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  • Shanghai

    ...Dibakar Banerjee has crafted this film with the kind of precision and invention that - should Shanghai be a commercial success - can change the course of cinema in India.

    Jun 2012
  • Dabangg

    Though the story is a pure mishmash right out of the potboiler films of the 70s, it's styled and spoken with today's hip attitude. Dabangg is chavanni chhap entertainment, easy to ridicule but toughest to create.

    Sep 2010
  • Pink

    The most pertinent point this film underlines is the feudal mindset of the milieu, amplified by the sense of male entitlement that eliminates consent.

    Sep 2016
  • Manmarziyaan

    Love triangles are as old as cinema itself. But this one marks an evolution of the genre that most reduce to “who gets the girl?” and comprehensively concludes that often, love is not all it takes.

    Sep 2018
  • Badlapur

    Badlapur is as uncomfortable as it gets, but it's also as good as it gets. Exemplary craft apart, this film also reiterates the importance of challenging convention—an art long abandoned for the haze of commerce.

    Feb 2015
  • Trapped

    Director Vikramaditya Motwane deserves credit, not just for delivering on the construct, but for opening doors to filmmakers who will now dare to pitch a concept without worrying about the traditional yardsticks that govern the commerce of cinema.

    Mar 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
  • Trapped

    Director Vikramaditya Motwane deserves credit, not just for delivering on the construct, but for opening doors to filmmakers who will now dare to pitch a concept without worrying about the traditional yardsticks that govern the commerce of cinema.

    Mar 2017
  • Guzaarish

    The beauty of the film lies in its ability to throw light on a morbid subject, compelling the viewer to fall back in love with life.

    Nov 2010
  • Katiyabaaz

    It leaves you with enduring images of a calamitous environment navigated by two antivillains whose thoughts and souls form a storied documentary that could well be a game-changer.

    Aug 2014
  • Katiyabaaz

    It leaves you with enduring images of a calamitous environment navigated by two antivillains whose thoughts and souls form a storied documentary that could well be a game-changer.

    Aug 2014
  • PK

    The two smartest screenwriters of our generation, Mr. Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, have gone one better and crafted not so much as a movie as a relevant argument—with the usual ebbs and flows, dramatic flourishes, pauses and lapses in concentration (bloated second half) that characterize fierce debates.

    Dec 2014
  • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

    With Bahubali: The Begining, S S Rajamouli gave us an epic that generations from now will watch — to appreciate and analyse, academically. With this sequel, he sets a milestone in visual technique and also establishes a benchmark in storytelling.

    Apr 2017
  • Badhaai Ho

    This socially-awkward construct lends itself to such compelling material that even a compilation of reaction shots would suffice. But writers Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial capitalise on the uneasiness of being in this pickle to script hilarious sequences that would leave you in splits.

    Oct 2018
  • Barfi!

    It is funny without being irreverent, charming without being superficial, and when the time comes, incredibly moving without being melodramatic.

    Sep 2012
  • Talvar

    ...writer Vishal Bharadwaj deserves credit for penning a story that engages, presents multiple perspectives and provides just the right amount of distractions, without straying focus away from the core story.

    Oct 2015
  • Kapoor & Sons

    Director Shakun Batra has matured from a filmmaker solely capable of romcoms to one who can infuse depth into characters and script relationships in all its verity.

    Mar 2016
  • Tere Bin Laden

    ...a delightful little gem of a film, based on an unbelievable premise, but treated with just the right mix of straight-faced gravity and furiously oddball humour.

    Jul 2010