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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Shilpa Jamkhandikar
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% 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
80% Karwaan (2018) For the most part, you cannot wait for this trip to end.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
83% 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
67% 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
83% 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
11% Race 3 (2018) This race has reached its finish line with this film.‐ Reuters
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
71% 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
71% 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
71% 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
40% 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
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