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Nandini Ramnath

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316
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  • 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
  • Sniff

    Sluggishly paced and sketchily written, the movie barely has enough going on to merit 90 minutes of running time.

    Aug 2017
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    ...suffers tremendously from tonal inconsistency. It promises a relentlessly eccentric and zany experience, but doesn’t follow its screwball premise all the way through.

    Aug 2017
  • Toilet

    ...pans out exactly like a public service announcement video produced by Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: it demands attention because of the seriousness of the subject, but makes little effort to engage its intended recipients.

    Aug 2017
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal

    If the baseline for Jab Harry Met Sejal is ‘what you seek is seeking you’, then it’s time for Imtiaz Ali to seek a new canvas, because the idea of characters travelling in order to find answers within themselves seems to be suffering from acute jetlag.

    Aug 2017
  • Raag Desh

    ...doesn’t meet the requirements of the historical epic in terms of its production values, but it does match the genre’s basic requirement: the only reason to travel back into the past is to ponder about the present.

    Jul 2017
  • Mubarakan

    ...the cast assemble and disperse when required, pull faces on demand, and try to keep up with the twists that Mubarakan’s writers conjure up at every bend because somebody on the production thought that it was a good idea to have a 156- minute movie about mixed identities.

    Jul 2017
  • Indu Sarkar

    ...is a valuable addition to a slim catalogue of films about the excesses of the period even though it lacks the political insights of the better works about the Emergency.

    Jul 2017
  • Munna Michael

    The undemanding and unpretentious script races from start to finish, pausing to give Shroff numerous opportunities to display his outstanding dancing and fighting skills.

    Jul 2017
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