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Saibal Chatterjee

Saibal Chatterjee
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 29% The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) The director has no pretence of balance or objectivity. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/5 44% Kedarnath (2018) The disaster that strikes the eponymous Himalayan town and an interfaith couple in Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath does not spare the film either. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Rajma Chawal (2018) Garnished with flavours that range from the mildly pungent to the gently aromatic, Rajma Chawal, a bittersweet father-son drama set in Old Delhi, is instantly appetizing. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
2/5 75% 2.0 (2018) Even for Rajnikanth, pulling this erratic, messy epic out of the fire is no cakewalk. He comes pretty close.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/5 0% Mohalla Assi (2015) Mohalla Assi isn't the film that Kashinath Singh's trenchant novel deserved. Half of the film knows exactly what it is driving at, the other half is all at sea.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 25% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Glitzily mounted but caught between solemnity and fluffiness, Thugs of Hindostan might entertain large swathes of the audience, but it is ultimately too tacky and unconvincing...‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
1.5/5 20% 5 Weddings (2018) 5 Weddings is anything but a happy marriage of style and content.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 40% Baazaar (2018) Baazaar is at best passable. It could have yielded higher dividends had it been less slavishly derivative.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
1/5 0% Namaste England (2018) One more film of this quality and the careers of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra could be in grave jeopardy...‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/5 88% Badhaai Ho (2018) Among the most impressive aspects of Badhaai Ho is the way the director harnesses the rest of the on-screen talent pool and makes every character, even the minor ones, count.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 88% First Man (2018) Well served by a lead actor who allows the subject to subsume his starry personality, First Man has the craft and the class to be a befitting tribute to one of the most monumental moments in the history of space exploration.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born is a remake that is good enough to stand on its own without the fear of comparison. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
1.5/5 38% Helicopter Eela (2018) Helicopter Eela is an ungainly crash landing at the end of a wobbly ride.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 100% Andhadhun (2018) Watch Andhadhun with your ears, eyes and minds open. You will come away with your senses heightened.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 33% Loveyatri (2018) It is hard to feel any love for this pair of clueless lovebirds.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 91% Village Rockstars (2017) Bhanita Das in the role of Dhunu is so dazzlingly natural that she strips away any vestiges of fiction that might appear to be driving the arc of the character she plays.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 50% Pataakha (2018) Adapted from Charan Singh Pathik's story, Do Behnen, Pataakha is a cracker of a film that blends the dynamics of a rustic burlesque with a stylised cinematic sensibility.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 86% Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Sui Dhaaga falls well short of perfection, but it never comes unstuck. It passes muster as a wholesome entertainer embellished with humour, warmth, authentic emotional trappings and actors adept at going seamlessly along with the flow.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/5 14% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) The premise may sound potent on paper, but what unfolds on the screen is precariously low on wattage.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 69% Manto (2018) Manto is a highly watchable, immediately thought-provoking cinematic work that does not have to deliver sledgehammer blows quite in the manner of Manto's more confrontational stories.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 80% Stree (2018) Stree plays an unwavering hand in demonstrating that dread can be unbridled fun when it serves a larger thematic purpose. Go watch this spine-tingling film.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/5 14% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) What Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se offers purely as a cinematic outing isn't worth your time.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/5 50% Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) The primary problem with Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi isn't that it is pure drivel. That is something that could be pardoned in Bollywood laugh riot. But here, the hilarity quotient is low.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/5 60% Gold (2018) Hockey, at its best, is an incredibly fast-paced game and any film about the sport has got to capture that inherent momentum for it to work. Gold fails to do that.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
1/5 10% Satyameva Jayate (2018) Satyameva Jayate, truth be told, is a film that has no apparent reason to exist.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Vishwaroopam 2 (2018) A pointless sequel.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 33% Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) It has taken the third Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster instalment five years to take shape. One had expected time to add value to it. That does not seem to have happened.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/5 44% Dhadak (2018) The result is a grind that pretty frames and fresh faces cannot mitigate.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot) (2016) In speaking up for a hapless populace that lived through Punjab's purgatory, Chauthi Koot helps Punjabi cinema take a leap that is probably even more significant and daring than the one that Gurvinder Singh's debut film represented.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 67% Soorma (2018) Soorma is more drag than flick, a hockey film sans genuine impetus. It is nowhere near the league of Chak De India despite telling a story that is no less intense‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
2.5/5 14% Begum Jaan (2017) The film isn't devoid of passages that crackle with promise. But, alas, not only are these hope-inducing moments too few and far between, they fizzle out all too quickly.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013) Tigmanshu Dhulia?s follow-up to Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is an intense, effervescent and eventually melancholic film.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
2.5/5 75% Saala Khadoos (2016) Why does Saala Khadoos fail to land the knockout punch in spite of getting a few hooks and upper cuts right? Despite the many promising situations that it rustles up, there is little room in the well-intentioned yet rough-hewn drama for genuine surprises.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 45% Sanju (2018) Ranbir Kapoor pulls out the stops in astonishingly effective ways, subsuming his personality into that of the protagonist.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) The makers of Sanam Teri Kasam are embarrassingly outdated in their thinking.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
83% Haraamkhor (2015) Haraamkhor isn't a ground-breaker, but it certainly is worthy of applause for its fearlessness and for the impressive quality of the acting.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
1.5/5 9% Race 3 (2018) The formula - a bunch of super-rich blokes and bling-bedecked broads gypping each other in a game involving power, pelf and perfidy - has worn awfully thin.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
3/5 100% Poorna (2017) Poorna is a rare Hindi film that travels to the heart of rural landscape. Even rarer is the use of a smattering of Telugu in the dialogues, which, along with an effective musical score, augments the authenticity of the film's setting and soundscape.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
3/5 50% Kaala (2018) A high-voltage action-packed film with a strong political core, Kaala unleashes Rajinikanth in the garb of a 'real' character, instead of the unstoppable comic-strip superman that he has usually played.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
2/5 33% Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) ...too much superficial style for a film so slight.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 50% Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is by far Karan Johar's best film to date: mature, sure-handed and thoroughly entertaining. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
2/5 67% Veere Di Wedding (2018) Veere Di Wedding is breezy and uncomplicated, but its multiple strands are so neatly arranged that they smack of overt artifice. The film is pretty but hollow.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) Well before the film draws to a close, you begin to wish it was shorter. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 30, 2018
1.5/5 50% Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) The Story of Pokhran is as a flat as a pancake, a hopelessly limp exercise with creaky nucleus that is buried under a mound of forced tropes before it can get going.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
2.5/5 83% Zubaan (2016) Zubaan stretches itself too thin at times in trying to raise its narrative tempo. In its quieter moments, however, it does manage to get its voice heard. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Wedding Pullav (2015) Bland and unenticing, Wedding Pullav is a concoction that is too stale and sloppy to tingle even the least evolved of cinematic taste buds.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
2.5/5 0% The Attacks Of 26/11 (2013) Unnecessarily verbose at times in the second half.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
2/5 70% 102 Not Out (2018) A dramedy that delivers a worn-out social message as it trundles along on the back of the antics of an odd father-son pair with divergent approaches to life, Umesh Shukla's 102 Not Out has moments that strike a chord.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 90% Titli (2014) Titli is an unflinching, insightful chronicle of our times. Do not miss it. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 33% Daas Dev (2018) Daas Dev must rank among the better screen adaptations of Devdas, not the least because of its daring, free-wheeling departures from the norm.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018