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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 De De Pyaar De (2019) Sukanya Verma Propelled by hypocrisy and deceit at every turn, De De Pyaar De resorts to the age-old pretext of cold feet and lies to slump into a modern family mockery. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
3/5 Badla (2019) Sukanya Verma Against the backdrop of Scotland's icy air and imposing beauty, Badla savours its many permutations and combinations to widen the differences between every passing account. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/5 Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) Sukanya Verma Funny how a woman can fall in love with another woman and still need a man to ensure she gets her happy ending. That's normal enough for Bollywood. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
4/5 Simmba (2018) Urvi Parikh 2018 couldn't get a more blockbuster end to it. Go watch Simmba roar his way! EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/5 Kedarnath (2018) Sukanya Verma A S(it)ara is well and truly born. And in a launchpad, isn't that all that matters? EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 Pihu (1970) Sukanya Verma Despite its shortcomings, Pihu is an experiment worth encouraging. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
2/5 Mohalla Assi (2015) Sukanya Verma Is God's omnipresence a matter of relief or argument? Is Mohalla Assi worth the trouble? EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
1/5 Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Sukanya Verma Beware of Thugs of Hindostan. They rob you of time and more. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
1/5 Jack and Dil (2018) Sukanya Verma Jack and Dil feels like a marathon to nowhere. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
2.5/5 Baazaar (2018) Sukanya Verma Often characters -- none of which are women, who are purely eye candy -- break the fourth wall to communicate the nitty-gritties of their professional world or pull out some jerky editing techniques to offer nothing of value. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018
2/5 Namaste England (2018) Urvi Parikh You neither sympathise with the actors nor empathise with them... EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
3.5/5 Fryday (Hindi) (1970) Syed Firdaus Ashraf If you are a Govinda fan, FryDay is a must watch. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 Helicopter Eela (2018) Savera R Someshwar In the effort to dose Helicopter Eela with humour -- and it's not that a movie on this subject cannot be funny -- the film cuts down on its believability. The loser, as a result is Eela's journey to emancipation. And the audience. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
2.5/5 Venom (2018) Namrata Thakker Overall, Venom's storyline falters every now and then and though the characters could have been better defined, Tom Hardy does his best to deliver. Venom deserves a sequel and hopefully the producers will redeem themselves with that film. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 Andhadhun (2018) Sreehari Nair Raghavan is one of our great living artists, but most importantly perhaps, he is mainstream Hindi cinema's greatest gift to us. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
1/5 Loveyatri (2018) Sukanya Verma LoveRatri or LoveYatri, a lousy movie by any name is still a lousy movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
The Notebook (2004) Arthur J Pais The climax, again, is unsurprising to those who haven't read the novel. Yet it is hard not to surrender to the film's sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2018
5/5 Village Rockstars (2017) Sreehari Nair Village Rockstars is a picture that expresses the beauty in our common humanity -- it campaigns as much for our follies and absurdities, as it does for our hopes and desires. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
3.5/5 Pataakha (2018) Urvi Parikh How I wish Pataakha had been trimmed by about 25 minutes. Still, Pataakha deserves a watch. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/5 Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Sukanya Verma Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma portray the world of Sui Dhaaga with a gentleness that turns everything it touches into gold. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Sukanya Verma Batti Gul Meter Chalu's final few minutes weepily rave and rant about the injustice meted out at the 'sadharan aadmi.' But the mockery that precedes it akin to watching Shahid Kapoor host a humourless awards show. EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
2/5 Stree (2018) Sreehari Nair This is what happens to a movie culture that had once played it real shallow. It is replaced by another movie culture whose acts of shallowness are forgiven because it simply manages to correct some very obvious mistakes of the past. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se (2018) Sukanya Verma Phir Se, no one cares. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2018
3.5/5 () Shaikh Ayaz Dhulia is certainly an under-rated director who seeks inspiration from small-town India and its crime and political scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2018
2/5 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018) Sukanya Verma Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster has many moments of unintended hilarity and none of the crackling dialoguebaazi its predecessors became famous for. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
4/5 Trapped (2017) Sukanya Verma Gloomy as things get, Trapped isn't doused in cynicism. Rajkummar Rao, as the man at the receiving end of this unending ordeal, has everything to do with it. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2018
