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Meeta Kabra

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501
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49

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  • 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
  • Beyond The Clouds

    ...is as harsh as it is kind and in that sense it follows life. If only the Iranian director had avoided drama especially through some of the performances and the background score. These took a toll on the subtlety that could have been.

    Apr 2018
  • Baaghi 2

    I am pleasantly surprised by the attempt at a detailed story. That, in the end, it all turns out to be rather ‘meh’ as expected, is another matter.

    Mar 2018
  • Hichki

    ...questions traditional methods of teaching while using traditional film-writing, sort-of missing its own point. Thankfully, it is engaging while it lasts.

    Mar 2018
  • Raid

    What could have been a crisp, engaging narrative becomes a ‘not bad’ thriller because of uneven pace.

    Mar 2018
  • Dil Juunglee

    A sincerely superficial film. Makes no attempt at making character motivations believable. A case of “believe it or leave it”. “Leave it”, it is then.

    Mar 2018
  • Pari

    This “Good vs. Evil vs. Evil” film is horrifying, terrifying, disgusting and repulsive in turns. Ugh. Guess that is what makes it a decent horror-thriller?

    Mar 2018
  • Aiyaary

    A decent thriller with a valid crux that could've engaged much better if it weren’t so slow. You’re left with too much time figure out the loopholes in the twists and turns.

    Feb 2018
  • Pad Man

    As much a story of tender care, as it is a story of social good and dealing with taboo. Worth a watch – for the avoidable struggle a common man went through because of the many social factors – even if not on the big screen.

    Feb 2018
  • Padmaavat

    An underwhelming fairy tale in characterization, narration and presentation. Not Bhansali’s visual best either. Yet, Padmaavat keeps you interested in Padmavati through 165 minutes, just not as interested as Khilji is in her.

    Jan 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    Relentless, intense, relentlessly intense are all the words that come to you during interval. After that though, the film loses steam slightly because it gets a touch repetitive.

    Jan 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    If you can watch a film just for performances, this one is it. Otherwise, it is two ordinary stories that go well enough with a madcap one. The quirky situations and lines bring a few smiles.

    Jan 2018
  • Kadvi Hawa

    A quiet film that aims to simmer uneasiness within. But, alternating between showing life in a village and telling a story, Kadvi Hawa manages to pace itself too unevenly to create impact.

    Nov 2017
  • Tumhari Sulu

    Strong characters with even stronger performances let down by an awfully ‘meh’ climax. And such a bummer that most of the ‘fun’ moments made it to the trailer.

    Nov 2017
  • Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

    You get a ridiculous romance free with an intense revenge drama. Unfortunately, you leave with an after-taste of the silly rom-com instead of the well-written revenge bits.

    Nov 2017
  • Qarib Qarib Singlle

    A mature romance where people are not really trying to change each other. Keeps the smile on too. But, the pace is almost soporific and has potential to disconnect you from the story.

    Nov 2017
  • Ribbon

    ...is richly textured with performances, beautifully layered with content, and sprinkled with occasional humor.

    Nov 2017
  • Ittefaq

    Hurried in its story-telling and a little too relaxed in its execution, Ittefaq makes the biggest mistake a thriller could make - it tells a gripping story instead of showing it.

    Nov 2017
  • Tu Hai Mera Sunday

    A cute comment on everyday, urban life. Becomes a little 'out there', every once in a while. But so does everyday life, right? While the philosophising is a tad lame, the romantic bits are adorable.

    Oct 2017
  • Chef

    ...made me wonder, what makes me sadder - a film which starts off very well, but ends up being just about average or one that isn't enjoyable at all.

    Oct 2017
  • Judwaa 2

    Unabashedly silly. Brings a smile or two, even if soulless – that's exactly what you expect though, right?

    Sep 2017
  • Newton

    You brace yourself for the highest degrees of scathing cynicism when you walk in to a film about India's election process. You walk out with a smile that balances the skepticism with healthy hopefulness. Those are just a few “when was the last time that happened” packed in 100+ minutes.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    ...has a perfectly flawed lead character, played almost to perfection by Kangna Ranaut, the film has a close-to-perfect climax too. If only, the plot didn't accelerate to being outland-ish mid-way.

    Sep 2017
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