NOTE: Reviews and ratings will be delayed for the next couple of weeks. Sorry about the inconvenience. - 18 Oct 2017

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Namrata Joshi

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  • Chef

    Like with its tone, emotions, characters and performances the film stays consciously aloof in handling food as well.

    Oct 2017
  • Judwaa 2

    Dhawan updates the original with some new, contemporary, international scenery but fails to update the attitude for today’s times.

    Sep 2017
  • Bhoomi

    Sanjay Dutt hasn’t lost his acting chops yet, rather seems to be maturing well. But why did he have to pick up a film this regressive for a return?

    Sep 2017
  • Haseena Parkar

    Don’t go looking for a Shabana Azmi-like assured turn (in Godmother) from Kapoor. She is unable to rise above her age, despite trying to emote way too earnestly in some scenes.

    Sep 2017
  • Newton

    It’s a short, straightforward and simple film but far from simplistic. Director Amit Masurkar uses humour to make his point than get all moralistic, being quietly effective rather than shrill.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    What’s interesting is that her Praful is never built as a role model. The filmmaker remains non-judgmental about her; the audience doesn’t know what to make of her. I found that strangely liberating: an on-screen woman you can’t pin down or put in a straightjacket; for a change.

    Sep 2017
  • Daddy

    ...falls in the shadow; adrift and astray, mislaid between what would have been aimed on paper, in the script, and what eventually plays out on the screen.

    Sep 2017
  • Sameer

    The much desired subversion gets far-fetched and messy than pointed and plausible. That’s where the film loses a grip on itself and its larger relevance.

    Sep 2017
  • Qaidi Band

    Not only does Qaidi Band stay voluntarily far from scratching the surface of the issue but is unable to be a compelling watch either. For a real, troubling issue the solution offered is an unconvincing fairytale one.

    Aug 2017
  • Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

    ...it all eventually boils down to yet another bloody revenge drama, in perpetuity at that. In the midst of several characters and strands the film loses an essential sense of cohesion.

    Aug 2017
  • Sniff

    The one complaint I had with Gupte’s previous outing, Stanley Ka Dabba, was that, like so many of our children’s films, it came with a message attached. Sniff is not weighed down by that. It’s the reason why I am happy with it, but many a righteous adult might end up considering it simplistic and slight.

    Aug 2017
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    The mediocre music and song-n-dance routines bring in the typical filmi touch to the film trying hard to fight it but still wanting to remain within it. Although a likeable film, BKB is one that could have but doesn’t quite fly.

    Aug 2017
  • Shreelancer

    All of it gets protracted, hallucinatory and pointless, the viewer’s connect with the growth, change and self-realisation in the character remain distant.

    Aug 2017
  • Toilet

    If there were any doubts that Akshay Kumar is the poster boy of this regime they can be laid to rest with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

    Aug 2017
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal

    ...marks a thumping return to love at its most banal, hackneyed and exasperating. There is not much in the silly situations and trite conversations to get you invested or interested in the lovers.

    Aug 2017
  • Gurgaon

    There are twists and turns, hidden skeletons and revelations aplenty to keep the audience guessing but all made to unfold in a restrained way, lending poignancy to the intrigues and deceptions.

    Aug 2017
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

    Shrivastava’s women are identifiable, their predicaments and problems are easy to relate to. What adds more conviction to the portrayals are the persuasive performances by all the ladies at the helm.

    Jul 2017
  • Mom

    Three months ago, we saw Raveena Tandon trudge the same course in Maatr. The shadow of that film hangs too heavy on Mom. Not only are the titles similar, the films themselves seem like identical twins, with Mom turning out to be the relatively better made of the two. But, only slightly so.

    Jul 2017
  • Tubelight

    Unfortunately piety and righteousness are written way too large on Tubelight. We need some inventiveness and chutzpah even when we take the bull by its horns. Afterall, what’s cinematic subversion without any sparkle?

    Jun 2017
  • Dobaara

    What you get in the process is very few chills and thrills but a lot of convoluted, half baked, jargon-ridden arguments that don’t add up to anything but boredom.

    Jun 2017
  • Sarkar 3

    It’s not just the predictability of RGV’s turgid formula that irks but the obviousness of one’s own response and the sheer weariness involved in describing the experience.

    May 2017
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