Mumbai Mirror

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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Jabariya Jodi (2019) Kunal Guha By the time he gulps down this bitter dawaai, the audience wiill have already succumbed to boredom. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
2.5/5 Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) Kunal Guha Kanika Dhillon invested more in layering her leads with assorted idiosyncrasies than in directing this story to a sharp fold. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
1.5/5 Arjun Patiala (2019) Kunal Guha That this film hopes to parody the clichéd construct of most romcoms is ironic. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
1.5/5 One Day: Justice Delivered (2019) Kunal Guha The Equaliser-like premise offered promise, but exaggerated performances, obvious turns and inability to flesh out the idea, eliminate any possibility of being thrilled. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3/5 Super 30 (2019) Kunal Guha [W]riter Sanjeev Duta renders an inspiring narrative by blending the depravity and drive of those unwilling to settle for a lesser life. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
2.5/5 Malaal (2019) Kunal Guha Malaal's plot is typical. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
3/5 Article 15 (2019) Kunal Guha Article 15 serves as a bitter reminder of the disdainful atrocities that befalls those who are profiled... EDIT
Posted Jul 1, 2019
3/5 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Kunal Guha Dhanush translates Aja's emotional highs and crushing lows with fluid precision. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
2.5/5 Bharat (2019) Kunal Guha It's safe to say that in a Salman Khan film, one can't be bothered to come up with quantifiably accurate analogies. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/5 PM Narendra Modi (2019) Kunal Guha Director Omung Kumar should have compressed the film by at least 20 minutes, but given the one-sided narrative here, runtime is hardly a concern. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 India's Most Wanted (2019) Kunal Guha If underplaying was the order of the day, Kapoor reads it as disinterest and indifference. What's worse, the dialogue takes the wind out of his performance... EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 De De Pyaar De (2019) Kunal Guha The message that De De Pyaar De packs is loud and clear... EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 Student of the Year 2 (2019) Kunal Guha Perhaps, it's time for the makers to return to film school? EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 Blank (2019) Kunal Guha Having endured this one, it's a debilitating condition that you'll share with [the protagonist]. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2.5/5 Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Kunal Guha The film nosedives in striving to meet its unrealistic ambition. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Notebook (2019) Kunal Guha This one's reminiscent of old-school romance. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Junglee (2019) Kunal Guha Jammwal could just be the next desi Stallone. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Kesari (2019) Kunal Guha Kumar is in complete control of his craft here. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Photograph (2019) Kunal Guha A passport photo- a contained profile that offers a glimpse but not the big picture... EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
2.5/5 Luka Chuppi (2019) Kunal Guha [It] would've been unbearable if it weren't for the performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/5 Sonchiraiya (2019) Kunal Guha Caste and class play a definitive part in this chase. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
2/5 Total Dhamaal (2019) Kunal Guha Evidently, Total Dhamaal is a one-time watch but only when itairs on TV on a Sunday afternoon when you can't seem to find the remote. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
3.5/5 Gully Boy (2019) Kunal Guha [Akhtar] scores and even nails the emotional peaks and crushing lows. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 Purani Jeans (2014) Rahul Desai A constant struggle to climb down an escalator that is clearly going up. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
1.5/5 Dishkiyaoon (2014) Rahul Desai Dishkiyaoon confounds on a very basic technical level. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 Youngistaan (2014) Rahul Desai Despite its timely intentions and catchy soundtrack, Youngistaan is a skewered immature tale that caters to the lowest common denominator of hope. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 Bhoothnath Returns (2014) Rahul Desai Bhoothnath [excels] at the self-referential humour. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
2/5 One by Two (2014) Rahul Desai One By Two is essentially two films playing out separately... EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
1/5 Ya Rab (2014) Rahul Desai ...a discourse against every department of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) Rahul Desai Parineeti as Meeta is one for the ages; she is the powering force behind a well-mounted film which, for most of its 141 minutes, is a timely shot in the arm for a traditionally mishandled genre. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
3/5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Kunal Guha It has the recipe for a light-hearted comedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Kill Dil (2014) Rahul Desai Kill/Dil is eventually the kind of lightweight effort watchable not for its content, but because you see the makers enjoying themselves. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Happy Ending (2014) Rahul Desai With Happy Ending, they've played it safe. Way too Saif. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
2.5/5 Thackeray (2019) Kunal Guha There's a thin yet distinct line between mimicking and articulating an impression. Siddiqui manages to capture the cartoonist turned-politician's tone and spirit but retains his own interpretation of Thackeray. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
3/5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Kunal Guha Even while the authenticity of all the events detailed here is debatable, it makes for a decent watch. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
3/5 Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) Kunal Guha Kaushal channels just the right intensity, determination and reserve one would expect... EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2019
3/5 Petta (2019) Kunal Guha Agreed the runtime (171 minutes) could've been snipped by 30 40 minutes at best. But for devotees of Thalaiva, this one's a maha-aarti they must attend. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) Kunal Guha Kher internalizes Singh's body language immaculately. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 Simmba (2018) Kunal Guha It's surely a masala entertainer that packs in laughs, drama.dishooms and a lot more... EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
2.5/5 Zero (2018) Kunal Guha This film's Bauaa basks in his own buffoonery and has a bloated and misguided self-worth that makes him more abominable than adorable. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
2/5 Kedarnath (2018) Kunal Guha This just seems like watching an '80s Hindi movie for an hour and-a-half and then an '80s shark movie for another 10 minutes. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 2.0 (2018) Kunal Guha If only Shankar had found a way to get these two characters into the plot earlier, 2.0 would have soared. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
1.5/5 Mohalla Assi (2015) Kunal Guha Given their disparate views, it's obvious Pandey and Kanni would cross swords at some point. But the course this film takes will also encourage the viewer to jab themselves. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 Pihu (1970) Kunal Guha When real life offers such a compelling subject, the job of the filmmaker is to merely execute the story as astutely and meticulously as possible. But this is where Vinod Kapri's Pihu drops the ball. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Kunal Guha Many references have been drawn to the Pirates of the Caribbean series and while the resemblance is uncanny, this one lacks the ruthless savagery of the fantasy blockbuster. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
1.5/5 Jack and Dil (2018) Kunal Guha Why Khan, a commercially proven producer and eminent laughter show judge, would reduce himself to this mindless exercise is a mystery. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
3/5 Baazaar (2018) Kunal Guha Director Gauravv K Chawla is tuned in to the vital masalas that make for a Hindi blockbuster and uses the tropes to heighten the drama. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
4/5 Badhaai Ho (2018) Kunal Guha Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial capitalise on the uneasiness of being in this pickle to script hilarious sequences that would leave you in splits. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/5 Helicopter Eela (2018) Kunal Guha There is an attempt to cover affiliated concerns of helicopter parents - but it's an aerial look at each and doesn't dig beneath the surface. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 Tumbbad (2018) Kunal Guha The technique - of using sounds to allow viewers mentally fabricate the unknown - draws on one's imagination and worst fears. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018