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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Mission Mangal (2019) Rachit Gupta Despite the ups and downs, this story does make you believe that dreams do come true, especially in the vast expanses of the outer space. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/5 Batla House (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta Despite some of the flaws, Batla House makes for a gripping, intense watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
2.5/5 Jabariya Jodi (2019) Ronak Kotecha It tries to throw light on serious issues with lighter moments, but gets tangled in a melodramatic and unrealistic narrative that doesn't feel all that jabardust. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Neil Soans The screenplay ends up as a jumble of unexplored ideas onscreen rather than a cohesive narrative. However, if you only enjoy horror films for creepy monsters, you'll manage to get a kick or two. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Neil Soans Despite its obvious flaws, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is self-aware, and its whimsical tonality is held together by a strong lead to make for a family-friendly watch. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3.5/5 Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) Thinkal Menon The movie discusses a relevant topic in our times - consent from women before moving close with her. It attacks the regressive, patriarchal mindset of tagging women as good and bad based on their choices... EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
3/5 Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Ronak Kotecha While this film's intent is bang on, what it really needed was a heavier dose of humour and entertainment. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Neil Soans This spin-off has just enough self-aware humour, a touch of emotion, a few surprise cameos, and gallons of set-piece fuel to stand on its own beefy legs. Bring on the next one. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2/5 Arjun Patiala (2019) Ronak Kotecha Spoof comedies can be a tricky affair and this one is way too underwhelming to tickle your funny bone for full two hours. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta The film treads into a zone where Bollywood has rarely been, and just for that, it deserves applause. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta For those who haven't seen the original, 'The Lion King' (2019) is certainly worth a watch for its gorgeous visuals and technical genius and one's catching it in Hindi will have Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan Khan adding their spark. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3/5 Noblemen (2018) Sreeparna Sengupta Noblemen addresses school bullying head on - and gives a very graphic picture of just how brutal it can get. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
2.5/5 Raatchasi (2019) Thinkal Menon For a predictable plot like this, what would have worked is an engaging screenplay with striking emotions. However, that's exactly what the movie lacks at many instances. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
3/5 Gorilla (2019) M Suganth It would be easy to dismiss Gorilla as a silly, far-fetched film, but the fact is that the film works. The chief reason for this is that the director, Don Sandy, understands the silliness and gets the cast and crew to tag along for this fun ride. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
3.5/5 Yesterday (2019) Neil Soans While it may or may not please fans of The Beatles, Yesterday is a breezy, fun watch with ample charm. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Neil Soans Although that may leave an impression on new audiences, those who have grown up on the animated classic might struggle to find their sentiments revived. Nevertheless, watching this family-favourite come to life will trigger enough awe-inspiring moments... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
2.5/5 One Day: Justice Delivered (2019) Archika Khurana The overall story is quite intriguing but direction by Ashok Nanda is sloppy and disjointed as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 Super 30 (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta While the narrative does have its flaws, 'Super 30' is a human drama and the story of a teacher who triumphs over the many challenges that life throws at him, to set an example for the world to see. Just for that it's worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Neil Soans A lot of fun, but more importantly, the film is also a satisfying continuation and way forward for the MCU, as Tom Holland proves he's more than capable of carrying an Avengers' film on his young shoulders. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3.5/5 Malaal (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta Malaal is reminiscent of sweet romances when handwritten notes were actually a thing and it's tender moments like these that sets the film apart. This one is for those who want to soak themselves into a full-blown love story. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
