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Saibal Chatterjee

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Number of reviews
450
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48

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  • Zubaan

    ...stretches itself too thin at times in trying to raise its narrative tempo. In its quieter moments, however, it does manage to get its voice heard.

    Mar 2016
  • 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.

    Jul 2011
  • Zila Ghaziabad

    The film unleashes such a merciless, ceaseless and mindless onslaught on the senses and the eardrums that it could actually put the assault rifles of the most trigger-happy of crime lords in the shade.

    Feb 2013
  • Zero

    ...its astral ambitions are thwarted by a lack of imagination and genuine understanding of the minds of people struggling to ward off undeserved ridicule and earn rightful recognition.

    Dec 2018
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

    Director Ayan Mukherji, who gave an impressive account of himself in his debut film, Wake Up Sid, appears to have allowed the skills that he displayed the first time around to go into deep slumber.

    May 2013
  • Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai

    ...is about people screwed up as much by the system as by their own follies, but the final impact of the film is not as gloomy as the title might suggest. Give it a shot.

    Mar 2015
  • Yaariyan

    ...talks about a whole lot of other things – friendship, trust, patriotism, race attacks and tolerance – but makes no sense at all.

    Jan 2014
  • Why Cheat India

    What it does, and does reasonably well, is address a subject that is real in a manner that, despite its adherence to many of the broad rules of popular Hindi cinema, does not stray too far from the tangible.

    Jan 2019
  • Wedding Pullav

    Bland and unenticing, Wedding Pullav is a concoction that is too stale and sloppy to tingle even the least evolved of cinematic taste buds.

    Oct 2015
  • 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.

    Sep 2010
  • Wazir

    The surface vim and vigour on show in Wazir is considerable, but Bollywood’s first big release of 2016 is disappointingly low on substance.

    Jan 2016
  • War

    ...is all sound and fury, a glossy globe-trotting thriller that goes haywire at every turn.

    Oct 2019
  • Waiting

    An understated and superbly acted film about loss, grief and the human need to cling on to the physical presence of loved ones, Anu Menon's Waiting is at once heart-wrenching and uplifting.

    May 2016
  • Vishwaroop

    ...trust producer-director-actor Kamal Haasan to serve up the good old filmic formula in a well-mounted cinematic package that lends the largely predictable material an impressive veneer.

    Feb 2013
  • 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
  • Veerappan

    ...does not shy away from making a great deal of noise, but the film is more akin to soggy gelatin sticks delivering a damp squib than a big explosive device triggering an earth-shattering bang.

    May 2016
  • Uri

    ...sketchy writing is a problem that plagues the film as a whole. But for the presence of Vicky Kaushal, whose character desists from overt chest-thumping, Uri: The Surgical Strike would have been a complete washout.

    Jan 2019
  • UnIndian

    ...as a film, has its own share of pitfalls to negotiate. It occasionally resorts to contrived means to get around its loose ends. Yet, in the ultimate analysis, the film never trips irretrievably.

    Aug 2016
  • Ungli

    ...when a film is more interesting for what it isn't than for what it is, giving it a miss might be the most prudent option.

    Nov 2014
  • Ujda Chaman

    If the boorish behaviour of the young and restless is for the purpose of dramatization, it does not work one bit. It robs Ujda Chaman of any possibility of being realistic and relatable - and, of course, of every driblet of decency.

    Nov 2019
  • Ugly

    This may not be Anurag Kashyap’s best film, but it is infinitely and indescribably better than all the muck that mainstream Bollywood passed off for entertainment this year.

    Dec 2014
  • Udta Punjab

    ...is not family entertainment, but it is an undeniably magnificent - and purposeful - commercial Hindi film. Do not miss it.

    Jun 2016
  • Tumhari Sulu

    ...isn't a perfect film, but it is definitely well worth a viewing as much for the quality of the acting and for its technical finesse. In any case, a film is easy to fall in love with when Vidya Balan is this stupendous.

    Nov 2017