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Rajeev Masand

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Number of reviews
501
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45

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  • 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    Everything about Judwaa 2 – from the treatment to the one-liners – has a distinctly outdated feel to it.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
  • Daddy

    The craft is admirable and the big denouement is thought provoking, but pacing issues cripple the film to the extent that you’re exhausted by the time the lights come back on.

    Sep 2017
  • Baadshaho

    15 years ago Baadshaho might not have been an awful film, but today it feels sexist, formulaic and completely outdated.

    Sep 2017
  • A Gentleman

    It’s a harebrained set-up and over the next 132 minutes, the makers manage to offend everyone from gays, to African-Americans, to fat people, and just about anyone with a modicum of taste and common sense.

    Aug 2017
  • Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

    It’s a guilty pleasure at best, provocative and titillating. But it’s also overlong and derivative, and gives one of our finest actors little room to do much more than repeat himself.

    Aug 2017
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    There is a lot to enjoy here but the script contrivances rankle. This is a movie that works on account of the trimmings: the acting, the clap-trap dialogues, and the authentic texture of the world that it’s set in. If only there was more meat to the main dish.

    Aug 2017
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal

    There is just not enough meat on the bones to keep you invested in the protagonists’ journey, or in their relationship, which feels clumsy and muddled but not in an interesting, honest way.

    Aug 2017
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