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Rating Title/Year Author
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) Anupama Chopra I recommend that you check-in reality at the door and enjoy this over-blown fantasy...Bachna Ae Haseeno is a frothy, candy-floss confection. EDIT
Posted Apr 30, 2019
Kalank (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Kalank has unmistakable contemporary resonance because it celebrates the transformative power of love and reconciliation in a time of rampant discord. It is worth a viewing not only for what it says, but also for how it says it. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
0.5/5 The Tashkent Files (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Who is worse, Vivek Agnihotri the cavalier conspiracy theorist or Vivek Agnihotri the kite-flying filmmaker? EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Both Jackie Shroff and Sikander Kher make an impression. The film doesn't, and it definitely isn't their fault. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
1.5/5 Junglee (2019) Saibal Chatterjee It would of course be too much to expect subtlety and other niceties from a turgid movie that cannot even do justice to the pack of pachyderms that it employs in order to acquire heft. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Kesari (2019) Saibal Chatterjee For all its flaws, Kesari has enough self-sustaining fire to be a well-above-average film. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (2018) Saibal Chatterjee The hero and the film are alike - they do things that you least expect them to. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is therefore is packed with delightful surprises... EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/5 Badla (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Amitabh Bachchan's and Taapsee Pannu's film is spellbinding all the way through. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 Sonchiraiya (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Manoj Bajpayee's is a class act yet again and Sushant Singh Rajput exudes anguish and determination. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2/5 Luka Chuppi (2019) Saibal Chatterjee A contrived comedy about issues that are anything but funny... EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3.5/5 Firebrand (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Firebrand is as much about awareness as it is about affirmation. The film evolves into a pointed study of two emotionally disturbed women. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
1/5 Total Dhamaal (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Total Dhamaal is pretty much like Lallan. It never gets its act and accent right. Riteish Deshmukh, in the guise of Lallan, ends every sentence with 'bey' to suggest that he is a Bhojpuri speaker. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2019
3/5 Gully Boy (2019) Saibal Chatterjee This lively take on a young man's struggle to rise above his station in life...is informed with empathy and solidarity. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
1.5/5 Thackeray (2019) Saibal Chatterjee As provocative as the politics it celebrates, Thackeray is a film that is best left alone. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
1/5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Saibal Chatterjee The fact that Manikarnika, in an opening disclaimer, lays no claims to historical accuracy cannot, however, absolve its makers of the blame for producing a film so astonishingly inept. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
1.5/5 The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) Saibal Chatterjee The director has no pretence of balance or objectivity. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
2/5 Kedarnath (2018) Saibal Chatterjee The disaster that strikes the eponymous Himalayan town and an interfaith couple in Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath does not spare the film either. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 Rajma Chawal (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Garnished with flavours that range from the mildly pungent to the gently aromatic, Rajma Chawal, a bittersweet father-son drama set in Old Delhi, is instantly appetizing. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2018
2/5 2.0 (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Even for Rajnikanth, pulling this erratic, messy epic out of the fire is no cakewalk. He comes pretty close. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
2/5 Mohalla Assi (2015) Saibal Chatterjee Mohalla Assi isn't the film that Kashinath Singh's trenchant novel deserved. Half of the film knows exactly what it is driving at, the other half is all at sea. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Glitzily mounted but caught between solemnity and fluffiness, Thugs of Hindostan might entertain large swathes of the audience, but it is ultimately too tacky and unconvincing... EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
1.5/5 5 Weddings (2018) Saibal Chatterjee 5 Weddings is anything but a happy marriage of style and content. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 Baazaar (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Baazaar is at best passable. It could have yielded higher dividends had it been less slavishly derivative. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
1/5 Namaste England (2018) Saibal Chatterjee One more film of this quality and the careers of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra could be in grave jeopardy... EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/5 Badhaai Ho (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Among the most impressive aspects of Badhaai Ho is the way the director harnesses the rest of the on-screen talent pool and makes every character, even the minor ones, count. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
