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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
43% Simmba (2018) Simmba is a watered-down version - more Distemper than Temper.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
67% The Mule (2018) A largely unremarkable film that just happens to star a remarkable actor and director as a remarkable man.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
29% The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) Although it tries to put on a gossipy, insider tone and create a this-is-how-it-happened feel, The Accidental Prime Minister never evolves into anything more than a broadside against the Gandhi clan.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
70% Uri (2019) Uri is the more effective - and insidious - of the films. Impressively gritty action sequences bookend moments of sycophancy towards the government.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
No Score Yet Petta (2019) Petta is always on the move, like its hero, and Subbaraj directs the film with a sure hand.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
36% Zero (2018) A movie that probably sounded interesting at the concept stage but ends up being irretrievably outlandish in its execution.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
No Score Yet Mauli (2016) Predictable to a fault, with patches of humour and standard-issue action scenes, the movie coasts along on Vithoba's blessings.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) At close to 120 minutes, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins far too many webs for its own good, but the witty dialogue, energetic voice work, and eye-popping visuals mostly keep fatigue at bay.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
54% Maleficent (2014) Stromberg matches Woolverton's flights of fancy with imaginative backdrops and adorable jungle creatures. There is true magic in the staging of the striking special effects, but not enough in the characterization.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
44% Kedarnath (2018) Despite the brisk storytelling and nicely braided scenes that give a vivid sense of the locations, Kedarnath never achieves the emotional peak that is a requirement of the disaster movie.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
75% 2.0 (2018) In 2.0, Shankar's ability to marry visual effects with populist melodrama serves him well in some of the sequences, even though the larger message is confused and the screenplay is too sluggish for an action spectacle.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
0% Mohalla Assi (2015) Always dull despite the vibrancy of the city in which it plays out, Mohalla Assi tries to gain an edge by courting controversy.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
57% Pihu (2018) Pihu forces parents, both real and prospective, to confront one of their worst nightmares - a child left to its own devices in a house filled with dangerous objects. The director makes his little lead actor work very hard to achieve his goal.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) In the end, the movie belongs to Freddie Mercury, the Bohemian rhapsodiser of the title, who conquers with his voice from beyond the grave. The movie comes alive every time Mercury's sonorous voice booms out of the screen.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
25% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Amitabh Bachchan lumbers through the movie and looks exhausted from the burden of carrying so much armour and baritone-induced gravitas. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
0% Namaste England (2018) The 135-minute movie is the latest example of Arjun Kapoor's mysterious ability to continue headlining projects. The actor flubs all his scenes, whether romantic or nationalistic.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
20% 5 Weddings (2018) Namrata Singh Gujral's 5 Weddings finds a clever way to weave together rituals with observational comedy...the film is content in its modesty, but it doesn't quite work as an intimate and closely observed drama...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
88% 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
14% 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
10% 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
86% 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
67% 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
45% 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
69% 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
56% 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
67% 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