Nandini Ramnath

Nandini Ramnath
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T-Meter Title | Year
17% Kaagaz (2021) Only Pankaj Tripathi and Satish Kaushik make an impact in a movie that starts promisingly but eventually loses its thread... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
86% Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019) Actor Seema Pahwa's directorial debut is seething with top-drawer acting talent. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2021
No Score Yet Coolie No. 1 (2020) "What is ... is what?" says Raju in his nurse avatar - an apt description of this endeavour as well as the larger misguided attempt to remake old favourites. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Although Gal Gadot is as watchable as ever, her character barely progresses. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
100% Eeb Allay Ooo! (2019) The satire holds up beautifully as long as it explores the ridiculousness of Anjani's situation, but slips when the line between predator and prey begins to blur. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
75% Ludo (2020) ...the collision of players on the ground is often forced and merely an excuse to watch a bunch of well-written and performed scenes... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
44% Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020) The affable comedy, which is sometimes broad and sometimes creaky, moves along on the strength of its characters. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2020
50% Kaali Khuhi (2020) Despite swapping its elliptical possibilities for literal-mindedness halfway through, Kaali Khuhi maintains consistency in other ways. The performances are steady and strong... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
64% Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare (2020) The movie opts to reveal incremental victories rather than make a grand statement about its feminist themes. Dolly is better placed in this regard... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
44% Khaali Peeli (2020) Fortunately, the young and well-matched leads treat the shopworn material as though it is brand new. Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday sparkle together and in their solo scenes. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2020
18% Class of '83 (2020) Bobby Deol is barely credible as an authority figure. Sabharwal stretches Deol to his limits, but they are not enough to make Vijay Singh into a mythical figure capable of restoring the order by breaking the law. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
83% Bulbbul (2020) There appears to be a layer or two missing in the screenplay, but whatever is on the screen for 94 minutes is smart, sensitive and haunting. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2020
17% Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) Kunder tries to enliven flatlined material by instructing Jacqueline Fernandez to emote furiously. She is as obedient with her director as with her screen spouse, and she turns out to be the liveliest thing in a movie whose imagination ran out... - EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
46% English Medium (Angrezi Medium) (2020) Angrezi Medium really belongs to Deepak Dobriyal, who is in sync with the unrelenting wackiness. Dobriyal has turned playing to the gallery into an art, and he is completely credible even in the most incredulous scenes. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
20% Love Aaj Kal (2020) Love Aaj Kal is crammed with non-sequitur conversations and faux philosophical musings... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
No Score Yet Baaghi 3 (2020) Every other actor tries to overcompensate by mugging furiously, but none of them leaves a trace. Apart from a couple of lavishly mounted action scenes, Baaghi 3 has little going for it... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
93% Thappad (2020) A sincere examination of marriage and domestic violence... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
92% Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) Filled with subversions both major and minor, the Aanand L Rai production is packed with superbly sketched characters and spot-on performances. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
No Score Yet BHOOT - Part One: The Haunted Ship (2020) As a mechanical exercise in mounting a screamfest, Bhoot: The Haunted Ship floats along fine up until the interval before gently sinking... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2020
44% Malang (2020) The plotting is airtight, even though there's little at the core. A lot and not much happens over 134 minutes, and the songs, which are skillfully woven into the narrative, articulate the madness... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Birds of Prey delivers a satisfying action spectacle led by women, but poignancy is the one element missing in the make-up of its addle-brained heroine. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
50% Shikara (2020) Chopra's first film in five years is his most restrained yet. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
No Score Yet Gul Makai (2020) This promised Malala Yousafzai biopic is a tedious trudge. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
69% Jawaani Jaaneman (2020) A sub-plot concerning a housing redevelopment project doesn't quite fit as snugly...a blip in an otherwise smooth and smartly directed movie that is a family drama pretending to be a romcom. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
94% Panga (2020) Kangana Ranaut imbues her character with tenderness and sweetness. Though it's hard to steal the show from Ranaut, Jassie Gill stages his own little personal coup in Panga. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
