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Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Kavaludaari (2019) Sunayana Suresh Kavaludaari is a well-written tale that unfolds at its own pace. It is devoid of most of the trappings of commercial cinema, which gives it a breath of fresh air. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Neil Soans Those who get scared easily will get spooked anyway; those who want more from their horror films will be left craving for that. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/5 Kalank (2019) Rachit Gupta What's fresh about Kalank is the treatment. This period drama is mounted on a lavish scale and whether it's the sets or the costumes, everything about the film brings the grandeur alive. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 () Rachit Gupta All its sensational content is relevant and important social issues are highlighted, too. But, the storytelling effort is half-baked and lacks the finesse that such a heavy-duty film requires. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
3/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Neil Soans Although the harrowing setup is squandered as not enough time is spent on character development, the very nature of this story is unsettling enough to compel you to see it through, helped by its taut run-time, and one terrifying cat. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/5 Hellboy (2019) Neil Soans Despite McShane and Harbour's best efforts, this exhaustive 'end-of-the-world' story is unable to raise as much hell as it should. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Ronak Kotecha For a film on wrestlers, there aren't too many actual fight scenes, but as an entertainer, it delivers a knockout punch and wrestles its way to your heart. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Neil Soans The screenplay never falls prey to melodrama, and the usual genre tropes are acknowledged, then promptly downplayed. The stakes are relatively lower than what we're used to, and yet crucial enough within this film. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Renuka Vyavahare The script might have looked interesting on paper with its share of dramatic twists. However, flawed execution, lacklustre storytelling, languid pace and far-fetched writing, makes this one a tad hard to embrace. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Majili (2019) Suhas Yellpantula As Majili plays out, you sympathise with the protagonist, feel his angst and relate to his pain. The film has enough in it to keep you glued to the screen, and despite the ill-timed songs and unnecessary fights, Majili is worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 The Strangers (2008) Nikhat Kazmi This one's a neat little chiller that creates fear out of the familiar: dark corners in the room, peepholes that show masked figures, walls that are incessantly battered with loud knocks, glass panes that reflect strange images. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2019
3/5 Notebook (2019) Rachit Gupta The highlights of Notebook are the cinematography by Manoj Kumar Khatoi and the performances by Zaheer and Pranutan. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Lucifer (2019) Sanjith Sidhardhan Lucifer is a mass entertainer that is sure to please the fans and has enough going for to make it an engaging thriller as well. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Five Feet Apart (2019) Neil Soans Five Feet Apart manages to be engaging due to its performances, and is more than likely to pull on heartstrings in some unexpected places. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Ronak Kotecha Overall, it's a harmless family entertainer for children of all ages. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Junglee (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Watch Junglee for its spellbinding action, cute elephants and gorgeous jungles. Such an adventurous and brave attempt is rare in Hindi cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
2.5/5 Faster (2010) Nikhat Kazmi You kind of lose concentration with all the comings and goings. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
3.5/5 Clash of the Titans (2010) Nikhat Kazmi All this is nail-biting, popcorn- gobbling stuff. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
4/5 To Let (2019) M Suganth To Let manages to hold you in its grip and provides a moving experience. It effectively captures the emotional turmoil involved in vacating and moving to a different house for a segment of the society. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Kesari (2019) Rachit Gupta With technical brilliance, intricate writing and thundering performances, Kesari is a loud war cry that evokes strong feelings of patriotism and it also wrenches your heart with its climactic tragedy. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3.5/5 () Renuka Vyavahare Don't go looking for logic and you will have a blast watching Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 Photograph (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Photograph isn't a perfect shot and is lured by exquisite nothingness but it's intriguing and takes you back in time. Like love and life, it's uncertain and hopeful. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3.5/5 Wonder Park (2019) Zeenia Baria With summer holidays on the anvil, this is an ideal watch for kids. And who knows, you might just enjoy the ride as well. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 () Thinkal Menon The screenplay falters as the story progresses. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3.5/5 Badla (2019) Rachit Gupta Even the seasoned genre faithfuls will agree that Badla offers a creative and thrilling end to a captivating mystery. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Neil Soans By now, MCU fans know the drill: stick around for the end credits, and you will not be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3.5/5 Yajamana (2019) Sunayana Suresh Yajamana is definitely a must-watch for fans of commercial cinema. It has all the necessary masala and also manages to slip in a message towards the end of the film. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
