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Rajeev Masand

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510
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45

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  • 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
  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    ...has a strange kind of earnestness in its juvenile ambitions. I was uncomfortable with its decidedly women-bashing stand, but I enjoyed the film’s silly, relentless humor.

    Feb 2018
  • Pad Man

    ...is admirable and has its heart in the right place, but it might have benefited from a less sermonizing tone.

    Feb 2018
  • Padmaavat

    ...delivers a film that is richly cinematic, but whose story – as it turns out – has little of the emotional complexity that powered his last film Bajirao Mastani.

    Jan 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    ...its narrative stretched by way too many background songs, and an inevitable sense of repetition and wallowing in the protagonist’s misery. Yet it might be Kashyap’s most accessible film since Gangs of Wasseypur, and his only crime here may be one of overreaching.

    Jan 2018
  • Tiger Zinda Hai

    ...is way too long at 2 hours and 41 minutes, but it packs some thrilling action and a beloved leading man presented in just the manner that the fans seem to want to see him.

    Dec 2017
  • Ajji

    ...is a tough watch. Deliberately so. It took me a long time to get the film out of my head, and while it’s potent and rattling, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

    Nov 2017
  • Tumhari Sulu

    ...belongs to its leading lady, and Vidya Balan is so good in it, she glosses over many of the script problems and gives us a protagonist so compelling it’s hard not to succumb to her charm.

    Nov 2017
  • Chef

    ...isn’t perfect; it lags in places, offers quick-fix solutions to characters’ problems, and feels wholly familiar. But at a little over two hours, it doesn't ask much of you, and offers some pleasure in Saif Ali Khan’s return to form as an actor hard to look away from.

    Oct 2017
  • Judwaa 2

    Everything about Judwaa 2 – from the treatment to the one-liners – has a distinctly outdated feel to it. But it’s also true that some of the gags work.

    Sep 2017
  • Haseena Parkar

    It’s a movie that lacks flair, inventiveness, atmospherics, and just about everything required to deliver a compelling cinematic experience.

    Sep 2017
  • Lucknow Central

    It’s all by-the-numbers storytelling, particularly the big escape plan and the way it unfolds. There is literally no surprise, no unpredictability in how things go down.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    There’s ample meat in the story, yet the writing itself is weak. The film’s second half feels particularly sloppy, and don’t even get me started on the caricaturish villains. But it’s a testament to Kangana’s full-blooded performance that Simran works despite these complaints.

    Sep 2017
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