10% Street Dancer 3 (2020) [It] leaps to life only in the last 30 minutes, as various crews twist and twirl their way through the inevitable contest. But to get there, you have to wade through sentimental slush and endure trite humour and endless distractions. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
No Score Yet Jai Mummy Di (2020) A tiresome romcom about dull lovers and warring moms... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
88% Chhapaak (2020) Brave and commendable. This makes the movie hard to watch but also hard to turn away from... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
73% Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Solid performances underpin the heroics. Ajay Devgn is perfectly cast as the monomaniacal Tanhaji who leaps first and asks questions later. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2020
No Score Yet Shimla Mirchi (2020) Ramesh Sippy's first theatrical release in a quarter of a century should be an event - but it's a bit of a sideshow. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
69% Bombshell (2019) The movie's strength lies in its unsentimental and cliche-free depiction of female solidarity. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
75% Good Newwz (2019) In their previous outings, Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have been mostly wasted as a pairing. But they are in perfect sync in Raj Mehta's Good Newwz. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
20% Dabangg 3 (2019) The tedium never lets up, and the heavily advertised dust-up between Chulbul and Bali is drowned in slow-motion and obvious wirework. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
50% Mardaani 2 (2019) Shivani exits the picture as quickly as she enters it, and a movie centred around a woman's achievements in a male-dominated world ends as hurriedly and bloodlessly as it began. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
43% Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) The stage-setting takes far too long, and the 128-minute movie gets going only after Chintu's balancing act becomes precarious... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Pagalpanti (2019) The plot, written by a minor army of writers, isn't hectic as much as it is inchoate. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Although some of the rainbow flavour appears forced, Frozen II is at its most persuasive when it sticks with Elsa's strange and unpredictable journey. Here is a sequel that didn't quite need to exist, but has enough evocative moments to justify [it]... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
77% Bala (2019) Despite the repetitiveness that has become a part of Khurrana's shtick, Bala's pathos breaks through the jokes and barbs. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
29% Made In China (2019) Made in China is a bit like one of its hero Raghu's never-ending schemes to get rich - the basic idea is solid and supported by undeniable enthusiasm, but the project is doomed to failure. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
56% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) There is a simple reason for why this grannies-with-guns saga fires blanks: the elderly women are played by Taapsee Pannu, aged 32, and Bhumi Pednekar, aged 30. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
11% Laal Kaptaan (2019) Gosain's reasons for chasing Rehmat are ultimately too prosaic to justify the 155-minute duration. The film is nasty and brutish but it isn't short enough. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
39% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The sequel has bigger things on its mind - racism and the distrust of foreigners, ecological disaster, warmongering, gender stereotyping - but the bit that stays and thrills is the continuing tenderness felt by a witch for her ward. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
71% The Sky Is Pink (2019) Stripped of these real-life connections, the film struggles to be a convincing portrait of love on the razor's edge. Everything is insistently pink, and the blues are not shaded in skillfully enough. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
69% War (2019) The male leads, separated by a couple of generations and united by their ability to land punches and execute pirouettes without breaking a sweat, set the screen on fire. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
100% Bulbul Can Sing (2018) There is no shortage of visual poetry or richly observed local detail, and Das's ability to effortlessly capture the rhythms of pastoral life is never in doubt. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
64% Section 375 (2019) Tarun demands the right to be heard - imagine a world in which we do not have the constitutional right to defend ourselves, he says early in Section 375. This would indeed be a terrible world. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
50% Dream Girl (2019) His manic energy and believable Everyman persona are in full-throttle mode in Dream Girl, and they steer the movie through its uncomfortable portions and anything-for-a-laugh moments. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
42% The Zoya Factor (2019) Salmaan's camera-friendly manner and outsized charm stand out in a movie that mashes together romance, cricket and advertising in the hope that at least one of the themes will stick. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
58% Chhichhore (2019) The movie begins as a rambunctious college campus comedy, quickly moves into the sentimental family drama zone, returns for the fun and games, shifts back into tear-jerking territory, and finally runs out of breath with only some ambitions realised. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
60% Mission Mangal (2019) In between the gimmicky jugaad philosophising and meaningless sub-plots, Mission Mangal manages to devote some time to space technology... - EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019