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Mumbai Mirror

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  • Dream Girl

    While it packs in some sharp one-liners and furnishes bizarre situations, it doesn’t go beyond that. It’s almost as if the makers were so excited with the very premise that they didn’t bother to figure out where they wanted to take this story.

    49

    Sep 2019
  • Section 375

    ...this film dares to delve into the unchartered territory of convictions that disregard some of the equations pertaining to the case. If these often-ignored connections were to be highlighted, they may not undermine the heinous act but would surely put things in a new perspective.

    69

    Sep 2019
  • Chhichhore

    The devil surely is in Tiwari’s sharp dialogues that ensure the film is consistently breezy and even in the sentimental scenes, the message is dropped without sounding too preachy. That said, the film tends to sag a bit in the second half before managing to redeem itself before the climax.

    69

    Sep 2019
  • Mission Mangal

    ...seems a timely tribute to the unsung heroes who don’t wear a cape. But for a film that documents a singularly inspiring story, the writing doesn’t manage to conjure the thrill surrounding this epic achievement.

    49

    Aug 2019
  • Batla House

    Filmmaker Nikhil Advani and writer Ritesh Shah manage to assemble this story with multiple flourishes that often break the monotony of storytelling.

    59

    Aug 2019
  • Jabariya Jodi

    That this film sways violently between a light-hearted comedy and one that depicts a serious and very real concern, left the makers on the cusp of a disaster.

    39

    Aug 2019
  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    It almost seems like writer Kanika Dhillon (Manmarziyaan, Kedarnath) invested more in layering her leads with assorted idiosyncrasies than in directing this story to a sharp fold. To construct outrageous sequences is brave, cinematic even. But to do so excessively just to hammer down a message that is apparent from the very first frame, is just tiring.

    49

    Jul 2019
  • Family Of Thakurganj

    While a bit late in the day, filmmakers are waking up to the prospect of producing their own version of Gangs of Wasseypur. Sadly, their ambitions aren’t backed by compelling writing, a commendable cast or even a maker who could assemble a narrative.

    39

    Jul 2019
  • Jhootha Kahin Ka

    The film’s grammatically-challenged tagline — “Liars need to have good memories” — is hopefully, inversely proportional to what the audience retains from this one — for the sake of their sanity.

    39

    Jul 2019
  • Super 30

    ...delivers by excessively leaning on Hindi cinema’s oldest formula — detailing an underdog who strives to rise above his circumstances and even helps those less fortunate achieve ultimate glory.

    59

    Jul 2019
  • One Day

    The Equaliser-like premise offered promise, but exaggerated performances, clichéd turns and inability to flesh out the idea, eliminate any possibility of being thrilled.

    29

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    ...serves as a bitter reminder of the disdainful atrocities that befalls those who are profiled. The film, however, gets a bit tiring in parts when the message seems to be incessantly hammered down.

    59

    Jun 2019
  • Kabir Singh

    Director Sandeep Reddy Vanga barely alters his original script to localise this Telugu import. While most lines seem verbatim translations, some of the rage seems to have been diluted for a more universal appeal. In any case, snipping off 40 minutes from the runtime would’ve surely helped.

    49

    Jun 2019
  • Game Over

    If the first half could’ve been knocked off and this was dedicatedly a film about home invasion, it would’ve surely been a more focussed, if not a more thrilling watch. But then, that would have been an entirely different film.

    49

    Jun 2019
  • Bharat

    A scattered attempt at stringing a heart-wrenching story of separation and reunion, this one cumulatively results in a melodramatic mess that overtly idolises its one-dimensional lead.

    49

    Jun 2019
  • Nakkash

    ...the makers barely manage to go beyond the compelling premise and its inevitable conclusion can be predicted just minutes into the film.

    39

    May 2019
  • India‘s Most Wanted

    Given the compelling material to work with at hand, this could’ve rendered a cracking, edge-of-the-seat watch. But predictable turns and lack of cinematic liberties fail to infuse the film with much-required tension.

    59

    May 2019
  • De De Pyaar De

    Akiv Ali (director, editor) and Luv Ranjan (producer, writer, screenplay) know precisely what each scene in this film is supposed to do and score largely for the tropes they don’t introduce to this story. The build-up gets dangerously close to that tipping point from where one expects it to nose-dive, but it doesn’t.

    59

    May 2019
  • Student Of The Year 2

    ...Malhotra plays it on the back-foot, hoping to crack it with a formulaic plot and clichéd characters that barely go beyond the call of duty. Perhaps, it’s time for the makers to return to film school?

    49

    May 2019
  • Setters

    ...the film attempts to ‘expose’ the manic mayhem and desperate measures that some adopt to clear competitive entrance tests for engineering, medical and management courses. But what it actually manages, is a scramble of fickle ploys, predictable scams and obvious turns.

    39

    May 2019
  • Blank

    Writer-director Behzad Khambata seems to have a healthy appetite for police procedurals and is aware of the basic construct required to make them tick. But in 2019, sticking to tropes can hardly trigger an exciting watch and the supposed turn in the climax seems more ridiculous than rational to be palatable.

    39

    May 2019
  • Kalank

    It’s hard to not be awed by the grandeur of the film, the lavish couture on display and the easy-on-the-eyes star cast. However, it’s also equally hard to ignore the fact that the filmmakers could have easily done so much more with the resources and premise they had at their disposal.

    49

    Apr 2019
  • Paharganj

    While seedy underbellies have and will continue to fascinate filmmakers across geographies, the audience has seen enough to not be fooled by films that trade sex and drugs for an actual plot.

    29

    Apr 2019