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Sukanya Verma

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Number of reviews
283
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47

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  • Angrezi Medium

    Despite a superb set of actors at its disposal, Angrezi Medium squanders away their charisma to play undistinguished, unremarkable characters.

    49

    Mar 2020
  • Baaghi 3

    ...hits rock bottom of the birdbrained franchise through its course of two and a half hours of reason defying, mind numbing, soul destroying free-for-all.    

    19

    Mar 2020
  • Thappad

    A spectacular Taapsee Pannu brings out the shift of a happy homemaker to a heartbroken woman most strikingly in her deeply affecting performance.

    79

    Feb 2020
  • Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

    ...amasses a clutter of complicated issues and sometimes comes across as more messy than meaningful. But the delightful cast, utterly natural in their confusion as well as revolt, compelled me to cheer for its easily resolved conflicts even if deep down I wondered at the possibility of such extraordinarily ideal understanding.

    69

    Feb 2020
  • Love Aaj Kal

    A poorly conceived reboot that's overlong, overdramatic and overdone, Love Aaj Kal simply cannot differentiate between pyaar and parody.

    29

    Feb 2020
  • Malang

    Here's a witless thriller so far removed from reality yet so consumed by its own self-seriousness, no amount of slick photography (Vikas Sivaraman), soaring soundtrack (Mithoon, Ved Sharma) or steady supply of conspiracy (Aseem Arrora) can salvage its tepid material.

    29

    Feb 2020
  • Panga

    What it lacks in depth or surprise, Panga's slice of life makes up for in its gentle depiction of everyday struggles and pleasantries, lending it a consistently warm fuzzy feeling.

    69

    Jan 2020
  • Tanhaji

    ...has so much fun recreating a bygone legend and fictionalising history, authenticity and spellings, it gets infectious.

    59

    Jan 2020
  • Bhangra Paa Le

    It’s a fairly ambitious if unoriginal premise let down by staid vision, spiritless writing, middling choreography and music.  

    49

    Jan 2020
  • Chhapaak

    Meghna Gulzar documents Chhapaak's grim reality barefacedly without losing sight of its character's quiet determination to fight the reasons that make such heinous crimes possible in the first place.

    79

    Jan 2020
  • Dabangg 3

    Lacking the calibre to create something fresh, the makers pick on the most popular attributes of the original -- the catchy dialogues, the quirky name by scribbling the sloppiest possible Chulbul Pandey origins that does little besides prolong the Dabangg 3 torture to nearly three hours long.

    19

    Dec 2019
  • Mardaani 2

    Between spoon feeding motives and relying on too many contrivances to provide Sunny an easy escape, Mardaani 2 loses on nuance.

    49

    Dec 2019
  • Pati Patni Aur Woh

    Alternating between a farce and melodrama, thankfully none of it coming from the women, Pati Patni Aur Woh can't decide whether it wants to be the climax of a Priyadarshan comedy or give the cad a dose of his own medicine brand of cheeky payback.

    39

    Dec 2019
  • Panipat

    ...has all the meat for a political drama meets war movie. But in Gowariker's failure to process its complexity, the material never rises beyond a mediocre hurray to the Maratha manoos.

    39

    Dec 2019
  • Pagalpanti

    ...Pagalpanti's script is stuff of pre-schooler dreams. The performances, too, are better suited for a school play.

    19

    Nov 2019
  • Bypass Road

    No amount of thunder and lightning, cats and threats, conveniently forsaken homes to carry out a long-drawn-out clash between masked intruders and wheelchaired victims (something the recent Game Over did so well) can chart Bypass Road's bumpy course.

    29

    Nov 2019
  • Motichoor Chaknachoor

    If Nawaz hits all the right notes in his portraying his character's timid, modest traits, Athiya Shetty springs a surprise in how she completely surrenders to Anita's perverse superficiality. Wish one could say the same about the film's confused idealism and slipshod climax.

    39

    Nov 2019
  • Marjaavaan

    Nothing can salvage the Marjaavaan mess -- not religious symbols tattooed on Malhotra's knuckles, the two-and-a-half hours of hysterically hamming people, the boisterous background score, the stale imagination, the burly giants, the phony rain, the cheap blood, the microwave romance, the laboured hostility, the incessant babbling on mohabbat and ibadat, not Arjit Singh yowling in a loop.

    19

    Nov 2019
  • Bala

    Once again at the centre of an embarrassing problem, a nagging lie and potential heartbreak is Ayushmann Khurrana. And the actor channels everybody from SRK to Bobby Deol to Kamal Sadanah to play out a relevant issues of a real man and the idols we all create and emulate and fail to live up to.

    69

    Nov 2019
  • Ujda Chaman

    Too inept to portray premature balding effects on a man's self-esteem, Ujda Chaman accidentally exposes how desi parents put so much pressure on girls for marriage, they'll settle for any Tom, Dick or Chaman.

    29

    Nov 2019
  • Made In China

    Alternating between pedestrian comedy and overwrought drama, Made in China's biggest problem is its inclination to repeatedly digress, resulting in fleeting interest in its helter-skelter proceedings.

    39

    Oct 2019
  • The Sky Is Pink

    The lightness is uplifting without undermining the melancholy of the reality it's recounting through the eyes and spirit of a life cut short. The upshot is a pocketful of smiles, a whole lot of tears and an all-important reminder that the glass is half full.

    69

    Oct 2019
  • War

    It’s almost as though Anand was so pleased to have two perfectly suited actors on board, he decided he should leave it at that. What ensues is a large-scale mess only the hardnosed will notice while the rest of us are busy getting enamoured by Hrithik Roshan.

    59

    Oct 2019
  • Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

    ...deviates from its simpler instincts and surrenders to tired Bollywood tropes like foul games of politically influential families and the constant reiteration for Ma ka pyaar and prayer. 

    39

    Sep 2019
  • Dream Girl

    ...goes in several exciting directions and comes out making light of it. It may not always be the best way to go about things but you’ll come out laughing till your sides hurt.

    69

    Sep 2019
  • Chhichhore

    It’s the writing where Chhichhore shows solid talent. 

    At all times, its feel-good optimism is much too entertaining to resist.

    69

    Sep 2019