Filmfare

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 Shikara: A Love Letter From Kashmir (2019) Devesh Sharma The lead pair, Aadil Khan and Sadia, impress with their natural ease in front of the camera. They do convey the feeling of a couple growing old together, their inner world unaffected by outer turmoil as it is sustained by love. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/5 Malang (2020) Devesh Sharma Malang is a flawed but entertaining product and would be especially liked by those who are fans of slasher flicks. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3.5/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Devesh Sharma The climax scene where the girls put up a last stand is something you'll remember for its ingenuity. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/5 Gul Makai (2020) Devesh Sharma There is a clip from a speech by the real Malala at the end credits which offers more impact about education of girls worldwide than this two hour film because it showed a person's burning desire to bring about a change. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3.5/5 Jawaani Jaaneman (2020) Devesh Sharma The well-acted and well-crafted Jawaani Jaaneman is a light-hearted treatise on owning up to life's responsibilities. This frothy comedy is total paisa vasool indeed. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2020
3/5 A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019) Devesh Sharma The film combines claymation technology with computer imagery to come up with some cuddly-faced characters that draw you in their world. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
2.5/5 Street Dancer 3 (2020) Devesh Sharma Street Dancer 3D does offer a visual spectacle when it comes to dance but the patchy story and screenplay dilutes the overall impact. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
4/5 Panga (2020) Devesh Sharma Panga is a film made by a woman, with women at its centre, making out a case for women needing to push for comebacks. It makes the right kind of noise about women empowerment without being preachy. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 Darbar (2020) Devesh Sharma Rajinikanth does everything demanded of him and more with characteristic panache. He showcases snatches of grief-ridden madness in between. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
3.5/5 Chhapaak (2020) Devesh Sharma Meghna Gulzar has once again shown it's possible to marry art with mart. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
3.5/5 Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Devesh Sharma Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is a total paisa vasool product for all action fans. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/5 () Devesh Sharma If only things were done right, the film would have surely made an impact against pertinent issues... EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/5 Bhangra Paa Le (2019) Analita Seth Bhangra Paa Le is not a brainless romance but surely you wouldn't need to scratch your heads to decipher it. The film has fun songs that keep you hooked. The lead pair's chemistry will leave you smiling. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
2.5/5 Shimla Mirchi (2020) Devesh Sharma Shimla is no longer the visual paradise it used to be and sadly the formula too is past its sell-by date... EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
2/5 Cats (2019) Analita Seth Brilliant music, well-choreographed songs and good production value couldn't save this one from sinking. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
3.5/5 Bombshell (2019) Devesh Sharma The three main actresses, stars in their own right, seamlessly shed their stardom to become flesh and bone characters. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/5 The Grudge (2020) Devesh Sharma While it may offer some thrills to first time watchers, dedicated fans of the franchise may find it lackluster in comparison. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/5 Good Newwz (2019) Devesh Sharma Good Newwz is loud, silly and cheesy in places but is also funny by and large. It does make you laugh and hence this adult comedy is certainly worth a one-time watch... EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
2.5/5 Dabangg 3 (2019) Devesh Sharma With loopholes and a little flawed writing, Dabangg 3 does leave you feeling a bit lost in a time when content-driven films are the trick of the trade. But it's a complete entertainer and has a good dose of the Salman Khan love and swag. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Devesh Sharma Director JJ Abrams seems to have been in a hurry to wrap up things. Given the finesse of the first two films, this one feels like a hastily put together product in comparison... EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Devesh Sharma Spies In Disguise is the perfect Christmas movie having something for everyone. It offers a unique spoof on spy films, packs in a powerful message and is graced with the star power of Will Smith and Tom Holland to boot. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
2/5 The Body (2019) Analita Seth What could have been a short film for a digital platform has unnecessarily been stretched as a feature. Weak writing, flawed editing and a disinterested cast doesn't help its prospects... EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
3.5/5 Mardaani 2 (2019) Devesh Sharma Mardaani 2 is Rani Mukerji's show all the way and she lives and breathes her character. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
3.5/5 Panipat (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for its opulence, it's well-choreographed fight scenes, as well as a colourful lesson in history. It might not be all accurate and yet gives you a sense of place and time... EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3.5/5 Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) Devesh Sharma Mudassar Aziz has tried to replicate the formula and has been more or less successful. He's taken the basic premise of the 1978 film and has woven a modern take on it, set in Kanpur. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
