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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Madam Chief Minister (2021) Ronak Kotecha Madam Chief Minister gets our vote for being an entertaining political drama, set in the crime-infested corridors of power. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
4.5/5 Soul (2020) Neil Soans 'Soul' is another landmark film from Disney Pixar, likely to sweep next year's animated film awards. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
4.5/5 Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Metaphorical and melancholic, Céline Sciamma's masterpiece is a slow burn period romance that takes its time to draw you in. But once it does, there's no looking back. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2.5/5 Tribhanga: Tedhi Medhi Crazy (2021) Renuka Vyavahare The idea behind the movie is inspirational but ideas aren't enough unless they make for a riveting viewing experience. If you haven't, watch Shahane's Rita instead. EDIT
Posted Jan 20, 2021
3/5 The Secret Garden (2020) Ronak Kotecha All the characters and all of it is in service of a very workable script that tries too hard to make us believe in the magic of the garden - something that should come naturally, anyway. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/5 The Croods: A New Age (2020) Ronak Kotecha The Croods: A New Age scores on many counts with its overtly imaginative plot, top-class animation and amusing characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/5 Kaagaz (2021) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Kaagaz could have been the go-to movie for those seeking a burst of inspiration, but it ends up being a uni-dimensional masterclass on one man's acting prowess. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3/5 Maara (2021) M Suganth ...an ending that doesn't leave you on a high that the initial moments promised. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/5 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019) Archika Khurana Despite all the good intentions and a talented cast, Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi fails to make the desired impact and eventually turns out to be an average family entertainer. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/5 Coolie No. 1 (2020) Ronak Kotecha The film's music is catchy and the songs are well-shot with all the shenanigans of a grand Bollywood potboiler in place. It makes for a good watch, but the 'Mirchi lagi' song deserved a much better remake. Oh, and that's true for the film as well. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
3.5/5 Naan (2012) N Venkateswaran It is to Alfred Hitchcock that [Director Sankar] pays homage to in his first movie. The thriller, which also has musician Vijay Antony making his debut, takes the audience on a "strangers on a bus" tour and boy, it is some ride. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2020
3/5 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Ronak Kotecha Despite all its excellent performances, the film doesn't quite deliver as a lightheaded yet heartwarming take on a classic tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
2/5 Hard Kill (2020) Ronak Kotecha Bruce Willis cannot save this bland actioner... EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 The Secrets We Keep (2020) Neil Soans Film buffs will be able to identify the foreshadowing that makes the climax slightly predictable but the performances and premise make The Secrets We Keep a reasonably entertaining watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 Come Away (2020) Ronak Kotecha Angelina Jolie is at her usual best playing a grieving mother with restraint and poise, but it is David Oyelowo's fatherly emotions that will touch your heart. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Ronak Kotecha Overall, WW84 is a clean and wholesome mass entertainer that dutifully ticks all the boxes. From action and adventure to drama and emotions, it's all here to pull the audience back to the big screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
2/5 Varma (2020) M Suganth Already let down by the writing, the actors hardly manage to breathe life into their characters. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
1/5 Irandam Kuththu (2020) M Suganth If the plot follows the template set by the first film, everything else sinks to lower depths than what we witnessed in that one. EDIT
Posted Dec 28, 2020
2.5/5 Naanga Romba Busy (2020) Sruthi Raman Set against the demonetisation period of 2016, the theme of the film lends itself well to the genre. The film, however, does not quite hit the mark. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2020
2/5 Quota (2020) M Suganth Quota is yet another film where you find plenty of earnestness but very little of everything else. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/5 Middle Class Melodies (2020) Neeshita Nyayapati Middle Class Melodies and the tale it tells of an underdog is one as old as time. But it's also as comforting as some delicious Bombay chutney made with love, which makes it worth watching. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2020
2.5/5 Durgamati: The Myth (2020) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Durgamati does have a lesson or two to impart but the narrative and its storytelling technique is so bland that it slips through the cracks. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
2.5/5 Yen Peyar Anandhan (2020) M Suganth The film's ideology seems pretty narrow. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3.5/5 Bheemasena Nalamaharaja (2020) Sunayana Suresh While there are those fun moments, the story has a lot more emotions in store too and can prove to be a commendable one-time watch for the family at home. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 Love (2020) Anjana George Love is a thriller that transports you. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2020
