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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Drishyam 2 (2021) Saibal Chatterjee The writing could have done with more punch. The guessing game at the core of Drishyam 2 isn't always gripping enough. EDIT
Posted Mar 2, 2021
1.5/5 The Girl on the Train (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The film deviates sharply, and frequently, from the source material... EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
2.5/5 Pitta Kathalu (2021) Saibal Chatterjee The biggest takeaways from Pitta Kathalu are the performances, most notably by Saanve Megghana...watch it for them - and the occasionally deft writing. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2021
4/5 The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020) Saibal Chatterjee An expertly-crafted audacious drama... EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
4.5/5 Another Round (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Another Round is heady but absolutely steady. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
1/5 Madam Chief Minister (2021) Saibal Chatterjee Richa Chadha is given far too much to carry on her shoulders. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2021
3/5 The White Tiger (2021) Saibal Chatterjee Bahrani packs just enough into the tale in filmic terms for it not to seem drearily familiar...The White Tiger renders Balram's story, simplistic as it is at times, with propulsive power of the sort that offsets the failings... EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2021
3/5 Kaagaz (2021) Saibal Chatterjee Satish Kaushik's labour of love drives home the plight of a common man up against an administrative system that thrives on running the already dispossessed further into the ground. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
2.5/5 Maara (2021) Saibal Chatterjee Pretty images, commendable performances and seductive ideas about love and loss abound. The Tamil film, however, has little ingrained glue to hold its surfeit of sensory riches together. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
3.5/5 Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019) Saibal Chatterjee Director Seema Pahwa's actors etch out characters that are so real and tangible that it is easy to be drawn even by their palpable flaws. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2021
1/5 Coolie No. 1 (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The film does not take into account that the world has changed since the David Dhawan-Govinda combo churned out hit after hit with their mad capers. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2021
2.5/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Saibal Chatterjee WW84 manages a decent take-off... but it never scales the dizzying heights of the earlier film. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2020
1/5 Durgamati: The Myth (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Bhumi Pednekar plunges into the role with enthusiasm. But, given that she hadn't ever had to so much unrestrained hamming, the strain begins to show. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
3.5/5 A Call to Spy (2019) Saibal Chatterjee A neatly crafted, engaging tale of a trio of female spies... EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
4/5 Mank (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Gary Oldman is 62. In 1940, Herman J. Mankiewicz was 33. It is fascinating to watch the veteran actor pull off the role of a man half his age. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2020
1.5/5 Mane Number 13 (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Mane No 13 is unabashedly derivative. That isn't the problem. That it chooses to make a spectacle of its penchant for puerility and snuff out any potential for intelligent and logical plot development is. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/5 Sniffer (2013) Saibal Chatterjee When director Buddhadeb Dasgupta is at his best in Anwar Ka Ajab Kissa, his fourth Hindi narrative feature, he captures life's broken rhythms beautifully and touchingly even as he celebrates the resilience of a little man. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/5 () Saibal Chatterjee Think of Ludo as a ride with more magic than logic and you will probably find it worth some, if not all, of your love. Give the game a shot. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2/5 Chhalaang (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The biggest undoing of the film stems from the glaring inconsistencies that the character of the hero is riddled with. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2.5/5 Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The film falls way short of realising its full potential as a romantic comedy with genre-defying ambitions. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2.5/5 Kaali Khuhi (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Unfortunately, Kaali Khuhi, from the point of the view of the narrative and its structure, isn't as consistent as the evenness of the film's images and soundscape. It swings from pure horror to outright mumbo-jumbo... EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2020
4/5 The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance and Frank Langella deliver electrifying performances. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
2.5/5 () Saibal Chatterjee The Netflix film chooses too many cards to put on the table. We would have loved to see Dolly and Kitty's stars shine bright and steady - they merely flicker. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
1.5/5 Khaali Peeli (2020) Saibal Chatterjee With inanity snuffing out the effervescence Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday bring to the concoction, the final reading on the meter is ZERO. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2020
