Shubhra Gupta

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  • Commando 3

    Though Jamwal does the heroic things, like thumping thugs and rescuing fair maidens, it is Devaiah who steals the show in this patchily plotted, predictable actioner.

    Nov 2019
  • The Sky Is Pink

    ...barring some passages, it feels both constructed and sentimental. With the material at hand, you expect a legitimate heart-breaker ( how else can you look at a young life threatening to be cut short?) but this one left me mostly unmoved.

    Oct 2019
  • War

    The chief trouble with War is that all the space is divvied up between Hrithik and Tiger, and they are so busy strutting across the screen, in all their glory, so ripped, so brawny, that the poor baddies don’t really get a chance.

    Oct 2019
  • Dream Girl

    There are many good ideas floating around in Dream Girl. But ideas need execution, and on that score, this film flubs it: it has so little wit and imagination that it turns all those ideas into a series of flat set-pieces.

    Sep 2019
  • Saaho

    Everything a thriller needs is in here, and you settle down, fully prepared for a non-stop, breathless, firing-from-all-cylinders ride. But Saaho turns out to be a damp squib.

    Aug 2019
  • Mission Mangal

    How do you jazz up dry, complicated science to make it easy for the viewer who wants, primarily, to be entertained? The answer is twin-pronged: one, dumb down the science and keep it simple, stupid, and two, get a big male A-lister to front the project.

    Aug 2019
  • Jhootha Kahin Ka

    This alleged comedy of errors, in which are complicit such veterans as Rishi Kapoor and Rakesh Bedi, bids fair to leap straight into the worst films of the year list. The dialogue is risible. The performances are loud. The film is beyond awful.

    Jul 2019
  • Super 30

    Yes, the real-life story is inspiring. But the telling of it is a drag. The film has its moments, which belong mostly to its young people: the kids are all right.

    Jul 2019
  • One Day

    This is not a bad premise for a spot-the-vigilante thriller, led by the trusty Anupam Kher. But the execution is so ham-fisted from opening to closing frame that you are left reeling.

    Jul 2019
  • Kabir Singh

    To watch a character like Kabir Singh do this thing for nearly three hours places the viewer squarely into a place of conflict. Here’s a fellow who thinks going through life yelling, shouting, snorting-and-drinking on the job, assuaging his raging libido with crass directness, basically being a sexist we-will-not-use-the-word-that-follows-naturally-here, is an acceptable thing.

    Jun 2019
  • Game Over

    Clearly, Pannu has worked hard, and there are a couple of genuinely scary moments, but the rest of it is too stretched: even the 102 minute run time feels too long.

    Jun 2019