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Meena Iyer

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
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 64% 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 75% 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
3.5/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) This is certainly no Raging Bull. However, if you can invest in a boxer who is boisterous and bratty, Duran may hold your interest. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 59% Allied (2016) This is certainly not a classic like the yesteryear Casablanca, yet if story-telling and subtle performances do it for you, give it a shot.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
3.5/5 38% Naam Hai Akira (2016) If you want that adrenaline rush of watching Akira beating baddies and punching holes into the system, go for it.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) As far as the viewer goes, the story dates back to the 60s, but when you catch the tributes paid to the the real Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson during the credit roll, you know that this story of triumph needed to be told, right here, right now.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
4/5 100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Indian cinephiles must salute Rajamouli for his vision and ambition. He once again gives us our Ben Hur and Ten Commandments experience rolled into one.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
4/5 13% Ki & Ka (2016) Ki and Ka is worth a ticket because it shows how there is nothing wrong with the man wearing the apron and the women wearing her ambition.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
2/5 0% Mastizaade (2015) Zaveri takes his brain-dead audience for granted and unmindfully dishes out trite, leaving you angry and anguished.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/5 90% Dear Zindagi (2016) Feisty Alia, one of the better actors of the current generation, turns in a nicely nuanced performance. And SRK in his sober-avatar possessing infinite gyaan tempts you to seek out a therapist.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 50% Bhoomi (2017) Watch Bhoomi for Dutt. He's from that era of larger-than-life heroes who get you to applaud even when he turns a killing machine. You may not approve of his bloodlust, but you can't fault his swagger.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 50% Judwaa 2 (2017) It's basically innocent fun meant to pander to the child in you.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2017
3/5 17% Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) Let's give the devil his due, Imtiaz's films do coax and cajole you to take a journey inwards instead of just doing the peripheral one.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 60% Golmaal Again (2017) If you are looking for substance, then this one has no logic, only magic. But, if you're looking to just laugh and be merry, Golmaal will again do the trick. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/5 98% The Big Sick (2017) As far as performances go, Ray and Holly lead the way; Anupam Kher is adept and Kumail with his mostly-comic expressions passes muster. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
4/5 86% Secret Superstar (2017) When Aamir Khan backs a film, you expect quality. ‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Chef (2017) But most importantly, the film is an emotional journey that ties up all the loose ends between fathers and sons, whose ideologies may differ but who still share a deep bond that is impossible to shake off.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet Junooniyat (2016) Pulkit and Yami breathe life into their characters. We wish they were not saddled with such a lacklustre script.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/5 13% Shaandaar (Shandaar) (2015) In his attempt to spoof destination weddings of the bankrupt and the famous, Vikas Bahl, (who also directed that gem, Queen) forgot to take a script along.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) What's sad is that the squabbles between the men and their girlfriends lose steam as they are grossly exaggerated, repititive and puerile.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Puli (Telugu) (2015) Its failing is that it is told in an amateur fashion.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
3.5/5 50% Jazbaa (2015) Shabana is flawless. Aishwarya has made a judicious screen choice after that five-year hiatus.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 43% Welcome Back (2015) It's a ham fest that is comparable to brain dead cinema of yore. The saving grace is, some smart one-liners and heartfelt performances.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Phantom (2012) Saif is adept; Kat is pretty appealing.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015) While some scenes leave you scarred and teary-eyed, others don't even scratch the surface.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
3/5 50% Bangistan (2015) The basic premise of Bangistan is interesting in itself.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 78% Drishyam (2015) A suspense drama with a nail-biting finish, Drishyam holds the viewer by the eyeballs till its engaging climax.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
4/5 89% Fly Away Solo (Masaan) (2015) The film unspools in an unhurried manner, occasionally tugging hard at your heartstrings.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 17% Guddu Rangeela (2015) Writer-filmmaker Subhash Kapoor is one of the soundest story-tellers in Bollywood.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
3/5 70% ABCD 2 (2015) The patriotic fervour in the climax brings a lump to the throat. If only the film had been 15 minutes shorter, the 'Jai Ho' would've resonated more.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
2.5/5 No Score Yet Hamari Adhuri Kahaani (2015) The plot offers the viewer a whirlwind tour of scenic locations. But to what avail?‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2015
3/5 75% Qissa: The Ghost Is A Lonely Traveller (2014) Irrfan, Tisca and Tillotama give A-grade performances, making this film imminently watchable. If only the filmmaker had decided to buck the pace up for a bit, the points being made here would have hit home harder.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 18, 2015
4/5 71% Kai Po Che! (2013) Despite the disturbing backdrop of death, destruction and politics, Kai Po Che is very likeable. Between tears, you find yourself smiling, because it's the story of friendship and human triumph above all else.‐ The Times of India
Read More | Posted May 17, 2015