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December 26, 2014
Review: <I>Night at the Museum 3</I>: Been There, Seen That
Repetitive and a tad cheesy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb would have warned moviegoers better of its overly Christmas-y intentions were it named 'Once Upon a Time in the Museum Dobaara!' writes Paloma Sharma

December 25, 2014
Ugly is Anurag Kashyap's finest film
Ugly -- a constantly riveting, ticking timebomb of a film -- is by far Kashyap's finest film, says Raja Sen

December 21, 2014
Review: Tevar's music is enjoyable
Composers Sajid-Wajid bring their knowledge of hardcore Indian music into play and give Tevar's music a different flavour, says Joginder Tuteja/ Rediff.com

December 19, 2014
Review: <em>PK</em> is a triumph and Aamir soars high
PK is no satire -- it's a bit too toothless for that -- but it is a rollicking mainstream entertainer with ambition to evoke some introspection, says Raja Sen.

Review: <em>PK</em>, a mixed bag of spunk and sentimentality
When PK works, it does with great merit. When it does not, it sermonises, says Sukanya Verma.

December 12, 2014
Review: Lingaa is buffoonery at its most old-school
Lingaa can get tiresome, especially with the too-long fight scenes, but remains constantly watchable because of the miraculously light way in which Rajinikanth continues to wear his megastardom around him, says Raja Sen.

Review: Main Aur Mr Riight is avoidable
Main Aur Mr Riight is a tad too pretentiously philosophical to be taken seriously, says Paloma Sharma.

Lingaa Review: Two much of a good thing
The Superstar turns 64 today, and his fans get a double birthday treat with Lingaa, says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

Review: Lingaa is old wine in a new bottle
K S Ravikumar's Lingaa works only because of the charisma and enigmatic screen presence of the Superstar, says S Saraswathi.

Review: The Hobbit 3 is the most unspectacular film of the series
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will perhaps be best enjoyed by those who have not yet read JRR Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings series, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: The final Hobbit is a thumping, thrilling success!
Sukanya Verma treasures every bit of this eventful journey called Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

December 08, 2014
Khan troika dominates Aap Ki Adalat's 21st anniversary celebration
For a show that prides itself on being of the people, by the people and for the people, it's strange how in its moments of success, the 'people' were missing, says Sukanya Verma.

December 05, 2014
Review: Sulemani Keeda is slacker comedy at its best
Sulemani Keeda is a delightful, unpretentious indie, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Action Jackson is a milestone in feminist cinema
Action Jackson is a drinking game of a film, one well over the so-bad-it's-good line, its main merit being that it holds some genuine surprises -- and makes sure its hero looks like a jackass, says Raja Sen.

Review: Exodus is a good time-pass film
Exodus: Gods And Kings doesn't exactly have the greatest screenplay of all time but what it lacks in the writing department, it makes up for with stunning visuals, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain is a haunting film
This is how films that bring to life man-made industrial disasters should be made, says Prasanna D Zore.

November 29, 2014
Review: PK's music is passable
PK's music starts and ends well, but the middle portion is barely passable.

November 28, 2014
Review: Zed Plus doesn't insult your intelligence
Zed Plus allows a bunch of talented actors to rise above second rung roles and take centre stage, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: Dr Cabbie is all about Being Human
Dr Cabbie never takes itself too seriously, says Joginder Tuteja.

Review: Zid is more idiotic than erotic
Almost everything about Zid can be best described as botched, says Nishi Tiwari.

Review: Horrible Bosses 2 is an all-out entertainer
Horrible Bosses 2 has a stronger script and funnier gags than the first film.

Review: Ungli begins with a bang and that's about it!
Much as you try to like this film, you end up feeling sad as the Ungli turns limp, says Prasanna D Zore.

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will move and disturb you
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is an extremely frustrating film, feels Paloma Sharma.

