Kumar Shyam

Kumar Shyam
Kumar Shyam's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The National (UAE)
Publications: The National (UAE)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9% Saaho (2019) Saaho promised to be a spectacle, and it exceeds expectation. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 33% Super 30 (2019) Like any biopic, the cinematic liberty masks some aspects of Anand Kumar, but there is no doubting a noble cause where education for all in India is still a work in progress despite the achievements of many Indians on the global stage. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
4/5 89% Article 15 (2019) Apart from the crisp screenplay and witty dialogue, cinematography too gets a thumbs up. A major portion of the film is shot out in the open and kudos to cinematographer Ewan Mulligan for the excellent camerawork in natural light. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 89% Article 15 (2019) Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 is a hard-hitting film that tackles the caste discrimination that is rampant in India - and, as this story shows, fatally so at times. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2.5/5 29% Bharat (2019) This true and rugged representation of life restores the balance somewhat in this film where logic vanishes into thin air. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
1.5/5 7% Student of the Year 2 (2019) The script and the climax make it an overall dud. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3.5/5 25% De De Pyaar De (2019) It tackles a tough topic, but does so with a sense of humour, and that's why we'd recommend it. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 31% Kesari (2019) The brave and bloody Battle of Sargarhi will remain in the history books, but Kesari is unlikely to join it there. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 57% Badla (2019) Badla is a mystery thriller that is being sold as a tense watch, but in all honesty, the suspense is tepid. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2019
4/5 100% Gully Boy (2019) Zoya Akhtar's film features some splendid performances and is an instant classic. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
No Score Yet The Gandhi Murder (2019) The Gandhi Murder is a must-watch film for history buffs, especially for those interested in the Partition of India. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
2.5/5 56% Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) When talent is matched with mediocrity in a project, talent can only take it so far. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 59% 2.0 (2018) 2.0 is a very clever spectacle not to be missed for its sheer audacity and scale. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
67% Pihu (2018) I'm not one to be lenient to films, but I will say it - this movie is a must-watch. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 17% 5 Weddings (2018) The plot writing and the development of the two main characters in the film are weak. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
3.5/5 100% Andhadhun (2018) As the chain of events unfold, the wit is very nicely interspersed with hard-hitting moments of greed and deceit providing a shock-and-awe effect that leaves you wondering how vulnerable can a common man be. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 22% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) No one is expecting the artist in Singh to deliver a masterpiece with every creation but the direction is very sloppy by any standard and certainly not expected from the director with some decent experience. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
29% Paltan (2018) Some scenes are so blurry and unimpressive, it looks almost as if they were shot on a smartphone. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 77% Stree (2018) With Stree, everything clicks into place nicely, with the film riffing as a desi version of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 57% Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) The second half comes alive in this situational comedy through a solid new female lead backed by a great cast effort that leaves you entertained and smiling as you step out of the theatre. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
2/5 18% Satyameva Jayate (2018) It's a movie that falls flat after an explosive start. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
2/5 56% Fanney Khan (2018) This one is just a big hole in the movie-goer's pocket, though. The only real boon is being able to watch Kapoor and Rai together for the first time since Taal in 1999. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
3/5 25% Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) The ending makes you wonder if Dhulia got impatient and focused too much of his thinking looking at the fourth part of the series. It also led to us thinking that maybe he should have stuck to his part as a writer and let someone else give the direction. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
3.5/5 50% Soorma (2018) There is good dosage of brotherly love, some hopeless acting from seemingly stern coaches and administration officials but compensated with good music and songs. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2.5/5 8% Race 3 (2018) A big disappointment has been D'Souza, who did not play to his strengths where he could, while Salman overplayed his. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
1.5/5 56% Kaala (2018) The 1.5 stars for this movie is only for Nana Patekar's effort. For the rest of the movie, we recommend loads of popcorn to keep you distracted, or a black eye mask so that you can nod off. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/5 64% Raid (2018) The film's real hero is the script writer. Ritesh Shah has made sure the dialogue breezes over the pouring over reams of paper while revolving around dusty offices, cowsheds and a mucky well. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 76% Pad Man (2018) The first step for his audience is to acknowledge and shed inhibitions...That itself makes it a worthy cause to watch it, purely for the social message. - The National (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018