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  • Sonchiriya

    It’s an intricately woven script which strings many threads and themes together—crisply, economically with hardly a note out of place. The sure-footedness, self-assurance all adding to a deadly impact.


    Mar 2019
  • Bombay Talkies

    It’s cinema that’s not afraid to come out of the closet. Filmmaking that is brave enough to wipe off the make-up. Storytelling that’s brutally honest. Treatment that is refreshingly candid.


    May 2013
  • Shanghai

    With not a single dull moment and every department in fine form, this is tour de force filmmaking. Simply one of the best and bravest films you will see this year.


    Jun 2012
  • Masaan

    A lyrical indie that wipes off the miasma of morality and caste system in a city on the cusp of change, Masaan is an engaging testament of the times we live in.


    Jul 2015
  • Thappad

    ...writers Anubhav Sinha and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul do well in turning a solitary slap into larger exploration of male entitlement. They weave a dexterous but concise and economical narrative that, even while focusing on one woman’s life, turns it into the story about every woman. And every man.


    Feb 2020
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha

    Shrivastava’s women are identifiable, their predicaments and problems are easy to relate to. What adds more conviction to the portrayals are the persuasive performances by all the ladies at the helm.


    Jul 2017
  • Udta Punjab

    ...ultimately for me Udta Punjab is not about the story, the four main characters, their acting or the music even. It’s about relentless exposure to a gut-wrenching reality for 148 minutes that I am still trying to process.


    Jun 2016
  • NH10

    ...director Navdeep Singh gives Anushka Sharma a chance to drive solo on the Bollywood highway. And she drives her way through obstacles with amazing commitment.


    Mar 2015
  • Dedh Ishqiya that rare kind of film that borrows from the Westerns, as much as it does from Indian cinema and even Urdu literature. It’s a curious mix — the best of the West and the East, the old and the new, the classy and the cheap — done seamlessly and effortlessly.


    Jan 2014
  • 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
  • Katiyabaaz

    The directors have shown patience with the subjects. They seem to have forgotten the presence of camera around them and the result is electric.


    Aug 2014
  • Dangal

    Even as the film touches a chord, it makes one compare and contrast it with other Indian sports films, and not glowingly at that.


    Dec 2016