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Meena Iyer
Meena Iyer's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The Times of India

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 No Score Yet Loveshhuda (2016) ...a terrible mishmash of nothingness.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
2.5/5 60% Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) This one had the potential to be more, but it seems so stretched that you are almost willing to tear the screen yourself and attempt to silence someone.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 63% Ugly (2014) While the pace does dip in the second half, what makes Ugly tick is the searing honesty with which it is told. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4.5/5 100% Udta Punjab (2016) Its victory lies in making you empathise with its characters. As Alia and Shahid, both victims of drug and physical abuse fight their demons and destinies, you shed a silent tear.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 43% Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) Akshay is the backbone of this satire. His inner journey as an actor pays dividends and he delivers yet another topnotch performance.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Omertà (2018) Hansal keeps the length perfect, at a little over an hour-and-a-half. However, his writing just about passes muster.‐ Daily News and Analysis (DNA)
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
3/5 22% Tubelight (2017) Everything is so cloyingly sweet that you start feeling you've strolled into a sermon rather than a Salman movie.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
3.5/5 75% Te3n (2016) The film's ability to maintain the suspense right till the end makes it a must-watch for those who like whodunnits. However, a better pace could have lifted this film a notch higher.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 55% Tamasha (2015) Matargashti and Heer toh badi sad hai, two of Rahman's songs, are magical even as standalone numbers.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
3/5 67% Simran (2017) Frankly, you can't emotionally invest in Simran or root for her as much as you want to. But when you watch the film, you will find yourself warming up to her occasionally, because she's all you've got. Let's give Kangana her due.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 83% Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017) Academically, this film is important because for a nation that revers cricket, it serves as a reminder that prodigies may be born, but they become Sachin Tendulkar only through perseverance.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4/5 83% Saala Khadoos (2016) Madhavan is good as the cynical coach who wants nothing more than to earn his stripes. Ritika is raw yet manages a knockout performance. Nasser, Mumtaz and Zakir lend good support.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
3.5/5 56% Rangoon (2017) Saif gives his movie-entrepreneur act a razor-sharp quality. And, Shahid is outstanding.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 28, 2018
4.5/5 100% Pink (2016) Pink is a powerful statement on the existing feudal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4.5/5 90% Parched (2016) Parched is a roadmap for our oppressed female population who have been victims of a misogynist mindset for eons. Tannishtha and Radhika are terrific, but it is Surveen who your heart bleeds for.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
4/5 100% Neerja (2016) This one raises a toast to the daunting spirit of India's daughters; every one of us must salute Neerja.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 40% Naam Shabana (2017) Taapsee delivers some knockout punches and is sincere enough. Manoj is brilliant, though he has just dialogue-baazi and no action to support him. As for Akshay, he is happy to lend his superstar-presence and bask in the girl power.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Motu Patlu - King of Kings (2016) The attempt to tell a simple kiddie story with the right punches must be applauded.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/5 50% Munna Michael (2017) Munna Michael's not breaking any new ground, but his moves are certainly infectious.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3.5/5 33% Mubarakan (2017) Anees Bazmee, who has made a career of dishing out gags and funny one-liners, goes at this one again with gusto. And you do find yourself amused at times.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/5 55% Mirzya (2016) If you are drawn to stories that are high on aesthetics with lyrical narratives, Mirzya is a portrait that deserves a long look.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/5 83% Mary Kom (2014) The main reason why Mary Kom appeals is because it doesn't just give you a ringside view of boxing; it leaves you rooting for our sportsmen who have put India on the world map.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 33% Main Aur Charles (2015) Randeep is convincing; the uncanny physical resemblance and accent help bring Charles alive. Most of the supporting cast is good, but Adil Hussain is a notch above.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Maatr (2017) The film's sole intention is to serve as a wake-up call for the atrocities against women. So you applaud the intention. However, the film itself is over-dramatized account of the heinous crime and what follows.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) AR Rahman lifts spirits with the club number Khalifa Khalifa and draws sighs with the poignant Alaahada. Armaan is endearing and energetic, getting you to warm up to him. Deeksha is confident and likeable. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) Too many gags follow more gags, actors ham and situations get repeated. Wish the makers, who have invested so much in locations and item songs, had invested in a tighter screenplay because India is ready for a smart sex comedy.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
