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Devesh Sharma

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Number of reviews
176
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54

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  • Super 30

    The film belongs to Hrithik Roshan. He makes you forget the bad make-up and varying accent through his sheer involvement in the role. He underplays the anger, the pain, as well as the joy,  felt by his character and makes us believe in Anand Kumar.

    Jul 2019
  • Malaal

    The industry is always hungry for more talent and it’s good to know it has found two performers in Meezaan and Sharmin.

    Jul 2019
  • One Day

    Vigilante justice films have to have the right mix of mayhem and violence. They should persuade us that the wrong-doers deserve this kind of raw punishment. Director Ashok Nanda hasn’t been able to offer the right balance and as a result, the film fails to make the kind of impact it was aiming for...

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    Watch the film for its riveting performances and its underlying message that even after 70 years as a free country, we’re still shackled to the chains of caste.

    Jun 2019
  • Bharat

    Somewhere along the way, the focus of the film shifts from India to Bharat the character and that's its chief flaw. You leave the theatre feeling underwhelmed...

    Jun 2019
  • Nakkash

    Better attention to detail and better writing would have turned Nakkash into a powerful vehicle propagating Hindu-Muslim unity -- something that’s much needed in these troubled times. Instead, you’re left with a sense of what could have been as you come out of the theatre...

    May 2019
  • 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