3.5/5 First Man (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Well served by a lead actor who allows the subject to subsume his starry personality, First Man has the craft and the class to be a befitting tribute to one of the most monumental moments in the history of space exploration. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Saibal Chatterjee A Star Is Born is a remake that is good enough to stand on its own without the fear of comparison. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
1.5/5 Helicopter Eela (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Helicopter Eela is an ungainly crash landing at the end of a wobbly ride. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 Andhadhun (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Watch Andhadhun with your ears, eyes and minds open. You will come away with your senses heightened. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 Loveyatri (2018) Saibal Chatterjee It is hard to feel any love for this pair of clueless lovebirds. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/5 Village Rockstars (2017) Saibal Chatterjee Bhanita Das in the role of Dhunu is so dazzlingly natural that she strips away any vestiges of fiction that might appear to be driving the arc of the character she plays. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 Pataakha (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Adapted from Charan Singh Pathik's story, Do Behnen, Pataakha is a cracker of a film that blends the dynamics of a rustic burlesque with a stylised cinematic sensibility. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
2.5/5 Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Sui Dhaaga falls well short of perfection, but it never comes unstuck. It passes muster as a wholesome entertainer embellished with humour, warmth, authentic emotional trappings and actors adept at going seamlessly along with the flow. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
2/5 Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Saibal Chatterjee The premise may sound potent on paper, but what unfolds on the screen is precariously low on wattage. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
4/5 Manto (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Manto is a highly watchable, immediately thought-provoking cinematic work that does not have to deliver sledgehammer blows quite in the manner of Manto's more confrontational stories. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2018
3.5/5 Stree (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Stree plays an unwavering hand in demonstrating that dread can be unbridled fun when it serves a larger thematic purpose. Go watch this spine-tingling film. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/5 Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se (2018) Saibal Chatterjee What Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se offers purely as a cinematic outing isn't worth your time. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
1.5/5 Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) Saibal Chatterjee The primary problem with Happy Phirr Bhaag Jayegi isn't that it is pure drivel. That is something that could be pardoned in Bollywood laugh riot. But here, the hilarity quotient is low. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
2/5 Gold (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Hockey, at its best, is an incredibly fast-paced game and any film about the sport has got to capture that inherent momentum for it to work. Gold fails to do that. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
1/5 Satyameva Jayate (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Satyameva Jayate, truth be told, is a film that has no apparent reason to exist. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2018
1.5/5 Vishwaroopam 2 (2018) Saibal Chatterjee A pointless sequel. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
2/5 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) Saibal Chatterjee It has taken the third Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster instalment five years to take shape. One had expected time to add value to it. That does not seem to have happened. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
3.5/5 Trapped (2017) Raja Sen Rao plays the character superbly, making his Shaurya insecure and hesitant. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 Dhadak (2018) Saibal Chatterjee The result is a grind that pretty frames and fresh faces cannot mitigate. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 The Fourth Direction (2016) Saibal Chatterjee In speaking up for a hapless populace that lived through Punjab's purgatory, Chauthi Koot helps Punjabi cinema take a leap that is probably even more significant and daring than the one that Gurvinder Singh's debut film represented. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2018
2/5 Soorma (2018) Saibal Chatterjee Soorma is more drag than flick, a hockey film sans genuine impetus. It is nowhere near the league of Chak De India despite telling a story that is no less intense EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
1/5 Begum Jaan (2017) Raja Sen Begum Jaan could well have been a film about a fantastic bunch of feisty, disparate women taking on all odds, but alas. We're left only with memories of some melancholy bores. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
2.5/5 Begum Jaan (2017) Saibal Chatterjee The film isn't devoid of passages that crackle with promise. But, alas, not only are these hope-inducing moments too few and far between, they fizzle out all too quickly. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013) Saibal Chatterjee Tigmanshu Dhulia?s follow-up to Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is an intense, effervescent and eventually melancholic film. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
2.5/5 Saala Khadoos (2016) Saibal Chatterjee Why does Saala Khadoos fail to land the knockout punch in spite of getting a few hooks and upper cuts right? Despite the many promising situations that it rustles up, there is little room in the well-intentioned yet rough-hewn drama for genuine surprises. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018