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  • Tumbbad

    Barve is a director with vision and a voice, and his film will undoubtedly spawn a cult of admirers. And, ideally, imitators. If there’s one thing Tumbbad has to say, it is that all gods need believers.

    Oct 2018
  • LoveYatri

    At the end of Loveyatri, you hate nepotism as much as Kangana Ranaut. Loveyatri is a 140-minute long reason why it needs to be rooted out from the film industry.

    Oct 2018
  • Andhadhun

    This is why we need directors who refuse to be obvious. This phenomenal new thriller from Sriram Raghavan pulls off its tricks in plain sight. Everybody knows how a mystery should work, but Raghavan knows how all the mysteries work.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    The short story Do Behnein is six pages long, and starts only as Pataakha enters its second half. Bhardwaj takes these hysterical sisters at each other’s throats and turns them into a metaphor for India and Pakistan, locked in an endless cycle of sniping. It is an unsubtle analogy but effective in its crude directness, like a street-play.

    Sep 2018
  • Manto

    The Bombay portions feel like clips of a highlight reel, but these scenes are buoyed by lyricism and spirit, even though the editing is choppy and some moments flash by too hurriedly. The Lahore half, more conventionally linear, feels eventually tedious, with hoary scenes of tormented creators and sick children.

    Sep 2018
  • Manmarziyaan

    It is ultimately a disappointment not because of its craft, but because of predictability, self-indulgent pace and its irritating attempt to be both a light crowd-pleaser with a cutesy ending as well as an impassioned, volatile romance.

    Sep 2018
  • Paltan

    There is a lot to be said about the futility of war, and now Dutta has made his case for the futility of the war movie.

    Sep 2018
  • Laila Majnu a thoughtfully written film, where the escalation of feelings appears as natural as it can, and characters stay credible even as the intensity becomes unbearable.

    Sep 2018
  • Stree

    The laughs are inconsistent, and the plotting feels sloppy and rushed. The ideas are fine, but the writing needed work.

    Sep 2018
  • Gold a well plotted drama that sometimes devolves into schmaltz and melodrama. However, it gives us solid two-and-half hours of tricolour hued entertainment.

    Aug 2018
  • Mulk

    This film takes an important step in defining terrorism and underlining the differences between a suspect and a criminal. It succeeds in intent and purpose, but sadly fails when it comes to storytelling.

    Aug 2018
  • Vishwaroop II

    That indubitably is Kamal directing the film as a director and not filmmaker. We can see the savvy politician Kamal is doing great onscreen. Wisam, unfortunately, is lost in the back ground.

    Aug 2018
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

    The complexity of the relationship between Jimmy and Mahie is not a point of concern for the writers. They have assumed that the audience already knows it after the past films. That leaves the two actors grasping for straws. Actually, whatever worked in the previous films is absent here and add-ons are totally out of sync.

    Jul 2018
  • Soorma

    ...doesn’t attempt to probe beyond the obvious, even if you don’t know the real story. With 131-minute duration, Soorma presents Sandeep as the ultimate boy scout. A tinge of reality wouldn’t have hurt.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    As director, Hirani, faced an uphill task in bringing back all those memories in their truest form in Sanju. Hirani does it the way Hirani can, by bringing in the humour and heart in almost every sequence, even the serious ones.

    Jun 2018
  • Race 3

    Salman Khan and company never hint that they’re making a cerebral film, or a film that would offer you anything beyond unabashed entertainment in true Bollywood style. There is an army of actors who swirl, twirl and hurl bullets and dialogues at will. The problem is when the thrilling bits end up comic, unintentionally so.

    Jun 2018
  • Bioscopewala celebrates humanity across cultural boundaries just as cinema is presented as a means of rebellion. How violence -- in the name of religion or a nation – destroys humans and humanity is showcased through touching visuals.

    May 2018
  • Parmanu

    John Abraham’s deadpan expressions are a hindrance but he somehow manages to hold his ground. Other actors follow his footsteps. It’s the writing that saves the day for Abraham and Parmanu.

    May 2018