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Rating Title/Year Author
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 Junglee...is 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
() 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 (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
Manmarziyaan (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
Stree (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Stree is the most fun I've had at the movies in a while. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The humour in the film is dated and old, relying on tired stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar We are subjected to 137 minutes of inanity... EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2018
Gold (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Gold is a lackluster film that doesn't seem too sure of itself. And coming from a director who has done better, it is a colossal disappointment. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Satyameva Jayate (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Bajpayee hams it up like there is no tomorrow, snarling and screaming all the time, in keeping with the tone of the film. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Mulk (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar The honesty in their performances manifest on screen. Mulk does have its flaws, but you cannot fault the intention. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
Karwaan (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar For the most part, you cannot wait for this trip to end. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
Fanney Khan (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar A remake of the 2000 Belgian film Everybody's Famous!, Fanney Khan manages to pull through, not on the strength of the screenplay, but because of the performances, especially by Anil Kapoor. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
Dhadak (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar For all its flaws, Dhadak is the vehicle that will bring more audiences to this important story and for that alone, it's worth it. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
Soorma (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar What holds this film together is the performance by Diljit Dosanjh...the glint in his eye changes from impish to determined, and it is this that elevates Soorma from what would otherwise have been a run-of-the-mill sports film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
Sanju (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Sanju is not a particularly engaging film because it stretches too long and resorts to melodrama over substance, but Bollywood also lost the opportunity to look at one of its own with a neutral lens and tell his story honestly. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Sanam Teri Kasam is one of those films that should have been made in the 80's, when such themes might have been better accepted. Or better yet, it shouldn't have been made at all. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Race 3 (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar This race has reached its finish line with this film. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2018
Bhavesh Joshi Superhero (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar There is much to like here - the atmospherics, Painyuli's performance that is notches above Kapoor's, and Motwane's feel for noir, but his home-grown hero still falls short. Hopefully this will be a franchise... EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018
Veere Di Wedding (2018) Shilpa Jamkhandikar Veere Di Wedding has the humour and pizzazz down pat. Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania get all the best dialogue because they are not saddled with emotional tracks like the other two leading ladies. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018