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Deccan Chronicle

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Number of reviews
452
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48

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  • Kesari

    Thanks to its over-the-top style and unabashed battle sequences, Kesari sets a new expectation for what audiences could call a fun, blood-ridden time. The story largely fails to be engaging, and often feels like a rehash.

    Mar 2019
  • Photograph

    What also looks forced, is the deliberate use of unspoken bonding between characters; be it romance, friendship of just sheer love. Doesn’t it require an irrational reason we may not be able to put a finger on?

    Mar 2019
  • Hamid

    ...is powerful, questioning, emotional, disturbing and one of its kind. The satisfying performance of both Rasika Dugal and Talha Arshad Reshi is worth noticing.

    Mar 2019
  • Badla

    ...is cleverly scripted and executed with a brilliant cast. It is both engaging and enjoyable. It is also probably a rare Bollywood film that you have to love because it manages to outsmart you!

    Mar 2019
  • Total Dhamaal

    The outcome is a series of annoying escapades by the stars all of whom seem completely ill-at-ease mouthing inane stuff or masquerading as serious actors perfecting their act of buffoonery.

    Mar 2019
  • Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

    It seems Chopra-Dhar had a bold idea on the table, but didn’t want to force it down the audience’s throats, and wanted to allow unrestrained and easy-going blitheness do all the messaging. Too bad, its implication of “Live and Let live” backfires, despite its obvious good intentions.

    Feb 2019
  • Why Cheat India

    If you thought that Soumik Sen’s Why Cheat India comes up with an answer, or at least looks at the aforementioned psychological concerns among children and their behavioural issues that often lead to suicides with grave concern, you’d be disappointed.

    Jan 2019
  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    ...the film, coming as it does in election year, has an agenda — it’s politically motivated. And the motive of this tacky, third-rate propaganda piece is all too apparent in the story it wants us to go home with, and the characters it wants us to hate and love.

    Jan 2019
  • Uri

    ...is a solid action/political thriller and one that has a lot of great moments with Dhar showing mastery in storytelling, control in creating intensity and a great performance from the lead, Vicky Kaushal.

    Jan 2019
  • Simmba

    ...is just another serviceable action movie that tastes like salted popcorn. It tastes good while it lasts, but eventually you end up rather dry and thirsty. It is all about glam and no substance.

    Dec 2018
  • Kedarnath

    ...does have some genuinely likable moments but when the monotony of the drama gets exposed, the film's pace breaks down and the entertainment level drops.

    Dec 2018
  • Bhaiaji Superhittt

    For all its gags and antic situations, this neither comic nor gangster rivalry film, turns into a case of cinema stretchery; the premise can’t fill the requisite time without serious strain.

    Nov 2018
  • Thugs Of Hindostan

    ...after sending the pesky writers on long leave, they proceed to throw cash at the the art director, the CGI team, the costume wallas, the extras, the star’s hair stylist, colourist, the carpenters… anything and everything except the story, the dialogue, the writing.

    Nov 2018
  • Jalebi

    With a catch-line like 'everlasting taste of love', it had promised a delicious recipe of romance but the film is a half-baked dish that is completely devoid of any taste.

    Oct 2018
  • LoveYatri

    Aayush and Warina fans are in for a surprise, and Salman fans too will get what they expect from the film - entertainment in terms of dialogues, dance and screen presence.

    Oct 2018
  • Andhadhun

    Sriram has done a fab job in keeping dark humour intact. There are so many quirky and surprise elements that will make you cover your face too.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    ...is very good but it could have been great if the plot was stronger than just a story about two sisters with dreams. However we are not complaining much since it is a full-on entertainer for the masses.

    Sep 2018
  • Batti Gul Meter Chalu

    The issue of electricity scam which people need to be aware of, is revealed in the second half of this film and there on, Narayan Singh's movie takes some turns and twists which will leave you hopeful.

    Sep 2018
  • Manto

    ...Nandita brings out the best storyline, screenplay as well as performances from each of her actors. And of course, Nawazuddin makes the film a worth watch with Tahir and Rasika also giving their best to their respective roles.

    Sep 2018
  • Mitron

    ...is a good effort, but a little more editing of the script and more fleshed out characters would have helped a lot. Nonetheless, it is an entertaining watch with some wonderful moments, some genuinely funny lines, and good performances.

    Sep 2018
  • Love Sonia

    In the end, despite a certain emotional void created by average plot, Love Sonia is an honest attempt in portraying authentic horror of an issue clearly so close to filmmaker's heart.

    Sep 2018
  • Manmarziyaan

    ...Anurag Kashyap’s spin on modern love has a lot of heart and depth.  The film especially deserves a watch for trying to do something different to what we commonly see in romantic cinema. It’s a story well acted and well told. 

    Sep 2018