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  • Street Dancer 3D

    A true test for a dance movie is checking if it holds its own minus the groovy numbers. And in this case, what’s left if you remove the electric dance sequences, is an excuse for a story and some exasperating performances.

    39

    Jan 2020
  • Panga

    ...is refreshing. It’s a story that could be just as effective and inspiring if it were set just about anywhere. And it works for drafting relatable moments that offer a subtle yet distinct shift in sensibilities.

    69

    Jan 2020
  • Jai Mummy Di

    In recent years, there’s been an acute shortage of sharply-written and conceived comedies. But this one literally tests the audience’s ability to lap up just about anything that hopes to pass for one.

    19

    Jan 2020
  • Sab Kushal Mangal

    ...insults the audience’s intelligence. It wallows in mediocrity and believes that non-Metros (where they hope this film will have a good run) are stuck in the 1980s to lap up anything that’s lobbed at them.

    29

    Jan 2020
  • Chhapaak

    While this story lacks that tension, the horrific episodes of assault pack the proceedings with sufficient dread to leave one singularly disturbed.

    69

    Jan 2020
  • Tanhaji

    With filmmakers scrambling to convert historical accounts into big-screen spectacles, this one makes for a deserving tribute to a warrior who slipped through the cracks of history and arguably, was eclipsed by the Maharaj he represented.

    69

    Jan 2020
  • Dabangg 3

    Salman Khan, at 53, pulls off his cocky cop avatar with excessively smug dialogue, devastating dropkicks and by packing a dance number while getting jiggy with his belt. After all, his ardent fans couldn’t care less for the conventional metrics of evaluating a film. And when the going gets painfully formulaic or predictable, toss in an item song for good measure.

    39

    Dec 2019
  • Mardaani 2

    The decision to not have any songs eliminates the scope for distractions and the approximately 105 minutes that one invests in this watch is largely focussed and tense.

    59

    Dec 2019
  • Pati Patni Aur Woh

    ...while it manages to update the betrayed spouse as vengeful partner keen on getting even, the other woman continues to be a dispensable accessory to the equation.

    59

    Dec 2019
  • Panipat

    Ashutosh Gowariker has Sanjay Leela Bhansali to blame for elevating the scale and cinematic impact of battle sequences. Gowariker ticks all the boxes but struggles to conceptualise out-of-the-box stunts or sequences that could potentially throw us off.

    59

    Dec 2019
  • Motichoor Chaknachoor

    Despite a shaky start, the film manages to engage and entertain in spurts. But sharp quips and jibes can only carry this film till the end of the first half. Post interval, we’re tossed into a saas-bahu-grade intense family drama.

    49

    Nov 2019
  • Marjaavaan

    In this film, someone refers to a “dedh kilo ka dimaag” which is supposedly the most fierce weapon of all. If only it had been utilised, we wouldn’t have had to succumb to this crusade against better sense.

    39

    Nov 2019
  • Bala

    Amar Kaushik’s Bala is a rib-tickling exploration of the dip in self-confidence and self-worth triggered when hair begins to divorce the scalp.

    69

    Nov 2019
  • Ujda Chaman

    ...could’ve been a comic account that captures this peculiar sentiment by drawing hilarity from its socially awkward circumstances. But it barely scrapes beneath the surface and lacks depth in depiction.

    39

    Nov 2019
  • Housefull 4

    The spurt in comedies crowding the multiplexes could be a result of the economic depression, but the writing here points at a more graver concern — the creative recession gripping the Hindi film industry.

    39

    Oct 2019
  • Made In China

    Given the premise, Mikhil Musale had a potential rib-tickler here. But while he manages to keep one interested and attentive through a large part of the film, his inability to hold the story together, particularly towards the end, takes the wind out of this one.

    59

    Oct 2019
  • Saand Ki Aankh

    The story of these geriatric grannies who refuse to be determined by their circumstances, age or social barriers, and dare to stray beyond their defined perimeter to break through lends an inspiring narrative. In this regard, Saand Ki Aankh touches a necessary nerve.

    59

    Oct 2019
  • Laal Kaptaan

    It’s debatable whether this story could be told in a more compelling manner or not. But it’s surely one that didn’t warrant the runtime (155 minutes) and the action scenes could’ve used some aesthetic flourishes.

    39

    Oct 2019
  • The Sky Is Pink

    Director Shonali Bose is certain of what she wants to achieve through this story — depict a crushing yet inspiring story of a girl who has accepted that the odds aren’t in her favour and yet, hopes to get even with life.

    59

    Oct 2019