2/5 Dhadak (2018) Sukanya Verma As a remake of Sairat, Dhadak is a travesty. As a standalone, Dhadak is standard Bollywood boy-meets-girl drivel. As a showcase, Dhadak is a promise that will take some more effort to fully fulfill. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/5 The Fourth Direction (2016) Aseem Chhabra Singh takes us into the heartland of India that we rarely experience. The release of Chauthi Koot is a reminder that times are changing in India. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2018
3/5 Soorma (2018) Sukanya Verma Too much dependence on songs, gratuitous drama and formulas negates a great deal of good that Shaad's earlier impulses have accomplished. But Diljit Dosanjh's striking self-possession, like the champion he's portraying, doesn't let it come in the way. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2018
2/5 Begum Jaan (2017) Sukanya Verma In its preoccupation with drama, Begum Jaan neglects to reveal its soul. As a consequence, you feel nothing for the characters, their cause or fate. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/5 Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns (2013) Raja Sen The new film is much sharper, more assured, and, unencumbered by a classic to stand beside, a far better film. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
2/5 Saala Khadoos (2016) Sukanya Verma Between its many, many confused, underdeveloped, raucous ideas hides the film Saala Khadoos set out to be. Too bad it never made it to the screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2018
4/5 Sanju (2018) Sukanya Verma But even at its most obvious, overdone and withholding, Sanju is effortlessly compelling. The reason is Ranbir Kapoor. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2018
Rajdhani Express (2013) Ankur Pathak Rajdhani Express could be such a fatal blow to your collective consciousness that you'd want to recommend the film to your worst enemies and seek comfort in the fact that they are going to be irreparably traumatised. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2018
2/5 Singh Is Bliing (2015) Sukanya Verma When they announced Singh is Bliing, I was most curious about its peculiar title and kitschy poster. I don't know why they called it that. What I do know is all that glitters is not gold. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
1.5/5 Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) Namrata Thakker The music is good, but there is nothing to boast about the story. Skip this one because you won't be missing out on anything special. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
4/5 Sulemani Keeda (2014) Paloma Sharma Finally an unpretentious indie, Sulemani Keeda, simply put, is by the filmis, of the filmis, and for everyone. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
2.5/5 Coffee Bloom (2015) Nishi Tiwari Manu Warrier's reflective and beautifully shot film Coffee Bloom is a unique coming-of-age story...The conversations, however, are less poetic. The dialogues oscillate between verbose and flippant... EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2018
3/5 Haraamkhor (2015) Namrata Thakker Haraamkhor may not appeal to the regular Bollywood audience but if you're a Nawazuddin Siddiqui fan and love watching performance-oriented films, this shouldn't be missed at all. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2018
3.5/5 Lust Stories (2018) Sukanya Verma Lust Stories doesn't dwell on consequences. It bears the quality of life and moves on from one chapter to another. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 Kaala (2018) Divya Nair Kaala is Rajinikanth's film all the way. It's the kind of Rajinikanth movie you have been waiting for a decade. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
1.5/5 Sonali Cable (2014) Raja Sen Sonali Cable disconnects itself from the point of the film incredibly fast, littering itself with one-note characters stuck in cinematic cliches. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
2/5 Dobaara: See Your Evil (2017) Prasanna D Zore Watch Dobaara only if you have the guts to overcome, not fear, but boredom. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2018
2.5/5 Veere Di Wedding (2018) Sukanya Verma There's no real rebellion, just a consuming love for fashion and faux feminism where every zinger flying out of their mouth sounds like something you've heard on a sitcom or favourited on your Pinterest wall. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2018
4/5 Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain (2013) Prasanna D Zore Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain, is an honest yet haunting film. The images of those who suffered will stay with you for quite some time. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2018
2.5/5 Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) Nishi Tiwari To sum it up, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil would have done much better for itself had it tried to find its original voice, instead of pandering to a vague idea of what sells when it comes to love stories. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2018
2/5 Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018) Sukanya Verma It's ultimately a cursory glance at a tough tactical choice and tame recreation of a controversial reality whose face is a stiff star. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 Zubaan (2015) Raja Sen The whole film emerges, sadly, like one of those ads where you can half-hum the song but you forget what it was for. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2018
1/5 Youngistaan (2014) Paloma Sharma All in all, Youngistaan makes claims like Modi, implements policies like Rahul and has a persistent cough like Kejriwal, and I certainly wouldn't vote for it. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2018
1.5/5 Wah Taj (2016) Raja Sen In Wah Taj, the press is the most ridiculous. Assembled to cover a breaking story, they write in notepads while people argue, they posture with microphones even without cameras on them, and they sing bhajans siding with the protagonist. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2018