Hindustan Times

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Rating Title/Year Author
Republic (2021) Haricharan Pudipeddi Sai Dharam Tej's film is a relevant political drama about our corrupt system. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2021
Ravening (2019) Rohan Naahar Deliberately designed to throw you off the scent, Aamis is a deeply romantic movie about food that gives Eat Drink Man Woman a different meaning altogether. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2021
No Time to Die (2021) Rohan Naahar Daniel Craig's final James Bond film is a tragic melodrama masquerading as a muscular action picture. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2021
Jungle Cruise (2021) Rohan Naahar The Pirates of the Caribbean hangover is so strong with Jungle Cruise that it almost makes you wonder if Dwayne Johnson swiped Captain Jack Sparrow's stash of rum and had himself a jolly old time before filming. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2021
Intrusion (2021) Rohan Naahar More than a home invasion thriller, Intrusion is actually a relationship drama disguised behind a balaclava. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2021
Old (2021) Rohan Naahar Nobody can accuse M Night Shyamalan of pulling punches, but what if viewers are the ones being punched? EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2021
Ankahi Kahaniya (2021) Rohan Naahar Abhishek Chaubey needs to get out of director jail ASAP; his short film in the new Netflix anthology is head and shoulders above the rest. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2021
Free Guy (2021) Rohan Naahar For all its perceived criticism of corporations and committee-driven creativity, Free Guy is, and let us not forget this, a wannabe franchise-starter starring a man who exclusively works within the studio system. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2021
Thalaivii (2021) Monika Rawal Kukreja The Kangana Ranaut-starrer is packed with solid performances and an attention to period detail, but is let down by its length and an incomplete-feeling story. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2021
The Voyeurs (2021) Rohan Naahar The Voyeurs' erotic stylings and vaguely trashy European vibe prevent it from ever becoming more than what it is - a sub-standard morality tale about mass-dependence on technology. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Rohan Naahar It's a Marvel film for a Gen-Z crowd, ashamed of the more archaic avenues that the franchise has previously walked down, but also willing to engage with and ultimately embrace woke-minded alternatives. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
Black Widow (2021) Rohan Naahar Black Widow achieves the unthinkable and dethrones Thor: The Dark World as the worst film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
F9 The Fast Saga (2021) Rohan Naahar Years from now, F9 will settle into its position as the Fast & Furious franchise's forgotten entry - Rock-less, ridiculous, and ultimately irredeemable. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2021
Chehre (2021) Monika Rawal Kukreja Amitabh Bachchan-Emraan Hashmi's thriller resorts to preachy theatrics and wastes a good idea. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2021
Reminiscence (2021) Rohan Naahar A hodgepodge of genres and tones, Reminiscence commits the cardinal sin of being so uninteresting that it basically invites the viewer to fondly recall the older movies that it brazenly rips off. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2021
Cruella (2021) Rohan Naahar An overblown and unnecessary waste of $200 million, Disney's Cruella encapsulates everything that is wrong with modern studio moviemaking and the IP-driven approach that the Mouse House is responsible for cultivating. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
The Green Knight (2021) Rohan Naahar A feminist retelling of a pagan fable, a deconstruction of masculinity, and a revisionist take on the hero's journey, The Green Knight is among the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
The Father (2020) Rohan Naahar Watching The Father feels like watching a particularly good episode of Black Mirror, without any of the tech paranoia. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2021
Bellbottom (2021) Monika Rawal Kukreja Akshay Kumar makes a strong case for bringing the audiences back to the theatres in Ranjit M Tewari's spy thriller... EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2021
Sweet Girl (2021) Rohan Naahar Jason Momoa's bland Netflix thriller is bludgeoned to death by one of the most bonkers plot twists in recent memory. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) Rohan Naahar If the original Space Jam was the natural culmination of 90s excess, then Space Jam 2 is a movie befitting of the apocalyptic environment in which it has been released. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2021
The Great Indian Kitchen (2021) Haricharan Pudipeddi The Great Indian Kitchen has to be the most powerful film on patriarchy in recent years and it makes for a very important watch. Its lead actor Nimisha Sajayan is unbelievably convincing. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2021
Shershaah (2021) Rohan Naahar Smartly choreographed action, a reverent tone, and Sidharth Malhotra's sincere performance can't make up for Vishnu Varadhan's uneven direction and Kiara Advani's jarring accent. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2021
Beckett (2021) Rohan Naahar Beckett might seem like a run-of-the-mill man-on-the-run thriller, but like its protagonist, it evolves as it goes along - always inventive, but never implausible. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2021
CODA (2021) Rohan Naahar Coda isn't merely a feel-good movie; it's the pinnacle of a new wave of post-Donald Trump cinema that can only be described as 'happycore'. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2021
