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Meeta Kabra

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Number of reviews
528
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49

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  • Helicopter Eela

    A different but thin story-line that stretches too long, most of which you know from the trailer, including the 2-3 funny lines. ‘Different’ gets some points though.

    Oct 2018
  • Tumbbad

    A meaty story and a gory film which deviates from the typical possessed body horror storyline. Chills the spine as a horror film about supernatural phenomenon should even though I am not convinced horror films should be made at all.

    Oct 2018
  • Andhadhun

    An absolutely absorbing first half written, performed and executed so well that the slightly convoluted and stretched second half cannot mar the experience.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    Almost every frame of the film tells you it is not about these two sisters, but there is a larger purpose here. Once you give in to this theme and adjust your hearing to its loudness, the film is engrossing while it lasts.

    Sep 2018
  • Manto

    A dispassionate narration might seem like an unbiased view but comes across as dry. It’s still a decent watch to get a glimpse of the man’s life.

    Sep 2018
  • Batti Gul Meter Chalu

    In a crisper avatar, Batti Gul Meter Chalu might just have made for one cohesive film. The one I watched though was two films stuck together – one filled with the angst of unrequited love and the other filled with angst against the sham called “progess”.

    Sep 2018
  • Love Sonia

    How does one evaluate a movie on lives where obvious racism feels like a secondary issue? Fragmented narrative feels trivial. At the risk of giving the movie away, what happens to lives that never get better? What do you call it? Human-degradation tourism? Thankfully hopeful? Unrealistically optimistic? Or are these phrases a viewer’s way of shirking reality because we find it uncomfortable to watch? How can you discuss performances and stories that wrench your gut, chill your spine?

    Sep 2018
  • Manmarziyaan

    Confused lovers in films bore me. I can’t empathise with them any longer. Despite that, the performances took me through, they are that good.

    Sep 2018
  • Halkaa

    Works as the story of a little boy who doesn’t have access to a clean toilet, might seem heavy-handed if watched as a movie with an agenda.

    Sep 2018
  • Stree

    The comedy and social take work, even while the horror and romance are just about ok as a side. Put together though the genre mix gives the film a unique flavour making the smartly written script quite enjoyable.

    Aug 2018
  • Satyameva Jayate

    Heavy dialogue-heavy film. But you knew that from the trailer. Ordinary fight sequences make the film quite the regular action fare. The story isn’t as engaging as the premise might seem.

    Aug 2018
  • Gold

    Playing the “independence + partition” card with all its strength but ineffectively, there isn’t anything else too novel about the film.

    Aug 2018
  • Mulk

    An extremely gripping courtroom drama despite the standard and more or less predictable ups-downs-climax. Helped by rock-solid writing and performances.

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    A bit too convoluted even if you could try to sympathise with the length that a common man has to go to, to fulfill his dreams.

    Aug 2018
  • Dhadak

    It’s like any other love story that struggles with familial approval. Since the approval is in focus, there is barely any attempt to convince you of the love. Here, the disapproval isn’t spine-chilling either.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    An engaging 2.5+ hours with a film that might as well have been titled Sanju ke baba or anti-medianama. Enjoyed it better by not thinking of him as Sanjay Dutt but more as a shameless, callous, blame-shifter manbaby.

    Jun 2018
  • Race 3

    Fidget-spinner-led forced style, fight sequence in flowing skirt, flying Salman – Race 3 has it all. And of course, the Race brand of twists and turns are neither fun nor make any sense. Nothing unexpected, except for a touch of Baghbaan.

    Jun 2018
  • Parmanu

    An obviously over-simplified account of an extremely engaging real-life event. The real-life bit is what keeps you glued despite tacky execution.

    May 2018
  • Raazi

    A thriller that has your heart beating constantly for the protagonist’s safety is gripping because it is based on real life events and has strong performances.

    May 2018
  • 102 Not Out

    ...the movie is a weird mix of concepts, and social and philosophical messages. A little bit of Anand, a little bit of Baghbaan, a little bit of cringe at having named those two films in one line. It becomes as much about letting go, as it is about a parent-child relationship and leaves you bored with both.

    May 2018
  • Nanu Ki Jaanu

    Social messages in a ghost-romantic-comedy. Yes, that’s 4 genres in one sentence. And that’s not counting the many “Public Service Announcements” within those social messages. A bit much that alas adds to not much.

    Apr 2018