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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Phobia (2016) Much of the terror resides in Radhika Apte's eyes...Phobia is relentlessly scary. It's as though you are living within the mind of Mehak, her unending claustrophobia and suffocation become your own.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
29% Housefull 3 (2016) No one would go looking for logic in the Housefull franchise, but inspired madness and sublime silliness is definitely worth demanding. No such luck here.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
75% Te3n (2016) The parallel investigations around which the film's narrative is built, the move back and forth in time confuses rather than add to the viewers' involvement.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
71% Dhanak (2015) Be it the anger, wit and intrinsic sense of fun in Chhotu or the sincerity and gravitas beyond her years in Pari, Kukunoor manages to extract great work out of the two without any touch of artificiality, effort or righteousness. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
No Score Yet The Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot) (2016) Much of the power of Chauthi Koot is in that which is not spelt out or spoken of, but which the audience is made to feel and live through.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
70% Kaabil (2017) The world is neatly stacked between the very good and the extremely bad. There is no scope for any in-betweenness of being. Then there are dialogues from another era...‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2018
63% Force 2 (2016) The supposedly slick action is not enough for a willing suspension of disbelief.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
No Score Yet Moh Maya Money (2016) It's these almost Hitchcockian touches that reach out as does Shorey's performance-menacing, irredeemable yet vulnerable at the same time.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
90% Dear Zindagi (2016) The dialogue rarely feels natural and mostly spirals out of control to triteness.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
83% Soorma (2018) The mainstay of Soorma is, of course, Dosanjh in the titular role. He traverses the span of his character with sheer ease-a charmer as the shy, innocent, bumbling lover and mesmeric as the sportsman.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
40% Naam Shabana (2017) The film feels like an infinitely long drawn and highly predictable affair in which Pannu does her routine mechanically.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Sarkar 3 (2017) Writing about an RGV film is becoming as wearisome an exercise as viewing it...Sarkar 3 is yet another made-for-the-heck-of-it movie that relies entirely on Amitabh Bachchan's presence to make it bearable.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
No Score Yet Maatr (2017) She kills her intended targets with sincerity and single-mindedness. Wish the film worked with the same zeal as well.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
96% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Despite the specificity of modern-day Iran, The Salesman can transpire anywhere, any time. After all dysfunctional families, messy relationships and marriages on the verge of breakdown can't be confined either by national boundaries or time zones.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
57% Radiance (Hikari) (2017) The film moves languidly, pausing interminably on the innumerable close-ups and somehow manages to render a potentially profound take on the urgency for conversation and interaction into maudlin melodrama.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
78% The Day After (Geu-hu) (2018) The film does bring on a few laughs but doesn't make one engage with the situation and the characters.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
69% Happy End (2017) From its ingenious start to the nifty end, Haneke brings the viewers a full circle to this significant truth.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
84% The Square (2017) A gentle critique, peopled with eccentric but likeable characters, those who have the warmth and the humanity to redeem themselves.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
80% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer scares, baffles, unsettles, annoys and peels off the happy smokescreen to reveal the discomfiting reality of yet another upper class family.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
80% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Through India, the film also addresses the developing-versus-developed-world debate over carbon emission and energy issues.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
86% A Death in the Gunj (2016) Special word then for Vikrant Massey, the beautiful boy who lays bare the innocence, sensitivity, vulnerability and torment of Shutu with such fluidity that it's hard to imagine any other actor owning the role.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet Behen Hogi Teri (2017) The film could have been a nice satire on the role-playing that men and women are forced into by the patriarchal construct of our society and the unhealthy segregation of sexes that it rears and fosters. But the script runs out of ammunition.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
20% Bank Chor (2017) The filmmaker has quite a good set of actors at his disposal (Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Sahil Vaid) but ends up wasting them.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
43% Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) Here self-conscious obsequiousness gets the better of filmmaking.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet Qaidi Band (2017) Part of the problem is the casting. Leave alone roughing it up in the prison, the kids look the kind who couldn't have spent a day away from an air-conditioned room. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
0% Baadshaho (2017) Luthria is extremely self-aware in keeping things old-fashioned and devoid of logic. But that doesn't make the film retro cool, it just makes it terribly worn out and jaded. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet Sniff!!! (2017) Cinema is largely a celebration of sights and sounds. However, Gupte harnesses both to evoke the joy of smells.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2018
No Score Yet Sameer (2017) The much desired subversion gets far-fetched and messy than pointed and plausible. That's where the film loses a grip on itself and its larger relevance.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Lucknow Central (2017) The so-called "supporting" cast becomes the spine - Inaamulhaq, Dobriyal and Sharma in fine fettle here. The film also begins to get persuasive and involves you in exploring the duality between following your dream as against seeking freedom.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
67% Simran (2017) What's interesting is that her Praful is never built as a role model. The filmmaker remains non-judgmental about her; the audience doesn't know what to make of her. I found that strangely liberating.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Poster Boys (2017) Not offensive so much as infantile. And every single character is a cartoon. But eventually it becomes all about delivering a half-hearted earnest lecture on family planning, male psyche and masculinity and the girl child.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Shubh Mangal Savdhan) (2017) Shubh Mangal Savdhaan's charm is in the little things than the bigger picture.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
50% Judwaa 2 (2017) Dhawan tries desperately to milk the nostalgia (if you can call it that) for the 90s comedy that Judwaa 2 is a reboot of.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
50% Bhoomi (2017) Sanjay Dutt hasn't lost his acting chops yet, rather seems to be maturing well. But why did he have to pick up a film this regressive for a return?‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
67% Chef (2017) The dynamics of modern-day, urban associations are well-observed. It's the uneven, jagged and lazy tone of the film that lets it down badly.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
67% Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) Thankfully, there was much more for me to giggle at here...I think I just found my guilty pleasure film of 2017.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Welcome to New York (2018) Welcome To New York is anything but a cohesive film.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
45% 90th Academy Awards (2018) This year there seemed to be an embarrassment of riches when it came to the socio-political issues. Gender, age, sexuality, colour, diversity - in giving nods to all and more, at times it felt like Oscar had bitten off more than it could chew. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
71% Raid (2018) Raj Kumar Gupta and his writer Ritesh Shah do manage to hold the audience interest but only intermittently so...Raid could have been much more tight, taut and thrilling than it turns out to be.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) The film just doesn't manage to throb with the authenticity of experience. It feels like an artificial world - virtuous but curiously inert.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
No Score Yet Blackmail (2018) The rest of the pack is irritating; I am finding it difficult to pick up who was the worst--the stupid boss or the obnoxious office colleague.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
94% Incredibles 2 (2018) The visuals, voiceovers and music are all in perfect sync. Brad Bird creates an immersive, mesmerising world that you flow into unquestioningly instead of pausing to crib about the sundry plotholes and twists and turns.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
54% For Here Or To Go? (2017) Ali Fazal remains likeable despite all the mess surrounding him and Rajit Kapur as a veteran techie pining for India is all sincere in a film that he doesn't deserve to be trapped in.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2018
50% Sanju (2018) I was plain bored and alarmed at not feeling invested enough, something that hasn't ever happened for me with a Hirani movie, the misgivings notwithstanding.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) If you are as cold-hearted as I am you'll be left scratching your head and perennially looking at the watch hoping for things to wrap up fast. Alas, they don't.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
80% Haraamkhor (2015) While Sharma sets the stage well, the narrative does get disjointed in places.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
No Score Yet Poorna (2017) A steady strain of hope, warmth and goodness prevents Poorna from becoming downbeat.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
No Score Yet Shreelancer (2017) An evocative paean to those who stay away from a nine-to-five routine.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
60% Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) What you get in the process is very few chills and thrills but a lot of convoluted, half baked, jargon-ridden arguments that don't add up to anything but boredom.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
54% Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) After the interval the film begins to unravel, turns sluggish, and the end doesn't quite hold.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018