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Piyush Chopra

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Number of reviews
30
Average rating
51

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  • Saaho

    If the idea behind watching Saaho is to witness the most expensive action thriller film out of India, then the amount of money thrown at every single frame is pretty evident, sometimes even unnecessarily. However, if you're planning to watch an enjoyable action film regardless of budget, that Netflix subscription is a pretty good investment to make use of.

    44

    Aug 2019
  • Batla House

    ...boasts of a taut first half and a confident turn by John Abraham in the lead, only to be undone by uneven writing and a wasted climax.

    59

    Aug 2019
  • Khandaani Shafakhana

    ...had the potential to be a transgressive piece of Cinema with its choice of theme and setup but all it ends up being is a flaccid attempt by Bollywood to capitalize on a social cause for a few extra bucks and momentary pleasure.

    49

    Aug 2019
  • PM Narendra Modi

    All this would still be some degree of tolerable if all the whitewashing and manipulations were to lift the prestige of the nation. Alas, any and all of what we see benefits one man and one man only.

    29

    May 2019
  • Jalebi

    I could easily make jokes at the expense of Jalebi's name, talking about how the actual sweet dish is bad for your health but worth the risk but this film doesn't even deserve that much effort.

    29

    Oct 2018
  • Sui Dhaaga

    If there has been a Hindi film this year that has managed to keep me constantly smiling like an idiot yet always on the verge of tears the way this Sharat Katariya film does, I do not remember it.

    79

    Sep 2018
  • Pataakha

    Hair pulling and name calling gets boring after an hour. And the story remains stationary until the last ten minutes, and the end is so obvious, you just groan as you exit the theater.

    39

    Sep 2018
  • Guddu Rangeela

    ...could've been so much better had Subhash Kapoor stuck to his guns and made a satire that actually tried to do something about the appalling backwardness of our hinterlands.

    49

    Jul 2015
  • Dil Dhadakne Do

    ...might be a flawed family drama, but the flawed family at its center is so relatable and the issues that it confronts are so relevant, that you're willing to forgive Zoya Akhtar for her many missteps in the last half hour

    59

    Jun 2015
  • Mr. X

    ...it's high time that Vikram Bhatt stopped making films, and more importantly, that Emraan Hashmi stopped acting in them out of a sense of debt.

    29

    Apr 2015
  • Hunterrr

    With forgettable performances, an overstretched narrative and sex jokes that rarely hit the mark, Hunterrr is a film you shouldn't be falling prey to this weekend.

    29

    Mar 2015
  • NH10

    ...a dark and wild ride into the outskirts of our nation with plenty of thrills and gory action. Not meant for the fainthearted and tailor-made for cinema aficionados...

    79

    Mar 2015
  • Dum Laga Ke Haisha

    ...is an anomaly of a film that chooses to tell an intimate story in the most grounded manner, all the while shaming us into accepting what a misogynistic and materialistic world we live in.

    69

    Feb 2015
  • Badlapur

    ...is an intense and captivating cinematic experience for those bored of the typical Bollywood shtick and looking for something refreshingly different.

    69

    Feb 2015
  • Roy

    Aided by respectable central performances, a catchy soundtrack, eloquent visuals and a very impressive debut as writer and director for Vikramjit Singh, Roy is a great date-night option for the Valentine's Day weekend.

    59

    Feb 2015
  • Roy

    ...it has more than its fare share of flaws, especially in the latter half of the film. But despite all of that, it's hard to let go of the riveting first half and the idea that the film so beautifully holds at its center.

    69

    Feb 2015
  • Shamitabh

    ...is too melodramatic and outlandish for its own good. It boats of some great acting and a refreshing concept, but is let down by Balki's crummy writing and ham-handed direction.

    39

    Feb 2015
  • I

    The film has a story line that crumbles faster than shortbread cookies, and makes less sense than if you were actually watching the film with its audio muted.

    29

    Jan 2015
  • Tevar

    ...this week's exercise in bone-crunching and item numbers, is one of those latter films, the kind that would've been better off without aiming for crowd-pleasing tactics.

    49

    Jan 2015
  • Ugly

    ...a priceless little gem of a film that is head-and-shoulders above almost everything that you've seen this year

    79

    Dec 2014
  • Haider

    Dark, bleak, morbid and absurd, it is a Shakespearean tragedy and a Vishal Bhardwaj film through and through; and a fantastic one at that.

    79

    Oct 2014