3.5/5 Knives Out (2019) Devesh Sharma The film does falter a bit towards the second half but that's because Rian Johnson wanted to employ every known trope of the detective novel...You're hooked till the very end, nevertheless, thanks to the nostalgia and humour... EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/5 The Good Liar (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for the acting masterclass provided by Mirren and McKellen, who effortlessly slide into their roles and spar with each other like master fencers, making it look all so easy. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3.5/5 Hotel Mumbai (2018) Devesh Sharma The human interest drama is personified in the form of Armie Hammer's and Nazanin Boniadi's characters. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
2.5/5 Pagalpanti (2019) Devesh Sharma Keep it short is the golden rule of comedy but Anees seems to have forgotten it as the film goes on and on. At close to three hours, it's simply too long. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
3.5/5 Frozen II (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, this feel-good film has some spectacular visuals, an environmental message, a couple of good songs and a family-oriented storyline -- what more can one ask for, really? EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3/5 21 Bridges (2019) Devesh Sharma Director Brian Kirk has made an old-fashioned, no-nonsense cop drama. In fact, take away the cell phones and this could be a Dirty Harry film for all you know. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
2.5/5 () Devesh Sharma The pace suffers, especially in the second half and the proceedings look stretched. The writing dips and soars and isn't consistent. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
3/5 Charlie's Angels (2019) Devesh Sharma Kirsten does try to be as quirky as possible as can be but her character isn't fleshed out. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
1.5/5 Marjaavaan (2019) Devesh Sharma The film reads like a list of the worst of '80s clichés. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/5 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for a glimpse of the golden age of car racing and for the human drama accompanying it. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Devesh Sharma Summing up, the film offers a fresh perspective to the shining universe and will surely appeal to both new and old fans. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/5 Bala (2019) Devesh Sharma Ayushmann has gotten under the skin of his complex character with aplomb. The angst, the insecurity felt by him is almost palpable. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2019
3/5 Last Christmas (2019) Devesh Sharma The saccharine-sweet script is buoyed by credible performances. Emma Thompson, who has contributed to both the story and the screenplay, is the picture of over-caring motherhood. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Devesh Sharma Terminator: Dark Fate is the perfect fan vehicle for those who grew up idolising the James Cameron directed films. It's a nice enough reboot to reignite our interest in the franchise. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2.5/5 The Addams Family (2019) Devesh Sharma This bland film needed more wit and macabre. Watch it just to reacquaint yourself with the beloved characters you've grown up watching. Otherwise, avoid. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 The Current War (2017) Devesh Sharma The production and costume design is world-class and so is the CGI recreation of a bygone era. The Chicago fair lights up like a fairytale castle when the light comes on, showing us a glimpse of the awe people present then must have felt. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2.5/5 Ujda Chaman (2019) Devesh Sharma Overall, while the film does raise some important issues, it suffers from faulty execution. It comes across as a missed opportunity at best... EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
2.5/5 Housefull 4 (2019) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, watch the film if you like watching leave-your-brains-behind kind of comedy. It's three hours of silliness served without pretence. Go without expectations and you'll come out happy. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/5 Made in China (2019) Devesh Sharma Though the film does make use of double entendres, it doesn't offer cheap shots. The dialogue is genuinely witty and brings a smile to your face. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/5 Saand Ki Aankh (2019) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for the real-life drama, as well as for its affirmative message towards women empowerment. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
2.5/5 () Devesh Sharma Superb production values, a nice background score, and [it] doesn't disappoint in the acting department as well. Of only the narrative flowed at a faster pace, we would have had a cracker of a film indeed. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 Downton Abbey (2019) Devesh Sharma It's a comedy of manners that brings forth the best of British humour and acting talent. It sums up the challenges and anxieties of that bygone era from British history which saw a change in the British class system... EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3/5 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Devesh Sharma Director Joachim Rønning gets some parts right and some parts wonderfully wrong. Maybe what he needed was another fairy tale instead of stretching this one to its limits and making it sag in the process... EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
3.5/5 Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) Devesh Sharma Zombieland: Double Tap serves up a platter of good clean fun once more. It has plenty for first comers to enjoy and fans of the franchise to go nuts over. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
4/5 The Sky Is Pink (2019) Devesh Sharma Overall, this bitter-sweet film will make you laugh, will make you cry and will surely make you ruminate on the glorious uncertainty of life... EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2019