Sukanya Verma

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  • Phullu

    ...unwisely presumes that promoting a humanitarian angle absolves it of mediocrity. For all its do-gooder fixation, Phullu neither has the passion to succeed as a film nor the seriousness of a valuable message.

    Jun 2017
  • Dear Maya

    Watching the mild-mannered actress return to screen after a personally difficult time resonates with the headway she makes as Maya.

    Jun 2017
  • Half Girlfriend

    The constant issue in Half Girlfriend is its wimpy characters and the contrivances they resort to arrive at its predictable conclusion. Stupidity is responded with equal, if not more, stupidity.

    May 2017
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    There are times Baahubali shows the strain of expectation, especially in the second half's doddering pace and excessive, unconvincing VFX, but when it communicates from a place of heart, it moves and enthralls.

    Apr 2017
  • Maatr

    ...would like to believe its relevance comes from true events that headline news channels regularly, but its typically Bollywood tropes to attain justice modelled on the likes of Aakhri Raasta and Mohra is not half as engaging.

    Apr 2017
  • Begum Jaan

    In its preoccupation with drama, Begum Jaan neglects to reveal its soul. As a consequence, you feel nothing for the characters, their cause or fate.

    Apr 2017
  • Mukti Bhawan

    ... discards volubility for quieter storytelling or oversaturating its protagonists in quirk. Instead, Bhutiani juggles emotion and practicality to skilfully extract real, relatable humour out of ordinary circumstances.

    Apr 2017
  • Phillauri

    Lal’s insistence to maintain room temperature humour and downplay a frothy premise robs Phillauri of fizz in its comedy.

    Mar 2017
  • Trapped

    Audaciously enough, Motwane feeds off the negativity of disastrous coincidences to explore a human being’s most profound fears as well as marvel at his dormant instincts.

    Mar 2017
  • Jolly LLB 2

    The story is more or less the same except around sharper wit seasoned in authentic local flavours that scorns at the intense rot eating up a noble profession without whitewashing the rascality of its titular character.

    Feb 2017
  • Kaabil

    ...doesn't pull off anything extraordinary with its visually challenged contrivance except whip up as many puns possible. From blind date to blind justice, it's all there.

    Jan 2017
  • Ok Jaanu

    ...cannot shrug off the identity of a remake. It’s like two people who’ve watched the original consciously recreating it for an audience unfamiliar to the original.

    Jan 2017
  • Dangal

    Unlike the overblown Sultan with a somewhat similar milieu, Tiwari's account of inspiring reality is lot more understated in its approach.

    Dec 2016
  • Befikre

    If Befikre's sole objective is to prove Aditya Chopra's not a prude, he only embarrasses himself by going overboard with two sexually explicit characters who might even be more fond of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge than he is.

    Dec 2016
  • Dear Zindagi

    Alia is remarkably perceptive and there's a catchy rhythm to her interactions with SRK neither ever forgetting she is principal, he is peripheral. The breakthrough she makes, the healing he offers, the bond they form extends across the screen.

    Nov 2016
  • Rock On 2

    Sure, it's a good-looking film featuring several long shots of people blessed with ridiculously gorgeous balcony views but its deadpan emotionality renders it bland. Soulless.

    Nov 2016
  • Freaky Ali

    It’s entirely on the writers and actors to make the proceedings seem crucial or comic. What shows up on screen is plain lazy on their part and it's painfully dull to watch.

    Sep 2016
  • Akira

    Sonakshi moves, feels and looks the part that’s all but empty heft in a script so extraordinarily dated and bereft of punch.

    Sep 2016
  • Happy Bhag Jayegi

    ...when the actors flanking Happy are so talented and endearing to watch. If Happy Bhag Jayegi succeeds in delivering a few laughs, it's entirely to their credit.

    Aug 2016
  • Budhia Singh

    From fame to obscurity, hunger to heartbreak, Budhia’s story is both sensational and sad. But, most of all, it’s incomplete with no finishing line in sight.

    Aug 2016
  • Sultan

    ...despite the possibilities, writer-director Ali Abbas Zafar relies solely on its main star’s drawing power and offers nothing novel in terms of storytelling.

    Jul 2016
  • Housefull 3

    Ritesh Deshmukh can see. Abhishek Bachchan can talk. Akshay Kumar can walk. And I, somehow, survived Housefull 3. That, ladies and gentleman, is the real miracle.

    Jun 2016