Filmfare

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Rating Title/Year Author
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
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Devesh Sharma The animation, needless to say, is world class. The makers manage to bridge the gap between the real and imaginary worlds through an interesting mix of technology, camera work and editing. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 Escape Room (2019) Devesh Sharma Summing up, one can only say that the film tries to do too many things at the same time and that leads to its downfall. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Devesh Sharma The film belongs to Anil Kapoor. Be it being a mama's boy even post 50, his sense of fulfillment while being in the kitchen, his simmering romance with Juhi Chawla or his emotional outburst near the end -- everything gets his hundred percent. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Devesh Sharma Saoirse Ronan is the soul of film, giving her all to the project. The first half especially is quiet dull and you sit through it because Saoirse is simply brilliant...if not for the two actresses, the film easily would have fallen flat. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Devesh Sharma A legend gets reborn, at least on screen, and maybe that's the only reality palatable to us right now... EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 Thackeray (2019) Devesh Sharma Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Thackeray and one can very well say it's the role of his life till date. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
2/5 Replicas (2018) Devesh Sharma The film has so many plot holes that it feels like the role model for the screenplay was cheddar cheese. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 Second Act (2018) Devesh Sharma Perhaps the film is a parable about how difficult having it all can be, especially for women. It does make a very pertinent point. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) Devesh Sharma The big problem with the film is that it makes out Sanjaya Baru to be some kind of a superhero... EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) Devesh Sharma The patriotic fervour behind the project can't be denied and better detailing definitely would have added another layer to the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 Bumblebee (2018) Devesh Sharma Hailee Steinfeld is a natural in front of the camera and brings out all the nuances required for the role like a pro. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Mary Poppins Returns is as much fun as a complete family film as the original. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
3.5/5 Simmba (2018) Devesh Sharma If Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the director who made Ranveer into an actor having a cupboard full of awards, Rohit Shetty is the person who will be credited with turning him into a massy hero. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/5 Zero (2018) Devesh Sharma Shah Rukh Khan is experimenting with each film and must be admired for his zeal to attempt something out of the ordinary and not playing it safe. He has given it all to the film and makes you believe in Bauaa's madness. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Devesh Sharma We have become used to live action adaptations of comic books but this film makes a case for giving animation a chance once more. Let's hope other filmmakers can keep the ball rolling... EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/5 Ben Is Back (2018) Devesh Sharma The film tells you that drugs take a toll on your mind and body in ways you wouldn't even dream of. That parents remain unaware of what their wards are going through in most cases. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Devesh Sharma The film's real heroes are the SFX wizards and the production design team. They have really surpassed themselves creating fantastic underwater realms and making them teem with even more fantastical creatures. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Maleficent (2014) Rachit Gupta If your adult mind doesn't reject the ideas that fairy tales taught you as a kid, Maleficent can offer you a wonderful ride full of hope and love with the adequate twist. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
2.5/5 The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Devesh Sharma Instead of giving us a bloodbath, we are given an atmospheric piece and this toning down of horror doesn't work in the film's favour. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Devesh Sharma Instead of following one story arc, it takes up several, and that proves to be the film's undoing in the long run. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 Kedarnath (2018) Devesh Sharma Kedarnath dazzles you with its scenic imagery and it's fresh pairing. But it's also a case of missed chances. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 Creed II (2018) Devesh Sharma The film is slickly shot. And the fight scenes are nicely choreographed. You feel the pain of the boxers as they slug it out. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/5 2.0 (2018) Devesh Sharma Shankar's influences may have been Western but he remains quintessentially Indian. His films may dazzle you through SFX but remain quite humane at heart. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 A Private War (2018) Devesh Sharma Rosamund Pike has given the performance of a lifetime in the film. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Devesh Sharma It's as if the film is a big premise for some thundering climax that we will see in the next film. But it's all so haphazardly done that the viewer tends to lose interest in what's happening on screen... EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Devesh Sharma All these disturbances decidedly took a toll on the finished product. All-in-all, Rami Malek's superlative performance keeps you riveted throughout... EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
3.5/5 Boy Erased (2018) Devesh Sharma The film is well written and directed and makes you angry about the way young men and women are getting fleeced by people who run such programs. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 Pihu (1970) Devesh Sharma Parents, who are genetically inclined to worry over their wards will surely have nightmares watching the film. Go watch the film for a story that totally differs from the usual escapist fare. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Devesh Sharma The film is primarily aimed at children but adults too won't suffer much watching it. Hope and a little sugar does go a long way, as they say. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Devesh Sharma Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub's character of Shanichar was totally not needed. Katrina Kaif has two songs and a couple of scenes and even Fatima Sana Shaikh is reduced to being a gymnast here. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 Air Strike (2018) Devesh Sharma There is no consistency in both theme and treatment. It feels like the director wanted to put every patriotic movie trope that he could think of in one film and exploit them all. The result is a mishmash... EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 Jack and Dil (2018) Devesh Sharma The cinematography, editing, even music are strictly average fare. The writing is in total shambles. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 5 Weddings (2018) Devesh Sharma The film looks like a bright idea on paper but is a rather disjointed effort on execution. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 Dassehra (2018) Devesh Sharma Angry cop movies need an emotional core. They at least need a coherent plot. And need to be products of their time. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) Devesh Sharma It's an SFX driven film and the character effects are imaginatively done to say the least. However, the film suffers when it comes to the plot and the story. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 Hunter Killer (2018) Devesh Sharma Watch the film if you like underwater action as some of the scenes are really immersive, otherwise the film has nothing new to offer. Gerard Butler fans would be disappointed for sure. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 Halloween (2018) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for some old-fashioned slasher fun and in-form acting from the ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 Namaste England (2018) Devesh Sharma Both Parineeti and Arjun are in need of a hit and to that end they try hard to spice up the proceedings. However, their heroic efforts aren't enough to salvage the disjointed story and screenplay. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 Badhaai Ho (2018) Devesh Sharma Congratulations indeed to director Amit Ravindernath Sharma for making a hugely entertaining film. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Devesh Sharma Cooper, who has turned director with the film, extracts commendable performances from everybody in the cast. The life of a musician is caught perfectly. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
4.5/5 First Man (2018) Devesh Sharma The cinematography gives you a taste of both confined spaces and the vastness of space in a very intimate way. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018