Karan Anshuman

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  • Jai Ho

    Shrewdly combining the mood-of-the-nation-capturing strengths of Raju Hirani with the fairytale nonsensical brutality of, well, brother's previous efforts, Sohail Khan has churned out an idealistic no holds barred allegedly patriotic drama that clocks 'mental' on a scale of 1-to-Gadar.

    Jan 2014
  • Dedh Ishqiya

    Abhishek Chaubey's direction is sure footed and - like he did with the first film - he pays attention craft, striving for an uncompromised end product. He succeeds by and large.

    Jan 2014
  • Mahabharat's not easy to make animated films and - unlike live-action movies where magic maybe created in a moment on set - it requires toil and an imaginative force that must sustain for months and years. And in Mahabharat this endeavour shows, earning it an extra half star. But where are the new ideas?

    Dec 2013
  • Jackpot

    Con artists, rainy Goa, casinos, a porn star - Gustad had the nut game but his approach is cavalier. The narrative - aspiring to be sharp and stylish - ends up lackluster and disjointed with not a single moment of high energy.

    Dec 2013
  • What The Fish

    What the Fish's wacky brand of humor works half the time but confounds in equal measure. It touches no chords and remains consciously superficial but it does have an ensemble that has clicked in a story oddly fresh in these times.

    Dec 2013
  • R... Rajkumar

    As a businessman, Prabhu Dheva has mastered the formula. But how long will the audience want to watch the same content - the same old fight and dance - repackaged over and over with different actors? Ask yourself.

    Dec 2013
  • Bullett Raja

    Here's hoping Tigmanshu Dhulia ditches this spurious chase and returns to form with his brand of movies - forged from truth and insight; straight from the heart - that we've come to love.

    Nov 2013
  • Rajjo told with frantic cutting with little or no stay in scenes that demanded a lot more. It skims across themes: coming-of-age, social message, fictional biopic of the fall and rise and dwells on none.

    Nov 2013
  • Ram-leela

    ...can we reward a film for the way it looks, superlative acting, and a director who knows exactly what he's doing despite the indulgence in the writing department that stretches the story to a point until it nearly snaps? Why not.

    Nov 2013
  • Krrish 3

    Despite the relentless violence and a clobbering of the senses, there's nothing here for anyone older than age 9. Once you accept this, it's a film easier to digest.

    Nov 2013
  • Ishk Actually just about the most bizarre romantic film to come out of the Hindi film industry in the last few years. Despite working with conventional elements, the makers attempt to stride into art-house territory with its treatment.

    Oct 2013
  • War Chhod Na Yaar

    The good thing about War Chhod Na Yaar is that it satirises the Indo-Pak border standoff, pokes (tongue-firmly-in-cheek) fun at everyone concerned and delivers a message that war benefits all the wrong people. The problem is that it fails to sustain its attitude...

    Oct 2013
  • Grand Masti unabashedly gross, vulgar, crass, shameless and fearlessly adult. But for a moment one has to step back from the noise of dissent - from the guardians of Indian culture and their histrionic fatwas - and ask yourself one simple question: Who are we to choose for others?

    Sep 2013
  • John Day to be an "edge of the seat thriller" on its poster. Considering the makers didn't set out to make one in the first place, one wonders how convinced they were about their own effort.

    Sep 2013
  • Horror Story

    ...while I'm not jumping out my seat any time soon, if you're even mildly impacted by bounding chudails, doors slamming on their own accord, and eerie whispering, Horror Story may have you do it at least a few times.

    Sep 2013