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Nandini Ramnath

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  • Gold

    The sluggish pacing over 153 minutes contain few moments of surprise or discovery. In the end, the inevitable clamber for the exit gate is stalled in the final moments by the strains of the national anthem.

    Aug 2018
  • Satyameva Jayate

    The movie never takes itself too seriously, even as it emerges as the obverse of Hindi movies that celebrate the super-cop who breaks the rules while in uniform.

    Aug 2018
  • Vishwaroop II

    The thespian in him is missing from a movie littered with ordinary performances. Only Rahul Bose’s hoarse-voiced Omar provides the campiness that could have salvaged the movie from its dire sense of self-importance.

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    The actors help the movie navigate the implausibility at the heart of the plot and its facile critique of a music industry in which talent is worthy of being recognised only if it is televised.

    Aug 2018
  • Karwaan

    The 120-minute featherweight comedy is so content to embrace the big cliches associated with the road movie genre that it is almost possible to go along with the easygoing vibe and forget that there are larger questions at stake about the generation gap, lost dreams, and mortality itself.

    Aug 2018
  • Soorma

    ...by downplaying the genre’s excesses – chest-thumping jingoism, macho aggression, excessive manipulation – and giving its hero enough room to find his place in the world, Soorma ensures that this triumphal journey of the human spirit is full of surprises.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    It promises complexity and psychological acuity. Until a point, it appears to be on track to creating a nuanced portrait of controversy’s favourite child – but then it plummets into unquestioning and misty-eyed reverence.

    Jun 2018
  • Race 3

    The unpardonably long movie (160 minutes) has been directed by choreographer-turned-director Remo, who appears to have been too much in awe of his leading man to have actually given him any basic instructions on the sets. The dialogue strains to be funny, and provokes humour in the wrong places.

    Jun 2018
  • Phamous

    struggles to justify its existence. Sequences tumble into each other with barely any coherence or sense of rhythm; the talented cast flounders at the best of times.

    Jun 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

    For all its promises of looking at Mumbai’s seemingly intractable problems with a fresh eye, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero offers solutions that are far removed from reality. The film moves away from common sense as it descends into genre territory. It doesn’t help that its leading man fails to take audiences along.

    Jun 2018
  • Bioscopewala

    Walnuts and almonds have been swapped for a cranked-up bioscope in this latest film adaptation, which takes the original story in new, and sometimes interesting, directions.

    May 2018
  • Parmanu

    ...merrily mixes fact, fiction, Quora-type information, artificially generated suspense and domestic melodrama to roll out a nationalistic yarn about India’s transformation into a nuclear state.

    May 2018
  • Khajoor Pe Atke

    There isn’t enough of a plot to extend over 119 minutes. With a tighter script and trimmer running time, Chhaya might have actually been on to something special.

    May 2018
  • Raazi

    ...the movie is unable to liberate itself of the outlandishness and questionable themes of the novel on which it is based.

    May 2018
  • 102 Not Out

    The movie, based on Saumya Joshi’s popular Gujarati play of the same name, sticks so closely to its stage origins that it feels as though we are actually watching a filmed play. In the final bits, the cheesy humour makes way for cloying sentimentality...

    May 2018
  • Daas Dev

    Few films can survive the weight of so much loftiness and ambition. Daas Dev goes off the rails in its opening scenes and fails to return to course.

    Apr 2018
  • Beyond The Clouds

    By ignoring the cynicism that marks the average urban poverty saga, Beyond the Clouds ends up being a fairy tale woven around people living on the periphery. There is none of the painful honesty of Salaam Bombay! nor the wish fulfillment fantasies of Slumdog Millionaire in Amir’s adventures.

    Apr 2018
  • Nanu Ki Jaanu

    Suspense is thin in a movie with three major characters. The staggering incompetence on display ensures that the events are neither funny nor frightening...

    Apr 2018
  • Baaghi 2

    Tiger Shroff is still waiting for the movie that shapes his limited emoting abilities and limitless action skills into a character who embodies the times.

    Mar 2018
  • Baa Baaa Black Sheep

    It is a measure of the movie’s staggering incompetence from start to finish that even veterans such as Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon do not manage to leave a trace.

    Mar 2018
  • 3 Storeys

    Mukherjee directs his cast well and creates a convincing middle-class milieu, but the hothouse of desire, deceit and death that Mayanagar supposedly represents simply does not emerge from the lightweight and toothless material.

    Mar 2018
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