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Udita Jhunjhunwala

Udita Jhunjhunwala
Udita Jhunjhunwala's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times, Scroll.in

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% The Shape of Water (2017) Del Toro creates a beautifully imagined world, rich in colours and characters, with touches of humour and social commentary.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
96% Black Panther (2018) The special effects, sets, costumes, music and production design are bombastic and overpowering at times. Yet, it's also one of the more well-rounded superhero origin films - with a beginning, middle and open end that efficiently sets itself up.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/5 No Score Yet Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz (2018) The blending of innocence and the world of words with modern casualness and the laziness of expression through emojis is what works best for this lighthearted romance.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Pad Man (2018) Padman is sanitised and sweet, and its message is not just to encourage the use of sanitary pads, but that with the right motivation, imagination and a whole lot of patience you can solve problems with ingenuity.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 No Score Yet Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (2017) There's only so much Fadnavis - who works so hard to deliver a sincere performance - and her two portly leading men, can do to distract us from all the flaws.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
86% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman has already bagged the Golden Globe for his performance, and it is he who elevates Darkest Hour beyond Wright's stuffy, sluggish and stagy filmmaking into a reflective and passable drama.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
No Score Yet Junooniyat (2016) There's no point in expecting to find sense in this schmaltzy story.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet 1921 (2018) Khan and Kundra put on their most sincere faces and you genuinely believe they want to get out of this situation alive. But it's hard for the audience to keep a straight face as Bhatt's screenplay bumps along from ghostly to ghastly.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
No Score Yet Kaalakaandi (2018) Kaalakaandi is an inconsistent but madcap film, with a couple of terrific performances.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
88% The Post (2018) It may be set in the past, but The Post is a timely and urgent tale for the present.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
No Score Yet Hindi Medium (2017) Hindi Medium is obviously playing to the gallery. It makes you laugh, it makes you think, but its one-note characters and black-and-white divisions mean that while it makes the grade, the film is no topper.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Half Girlfriend (2017) Half Girlfriend is strictly for fans of the book or the two leads, because at best it's quarter tolerable.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) With The Last Jedi, Johnson finds that sweet spot of reverentially seeing out the old to firmly make way for a new, perhaps final, space odyssey.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
60% Monsoon Shootout (2013) Although Kumar's film is emotionally wanting, it is technically accomplished and skilfully engaging.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
2.5/5 71% Gurgaon (2017) I was gasping and willing for the characters to make different choices, to think, to be smarter. But Raman's film is not about the comfortable. It's very much about unearthing and facing the ugly truth, and that's a rather bitter pill.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
4/5 94% Casino Royale (2006) Bond is back. Bond is beefy. And the new Bond is blond. Daniel Craig has comfort ably slipped into the tuxedo, size 007, and left audiences shaken and stirred.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
0% Great Grand Masti (2016) Indeed, if there's one remarkable thing about this film, it's that Shivdasani, Deshmukh and Oberoi see merit in reprising their parts as lascivious men driven by under-serviced libidos and invest those roles with such energy and commitment.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
No Score Yet Fredrick (2016) Butalia's laborious storytelling punctures the thriller narrative by the mistimed interjection of songs, which are all picturized similarly - a man wandering lost and confused on mountainsides.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
50% Freaky Ali (2016) The casting of an irritating range of characters, and terrible performances by Jackson, Arora and Dheer add to the feeling that you are walking 18 holes in the blazing sun with a heavy golf bag on your shoulder.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
No Score Yet Fever (2016) Fever will not have you at the edge of the seat but keep you suspended -- in disbelief -- that stories like this get funding and actors agree to work on them.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2017
3/5 80% Dear Maya (2017) Dear Maya is a surprisingly satisfactory watch, mainly for the winsome performances and Bhatnagar's ability to deliver an immersive experience.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Dear Dad (2016) There's only so much the actors can do with a script that started off boldly but blinked when it mattered most.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
No Score Yet Fukrey Returns (2017) Theoretically, a sequel offers up the opportunity to fix the flaws of part one and strengthen the story. In reality, this is unlikely to happen when your source material was unworthy of a follow up.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
