them. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 97% Spotlight (2015) Tight and beautifully paced, McCarthy works the film as a thriller despite the audience knowing how it all plays out. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) [A] chilling thriller which has enough twists and turns to keep you glued to your seat. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
4/5 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Marvel employs its superpowers to ensure Captain America: Civil War is nothing like the underwhelming Batman v Superman. A deft touch, perfect casting and well-paced script does it. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Favreau gives us that sense of wonder, something we so desperately desire in these days of one franchise too many. The fact that he does it in a story we all know so well is remarkable. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2016
3/5 78% Goosebumps (2015) This Halloween delight is served with wit and pizzazz on the side, a win-win for everybody. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 63% Spectre (2015) For those who are going to compare it to Skyfall, this simply isn't as good. There is neither the emotional connect nor the sweet melancholy that inhabited the last film, but it is a joyous ride nonetheless. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
1/5 17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) It even fails to enter the so-bad-its-good club. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) The film is an interesting parable of what happens when patriotism and integrity collide. The questions are as relevant today as they were half a century ago. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
4/5 91% The Martian (2015) How can you not like such a humour-infused drama of survival and hope? - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) One actually misses the sizzle that Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law share in the same director's Sherlock Holmes. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 37% Dragon Blade (Tian jiang xiong shi) (2015) Cusack brings his no-nonsense screen persona to the film but it is left to seething, angry Adrien Brody to overact his way through the role of evil emperor. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Whatever action you see is in the last 10 minutes of the film. By then, you neither care nor want it. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
3.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Tom Cruise is the engine that powers Mission Impossible franchise and nowhere is it more pronounced than in the first 10 minutes of Rogue Nation. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/5 83% Ant-Man (2015) A breezy affair that will give you your money's worth for two hours. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) What works for the film are its leads, solid performances all around, some great chemistry and the VFX. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
90% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) While Stewart and McKellen don't have much to do this time, their younger selves McAvoy and Fassbender deliver commendable performances. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
3/5 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Probably the most light-hearted Marvel movie, this one pulls you in with its wacky narrative turns and keeps you engaged in a world far, far away where anything can happen. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2015
2.5/5 27% Terminator Genisys (2015) Does the new film add to the Terminator mythology?... The answer is a resounding no. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
3/5 91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) Full marks to director Matt Reeves for capturing the human emotions and expressions of his actors even as they grunt and walk like simians. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
3.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Truly imaginative and a treat for parents accompanying the kids. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
3.5/5 95% Spy (2015) This film pushes the envelope, [turns] gender dynamics on their head and you love it. Mr Hollywood fat suits, can we have more of that, please? - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
3.5/5 72% Jurassic World (2015) It is to the credit of the reboot and its director Colin Trevorrow that while watching you compare it to the first Jurassic Park, and not its less-than-watchable sequels. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
3.5/5 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) Kingsman probably is the most deliciously twisted film of the year. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2015
1.5/5 32% Chappie (2015) What the film lacks is heart. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2015
2/5 12% Mortdecai (2015) The clothes are grand enough and so are the mansions and castles where it has been filmed. It is a pity then that it also has to be so boring. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2015
4/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) After cars have been smashed and big-ticket weaponry unleashed, it is really about family, friendship and loss. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2015
2/5 50% San Andreas (2015) This particular disaster film is in shambles and it seems even The Rock cannot rescue it. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
3/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) The film suffers from uneven storytelling. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Grim yet exhilarating, it may be one of the more powerful movies this year. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015