The Suicide Squad (2021) Rohan Naahar The Suicide Squad is a self-contained exercise in maximalist storytelling, the likes of which we see only rarely. It might be the most deviant-minded mainstream superhero movie since Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2021
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021) Rohan Naahar Chris Rock's Saw reboot has the look and feel of a moderately-budgeted Mountain Dew commercial. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2021
Vivo (2021) Rohan Naahar Vivo works because it's earnest; and it doesn't alienate adults in the manner that so many other animated films targeted at kids seem to. EDIT
Posted Aug 5, 2021
Mimi (2021) Soumya Srivastava As ordinary as Mimi may be, what makes it even more disappointing is Utekar's unwillingness to do more with the potent subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2021
In the Heights (2021) Rohan Naahar A story about gentrification told with a spirit of gentle rebellion, In the Heights is a joyous ode to both movies and the physical act of going to watch them. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2021
Wrath of Man (2021) Rohan Naahar It's a testament to Ritchie's raging lunacy as a filmmaker that he waited to make this - a film about a man avenging the (violent) death of his son - after he had five children of his own. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2021
Malik (2021) Rohan Naahar Fahadh Faasil's sprawling epic bites off more than it can chew, but leaves you to mull over some important ideas. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2021
The Vigil (2019) Rohan Naahar To conjure claustrophobia, director Keith Thomas relies less on the haunted house setting and more on the inherent discomfort of being born inside a fringe group. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2021
Haseen Dillruba (2021) Rohan Naahar Netflix India acquires bad films on an almost monthly basis, but this - a cartoonish cautionary tale about the perils of arranged marriage - is among the most disappointing. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
The Tomorrow War (2021) Rohan Naahar The Tomorrow War is no Edge of Tomorrow, but it's a lot like its star -- goofy, good-natured, and desperate to be liked, despite its problems. Don't burst its bubble. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2021
Suruli (2020) Haricharan Pudipeddi Karthik Subbaraj tried to pull a Kabali with Dhanush but he disappoints big time with his new film... EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Chaman Bahaar (2020) Rohan Naahar It's unusual for a film to open with a deleted scene. It is even more unusual for it to be based on a wildly inappropriate premise that unfolds without a hint of irony, but somehow, Chaman Bahaar manages to do both. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Sherni (2021) Rohan Naahar Sherni is part satire of Indian bureaucracy and part understated call to action for conservation -- of animals, of nature, and most importantly, of our shared humanity. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2021
Luca (2021) Rohan Naahar Unlike Soul, and so many other recent Pixar films, Luca isn't aiming for photorealism; it's the rare cartoon movie that looks and feels like a cartoon movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2021
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021) Rohan Naahar Those Who Wish Me Dead doesn't outstay its welcome; like its star, it's lean, mean, and glistening in Hollywood sheen. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021) Rohan Naahar If there was ever a film that was given a free pass because we are in the throes of a pandemic, it's Mortal Kombat - a movie so sloppy that surviving it almost requires a vaccination of its own. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2021
Army Of The Dead (2021) Rohan Naahar The writing in director Zack Snyder's films, especially when he insists on doing it himself, is more lifeless than any zombie that he has ever put on screen. His heart remains, as always, is in the right place. But his storytelling gets in the way. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2021
Sardar Ka Grandson (2021) Rohan Naahar In the new Netflix film, Arjun Kapoor plays a one-man Samjhauta Express named after a Murthal dhaba. He is joined by Neena Gupta, who is wasted in more ways than one. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2021
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (2021) Soumya Srivastava ...yet another cringeworthy watch. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar (2020) Monika Rawal Kukreja ...a two-hour snooze-fest that lay on the shelf for too long... EDIT
Posted May 17, 2021
The Woman in the Window (2021) Rohan Naahar Amy Adams' six Academy Award nominations count for nothing as she flails about with a script as empty as the house in which her character is trapped. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2021
Milestone (2020) Rohan Naahar Meel Patthar, at just 97 minutes long, captures the mood of an entire nation - all the conflict, the fear, and the paranoia. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
The Disciple (2020) Rohan Naahar The Disciple is a demanding film, but one can't help but feel that it is another creative leap for a new master-in-the-making. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2021
Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021) Rohan Naahar I can imagine baffled Boomers tuning into Without Remorse and contemplating legal action. EDIT
Posted Apr 29, 2021
Stowaway (2021) Rohan Naahar Netflix's new space drama is a film about folks who go on a daring mission to find oxygen to save others, while those in charge leave them in the lurch. Gut-wrenchingly relevant. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2021