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PassionForCinema

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  • 7 Khoon Maaf

    ...granted Bharadwaj opts for a low-lit East European cinema style, and occasionally comes up with a striking visual (a white cat in snow). The trouble is that he doesn’t pay half as much attention to the human element. The emotional quotient remains relentlessly surfacial.

    Feb 2011
  • Tees Maar Khan

    How you miss Farah Khan's feather-light touch. Here every point and joke is bludgeoned into you as if you were too dimwitted to catch the PJs. For heaven's sake, please don't treat the audience as toddling ninnies.

    Dec 2010
  • Phas Gaye Re Obama

    ...like a breath of fresh air. This film is a good example of how an interesting premise, a credible closure, and, heads-on-your-shoulder approach to filmmaking results in a solid film that stands on its own two feet despite a low budget and no stars.

    Dec 2010
  • Break Ke Baad

    For a cushily-budgeted project, the narrative is toothpick thin. How you long for a twist or two in the plot pourri. Consequently, there is precious little by way of a conflict or substantial content.

    Nov 2010
  • Dabangg

    ...even in the name of a mindless, 'paisa vasool' entertainer (!?), first-time director Abhinav Singh Kashyap's Dabangg just doesn't give you sufficient bang for your bucks.

    Sep 2010
  • We Are Family

    ...is an endurance test to sit through. It’s no longer all in the family – meaning warmth, love, sharing, caring - it's all about gross manipulation to coerce the audience to shed a tear or twenty.

    Sep 2010
  • Antardwand

    Although technically jejune with the tempo slower than a bullock cart at key points, the outcome still arouses your curiosity, and admiration for its indie spirit.

    Aug 2010
  • Lafangey Parindey

    Its two-hours running length seems like 20. Indeed you visibly age, ruminating about whatever happened to the director who was at least style-savvy in Parineeta, Laaga Chunari mein Daag...

    Aug 2010
  • Peepli [Live]

    For avoiding the route of fantasyland, for narrating a story hooked on fact rather than fiction, and for being remarkably observant about the quirks, anxieties and hopes of the BPL (those subsisting below the poverty line), Rizvi makes an auspicious debut as a director of substance.

    Aug 2010
  • Khatta Meetha

    ...could well be considered by the Guinness Book of Records for the LOUDEST movie ever made in heaven or earth. Forget mirth, this self-styled comedy pumps up the volume so high that the cacophony could possibly be heard in Patagonia and Perth.

    Jul 2010
  • Udaan

    There are choices involved in the telling of a story; and I felt the story-teller opted for the easier, more accessible ones. This correction could have lent more subtlety and depth to Vikramaditya Motwane’s otherwise accomplished film.

    Jul 2010
  • Lamhaa

    ...may not be a completely satisfying two-hour experience. Yet its noble intentions and a bid to go beyond the surfacial situation in the troubled valley of Kashmir, elevate the outcome to a notch above the candy-floss and the commonplace.

    Jul 2010
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