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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Shilpa Jamkhandikar
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
18% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Thugs of Hindostan is a sinking ship, and not even Aamir Khan and his Midas touch can salvage it.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
40% Baazaar (2018) The film's only trump cards are its actors. You have to give credit to Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte for playing such hollow and badly written roles with such conviction. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
0% Namaste England (2018) Nothing about Namaste England is redeemable. This is 135 minutes of mediocrity that you would do well to avoid.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
86% Badhaai Ho (2018) The second half falters and the comic moments become sporadic, but Akshat Ghildial's screenplay retains its charm. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
88% Tumbbad (2018) The true star here is Barve, who takes what could have been a regular horror film and elevates it to another level.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
38% Helicopter Eela (2018) A shrill, dated and insipid story of a co-dependent relationship between a mother and her son, the film is as enjoyable as having your mother breathing down your neck all day.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
100% Andhadhun (2018) Bollywood doesn't make too many thrillers and when it does, they don't always measure up. Andhadhun ticks all the right boxes. This one should be savoured.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
33% Loveyatri (2018) This film truly belonged to the 80s. It's a shame that Bollywood hasn't moved on when audiences clearly have.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
86% Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) The convoluted plot is a drawback, but much like a tapestry, the beauty here lies in the detail, in the small things. And in this respect, Sui Dhaaga is a winner.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
50% Pataakha (2018) Much like his protagonists, Bhardwaj doesn't know when to cut it short and walk away.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
69% Manto (2018) As Manto, Siddiqui is at the top of his game, embodying his mannerisms and body language, but even he cannot make up for the flaws in the script.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
14% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) The story, by writer duo Siddharth-Garima, stretches on forever without saying much. Singh devotes too much time to the friendship between the three characters. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
80% Husband Material (Manmarziyaan) (2018) For a film that waxes eloquent about the unpredictability and volatility of love, the end feels like an unnecessary cop-out.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
83% Love Sonia (2017) Besides missing a punctuation mark in the title, Love Sonia is lacking in several other things. Plausible plot points, for one.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
57% Laila Majnu (2018) The uneven acting is in keeping with the rest of the film, which oscillates wildly between occasional bouts of lucidity and absurdity.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
78% Stree (2018) Stree is the most fun I've had at the movies in a while.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
17% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) The humour in the film is dated and old, relying on tired stereotypes.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
50% Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) We are subjected to 137 minutes of inanity...‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
60% Gold (2018) Gold is a lackluster film that doesn't seem too sure of itself. And coming from a director who has done better, it is a colossal disappointment.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
11% Satyameva Jayate (2018) Bajpayee hams it up like there is no tomorrow, snarling and screaming all the time, in keeping with the tone of the film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
83% Mulk (2018) The honesty in their performances manifest on screen. Mulk does have its flaws, but you cannot fault the intention.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
71% Karwaan (2018) For the most part, you cannot wait for this trip to end.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
63% Fanney Khan (2018) A remake of the 2000 Belgian film Everybody's Famous!, Fanney Khan manages to pull through, not on the strength of the screenplay, but because of the performances, especially by Anil Kapoor.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
44% Dhadak (2018) For all its flaws, Dhadak is the vehicle that will bring more audiences to this important story and for that alone, it's worth it.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
63% Soorma (2018) What holds this film together is the performance by Diljit Dosanjh...the glint in his eye changes from impish to determined, and it is this that elevates Soorma from what would otherwise have been a run-of-the-mill sports film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
50% Sanju (2018) Sanju is not a particularly engaging film because it stretches too long and resorts to melodrama over substance, but Bollywood also lost the opportunity to look at one of its own with a neutral lens and tell his story honestly.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
No Score Yet Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) Sanam Teri Kasam is one of those films that should have been made in the 80's, when such themes might have been better accepted. Or better yet, it shouldn't have been made at all.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
