Karan Anshuman

Karan Anshuman
Karan Anshuman's reviews do not count toward the Tomatometer. This is not a Tomatometer-approved critic, and this critic's reviews are not published on a Tomatometer-approved publication.
Publications: Mumbai Mirror

movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) There's buzz of an Oscar selection in the Best Foreign Language Film category. India will be hard-pressed to find a more deserving nominee. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Aashiqui 2 (2012) Aashiqui 2's delicate handling certainly feels more than mere execution of a script. It's just that the audience needs to be in a similar space of mind to truly enjoy this film. Sure it has its music and moments, but it doesn't really say anything new. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/5 70% RamLeela (2013) Can we reward a film for the way it looks, superlative acting, and a director who knows exactly what he's doing despite the indulgence in the writing...why not? - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
100% Ship Of Theseus (2012) It marks a watershed moment for Indian indie cinema. Ship Of Theseus' great victory is that it got made at all. It is content that you've seldom experienced on a big screen. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
3/5 75% Kai Po Che! (2013) The big victory for the film comes in the cinematography department. Each frame is richly detailed with superb play of light, silhouettes and shadows. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
3/5 81% Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) The action, for me at least, really kicks in in the second half. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015
2/5 44% Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013) It's a classic Bollywood vice: talking down to the audience, not giving them enough credit, assuming you're the intelligent one. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
100% Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) ZNMD is thirty minutes too long, predictable, and is nowhere near as good as Zoya Akhtar's debut film. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
1.5/5 38% Ready (2011) It's set in a world that is made up entirely of one-line witticisms. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 84% Talaash (2012) Two technical factors greatly enhance the experience: Mohanan's alluring cinematography and Ram Sampat's background music. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
3/5 43% London, Paris, New York (2012) LPNY is a conventional film for the genre with few surprises and a climax you've seen a million times before. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2015
40% Dabangg 2 (2012) It's the same gimmicky action sequences, same item numbers, with the same actors telling us the same unoriginal story. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2015
88% Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) Thank you for the entertainment, Mr Chopra. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
2.5/5 67% Ek Tha Tiger (2012) Stylistically, Ek Tha Tiger attempts to marry the grittiness of, say, Hollywood's Bourne series with the gloss of a Yash Raj film. The result is an inconsistent look and feel. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
2.5/5 33% Bullett Raja (2013) Here's hoping Tigmanshu Dhulia ditches this spurious chase and returns to form with his brand of movies -- forged from truth and insight; straight from the heart -- that we've come to love. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) Let's just say if your expectations are in check, you won't be disappointed. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2015
2.5/5 67% Krrish 3 (2013) Unfortunately to find these interesting themes, you have to dig through a morass of conventional Bollywood drivel. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2015
3.5/5 83% Raanjhnaa (2013) The story is anything but a straightforward romance. If you're going in to watch it as a date film, check yourself. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Ishkq In Paris (2013) It's just too bad that most of Bollywood has still not learnt the difference between a "good looking" film and a "good" film. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2015
2/5 50% Chennai Express (2013) The screenplay is essentially a slew of disjointed set pieces. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015
3/5 75% Dhoom 3 (2013) I thought it looked spectacular! - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2015