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Saibal Chatterjee

Saibal Chatterjee
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 83% 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 20% 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 83% 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 50% 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1/5 No Score Yet Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) The makers of Sanam Teri Kasam are embarrassingly outdated in their thinking.‐ NDTV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
80% 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 11% 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 No Score Yet 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 60% Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) ...too much superficial style for a film so slight.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2018
4/5 54% 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 71% 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 80% 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 71% 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 89% Titli (2014) Titli is an unflinching, insightful chronicle of our times. Do not miss it. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
4/5 40% 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
1/5 No Score Yet Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018) Nanu Ki Jaanu is about a girl who becomes a ghost and disappears into a chimney, taking the film with her into the pits. We deserve better.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
2.5/5 63% Beyond the Clouds (2018) For all its evocative daubs and dashes, Beyond the Clouds falls short of Majid Majidi's own lofty benchmark. It is a not so great film from a great director.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2.5/5 55% Tamasha (2015) Every frame is picture-perfect. And Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are on top of their game. Added to that are an elliptical narrative, imaginative use of songs and occasional bright spots. Yet, Tamasha is disappointingly inert and unexciting.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2.5/5 80% Hichki (2018) Rani Mukerji's energetic, engaging performance apart, Hichki is a huff-and-puff show marked by too much mush and fuss.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/5 83% Mary Kom (2014) Omung Kumar's well-intentioned but excessively effusive Mary Kom...The question is: should you watch it You should, the simple reason being that we owe it to the pugilist who has gone where few Indians have ever gone.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Machine (2017) Machine retreads formula tropes that, by all reckoning, went out of vogue in the last millennium. They look completely out of place in a film that aspires to give Bollywood a male star of the future.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Dil Juunglee (2018) Dil Juunglee does not work even as a joke. It is more pain than fun.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
2.5/5 80% 3 Storeys (2018) Promising premise, only partially realized potential: that, in a nutshell, would be 3 Storeys if it were to be judged solely on entertainment quotient. But that assessment would be misplaced because this film isn't a conventional crowd-pleaser.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
2/5 50% Pari (2018) The film may not be outright horrid in terms of quality. However, in seeking to deliver an unending supply of heavy-handed chills and thrills, it goes all out without a safety net. It comes up short and falls with a thud.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
1.5/5 40% Aiyaary (2018) Aiyaary wants to be a daring thriller that calls out smarmy politicians and arms dealers. But it only fires blanks.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
2.5/5 100% Pad Man (2018) Akshay Kumar's film is well-made, the writing is generally neat. PadMan is by no means a bad film, hiding behind the cloak of social relevance.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2017) The film will rob you of three hours of your life and give you absolutely nothing back in return.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
3/5 50% Jolly LLB 2 (2017) Saurabh Shukla is an absolute delight yet again in the role of the mercurial Justice Sunder Lal Tripathi. He conveys avuncular grace with as much ease as he does indignant exasperation. No matter what, his antics are rib-tickling.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Jugni (2016) Looking for a film that delivers more than just superficial entertainment? Jugni is the end of your search.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3/5 57% Irada (2017) Irada is a film that we must all watch. It scores because its intentions are commendable and its message hits home.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Kaalakaandi (2018) Not all of it adds up as neatly as one would have liked, yet it works. Wicked wit and macabre humour leavened with a sense of humanity define this dark comedy's more felicitous moments. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4/5 83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) Mukkabaaz, based on a true story, is a robust, raucous, rollicking ride through the muck of casteism, corruption and callousness.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
1.5/5 80% Indu Sarkar (2017) It is a vapid, half-baked, mawkish political potboiler that comes nowhere near doing justice to that dark phase of Indian contemporary history that is better off not forgotten lest it is repeated.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
1/5 20% Hate Story 3 (2015) There is absolutely nothing to fall in love with in Hate Story 3. It is the tale of two very, very crabby men who hate each other with all their guts and hatch silly conspiracies.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Hawaa Hawaai (2014) It is simple but not simplistic. It critiques the way the dispossessed are viewed and treated in this country, but does so in a manner that is elegantly laconic and subtle. Hawaa Hawaai isn't an average sports film.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2/5 67% Hunterrr (2015) The promising premise at the heart of Hunterrr is marred by a loopy, laidback storytelling style. The film is too long, too languid and eventually too loose to leave a lasting impression. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
1.5/5 0% Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2015) Does Ab Tak Chhappan have any redeeming feature at all? Well, it has no songs. But, then, who would feel like singing when trapped in a darkened hall where Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is playing?‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/5 60% Monsoon Shootout (2013) Shot through with stylistic flourishes and narrative sleights that frequently add up to arresting images and moments, first-time director Amit Kumar's niftily crafted Monsoon Shootout is absorbing, even startling‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2/5 50% Gulaab Gang (2014) Women, Madhuri and Juhi included, certainly deserve better.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Guest iin London (2017) Sadly, Guest Iin London is the kind of film that demands that you leave not only your brains, but also your hearts, home. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) Gorge into it and savour its lingering aftertaste. The Lunchbox holds riches that aren't likely to be forgotten in a hurry.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
1.5/5 No Score Yet Aashiqui 2 (2012) Fluffy and flaky, Aashiqui 2 is simply not peppy enough to paper over its cracks. ‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2.5/5 56% Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014) Despite charming performances from Vidya & Farhan, this has nothing new to offer.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/5 80% Gunday (2014) Gunday is like the dusty minefields it is set in. Its loud explosions deliver loads of coal, but no trace of any diamonds.‐ NDTV
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017