9% Race 3 (2018) This race has reached its finish line with this film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
63% Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) There is much to like here - the atmospherics, Painyuli's performance that is notches above Kapoor's, and Motwane's feel for noir, but his home-grown hero still falls short. Hopefully this will be a franchise...‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
63% Veere Di Wedding (2018) Veere Di Wedding has the humour and pizzazz down pat. Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania get all the best dialogue because they are not saddled with emotional tracks like the other two leading ladies.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
50% Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) Abraham's lack of expression is only matched by Penty's perennially open-mouthed appearance, and their scenes are unintentionally funny because they try so hard to muster emotion.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
80% Zubaan (2016) Despite the markedly unoriginal scenes and predictable story, Zubaan might have been a coherent film if the director wasn't so confused. As it stands though, this is a film that cannot overcome its split-personality disorder.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
No Score Yet Hope Aur Hum (2018) Hope Aur Hum is one of those movies that is about nothing and says nothing of consequence. If only Shah and Kabir were given heftier roles.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
100% Raazi (2018) Despite its shortcomings, Raazi has a lot going for it, especially its leading lady. If you are willing to suspend your imagination a bit, it can make for a fulfilling watch.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
67% 102 Not Out (2018) The prospect of Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor together on screen is an enticing one, but Shukla and writer Saumya Joshi don't give them enough to do, which is a pity.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
33% Daas Dev (2018) As Dev, Bhatt is laboured and awkward. Richa Chadha's forced dialogue delivery is cringeworthy and even though Hydari does a good job as the soft-spoken seductress, she is saddled with some of the film's corniest lines.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
89% October (2018) Sircar and Chaturvedi bring a meditative quality to the story, and it is this quality that makes October stand out.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
29% Baaghi 2 (2018) Khan prefers to tell rather than show, and spends much of the film depriving Tiger Shroff from doing any kind of serious action - the only thing Shroff is really good at. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
63% Hichki (2018) Even if you ignore the core issues in the screenplay, Hichki doesn't even get the underdog winner story right.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
67% Raid (2018) What helps is that Devgn is restrained in his performance, and Shah and Gupta resist the temptation to give in to too much jingoism. Shukla, as the arrogant politician whose bravado crumbles, is inspired as usual. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
67% 3 Storeys (2018) For all its rough edges though, there is an attempt to stay off the beaten path and a few sincere performances to match that effort, so 3 Storeys deserves some credit.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
50% Pari (2018) Once Roy strips away the mystery from his characters, Pari loses its way, and it feels like a laboured finish to the end. Even those easily scared (like this reviewer) will find no need to avert their eyes.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
57% Laal Rang (2016) The narrative is thin and repetitive, and the film relies mostly on the charms of its two leading men to carry the burden of a middling screenplay. The dialogue lacks spark and the director takes his own sweet time getting to the conclusion.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
0% Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015) This is misogyny and regression masquerading as comedy, and Sharma seems to be too busy trying to morph into a Hindi film hero to employ his famous comic timing to good effect. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2018
73% Kai Po Che! (2013) Don't miss Kai Po Che - it's a warm film that speaks much about friendship in the troubled times we live in.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
100% Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921 (2016) In spite of the obvious lack of depth, and the rather predictable problems and solutions, Kapoor and Sons is powered by some great performances...Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah are fiery but it is Fawad Khan who steals the show.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
92% Pad Man (2018) For all its flaws, Padman, much like its protagonist, puts in a sincere effort. It takes a subject that most Indians are reluctant to talk about and puts it on the marquee, and that alone is worth the applause.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
71% Padmaavat (2018) Khilji is depraved, crazed, perverted and violent, and yet he is the most interesting character in the film. Credit for that goes to Ranveer Singh, who gives in to Khilji's unhinged personality and makes it his own. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
No Score Yet My Birthday Song (2018) My Birthday Song is supposed to be many things - including a psychological thriller and a mid-life crisis drama - but it is mostly a repository of bad acting, the kind that makes you cringe every time someone even tries to attempt an emotional scene.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
83% The Brawler (Mukkabaaz) (2017) Sports in India is much more than just the game and Kashyap tries to throw the spotlight on that, but he tries to land too many punches, and in doing so, misses the mark.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018