The Hindu

The Hindu is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Namrata Joshi, Rahul Desai
Rating Title/Year Author
The Sky Is Pink (2012) Kennith Rosario It's such a pity that the film has a powerful true story as its source material, yet its sole obsession is to make you either laugh or cry. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Namrata Joshi Through the peephole of Lorene Scafaria's camera, a world pirouetting on and catering to the male gratification becomes a joyous playground for women's empowerment. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (2019) Namrata Joshi The film remains bathed in somnolence and insipidness, making even the most ardent admirers bored and stiff. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Zoya Factor (2019) Namrata Joshi The ditzy manner of the impeccably clad Sonam Kapoor works only up to a point and becomes pesky when stretched over two hours. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Section 375 (2019) Kennith Rosario Thriving in grey areas initially, Section 375 ultimately emerges as a deeply disturbing and injudicious film. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Mission Mangal (2019) Namrata Joshi Ultimately it's a consummate Vidya Balan who rises above everything else and, thankfully, makes Mission Mangal all about a good-hearted matriarch instead of a patronising patriarch. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil (2019) Rahul Desai On paper, JKBAD (acronym intact) is just another movie affected by life. But what Keluskar has really created is life, infected by the movies. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Bakrid (2019) Srinivasa Ramanujam The intentions are clear (and noble too) -Bakrid wants to be a moving tale - but the results are middling. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
Batla House (2019) Namrata Joshi Batla House is a needlessly convoluted and garbled interpretation of the 2008 encounter case which entirely sides with the police. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Deborah Cornelious Quentin Tarantino's nostalgic cinema trip might be long-winded but comes together in a heady climax. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Jabariya Jodi (2019) Deborah Cornelious Painfully preachy, without an ounce of unpredictability. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) Srinivasa Ramanujam This Tamil remake of Pink not only discusses society's collective gaze on women, but also gives us uniformly excellent performances from its lead cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Nandini Ramnath Khandaani Shafakhana may have a laudable message at its core, but gets bogged down by it's own overly righteous attempt to "educate." EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Ash Is Purest White (2018) Namrata Joshi An intimate story of romance, betrayal and loss gets framed against the sweeping, epic backdrop of radical, socio-economic changes in China. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Namrata Joshi Eventually it's the trio of Nietzsche-quoting Johnson, deadpan Statham and lightening quick Kirby that holds things in good stead, sparring off and squabbling with each other in just the right measure. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Arjun Patiala (2019) Namrata Joshi Arjun Patiala feels like a Punjabi film masquerading as a Bollywood one. The humour is deliberately rough and rustic and the filmmaking clunky. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) Namrata Joshi Some moments turn out unintentionally laughable, and it all ends in a totally convenient and clumsy reveal that we anyhow saw coming. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Namrata Joshi It's the soundtrack and the star voices - both in the English and the Hindi versions - that bring things alive, specially in some throwaway light moments, like a affianced-betrothed wordplay or a hornbill vs woodpecker debate. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
Raatchasi (2019) Srinivasa Ramanujam Raatchasi wants to package tonnes of information and characters in its limited time, and ends up making little impact. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Gorilla (2019) Srinivasa Ramanujam Gorilla left us feeling a bit like we were caught in the cage that the animal was found in. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
Super 30 (2019) Namrata Joshi A salutary cause and an inspirational story about the triumph of the underdog doesn't necessarily make an engaging film. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Malaal (2019) Namrata Joshi It's not just the love that feels inorganic, there's something sanitised about the larger universe of the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
House Owner (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur Lakshmy Ramakrishnan weaves in a heartwarming tale about love, showing remarkable refinement in terms of her craft. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Deborah Cornelious Unfortunately, this is a major miss in The Conjuring universe. But in typical Hollywood fashion, this won't slow the franchise down: there are already two more films to look forward to. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
Article 15 (2019) Namrata Joshi A compelling film on the journey of its lead Ayan, but it's one of the smaller characters, Nishad, whose tale now needs to be told urgently as an accompanying piece. EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
Kabir Singh (2019) Namrata Joshi If this is the great idea of man-woman dynamics, if this is a "hatke" love story, well just tell me another one. End of rant! EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
Game Over (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur Game Over is a unique, ambitious, unsettling film that is a marvellous achievement in the psychological horror genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Bharat (2019) Namrata Joshi Bharat is way too ponderous and plodding. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Deborah Cornelious Since Disney is determined to continue on the live-action remake warpath, we can only hope they'll do a better job with the upcoming The Lion King. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
India's Most Wanted (2019) Kennith Rosario With a pernicious depiction of Islam and terrorism, India's Most Wanted is a bland thriller. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
De De Pyaar De (2019) Kennith Rosario The film's craft adds to its staleness and anachronistic feel. As much as the film wants to be an iconoclast, it reinstates the same conservatism it pretends to take down. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Deborah Cornelious Despite its weak story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu entertains with great visuals and a hilarious protagonist. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Student of the Year 2 (2019) Namrata Joshi Despite the fresh, young faces at the centre, a staleness looms large over SOTY2. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
UglyDolls (2019) Kennith Rosario All good intentions come to naught with a messy narrative and garish visuals in Ugly Dolls. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Blank (2019) Namrata Joshi Blank eventually doesn't rise above being a stilted "bad Muslim" narrative. It's yet another film that plays on Islamophobia... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Kennith Rosario The calculative narrative regurgitates old tropes of Hollywood's canine films... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Deborah Cornelious The series may be over but the Avengers' magic will live on. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Deborah Cornelious ...tragically predictable and boring. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Jersey (2019) Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Gowtam Tinnanuri presents an endearing sports drama backed by strong performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Kalank (2019) Namrata Joshi The excesses - be it the protracted length, the over-the-top lines, the wordplay, use of metaphors or the constant repartee between lovers - bore rather fast. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
The Tashkent Files (2019) Kennith Rosario With no conviction and utter confusion, the film is evidently more drama than reality. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Majili (2019) Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Shiva Nirvana gets Naga Chaitanya to put forth his career-best performance. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Deborah Cornelious It paves the way for a future franchise that will be just as enjoyable, if not more, as the rest of the DC offering. Just fix the CGI first, please. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Us (2019) Kennith Rosario The slasher-horror aspect of Us, by no means, is groundbreaking or innovative. But one would do the film great disservice by simply viewing it as a genre film. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Namrata Joshi Trying to find too much logic here is totally futile. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Notebook (2019) Namrata Joshi A breathtaking setting and some adorable children can't rescue the flavourless romance that is Notebook. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Super Deluxe (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur If Super Deluxe is what you get from a filmmaker who was in exile, then you don't mind waiting a few years from now till he comes up with his next eccentric film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Deborah Cornelious Where Dumbo unravels at the seams is its very poorly constructed narrative. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Lucifer (2019) S. R. Praveen Lucifer is almost a diehard Mohanlal fan's fantasy come true, but unfortunately it fails to rise above that. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
To Let (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur To Let is a careful manifestation of art cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019