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Saibal Chatterjee

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Number of reviews
452
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48

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  • 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
  • 2 States

    The unabashed shallowness of a Chetan Bhagat book meets the inane glitter of a Karan Johar-Sajid Nadiadwala production in 2 States.The result is the creation of a third state – the state of overpowering indolence.

    Apr 2014
  • 2.0

    The good versus evil tropes that 2.0 employs are trite, but the battle at the heart of the film - it pits a warped model if development against in the need for ecological conservation in a no-holds-barred fantasy - has moments that are thought-provoking and entertaining at once.

    Nov 2018
  • 3 Storeys

    ...considering all the beginnings and endings, comings and goings, and hopes and setbacks that constitute 3 Storeys, the film could have done with a stronger culmination. It meanders to a close, leaving the audience more flummoxed than intrigued.

    Mar 2018
  • 31st October

    ...has its heart in the right place. What it lacks is genuine firepower. Despite the anger and anguish that drives it, it is unable to whip up urgency and force.

    Oct 2016
  • A Flying Jatt

    The lowbrow comic-strip spirit of A Flying Jatt extends to the film's rough-hewn production design. Nothing that appears on the screen, neither the houses nor the props, looks real.

    Aug 2016
  • 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.

    Aug 2011
  • 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.

    Aug 2010
  • Action Jackson

    The film proffers the worst of everything – obnoxious characters, mindless situations, juvenile action sequences, raucous music, bizarre dance routines and pathetically cheap gags – with nary a sign of any redeeming feature that could lessen the blow.

    Dec 2014
  • Airlift

    Menon steers clear of the traps in his way while delivering a sharply written, gripping thriller that rarely, if ever, flags.

    Jan 2016
  • Aiyaary

    ...wants to be a daring thriller that calls out smarmy politicians and arms dealers. But it only fires blanks.

    Feb 2018
  • Aiyyaa

    It careens from the dreamy to the delirious, the realistic to the raucous, and the perfectly logical to the utterly nonsensical as it turns many a time-honoured convention of Hindi commercial cinema on its head.

    Oct 2012
  • Akira

    The film as a whole is, however, patchy. Its facile genre sleights - rogue cops, wronged innocents and bloody confrontations - hit home only sporadically.

    Sep 2016
  • Alone

    ...delivers enough surface-level chills and thrills to please diehard fans of this form of entertainment. But those that expect paranormal thrillers to open the doors to deeper layers of experience will find in this film nothing that could capture their imagination.

    Jan 2015
  • Anaarkali Of Aarah

    ..is the kind of film that you want to applaud, especially on account of the concerns that it articulates. But it leaves you deeply dissatisfied. It could have done with much more passion and flair. It is worse than a misfire. It doesn't fire at all despite the magnificently full-blooded pivotal performance from Swara Bhaskar.

    Mar 2017
  • Angry Indian Goddesses

    ...a must-see and not only because it is unlike anything Hindi cinema has produced before. It strikes a fine and rare balance between thematic gravitas and breezy entertainment.

    Dec 2015
  • Ankur Arora Murder Case

    It is a well-meaning, proficiently crafted and competently acted drama about the wages of medical skullduggery. But Ankur Arora Murder Case fails to make a strong enough case for itself.

    Jun 2013
  • Article 15

    ...is an important addition to a very small number of Hindi films that have successfully tackled weighty social issues through the means of a more popular idiom.

    Jun 2019
  • B.A. Pass

    ...combines the bone-dry quality of a chiselled short story and the stark directness of a minimalist tragedy to deliver a taut, gripping film about the hell that a big city can be behind the bright neon lights and the living room glass cabinets stacked with flashy dolls.

    Aug 2013
  • Baadshaho

    There is no dearth of surface gloss in Badshaho. A peep behind the glossy curtain reveals an overcooked but bland curry western that deserves instant banishment to the wilderness it has emerged from.

    Sep 2017
  • Bahubali

    Scale of ambition: gargantuan. Quality of VFX: out of the ordinary. Content: only occasionally gripping. Final impact: pretty strong.

    Jul 2015