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Shubhra Gupta

Shubhra Gupta
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 100% Andhadhun (2018) Tabu is marvelous, Sriram Raghavan finally having created a fitting role for this uber-talented actress, whom we really should be seeing much more of.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 33% Loveyatri (2018) While you are waiting for the time to pass, and it does with torturous slowness, you ask the obvious question: if the leading man wasn't Salman Khan's brother-in-law, would an entire film be made just to launch him?‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/5 100% Village Rockstars (2017) How beautifully told it is, with not a shred of artifice. There is solid craft at work, but at no point calls attention to itself.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 50% Pataakha (2018) I've always maintained that Bharadwaj is great with set-up and dwindles as a finisher. Happy to be proved wrong this time around. Pataakha's ending is a cracker.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 14% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a hark-back to a forgotten tradition, which, at its best, gave us story and substance. Batti Gul gives us both, for most part.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 26, 2018
2.5/5 78% Stree (2018) Stree is enjoyable for the most part...About time Bollywood gave us a feminist ghost.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 100% Trapped (2017) Given Motwane's skills at creating emotions, and Rao's ability to channel them, Trapped doesn't take us as far over the edge it could, or should have.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
1.5/5 44% Dhadak (2018) Khatter has a mobile, expressive face. He is a natural. Kapoor, though, has a hard time emoting. On their own, they each have a couple of scenes which they work: together, there is no zing.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2.5/5 63% Soorma (2018) In choosing to show the personal side, the professional aspects get short shrift, and that's where the film doesn't score as well. Which is a pity because Dosanjh looks completely at home both off and on the field.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
1.5/5 17% Begum Jaan (2017) Such a waste of a talented bunch of actors. And of Balan, who tries hard to invest some feeling into a role which turns into a cliché the moment the film opens.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 33% Daas Dev (2018) The film lives in moments, but droops as a whole.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018) The film may have been a larky idea, but practically nothing rises above the execution.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
2.5/5 29% Baaghi 2 (2018) When Tiger is on the move, kicking, jumping, punching, wielding guns and knives and bombs, Baaghi 2 delivers. It falters when it dives into 'emotion', trying to get our Army jawan hero in touch with his softer side.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
0.5/5 No Score Yet Love Games (2016) Conclusion? Some of the smooching looks professional, about the only thing that does. As for the rest, bye bye, two hours, which will never come back.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2.5/5 67% 3 Storeys (2018) Even if not madly original, ensemble pieces can turn out interesting if consistently told. 3 Storeys comes off nice in bits but uneven overall...Everyone plays it quite competently, despite the predictable beats.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
1/5 50% Pari (2018) Anushka Sharma plays Rukhsana with a great deal of bloody enthusiasm. You cannot accuse her of not trying hard, but the film is so poorly-written, and so scatter-brained that nothing can rescue it.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
2/5 43% Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) Some class-conscious scenes are in poor taste. And ​yet​ again, we note with regret, there isn't one single young woman who is, you know, just nice and regular. And not dying to be bedded or wedded.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
2/5 92% Pad Man (2018) PadMan left me conflicted because I kept struggling to find the film buried under the heavy-handed messaging, especially in the repetitive first half.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Kuldip Patwal: I Didn't Do It! (2017) It is a mess which never quite comes together, with both story and characters and dialogue meandering all over the place.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Jashnn (2008) For a film about music and musicians, it is surprisingly sparse songs-wise. It’s the performances which keep you going.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
No Score Yet Sankat City (2008) The smartest thing about the film is that it manages to get the tone just right — not too low-brow, nor too arty. Sankat City is a caper with brains, a rare combo.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
No Score Yet Shortkut - The Con Is On (2009) Shortkut suffers from director Neeraj Vora’s customary inability to infuse any newness or subtlety into a plot that could easily have gone the other way.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
46% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009) The third part of the Ice Age saga suffers from franchise fatigue—the critters, most of whom we are familiar with from the past couple of films, and some that have been added in, don’t really get to do much that’s fresh and new.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
67% New York (2009) Where it falters is in the way its screenplay turns fluffy—it takes away from the necessary tautness a thriller like this requires.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
No Score Yet Victory (2009) Victory has all the right intentions, but its execution is bland.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