2.5/5 43% Kill DIL (2014) There is enough pizzazz to divert you from the clichéd plot...the film belongs to Ranveer. He's as keyed up as an Energiser bunny, exuding charm and competence in equal measure.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
4/5 70% Kaabil (2017) The highlight of the film is Hrithik's bravura performance. He is vulnerable as a lover and menacing as a killing-machine. Half a star in the movie-rating is reserved for his all-time best performance here. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
4/5 71% Padmaavat (2018) Padmaavat is definitely worth a watch, for its scale, story-telling and stellar performances from the lead.‐ Daily News and Analysis (DNA)
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
4/5 50% Jolly LLB 2 (2017) It is the fine display of histrionics by all these refined actors which makes the movie worth seeing.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/5 57% Irada (2017) The film's failing is its amateur writing and execution. You can see that the maker is crushed under the weight of the material chosen. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 20% Hate Story 3 (2015) These sequels are about erotica being served piping hot Bollywood style. So indulge in some guilt-free 'entertainment' and don't go looking for soul.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 29% Housefull 3 (2016) One star in the rating is for Akshay who has mastered this genre. Riteish and Abhishek keep pace with him, as does Jacqueline. So if you just want to LOL-go for it.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 67% Hunterrr (2015) All said and done, if you're up for something naughty, try Hunterrr.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Half Girlfriend (2017) The first half breezes through, but post interval proceedings hang.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Gang Of Ghosts (2014) Clearly, makers like Kaushik, who had a formidable box office record in the '90s remaking South Indian films, need to borrow modern-day technique and storytelling tactics to keep the ever-evolving viewer engaged.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/5 50% Freaky Ali (2016) The film doesn't take itself too seriously. So, you shouldn't either. Watch it for Nawaz.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Dishkiyaoon (2014) For an action thriller, the narrative pace is so languid, you can take your popcorn and pee break between the times when two bullets are fired.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 22% Dilwale (2015) Rohit Shetty's films are big-ticket adventures; a genre unto themselves.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4.5/5 92% Dangal (2016) It is to the film's credit that though Geeta and Babita's wins are documented, it still manages to engage the viewer with the wrestling tournaments and bring patriotic emotions to the fore. Most importantly, Dangal scores with its first-rate performances.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Daddy (2017) If you like crime drama, Daddy is bound to fuel your imagination. Gawli is a part of India's crime-history. And this is the closest you will come to 'encountering' him.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Creature (2014) However, it falls flat because there is no chemistry between the lead pair. Bipasha is steamier when flirting with danger (read creature). ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3.5/5 29% Azhar (2016) Emraan bears no physical resemblance to Azharruddin. However his mannerisms-the blinking of his eyes and swagger add to a knockout performance. Watch Azhar for him.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 69% Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2014) While Kal and the lovely Mischa, as the journalists on the rampage, have you rooting for them, Rajpal and Tannishta are nicely believable.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/5 20% Begum Jaan (2017) Having the 11 women in one frame becomes nothing but a screech-fest. Having Vidya in a film is an asset though. She is an audacious actor, who merits an extra half star for her ability to shoulder a film.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 80% Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) Bite into this barfi for sure; it is bound to lift your spirits.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/5 50% Babumoshai Bandookbaaz (2016) Nawazuddin's self-deprecating remarks and his seamless transformation from killer to lover is applause-worthy. Jatin Goswami's impresses; his lean frame and interesting voice lend to his screen appeal.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
4/5 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) Warning: Tarantino's cinema is not for the faint-hearted. However, the maker of Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, in his by now famous signature style, once again gives you substance to lose sleep over.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3/5 34% Masterminds (2016) If you're in a mood for some weekend cheer, Masterminds could do it for you.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 19% Mr. Church (2016) If you're in the mood for some soppy, sentimental stuff, give this film a try.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017