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Uday Bhatia

Uday Bhatia
Uday Bhatia's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
71% Padmaavat (2018) The only lessons worth taking from Padmaavat are sartorial, but this thin epic is likely to be parsed for meaning by millions in the coming weeks.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2018
50% Jolly LLB 2 (2017) It's not often that one gets the opportunity to sit back and enjoy a Saurabh Shukla performance...Jolly LLB 2 has a busy plot, but the film's real triumph is the wealth of detail that informs the scenes.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
No Score Yet Jugni (2016) It's nice to walk into an unheralded film and come out keen to recommend it to everyone. Shefali Bhushan's Jugni isn't always smooth or sensible, but its virtues are the sort that are often missing from films more highly rated.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
80% Indu Sarkar (2017) If the current political climate is to give rise to more films about the Emergency - and we could do with several, just as we could films about other tumultuous periods in our history - one would hope they're better art.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
67% Bajirao Mastani (2015) Bhansali might be one of the last exponents of the grand old Bollywood style. Melodrama is the air his characters breathe. His songs don't move the story forward; instead, they are invitations to stop, sit back and gawk.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
67% Hunterrr (2015) Luckily (and unusually for a Hindi film), Hunterrr finds some footing in the second half.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
No Score Yet Half Girlfriend (2017) If this review seems to fixate on matters of plot, it's only because there isn't much else to write about. Mohit Suri makes a particular type of film, but from moment to moment, scene to scene, he isn't the most imaginative of directors.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
No Score Yet Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016) This is exactly the sort of no-hope venture that Randeep Hooda seems to land up in again and again, frustrating those who believe that he ought to be a much bigger star and above dross of this sort by now.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
22% Dilwale (2015) There are stupid films, and there are films that flaunt their stupidity. Rohit Shetty is a frequent purveyor of the latter sort.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Fukrey Returns (2017) Fukrey was rooted in the everyday: the comedy seemed to arise naturally from the slackers' surroundings. The sequel, though, has the desperation and unfocussed energy of a work that's not sure why it exists. ‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
86% An Insignificant Man (2016) The past few weeks have provided more than a few reasons as to why there's little explicitly political film-making in India. That's good enough reason to catch the ones that break through.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) Baahubali 2 is undoubtedly a spectacular action film. It's also a tradition-bound, caste-conscious macho militarist fantasy.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
97% Spotlight (2015) Keaton, Tucci and McAdams are all compelling, but I found myself looking forward to the moments when Schreiber would appear on screen. His Marty Baron is careful, undemonstrative, steadfast and vital: the ideal editor.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
27% Suicide Squad (2016) Not since Goodfellas has a Hollywood film had such a high song-per-scene ratio, but at least there was a thematic unity to the tracks in that film. This one just careens all over the place.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
100% Udta Punjab (2016) It's fascinating to see how the diverse acting styles of the leads meld or clash with each other throughout the film... And there's another performance going on in the background. It's Punjab.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2016
67% Kabali (2016) Ultimately, one is left wondering what a genuinely gritty gangster film starring Rajinikanth -- who can still smirk with the best of them -- would have looked like.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
75% Brahman Naman (2016) What drove me to distraction, however, was the constant, aggressive stupidity -- the feeling that no gag was too ridiculous, no double entendre too tawdry, to merit inclusion.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
89% Sultan (2016) From an actor who isn't known for putting himself out there emotionally, this is unexpected stuff.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet Fireflies in the Abyss (2015) It struck me... that the fireflies of the title could refer to the faint glimmer of hope most of these miners have of making enough money to be able to quit the trade. Yet, for the most part, the film gazes into the abyss.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
82% Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016) As unpleasant as it is gleefully amoral and perversely enjoyable.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Independence Day: Resurgence is so contrived and slow-witted a sequel that it's making me reassess my fondness for the 1996 film.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
78% Fan (2016) It's been a while since Khan did anything that involved the switching on of one personality, let alone two. Fan is a welcome correction.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
No Score Yet Coffee Bloom (2015) There are also moments when Coffee Bloom's characters access deep reserves of hurt and despair, which is when the film's bruised, beating heart is laid bare.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
2/5 13% Shaandaar (Shandaar) (2015) This is a film of such consistent, determined frivolity that the high spirits soon become wearying.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015