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  • Mission Mangal

    This is actually a pretty sweet, syrupy film, in a schmaltzy sort of way, full of Hallmark card type quotable quotes, on success and life, and all that jazz. To a point that you may even forget sometimes that it's entirely a space-mission movie to begin with.

    Aug 2019
  • Batla House

    Here's what the film compels you to do though. Read up more and more about the case. This is already saying a lot. Last time that happened? Maybe Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday? Woah, now that's a seriously tall compliment.

    Aug 2019
  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    With the script firmly in place, this picture, competently directed by Bollywood debutant Prakash Kovelamudi, immaculately plays with form (sharp editing, art-direction, cinematography)--going wild at times, but never so haywire that it's impossible to self-contain, at any point. Which is a huge relief.

    Jul 2019
  • Jhootha Kahin Ka

    Replete with inane humour, the movie barely inspires a chuckle. Apparently, an assortment of stereotypical characters, a dash of one-liners and songs thrown in at regular intervals is enough to make a film today.

    Jul 2019
  • Super 30

    Suffice it to suggest that the script, treated with an arthouse touch, has a potential of an Oscar nomination (no less). But you already know, this is a 'Bollywood' event-entertainer, with an understandable mix of memoir and melodrama.

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    Anubhav Sinha has definitely won hearts with this film. While this crime/thriller will question you as the scenes proceed, the powerful dialogues will leave you startled.

    Jun 2019
  • De De Pyaar De

    The film just stops being about a relationship; let alone romance, or comedy. It's almost like the filmmakers are certain the intended audience won't connect much with such a young-old love, by itself, in a single screen theatre. Well if you think they can't take it, then why make it?

    May 2019
  • The Tashkent Files

    ...this is the sort of know-all, grand con-spiracy theory picture - regurgitating catch-phrases like "presstitutes", "Lutyens Delhi," "fake news" - that emanates from a world-view wholly derived from spending far too much time on social media.

    Apr 2019
  • No Fathers In Kashmir

    ...isn't without loopholes. But you are willing to let them pass because the film makes a brave point - no one deserves to be woken up in the midst of the night by the resounding noise of bullets. Can this be rectified? The film makes an earnest plea, urging us to do our best.

    Apr 2019
  • Junglee

    With a runtime of 115 minutes, this thriller feels longer than it should. You will miss the deft direction that Russell displayed in his previous outings, The Mask and The Scorpion King.

    Mar 2019
  • Kesari

    Maybe there's more to the battle. Or maybe this in-your-face, goose-bumpy ride—heartwarming, because its history; and hysterical, because it's that kinda movie—is just the best one can do. Well, either way, this works alright.

    Mar 2019
  • Mere Pyare Prime Minister

    That you don't feel for anyone in this film (let alone, the issue), with the camera hovering around a bunch of parallel songs/story-lines, aimed to extend a simple short film into a full-length feature, is perhaps worse.

    Mar 2019
  • Photograph

    ...is the emblematic representation of that connection we seek in these disconnected times. It speaks to us, but not as much in words as in the moments that warm our hearts.

    Mar 2019
  • Badla

    I was sold to the ride that Badla took me on; but, does it live it up to the thrill of Ghosh's Kahaani? Nah, that will need cleverer writing. Yet, this is worth a watch.

    Mar 2019
  • Total Dhamaal

    ...this is the sort of deliberately-sasta, kaam chalau comedy that works on simplest set-ups, and pay-offs - or punch-lines - that you ought to be in sync with. Some jokes work - at a pure comic timing level. Several don't.

    Feb 2019
  • Amavas

    The incoherence is baffling, and one is only compelled to wonder why a team of qualified artistes would create this kind of cinema.

    Feb 2019