3/5 Andhaghaaram (2020) V Lakshmi Edwin Sakay's camera (the first few frames help establish the mood of the film beautifully), Rembon Balraj's art production (Arjun's single-room house is straight out of mafia movies, but the red set-up makes it eerie. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
2/5 Biscoth (2020) M Suganth At best, the film gives the feel of a skit. This is especially true when Kannan gives us the stories that Janaki narrates as Raja's imagination. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2020
2/5 Anebala (2020) Vinay Lokesh There is an attempt to promote rural sports and basically all things rural. However, the story line fails to keep the viewer captivated. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 ACT 1978 (2020) Sunayana Suresh The film hits home hard in a way that is a lot subtler than a film dealing with wrong doings in the system, which is commendable. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Luv Ni Love Storys (2020) Shruti Jambhekar A perfect family drama with a strong focus on different hues of love. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
1/5 Ibhrat (2020) Rishabh Deb Lack of vision and shoddy execution make this film a mishmash of randomness. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
3.5/5 Golkeri (2020) Shreya Iyer The beauty lies in its simple yet effective narrative and in giving a fresh perspective to the effervescent rom-com genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
1.5/5 BomBhaat (2020) Neeshita Nyayapati Bombhaat shows glimpses of the potential it has when it turns tables on the damsel-in-distress trope... Sadly it fails to rise above its sloppy treatment and explore it. The cast feels wasted, so does the opportunity. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
2.5/5 Mane Number 13 (2020) Sunayana Suresh Mane Number 13 can be watched of you're in the mood for some good old fashioned frights without any excessive expectations of being surprised. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2020
2/5 Nishabdham (2020) M Suganth [Nishabdham] is meant to be a whodunit, but the moment you get the plot points, the film stops being one. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
2.5/5 LAW (2018) Sunayana Suresh The film is two hours in length and that seems fine. The problem lies with the fact that the narrative seems to hold back and lacks that edge to match the twists in this crime thriller. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 () Sunayana Suresh French Biriyani does not promise any big message to preach, nor does it boast star power in the cast. But, if a fun watch to laugh at some very Bengaluru jokes is what you seek, this will interest you. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 () Sunayana Suresh A well conceived film that is a breath of fresh air from the usual stories that one gets to see. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 Mayabazar 2016 (2020) Sunayana Suresh Debutant director Radhakrishna Reddy has woven a fun comic thriller that uses this very subject as the basis, and it ends up being a fun watch. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/5 Hellaro (2019) Abhimanyu Mishra A simple story told in a powerful way, dialogues that hit you hard and music with a lasting effect are well supported by brilliant performances. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 Relic (2020) Ronak Kotecha Director and co-writer Natalie Erika James keeps it a slow-burn with the family's relationship dynamics playing a major role in building up the narrative. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 Trolls World Tour (2020) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Once again, 'Trolls Word Tour' reiterates what we have known all along but some of us chose to ignore or may have forgotten: music is the universal language of the universe. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
2.5/5 Most Wanted (2020) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha Olivier has said that if not for Victor Malarek, he may never have returned to Canada or be able to tell his side of the story. Unfortunately, none of these sentiments shine through in its visual representation. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 Come Play (2020) Ronak Kotecha Overall, it's a strictly serviceable horror saga that chooses characters over chaos, killings and cringy special effects. If you're game, come play. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Neil Soans The story has some potential with interesting themes on human greed and sacrifice when all else is lost. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 Antebellum (2020) Ronak Kotecha The juxtaposition of this new-age discrimination with the abject cruelty of the past is thrillingly depicted with elements of suspense and drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 Bittersweet (2020) Mihir Bhanage If meaningful cinema is on your agenda, Ananth Mahadevan's film could be just what you needed. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
4/5 Sir (2018) Renuka Vyavahare Director Rohena Gera's... comprises exquisite moments. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 () Sreeparna Sengupta Ludo has some moments that sparkle, some that are edgy, quirky and stay with you, but also some indulgent ones and some that seem pointless and unconvincing...ultimately Ludo tries to make a larger point about not judging anyone for the choices they make. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 Chhalaang (2020) Ronak Kotecha On the whole, director Hansal Mehta gets the setting quite right with a lot of detailing. But with more conviction in execution and writing, this one could've hit it out of the park. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020