Deccan Chronicle

Deccan Chronicle is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s):
Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 De De Pyaar De (2019) Mayur Sanap Despite its bright premise and superlative cast, the Akiv Ali directorial isn't as smart as it aspires to be. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 Badla (2019) Mayur Sanap Badla is cleverly scripted and executed with a brilliant cast. It is both engaging and enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/5 N.T.R: Mahanayakudu (2019) Suresh Kavirayani Director Krish Jagarlamudi concentrates so completely on the politics that he gives little time for the emotional content. But where he does give space to NTR and Basavatharakam, Krish makes his mark EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
2.5/5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Mayur Sanap Manikarnika is a misguided and typical effort bolstered by only a few noteworthy aspects. Still, Kangana Ranaut remains the Queen. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
2.5/5 Maari 2 (Tamil) (2018) Anupama Subramanian Tovino Thomas to some extent looks menacing initially, but his character becomes clichéd in the latter parts. Krishna is convincing. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar's potential is not utilized fully by Balaji Mohan. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/5 Seethakaathi (2018) Anupama Subramanian The film can be watched for VSP's performance and its experimental attempt. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
1/5 24 Kisses (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Cinematography is nicely done but the music is not up to the mark in what could be one of the badly made movies of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2018
2/5 Kedarnath (2018) Mayur Sanap The film somewhat manages to regain its speed in the climax. But till then, you find it is already late. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 Kedarnath (2018) Suparna Sharma Mukku, powered by Sara's own forceful personality and spunk, stays true to her character till the end. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2/5 Savyasachi (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Bhumika's talents are wasted. Music by Keeravani is nothing special, the dialogues are average. The action scenes are well choreographed by Ram Lakshman. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 Namaste England (2018) Mayur Sanap With poor plot, banal lead characters and overall nothing really interesting, Namaste England is a romantic-comedy that falls short on both accounts. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 '96 (2018) Anupama Subramanian Prem Kumar has not made a film, but woven pure and impeccable poetry on celluloid. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 Stree (2018) Mayur Sanap Stree has a lot to like -- it is funny, spooky, crazy and a little bit different. It has some really interesting ideas; its execution is less than stellar, but it still works. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se (2018) Mayur Sanap The latest addition to this comedy franchise doesn't come close to what [it] claimed to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar SBG 3 is complex but not enjoyable. It is perhaps the weakest film of the franchise. Don't seek a surprise factor because there is none. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 Trapped (2017) Rohit Bhatnagar It is so difficult for the reviewer to find a flaw. Overall, Trapped is a brilliant film with a crisp narrative that will keep you glued till the last frame. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018
2.5/5 Dhadak (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar Dhadak might be a much anticipated film of the season, but it is nothing more than a launchpad for Ishaan and Janhvi Kapoor. Rather watch Sairat for realistic cinema. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 Soorma (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar If you are looking for an unusual story of an unsung hero, go and watch Soorma. Promise, it's not a glorification of an Indian sportsman on silver screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
3.5/5 Lust Stories (2018) Suparna Sharma It's with inspiration from other films that he creates his own fairy tale. And his characters speak the language of dreams, of heroes and heroines, of divas and dudes - not common people. And sometimes, like here, he pulls it off so well. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
2.5/5 Mr. Chandramouli (2018) Anupama Subramanian The short episode involving Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Karthik is interesting. However, it did not connect well with the main plot. Pace suffers in the first half as the story does not unfold until almost the interval segment. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/5 Isle of Dogs (2018) Mayur Sanap Isle of Dogs is fast paced, colourful, and an absolute delight all around. And Anderson once again demonstrates that he is among cinema's all time greats. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
2.5/5 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Mayur Sanap Sicario: Day of the Soldado does offer some good action and some truly brutal sequences, but as a sequel it lacks the authenticity and honesty of the original film. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 Sanju (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar With a runtime of 161 minutes, the film is engaging and enjoyable, but [it] definitely tries to clear the image of Sanjay Dutt. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/5 Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) Rohit Bhatnagar Though the movie is customary, performances by debutants Harshvardhan Rane and Mawra Hocane are commendable. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
