Lakshana N Palat

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  • The Zoya Factor

    ...rather than putting its cast and breezy premise to good use, the film runs amok and you slowly begin to wonder why you should sit through 2.5 hours of this.


    Sep 2019
  • Saaho

    ...the makers got so carried away with crafting action scenes and Prabhas's starry presence that they forgot about the story and character development midway.


    Aug 2019
  • Mission Mangal

    Despite its flaws of excessive sermons and some crucial characters like Taapsee and Kirti not fleshed out completely, Mission Mangal makes for an entertaining Independence Day watch. The flight might face some turbulence but it lands well.


    Aug 2019
  • Article 15

    ...might be rough around the edges and might have its fair share of flaws with regard to storytelling, but it is indeed a film to be watched.


    Jun 2019
  • Blank

    ...could have been sharper and crisper, had the makers not gotten overexcited with Sunny Deol starring in the film, who just drowns out everyone else.


    May 2019
  • Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota

    What makes Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota more endearing, is that it is strewn with Bollywood clichés, like separated childhood sweethearts, good-and-evil twins, and the hunt for a locket. It is both a celebration and a gentle mockery of Bollywood’s usual tropes.


    Mar 2019
  • Photograph

    It takes a while to warm up to this plaintive world of Batra's and the pacing is a little agonising at points. His ideas are wonderful but his insistence on giving the film an understated touch can leave you rather underwhelmed.


    Mar 2019
  • Total Dhamaal

    ...there is enough overacting in the film to make your head split into two. Most of the dialogues are cringeworthy and the CGI effects are pitiful.


    Feb 2019
  • Uri

    Keeping the affiliations of Uri the film aside (which is a task in itself), it is a decent film for most parts. The first half is far more gripping than the second. Post intermission, the makers themselves seem over-excited, to the point of losing control of the narrative.


    Jan 2019
  • Helicopter Eela

    ...might have had a clear purpose. But that gets glossed over by a stretched storyline and at times, over-hammy acting. The excessive drama shoots down any comic potential.


    Oct 2018
  • Mulk

    The film has its heart in the right place. But Sinha's overexcitement to put forth his message gets the better of him. The courtroom drama tends to get a little too theatrical, but without any discernible damage.


    Aug 2018
  • Soorma

    The film falls supremely short of harnessing dramatic potential and is just another hackneyed run-of-the-mill biopic. A champion is turned into a colourless Bollywood hero.


    Jul 2018
  • Bhavesh Joshi Superhero an attempt to propel the individual out of apathy, and asks us to channelise our anger in the right direction. It doesn't succeed entirely, but Motwane's fresh take on the wearied superhero genre is worth a watch.


    Jun 2018
  • Parmanu

    If you can get through two hours of clichéd dialogues, occasional deadpan textbook dialogues from John Abraham and much desh-bhakti, there is an interesting climax as a reward waiting for you, at the end.


    May 2018
  • Pari different from other Bollywood horror films. Yes. But, we still have a long, long way to go in the genre.


    Mar 2018
  • Bhoomi

    The film once again, reiterates the age-old idea, that there is always a man to save a girl, because she clearly seems helpless to do so otherwise. Oh Bollywood, when will you learn?


    Sep 2017