November 22, 2014
Review: <I>Ungli</I> music is entertaining
Ungli scores better with its livelier numbers, says Joginder Tuteja.

November 21, 2014
Review: Happy Ending isn't quite so happy
Happy Ending, at its core, is pretentious and doesn't quite live up to expectations, save for Govinda, who lights up the screen with his mere presence.

Review: Dumb and Dumber To struggles to remain relevant
Dumb and Dumber To seems to be desperately trying to carve out an audience for itself in a world that has moved on.

November 14, 2014
Review: Kill Dil is a disaster!
Kill Dil has random songs, birdbrained logic and a romance that's about as exciting as toothpaste, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: There has never been a film like Boyhood
Boyhood will open your mind a little bit more toward the possibilities great cinema holds, says Raja Sen.

Review: Beauty and the Beast is better off left unwatched
A classic case of bad editing and worse dialouge, Beauty and the Beast certainly is not a children's film, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: John Wick is slick and violent
If you're a fan of action thrillers and have hungrily devoured Stallone and Segal's crappiest films of the same genre, then you're going to love John Wick, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Garm Hava still fascinates
Garm Hava is a product of like-minded artistry and resourceful acumen that hasn't spared any effort to reserve its special place in movie history, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: Boyhood is just bearable
Once the initial wide-eyed worship of the filming process fades away, all that Boyhood leaves you with is a faint sense of nostalgia and not much else, says Paloma Sharma.

November 09, 2014
Review: Happy Ending's music is enjojable
Happy Ending delivers as promised.

November 07, 2014
Review: Rang Rasiya is an important film
Rang Rasiya is not a consistent film, but one that tells a story of a pioneering artist and visionary, a story decidedly worth telling, says Raja Sen.

Review: Interstellar is a true cinematic milestone
Interstellar is an incredible ride, a film that will scare and stupefy and drop jaws and make us weep, the kind of film that makes our hearts thump against our ribs for forty straight-minutes and makes us believe in the glory of the movies.

Review: Nightcrawler could crawl its way to the Oscars
It is difficult to find fault with a film so engrossing, notes Paloma Sharma after watching Jake Gyllenhaal starrer Nightcrawler.

Review: Akshay Kumar is the real scene stealer of The Shaukeens!
Whenever Akshay appears on screen, The Shaukeens transforms into another movie -- one that's substantially more comic, cheeky and winsome, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: Big Hero 6 is a whole lot of fistbumping fun


November 04, 2014
Review: Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest is bland and tacky
Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest is made so tackily, it hurts, says Raja Sen.

November 03, 2014
Are we ready to fight the stigma against mental illness?
Is the Indian society ready to accord the dignity and consideration that mental illnesses warrant, asks Nishi Tiwari after watching the fifth episode of Satyamev Jayate 3.

October 31, 2014
Review: Super Nani is Super No No!
Sadly, the attitude and ada that makes Rekha so timeless is dumbed down in a role and film so behind its time, rues Sukanya Verma after watching Super Nani.

Review: Nothing to Roar about!
You'd be naive to go into this one looking for top grade acting or direction, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Ouija has a few tricks up its sleeve
Given a choice between Ouija and the rest of the Halloween-targeted horror releases this year, I would pick Ouija any day, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Gone Girl is a solid thriller that leaves us hanging
Gone Girl is a finely-made frustration, often too polished for its own good, says Raja Sen.

Review: Fireflies fails to evoke empathy
Fireflies is is one giant cesspool of sadness and agony that is ever-expanding and will engulf every barely happy soul it can get its hand on , warns Paloma Sharma.

Review: Fury is intense and raw
Fury serves as a great reminder of the devastation wars bring with them, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: The Best Of Me is no masterpiece
The rest of us can only find it amusing, at best, says Paloma Sharma.

October 24, 2014
Review: Shah Rukh can't lift Happy New Year high enough
While Sonu Sood stays consistent and Deepika inevitably dazzles, it is Shah Rukh himself who appears the most out of place, says Raja Sen.

