Ronak Kotecha

Ronak Kotecha
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
While I head content for a leading radio station in the UAE, I am also a film critic with a consistent body of work since 2014. Films are my absolute passion and I believe there is no better place than a cinema hall. I am happiest when I am there. I review films for the Times of India and I have my own show called First Day First Show with Ronak Kotecha on Tata Sky Showbizz - a subscriber based channel on India's biggest DTH platform Tata Sky with 67.56 million, as of 31 December 2017. I also review films for my radio station, you can find those on www.radio4fm.com. Before moving to Dubai, I reviewed films for Bollywood Hangout - a Youtube channel with 260,740 subscribers.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 27% De De Pyaar De (2019) DDPD is a fun ride that reinstates the fact that when it comes to love, age is just a number. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 30% The Intruder (2019) If you're a fan of the genre, you would have seen better and far worse than The Intruder. It falls somewhere in the middle, letting you enjoy the scares without explicit blood and gore, but also showing you what you might already know. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 8% Student of the Year 2 (2019) SOTY 2 doesn't have that Ishq wala love, but there is ample dosti, high school drama and cool stuff to keep you going. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) For the non-fans, the film's explanatory tone might come across as a speed breaker at times, but for the fans, the same invokes hope and excitement, leading to constant gasps and howls. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) For a film on wrestlers, there aren't too many actual fight scenes, but as an entertainer, it delivers a knockout punch and wrestles its way to your heart. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Overall, it's a harmless family entertainer for children of all ages. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 33% Luka Chuppi (2019) Luka Chuppi is a fun ride that never gets too preachy or uncomfortable for the family audience. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 33% Total Dhamaal (2019) Given the ensemble cast, this film had the potential to be a comic roller coaster ride. However, the fact that the film is slapstick is not a problem, what brings it down is poor writing and execution. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 56% Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Manikarnika is a well-made film that highlights Kangana's prowess as an actor. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
3.5/5 22% The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) It leaves you more entertained than informed, and we don't think it's by accident. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3.5/5 30% Simmba (2018) Simmba is a potboiler that you expect it to be, where the good surely outweighs the bad. There are enough paisa vasool moments... - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
3.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Equalizer 2 is cut from the same cloth as one and packs in quite a few punches. It's a delight for action seekers and diehard Washington fans - there's plenty of both to 'equalize' the obvious flaws. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3.5/5 33% Helicopter Eela (2018) A fun ride that manages to land safely despite some turbulence. Watch this simple and endearing tale of motherly love with your mom in tow. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3.5/5 89% Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Sui Dhaaga is sewn together with strong performances and moments that tell a convincing story. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
3/5 29% Paltan (2018) JP Dutta puts together a team of dapper young and experienced actors to portray real characters from this important yet much lesser known slice of history. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
2.5/5 13% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) Overall, YPD 3 sure bears the hallmarks of a loud comedy, but loses much of its steam in the second half and culminates into a predictable climax. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Genius (2017) Genius is a messed up mumbo jumbo of some juvenile IIT hacks, loud sounds and verbose filmy dialoguebazi. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/5 56% Fanney Khan (2018) Overall, Fanney Khan is a star studded musical that starts on a high note and has its moments of glory. It shows how parents live their dreams through children. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 29% Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) With so many characters there is often a problem of plenty, but with taut writing and an unpredictable narrative, writers Sanjay Chouhan and Tigmanshu Dhulia manage to stay ahead of the curve. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 55% Soorma (2018) Sandeep Singh's journey sure merits a biopic. - The Times of India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018