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Ajit Duara

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Number of reviews
230
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41

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  • 2.0

    This movie gives you a run for your money, but eventually falls short in holding on to its narrative; which, when it started, promised a lot more bang for your buck.

    Dec 2018
  • Andhadhun

    ...a thriller with not a single scary moment. ‘Andhadhun’ is wonderfully mounted, nicely cast and beautifully art directed, but not once do you grip your seat, sit back in horror, or cover your eyes.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    A similar nation state in India, with room for a myriad political innuendos to co-exist, allows Bhardwaj a lot of freedom in his Shakespeare adaptations. Most importantly, there are full fledged plots to interpret, instead of half baked ones like in ‘Pataakha’. Plus, there are 34 more plays he can still work on.

    Sep 2018
  • Manmarziyaan

    With ‘Mukkabaaz’ last year, and with ‘Manmarziyaan’ today, he (Kashyap) looks more and more like a mainstream film maker with a fine command of film technique, whose unique and original perspective has been merged, unobtrusively, into an amorphous entity called pop cinema.

    Sep 2018
  • Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

    The film has a few watchable moments, courtesy the deadpan delivery style of Jimmy Sheirgill, and an Urdu spouting Pakistani character (Piyush Mishra), a relic from the first film. But as a sequel, it is disappointing.

    Aug 2018
  • Genius

    ...is a noisy film, with hysterical action and dramatic sounds fighting for space with this gnome like debutant reaching for the sky, aspiring to instant action and romantic hero status.

    Aug 2018
  • Karwaan

    By the end of the film, you have enjoyed the scenery, laughed at Irrfan and his PJs, and ask the question on the tip of your tongue - what on earth were the makers of this movie smoking?

    Aug 2018
  • Mulk

    This is the essence of freedom that film makers still have; to make movies that reflect on how life should be, and not necessarily on how it turns out.

    Aug 2018
  • Baaghi 2

    ...the film diverts us from the totally unconvincing dialogue delivery style of Tiger. It also establishes a right leaning ideological position that always works well with an action movie audience.

    Mar 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    It is not the acting, the content, or the ideology that is wrong with this movie. What jars is the choice of a hackneyed and overused cinematic style that divides characters and conflicts into simplistic demarcations of black and white.

    Jan 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    The film is funny in specific contexts, but, overall, the interlinked stories pass no real comment on the quality of life in this heterogenous metropolis. The movie drifts along nicely, until you get a little tired, and wish that it all leads to a quick and rousing conclusion.

    Jan 2018
  • Ittefaq

    In truth, it is not much of a murder mystery, since you can predict the end by estimating the running time of the movie. When conclusive evidence is found to nail one of the suspects, and it seems to be all over bar the conviction, there is still 15 minutes to go.

    Nov 2017
  • Raabta

    ...starts off promisingly with two energized actors in Rajput and Sanon hitting it off as soon as they meet, disintegrates thereafter, and ends up as pretty much unwatchable.

    Jun 2017
  • Trapped

    ...is a disappointing film from a good director. What surprises you is the mismatch between a subject and the natural style of Vikramaditya Motwane.

    Mar 2017
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    The movie positions itself in popular culture as advocating the freedom of a woman to choose career over marriage. However, broken down into its individual segments, what we get is a virtual endorsement of harassment as a legitimate tool of persuasion.

    Mar 2017
  • Rangoon

    ...it is all the more startling to see what Bhardwaj does to the scenario that he so painstakingly creates in Rangoon. He ‘Bollywoodizes’ it; to a degree bordering on the absurd.

    Feb 2017
  • M.S. Dhoni

    The Achilles heel of this film, a sporting injury and a Greek myth of a tragic flaw that makes a hero mortal, is, ironically, the refusal to see MS as a man, once he has been turned into a God.

    Oct 2016
  • Banjo

    ...is a sincere and well intentioned film that has some watchable sequences, but fails eventually, as the sum of its parts just don't add up.

    Sep 2016
  • Parched

    ...is a nice looking film that is reasonably well acted, but it is too self consciously written and visualized to be credible, as intended, for an argument on the empowerment of women in rural Rajasthan.

    Sep 2016