NOTE: Reviews and ratings will be delayed for the next couple of weeks. Sorry about the inconvenience. - 19 Oct 2018

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Meena Iyer

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Number of reviews
155
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61

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  • 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

    ...is 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
  • 102 Not Out

    ...the main reason to watch this film is the fact that it brings together two of Indian cinema’s finest talents — Amitabh and Rishi — after a gap of 27 years.

    May 2018
  • Omerta

    Interspersing news footage — from the ’90s until the recent Mumbai 26/11 attacks — with a glamourised version of Omar’s life, it does manage to provide an overview of a contemporary terror hero.

    May 2018
  • Raid

    Watch Raid because despite the corruption around us, we still believe we can win the war against black money hoarders. Also, watch it for Ajay Devgn’s intensity.

    Mar 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    Kashyap is still one of Hindi cinema’s better storytellers. His films definitely shake you from your reverie. So for those who don't wish to just sleepwalk through life, this Kashyap kand is a must.

    Jan 2018
  • Firangi

    ...this film is a wasted exercise in story-telling. It is an even more frustrating movie experience.

    Dec 2017
  • Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

    ...it’s a film that had potential to be a sweet love story. However, this one doesn’t quite get there because it’s not passionate enough on any count—be it in its social messaging--or be it in the romance.

    Nov 2017