Nandini Ramnath

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  • 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
  • Ajji

    Outrage over the rape of children is easily provoked, but it takes hard work to make a movie about the justice that is due to them. Ajji takes the easy way out.

    Nov 2017
  • Ribbon

    The movie falls short as a study of modern marriage because of Karan’s absence, but it is far more effective as an examination of contemporary parenting.

    Nov 2017
  • Tu Hai Mera Sunday

    Through its cross-weave of characters and subplots, Tu Hai Mera Sunday suggests that the spirit of Mumbai isn’t a cliché. All it needs is some space to stretch and kick around a ball or two.

    Oct 2017
  • Chef

    Raja Menon’s overstuffed but enjoyable remake of the Hollywood movie has likeable characters and warm performances.

    Oct 2017
  • CRD

    ...remains audacious throughout, carried along by the top-notch acting and the plethora of surprises that the writers keep throwing at their characters and the viewers.

    Sep 2017
  • Haseena Parkar

    In its attempt to valourise Haseena as an innocent victim of destiny, the movie misses the opportunity to add another chapter to the ongoing saga of Dawood Ibrahim and his clan.

    Sep 2017
  • Lucknow Central

    ...manages to make well-trodden material seem far more interesting than it actually is. Despite its unwieldy length and unconvincing climax, the movie is far superior to the similarly themed August 25 release Qaidi Band, with better developed characters, a better narrative and score and welcome humour.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    The monomania that characterises Simran – the furtherance of the assertion that Kangana Ranaut can carry off just about anything – dooms the movie to repetition and facetiousness. Ranaut gives the role her all, but her relentless optimism and self-belief in the face of trying circumstances are barely convincing.

    Sep 2017
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