Meena Iyer

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  • Thackeray

    Don’t miss Thackeray. It’s like a gym session that gives you a high. You can actually feel the adrenaline pumping, many a time during the film.

    Jan 2019
  • Manikarnika

    Even today, an important chapter in Indian history tomes is dedicated to the Queen of Jhansi. Watch her story unfold in this lavishly-mounted screen spectacle.

    Jan 2019
  • Why Cheat India

    For a film that tackles education, the screenplay should have concentrated on plain speak. Instead, this one takes an incoherent approach.

    Jan 2019
  • Simmba tried and tested 80s Bollywood formula.  But what the hell?  If redux songs can be a super hit, retelling formula, 1000-times-over can also be super fun. 

    Dec 2018
  • Zero

    Zero gets marks for Shah Rukh's experiment into a space less traveled.  If you're curious, go ahead, amuse yourelf.

    Dec 2018
  • 2.0

    ...Shankar’s story is pedestrian, plebeian and even plain puerile. But the visuals and sounds are compelling enough to keep you mesmerised at least for a bit.

    Nov 2018
  • Thugs Of Hindostan is a pity no one thought of writing a more novel story, especially when they had two superstars on board their ship. It is a pity that after spending so much  on VFX, gimmickry and virgin locales of Malta, no one thought it appropriate to fit the whole thing in with more emotion and entertainment. 

    Nov 2018
  • Jalebi

    The treatment is like a Sridevi-Jeetendra-Jaya Prada South remake from the ’80s. And you don’t empathise with the leads because neither their passion nor pain translates.

    Oct 2018
  • LoveYatri

    There was a lot more that could have been managed here. But debutant director Abhiraj K Minawala has played so safe that you almost feel this is a kiddie outing rather than a movie made for young adults.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    You laugh at the parallels drawn between the two sisters and India’s love-hate relationship with Pakistan. All the profundity about not being able to choose your relatives and neighbours works. But even that metaphor doesn’t allow you to ‘enjoy’ the violent nature of this destructive relationship.

    Sep 2018
  • Manto

    ...while it evokes strong emotions for the genius’ idiosyncrasies, it fails to keep the audience in its grip throughout. There’s a mundane element that keeps popping up from time to time.

    Sep 2018
  • Batti Gul Meter Chalu

    Watch BGMC because it throws light on the issue of electricity, which is a fundamental human right. If we sit like frogs in a well, we may never learn what ails the real India. Jaago guys, jaago. 

    Sep 2018
  • Manmarziyaan

    So one thought stays constant while watching this film — the premise is all wrong, yet the emotions are so right. Loveless marriages are as much a way of life as lust-filled encounters.

    Sep 2018
  • Stree

    ...the film is enjoyable because of the superlative acting from Rajkummar, Pankaj, Aparshakti and Abhishek all of who blend seamlessly into the screenplay credited to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

    Aug 2018
  • Genius

    ...the whole movie is treated like an 80s show reel, where star-fathers who were launching their sons had a template.

    Aug 2018
  • Gold

    Akshay Kumar’s tally of ‘Gold’ medals just went up. Give Brand India and him a standing ovation.

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    ...has the right plot premise. But the whole treatment is so convoluted, it makes you want to scream for help because it appears like a bunch of amateurs were behind the scenes.

    Aug 2018
  • Karwaan

    Actually, the thing with Karwaan is, it doesn't know what it wants to be. Akarsh is confused between making a light, breezy comedy and a dark, soul-searching film; so it oscillates between a fun-ride and a dark-drag, leaving you with no real emotion.

    Aug 2018
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

    At least it had mystery and it was told honestly with some amount of panache. Be warned; the third installment in injurious to health. It lacks substance, style, spirit and spunk.  

    Jul 2018
  • Dhadak

    The nice thing about Dhadak is that it neither overwhelms nor underwhelms you. It pushes all the right buttons and when you leave the theatre, you are satisfied.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    Frankly you don’t need to be a fan or a friend or family member of Sanjay Dutt to invest emotionally in this film. Even if you have a vicarious bent of mind (which most of have) you will take away a lot from Sanju.

    Jun 2018
  • Race 3 not even boasting of being an intelligible film which has been made to clear the cobwebs in your mind. It is an ostentatious, over-the-top Salman Khan vehicle, made for his fans between the ages of 5 and 60 (like me!). 

    Jun 2018