Nandini Ramnath

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  • Dishoom

    Dishoom’s premise has promise – two mismatched police officers join hands to rescue India’s cricketing jewel from a kidnapping – but Desi Boyz director Rohit Dhawan simply cannot get the film to jumpstart despite all the elements being in place.

    Jul 2016
  • Sultan

    Sustained by the leading man’s magnetic pull, nicely cast supporting actors, a welcome lack of melodrama, and a setting that looks less plastic than the average A-list movie, Sultan is the apogee of the Salman Khan cult.

    Jul 2016
  • Shorgul

    ...the filmmakers’ love for contrivance, simplification and populist rhetoric combine to make Shorgul yet another misfired investigation of the true nature of communal conflagrations in India.

    Jul 2016
  • Dhanak is simply too cheerful and unconvincing to work as an Indian avatar of Iranian movies that feature adorable children grappling with adult problems.

    Jun 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
  • Housefull 3

    The filmmakers have aimed to deliver a puerile movie, and, in fact, will be offended by any discussion about Housefull 3 that does not involve its box office prospects.

    Jun 2016
  • Dear Dad

    The movie wants to say something poignant and profound about the need for sons to accept their father’s decisions, but it doesn’t have the material to do so.

    May 2016
  • Ki & Ka

    The main characters are too sketchy for the movie Balki hopes to have made, and they are not light enough for the movie he should have made.

    Apr 2016
  • Rocky Handsome

    ...proves that it is possible to pay good money for an official remake of a South Korean hit rather than pilfer the plot, as Bollywood has done in the past, and still botch it up.

    Mar 2016
  • Kapoor & Sons

    Shakun Batra’s beautifully performed drama, about a family lurching from one crisis to the next, is part of a recent development towards ‘Happy endings with reservations’ in popular Hindi cinema.

    Mar 2016
  • Global Baba

    The clarity with which director Manoj Tiwari approaches his subject isn’t always reflected in the overly busy plotting and the choppy narrative. Yet, the filmmaker makes his points adequately.

    Mar 2016
  • Teraa Surroor

    Whatever the view on Reshammiya and his unrelenting attempts to be regarded as an actor, there is no doubt that he is the biggest sport in Bollywood. Perhaps no other actor tries so hard to live up to the criticism, and succeeds every time.

    Mar 2016
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