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  • Vishwaroop II

    Add that to particularly tacky production design and uninspiring visuals, you realise that it’s easy for someone to mistake the first part as the newer film. By the end of Vishwaroopam 2, we’ve seen so many bombs being planted, only for them to be defused. What’s another 100 more?

    Aug 2018
  • Fanney Khan

    Despite the presence of a heavy duty cast, the film is just not able to fly. So bogged down does it get with its predictable arc and overt sense of righteousness that it ends up flat and deadening; silly rather than scintillating.

    Aug 2018
  • Karwaan

    Even as the film makes the audience laugh uproariously it keeps them grounded in its own whimsical way with some sobering, everyday wisdom and bitter-sweet insights into loss, longing and life.

    Aug 2018
  • Mulk

    Instead of talking to the converted, director Anubhav Sinha manages to use the conventions and tools of mainstream cinema to go beyond the liberal echo chambers and try and reach out to the masses. That, in fact, could well prove to be Mulk’s biggest strength.

    Aug 2018
  • Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3

    The film is a thriller crafted as a drama, which dilutes its pace and rhythm. Whatever little momentum the thriller aspect of this film creates, is washed out by the lacklustre drama that constantly interjects the narrative.

    Jul 2018
  • Dhadak

    Universally, teenage love is rebellious, radical and effective because of its tenderness. That sense of fragility is missing in Dhadak’s narrative. Instead, there’s a feeling of artificiality to their romance...

    Jul 2018
  • Soorma

    After all, sports films meant to be electric and rousing. However, it’s this gentle ordinariness and Shaad Ali’s restrained approach that make Soorma appealing.

    Jul 2018
  • Sanju

    Ultimately, the film is not as much about the flaws in the hero as about him being wronged by the media which is yet a convenient villain.

    Jun 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero

    Somewhere Motwane gets too self-aware and conscious—be it the genre of superhero cinema he is playing with or the issue of corruption itself. The point gets belaboured and the film too protracted.

    Jun 2018
  • Veere Di Wedding

    ...at a time when the gender question is in such a serious churn and feminism debate at its sharpest, Veere’s light-hearted and giddy take would seem entirely out of depth.

    Jun 2018
  • Parmanu

    ...has all the ingredients to be a propaganda film – from “desh ke liye shaheed (martyred for the nation)” dialogues to caricaturish portrayal of the enemy (American CIA and Pakistani ISI) to obscurantism and oversimplification of a complex mission.

    May 2018
  • Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain

    The subject could have been relatable to a wide Indian audience who are bound in an arranged marriage, but Mishra is neither convincingly awkward as a repentant husband nor staunchly belligerent as a patriarchal one.

    May 2018
  • High Jack

    ...a stoner film is a rare feat in Bollywood. But High Jack’s execution is far from exemplary with blood that looks like maroon cough syrup and actors that go overboard with their character portrayals.

    May 2018
  • Raazi

    There’s a lot going for Raazi yet there’s a nagging lack of novelty — whether it is the film’s plot, message or Bhatt’s ability to cry.

    May 2018
  • 102 Not Out

    Based on a Gujarati play of the same name, Umesh Shukla’s film is unable to leave its inherent theatricality behind. It gets unchanging in terms of the give and take between the duo and leaves the viewers static too. It stirs nothing within, leaving you unmoved.

    May 2018
  • Hichki

    ...the film doesn’t go past the facile commentary; a very deliberate righteousness and piety, ingrained in the narrative, detract rather than reinforce the significant issue of inclusion.

    Mar 2018
  • Raid

    In spite of these right noises things still don’t turn out rousing enough on screen. A messy climax and clumsy reveal further seal the deal.

    Mar 2018
  • Hate Story IV

    There’s murder, double-crossing, plot twists, smart alec-y attempts and even a fist fight. And after the director is done with his titillation, there’s a very detailed explanation offered for all of it.

    Mar 2018
  • Dil Juunglee

    ...is not a film; it’s a bunch of the most vapid characters conceivable, hanging loose, doing some monkey tricks and playing “Audience audience in the hall, who is the most irritating of us all”.

    Mar 2018
  • Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

    It was in 2011 that Ranjan first came out with a “male perspective” on the man-woman relationship in a middle class, urban scenario in Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It reached out to many. Would SKTKS now become the Bible for an entire generation of young men? Seems so.

    Feb 2018
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