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  • Khandaani Shafakhana

    Khandaani Shafakhana’s aspiration to bring sex out in the open through its protagonist Baby Bedi’s efforts at running a sex clinic in a prudish small town is all very noble. But director Shilpi Dasgupta’s flimsy storytelling and comic timing of a subject, in the same space as Vicky Donor and Shubh Mangal Savdhan, neither enlightens nor entertains.  

    Aug 2019
  • Arjun Patiala

    In its attempt to take potshots at everybody -- from film directors, producers, reporters, cops and politicians -- Arjun Patiala quite doesn't add up to be the spoof it was meant to be.

    Jul 2019
  • Judgemental Hai Kya

    ...is an expedition into the unhinged, unstable, unreliable mind of a woman single-handedly refusing to be dictated by patriarchy. It's also a provocative commentary on society's tendency to label individuals refusing to subscribe to its established norms and decorum.

    Jul 2019
  • Article 15

    There's so much more an Anubhav Sinha film can tell us about the Indian Character -- if only, he didn't wish to endear himself so completely with the urban audience.

    Jun 2019
  • Kabir Singh

    From treating women like toys, trampling all over their feelings and then acting like a wounded martyr and misunderstood genius wronged by the world, Kabir Singh rounds up every foolish male's ultimate fantasy. Lack of rules can be refreshing, but to watch a sicko getting away after ticking every wrong in the book just rankles.

    Jun 2019
  • Game Over

    ...is a nifty piece of work that recognises the durability of meaningful entertainment. Its feminist breakthroughs may not always seem practical, but its 'fight back' gusto had my vote.

    Jun 2019
  • Bharat

    There is a softness in people’s thinking today: characterised by the belief that, to be a hero, you don’t have to be smart -- merely being 'good' would do. While you may scorn at its general shoddiness, it is to this popular thinking that Ali Abbas Zafar’s film panders.

    Jun 2019
  • De De Pyaar De

    ...is full of recycled imagery. It's not a copy, but a lot of its thoughts are dumbed down versions of what you enjoy about similarly themed It's Complicated. Or even Friends.

    May 2019
  • Setters

    Whatever restraint or spark Setters demonstrated in its initial stages is tossed out of the window to crash into an untidy mess of snarling evil and tame virtue.

    May 2019
  • Blank

    The point behind this poorly made wingding is a debut. Karan Kapadia is Dimple Kapadia's nephew and the late actress-turned-costume designer Simple Kapadia's son.

    May 2019
  • Kalank

    ...is stuck in a bizarre time warp of real world and surreal treatment. What ensues is not particularly poignant, but breathtaking to behold.

    Apr 2019
  • Romeo Akbar Walter

    Despite having a decent storyline, Director Robbie Grewal isn't able to get us on the edge-of-our-seats with this thriller. The movie appears 'raw' at many instances and one only wishes that it was cooked better.

    Apr 2019
  • Gone Kesh

    It's a bit disappointing then how Gone Kesh dilutes its sweet, straightforward momentum for a predictable climax and amplified sentimentality. Still, what it is conveying holds good.

    Mar 2019
  • Kesari

    21 Sikh soldiers against 10,000 Afghan tribesman -- it's a staggering statistic and splendid premise for a full-bloodied action film.

    A feat Kesari not only honours but delivers too if only you'll be patient.

    Mar 2019