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Saibal Chatterjee

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  • Tamasha

    An off-the beaten track love story that does not go far enough with its surprises, Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha is a film that flatters to deceive.


    Nov 2015
  • Tamanchey

    A stodgy and aimless noir drama, it is a rusty gun that fires noisy blanks without making any impact at all.


    Oct 2014
  • Talvar

    Mining riveting yet balanced drama from a real-life murder case lost in a tangled web of fact, fiction, hearsay and insinuations could not have been easy. But not a wee bit of the effort shows.


    Oct 2015
  • Talaash

    By no means is Talaash the end of your search for the perfect whodunit. But there is so much going for this compelling, slow-burning, well-acted tale set in the dark, grimy underbelly of Mumbai that you can barely take your eye off the screen.


    Nov 2012
  • Table No. 21

    This is a well-meaning film. It even has a relevant social message appended to its ending. Unfortunately, along the way, it yo-yos wildly between semblances of profundity and dashes of pulp.


    Jan 2013
  • Super Nani

    A preachy and mawkish drama about a woman neglected, scorned and tormented by her own oafish family, Super Nani makes its pro-women's empowerment statement with the finesse of a bulldozer run amok.


    Oct 2014
  • Super 30

    ...it tells a true story but it never rings true. Nothing in the film is less convincing than the lead performance. The idea to bronze up Hrithik Roshan so that he can impersonate Anand Kumar is anything but super: it is a formula that equals zero.


    Jul 2019
  • Sultan

    ...is a case of a superstar vehicle latching on to the current trend of sports films but failing to achieve the requisite grounding in the rough and tumble of the wrestling pits to evolve into a convincing drama.


    Jul 2016
  • Sui Dhaaga

    ...falls well short of perfection, but it never comes unstuck. It passes muster as a wholesome entertainer embellished with humour, warmth, authentic emotional trappings and actors adept at going seamlessly along with the flow.


    Sep 2018
  • Street Dancer 3D

    It is an edifice built on a weak foundation: yes, a mound of rubble is what Street Dancer 3D as it collapses under its own weight. It whips up, in an unseemly fit of frenzy, a purported celebration of dance. Cinema is given short shrift in the bargain.


    Jan 2020
  • 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
  • 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.


    Sep 2011
  • Special 26

    ...is an intelligently scripted, superbly acted, enthralling and believable heist film that is more than just that.


    Feb 2013
  • Soorma

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


    Jul 2018
  • Sonchiriya

    ...a fabulous fable of a flawed land that eschews easy options and sticks to its guns all the way through.


    Mar 2019
  • Son Of Sardaar

    Poppycock in Phagwara: that is what the film should have been named. While the men on the screen defy gravity at will, the narrative defies logic without a care.


    Nov 2012
  • Sixteen

    ...pulls no punches when it matters. But it remains a warm, endearing film even when it gets down to tackling the bitter truths of life.


    Jul 2013
  • Singham Returns

    ...unfolds with relentless vehemence, the question that pops into mind is: who will fight for our freedom from the weekly assault of bad cinema? Don’t expect the film’s director and action designer Rohit Shetty to be of any help in this regard.


    Aug 2014
  • Singham

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


    Jul 2011
  • Simmba

    ...is the kind of film that derides toxic masculinity while ill-advisedly celebrating unbridled virility as a necessary component of law enforcement. Instill fear in the hearts of the wrongdoers, Singham advises Simmba. And how, pray, do you do that? Simmba advocates throwing due process out the window and embracing another flagrant form of lawlessness. And that can only be dangerous.


    Dec 2018
  • Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

    The film may be erratic in parts, but its entertainment quotient is delightfully high for a film tackling a clash between conservatism and freedom, between tradition and modernity.


    Feb 2020
  • Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

    ...stays strictly within the limits of acceptability in dealing with a thorny theme that could easily have plunged into overt awkwardness. Lightheartedness is the cloak it wears to conceal its uneasy patches. That it succeeds in that endeavour more often than not is a measure of the director's ability.


    Sep 2017
  • Shootout At Wadala

    The film is generally entertaining without attaining the sort of innate quality that could attract favourable comparisons with Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya and Company or Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Parinda.


    May 2013
  • Ship Of Theseus

    ...is so universal in scope and appeal that the human, artistic and ethical issues it raises would be valid anywhere in the world.


    Jul 2013