Kunal Guha

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  • Ujda Chaman

    ...could’ve been a comic account that captures this peculiar sentiment by drawing hilarity from its socially awkward circumstances. But it barely scrapes beneath the surface and lacks depth in depiction.

    Nov 2019
  • Housefull 4

    The spurt in comedies crowding the multiplexes could be a result of the economic depression, but the writing here points at a more graver concern — the creative recession gripping the Hindi film industry.

    Oct 2019
  • Made In China

    Given the premise, Mikhil Musale had a potential rib-tickler here. But while he manages to keep one interested and attentive through a large part of the film, his inability to hold the story together, particularly towards the end, takes the wind out of this one.

    Oct 2019
  • Housefull 4

    The spurt in comedies crowding the multiplexes could be pinned on the economic slump, but the writing here points at a more graver concern — the creative recession gripping the Hindi film industry.

    Oct 2019
  • Saand Ki Aankh

    The story of these geriatric grannies who refuse to be determined by their circumstances, age or social barriers, and dare to stray beyond their defined perimeter to break through lends an inspiring narrative. In this regard, Saand Ki Aankh touches a necessary nerve.

    Oct 2019
  • Laal Kaptaan

    It’s debatable whether this story could be told in a more compelling manner or not. But it’s surely one that didn’t warrant the runtime (155 minutes) and the action scenes could’ve used some aesthetic flourishes.

    Oct 2019
  • The Sky Is Pink

    Director Shonali Bose is certain of what she wants to achieve through this story — depict a crushing yet inspiring story of a girl who has accepted that the odds aren’t in her favour and yet, hopes to get even with life.

    Oct 2019
  • Dream Girl

    While it packs in some sharp one-liners and furnishes bizarre situations, it doesn’t go beyond that. It’s almost as if the makers were so excited with the very premise that they didn’t bother to figure out where they wanted to take this story.

    Sep 2019
  • Section 375

    ...this film dares to delve into the unchartered territory of convictions that disregard some of the equations pertaining to the case. If these often-ignored connections were to be highlighted, they may not undermine the heinous act but would surely put things in a new perspective.

    Sep 2019
  • Chhichhore

    The devil surely is in Tiwari’s sharp dialogues that ensure the film is consistently breezy and even in the sentimental scenes, the message is dropped without sounding too preachy. That said, the film tends to sag a bit in the second half before managing to redeem itself before the climax.

    Sep 2019
  • Mission Mangal

    ...seems a timely tribute to the unsung heroes who don’t wear a cape. But for a film that documents a singularly inspiring story, the writing doesn’t manage to conjure the thrill surrounding this epic achievement.

    Aug 2019
  • Jabariya Jodi

    That this film sways violently between a light-hearted comedy and one that depicts a serious and very real concern, left the makers on the cusp of a disaster.

    Aug 2019
  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    It almost seems like writer Kanika Dhillon (Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath) invested more in layering her leads with assorted idiosyncrasies than in directing this story to a sharp fold. To construct outrageous sequences is brave, cinematic even. But to do so excessively just to hammer down a message that is apparent from the very first frame, is just tiring.

    Jul 2019
  • Family Of Thakurganj

    While a bit late in the day, filmmakers are waking up to the prospect of producing their own version of Gangs of Wasseypur. Sadly, their ambitions aren’t backed by compelling writing, a commendable cast or even a maker who could assemble a narrative.

    Jul 2019
  • Jhootha Kahin Ka

    The film’s grammatically-challenged tagline — “Liars need to have good memories” — is hopefully, inversely proportional to what the audience retains from this one — for the sake of their sanity.

    Jul 2019
  • Super 30

    ...delivers by excessively leaning on Hindi cinema’s oldest formula — detailing an underdog who strives to rise above his circumstances and even helps those less fortunate achieve ultimate glory.

    Jul 2019
  • One Day

    The Equaliser-like premise offered promise, but exaggerated performances, clichéd turns and inability to flesh out the idea, eliminate any possibility of being thrilled.

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    ...serves as a bitter reminder of the disdainful atrocities that befalls those who are profiled. The film, however, gets a bit tiring in parts when the message seems to be incessantly hammered down.

    Jun 2019