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  • Kalank

    The Bollywood that we have grown up with, has sold to us these 'unnamed' relationships packaged in goodlooking sets since Silsila. Nothing has changed in these four decades. We still cannot deal with transgression in societal norms and relationships unless looked at from a safe distance. In 2019, our lives are a lot more complex than the simple 'solutions' Bollywood dishes out to us.

    Apr 2019
  • The Tashkent Files

    Vivek Agnihotri's target is obvious, as is the fact that the film and its conveniently-timed release is "Lok Sabha chunaav ke liye ek zabardast mudda". Skip The Tashkent Files at ease.

    Apr 2019
  • Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

    What makes Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota more endearing, is that it is strewn with Bollywood clichés, like separated childhood sweethearts, good-and-evil twins, and the hunt for a locket. It is both a celebration and a gentle mockery of Bollywood’s usual tropes.

    Mar 2019
  • Kesari the rousing patriotic film that Akshay Kumar fans wait for all year round. But it is a lot more than just that and deserves a watch this Holi.

    Mar 2019
  • Hamid

    The scenes between Dugal and Reshi, low on melodrama and high on intensity, are heartbreaking to behold. Bohot hard that you’d need to keep those handkerchiefs ready.

    Mar 2019
  • Photograph

    It takes a while to warm up to this plaintive world of Batra's and the pacing is a little agonising at points. His ideas are wonderful but his insistence on giving the film an understated touch can leave you rather underwhelmed.

    Mar 2019
  • Badla

    Sharp editing, intense music score and beautiful cinematography work wonders for the film. A strong narrative backed by good performances make Ghosh's Badla a winner.

    Mar 2019
  • Gully Boy

    ...suffers from a slow pace. The film takes its own sweet time to establish the story. And when it does, there is too little to bask in the glory of. The film ends on an abrupt note. It catapults its underdog to the big stage but doesn't let the viewer soak it in. After investing 2 hours and 35 minutes in the film, you feel a little cheated.

    Feb 2019
  • Why Cheat India

    Give this a miss. Because you feel so cheated after watching this two-hour-long yawn fest, that you cannot stop asking yourself 'Why'. That's a question Emraan Hashmi needs to answer.

    Jan 2019
  • Uri

    Keeping the affiliations of Uri the film aside (which is a task in itself), it is a decent film for most parts. The first half is far more gripping than the second. Post intermission, the makers themselves seem over-excited, to the point of losing control of the narrative.

    Jan 2019
  • Simmba

    No one does masala films like Rohit Shetty. But when he decides to infuse a moral lecture into the mix, that is where a film falters. Simmba suffers from the same curse.

    Dec 2018
  • Kedarnath a hackneyed love story that just doesn't flow. Though performances by Sushant and Sara are commendable, the film leaves you rather untouched.

    Dec 2018
  • Pihu

    As the minutes tick Kapri's urban horror show becomes familiar. When the focus turns to unseen adult voices, the script's weaknesses are apparent.

    Nov 2018
  • Thugs Of Hindostan

    By the end of Thugs of Hindostan audiences will feel they have been looted of their time and denied the joy of watching two talented stars, Bachchan and Khan, come together for the first time.

    Nov 2018
  • Andhadhun

    Raghavan's ability to shock an entire cinema hall including the most immovable, emotionless fan coupled with his ability to make the audience laugh during these moments where your heart is in your mouth defines his unique brand of cinema.

    Oct 2018
  • Pataakha

    Bhardwaj though doesn't delve too deep into making them agents of change, more inclined to return to the shenanigans that provides the laughs. Pataakha further succumbs to taking a clichéd route to create drama and conflict, one more befitting in soap operas.

    Sep 2018
  • Sui Dhaaga his viewers a classic story of struggle and persistence. The film culminates in a predictable climax, but that does not diminish the experience of soaking in Sui Dhaaga.

    Sep 2018
  • Manto

    In a time when the past is being manufactured to present an alternate reality, perhaps revisiting Manto's unflinching prose is what we direly need. That's the biggest takeaway from Das's biopic.

    Sep 2018