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Raja Sen

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 No Score Yet Half Girlfriend (2017) Half Girlfriend is about two halfwits who belong together. It is a film that claims to celebrate romance and undying passion and gates both Bill and Indian, but all it does is applaud a spoilt man who believes he's a scapegoat.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2.5/5 71% Guzaarish (2010) The film tries far too desperately to evoke what Bollywood calls the 'feelgood' factor, but ends up evoking more apathy than empathy. Guzaarish starts off slow and beautiful, but gradually, sadly congeals into a wet mess.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
71% Gurgaon (2017) This is still a strong effort, but could have been much finer without overtly emphasising the characters morals and repeated demonstrations to show us how bad everyone is.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
5/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) It is a film of multiple pleasures -- small ones and overwhelming ones and exquisitely crafted ones -- layered one on top of the other, with something for everyone, and so, so much for the cinematic glutton. ‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
0.5/5 80% Gunday (2014) Ali Abbas Zafar should have his directorial license revoked for daring to end this godawful film.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
1/5 78% RamLeela (2013) GKRR is an overplotted, bloody mess.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Jolly LLB (2013) Alas, preachiness and the need to flaunt the film's sincerity and heart gets in the way of a good time.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/5 63% Force 2 (2016) The fundamental flaw in a film like this -- other than the repetitive wowlessness of it all -- is the fact that by creating too dry and no-nonsense protagonists instead of fleshing them out as characters, you end up failing the genre.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
1/5 22% Dilwale (2015) Dilwale, which, in its convoluted, sloppy fashion, tries to pay homage to Mukul Anand's Hum, was always going to be an uphill climb. What we end up with barely gets off the ground. Ho-Hum.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Dedh Ishqiya (2014) It's a genuinely smart film. It's beautifully, lovingly shot. ‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
0/5 No Score Yet Calendar Girls (2015) Indeed, Mr Bhandarkar...How dare heroines act like heroes? How dare female characters in your movies dream of a slightly better life?‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/5 100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) This is the rare sequel that is better than the first. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
67% Paheli (2005) Badshah has finally produced a great film, and this won't be the last of them. It might not be a huge commercial hit, in fact, I doubt it will, but I'm going to revisit Paheli in theatres as often as I can afford.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
5/5 83% Sholay (1975) Watch Sholay for a taste of how good the Indian entertainer can truly be, and revel in the magic you already know.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4.5/5 97% Spotlight (2015) This film shines for its determined eagerness to not shine.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1.5/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) The only way this film is dark is because it's set at night.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
3/5 87% Gone Girl (2014) This is a solid mystery film that falls short of greatness. ‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2016
3/5 67% Kabali (2016) What is interesting, besides Rajinikanth, is the wonderfully mixed iconography Pa Ranjith throws together in this film about immigrants and borrowed cultures.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
1.5/5 50% Golmaal 3 (2010) I wasn't looking for sensitivity or smarts in Golmaal 3. All I wanted were a few good jokes. The film doesn't oblige.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
2.5/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) You'll believe a man can sigh.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
4.5/5 78% Fan (2016) Take a bow, Shah Rukh Khan.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
0/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) To me, this is the worst superhero movie of all time, particularly in terms of squandered potential.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/5 63% Spectre (2015) Craig appears game for anything, ridiculous lines and all, but they don't fit him or this dark and gritty Bond world.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
1.5/5 13% Shaandaar (Shandaar) (2015) It looks spiffy and there's some gloss to like, but overall Shaandaar is pretty much -- as Alia calls the fourth finger of each hand -- useless.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
4.5/5 No Score Yet Killa (2014) Killa is made truly special by its calm and understated storytelling, the way its narrative displays a fluid ebb and flow.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
4.5/5 93% Guilty (Talvar) (2015) The scariest part of Meghna Gulzar's Talvar is when it makes us laugh.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
1/5 38% Phantom (2015) All this talk of intelligence, but no smarts anywhere in sight.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2015
4/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak is not for everyone, but the mood is set very early on. Give in to Del Toro's libretto of lunacy and you will revel in something quite astounding.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) This is not a bad film per se, but a genuinely misguided one.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
1/5 50% Jazbaa (2015) Gupta is a slickly efficient action director, but there aren't even worthwhile set pieces in Jazbaa.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
1.5/5 No Score Yet Puli (Telugu) (2015) Puli is merely exhausting, and -- speaking as someone who has never watched a Vijay film before -- exposes him as a tremendously limited leading man, utterly lacking in the charisma a role like this requires.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
4/5 93% Skyfall (2012) Just how well does it stack up, this Number 23? Good enough to wear that hallowed name on its jersey, for sure.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2015
3/5 92% The Martian (2015) The Martian proves to be a light, pleasant watch.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
1.5/5 No Score Yet Hero (2015) Sooraj Pancholi, on the other hand, is Gold's Gym come to life. Where Shroff had broken the mould, young Pancholi is all-mould: all muscles and stubble and eyes struggling to appear moody.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
3.5/5 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The plot, as warned, is almost entirely superfluous. But ah, there is such pleasure to be found in the small, integral pieces of the flippantly constructed whole.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2/5 43% Welcome Back (2015) It's hard to call Welcome Back a new Anees Bazmee film when it has its foot so firmly entrenched in all things old.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Gift (2015) Edgerton is blessedly aware of what remains the single-most important thing about any gift: the surprise.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
1/5 14% All Is Well (2015) All Is Well spends two hours desperately tickling the audience but the overall impact is one of torture. I didn't laugh a single time.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
1.5/5 50% Brothers (2015) Malhotra amps up each possible moment, laying it on impossibly thick and spelling every little gesture out for the audience.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2015
3.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) This is a smart, constantly engaging ride which doesn't spend long on exposition.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/5 78% Drishyam (2015) Some movies appear on our viewing doorstep carrying far too much baggage.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2015
3.5/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Its punch to the mouth impact, aided by Hans Zimmer's bombastic, bass-heavy score drowning out mostly ill-chosen words, cannot be denied. It is big summer cinema at its biggest.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2015
3.5/5 89% Fly Away Solo (Masaan) (2015) This is a fine little film about morality and loss and loneliness and Banaras and... well, and a balloon. ‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/5 82% Ant-Man (2015) It's a pretty watchable light movie, but ah, it could have been a Wright movie.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 100% Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) [Bajrangi Bhaijaan] shouldn't work because of how predictable and soppy it is. Yet, because of a finely picked supporting cast, some sharp lines of dialogue and, most crucially, because of its overall heart, it works, and works well.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) There are a couple of strong moments and two very interesting female characters, but on the whole this film, like the protagonist, mostly just grunts.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) It's a clever film, yet -- refreshingly enough in these irony-celebrating self-congratulatory times -- not one that winks at its own cleverness.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) Raise a mug of mead to the glorious Thor. It puts the lark in malarkey, and it's as good for a laugh as any big screen excursion has been, this year.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
2/5 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Aided by a bombastic soundtrack -- 80s TV cop-show style blare for the opening chase with Rhino, synth-heavy chanting for Electro later on -- the film looks to be put together by a committee, eager to throw in something for every focus group.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
3.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) It is a sharp, funny, well-performed comic-book movie, and a clear return to form for the director who really loves being at home with the X-folk.‐ Rediff.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015