Review: Happy New Year is drab
Happy New Year is watchable in parts but its three hours and plus running time makes it woefully difficult.

Review: Happy New Year will make you feel good BUT...
... The feeling won't last too long, says Paloma Sharma.

October 19, 2014
Review: Rang Rasiya's music does not stay with you
Classical fare coming up in Rang Rasiya, says Joginder Tuteja.

October 18, 2014
Review: <I>Kill Dil</I> music is average
Kill Dil soundtrack starts well and ends well, says Joginder Tuteja.

October 17, 2014
Review: Sex Tape is a run-of-the-mill romp
If Sex Tape works at all, it's solely because of its cast, says Raja Sen.

Review: What If fails to leave an impression
What If has its moments but doesn't really shine through in entirety, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Sonali Cable wastes a good heroine
Sonali Cable starts off as an intriguing story but disconnects itself from the point of the film incredibly fast, says Raja Sen.

Review: The Judge is K3G for Americans
The Judge formulaic but never mechanical, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Dracula Untold is too dull
A film that could have been a genre breaking masterpiece, Dracula Untold in its present form would be a more honest work of art if it were titled Dracula Unfortunately, says Paloma Sharma.

October 10, 2014
Review: No Spark in this film
Spark's title, like everything else about it, is random, rants Paloma Sharma.

Review: Save yourself from Left Behind!
Left Behind is a film you need to leave behind, warns Paloma Sharma.

Review: Annabelle is a bit of a drag
Coming from the makers of The Conjuring, its spin-off Annabelle pales in comparison, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami has repeat value
Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami could have been flawless but for slightly substandard dialogues and cinematography, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Tamanchey is disappointing
On paper, Tamanchey must have seemed like a great idea but it's transition to celluloid, perhaps, needed a stronger, more experienced director, feels Paloma Sharma.

October 06, 2014
Liked the first episode of Satyamev Jayate 3? VOTE!
Satyamev Jayate 3 may have gotten off to a better start than its predecessors but can Aamir Khan dial it down a couple of notches further, asks Nishi Tiwari.

October 02, 2014
Bang Bang Review: Make it STOP!
A worse official remake of an already bad original, Bang Bang is more noise and less sound, rants Paloma Sharma.

Review: Haider is bewitchingly clever
Haider will haunt you long after you've left the theatre, promises Sukanya Verma.

Review: Bang Bang is loud, dumb, exhausting
Bang Bang is a B-grade film made on an A-list budget, says Raja Sen.

October 01, 2014
Review: <em>Haider</em> may be Vishal Bhardwaj's best film
Haider is a remarkable achievement and one of the most powerful political films we've ever made, a bonafide masterpiece that throbs with intensity and purpose.

September 28, 2014
Review: Haider's soundtrack is disappointing
Haider's soundtrack will not have mass appeal, says Joginder Tuteja.

September 27, 2014
Review: Bang Bang music is entertaining
Some classy music here, writes Joginder Tuteja.

Review: Patriotic flavour in <I>Happy New Year</I> soundtrack
The Happy New Year soundtrack has quite a few winners, says Joginder Tuteja/ Rediff.com.

September 26, 2014
Review: Desi Kattey is a giant bore
Desi Kattey is an insipid mishmash of just about every script engaging two friends going separate ways meets underdog sports hero, rants Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>3 AM</i> will cause more chuckles than chills
Vishal Mahadkar's horror film 3 AM is the story of a paranormal investigation gone wrong -- both for the film and the viewer, feels Nishi Tiwari.

September 19, 2014
Review: <I>The Maze Runner</i> is a taut, edge-of-the-seat action flick
If dystopian post-apocalyptic films are your thing, swing by at your nearest cinema this weekend says Abhishek Mande Bhot.

