Kennith Rosario

Kennith Rosario
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Kennith Rosario is a journalist and film critic with The Hindu, a leading national English newspaper in India, based in Mumbai. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents Press and a former fellow at Robert Bosch Stiftung's India-Germany Media Ambassadors programme.
Publications: The Hindu

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
38% Shikara (2020) The letters fall on deaf years, which is evocative of the bitter truth that, irrespective of time and religion, the conflict in the Valley is always an 'internal matter'. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
No Score Yet Shimla Mirchi (2020) This supposedly funny plot is so flat that the most amusing part of the film is meta product placements of Kent water purifiers, which Malini endorses in real life. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
75% Bala (2019) While nailing the finer and linguistic details, Ayushmann Khurrana's latest falls into the old traps of predictable character arcs, shallow 'woke' arguments and didactic climax. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
68% The Sky Is Pink (2019) It's such a pity that the film has a powerful true story as its source material, yet its sole obsession is to make you either laugh or cry. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
64% Section 375 (2019) Thriving in grey areas initially, Section 375 ultimately emerges as a deeply disturbing and injudicious film. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
25% India's Most Wanted (2019) With a pernicious depiction of Islam and terrorism, India's Most Wanted is a bland thriller. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
23% De De Pyaar De (2019) The film's craft adds to its staleness and anachronistic feel. As much as the film wants to be an iconoclast, it reinstates the same conservatism it pretends to take down. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
27% UglyDolls (2019) All good intentions come to naught with a messy narrative and garish visuals in Ugly Dolls. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
59% A Dog's Way Home (2019) The calculative narrative regurgitates old tropes of Hollywood's canine films... - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
No Score Yet The Tashkent Files (2019) With no conviction and utter confusion, the film is evidently more drama than reality. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
34% Wonder Park (2019) It's a pity that a film, which puts imagination on a pedestal and incessantly advocates for it, presents visuals that are anachronistic and shoddy. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
69% Cold Pursuit (2019) The film often finds itself being racially offensive and tone-deaf with liberal usage of stereotypes. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Returns appears to have set out with a similar agenda. The captivating, effulgent, upbeat and imaginative visuals along with lucid storytelling are tailored for the young ones, while consistently pleading the adults to see the film with the same naivety. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
30% Helicopter Eela (2018) Helicopter Eela is a loud, tone-deaf mother-son coming-of-age saga that lacks insights and observational humour. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
67% Pataakha (2018) The humour is raw and earthy and the impudent simplicity of the narrative is refreshing. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
72% Love Sonia (2018) A well-intentioned film, Love Sonia panders to a voyeuristic Western gaze... - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
60% Laila Majnu (2018) The problem with the first half is that it neither commits to melodrama nor realism. It is stuck in an awkward limbo. But the second half of the film, with right dollops of exaggeration, soulful melodies and acting skills, elicits the right amount... - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
22% Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) Whatever little momentum the thriller aspect of this film creates, is washed out by the lacklustre drama that constantly interjects the narrative. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
69% Ocean's 8 (2018) If Ocean's 8 is pushing for rebellion - even against traditional comedies - it's not anarchic enough. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
90% Isle of Dogs (2018) ...witty and meticulously executed. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
17% Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (2018) The subject could have been relatable to a wide Indian audience who are bound in an arranged marriage, but Mishra is neither convincingly awkward as a repentant husband nor staunchly belligerent as a patriarchal one. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
50% Hope Aur Hum (2018) Like an American sitcom, the film tries to go back and forth between characters, but it is executed so haphazardly that it's difficult to care for any of them. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
51% Tomb Raider (2018) Uthaug's approach to the mythical tale is rather heavy-handed with an emphasis on hollow action sequences, making the film appear purposeless. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
43% Munna Michael (2017) Munna Michael may pass muster as an industrially sculpted film meant for entertainment, but its underlying normalisation and glorification of street violence, male entitlement and dismissal of consent could be lethal. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
50% Indu Sarkar (2017) If Bhandarkar, were to go by his formula of shocking people through exposés, this film does nothing more than portraying the anti-Emergency wave as a second freedom struggle for India. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
80% Hindi Medium (2017) Admission in a prestigious school maybe shown as a quick fix to poverty and a fast train towards upward social mobility, but look beyond and you will find a funny film being driven by goodwill and engaging performances. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
22% Half Girlfriend (2017) Mohit Suri's adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book is replete with a series of utterly illogical events. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
43% Mubarakan (2017) In this mind-numbingly regressive film, the only silver lining is Anil Kapoor. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2017