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Nandini Ramnath

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Number of reviews
343
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40

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  • 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
  • Aiyaary

    ...tackles a bold subject, one that is worth exploring alongside the frequent tales of battlefield valour. There is palpable and relatable outrage at the rot within the system, but the response is inchoate and not particularly clever.

    Feb 2018
  • Pad Man

    ...the movie contains no astonishment or surprise. But in proceeding exactly as depicted by the trailer, Pad Man proves that sometimes, the message is far more important than the way in which it has been communicated.

    Feb 2018
  • Kuldip Patwal

    Kohli’s amateurish handling of the subject and inability to ensure a smoothly paced narrative ensure that the movie is a trudge from start to finish.

    Feb 2018
  • Padmaavat

    Although Padmaavat lacks the leap of imagination that is required to make the centuries-old story relevant for contemporary times, the movie coheres better than some of Bhansali’s previous efforts.

    Jan 2018
  • My Birthday Song

    ...has just about enough meat for a short fictional film, but even that would have had to have better writing and less amateurish performances to leave traces.

    Jan 2018
  • Vodka Diaries

    The ones who have guessed the direction in which the plot is going will have all the time in the world to ponder over why the talented Menon agreed to be a part of such dross.

    Jan 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    ...Mumbai can be like after dark – unpredictable, dangerous, exciting and strangely fulfilling. Anything can happen, but unfortunately little does in Kaalakaandi.

    Jan 2018
  • Monsoon Shootout

    ...the movie works perfectly as a neo-noir thriller set in a city where nothing goes according to plan. One moment has several scenarios in Monsoon Shootout, but the outcome – smart writing and direction – remains the same throughout.

    Dec 2017
  • Fukrey Returns

    Theoretically, a sequel offers up the opportunity to fix the flaws of part one and strengthen the story. In reality, this is unlikely to happen when your source material was unworthy of a follow up.

    Dec 2017
  • Kadvi Hawa

    Panda creates a convincing world of genteel blight, packing in details of rural lives driven to ruin by the weather and an indifferent government. But the story is too sketchy even for its 99-minute running time.

    Nov 2017
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