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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
11% Race 3 (2018) Among the cast, only Anil Kapoor earns his pay cheque with some dignity. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
50% Kaala (2018) The incendiary climax is superbly orchestrated, but the movie is too high-minded and heavy-handed to engage the viewer as pure fiction.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
71% Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) Bhavesh Joshi Superhero works beautifully until the interval point before gradually losing its way to laboured plotting, implausible twists and banal moralising.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
71% Veere Di Wedding (2018) The chemistry between the actresses never feels fake, but the situations into which they are forced rarely seem convincing. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
50% Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) The tests are two decades old, but Parmanu's chest-thumping ardour and propaganda-level treatment are firmly of the moment.‐
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
No Score Yet Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain (2018) Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain has enough sense to confront the lovelessness that characterises far too many middle-class marriages, but not the courage to get to the heart of the problem. ‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
No Score Yet Hope Aur Hum (2018) Some sweet moments of family humour and solid performances emerge through the pile-up.‐
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
71% 102 Not Out (2018) The movie, based on Saumya Joshi's popular Gujarati play of the same name, sticks so closely to its stage origins that it feels as though we are actually watching a filmed play. ‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
40% Daas Dev (2018) Despite its grand claims of reinvention, Daas Dev is unable to make us cheer on Dev as he fights his tendency to self-destruct.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
No Score Yet Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018) Suspense is thin in a movie with three major characters. The staggering incompetence on display ensures that the events are neither funny nor frightening,‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) Despite strong performances, Iranian director Majid Majidi's first Indian movie is barely convincing.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
71% Mercury (2018) In Mercury, the lack of speech functions purely on the level of a gimmick. Fortunately, the director has enough tricks up his sleeve to make the scary portions work. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
86% October (2018) October is the most ambitious collaboration yet between director Shoojit Sircar and screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
No Score Yet The Legend Of Michael Mishra (2016) Manish Jha's would-be picaresque romance is saddled with amateurish acting and a directionless plot.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
40% Baaghi 2 (2018) Tiger Shroff is still waiting for the movie that shapes his limited emoting abilities and limitless action skills into a character who embodies the times. His action films have been based mostly on borrowed material. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
No Score Yet Moh Maya Money (2016) Moh Maya Money is well-timed to weigh in on the black money debate, and Bhardwaj's point about the manner in which corruption is both financial and moral is an important one. The message matters, but the delivery isn't always efficient.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
71% Raid (2018) Undeclared income is all around, and all it needs is a bit of digging, Raid says. That turns out to be its most enduring idea.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
No Score Yet Hate Story 4 (2018) The scenes between Tasha and the expressionless hunks lusting for her are about as erotic as watching a light bulb being changed. Director Vishal Pandya stretches shopworn material to 130 minutes.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
80% 3 Storeys (2018) Mukherjee directs his cast well and creates a convincing middle-class milieu, but the hothouse of desire, deceit and death that Mayanagar supposedly represents simply does not emerge from the lightweight and toothless material.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
47% Red Sparrow (2018) Dominika's tendency to carry on and keep seducing even when surrounded by absurdity and implausibility becomes an unwitting metaphor for Red Sparrow's failed ambitions. The cast groans with heavyweights who labour on.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
No Score Yet Welcome to New York (2018) There is ultimately no difference between the supposedly bad-taste IIFA awards and the movie's overall lack of judgement about the level at which the humour is pitched. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
92% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Words leave burn marks in Martin McDonagh's savagely potty-mouthed and unexpectedly moving Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The pitch-black comedy is bursting with profane eloquence.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
60% Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) The disposable soft-focus songs and foreign locations cannot gild the coarseness of Ranjan's view of modern romance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
No Score Yet Love Per Square Foot (2018) The endeavour has obvious limitations, but chemistry between the leads and the strong performances by the supporting cast help us ignore that.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