4.5/5 Meel Patthar (2020) Saibal Chatterjee This sublimely multi-layered film embraces the personal struggles of its characters with as much passion as it portrays the manifestations of the social inequities that are an intrinsic part of their existence. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
180 Degree Rule (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The film evokes empathy... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
The Best Is Yet To Come (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Wang Jing is up to the task of depicting the struggle in a way that is both deeply affecting and technically proficient. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
Spring Blossom (2020) Saibal Chatterjee A very French film made by a director who brings a delicate touch to bear upon a difficult theme. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
Wildfire (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Cathy Brady is clearly a filmmaker to watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
The Water Man (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The Water Man celebrates the power of innocence, hope and the blessing of loving each other every day that we have... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The performances by the principal actors are the pillars on which the film stands. Regina King draws the absolute best out of her cast. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
1.5/5 () Saibal Chatterjee It is a difficult to classify Sadak 2. Suffice it to say that it faffs on about fatherhood and filial faith and overstays its welcome by the entire length of its runtime. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
2.5/5 Class of '83 (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Despite Bobby Deol's unfussy impersonation of a stolid, righteous policeman, the film is more tattle than tension, more acrimony than action. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/5 Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Saibal Chatterjee Tripathi's natural, low-key, conversational tone serves as the spine of the drama. Angad Bedi, Vineet Kumar Singh and Manav Vij are perfectly in tune with the low-throttle film. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
3/5 Shakuntala Devi: Human Computer (2020) Saibal Chatterjee A warm, whippy dramatization of the life of an extraordinary woman whose head for numbers is the stuff of legend, Shakuntala Devi is consistently entertaining and emotionally engaging... EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 Dil Bechara (2020) Saibal Chatterjee The film will obviously always belong to Sushant Singh Rajput - on the money all the way, his performance demonstrates exactly why the chops he possessed weren't ordinary. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Rustom (2016) Saibal Chatterjee The reenactment of the Nanavati murder case sees Akshay draw a convincing, if somewhat predictably airbrushed, portrait of a naval officer who killed a man with whom his wife was having an affair. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Mohenjo Daro (2016) Saibal Chatterjee Another messy movie of this magnitude from either Gowariker or Hrithik could well be a blow that would be hard to recover from. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
Queen of Katwe (2016) Saibal Chatterjee Even at its most exhilarating, it never loses its restraint. It works wonderfully well both as a human drama and a sports film. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/5 Sarkar 3 (2017) Saibal Chatterjee Its worn-out under-wiring simply doesn't possess the strength to carry the weight of the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Meri Pyaari Bindu (2017) Saibal Chatterjee Not all of it hits home. But what does sticks and makes a definite difference. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2.5/5 Hindi Medium (2017) Saibal Chatterjee If Hindi Medium remains watchable all the same, it is only because it is difficult not to marvel at the spark that Irrfan adds to the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
4/5 A Death in the Gunj (2016) Saibal Chatterjee A Death In The Gunj, steeped in nostalgia, is a consummate requiem to an era gone by... But it is, above all, a sensitive, profoundly moving portrait of an angst-ridden young man derailed by a world bereft of empathy. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Dear Maya (2017) Saibal Chatterjee buoyed enormously by an astounding pivotal performance from Manisha, who is supported solidly by two younger actresses, Madiha Imam and debutante Shreya Singh Chaudhary. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/5 Behen Hogi Teri (2017) Saibal Chatterjee The plot itself is wafer thin and exceedingly fatuous, when it isn't irritating. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
2/5 Raabta (2017) Saibal Chatterjee The characters are superficially etched. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
1.5/5 Bank Chor (2017) Saibal Chatterjee The film, on its part, adheres to no particular generic rules, flitting back and forth between flippant and intense in the hope of hitting its straps. It never does. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3/5 Tubelight (2017) Saibal Chatterjee Tubelight breaks the parameters of conventional Bollywood male bravado and presents a vulnerable but gallant protagonist who lets his heart lead him through the complexities of the world around him. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
1/5 () Saibal Chatterjee It echoes long-mothballed generic conventions and resorts to plot devices that popular Hindi cinema learnt to jettison many, many years ago. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020
3.5/5 Mom (2017) Saibal Chatterjee Relevant, riveting and oddly rousing despite its grim theme. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2020