Review: Daawat-E-Ishq's best ingredient is charm!
Even though its not completely the foodie feast the title suggests, Daawat-E-Ishq is a breezy exercise, feels Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Khoobsurat</i> is a distinctly Disney treat
Khoobsurat offers up the expected -- only it does so with a smirk, says Raja Sen.

September 14, 2014
Review: Music of 3 AM is very good
Give this one a listen, insists Joginder Tuteja.

September 13, 2014
Review: Khoobsurat music is not appealing
Still, some of the songs are catchy and may be popular for the duration of the film, writes Joginder Tuteja.

September 12, 2014
Review: Finding Fanny, discovering brilliance
Finding Fanny is a fine blend of soulful musings and nuanced filmmaking, feels Sukanya Verma.

Review: RUN AWAY from Creature 3D!
Creature 3D is just about as thrilling as the prospect of attending extra classes during summer vacation, rants Paloma Sharma.

Review Guru Pournima is an engaging watch
Guru Pourina examines human relationships with greater honesty and with a better hold on reality than its big budget Bollywood counterparts, feels Paloma Sharma.

September 09, 2014
Review: Finding Fanny is wickedly fantastic
Finding Fanny strikes gold, raves Raja Sen.

September 05, 2014
Review: <I>Mary Kom</i> is a mediocre account of a magnificent reality
Sukanya Verma returns underwhelmed after watching Mary Kom.

Review: <I>Sin City: A Dame to Kill For</i> falters with its script
Sin City 2 doesn't quite illicit the same response as the film film, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Mary Kom</i> truly packs a punch
Mary Kom is a victory for its protagonist Priyanka Chopra, scriptwriter Saiwyn Quadras, and director Omung Kumar, says Laxmi Negi.

August 29, 2014
Review: Raja Natwarlal lacks directorial finesse
Raja Natwarlal has some smarts but tragically lacks the skill or the sleight-of-hand, feels Raja Sen

Review: The rehashed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has lost its magic
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not as fun as it used to be, says Paloma Sharma.

August 24, 2014
Review: Mary Kom music is motivational
Mary Kom's soundtrack may not be an instant chartbuster but it holds its own, writes Joginder Tuteja.

August 22, 2014
Review: Mad About Dance is not a pathbreaking film
The film leaves much to be desired, writes Nishi Tiwari.

Mardaani review: Rani Mukerji plays Liam Neeson!
Faux feminism aside, Mardaani is mostly a middling action thriller, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Katiyabaaz</i> is electrifyingly real
Katiyabaaz is as riveting and gritty as it is wildly funny at times; a must watch, says Sonil Dedhia.

Review: The Expendables 3 looks very tired
Suparn Verma may have issues with The Expendables 3 but the joy of watching these heroes together on screen is a movie event marked in his calendar until they keep making them.

August 17, 2014
Review: <I>Creature 3D</I> has some good music
Creature's soundtrack lives up to its expectations, writes Joginder Tuteja.

August 15, 2014
Singham Returns to destroy our eardrums
Yo, Rohit Shetty, what's with the volume, bro? asks Raja Sen

Singham Returns offers quite a bit to whistle
Singham Returns offers quite a bit to whistle about with its steady supply of straightforward action and a hot-headed hero who delivers a punch with a fist and a line, writes Sukanya Verma

August 09, 2014
Review: Raja Natwarlal's music grows on you slowly
Since debutant Yuvan Shankar Raja brings in a new sound with this album, he deserves a few hearings.

August 08, 2014
Review: Things begin to happen in Yudh, Week 4
Yudh is weighed down now in its final stretch just because of how slowly it initially moved.

Review: Entertainment is a comical farce
Entertainment is best when it isn't trying to force laughs out of us with its desperate attempts at wit, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: Into The Storm: Superlative VFX, sloppy everything else!
Into The Storm offers quite a sensational depiction of multiple tornadoes but where plotlines and performances are concerned, it's distressingly sloppy.

