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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Shilpa Jamkhandikar
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% 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
40% 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
80% 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
71% 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
80% 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
100% 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
67% Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) If there is ever a third film in the works in this action franchise, then the filmmakers would do well to put Kaif in the spotlight and give Tiger some down time.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
No Score Yet Fukrey Returns (2017) This is a dull month for Bollywood, and Fukrey Returns just adds to the gloom.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
0% Great Grand Masti (2016) Great Grand Masti could have turned the tables on the sex comedy genre, but thanks to some watered-down humour and regressive script, this is just another mediocre film that will sink into oblivion.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
71% Ajji (2017) For all its flaws, this is a welcome break from the other sanitised rape-revenge dramas we've seen this year in the form of Maatr and Mom, and one that doesn't flinch at the brutal nature of its subject.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
83% Tumhari Sulu (2017) This is an author-backed role, but Vidya Balan makes it so much more by adding layers of empathy and vulnerability to make Sulu a character that will stay with you long after you have left the theatre.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
86% Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017) If only Chandra had focused on her two strongest characters and left out the rest, we'd have a winner on our hands.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
40% Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana (2017) Rajkummar Rao tries his best to salvage the situation, humanising Satyendar for the most part; but even he cannot pull off the truly farcical parts of this film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
No Score Yet Rajdhani Express (2017) Rajdhani Express is one of those films which will force you to answer some existential questions. Questions such as "Why am I here?" "What am I doing with my life?" and most importantly, "How did a movie like this get made?"‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
No Score Yet What The Fish (2013) At the end, you will find it hard to care about the goldfish, the plant, the cranky old woman, or this group of what seem to be the world's most immature and irresponsible people.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
No Score Yet Meeruthiya Gangsters (2015) There are just a couple of positives that are not enough to keep this ship from sinking.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2017
38% Naam Hai Akira (2016) From 80s movies tropes like mental hospitals to characters that saunter in and out of the frame without any context,"Akira is a great example of a movie with a timely topic that suffers from outdated treatment.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Moh Maya Money (2016) Unfortunately, just like the India's demonetisation drive, proper implementation is what's sorely missing in this endeavour.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Tamanchey (2014) Tamanchey is a DOA film - one that doesn't have any chance of redeeming itself or its cast. Thankfully, it also generates so much "so bad, it's good" humour that your two hours in the theatre are not completely wasted.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
20% Hate Story 3 (2015) There are some laugh-out-loud moments when the screenplay plummets to the absolute depths of Bollywood inanity. Apart from such moments of hilarity, Hate Story 3 has absolutely nothing going for it‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Wedding Pullav (2015) With its bad jokes and mediocre dialogue, this pullav - to use another cliché - is unpalatable.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
33% Main Aur Charles (2015) This could have been an attempt to get under the skin of a famous psychopathic criminal, but it falls flat because the film-makers choose style over substance.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Kis Kisko Pyar Karu (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 Nov 3, 2017
89% Fly Away Solo (Masaan) (2015) Ghaywan doesn't overstate his points, and even though the resolution he finds for his characters is predictable, their journey is interesting enough to make up for a cliched ending.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
67% Hunterrr (2015) Hunterrr has some good humour, but for a sex comedy, it is surprisingly banal.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Rahasya (2015) The two hour-long murder mystery is taut; and even though it is packed with all the familiar tropes, the atmospherics ensure that the story never sags, keeping the audience engaged throughout.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
29% Gabbar (2015) Gabbar is Back is a dated film, both in look and feel, and the cast seems to know it too. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
17% Welcome to Karachi (2015) In the end, you only wish Warsi would get better roles and better films that do justice to his talent, rather than this hackneyed mess of a film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
No Score Yet Ribbon (2016) Sandilya's attempt at giving us a glimpse into the unseen pressures of urban life is commendable, but the story has neither meat nor heft to keep the audience interested.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
100% Ittefaq (2017) Director Abhay Chopra seems to have realised what many in Bollywood haven't - when it comes to thrillers and mysteries, it is best to keep it short. Bereft of item songs and irrelevant sub-plots, the film comes out looking good.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
90% Airlift (2016) The film belongs to Akshay Kumar. He is in almost every scene and this is an author-backed role that he obviously relishes. Even if you aren't the patriotic sort, his performance is reason enough to watch the film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
0% Rocky Handsome (2016) Nishikant Kamat's Rocky Handsome stars John Abraham as a hulking man-robot who seems capable of the most complicated stunts and ruthless killings, but is unable to muster up basic emotions.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
18% Fitoor (2016) If only the director had got his main leads right, perhaps this would have been a different film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
13% Ki & Ka (2016) There is so much to be said about changing roles in today's India, and films would do well to reflect on this great churn. But R. Balki, like most of Bollywood, would rather not look outside and learn.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
0% Mastizaade (2015) Mastizaade is another example of Bollywood's belief that even if you sink to the depths of mediocrity, there is someone out there who will still come and watch your film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
88% Secret Superstar (2017) The problem with Secret Superstar is that it starts out with a good idea, but the film unravels because it wants to say too many things at once. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
60% Golmaal Again (2017) Shetty's story doesn't have the emotional heft or enough jokes to entertain us for 151 minutes - the film's runtime.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
No Score Yet Chef (2017) The Hindi Chef is as one-toned and as predictable as the original. For a film that purports to be about food, there is little more than a passing interest demonstrated. ‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
50% Judwaa 2 (2017) There is a host of ensemble actors who add nothing to the film's humour quotient, and saunter in and out of the screen with no purpose.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
90% Newton (2017) For those of us who are election junkies, Newton is a welcome peek into the fascinating world of an Indian general election and the processes and ideologies that govern it. But even if you don't care about elections, Newton works on so many other levels.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
No Score Yet Haseena (Haseena: The Queen Of Mumbai)(haseena Parkar) (2017) Haseena Parkar is a film that is more concerned with making money than it is about telling the true story of that rare woman who made it to the top in the underworld.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
50% Bhoomi (2017) As revenge-dramas go, this one is middling, with neither emotions nor actions quite hitting the mark.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017