2.5/5 Sardaar Gabbar Singh (2016) Suresh Kavirayani Sardar Gabbar Singh is only for Pawan Kalyan fans; apart from a few entertaining moments, there is nothing to take away from it. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
2.5/5 Tik Tik Tik (2018) Anupama Subramanian Sakthi has the ambition of plunging into unknown areas to provide new experiences to audiences. But, it is in the unbelievable execution where he falters. As a result, the seriousness that should have been associated with such films is lost. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018
1/5 Race 3 (2018) Suparna Sharma ...a slow, dim-witted crawl to nowhere... EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018
3/5 Haraamkhor (2015) Rohit Bhatnagar Nawazzudin Siddiqui is undoubtedly a master of his craft. His aggression and agony will win your heart. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2018
3/5 Poorna (2017) Arnab Banerjee Bose tells the perilous story of Poorna without clutter and focuses on human endurance and dilemma. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2018
1/5 Loveshhuda (2016) Rohit Bhatnagar I was off alcohol for a while but it seems like Loveshhuda gave me a bad hangover. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2018
2/5 Sonali Cable (2014) Suparna Sharma Rhea is sweet, bubbly and reasonably efficient. But her hustling about and then huffing away is more suited to a large wedding than to this social endeavour. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/5 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Suparna Sharma As soon as he's out of that zone, his film goes all flatulent... EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
1.5/5 Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) Mayur Sanap Along with implausible stuff within the manipulative plot, the movie is further marred by flimsy dialogue and sub-par performances. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
2.5/5 Zubaan (2015) Suparna Sharma Zubaan has excellent scenes and performances and its dialogue are crisp and nice, except, of course, Ms Dias' prattle. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 Youngistaan (2014) Kusumita Das With the election fever in the country spreading faster than the plague, a film on a political ideal couldn't be better timed. It's an escape but a relevant one. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
4/5 Ugly (2014) Kaushani Banerjee A gritty thriller ripe with emotions. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
4/5 Mahanati (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Mahanati is a must-watch, especially for members of the younger generation. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2018
1/5 Tubelight (2017) Rohit Bhatnagar The funniest part of Salman Khan films is that he is always shown as a god's man. In Tubelight, he has crossed boundaries of unbelievability. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2018
2/5 Diya (2018) Anupama Subramanian The film plods along in the most predictable way without any twists and turns and the pace is also slow. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
2/5 Daas Dev (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar Brilliant actors but the poor writing ruins them thoroughly. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2018
4/5 Bharat Ane Nenu (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Mahesh Babu's brilliant performance, the strong dialogues, superb songs, and epic action scenes are the highlights of this film. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/5 Nanu Ki Jaanu (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar Nanu Ki Jaanu is simply a misconceived film which holds no fun, surprises and entertainment. The film seems to have no purpose. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2018
1/5 () Arnab Banerjee There may be a certain amount of mystery in the twisty narrative, but sitting through it there's just as much frustration as well. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2018
2/5 Baaghi 2 (2018) Suparna Sharma Baaghi 2's plot is simple. It's also a copy. And yet three writers were required to collaborate on its screenplay. Despite that they could not come up with half-decent situations to wedge in two item numbers. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/5 Rangasthalam (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Rangasthalam is a regular story shown in a unique way by director Sukumar. Though the second half drags a bit, you can still watch the film once. This film belongs to Ram Charan who is well supported by others. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2018
2/5 Rajaratha (2018) Shashiprasad S M A two-and-a-half hour journey can certainly be avoided unless one is in the mood for some boredom and a dull experience. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2018
2.5/5 MLA (2018) Suresh Kavirayani Kalyan Ram is good. And energetic, so he adds zest to his character in particular and the film in general. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2018
3/5 Hichki (2018) Rohit Bhatnagar This story of acceptance in the world of intolerance is a decent watch, but don't expect an extraordinary plot. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 Hichki (2018) Suparna Sharma The kids in 9A, but especially the ones in 9F, are all flesh and blood. The film doesn't try to make them cute. It keeps them real. But the film belongs to Rani Mukerji, a very fine, very astute actress. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/5 Raid (2018) Suparna Sharma Though Raid has a very impressive ensemble of actors who could have really enlivened the proceedings, most are reduced to shining light at some aspect of the star. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2018