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  • Fukrey Returns

    If one approaches this one as a comedy, it would be mildly satisfying as it sporadically strays into the thriller space and the strategically-planted comic elements seem forced and constructed. But hope for nothing, and you won't be bitterly disappointed.

    Dec 2017
  • Tera Intezaar

    Sometimes, films are made without a recognisable motive. Did the producer want a selfie with Sunny Leone or Arbaaz Khan to inaugurate a jewellery store? We'll never know. But surely, the story and concept of this film were an afterthought which never got addressed in the bargain.

    Dec 2017
  • Firangi

    There are films that seem bearable when you go in with zero expectations and there are those that disappoint even when you're prepared to have your brains grilled. No prize for guessing which category this one falls in.

    Dec 2017
  • Julie 2

    Modestly-budgeted sleazy fests of the kind rarely invest in story and plot and get right down to delivering the goods. Julie 2 shatters this notion and packs in so much plot, it will make your brains rot.

    Nov 2017
  • Kadvi Hawa

    Films on how humans consistently pickle the environment tend to get too academic to hold one's attention or interest. Which is why a film such as Kadvi Hawa delivers the goods effectively and precisely without hammering it down.

    Nov 2017
  • Ajji

    Evolving from shorts to full-length, director Devashish Makhija makes a remarkable debut. Having delivered in a format where every frame must offer something novel to justify its presence, Makhija manages to keep affairs crisp, pointedly aggressive and consequently, effective.

    Nov 2017
  • Aksar 2

    ...for those looking for a suspense-thriller, the twists and turns here seem more unnecessary than unexpected and the predictably painful expressions inevitably culminate in a headache.

    Nov 2017
  • Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

    If the noble cause of this film was to train societal soch, the regressive characters could've at least gone through a mindset makeover by the climax. But the only transformation here, happens for those in the audience — greying guaranteed.

    Nov 2017
  • Ittefaq

    If one were to list the things that counter this film's ability to deliver as a tight thriller, it would be a long one. While it's unfair to compare, if this remake were to be viewed as a standalone watch, it would still barely hold up.

    Nov 2017
  • Ribbon

    This is the opposite of a feel-good film. What's particularly unsettling is that it refers to a reality that's closer to home, and not borrowed from an occurrence in an isolated Gurgaon highway or a small-town tragedy.

    Nov 2017
  • 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
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