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Udita Jhunjhunwala

Udita Jhunjhunwala
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 14% Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) The main feature is a bloated narrative that skirts almost three hours.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/5 83% Love Sonia (2017) When the two-hour viewing ends, one feels the need to take a deep, deep breath.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
1.5/5 33% Paltan (2018) Paltan is more testosterone and male ego than strategy or drama and, surprisingly, it's tentative even in its jingoism.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
1/5 17% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) If you delete the many superfluous scenes from YPD3, you would be left with a 90-minute film, and even that would be 90 minutes too long.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 11% Satyameva Jayate (2018) Whether he is making a macabre charcoal painting or bursting out of a tyre or thrashing a shocked cop John Abraham does it all with sincerity.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
44% Dhadak (2018) Within the ambit of Bollywood, Dhadak is a watchable film that goes beyond the initial curiosity factor to stand on its own legs.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 80% Haraamkhor (2015) I didn't feel for any of the characters and I was let down by this emotional disinterest.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2018
3.5/5 No Score Yet Poorna (2017) Poorna Malavath's story is well documented. The film handles that with reverence and sensitivity.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2018
2.5/5 63% Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) The film's flaw is that it's trying to say too much and doing so at such a painful pace that much of a good intention is lost in execution.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
82% Deadpool 2 (2018) His jibber-jabber gets tiresome after a while, however, and irreverent, subversive and shocking humour is funny only upto a point. After which, the grand action scenes aside, it feels like a pattern: Offend. Kill. Make an inside Marvel joke. Repeat.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Hope Aur Hum (2018) Even at a 90-minute running time, Hope Aur Hum gets gawky and humdrum. There are some sweet and fun moments, though, especially in the family banter.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
84% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War is relentless action and entertainment, packed with super-heroes, super-heroines, superpowers and a super cliffhanger.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
2.5/5 65% Beyond the Clouds (2018) The effect of a lack of cohesion eschews the very emotional gravitas Beyond the Clouds works so hard to achieve.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Missing (2018) The inadvertent humour aside, one of the primary flaws in Missing is that the story peaks too early. If you are well schooled in the genre, you can see one major diversionary tactic early on.‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
67% Hichki (2018) At times Hichki feels too righteous...Fortunately the story is strongly underlined by the instances of the resourcefulness of the students and the idea that education should not be a one-size-fits-all concept.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
50% Pari (2018) Pari is technically competent, and Prosit Roy receives production support in plenty. The costumes, hair and make -up, and background music being noteworthy....but themes of good versus evil and love limits this film's appeal to the loyal viewer.‐ Scroll.in
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
1.5/5 No Score Yet Veerey Ki Wedding (2018) The message, if there is one, is that sometimes you need a brave man willing to use his fists to fight off bad elements in society. Deepa Bakshi and Dilip Shukla's story provides the basis for the direction and production - musty and hollow. ‐ Firstpost
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
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
97% 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
92% 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
84% 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
87% 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
100% 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 40% 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
88% 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
80% 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
60% 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