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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Andhadhun (2018) All the darkness comes laced with humour. Raghavan takes you to the edge of the seat with the pulse racing, makes you keep guessing even as you are chuckling.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
100% Village Rockstars (2017) The most appealing is the persistence and simplicity with which Das subverts gendered expectations and norms. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
78% Stree (2018) On the good side, as in some of the recent Bollywood films, Stree has a quaint sense of place, eccentric characters, a few madcap sequences and some sharply written, consciously irreverent lines to keep one engaged.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
17% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) Far from being mad fun, YPD3 is dull and dreary.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
11% Satyameva Jayate (2018) Satyameva Jayate is death by over-pungent masalas. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
0% Rocky Handsome (2016) It ends up being neither here nor there. This is a nowhere film that alienates and makes for a pronounced disconnect.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
13% Ki & Ka (2016) It isn't able to sustain itself and can't hold the viewer interest beyond a point. Eventually, the light-heartedness gives way to familiar emotional tropes as the predictable family drama sets in.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
17% Shivaay (2016) Welcome to the Ajay Devgn brand of stylish cinema. The kind that looks modish but sports a terribly archaic, outdated heart.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
45% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) At times, Billy Lynn plumbs the right depths, at others it remains a simplistic, overemotional and boring eulogy...‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
29% Rock On 2 (2016) The attempt to get Meghalaya on a mainstream film might appear laudatory but means little more than offering a picturesque 'tea-estates-hills-lakes' backdrop for the film.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
No Score Yet Mahayoddha Rama (2016) As an adult, there is way too much to nitpick in the film. Perhaps children might be more forgiving and accepting.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2018
100% The Cinema Travellers (2016) A repository of history, memories and anecdotes, he is also the symbol of the end of an era, and of continuity and survival. He is never cynical, nor resigned, but warm, positive, hopeful. Just like the film.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
97% Aquarius (2016) Sonia Braga is awe-inspiring.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
91% Elle (2016) ...twisted, transgressive, disturbing, and strangely liberating and cathartic.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
No Score Yet Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait (2016) A metaphorical interpretation of insidious violence.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) I, Daniel Blake is about the struggles of an ailing common man against the labyrinthine welfare bureaucracy to get that elusive 'employment and support allowance.'‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
93% Clash (Eshtebak) (2017) The van becomes a microcosm of the world outside: chaotic, out of control, cruel, but broken intermittently by glimpses of humour and humanity. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
93% Neruda (2016) Most of all, it is about the transforming power of art, how Neruda's own works fire the artistic sensibilities...‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
No Score Yet 31st October (2015) The ominous knock on the door doesn't feel threatening enough and the scenes of rioting are most artlessly realised without any profundity or subtlety.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
0% Commando 2 (2017) There is hardly any high voltage drama, the kind that gives you the adrenaline rush, save in the opening credits and a sequence in the finale that has been shot like a video game.‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
100% Trapped (2017) Trapped makes us look afresh at all the banal things we take for granted. ‐ The Hindu
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
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
63% 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
70% 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
79% 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
88% 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