Filmfare

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Durgamati: The Myth (2020) Devesh Sharma Mahie Gill, Arshad Warsi and Jisshu Sengupta are all talented individuals but are horribly typecast here and are further bogged down by the erratic writing. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/5 Tenet (2020) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, much like the film's subject, Tenet is a film way ahead of its time. It's Nolan's most audacious experiment. Whether posterity favours it kindly -- only time will tell... EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2.5/5 Laxmii (2020) Devesh Sharma You know where the film is going once the secret is revealed. The comedy part is pretty juvenile. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2020
4/5 Sir (2018) Devesh Sharma [Filmmaker Rohena Gera] offers a sensitive take into the lives of the protagonists... The end product, which has some good cinematography by Dominique Colin and taut editing by Jacques Comets and Baptiste Ribrault, is as real as it gets... EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3/5 Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula (2020) Devesh Sharma The director seems uncertain about taking a single direction and as a result, the film suffers. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
3.5/5 () Devesh Sharma All-in-all, Anurag Basu has once more given us true-to-life characters caught in circumstances not of their own making and trying to do their best under the circumstances. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3.5/5 Chhalaang (2020) Devesh Sharma The film gives out the message that sports are as much important for the growth of children as studies and that this should be inculcated right at the grassroots level. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
2.5/5 Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020) Devesh Sharma Barring a few glitches, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari offers a different take on situational comedy. See it for the performances and for Diljit and Manoj's comic timing. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2020
3/5 Over the Moon (2020) Devesh Sharma The film becomes a visual extravaganza once Fei Fei lands on the lunar landscape. The world-building is truly amazing. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
3.5/5 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Devesh Sharma All-in-all, while the sequel might not have the bite and the wildness of the first film, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm retains enough of the madcap humour to keep us laughing throughout. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
2.5/5 Holidate (2020) Devesh Sharma The film tries too hard to be a parody of romantic comedies. Maybe that was the general idea initially but the director seemingly lost touch with it as the film progressed. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
2.5/5 Hubie Halloween (2020) Devesh Sharma In a nutshell, Hubie Halloween is a regular Adam Sandler movie -- good for a few laughs but something that won't make for a great cinematic memory in the long run. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2020
3.5/5 () Devesh Sharma Watch it for the issues it raises, as also for some refined acting displayed by the entire cast. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/5 Enola Holmes (2020) Devesh Sharma Watching the film, one tends to forget that Millie Bobby Brown is only 16. She's the Hollywood star to watch-out-for in the future. Her effortless acting makes you forget Sherlock. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
2.5/5 Khaali Peeli (2020) Devesh Sharma Both Ishaan and Ananya try hard to get the street lingo right. But both are a bit too polished to look like hardened kids from the mean streets of Mumbai. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2020
3/5 Cargo (2019) Devesh Sharma The film's pace could have been faster. And the plot could've been imagined better. The histrionics of the lead couple holds it together. It would have fallen apart in the hands of lesser actors... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2020
2/5 () Devesh Sharma Sanjay Dutt still retains a towering presence and stoically gives his all as he tries to salvage this sinking ship, refusing to abandon his Captain's post... EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
3/5 Class of '83 (2020) Devesh Sharma Overall, the film gives off the impression of being the pilot episode of an interesting series on Mumbai's cops and criminals. It would have worked better if it was developed as a series... EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/5 Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl (2020) Devesh Sharma The aerial photography, as well as SFX, is excellent, making the training scenes and later the combat flying feels immersive. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
2.5/5 Lootcase (2019) Devesh Sharma Lootcase is a light-hearted satire which will definitely make you smile. It's the perfect OTT fodder. You can gloss over certain portions and still enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2020
3.5/5 Dil Bechara (2020) Devesh Sharma Sanjana Sanghi has made a delightful debut as the girl who finds love when she least expects it. She discovers life in the process and comes to realise that joy, even in small quantities, is something worth cherishing. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/5 The Old Guard (2020) Devesh Sharma The Old Guard is a potpourri of fantasy, mythology, romance, tragedy and kick-ass action -- one can say it has something for everybody... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2020
3.5/5 Bulbbul (2020) Devesh Sharma Overall, it's a fantastic debut for Anvita Dutt. Bulbbul feels like it's been directed by an experienced hand and not a newbie. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2020
3/5 Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai (2020) Devesh Sharma The film begins with a great premise but doesn't quite live up to it. You expect an Anurag Kashyap film to be more gritty, more searing but you feel like he has pulled in his punches... EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2020
3.5/5 Gulabo Sitabo (2020) Devesh Sharma Some may complain of the slow pace of the film but it's sort of perfect for the subject matter and the milieu. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2020
3/5 Angrezi Medium (2020) Devesh Sharma Irrfan Khan, as we know, was undergoing treatment for a near-fatal disease and was in much pain throughout the shooting of the film. So kudos to him for overcoming the odds and giving us another masterful performance. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/5 Love Aaj Kal (2020) Devesh Sharma Of the three actors, it's Randeep Hooda who comes across carrying the most gravitas. EDIT
Posted Mar 10, 2020
2.5/5 Baaghi 3 (2020) Devesh Sharma Tiger Shroff's show all the way. He slices and dices through the opposition with the finesse of a ballet dancer. He seriously needs better scripts sometimes soon to do better justice to his enormous talent... EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
2.5/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Devesh Sharma In fact, instead of surprising us with something new, he has gone in the opposite direction and has rendered the invisible man, well, truly invisible... EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
4/5 Thappad (2020) Devesh Sharma Hat's off to director Anubhav Sinha for making yet another well-meaning and powerful film asking all the right questions. It's 2020 and it's a shame that it has taken this long to say that even one slap shouldn't be tolerated. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2020
3/5 Bhoot: Part One: The Haunted Ship (2020) Devesh Sharma Vicky Kaushal has tried hard to keep your interest awake in the film through his histrionics. The problem is that he doesn't have anyone to play off to. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
2.5/5 Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Devesh Sharma Brahms: The Boy II is a kind of self-indulgent exercise by the director who perhaps wanted to explore another tangent to his earlier film. It's neither here nor there and seems a bit pointless, really. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
4/5 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (2020) Devesh Sharma Watch the film for its hilarious comedy, slick all around performances and ultimately for it's powerful message of love and acceptance. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/5 Shikara (2020) 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 3D (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 () 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 Sab Kushal Mangal (2020) 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