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Saibal Chatterjee

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379
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  • Gali Guleiyan

    ...is obviously not a conventional entertainer. Just as well. The film stands out because of the balance it attains in depicting a man sinking steadily into incoherence and yet clinging to his humanity.

    Sep 2018
  • Stree

    ...plays an unwavering hand in demonstrating that dread can be unbridled fun when it serves a larger thematic purpose. Go watch this spine-tingling film. It is completely madcap but there is method in its manic madness.

    Aug 2018
  • Genius

    ...no amount of flag-waving and chest-thumping can deflect from the fact that Genius is an unspeakably shoddy film.

    Aug 2018
  • Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

    ...the hilarity quotient is low. The precursor had delivered on at least a part of the promise inherent in the quirky premise. This one goes through the motions without ever coming close to finding a genuine rhythm.

    Aug 2018
  • Gold

    ...dragged down by a storyline that puts too much store by the anticipated crowd-pulling power of a Bollywood A-lister.

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    ...abounds in such leaps of logic. But all of it is in the pursuit of some harmless fun and emotional manipulation. The fun remains low-key; the vigorous pulling at the heartstrings, which gathers momentum in the lead-up to the climax, yields some returns by way of emotional impact.

    Aug 2018
  • Mulk

    In making its extremely timely statement, this film allows itself to lean a tad towards conventional melodrama. But it makes its point with such force that it is difficult not to be impressed. Go watch Mulk for its stout-hearted espousal of sanity. It isn't often that Bollywood shows such spine.

    Aug 2018
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

    Pretty much like the political prowess that the film's fading, flailing feudal figures and their cohorts exercise, the potential of the premise to deliver surprises has, on the evidence of this outing, waned significantly.

    Jul 2018
  • Dhadak

    The film saunters rather than sprints. In Sairat, that strategy clicked famously because that film had its heart in the right place. Dhadak doesn't. The result is a grind that pretty frames and fresh faces cannot mitigate.

    Jul 2018
  • Soorma

    ...Bollywood just doesn't do sports well. Its rules militate against the genre. Soorma, a wasted opportunity, demonstrates why and how.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    ...is the film that it is because of the infectious energy Ranbir Kapoor injects into the film. An absolute must-watch.

    Jun 2018
  • Race 3

    ...with the lead actor strutting around like a clueless stuntman in the midst of flying bullets and exploding cars, all the high-voltage action is about as exciting as a three-hour-long sitting at the dentist's.

    Jun 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

    ...in its bid to be dark, cool and edgy, it cannot shrug off its air of puerility. If not pure bunkum, it strays dangerously close, like Icarus, to slipping off its orbit completely.

    Jun 2018
  • Veere Di Wedding

    ...if you are not looking for radical departures from norm and are happy watching a film that seeks to blur gender expectations without shaking the boat too much, Veere di Wedding could pass muster. Does it give you your money's worth? It does. Does it break new ground? Fat chance.

    Jun 2018
  • Parmanu

    ...is as a flat as a pancake, a hopelessly limp exercise with creaky nucleus that is buried under a mound of forced tropes before it can get going.

    May 2018
  • Omerta

    When violence is perpetrated indiscriminately and without any moral context created with the aid of a detailed back story, it can only be deeply disconcerting. Omerta is just that and therein lies its success.

    May 2018
  • 102 Not Out

    This is patchy fare that is only mildly diverting despite the best efforts of two veteran actors at the top of their game.

    May 2018
  • Daas Dev

    ...must rank among the better screen adaptations of Devdas, not the least because of its daring, free-wheeling departures from the norm laid down for cinema derived from literary sources.

    Apr 2018
  • Beyond The Clouds

    For all its evocative daubs and dashes, Beyond the Clouds falls short of Majid Majidi's own lofty benchmark. It is a not so great film from a great director.

    Apr 2018
  • Hichki

    Rani Mukerji's energetic, engaging performance apart, Hichki is a huff-and-puff show marked by too much mush and fuss. But it has just enough to keep tearjerker junkies interested.

    Mar 2018
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