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Rating Title/Year Author
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Taika Waititi's comedy about a budding young Nazi exhausts its satire early... EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
Shikara: A Love Letter From Kashmir (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala She captures vulnerability and optimism but the reactions are repetitive and unimaginative. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
Judy (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Judy, a musical drama, is both a warm and loving tribute to the actor and singer Judy Garland as well as a cautionary tale about the pressures and impact of celebrity. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
Dolittle (2020) Udita Jhunjhunwala The drama and narrative is so flat you almost forget this is a 3D film. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Uday Bhatia The film is never far from silliness, but there's often a reason attached... it's a nod to the Hindi cinema tradition of the climactic dance. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Chhapaak (2020) Uday Bhatia The film is careful to keep its central character in focus and its star and producer under wraps, but it's impossible not to think of Padukone in the moment when Malti is asked "ladna hai?" - up for a fight? EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2020
Bombshell (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Bombshell avoids a big bang in favour of a firm commitment to a screenplay that succumbs to occasional theatrics, but understands the nuances of sexism, harassment and #MeToo. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
Good Newwz (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala For Kumar, Kapoor Khan and some truly laugh-out-loud moments, Good Newwz is the lightness needed to round off the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala The ending disappoints a bit with its easy resolution, but then Jumanji is not meant to keep you on the edge of your seat: it's just a game after all. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2019
Mardaani 2 (2019) Uday Bhatia In this slick, gruesome sequel, Shivani again steps aside and allows victims to exact revenge, in full view of the public. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) Uday Bhatia The problem with Pati, Patni Aur Woh isn't that it's offensive, but that it's dull and predictable for too much of its running time. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
Hotel Mumbai (2018) Udita Jhunjhunwala Hotel Mumbai is a disturbing and haunting reminder of what so many endured. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
Ravening (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Bhaskar Hazarika's Aamis is bold and subversive. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Banks gets the soundtrack right, and the costumes and hairstyles are impressive. But the action set-pieces are not, and the story itself is a weak spy thriller with a collection of caricatured men... EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
Drive (2018) Uday Bhatia Rajput has the fixed plastic smile of an actor who wishes his career were in another gear... EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Saand Ki Aankh (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Pannu and Pednekar are wonderful and spunky and embrace their parts even though their body language and posture is variable. Bakshi and Arjun provide admirable support. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
() Uday Bhatia Laal Kaptaan is the sort of film I wish there were more of - an exploration of the richness and weirdness of old India, one which doesn't try to smooth the edges or create a Disney-esque franchise. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala Maybe it was a sign that this film was ill-fated when it took almost 20 years for it to get off the ground. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala This is a delight for fans of the drama series set in the world of the British aristocracy. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2019
Chhichhore (2019) Udita Jhunjhunwala The humour in Chhichhore is so organic that one can forgive the film's contrivances. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
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
Warcraft (2016) 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