100% Budhia Singh: Born To Run (2016) The drama builds nicely.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
No Score Yet Beiimaan Love (2016) As the last scene ends, the following phrase comes up on screen: 'Never take a woman for granted'. A noble sentiment, but in filmmaking one should not take the script, screenplay or craft for granted either.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Tera Intezaar (2017) Sunny Leone works hard to show she's got acting skills in a film where the only performer who can trump her is Sudha Chandran. The chemistry between Leone and Khan is as palpable as an ice cube on a frozen lake.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2017
100% The House Next Door (Aval) (2017) The House Next Door is very well crafted and a commendable addition to the genre.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
86% Secret Superstar (2017) More than the story, which leans on several tropes and clichés, it's the graph of the characters and the performances that elevate the emotion. ‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) From the get-go, Villeneuve paints Blade Runner 2049 in his unique style. This is a rare, unhurried, futuristic film, much like Villeneuve's Arrival - philosophical and meditative.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
No Score Yet Jugni (2016) Jugni has a lot of sparkle but not enough firepower.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
No Score Yet Zubaan (2016) The narrative moves with greater energy and conviction in the post-interval portions. Zubaan is about aspiration, ambition and the dark direction life can take. ‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
No Score Yet Love Games (2016) Love Games aims to shock, but it's only shockingly bad.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
No Score Yet Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Shubh Mangal Savdhan) (2017) It's ironic that in a film about erectile dysfunction the story should go flaccid in the climax.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
17% Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) Ideas are too superficially addressed in Jab Harry Met Sejal, a 143-minute tour of Europe, which is 100 minutes too long.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
No Score Yet Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) Qureshi and Saleem can do little with the limited material and unimaginative direction.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
86% A Death in the Gunj (2016) While the characters from A Death in the Gunj don't stay with you, the melancholy and mood linger on.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Gunn's script works overtime to repeat the crazy fun of the first part, but the plot lines in Vol 2 are clumsily manufactured.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
100% Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) A film that is large on emotion, drama, and action with a few extravagant battle scenes, some flying ships and SS Rajamouli's flights of fancy.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
61% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) While there are tense scenes and earnest storytelling, something seems to have been lost in screenwriter Angela Workman's adaptation of Ackerman's book. The distilled story feels superficial and clichéd.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
52% The Boss Baby (2017) How can a film with a baby in a suit not be cute in parts? But that's all it is -- cute in parts.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
36% The Great Wall (2017) You can only surmise that there must have been a fat pay cheque for the Oscar-nominated actor to be a part of something so undercooked and soulless.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
38% Befikre (2016) When the comedy works, it's because Ranveer Singh knows how to work it. His goofy charm and display or sculpted physique are the two consistent aspects of Bekifre.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
40% Office Christmas Party (2016) As unimaginative as its title, Office Christmas Party starts strong but declines into nonsense.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
22% Inferno (2016) Inferno is a strained attempt to capitalise on Robert Langdon's popularity and a far cry from the fast-paced and edge-of-the-seat stuff we have come to expect from the Brown-Howard-Hanks combine.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Pete's Dragon is perfect family viewing, and it might just want to make you want your own dragon friend.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
74% Ghostbusters (2016) The result is a fun, feminist reboot that focuses on the actors' strengths and chemistry without ever appearing to provide a forced gender commentary.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
58% Bad Moms (2016) Bad Moms is a little satirical, a little ironic, a tiny bit feminist and mostly like a high school chick flick set around mothers of two.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The balance between wit, irreverence, philosophy, blockbuster tropes and action is deft, but if only the plot had been more convincing.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
16% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) While the animation is topnotch, and there's enough for young audiences, the accompanying adults them might find this course a slog.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Kinetic at times, colourful and with scattered humour, The Secret Life Of Pets is a treat for children, but offers no great insights into the secret life of pets.‐ Livemint
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016