4.5/5 Manbiki kazoku (2018) Sreeparna Sengupta Hirokazu Kore-eda's Shoplifters is a layered, textured film and a definite must watch. Make time for it. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 Kalki (2019) Hemanth Kumar The backstory of Kollapur deserved a better ending. The teaser of Kalki deserved a better film. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/5 Thamasha (2019) Deepa Soman This film has got what it takes to both entertain and educate the audience and if what you care the most about isn't star power but moving cinema, Thamaasha deserves your time without a doubt. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3.5/5 House Owner (2019) Thinkal Menon Krishna Sekhar's cinematography and Ghibran's music elevate the mood and required tension in many scenes. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/5 () Sreeparna Sengupta Winter and the backdrop of mountains, makes for the perfect setting in Noblemen as an unpredictable twist and the end of innocence makes its way here. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Ronak Kotecha Performance-wise, child star Mckenna Grace does a fine job with her restrained act even during the most horrific turn of events. Rest of the cast plays along well. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 Article 15 (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta What works for the film is that it's thought provoking, hard hitting while unflinchingly bringing to light burning social issues. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 Shadaa (2019) Jaspreet Nijher Shadaa is a fresh, modern take on the old concept of romance, that promises to bring back optimism in love. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
3.5/5 Kabir Singh (2019) Ronak Kotecha While Kabir Singh is a welcome change from stereotypical love stories, this kind of love affair needs some getting used to. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
3/5 Anna (2019) Neil Soans There's some fun to be had in this bonkers spy-thriller led by a tough female protagonist, but the gasps eventually develop into groans as Anna tries to shock you at every turn. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Sreeparna Sengupta Ultimately, it is Dhanush who owns the heart and soul of the film. With his easy charm, smile and perfect comic timing, he gives a winning performance. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Ronak Kotecha Even in its fourth instalment, Toy Story not only remains highly relevant, but also elevates the franchise to newer highs of cinematic excellence. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 Game Over (2019) V Lakshmi There are many layers to the film - both psychological and paranormal - and though the makers unravel it in their own pace, these moments are what make this film interesting. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/5 Game Over (2019) Renuka Vyavahare It is engaging and atmospheric but largely convoluted and unprovocative. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Neil Soans Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson fans may be able to sit this through, simply because their screen presence is so magnetic and charming. Pity they're working with such a bland script, ending in a film that seems to cater to new audiences... EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Sreeparna Sengupta There are enough moments of furry cuteness, laughs and energetic pieces and gags bundled in to make it an entertaining watch, especially for kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Neil Soans Despite good performances, 'Dark Phoenix' is a letdown for a number of reasons, least of all because the female characters in this film take prominence, and they deserve better. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3.5/5 Bharat (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Bharat is well-intentioned, entertaining and doesn't succumb to the trappings of commercial potboilers. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Neil Soans Rocketman raises the bar of what can be achieved in a musical biography with brilliant performances, particularly by Taron Egerton, and an unflinching look into Elton John's rockstar life. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Overall, this clash of the titans tale is forgettable and cliched. Every time any character harps ... you want Godzilla to fart on them so that they stop talking. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 Long Shot (2019) Neil Soans Beyond satire that's anything but politically correct, Long Shot is a definite crowd-pleaser with its heart in the right place. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 Brightburn (2019) Neil Soans Brightburn proves there's more to the superhero genre if seen from a different perspective but does little else...its execution leaves us wanting more. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Pallabi Dey Purkayastha The film - sans its minor hiccups - is congenial and establishes the 'feel-good' factor from frame one and maintains it till the curtains are drawn. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 India's Most Wanted (2019) Renuka Vyavahare The crime drama holds your attention despite the odds, given the gravity of the events it chronicles. It's commendable how Raj Kumar Gupta doesn't fall for the staples... EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 PM Narendra Modi (2019) Renuka Vyavahare Whether you believe or don't believe in the political philosophy of Narendra Modi is secondary, as a film, this one is too lopsided for you to appreciate. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 De De Pyaar De (2019) Ronak Kotecha DDPD is a fun ride that reinstates the fact that when it comes to love, age is just a number. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Neil Soans Parabellum is an essential entry to this series and one that cannot be missed. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 A Dog's Journey (2019) Renuka Vyavahare ...unlike Marley & Me, this one's a bit predictable and thus falls short of tugging at your heart strings. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Maharshi (2019) Neeshita Nyayapati It might not be entertaining all through, thanks to the draggy bits, but its heart is in the right place. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
3.5/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Neil Soans Reynolds and director Rob Letterman manage to keep you entertained enough in this fun popcorn film, and might just be enough to convert young non-fans into Pokémon trainers. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019