40% Aiyaary (2018) The filmmaker's sharp ear for repartee nudges Aiyaary toward something resembling a big statement on bribery and fraud in the Army..there's palpable and relatable outrage at the rot within the system, but the response is inchoate, not particularly clever.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz (2018) Some of the drama has the intimacy of the video that is best viewed on the smartphone. There isn't much of a plot to stretch over 116 minutes, but there are enough cute moments of youthful angst and Kolkata chic to prevent a total washout.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
No Score Yet Aapla Manus (2018) Maruti's smugness at having cracked the crime is as dull to watch as is Rajwade's disinterest in filming the story as anything but a televised play.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
No Score Yet Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) The movie is too scattershot and puerile to realise its potential.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
100% Pad Man (2018) The most radical aspect of Pad Man is the fact that the movie exists in the first place. It is rare, indeed unthinkable, to imagine an A-list Bollywood production about a subject like menstruation. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
No Score Yet Kuldip Patwal: I Didn't Do It! (2017) The courtroom scenes are particularly egregious, in no small measure because of Raima Sen's hamminess and Gulshan Devaiah's false moustache. Deepak Dobriyal tries to breathe life into his common man, but his efforts are as successful as the movie itself.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
91% Phantom Thread (2018) In this atelier of intense emotions, Anderson has crafted an old-fashioned romance about the very foundation of modern romance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
71% Padmaavat (2018) Despite some drawbacks, this latest work from one of Bollywood's most skilled craftsmen is always exquisite to look at.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet Union Leader (2017) [Union Leader] never lacks in sincerity or empathy but suffers from a simplistic portrayal of labour issues.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
No Score Yet My Birthday Song (2018) My Birthday Song has just about enough meat for a short fictional film, but even that would have had to have better writing and less amateurish performances to leave traces. Even the internet has higher standards these days.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
No Score Yet Vodka Diaries (2018) Alert viewers will guess the big twist in Vodka Diaries within the first five minutes. What is to be done with the remaining 113?‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
No Score Yet Kaalakaandi (2018) Despite some clever conversational humour and sight gags, these strands struggle to leave an imprint and only Shehnaz Treasury gets into the spirit of things.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
51% Downsizing (2017) Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor don't tack enough inches on to what could have been a nifty idea for our greed-filled times.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
100% Paddington 2 (2018) The lightweight material and charmingly quaint depiction of a London that surely exists only in colouring books prove as hard to resist as Paddington's warm brown eyes.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) Kashyap's movies are littered with superbly written and performed sequences that do not always cohere into a convincing whole. In trying to create a socially aware entertainer through Mukkabaaz, the director throws too many punches.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
78% All the Money in the World (2017) The latest movie from the prolific and indefatigable Ridley Scott pivots on a screenplay that is always on the money.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The movie is held together by a superb central performance by Jackson, who embodies Barnum's can-do spirit and seething social aspirations, and the music by John Debney and John Trapnese.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
67% Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) The explosive Khan-Kaif combination turns out to be a damp squib, undone by staggering ambition and matching incompetence.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
60% Monsoon Shootout (2013) The movie works perfectly as a neo-noir thriller set in a city where nothing goes according to plan. One moment has several scenarios in Monsoon Shootout, but the outcome - smart writing and direction - remains the same throughout.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet Gangoobai (2012) Writer and director Priya Krishnaswamy keeps the proceedings simple and the emotions even simpler. Joshi gives the role her all, moving dexterously from inhibited maid amid the haute couture crowd to wise old woman.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
No Score Yet Dear Dad (2016) The movie wants to say something poignant and profound about the need for sons to accept their father's decisions, but it doesn't have the material to do so.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
84% Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018) There's just about enough tennis and not enough psychology in the 107-minute running time, the numerous pensive close-ups notwithstanding.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
40% Daawat-e-Ishq (2014) Daawat-e-Ishq is opposed to dowry but it also wants elaborately choreographed songs. And tender moments between the attractive but dull leads. And comic sequences. And likable characters who do grotesque things. Only a few flavours survive the mishmash.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
100% Budhia Singh: Born To Run (2016) This sports biopic wants to be black and white, but it's actually a nice shade of grey.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
85% Wonder (2017) Chbosky swaddles the film in warmth and unending optimism. He extracts pitch-perfect performances from the cast and dispenses with lachrymose sentiments.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
20% Firangi (2017) At 160 minutes, Rajiev Dhingra's movie is highly overstretched, and squanders its comic potential despite having a comedian as its hero.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017