3.5/5 Luka Chuppi (2019) Ronak Kotecha Luka Chuppi is a fun ride that never gets too preachy or uncomfortable for the family audience. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 The World of Goopi and Bagha (2013) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha The film is actually a refreshing take on that subject, presented from the standpoint of two naïve, yet loveable musicians. The best part about the film is how relevant it is to our current scenario. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/5 Sonchiraiya (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Gripping, tense and unpredictable, despite being a slow-burn western, Chaubey's period thriller makes for a riveting watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
3.5/5 Lalgudi Karuppiah Gandhi (2019) M Suganth The only misstep is a force-fitted romantic angle that is thankfully cut short as soon as it begins. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2.5/5 N.T.R: Mahanayakudu (2019) Suhas Yellpantula As far as political biopics go, NTR:Mahanayakudu falls way short of expectations. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
2/5 Total Dhamaal (2019) Ronak Kotecha Given the ensemble cast, this film had the potential to be a comic roller coaster ride. However, the fact that the film is slapstick is not a problem, what brings it down is poor writing and execution. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 Gully Boy (2019) Rachit Gupta This is a film that deserves an encore. And in true rap style, let's just say...Yeh Gully Boy hard hai bhai! EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2019
3/5 Running Shaadi (2017) Reza Noorani While there may not be much of a Shaadi, there's definitely a lot of fun running around that you may want to check out. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
3.5/5 The Wife (2017) Neil Soans It's a timely discussion indeed, and if that's not enticing enough, the masterclass on acting by Glenn Close will certainly convince you to watch 'The Wife. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/5 Cold Pursuit (2019) Rachit Gupta This one's a refreshingly cool black-comedy that does wonders for the genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2.5/5 Yatra (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur A viewer is bound to be disappointed with Yatra, for it doesn't do justice in capturing the essence of a charismatic leader like YSR. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3/5 Natasaarvabhowma (2019) Sunayana Suresh Watch this film if you want a film that has the commercial elements in place, but also has a little twist. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Neil Soans Alita: Battle Angel is another testament to the power of big-screen IMAX 3D extravaganzas even though there are no great surprises in its 'last-of-her-kind' narrative. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
4/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Neil Soans The makers continue to retain this world's unique sense of self-aware humour and graphic style in this sequel, proving that the franchise is here to stay. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
3.5/5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Rachit Gupta The writing isn't all top-grade, but this film has its heart in the right place and sometimes that's all that really matters. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Escape Room (2019) Neil Soans Director Adam Robitel tries to hard sell the tried and tested concept with a brand-new packaging, which soon wears thin. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Neil Soans Mary Queen of the Scots has a timely premise with a lot to say about toxic masculinity and women empowerment but never gets around to it, despite its brief sparks of brilliance that quickly die out before catching fire. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
4/5 Peranbu (Malayalam) (2019) M Suganth With his superbly nuanced portrayal, Mammootty puts across the sheer helplessness of Amudhavan. In a role that could have easily become a caricature, Sadhana strikes a fine balance... EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
3.5/5 K.G.F: Chapter 1 (2018) Sunayana Suresh KGF surely seems to have delivered what it set to achieve. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
3/5 Thackeray (2019) Rachit Gupta Perhaps a more seasoned writer could have fleshed out Thackeray's character and eccentricities a lot better. But its Nawaz's nonchalant performance that overshadows the flaws and leaves a lasting impact. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3.5/5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Ronak Kotecha Manikarnika is a well-made film that highlights Kangana's prowess as an actor. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
2.5/5 Replicas (2018) Rachit Gupta This one's best described as a cheap knockoff. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
3.5/5 The Mumbai Siege - 4 Days Of Terror (One Less God) (2017) Neil Soans One Less God revisits Mumbai's 26/11 through this fictional story that falters in some areas, but works well enough as a whole. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019