An archive of Hindi movie reviews and ratings from 2010 to 2020.


The New Indian Express

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  • Radhe

    Any Prabhudheva movie is a challenge to rote plot summaries; even then, Radhe takes the cake. There’s no logic between, under, over or in the middle of scenes.


    May 2021
  • Roohi

    Just a few years into its revival, the Hindi horror-comedy has upped and died. The biggest blow was Laxmii (2020), with Akshay Kumar in a red saree, and now another is dealt by Roohi, starring Janhvi Kapoor as a human-witch hybrid.


    Mar 2021
  • Kaagaz

    Satish Kaushik is one of our steadiest actor-directors, thriving especially in mainstream fare. But the social realism of Kaagaz largely eludes him.


    Jan 2021
  • Nail Polish

    ...stops just short of being a riveting psychological legal thriller because the thrill elements are exhausted too early in the film. After a point, we are left to play the waiting game despite knowing where the film is headed. But thanks to Manav, this wait feels worth it… almost.


    Jan 2021
  • Kaamyaab

    Modestly made, it’s a gentle, light-hearted stroll through Bollywood, a tribute to the numerous nameless faces surrounding its hallowed stars...


    Mar 2020
  • Hacked

    It is clear that the film takes much inspiration from the Netflix Original, You, among other similar creations. It is perhaps too melodrama-heavy to be considered good. That being said, terming it unwatchable would be an incorrect assessment.


    Feb 2020
  • Malang

    Remove the stylised layers, foot-tapping music, Greek God-like leads, and the crisp runtime, and most of Mohit Suri’s films are essentially explorations of toxic masculinity. Malang is no different. It ticks all the boxes in the Mohit Suri-checklist, but does little else.


    Feb 2020
  • Good Newwz

    It’s a silly move, ditching a laugh track and filling it up with beat drops and stings. In case the Indian TV industry hadn’t made it clear, noise isn’t news.


    Dec 2019
  • Mardaani 2

    ...a sharply-plotted script with some gasp-inducing mini twists. But the moment lead actor Rani Mukerji takes centre stage, it all feels too easy.


    Dec 2019