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Devesh Sharma

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Number of reviews
146
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53

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  • 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
  • Uri

    One can’t believe that the actual surgical strikes had such shoddy execution. Director Aditya Dhar should have watched films like Zero Dark Thirty or 7 Days In Entebbe to get a clear idea about how to make movies with surprise attack as the focus.

    Jan 2019
  • Simmba

    ...the film is as massy as they come. The punch dialogue, slow motion action, quirky dance moves -- it's all there and more. And Ranveer takes to this new avatar like fish to water.

    Dec 2018
  • Zero

    Shah Rukh Khan is experimenting with each film and must be admired for his zeal to attempt something out of the ordinary and not playing it safe. He has given it all to the film and makes you believe in Bauaa’s madness even in the film’s most fantastical scenes.

    Dec 2018
  • Kedarnath

    ...dazzles you with its scenic imagery and it's fresh pairing. But it's also a case of missed chances. Too less a time is spent on the large scale tragedy that engulfed the region. The human consequences of it, the emotional scars it left behind aren't touched upon at all.

    Dec 2018
  • 2.0

    The film is totally paisa vasool and makes for a complete family entertainer. It's production took a lot of time but the wait has been worth it...

    Nov 2018
  • Bhaiaji Superhittt

    It’s a neo-retro product, a place-marker of sorts for the ‘anything goes’ school of filmmaking in Bollywood, which still has some dedicated followers despite changing times...

    Nov 2018
  • Mohalla Assi

    Large portions of the film are nothing but rants by various characters about the state of the nation. While it may work in a book, the randomness of such scenes eats into the film’s narrative.

    Nov 2018
  • Pihu

    Go watch the film for a story that totally differs from the usual escapist fare that Bollywood dishes out, doesn’t have a known name as the lead and yet manages to keep you engaged...

    Nov 2018
  • Tumbbad

    ...is a game changer not only for the horror genre but for Hindi cinema overall. Watch the film for its unique concept, spooky visuals and some superb acting.

    Oct 2018
  • FryDay

    Better writing would certainly have generated more laughs. Watch the film to experience a dash of vintage Govinda. He still retains most of his tricks and let’s hope gets better films in future to showcase them.

    Oct 2018
  • LoveYatri

    ...both Aayush and Warina have made decent debuts. A little more polish and a better choice of films will surely see them shine in future.

    Oct 2018
  • Andhadhun

    Watch Andhadhun for it’s zig zag storyline and spot on acting by the entire cast. It's one of those mysteries which you'll like to go back to despite knowing the ending...

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    Why do the sisters hate each other -- is the question that pops up in your mind time and again. Sometimes, there is no reason either to love or hate and that’s Bhardwaj’s approach as well as the sudden transformation of their feelings towards each other is just as inexplicable. But these brief niggles aside, Pataakha is a cracker of a watch indeed, total paisa vasool on the strength of the acting alone.

    Sep 2018