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Udita Jhunjhunwala

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156
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41

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  • Kedarnath

    Fortunately for Kapoor, the performances manage to keep things afloat, taking the emotions to a crescendo matching nature’s wrath.

    Dec 2018
  • 2.0

    A film that pivots around technology and artificial intelligence should have laid as much emphasis on artificial (special effects, computer graphics, robots) as intelligence. But writer-director Shankar’s focus is largely on visually wow-ing the audience.

    Dec 2018
  • 2.0

    A film that pivots around technology and artificial intelligence should have laid as much emphasis on artificial (special effects, computer graphics, robots) as intelligence. But writer-director Shankar’s focus is largely on visually wow-ing the audience.

    Nov 2018
  • Mohalla Assi

    ...is less cinema and more textual. The small things and little metaphors are more impactful than the bombastic monologues which dominate this taxing and ponderous chronicle.

    Nov 2018
  • FryDay

    Dogra’s direction is unimaginative and the production values so sub-par that besides Govinda fans with a penchant for physical comedy, there is no reason to thank god for this FryDay.

    Oct 2018
  • Batti Gul Meter Chalu

    The trailer of this film tells you almost all there is to know. Take that three minutes and add another 172: The main feature is a bloated narrative that skirts almost three hours.

    Sep 2018
  • Love Sonia

    The acting recompenses for some directorial and script limitations. Often the story feels like a series of headlines linked together. But the compelling performances and a hard-hitting storyline power Love Sonia.

    Sep 2018
  • Gali Guleiyan

    It’s an ambitious first feature, and while Jain manages to pull off many things rather ably, he falters at other points. Many of the stumbles are painted over by a fine cast.

    Sep 2018
  • Genius

    It does not take a genius to figure out that the smart play for Utkarsh might have been to debut in a role better suited to his personality and appeal, over an old-fashioned showcase mounted by a zealous father designed to deliver his son as a lover-boy and action hero.

    Aug 2018
  • Satyameva Jayate

    It may not be the most intelligent thriller, but its lack of pretence is its greatest asset. It’s entertaining for some of the right reasons, and plenty of unintended ones.

    Aug 2018
  • Karwaan

    Irrfan precisely spits out the acerbic dialogue written by Hussain Dalal. He’s a delight, whether in the foreground or background – wooing a veiled woman in a hospital ward or cajoling an ageing musician. Thanks to these two talents, Karwaan manages to navigate the pot-holed script.

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    A weak script with some directing inconsistencies, Fanney Khan had room to be an enjoyable comedy or satire. Instead it careened towards over-the-top melodrama with debatable messaging.

    Aug 2018
  • Soorma

    Writers Shaad Ali, Suyash Trivedi and Siva Ananth gently follow a linear narrative to recount Singh’s story but the screenplay feels rather lazy and the drama of Singh’s inspirational story is barely felt.

    Jul 2018
  • Phamous

    Given the absence of technical finesse and the disorderly script, it’s a wonder that actors of the caliber of Menon, Tripathi and Sheirgill opted to participate in this shoddy film.

    Jun 2018
  • Veere Di Wedding

    Everything about this film is deliberately put together, like the cushion covers co-ordinated with kaftans and teacups. If only, like Meera, who carries her girth with aplomb, all of Veere Di Wedding had been as natural and comfortable.

    Jun 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

    While Motwane’s blueprint is derivative (you will think Kick Ass and Arrow), his thoughts and setting are localised enough to make this a convincing character within the genre. But the film’s flaw is that it’s trying to say too much and doing so at such a painful pace that much of a good intention is lost in execution.

    Jun 2018
  • Parmanu

    Abraham goes all-out in portraying the sincerity and blinkered nationalism of Raina, but the character feels two-dimensional and flat.

    May 2018
  • Khajoor Pe Atke

    Though the senior actors dive into the material and bring out the humour, random songs, side plots and an emotional vacuity eventually flatline this film.

    May 2018
  • Daas Dev

    There are so many vested interests in this microcosm of UP politics that I wished I had a cheat sheet to keep track of who is who and why they are betraying and killing each other.

    Apr 2018