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Deccan Chronicle

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Number of reviews
490
Average rating
48

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  • Love Aaj Kal

    ...has an annoying, irritating, glacial pace, and at some point after interval, I tried to fix my glare at the head of the man sitting in front, to check the speed at which hair grows. 

    19

    Feb 2020
  • Shikara

    The problem with Shikara is not that it wants to tell the story of a people forced out of their homes. But that it paints the common Kashmiri Muslim as a colluder, an active one at that.

    29

    Feb 2020
  • Malang

    Mohit Suri’s film is set in Goa for a reason. It allows him to show smoking, drinking, drugs, rave parties, lots of skin and random sex without having to bother about a story. So, he didn’t bother.

    29

    Feb 2020
  • Gul Makai

    ...enough to happily fill half an hour of footage on any television channel. In its 129-minute film version, it fails to effectively stretch it out to feature-length, and devolves into over-the-top drama and a suffocating heavy-handedness.

    19

    Feb 2020
  • Jawaani Jaaneman

    It’s great to see Hindi cinema giving its audience what they have been asking for — some real characters who are all out to have fun. And yes, that includes leading a debauched adult life too!

    69

    Feb 2020
  • Street Dancer 3D

    ...true to the simple minded genre of let’s-dance-to-challenge-and-conquer-all, is a chitrahar of grand, impressive, foot-tapping dance performances strung together by a very silly but melodramatic story that carries a moral — love all, hate none.

    49

    Jan 2020
  • Bhangra Paa Le

    This sure was a nugget of a pure idea at the centre of this film; it’s plotting that is so straightforward that you would start second guessing the second half and will never get caught up in the predictable story.

    39

    Jan 2020
  • Chhapaak

    ...may fall short to an incredible experience, but it will certainly leave you agitated, more aware and strangely hopeful. And that's a mission accomplished.

    59

    Jan 2020
  • Panipat

    Directors like Gowariker do no service to the nation or their audience by twisting the truth, ignoring military, diplomatic, common sense follies and rewriting history with jingoistic fervour. They condemn us to repeat historical wrongs.

    49

    Dec 2019
  • Bypass Road

    Much as I would like to watch, and recommend, a tightly woven suspense drama replete with surprise that jolts you out of your preconceived findings and verdicts, Bypass Road is definitely not the one...

    29

    Nov 2019
  • Bala

    It is sometimes crude, sometimes predictable, but the film has a likable cast and delivers some poignant messages about self-love, acceptance, companionship and of course, bald is beautiful.

    69

    Nov 2019
  • Saaho

    ...given the film’s tortuous, tangled plot involving compromised cops, many fake identities, umpteen car chases and dreary duels involving burly goondas of various ethnicities from East Europe and Africa, what stays with you is a sense of exhaustion, like after a long, wasted day.

    29

    Aug 2019
  • Khandaani Shafakhana

    It’s like building a crescendo effect with all ingredients in place and allowing all elements to peter out. The end result is that it gets funny and sweet in spots, though the light moments get lost in the haze of imitation and lack of any ambition.

    49

    Aug 2019
  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    The good aspects of the film just can't salvage the fact that the central story has not been worked out with enough rigor. The film spins its wheels beautifully, but it simply has nowhere to go.

    39

    Jul 2019
  • Super 30

    ...makes you smile, it will also break your heart, it will make your spirit soar, and if you have no math inclinations, it will inspire you and make you appreciate its beauty, its usefulness and contribution to the world.

    59

    Jul 2019
  • Game Over

    ...is one of those films that linger with you long after the end credits and with Taapsee Pannu's amazing and convincing performance, the film secures itself as one of the best movies of the year.

    59

    Jun 2019