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244
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  • Thappad

    ...is designed to make us uncomfortable about our milieu and compel us to introspect about our own complicity in patriarchy. It also shines a light on patriarchy and gender-based violence across class divides.

    69

    Mar 2020
  • Shikara

    ...the screenplay by Chopra, Abhijat Joshi, and Kashmiri Pandit investigative journalist Rahul Pandita has been structured well but as mentioned above, could have achieved greatness with a more holistic perspective.

    59

    Feb 2020
  • Malang

    A whole lot of time is wasted setting up the story; far less is assigned to unravelling the mystery or providing adequate backstory to all the characters.

    39

    Feb 2020
  • Gul Makai

    ...is well-intentioned but as a film, it flails about, overusing background music, abruptly ending scenes, not convincingly recreating an environment and shortchanging its subject.

    19

    Jan 2020
  • Jawaani Jaaneman

    ...Kakkar steers clear of chest-thumping melodrama and old-school moralising. The content is mostly flippant with a few meaningful moments punctuating an easy-breezy coming-of-age story about a modern Indian family.

    59

    Jan 2020
  • Tanhaji

    The real meat of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior is the climactic strike and ensuing battle. The rest of the narrative falls weak in relation on grounds of both engagement and significance.

    49

    Jan 2020
  • Sab Kushal Mangal

    Khanna seems to be having fun with his moustache, mischief, heartland politician, and rough around-the-edges Casanova character. The film hits the right notes when he is on screen but declines to near pallid when it focuses on the flimsy romance between Sharma and Kishan.

    39

    Jan 2020
  • Chhapaak

    ...means well, no doubt, but the screenplay is surprisingly thin – surprising because of Meghna’s brilliance with Raazi and Talvar. Combine that with plotline weaknesses, an excessive effort to stay low key and the unexpected shot at being a conformist fairytale in the end, and the result is a film that seems curiously detached from its heroine, despite the devastating true story that inspired it.

    49

    Jan 2020
  • Good Newwz

    ...is a smart sociopolitical commentary on class would be a slight exaggeration. But it truly is an accurate, evolving into ideal, representation of our social zeitgeist.

    69

    Dec 2019
  • Panipat

    ...is shorn of Padmaavat and Kesari's insidious intent, but it is not exactly an innocent, truthful chronicler of Indian history. Add to that its lack of polish and spark, and for all its occasional positives, it ends up as just an average affair.

    39

    Dec 2019
  • Ujda Chaman

    The director amps up the background music and sound effects in an attempt to underline the lame attempts at humour and also forgoes finesse and subtlety in storytelling.

    19

    Nov 2019