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  • Baaghi 2

    ...the film diverts us from the totally unconvincing dialogue delivery style of Tiger. It also establishes a right leaning ideological position that always works well with an action movie audience.

    Mar 2018
  • Mukkabaaz

    It is not the acting, the content, or the ideology that is wrong with this movie. What jars is the choice of a hackneyed and overused cinematic style that divides characters and conflicts into simplistic demarcations of black and white.

    Jan 2018
  • Kaalakaandi

    The film is funny in specific contexts, but, overall, the interlinked stories pass no real comment on the quality of life in this heterogenous metropolis. The movie drifts along nicely, until you get a little tired, and wish that it all leads to a quick and rousing conclusion.

    Jan 2018
  • Ittefaq

    In truth, it is not much of a murder mystery, since you can predict the end by estimating the running time of the movie. When conclusive evidence is found to nail one of the suspects, and it seems to be all over bar the conviction, there is still 15 minutes to go.

    Nov 2017
  • Raabta

    ...starts off promisingly with two energized actors in Rajput and Sanon hitting it off as soon as they meet, disintegrates thereafter, and ends up as pretty much unwatchable.

    Jun 2017
  • Begum Jaan

    ...is a disappointingly loud and hectoring film, with few scenes that allow the cast to be nuanced in the portrayal of their characters.

    Apr 2017
  • Trapped

    ...is a disappointing film from a good director. What surprises you is the mismatch between a subject and the natural style of Vikramaditya Motwane.

    Mar 2017
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    The movie positions itself in popular culture as advocating the freedom of a woman to choose career over marriage. However, broken down into its individual segments, what we get is a virtual endorsement of harassment as a legitimate tool of persuasion.

    Mar 2017
  • Rangoon

    ...it is all the more startling to see what Bhardwaj does to the scenario that he so painstakingly creates in Rangoon. He ‘Bollywoodizes’ it; to a degree bordering on the absurd.

    Feb 2017
  • M.S. Dhoni

    The Achilles heel of this film, a sporting injury and a Greek myth of a tragic flaw that makes a hero mortal, is, ironically, the refusal to see MS as a man, once he has been turned into a God.

    Oct 2016
  • Banjo

    ...is a sincere and well intentioned film that has some watchable sequences, but fails eventually, as the sum of its parts just don't add up.

    Sep 2016
  • Parched

    ...is a nice looking film that is reasonably well acted, but it is too self consciously written and visualized to be credible, as intended, for an argument on the empowerment of women in rural Rajasthan.

    Sep 2016
  • Budhia Singh

    ...he director’s inclination to present young Budhia Singh (Mayur Patole) more as a victim than a hero, turns this movie into a reasonably good watch.

    Aug 2016
  • Madaari

    ...s a very predictable film, but is held together by some very touching moments brought about by Irrfan’s ability to establish a rapport with his co-actors...

    Jul 2016
  • Phobia

    ... a fascinating play of images that gather momentum to end up with a shocker, more terrifying than anything supernatural.

    Jun 2016
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