NOTE: Reviews and ratings will be delayed for the next couple of weeks. Sorry about the inconvenience. - 18 Oct 2017


Mumbai Mirror

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  • Chef

    It takes a very American premise that deals with chefs, critics, foodtrucks and paternity visits, and attempts to put a desi tadka on it. Unfortunately, what you're left with here is as insipid and uninspiring as watery dal.

    Oct 2017
  • Tu Hai Mera Sunday

    Director Milind Dhaimade balances the parallel stories in the film evenly and with an underlying vulnerability. He allows his characters to demonstrate their traits and only occasionally, becomes a little too preachy.

    Oct 2017
  • Judwaa 2

    David Dhawan comedies scored for their nonsensical dialogue which would invariably rhyme without reason. But the lines here are alternately comic and cringe-worthy. That the veteran filmmaker hails from a period where little attention was paid to the final product, is also evident from the dated style in which this has been shot.

    Sep 2017
  • Bhoomi

    Inevitably, a cheerful opening sequence is followed by the heinous act that leads to much shared trauma. And once all else fails, the victims devise a way to seek justice on their own terms. Bhoomi is no different.

    Sep 2017
  • Newton

    Director Amit Masurkar packs in humour, tension and even adventure, in this political satire that despite being largely uneventful, keeps one interested and concerned about the proceedings on the screen.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    Director Hansal Mehta, whose realistic and cinematic portrayals in films such as Aligarh and Shahid have proven the deft and detailing of his work, fails to straddle genres here and Simran seems like a classic case of too many cooks pickle the undhiyo.

    Sep 2017
  • Poster Boys

    This one's tricky as it has to sensitively portray the plight of the characters while ensuring the screwball humour doesn't take away from the proceedings. On that count, the maker (Shreyas Talpade helming a film for the first time) does fairly well.

    Sep 2017
  • Baadshaho

    A formulaic plot, heavy-duty dialoguebaazi and characters with ulterior motives, collectively make this 136-minute celluloid attack on the senses much to endure.

    Sep 2017
  • Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

    The film perseveres to ensure it doesn't make light of the dysfunction in question, and chooses instead to parody the mayhem triggered by it. This is because aside from all the gags about performance pressure, ED happens to be a serious, rarely spoken of, debilitating condition that has altered marriages. But then, as they say, no hard feelings.

    Sep 2017
  • Qaidi Band

    That director Habib Faisal has helmed this one is not apparent through the film. But the filmmaker tucks in quintessential emotional nuggets that remind one of the filmmaker's signature cinematic flourishes.

    Aug 2017
  • A Gentleman

    ...this offering which packs in comedy, action and everything else, yet doesn't entirely fit into the 'masala' construct. Managing this is a feat in itself.

    Aug 2017
  • Sniff

    That Gupte has the knack of weaving a mountain of a minuscule story is known and even here, while little happens, there's much mood and mayhem to keep you curious and interested through the proceedings.

    Aug 2017
  • Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

    Director Kushan Nandy takes on an ambitious story and tells it in a manner that packs in sudden jolts. But he invests more in stunts and comparatively lesser in establishing motives. This makes the film full of scenes which would make a crisp trailer but when stitched together, seem like a clunky collective of gimmicks.

    Aug 2017
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    Following her impressive directorial debut in Nil Battey Sannata, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari approaches this romcom with the heart of a Sai Paranjpye and the wit of a David Dhawan. But the money here lies in the writing and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari conveys even the mundane in a manner to evoke delight.

    Aug 2017
  • Gurgaon

    Films have often typecast the original inhabitants of Gurugram like Hollywood films paint Texans: trigger-happy, bigoted millionaires who're as easily amused as they are irked. But this story takes the creative liberty to stretch this perception to amount to exaggeration.

    Aug 2017
  • Indu Sarkar

    Apart from his (Bhandarkar) myopic and shallow take on the blotch in Indian history when the world's largest democracy resembled a dictatorship, his propaganda treatment to the material is objectionable

    Jul 2017
  • Raag Desh

    This one has a compelling story that allows one to look beyond semantics but half-heartedly fleshed out parallel tracks and jump cuts between the courtroom and the war zone, become much to bear.

    Jul 2017
  • Munna Michael

    Despite a wafer-thin story, Khan leans on the tropes of masala films by leaning on silly humour, neck-wrenching action sequences and dance moves that defy gravity, to make the two hours twenty minutes you spend watching this film, not entirely unbearable.

    Jul 2017
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

    The film explores India's twisted relationship with intercourse. Patriarchy defines it as a male need delivered by a female who can barely voice whether the act evokes pain or pleasure. And it is this voice that the film deliberates while referring to 'sapne' and how Indian women can't dare to see them.

    Jul 2017
  • Jagga Jasoos

    Catering to every childhood fantasy, Jagga Jasoos keeps you hopeful and rooting for its spectacled snoop, especially in situations where chances of the eponymous jasoos' survival seem bleak.

    Jul 2017
  • Shab

    Onir recently argued that he doesn't fancy himself as an indie filmmaker but a commercial one. And that his 'treatment' lends his films to be deemed otherwise. But here, he stereotypes homosexuals, sex workers and everyone in between.

    Jul 2017
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