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Janhavi Samant

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  • Mere Dad Ki Maruti

    Although the film doesn’t say anything remotely novel, the film’s actors Saqib, Prabal and Rhea, and its director Ashima Chibber make a remarkable debut, managing a high energy but pleasantly senti flick.

    Mar 2013
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

    ...all the things that made the first Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster impressive — its mood, its rawness, its rootedness, its boldness, and the tight trio dynamics at its epicenter — seem much too contrived in its sequel.

    Mar 2013
  • The Attacks Of 26/11

    This subject needed reflection, discretion, and introspection. Instead, The Attacks of 26/11 wallows in unnecessary melodrama and jingoism proving to be a great disservice to everyone who suffered from it.

    Mar 2013
  • Kai Po Che!

    It is simple, colourful and vibrant but it doesn’t shirk from portraying the grey, the black and the complex. But most of all, Kai Po Che! doesn’t sit on the fence...

    Feb 2013
  • ABCD - Any Body Can Dance

    ...a hit-and-miss venture. On the one hand, it is colourful, boisterous, full of enthusiasm but on the other, it is wobbly and unwieldy. Like a house of cards, ABCD stacks up well, but only up to a couple of levels.

    Feb 2013
  • Special 26

    Much of the film’s success can be credited to an absorbing and audacious plot and its gentle sarcasm and quiet humour.

    Feb 2013
  • David

    Bejoy Nambiar’s second venture has none of the energy or the edge of his first Shaitaan. But the storytelling shows maturity. A pity that it turned out to be so average.

    Feb 2013
  • Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

    If only good intentions made a good film, Matru is a masterpiece. The story has warm, real characters, it arms the honest against the dishonest and although simplistic, it has much social relevance, especially in today’s corrupt times. But even though the film has panjo, it seriously lacks punch.

    Jan 2013
  • Khiladi 786

    ...common sense and intelligence, the complete lack of which characterises this mad caper of a film, which you don't notice because, well, you are too busy being bombarded by the dozens of characters, their corny one-liners, the sheer profusion of the truck land aesthetic and your own loud laughter.

    Dec 2012
  • Talaash

    A no-frills taut plot, a gripping even pace, a limited character palette, some surreal moments, ‘Talaash’ is consistent as a thriller.

    Nov 2012
  • Student Of The Year

    The first half drags with its silly flashback songs; the second is slightly more purposeful. As Karan Johar films go, this film entertains but only just. Period. 

    Oct 2012
  • Aiyyaa

    Till a certain stage, the film is endearing. But by the time the film gets to its unrealistic, improbable, unimaginable and impractical climax, it has turned utterly butterly bizarre.

    Oct 2012
  • Raaz 3

    ...a typical cheesy horror film that assumes that if it manages to bring out enough cacophony and ghastly blood-oozing people, it doesn’t need a story at all.

    Sep 2012
  • Joker

    It has a reasonable albeit fanciful concept, a simplistic plot and some nice quirky moments. Tees Maar Khan was made for three-year-olds, Joker is made for eight-year-olds.

    Sep 2012
  • Ek Tha Tiger

    While Ek Tha Tiger doesn't stoop to the level of Ready or Bodyguard, this film is definitely not Dabang or Wanted material either.

    Aug 2012
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