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Devesh Sharma

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Number of reviews
166
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54

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  • Setters

    The writing goes from being focussed to being all over the place. In effect, the balance of the film isn’t right. It’s too intense in some areas and playful in others.

    May 2019
  • Blank

    ...given its premise, the film had the potential to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, if only the writing and execution could have been better.

    May 2019
  • The Tashkent Files

    Shastri's life is a much more interesting subject than his death. We wish someone makes a biopic on that, instead of speculating on his death. It should be stated that the film looks biased against a certain political party. Given the fact that elections are at hand, the film ideally should have been released post the voting...

    Apr 2019
  • Romeo Akbar Walter

    Watching the film is like akin to reading a John Le Carre novel. You have one set of mandarins squaring off against the other with pawns being sacrificed for future advantage.

    Apr 2019
  • Notebook

    ...it's a simple, old fashioned piece of romance, something that perhaps belongs to the Hrishikesh Mukherjee school of filmmaking.

    Mar 2019
  • Junglee

    ...is an action-packed adventure which also tells us that we share this planet with lots of different species, who have an equal right to it...

    Mar 2019
  • Kesari

    Akshay Kumar is verily the soul of the film. His bearing, his mannerisms are totally that of a professional soldier.

    Mar 2019
  • Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

    ...the film’s gags don’t travel well outside the context. It’s one of those -- ‘you’ve to be there’ -- kind of films. But within those two hours, you’ll surely laugh your head off.

    Mar 2019
  • Milan Talkies

    ...watching Milan Talkies is like watching a flawed but fantastic idea taking shape and dissolving upon itself. You leave the theatre wondering what could have been if Tigmanshu had a smooth sailing throughout...

    Mar 2019
  • Hamid

    At a time when intolerance is at an all time high, we need more such efforts to remind us of the common humanity that binds us. Kudos to director Aijaz Khan for his all heart endeavour.

    Mar 2019
  • Badla

    ...is a true-blue mystery thriller alright. Bollywood directors don't much attempt the genre and it's high time they did so...

    Mar 2019
  • Luka Chuppi

    Watch Luka Chuppi for a dose of some good, clean fun -- much needed after all the heavy-duty stuff which has been going around in real life.

    Mar 2019
  • Sonchiriya

    ...offers a potent blend of dacoit drama, karmic lesson and caste politics with some realistic action thrown in for good measure. The performances alone are worth the price of the ticket.

    Mar 2019
  • Total Dhamaal

    The film delivers its punches by stringing together one ridiculous situation after another. As long as you enjoy that brand of comedy and are looking for a film to unwind, then Total Dhamaal is just the fare for you...

    Feb 2019
  • Amavas

    We learn from Amavas that a Gothic mansion, jump cuts galore and red herrings aplenty thrown into the mix sadly don’t translate into a horror film.

    Feb 2019
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

    ...full marks to debutante director Shelly Chopra Dhar for making a heartfelt film about a topic that needs to be brought out in the open. Let’s hope the film gets people talking about it, especially in our small towns and villages, where closed mindsets still prevail.

    Feb 2019
  • Thackeray

    ...Thackeray’s legacy when it comes to Mumbai and Maharashtra politics can’t be denied. He became a god for millions and this biopic comes close to introducing us to his persona. That said, he was more than the sum of images that the present film invokes and maybe we won’t ever get the true picture...

    Jan 2019
  • Manikarnika

    Kangana looks to the manor born playing Laxmibai. She channels the spirit of the warrior queen and is her fierce best in war scenes and also manages to give us the glimpse of the icon's soft side.

    Jan 2019
  • Rangeela Raja

    Both producer Pahlaj Nihalani and his director Sikander Bharti seems to be stuck in the ’80s and ’90s. Everything is brushed with a stroke of broad comedy and a sensitive subject like rape rehabilitation is reduced to being a family drama.

    Jan 2019
  • Fraud Saiyaan

    Comedies need an emotional track for them to work. Or at least the gags need to be structured like a Mexican Wave so that you lose yourself in the slapstick and forget the logic. The present film fails on both counts.

    Jan 2019
  • Bombairiya

    ...this derailed comedy carrying a serious message is worth the ride only if you don't mind meandering journeys going nowhere...

    Jan 2019