No Score Yet Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) It proves that the director may be good at creating suspenseful drama but he hasn’t a clue about this genre. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
91% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) It’s not about poverty pornography. It’s not about a White guy showing us touchy Brown-skins squatting by the rail-tracks. In the end, it’s just about a film, which sweeps you up and takes you for an exhilarating ride on the wild side.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
43% Chandni Chowk To China (2009) Right in the beginning, a minor character asks Sidhu: “Are you stupid?” He nods. That’s prescience.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
No Score Yet The President Is Coming (2008) The President Is Coming kick-starts the year with exactly the sort of lift we've been looking for - it's free-spirited, irreverent, and funny.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2.5/5 71% Padmaavat (2018) Padmaavat is spectacular: no one can do spectacle like Bhansali. You can easily delight in it while the going is good. But nearly three hours of it, and looping rhetoric around what constitutes Rajput valour can and does become tiresome.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet My Birthday Song (2018) The plotting and the treatment is far too inept to create a solid psychological thriller out of this looping-upon-itself story, whose big reveal is too brief, too late.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3.5/5 50% Jolly LLB 2 (2017) Jolly LLB 2 is a cracking watch, despite its few squelchy parts. Aur yeh lock kiya jaaye, mi'lord.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Jugni (2016) The film turns clunky in other places, the first-time inexperience showing, but we don't really mind, because it has that rare thing : a soul, and of course, song. I came out humming.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1.5/5 40% Jai Gangaajal (2016) Priyanka Chopra's too-sophisticated unmade-up-make-up is very distracting, even in her few convincing moments. And the film goes on for far too long, even when we know how all of it will end.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
1.5/5 17% Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) At this point in his career, Shah Rukh Khan is ripe for a great, old-fashioned but modern-day romance. This one is not it.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Kaalakaandi (2018) Kalaakaandi is a Marathi term for 'mayhem,' but there's not enough of it, resulting in the film being more a no-stakes stroll, rather than a breathless roller-coaster. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
2/5 80% Indu Sarkar (2017) Kulhari works hard at getting into her character, and her earnestness is a good fit. But she's made to do too much, and the others around her too little.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
1.5/5 67% Bajirao Mastani (2015) The grandiosity wears off. You long for a genuinely moving, exciting story, featuring all these beautiful people, all actors able to pull off characters, but buried under their mounds of clothes, mouthing dialogue.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
1/5 20% Hate Story 3 (2015) You can understand why someone would detest the person who wrongs them, though it's hard to take [the dialogue] seriously, and keep a straight face when even someone as competent as Joshi is spouting it.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2/5 100% Hindi Medium (2017) Flat writing which doesn't quite know whose side to take turns this film much less than it could have been. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Hawaa Hawaai (2014) [Hawaa Hawaai] trundles on, leaps up intermittently, but doesn't fly.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2/5 67% Hunterrr (2015) Hunterr could have been a genuinely 'adult' comedy of manners, but it stays right where it begins, the phrase 'coming-of-age' functioning more as eliciting an embarrassed titter than reaching the goal-post.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2.5/5 40% Half Girlfriend (2017) In the second act, which is doused in melodrama and swelling "gaana," I was left with that looming question: is half better than none?‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
1/5 0% Ab Tak Chhappan 2 (2015) This kind of film can work if it has a new spin on an old story. But the cop who gets busy notching up kills, without making us wonder about the morality of someone taking it upon themselves to exterminate humans, is a cipher. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2.5/5 71% Gurgaon (2017) Gurgaon is dark and dystopic, and a solid, atmospheric debut. It tells us that power can never be permanent, and how the good may not always win. Uncomfortable, but true.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
1/5 57% Gulaab Gang (2014) Madhuri Dixi's gang, on the other hand, is as make-believe as make-believe can get. Gulaab Gang is faking it.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
0.5/5 No Score Yet Guest iin London (2017) Should a gag, abysmally executed in the first place, be stretched out like a rubber band to keep you rolling in the aisles? These are elements that Guest Iin London has in abundance.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
0% Great Grand Masti (2016) I cringed at this offensively unfunny, grating thing (nothing 'great' about it) which should not be allowed to call itself a film.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
3.5/5 96% The Lunchbox (2014) Batra's characters are a delight. They may be of Mumbai, infused with intense desi flavours, but can inhabit any part of the world. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
2/5 No Score Yet Aashiqui 2 (2012) The lead couple has a moment or two, but doesn't spark overall.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017