Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar
Mayank Shekhar'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
1.5/5 No Score Yet Help (2010) This remains the only film admittedly of the horror genre that still manages to squeeze in a full-on, slick music video: hero broods, grimaces, dreamily stares away, the camera admires his poses in montage shots. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
2/5 No Score Yet Action Replayy (2010) The movie claims to be adapted from a Gujarati play of the same name. I'm not sure if the said play had the Hollywood movie Back To The Future for its premise. This picture certainly does. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2/5 67% Road, Movie (2010) The point of this road-less journey remains mysteriously unknown though, given it's the premise. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
1.5/5 40% Pyaar Impossible (2010) An incessantly stunted 'Hollywood rom-com' knock-off, to the point that a neatly dictated formula will allow. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
3/5 62% Game Over (2019) Suffice it to know, this is a 'home-invasion' picture, a full-on sub-genre of its own, with limited pay-off, yes. But with only one question that should really matter: Does it keep you interested/hooked right through to the end? For sure. - Mid Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
1/5 No Score Yet Milenge Milenge (2010) Beside fatal, filial perils of smoking and drinking, the film offers us an equally precious lesson. Movie stars aren't really overpaid after all. A few crores is a paltry price to pay for a personal life, or the lack thereof. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1/5 17% Khatta Meetha (2010) The jokes, you can tell, have pretty much dried up. No amount of slapstick will wet this pool. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
3/5 78% Pad Man (2018) This is a very different kinda Balki movie...does it manage to entertain? Absolutely, if you're patient enough through the first half. - Mid Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (2010) It's astounding how many scenes short can a movie this long be. The hero and the alien suddenly are in love. And you know how that love will show. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Jashnn (2008) Unlike the Bhatts' recent hits, the premise of this film is neither clear nor newsy...the plot isn't quite borrowed either. So this film is largely original. And that is a big problem. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Shortkut - The Con Is On (2009) The producer confuses his own generosity with the number of humongous sets and holiday destinations he can send his team out to shoot songs. The only ones suffering are we. Really, I don't know a worse shortcut to excess. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
4/5 88% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) Mukkabaaz marks Kashyap's fab return to a realm he understands and expresses best -- with all its flaws, angst and humour, Tarantino-esque pop-culture references, making it all as distressing as it is frickin' fun and real. - Mid Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/5 67% Guzaarish (2010) Each shot is worth a photograph in frame. Bhansali is no doubt an aesthete. His imagination is evidently a massive indoor dream on a palette that consistency changes colour tones with every film. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
85% Gurgaon (2017) The relatability and realism of it all, despite the hasty simplicities in the plot, add much to the character. - Mid Day EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
1/5 63% Dil Bole Hadippa! (My Heart Goes Hooray!) (2009) As an idea, this remains still a full-on film festival designed around the female lead. She is decent. She usually is. But, what is this film? - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
1.5/5 38% Golmaal 3 (2010) Golmaal 2 (second-rate stuff) apparently raked in big bucks. Such success can boost anyone's over-confidence. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet Golmaal Returns (2008) Somewhere the crispness of the dialogue and comic timing is lost. - NDTV EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2015
3/5 85% My Name Is Khan (2010) Sure, this movie's a risk. Shouldn't each be anyway? - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) Few actors in mainstream films manage a self-assured, under-stated swagger, convey so much silently, sometimes just with their glance and droopy eyes... Bachchan perfected it as the 'angry young man'. Devgn, you can tell, is his fine successor. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
70% Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) At the end of the day, it works and is worth your entertainment bucks. And that's really saying a lot. - Mid Day EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2015
1.5/5 71% Don 2 (2011) The picture promises to never end. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
3/5 60% Dabangg (2010) Mad stuff! - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2015
4/5 92% Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) What you take home are memorable, amusing moments of three truly adventurous amigos we've all grown up with. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
1/5 11% Tees Maar Khan (2010) Most jokes fall flat. Except when directed at Bollywood itself. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 11, 2015
2/5 30% Ready (2011) Between the action sequences, one-liners, songs, and Salman making an entry in slo-mo in almost every scene, anything else you may hear about this critic-proof flick is of unnecessary academic interest alone. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 100% Three Idiots (2009) This is the sort of movie you'll take home with a smile and a song on your lips. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2015
1.5/5 87% Dostana (2008) Intentions apart, this is exasperating entertainment. - Mumbai Mirror EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2015
3/5 91% Agneepath (2012) Would this movie have the same impact on the young as did Anand's incredible Hum for the generation before? No. Would this Agneepath suffice still? Yes. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2015
3/5 67% Endhiran (2010) Leave aside jokes running on the Internet. This film, just a few feet too long, is fine entertainment by itself. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
3/5 80% No One Killed Jessica (2011) The narrative is gripping, the music score uplifting, the screenplay tight enough to allow for very few slippages. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2015
2/5 60% Ra. One (2011) Everything appears so visibly constructed and all over the place that you gape at the wires, rather than blend in with the experience. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015