Nandini Ramnath

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  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    The suggestion that emotional tangles can be unravelled by putting on a diving suit is daffy, but Zoya Akhtar's talent lies in creating rich characters that you're likely to remember afterwards even if you don't recall what they actually ended up doing.

    Jul 2011
  • Zanjeer

    ...assembles the usual dose of slow-motion fight sequences, songs and flat comic sequences between the first frame and the last.

    Sep 2013
  • Yeh Saali Zindagi

    Mishra wants to be cool and quirky, like Guy Ritchie, but to paraphrase New Yorker critic Anthony Lane, he forgets the first rule of cool: don’t try to be.

    Feb 2011
  • Welcome 2 Karachi

    There is a clear sense of a welcome being outstayed, and yet another instance of comedy creators having so much fun amongst themselves that they forget that they’re at the movies, rather than a jam session.

    May 2015
  • Wedding Anniversary a throwback to the worst of 1970s films, the ones in which characters delivered themselves of soliloquies and metaphysical treatises that were meant to impress audiences but ultimately bored them to tears.

    Feb 2017
  • Wazir

    It’s only a few days into the new year, but a leading contender for the Most Ludicrous Screenplay of 2016 has already emerged.

    Jan 2016
  • Udta Punjab

    ...soars on the back of hard-hitting scenes and superb performances from its cast, but a shorter trip would have given the movie the kick it sorely needed to be counted as the definitive drama on the moral corruption of an entire society.

    Jun 2016
  • Tubelight

    Tubelight does not have as many layers as Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Laxman is far too passive, lachrymose and one-dimensional to evoke empathy or identification.

    Jun 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
  • 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
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