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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Badhaai Ho (2018) Priyamvada fades out of the view as Badhaai Ho chases a different set of expectations. Priyamvada's thoughts barely matter, which is a gaping hole in a movie that pays close attention to each of its characters...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) The star who is being born through this film is its actor-director.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet FryDay (2018) The great Govinda steals the show, Varun Sharma holds his own, Brijendra Kala chips in, and the female characters stand around like pieces of furniture...Fryday feels like a play or a low-budget television film at all times...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
38% Helicopter Eela (2018) The extended climax is pure schmaltz, but is rousing enough to ensure that Helicopter Eela doesn't crash-land all the way but escapes with significant damage.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
100% Andhadhun (2018) With a trimmer running length, the movie would have been perfect. Even at its current run-time of 139 minutes, Andhadhun slides into place as smoothly as one of Akash's piano pieces.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
33% Loveyatri (2018) Salman Khan devotees might be persuaded to accept the latest boon from their screen god, but for the unfaithful - and the unforgiving - Loveyatri is a trudge from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
50% Pataakha (2018) The lead characters demand no empathy or identification, the acting is high-pitched and exaggerated in parts, the dialogue has the coarsensess of sand, and the humour is twisted and cruel.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
No Score Yet Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018) Ice-cold and business-like, low on emotion despite the inflamed passions and muscle-flexing on display, and amoral to the core even with a backdrop of crime and punishment - and that's what is so good about it.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
14% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Buried beneath the melodrama, grandstanding and quick-fix approach is the very real issue faced by millions of Indians. Sushil articulates the problem only at the very end.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
69% Manto (2018) There is a wealth of detail here, based on copious research. However, in order to make sense of the numerous cameos and walk-on parts, viewers need to have a little knowledge of the world Manto inhabited‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
80% Husband Material (Manmarziyaan) (2018) Even as it acknowledges its inspirations, Manmarziyaan strikes out in decidedly different directions.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
57% Laila Majnu (2018) Avinash Tiwary is very effective as Kais, but his Majnu act is over-determined and overstretched. Kais as Majnu fails to evoke pity or empathy.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
17% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) The first movie had its moments, however fleeting. The second one tried to mine humour out of an orangutan and wind-breaking Sumo wrestlers. What way could the third iteration of Yamla Pagla Deewana go but downwards?‐
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
50% Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) Mudassar Aziz's struggle to steer Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi smoothly to the finishing line is summed up in the frequently asked question: "What exactly is going on?"‐
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
No Score Yet Genius (2017) In Genius, the hyper-nationalist filmmaker gift-wraps his son, Utkarsh, in the Indian tricolour for a film that is about as amateurish as it is preposterous.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
60% Gold (2018) Kumar's Bengali accent is all over the Hooghly, and he doesn't quite carry Gold with panache...‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
11% Satyameva Jayate (2018) A massive misfire in a movie that is needlessly stretched to 141 minutes and comes to life only when death is being served.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
No Score Yet Vishwaroopam 2 (2018) Only Rahul Bose's hoarse-voiced Omar provides the campiness that could have salvaged the movie from its dire sense of self-importance.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
63% Fanney Khan (2018) Fanney Khan has its affecting moments, nearly all of them stemming from Anil Kapoor's touching performance as the concerned father and the romance between the characters played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
71% Karwaan (2018) Together with Salmaan, Irrfan lends the movie the poignance it seeks, but doesn't always find, over 120 minutes.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
83% Mulk (2018) In commonsensical moments, Mulk is at its most clear-eyed about what is at stake...Mulk asks the questions about ad hominem attacks on Muslims that need asking.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
33% Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) The law of diminishing returns has finally caught up...While Saheb Biwi aur Gangster 3 has a few more characters than the previous films, it has lost much of its narrative coherence.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout is a determinedly old-fashioned action thriller that rarely stops to take a breath for fear that the loose ends of its twisted plot will be exposed. The always-on-the-go quality ensures momentum.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
63% Soorma (2018) Soorma ensures that this triumphal journey of the human spirit is full of surprises. The checklist remains in place, but this saga of heartbreak and heroism also has undeniable heart.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
50% Sanju (2018) The women in Sanju are as ornamental as their predecessors in Hirani's films...In its relentless quest to offer absolution, Sanju is no better or worse than many other biopics that have flooded Bollywood over the past few years.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Hathaway carries off the movie's most successful heist: she steals the show from under the noses of Debbie Ocean and company.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
9% 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
63% 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
63% 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
67% 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
33% 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
65% Beyond the Clouds (2018) Despite strong performances, Iranian director Majid Majidi's first Indian movie is barely convincing.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
67% 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
89% 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
29% 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
67% 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
0% 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
67% 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
43% 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