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Rajeev Masand

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530
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45

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  • Tumbbad

    Above everything else this is a wildly original film with a look and feel that is of the highest standard. The middle portion is long drawn and flabby, and there were times I found myself scratching my head unable to keep up. But these are minor grumblings.

    Oct 2018
  • LoveYatri

    The blame for LoveYatri rests not with these young actors, but with its makers for setting them up to fail. Frankly even Salman Khan would have trouble making this script work today.

    Oct 2018
  • Andhadhun

    It is to Raghavan’s credit that he packages this sinister thriller with such bells and whistles like popular 70s film songs and nods to Anil Dhawan’s own pulp hits. The result is a deliciously twisted film that delivers more fun than any other Hindi movie this year.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    ...feels inconsistent and never fully satisfying. It’s a lightweight offering that’s got its sparks, but doesn’t quite live up to its firecracker name.

    Sep 2018
  • Sui Dhaaga

    This could have been a neatly-stitched up narrative with its well-meaning message about the spirit of entrepreneurship, but sadly it unravels in its troubling second half.

    Sep 2018
  • Stree

    ...is especially entertaining, packed with laugh aloud moments and a cast that’s on top of their game. It’s one of the most original films this year, and I recommend that you make the time for it.

    Sep 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    ...squanders so much potential, it practically breaks your heart. Only Anil Kapoor succeeds in leaving his stamp all over the film, making your heart go out to this 'selfless' man on a mission.

    Aug 2018
  • Dhadak

    ...is ultimately a homogenous Karan Johar production that offers comfort in the familiar...for those seeking it. For the rest of us, it’s just baffling why the folks involved would choose to remake a film about the horrors of caste supremacy, but erase practically every mention of caste from the film.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    It’s a consistently engaging film that makes its way to your heart even though the head frequently resists.

    Jun 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

    ...is an impressive, admirable attempt at creating a vulnerable middle-class superhero in the real world, committed to tackling everyday challenges faced by the ordinary citizen. But it’s also bloated and indulgent...

    Jun 2018
  • Raazi

    The film is admirable also because it’s a measured, mostly intelligent thriller that asks us to consider concepts of patriotism and honor without spoon-feeding us with manipulative background music or provocative dialogue.

    May 2018
  • Omerta

    You might see it as the other side of the same coin that is Shahid. The making of a man deeply affected by similar incidents, but one who chooses a different path.

    May 2018
  • 102 Not Out

    Despite its many shortcomings 102 Not Out has its heart in the right place, and a pair of actors clearly enjoying themselves on screen. Their infectious energy alone makes this film worth a watch.

    May 2018
  • Beyond The Clouds

    Ultimately the film offers comfort in the familiar…for those that seek it. It’s Majid Majidi-lite at best; a bittersweet, inoffensive drama that runs, but never flies.

    Apr 2018
  • Hichki

    ...this is broad-brushstrokes filmmaking. Surprisingly, it works. And much of it is because Rani Mukerji is in solid form...

    Mar 2018
  • Raid

    It’s promising and delivers many rousing moments, but it runs out of steam well before the finish line.

    Mar 2018