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Rating Title/Year Author
Angel Has Fallen (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala The unimaginative script matches the uninspired action scenes, which are worsened by shabby computer graphics. The laziness of this franchise is apparent in the third part... EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
Raabta (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala This reincarnation drama with convenient plot-points doesn't quite come together. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Sonata (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala Sadly, the theatricality of the piece has not transitioned smoothly to screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
The Fate of the Furious (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala Designed to appeal to their enormous fan base, the makers clearly have every intention of going out at full throttle. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Naam Shabana (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala Much more effort has gone into creating an authentic milieu than crafting an engaging character study in the foreground. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Kung Fu Yoga (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala Not even Jackie Chan can save this ill-advised mash-up. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala The plot is as flimsy as the garments on the beauties. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Shivaay (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala Devgn has clearly put time and effort into his direction, but appears to have put less into his performance. Neither makes the grade. And let's face it, there can only be one Liam Neeson. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Housefull 3 (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala The brand of humour aligns with previous Housefull films, with a few funny gags but mostly stupid ones. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Race to World First (2013) Udita Jhunjhunwala It's hard to tell one growling, sabre-toothed orc apart from another. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala The film misses Burton's odd charm, is largely devoid of humour and, in spite of Hathaway, Depp and Bonham Carter, is mostly a waste of time. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Money Monster (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala Foster deftly handles tonal shifts between humour, satire and comment to deliver a timely and thrilling entertainer. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Laal Rang (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala The Haryanvi dialect (I often wished for subtitles), production design and locations add to the authenticity. Sadly, the script takes its time setting up the tension and conflict... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The Man Who Knew Infinity is moving, but not as compelling as the real life story of the genius it celebrates. The definitive film on Ramanujan remains to be made... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala This sequel fumbles on all the fronts on which the original succeeded... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala The series has seen a steady decline from the surprisingly palatable opener, Divergent, with its political metaphors so smoothly handled. It became clunkier with subsequent chapters... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Joy (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala This optimistic, often amusing story is a Lawrence show all the way as she flies the flag for feminism, entrepreneurship and family without missing a beat. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala There is a serious drought of energy and jokes in this script (by Milap Zaveri and Mushtaq Sheikh), particularly considering that the characters talk non-stop. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Astérix: le domaine des dieux (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala Originally in French, dubbed in English, this action adventure touches on social issues such as environmental degradation, modernization, materialism and classism with a light, satirical touch. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Ghayal Once Again (2016) Udita Jhunjhunwala Deol is sincere and still evokes whistles when he lets loose his right hook. Fans of the Deol brand of action won't be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala It would have been nice to have some fresh insight into what goes on behind the scenes during an election campaign. This crisis does not convert into an opportunity. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala You really have to ask yourself about the maturity of the scriptwriters who have clearly given vent to their misogyny through this immature sequel to the 2011 film. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Singh Is Bliing (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala With its lame script and tiresome gags, you'll forget Singh Is Bliing within seconds of leaving the cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
He Named Me Malala (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala Malala is highly confident, well spoken yet cheeky, and the story is powerful and inspiring. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Kaun Kitney Paani Mein (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The film, with sharp dialogues by Rahul Singh, cleverly touches on issues of caste, scarcity and environmental conservation. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
She's Funny That Way (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala A light and likeable screwball comedy with a stellar ensemble cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Mr. Holmes (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala Suspense and sleuthing are a backstory to this elegant tale of regret, rectification and humility. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Pixels (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The film catalogues the worst set of performances seen in a while, particularly Dinklage's accent and Gad's pubescent antics. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The depiction of Gour Hari's life is more compelling on paper than film... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Gift (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The violence is always emotional and psychological, not bloody and physical, which makes The Gift that much more disconcerting. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Tomorrowland (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala A futuristic Disney fantasy in a choppy and tiresome narrative. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Age of Adaline (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The unhurried storytelling matches Adaline's endless life, making this a respectable date movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The DUFF (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala While director Ari Sandel's adaptation is devoid of any surprises and spells out every thought and action, it does finally deliver a worthy message. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Entourage (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The TV series was cheeky, witty, outrageous, over-the-top and entertaining. While the film has dashes of that, yet it feels like a haughty 104-minute-long episode with watered down wit and not enough Ari-isms. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The British actors hold things together, adding charm, sparkle and mischief to a script that pales in comparison to the original. The title seems to prepare you for that anyway. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Broken Horses (2015) Udita Jhunjhunwala The performances are mediocre, with D'Onofrio coming across as comically theatrical. Yelchin as Jakey is comatose. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Water Diviner (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala While Crowe the actor has impressive screen presence and conveys grief with subtlety, Crowe the director errs on the side of caution in this conservatively directed feature, which splutters along... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Fireflies (2013) Udita Jhunjhunwala The pace can be quite taxing as you wonder when he will reveal the point of his study of human relationships, fettered emotions, and final resolution... EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala It's hard not to want to avert your eyes and that makes up, marginally, for the otherwise clichéd screenplay. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
The Maze Runner (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala As director Wes Ball builds the eeriness around the complex entrapment of a community of boys living a Lord Of The Flies type existence, he is ably aided by imaginative and well-executed production design and special effects. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala The "heroes in a half shell" are back, except this time producer Michael Bay slaps on his style of action and over-dependence on CGI, or computer-generated imagery. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Hercules (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala The battle scenes between rival armies are ambitious and long, with a body count to rival 300, but Ratner's unremarkable direction offers no surprises. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Divergent (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala This is a rite-of-passage film, with action, romance and self-realization woven in. But unlike some others of this genre, Divergent is thought-provoking teen sci-fi. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Million Dollar Arm (2014) Udita Jhunjhunwala The pace slackens when the location shifts to LA but the performances and the gentle hand with which the subject is directed keep you interested. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Carrie (2013) Udita Jhunjhunwala Moretz plays Carrie as either a constantly petrified, meek outcast or a grimacing destroyer. Peirce fails to build a connection between audience and protagonist. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Men in Black 3 (2012) Udita Jhunjhunwala MIB3 is entertaining but forgettable, even without a neuralizer! EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012) Udita Jhunjhunwala Accomplished art direction, drawings and animation create a world that has magnificent palaces, fearless warriors, proud princesses, vast landscapes, regal characters and violent battles. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
What the Fish (2013) Udita Jhunjhunwala A mystery gone awry because of shoddy writing and direction. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Mausam (2011) Udita Jhunjhunwala The calibre of the direction is inevitably going to be compared with Kapur's acting prowess. The two do not match-the latter being streets ahead. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) Udita Jhunjhunwala Instead of sticking to social satire, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha takes on the mantle of an extended propaganda film-it's just as tiresome, but with better production values and performances. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019