Karthik Kumar

Karthik Kumar
Karthik Kumar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
67% Darbar (2020) AR Murugadoss plays on Rajinikanth's strength and swag but everything else in this film gets a lackadaisical treatment. Darbar is no Petta. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
No Score Yet Enai Noki Paayum Thota (2017) Just like his last film, Enai Noki... too takes a needless action detour around the interval point and brings in elements like underworld, dirty cops and undercover agents. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
50% Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) This film in no Baahubali but its lead actor, Chiranjeevi, is so good in the film that one wants to root for his character every time he appears onscreen. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/5 9% Saaho (2019) Prabhas's Saaho is so ambitious in its scale that it almost fools you into believing it's a great film. Unfortunately, it doesn't even come close to being great and just manages to emerge as a decent watch. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
2.5/5 No Score Yet Raatchasi (2019) Raatchasi has good intentions but lacks heart and finesse. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Gorilla (2019) Gorilla is mildly amusing at places, but the lack of effort in overall writing makes it a tedious watch. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Kanchana 3 (2017) Raghava Lawrence's film is loud, annoying and barely entertaining. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Majili (2019) A complex but beautiful story of love that has its heart in the right place. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
5/5 80% Super Deluxe (2019) The performances from the ensemble of actors are top notch. Vijay Sethupathi makes us empathize with his transwoman character of Shilpa with his restraint and sensitivity. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 No Score Yet Yatra (Tamil) (2019) It's an extraordinary story of one man's vision and how it made him a messiah of sorts for the poor and underprivileged. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4.5/5 No Score Yet Peranbu (Malayalam) (2019) Peranbu features a transwoman (Anjali Ameer) in a pivotal role. It's heartening to see that the film doesn't make a mockery of her character. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 No Score Yet Tholiprema (Tholi Prema) (2018) Varun and Raashi are like a house on fire. They are terrific in their respective roles, playing their parts convincingly and with maturity. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Nimir (2018) Nimir works in parts, like the most portion of the second half, but it's not enough to make us root for the entire film. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Gulaebaghavali (2018) Gulebaghavali, despite being flawed, works to an extent, thanks to the comic angle it brings to the proceedings. If only it showed more creativity in writing. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Sketch (2018) Sketch is definitely going down as one of the worst films in Vikram's career. Despite being around for over two decades, it's disappointing that he takes audiences for granted and feels he can get away with such a mediocre product. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Jai Simha (2018) As clichéd as it may sound, Jai Simha is a popcorn entertainer that gets most things right. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Spyder (2017) Spyder is not great but it's definitely watchable for Mahesh Babu, Suryah and the touching humanistic angle. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Magalir Mattum (2017) Magalir Mattum is the kind of film where you don't mind overseeing the flaws because it leaves you with a heartwarming feeling when you exit the theatre. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Paisa Vasool (2017) If histrionics can keep you entertained till the end, you might not regret Paisa Vasool, which otherwise is a tedious watch. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
No Score Yet Vivegam (2017) The film falls short of being great as it fares poorly in the writing department. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Vip 2 (Lalkar)(hindi) (2017) Dhanush and Kajol's Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 is a tiring watch, despite the Tamil superstar trying to hold it together with his strong screen presence. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Nibunan (2017) Nibunan, on many levels, is one of those thrillers that don't fully work to its potential. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Kaatru Veliyidai (2017) Mani Ratnam's Kaatru Veliyidai has flashes of brilliance but unfortunately all that gets lost in a largely underwhelming film. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017