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Saibal Chatterjee

Highest rating for

PK

99

Lowest rating for
Number of reviews
457
Average rating
48

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Rating

  • 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.

    39

    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.

    39

    Jul 2018
  • Soorma

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

    39

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

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

    79

    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.

    29

    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.

    39

    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.

    39

    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.

    29

    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.

    69

    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.

    39

    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.

    79

    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.

    49

    Apr 2018
  • Baaghi 2

    It is, in the end, a bloody mess. Tiger roars vigorously, but he can only add to the wild cacophony.

    39

    Mar 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.

    49

    Mar 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.

    49

    Mar 2018
  • Pari

    ...is an uneven film that could have benefitted from the intervention of a more assertive editor. While it is replete with twists, these throw the audience off rather than aid in enhancing clarity.

    39

    Mar 2018
  • Aiyaary

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

    29

    Feb 2018
  • Pad Man

    ...PadMan isn't because the story just had to be told. It's been done before - in last year's low-budget Phullu and the unreleased I-Pad. Here, it is the canvas and the presence of an A-list star that makes the difference.

    49

    Feb 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    ...may not be for all palates, but the film has enough spice for those in the mood for an off-the-beaten-track Bollywood experience.

    59

    Jan 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    ...packs a massive punch. Watch it because it is one of the more important films to have come out of the Mumbai movie industry in recent times.

    79

    Jan 2018
  • Tiger Zinda Hai

    Undeniably impressive in terms of its scale and flawless technical attributes, Tiger Zinda Hai is an exercise that rings utterly hollow. Its surface nous cannot conceal the sheer purposeless of all the noise it generates.

    39

    Dec 2017
  • Monsoon Shootout

    ...has the sinews of a high-octane, action-packed Bollywood underworld tale. What defines it more significantly is its overly arty packaging. It turns the film into a stylish, if a touch laboured, piece of cinema.

    59

    Dec 2017
  • Tera Intezaar

    You might ask: why does this film deserve even half a star? Well, it is for whoever it is who dared to believe that Tera Intezaar could be passed off as cinema. Takes loads of guts or a whole lot of stupidity!

    09

    Dec 2017
  • Firangi

    Neither the comic potential at the core of the film nor the energy of Kapil Sharma's antics is enough to pull it out of the irremediable mess it degenerates into. Firangi might have been harmless fun if only it had stopped short of running so hopelessly amok.

    39

    Dec 2017