critic

Saibal Chatterjee

Highest rating for

PK

99

Lowest rating for
Number of reviews
469
Average rating
48

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Title

Rating

  • Aashayein

    ...the film does not ever jump out at you in a desperate attempt to tug at your heartstrings. It flows along in a nice easy arc – only, at times, too languidly for its own good.

    59

    Aug 2010
  • We Are Family

    It has the essence of a fabulous weepie. What it delivers teeters on the edge of mediocrity, swinging wildly from the vacuous to the mawkish.

    49

    Sep 2010
  • Chillar Party

    It squeezes in a quiet message even as it portrays the world purely from the gawky-eyed point of view of children. The film strikes a perfect balance between the two poles of the script. Well, almost.

    59

    Jul 2011
  • Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    ...does exude pronounced traces of the spirit of Dil Chahta Hai, but its essential rhythm is its own, stemming from the dynamics of a full-fledged road movie shot through with intelligence, emotion and, above all, humanism.

    59

    Jul 2011
  • Singham

    ...an old-fashioned but rousing Hindi commercial film that pretty much restores one's faith in this often-maligned brand of cinema.

    79

    Jul 2011
  • Gandhi To Hitler

    ...has the feel of a Z-grade quickie destined to be quickly consigned to the dustbins of movie history. The concept is hare-brained and the execution ham-handed and that’s putting it mildly.

    19

    Jul 2011
  • I Am Kalam

    ...shows how beautiful small can be, especially when the heart is in the right place and the mind is clued in.

    79

    Aug 2011
  • Chala Mussaddi - Office Office

    ...does not rise to any great heights, it is certainly not for want of trying. In fact, the film tries too hard – too hard for its own good. The final result is a hopelessly flaccid pastiche of situational gags that relies solely on broad strokes of humour.

    39

    Aug 2011
  • Aarakshan

    ...a rather safe, superficial and simplistic take on an extremely complex theme. The film lets off steam, and generates some smoke, but the fire is missing.

    49

    Aug 2011
  • Chatur Singh Two Star

    This is a film that proffers madness without the slightest semblance of method. It's just as well that there are two stars in its title. It doesn't deserve any.

    00

    Aug 2011
  • Chitkabrey

    Chitkabrey, which redefines cock-and-bull with gay abandon, is quite a test. Go for it only if you are a sucker for tedium.

    19

    Aug 2011
  • Bodyguard

    ...if you value the mop on your scalp and the grey cells in your head and want to guard yourself against this potentially mind-numbing body blow, give it a miss.

    39

    Sep 2011
  • That Girl in Yellow Boots

    ...a significant step forward for Kashyap. It is well-nigh his most controlled film to date: the style, fluid and unobtrusive, complements the theme rather than overshadow it.

    89

    Sep 2011
  • Bol

    ...the message that the film delivers is urgent, heartfelt and of considerable import.

    59

    Sep 2011
  • Speedy Singhs

    Speedy Singhs derives its plot conventions from a multiplicity of genres. It's a sports flick, a family drama, a Hollywood rom-com and a fluffy, feel-good Bollywood ride all rolled in one. Take your pick.

    49

    Sep 2011
  • Ra.One

    It delivers more than your money's worth in terms of pure entertainment. It is impressively shot, technically good enough to pass muster and the hi-jinks drama has the pace to keep tedium at bay.

    59

    Oct 2011
  • Ishaqzaade

    If only Arjun Kapoor's dialogue delivery had greater punch and Parineeti Chopra could pull off the emotional moments without going shrill, Ishaqzaade would have been a markedly better film.

    49

    May 2012
  • Rowdy Rathore

    Riddled with an array of loud, lame and specious contrivances, Rowdy Rathore plays out pretty much like a comic-book fantasy rendered in the form of a live-action film.

    39

    Jun 2012
  • Shanghai

    ...a no-frills but searing political thriller that is under-wired with intelligence and nerve, both cinematic and ideological.

    79

    Jun 2012
  • Ferrari Ki Sawaari

    This competently crafted and well-intentioned cricket-themed film steers clear of many of commercial Hindi cinema’s narrative conventions - it sure gets full marks on that count - but succumbs to some of its most retreaded cliches.

    49

    Jun 2012
  • Teri Meri Kahaani

    Whose story, make that stories, and to what real end? That is the question that Teri Meri Kahaani leaves the audience with. The answer isn’t even worth looking for.

    39

    Jun 2012