Filmfare

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Jabariya Jodi (2019) Devesh Sharma While Jabariya Jodi is saying all the right things, it falters in the execution. Better attention to detail would really have made a wealth of difference for the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Devesh Sharma Isabela Moner has played the lead role with just the right amount of innocence as well as wisdom peeping out from Dora's forever positive character. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Devesh Sharma Where the film stumbles majorly is in the screenplay and editing. There is a lack of coherency in both the departments that kind of drags the film down. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
2.5/5 Arjun Patiala (2019) Devesh Sharma More was expected from the film but it just doesn't aim high enough. To cut a long story short, the ingredients are all there but the execution isn't up to mark. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) Devesh Sharma The film looks like something out of French New Wave cinema in most parts but segues into commercial Hindi cinema territory as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
3.5/5 The Lion King (2019) Devesh Sharma Though the present film doesn't make that much of an emotional impact as the original film, it yet retains enough vestige of the 1994 classic for the audience to give it a try. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2019
3.5/5 Noblemen (2018) Devesh Sharma Watch the film to come to terms with a taboo subject that needs to be talked about more. Let's hope the film starts a debate about it. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2019
2.5/5 One Day: Justice Delivered (2019) Devesh Sharma The chief flaw of the film is in the writing. Characters aren't fleshed out properly. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/5 Super 30 (2019) Devesh Sharma Mention must be made of the dialogue here, which is witty most times and imparts some inspirational maxims as well. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3.5/5 Malaal (2019) Devesh Sharma Director Mangesh Hadawale has made sure the film doesn't deviate from its roots. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
2.5/5 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Devesh Sharma In a supposed horror film, the level of spookiness is rather low. Yes, there are jump cuts galore and a couple of scenes do shake you up. But all said and done, you don't actually jump out of your seat... EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
4/5 Article 15 (2019) Kumar Shyam Apart from the crisp screenplay and witty dialogue, cinematography too gets a thumbs up. A major portion of the film is shot out in the open and kudos to cinematographer Ewan Mulligan for the excellent camerawork in natural light. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
3/5 Kabir Singh (2019) Devesh Sharma What keeps us from noticing the film's flaws outright is the power-packed performance by Shahid Kapoor. He has done an amazing physical transformation for the film. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
3.5/5 The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2018) Devesh Sharma It's Dhanush's charm and sincerity that holds the film together. He's a natural performer and makes you believe in all the implausible things that you get to see through his warm performance. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Devesh Sharma Toy Story 4 is the most complex and the most adult film of the franchise so far. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
3.5/5 Game Over (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for its unique take on the home invasion horror sub-genre. It's an overall well-made film and a couple of shots really spook you out for sure... EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
2.5/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, this reboot is high on style and low on substance. It is kind of an origin story for the next set of films. Let's hope whoever directs the next installment puts more soul in the film... EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2.5/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Devesh Sharma Sophie Turner tries gamely to rise above her badly defined character but it's a losing battle indeed... EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/5 Bharat (2019) Devesh Sharma You leave the theatre feeling underwhelmed... EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Devesh Sharma The present film makes no pretence whatsoever of touching base with reality. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 Rocketman (2019) Devesh Sharma You feel the manic energy of Elton John coming alive whenever Taron dons outlandish costumes and belts one hit number after the other. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3/5 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Devesh Sharma The film has so many plots and subplots that one loses track of them. The only reason you want to make sense of them is because of Keanu Reeves, who makes you believe there is more to his character than mindless action. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3/5 India's Most Wanted (2019) Rahul Gangwani The movie is as real as it can get. There's no obvious jingoism on display. It moves at a fine pace and keeps you hooked for most of its runtime. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
2.5/5 De De Pyaar De (2019) Rahul Gangwani The writing of the film packs a few punches but they all come in spurts. A quicker pace and a pithy script could have elevated debutant director Akiv Ali's film a notch higher. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 A Dog's Journey (2019) Devesh Sharma If you like watching dog videos -- and who doesn't -- then the film is right up your alley. It's destined to put a smile on your face. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Devesh Sharma The film is aimed at children, who are definitely going to love it. And if they are generous enough to offer insights, the adults accompanying them might enjoy it as well... EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2/5 The Intruder (2019) Devesh Sharma The Intruder doesn't really scare you. The only thing that makes you sit through the film is watching Dennis Quaid taking a shot at being bad -- even if he fails spectacularly at it... EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/5 Student of the Year 2 (2019) Devesh Sharma While the basic formula is on point, it's the ingredients that needed better handling. The writing could have been more consistent. The characters are unevenly fleshed out. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Student of the Year (2012) Raedita Tandan Karan deserves brownie points for a brilliant supporting cast. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/5 Blank (2019) Devesh Sharma Given its premise, the film had the potential to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, if only the writing and execution could have been better. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Devesh Sharma The film has Marvel bending, breaking their own rules. It's a bold move and should hopefully pay off. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Kalank (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, watch it for the performances and the opulence... EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Stephen King fans will probably watch the film to relish another adaptation of the master's works. Non fans will perhaps like the old-fashioned atmospheric horror that the film offers in spades... EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
2.5/5 The Tashkent Files (2019) Devesh Sharma The acting, thanks to the melodramatic nature of the film, is loud and over the top, the dialogue sound bombastic at times. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, by investing in comedy, DC has pushed all the right buttons as far as this franchise is concerned. Let's hope the good run continues and Shazam! brightens up the rather dark and dreary DC Universe. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Fighting With My Family makes for an all-around family film that's marked by some believable performances. Watch it even if you aren't a fan of pro wrestling. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Devesh Sharma Watching the film is like akin to reading a John Le Carre novel. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/5 Notebook (2019) Devesh Sharma Both the debutantes have acted their hearts out. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 Us (2019) Devesh Sharma A power-packed performance by Lupita Nyong'o, as both Adelaide and Red, is the soul of the film. The EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Junglee (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Junglee is an action-packed adventure which also tells us that we share this planet with lots of different species, who have an equal right to it. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/5 Dumbo (2019) Devesh Sharma You watch the film because the baby elephant (you don't know whether it's real or created by CGI) is really cute. And the sequences where he flies do have a magical quality to them. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
3.5/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Devesh Sharma The animation, by DreamWorks, needless to say, is spot on. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 Kesari (2019) Devesh Sharma Akshay Kumar is verily the soul of the film. His bearing, his mannerisms are totally that of a professional soldier. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Photograph (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Ritesh Batra treats us to another delightful film. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Devesh Sharma Superhero portrayals are tricky but [Larson] has kind of mastered the trick, and has you rooting for her, and that's the actor's real superpower alright... EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 Badla (2019) Devesh Sharma In short, Badla is a true-blue mystery thriller. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 Luka Chuppi (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch Luka Chuppi for a dose of some good, clean fun -- much needed after all the heavy-duty stuff which has been going around in real life. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/5 Total Dhamaal (2019) Devesh Sharma The screenplay is full of twists and some plot points never get explained. The editing is patchy at best. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 Gully Boy (2019) Devesh Sharma Bollywood music holds sway over Indian listeners and this film ironically may help bring to mainstream the underground rap music flourishing currently. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Devesh Sharma Whatever the case maybe, the film is part superhero origin story, part cross-cultural romance and part coming-of-age story. And this mix of genres is both its strength and paradoxically its weakness as well. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019