Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Shilpa Jamkhandikar
Shilpa Jamkhandikar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Reuters
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
55% Chhichhore (2019) When the film cuts to the present, the characters who seemed likeable a few scenes ago turn insipid and boring. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
62% Mission Mangal (2019) Most of its shortcomings are overshadowed by the camaraderie shared by the cast. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
36% Batla House (2019) The director's unwillingness to question the ethical practices of the Indian police makes "Batla House" a one-sided story. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
9% Saaho (2019) At 179 minutes, "Saaho" drags on and on. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
No Score Yet Jabariya Jodi (2019) Chopra and Malhotra are stilted and ineffective, and their chemistry is non-existent. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
No Score Yet Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Seasoned actors like Nadira Babbar and Annu Kapoor ham it up as the plot unravels beyond all help. Unlike Baby's patients, Khandaani Shafakhana shows no signs of recovery. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Arjun Patiala (2019) It is fitting that the director and producer are fast asleep by the end of the film - Arjun Patiala does little to keep its viewers awake during its 106 minutes. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
64% Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) Kovelamudi stuffs his scenes with absurdist elements and dark humour, but the script is too shallow to support these devices. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
33% Super 30 (2019) There is a great film to be made on the Indian middle-class and lower middle-class obsession with an IIT education..."Super 30" isn't equal to the task. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
89% Article 15 (2019) This is a worthy cause, but the film falters with what amounts to an outsider's view of a problem that is so internal and deep that it can be cleaned only from the inside. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
25% Kabir Singh (2019) Kabir Singh would have been a better film had it knocked its protagonist off his pedestal and examined him for the flawed person that he is. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2019
55% Game Over (2019) Part slasher film, part psychological thriller, Game Over is an unsatisfying watch because Saravanan never quite picks a side. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
29% Bharat (2019) Bharat is too long, too overdrawn and too maudlin for it to evoke any genuine emotion. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
29% India's Most Wanted (2019) A deadpan Kapoor is ineffective as a master spy on a mission of a lifetime, putting in an one-tone, monotonous performance as Prabhat that weighs down an already sagging film. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet PM Narendra Modi (2019) There is an interesting film yet to be made that would examine his rise and what led to it. This is not that film. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
25% De De Pyaar De (2019) Tabu is the only breath of fresh air here; she is unaffected and natural as can be. It is only when she is on screen that the film is infused with life. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7% Student of the Year 2 (2019) A stony-faced Tara Sutaria comes off as too self-conscious in her attempt to play Mia. It is Ananya Pandey who stands out among what is otherwise a mediocre cast. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
17% Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) At 144 minutes, the film is 40 minutes too long and wastes too much time on sappy side-plots like Romeo's relationship with his mother and his yearning for his motherland. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
25% Notebook (2019) It is a pity that Kakkar's heavy-handed approach weighs down what could have been a light, easy watch. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
44% Junglee (2019) Junglee...is too much in love with its leading man for it to have any meaningful impact. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
31% Kesari (2019) Much like the battle in this period war drama, Singh stretches proceedings interminably. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
100% Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2019) Campy, cheesy and hilarious - a truly funny Hindi film after a long time. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
79% Photograph (2019) Batra's latest offering doesn't quite hit the sweet spot. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
75% Sonchiriya (2019) Director Chaubey tries to get into the dynamics of the group and their equations with each other, but his and Sudip Sharma's script is too heavy-handed. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
33% Total Dhamaal (2019) Much like slapstick cartoons, Total Dhamaal does get some laughs. At least we don't have to deal with toilet humour or sexist jokes, and the film's premise is promising. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
100% Gully Boy (2019) Here is an actor at his peak and Akhtar's film is proof of that. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
73% Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Kapoor Ahuja is the film's weakest link, and the reason why this story falls short. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
22% Thackeray (2019) Given how obsessed we are with politics, we deserve better films about it and the men who shape our nation. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
56% Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) The film is only set on making Laxmibai a hero (but we already knew that). A little insight into her mind would have been nice. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2019
67% Uri (2019) As Vihaan, Vicky Kaushal is a big reason why the film works, bringing a vulnerability and strength to his character that makes him the ideal war film hero. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
31% Zero (2018) Zero has lofty ambitions but when it comes to delivery, it falls too short. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
46% Kedarnath (2018) For a film that ebbs and flows, the leads thankfully keep it afloat and steady. Rajput is wonderful as Mansoor, using his eyes and body language to convincingly convey his character's emotions. But the true revelation is Khan. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
59% 2.0 (2018) This film certainly has the look and feel of a big-ticket Hollywood production, and that alone is worth the price of the ticket. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
No Score Yet Mohalla Assi (2015) This is an old film, mired in court cases and released almost four years after it was made. But in its treatment and style, it feels even more dated and obsolete. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
67% Pihu (2018) It feels sadistic and unnecessary. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
21% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Thugs of Hindostan is a sinking ship, and not even Aamir Khan and his Midas touch can salvage it. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
33% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
No Score Yet Namaste England (2018) Nothing about Namaste England is redeemable. This is 135 minutes of mediocrity that you would do well to avoid. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
91% Badhaai Ho (2018) The second half falters and the comic moments become sporadic, but Akshat Ghildial's screenplay retains its charm. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
87% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
33% 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 EDIT
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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
22% Loveyatri (2018) This film truly belonged to the 80s. It's a shame that Bollywood hasn't moved on when audiences clearly have. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
89% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
63% Pataakha (2018) Much like his protagonists, Bhardwaj doesn't know when to cut it short and walk away. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
71% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
22% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
75% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
76% Love Sonia (2018) Besides missing a punctuation mark in the title, Love Sonia is lacking in several other things. Plausible plot points, for one. - Reuters EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
56% 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 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018