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Phillauri Is Not Funny Enough To Classify As A Comedy & Not Emotional Enough To Touch The Heart

Phillauri Is Not Funny Enough To Classify As A Comedy & Not Emotional Enough To Touch The Heart

Mar 25, 2017

Anushka Sharma’s performance keeps the film going, both as the romantic village girl, as well as the cheeky ghost.

<em>Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya</em> Takes You Back Into India's Heart Of Darkness Where Khap Mentality Still Rules

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya Takes You Back Into India's Heart Of Darkness Where Khap Mentality Still Rules

Mar 11, 2017

The film starts with a disclaimer that it does not endorse dowry, but there will be many amidst its target audience, who will not be converted by the film’s message, but you can’t blame the filmmaker for trying.

Commando 2: A Commando Film That Is Unintentionally Funny

Commando 2: A Commando Film That Is Unintentionally Funny

Mar 05, 2017

Comic actor Deven Bhojani has directed this film in such a slapdash fashion, that it is unintentionally funny, but still not in the so-bad-that-it's-good category

Rangoon, A Promising Child Who Grows Up Without Any Sense Of Direction

Rangoon, A Promising Child Who Grows Up Without Any Sense Of Direction

Feb 24, 2017

Rangoon, with the talent and resources on call, still falls far short of the masterpiece it could have been. Casablanca it most certainly is not.

Loud And Overdone Saga Of Rohan's Revenge

Loud And Overdone Saga Of Rohan's Revenge

Jan 27, 2017

The final twist is clever, but that’s about all in a film 135 minutes long...

Raees

Raees

Jan 25, 2017

Watching it as just a movie divorced from the reality around us, Raees offers as many moments of entertainment as tedium in the second half...

DJ Caruso Has Made An Actioner That Is So Fast Paced That If You Blink You Miss Something

DJ Caruso Has Made An Actioner That Is So Fast Paced That If You Blink You Miss Something

Jan 14, 2017

Xander Cage’s mentor tells him: “Kick some ass. Get the girl. And try to look dope while you’re doing it.” Which is what Vin Diesel proceeds to do with much relish.

First Thing That Will Strike A Mumbaikar Is: When Are Buses And Trains So Empty?

First Thing That Will Strike A Mumbaikar Is: When Are Buses And Trains So Empty?

Jan 13, 2017

Shaad Ali, remaking Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit O Kadhal Kanmani strikes false notes when he has his hip young characters rush about in public transport

Dangal: It Sells When Aamir's Career-Best Show Is Topped With Patriotism And Jingoism

Dangal: It Sells When Aamir's Career-Best Show Is Topped With Patriotism And Jingoism

Dec 22, 2016

The film manipulates the audience's rah-rah emotions at many points, particularly at the end.

When The Niffler Meets A No-Maj

When The Niffler Meets A No-Maj

Nov 25, 2016

The film will obviously appeal to those who liked the Potter sagas, and they get a chance to enter a whole new world of Rowling-created mythology.

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Oct 06, 2016

Audiences have taken to it, because it combines two mass opiates—cricket and cinema

Pink

Pink

Sep 21, 2016

Amitabh Bachchan holds the movie together with his piercing gaze and formidable presence

Harappan Ships Go Up Mountains

Harappan Ships Go Up Mountains

Aug 18, 2016

A callous anachronism has ruled Bollywood costume and set design. Exemplars exist, but no one learns.

Budhia Singh Born To Run

Budhia Singh Born To Run

Aug 11, 2016

The hard work, sweat and tears that go into the making of a champ are depicted well

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

Aug 11, 2016

The fifth installment featuring the CIA assassin with a memory loss and identity problem

Chauthi Koot

Chauthi Koot

Aug 04, 2016

Set in Punjab in the throes of the Khalistani separatist movement, the film is about the suffering of ordinary people

Madaari

Madaari

Jul 28, 2016

The film proves that the idea of the worm-turning kind of vigilantism has its limitations

Ice Age Collision Course

Ice Age Collision Course

Jul 21, 2016

Overpopulated by a cast of delightfully daffy animal characters and a visual quality that’s pure eye candy.

Brahman Naman

Brahman Naman

Jul 14, 2016

Aims for controversy over cinematic accomplishment—a rebel for the cause of freedom of expression

Sultan

Sultan

Jul 07, 2016

Instead of concentrating on the ‘what’, the film concentrates on the ‘how’. This is where it scores.

Raman Raghav 2.0

Raman Raghav 2.0

Jun 30, 2016

It’s a difficult film to watch, not entertaining or edifying in any way

Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Jun 22, 2016

Breaking the image of Punjab that Bollywood has so carefully built

Te3n

Te3n

Jun 16, 2016

A lot more about aging, loneliness and grief than it is about solving a mystery.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

Jun 09, 2016

Don’t think too much of the plot, just watch the stars and take in the ’70s production design and music

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

May 05, 2016

Handsomely mounted, but a conventional biopic.

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