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Rating Title/Year Author
Chhichhore (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar When the film cuts to the present, the characters who seemed likeable a few scenes ago turn insipid and boring. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
Mission Mangal (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Most of its shortcomings are overshadowed by the camaraderie shared by the cast. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Batla House (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The director's unwillingness to question the ethical practices of the Indian police makes "Batla House" a one-sided story. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Saaho (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar At 179 minutes, "Saaho" drags on and on. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2019
Jabariya Jodi (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Chopra and Malhotra are stilted and ineffective, and their chemistry is non-existent. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Seasoned actors like Nadira Babbar and Annu Kapoor ham it up as the plot unravels beyond all help. Unlike Baby's patients, Khandaani Shafakhana shows no signs of recovery. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
Arjun Patiala (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar It is fitting that the director and producer are fast asleep by the end of the film - Arjun Patiala does little to keep its viewers awake during its 106 minutes. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Judgemental Hai Kya (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Kovelamudi stuffs his scenes with absurdist elements and dark humour, but the script is too shallow to support these devices. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Super 30 (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar There is a great film to be made on the Indian middle-class and lower middle-class obsession with an IIT education..."Super 30" isn't equal to the task. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
Article 15 (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar This is a worthy cause, but the film falters with what amounts to an outsider's view of a problem that is so internal and deep that it can be cleaned only from the inside. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Kabir Singh (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Kabir Singh would have been a better film had it knocked its protagonist off his pedestal and examined him for the flawed person that he is. EDIT
Posted Jun 24, 2019
Game Over (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Part slasher film, part psychological thriller, Game Over is an unsatisfying watch because Saravanan never quite picks a side. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
Bharat (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Bharat is too long, too overdrawn and too maudlin for it to evoke any genuine emotion. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
India's Most Wanted (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar A deadpan Kapoor is ineffective as a master spy on a mission of a lifetime, putting in an one-tone, monotonous performance as Prabhat that weighs down an already sagging film. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
PM Narendra Modi (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar There is an interesting film yet to be made that would examine his rise and what led to it. This is not that film. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
De De Pyaar De (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Tabu is the only breath of fresh air here; she is unaffected and natural as can be. It is only when she is on screen that the film is infused with life. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Student of the Year 2 (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar A stony-faced Tara Sutaria comes off as too self-conscious in her attempt to play Mia. It is Ananya Pandey who stands out among what is otherwise a mediocre cast. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar At 144 minutes, the film is 40 minutes too long and wastes too much time on sappy side-plots like Romeo's relationship with his mother and his yearning for his motherland. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Notebook (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar It is a pity that Kakkar's heavy-handed approach weighs down what could have been a light, easy watch. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Junglee (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar too much in love with its leading man for it to have any meaningful impact. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Kesari (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Much like the battle in this period war drama, Singh stretches proceedings interminably. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
The Man Who Feels No Pain (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Campy, cheesy and hilarious - a truly funny Hindi film after a long time. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Photograph (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Batra's latest offering doesn't quite hit the sweet spot. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Sonchiraiya (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Director Chaubey tries to get into the dynamics of the group and their equations with each other, but his and Sudip Sharma's script is too heavy-handed. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Total Dhamaal (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Much like slapstick cartoons, Total Dhamaal does get some laughs. At least we don't have to deal with toilet humour or sexist jokes, and the film's premise is promising. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Gully Boy (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Here is an actor at his peak and Akhtar's film is proof of that. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Kapoor Ahuja is the film's weakest link, and the reason why this story falls short. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Thackeray (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Given how obsessed we are with politics, we deserve better films about it and the men who shape our nation. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The film is only set on making Laxmibai a hero (but we already knew that). A little insight into her mind would have been nice. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019) Shilpa Jamkhandikar As Vihaan, Vicky Kaushal is a big reason why the film works, bringing a vulnerability and strength to his character that makes him the ideal war film hero. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Zero (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Zero has lofty ambitions but when it comes to delivery, it falls too short. EDIT
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Kedarnath (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar For a film that ebbs and flows, the leads thankfully keep it afloat and steady. Rajput is wonderful as Mansoor, using his eyes and body language to convincingly convey his character's emotions. But the true revelation is Khan. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
2.0 (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar This film certainly has the look and feel of a big-ticket Hollywood production, and that alone is worth the price of the ticket. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Mohalla Assi (2015) Shilpa Jamkhandikar This is an old film, mired in court cases and released almost four years after it was made. But in its treatment and style, it feels even more dated and obsolete. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Pihu (1970) Shilpa Jamkhandikar It feels sadistic and unnecessary. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Thugs of Hindostan is a sinking ship, and not even Aamir Khan and his Midas touch can salvage it. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
Baazaar (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The film's only trump cards are its actors. You have to give credit to Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte for playing such hollow and badly written roles with such conviction. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
Namaste England (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Nothing about Namaste England is redeemable. This is 135 minutes of mediocrity that you would do well to avoid. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Badhaai Ho (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The second half falters and the comic moments become sporadic, but Akshat Ghildial's screenplay retains its charm. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2018
Tumbbad (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The true star here is Barve, who takes what could have been a regular horror film and elevates it to another level. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Helicopter Eela (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar A shrill, dated and insipid story of a co-dependent relationship between a mother and her son, the film is as enjoyable as having your mother breathing down your neck all day. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
Andhadhun (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Bollywood doesn't make too many thrillers and when it does, they don't always measure up. Andhadhun ticks all the right boxes. This one should be savoured. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Loveyatri: The Journey of Love (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar This film truly belonged to the 80s. It's a shame that Bollywood hasn't moved on when audiences clearly have. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The convoluted plot is a drawback, but much like a tapestry, the beauty here lies in the detail, in the small things. And in this respect, Sui Dhaaga is a winner. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Pataakha (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Much like his protagonists, Bhardwaj doesn't know when to cut it short and walk away. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Manto (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar As Manto, Siddiqui is at the top of his game, embodying his mannerisms and body language, but even he cannot make up for the flaws in the script. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The story, by writer duo Siddharth-Garima, stretches on forever without saying much. Singh devotes too much time to the friendship between the three characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Husband Material (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar For a film that waxes eloquent about the unpredictability and volatility of love, the end feels like an unnecessary cop-out. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
Love Sonia (2017) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Besides missing a punctuation mark in the title, Love Sonia is lacking in several other things. Plausible plot points, for one. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2018
Laila Majnu (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The uneven acting is in keeping with the rest of the film, which oscillates wildly between occasional bouts of lucidity and absurdity. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018