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy is a stunning success
Guardians Of The Galaxy takes place in a remarkable world drawn lovingly and beautifully by imaginative folks low on skin-coloured crayons.

Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey's got the recipe all wrong
The Hundred-Foot Journey is reduced to plot holes and factual inaccuracies of surprisingly epic proportions, writes Nishi Tiwari.

August 03, 2014
Review: Mad About Dance soundtrack is a pleasant surprise
The Mad About Dance soundtrack is not as wholesome as the other dance movie ABCD: Any Body Can Dance but it has its moments, writes Joginder Tuteja.

Review: It's Entertainment's music is well, entertaining!
The soundtrack of It's Entertainment is one of the youngest sounding scores of an Akshay Kumar film, writes Joginder Tuteja.

August 01, 2014
Review: Yudh shows some clarity in Week 3, but can it last?
Yudh is worse than a show with flaws, rants Raja Sen.

Review: <I>Hercules</i> works because of The Rock!
Hercules has its moments, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: 22 Jump Street will leave you begging for more
The film could have been shorter and better written. However, it isn't exactly bad the way it is

Review: Poshter Boyz is a laugh riot
Poshter Boyz is a hilarious act. Had Dada Kondke been alive today, he would have gone gaga over Poshter Boyz's double-meaning, yet refined dialogues.

Review: Lucy is a visual treat
Lucy could have used more action and a better soundtrack, feels Paloma Sharma.

July 27, 2014
Review: Dawaat-e-Ishq has a decent soundtrack
Daawat-e-Ishq is interesting till the time a Laxmikant-Pyaarelal inspiration comes into play, writes Joginder Tuteja.

July 25, 2014
Review: Yudh picks up in Week 2, but is it enough?
It's all very well to have an ailing hero, but Yudh needs a bit more heroism, rants Raja Sen.

Review: <I>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> is a true marvel
Nobody makes denial look this fabulous, says Raja Sen after watching Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

<I>Kick</i> Review: Nawaz steals Salman's thunder
Despite four screenplay writers and Salman Khan's best efforts, Kick fails to impress, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Kick</i> is Salman's best film in a decade
In the world of harebrained Bhai films, Kick is the best made and the most fun, says Raja Sen.

July 20, 2014
Review: Kick's music is <I>paisa vasool</I>
The soundtrack of Kick is total paisa vasool for Salman Khan's fans, writes Nishevitha Vijayanand.

July 18, 2014
Review: Riyasat is a pitiful tribute to Rajesh Khanna
Why would anyone want to tarnish the image of a great actor like Rajesh Khanna by making a film like Riyasat, asks Patcy N.

Review: <I>Hate Story 2</i> is gutless, brainless, soulless, sexless!
A stale plot with flatly executed scenes of retribution and a lacklustre leading lady; Hate Story 2 is too trivial to be erotic or thrilling

Review: Yudh stumbles all over the place in Week 1
Yudh has really rubbished my expectations, rants Raja Sen.

Review: <I>Begin Again</i> is heartwarming
Begin Again speaks to the viewer like few films have, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Planes: Fire and Rescue</i> doesn't live up to expectations
It becomes quite clear early on in Planes 2 that it was made in order to keep the franchise alive, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Pizza</i> is the spook-fest that delivers
There is more to this inventive Pizza than meets the eye, says Nishi Tiwari

Review: Amit Sahni Ki List doesn't work
The film falters on many coutns, says Paloma Sharma.

July 15, 2014
Review: Bachchan's strong, but <I>Yudh</i> starts off too slow
Yudh leaves things a bit too wide open, says Raja Sen.

July 11, 2014
Review: <I>Lai Bhaari</i> is awesome
Full marks to Riteish Deshmukh and Nishikant Kamat for taking the plunge into Marathi cinema, says Prasanna D Zore.

Review: <I>Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya</i> is a fresh, fun film about DDLJ-fans
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya is the kinda film Simran (of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge) would have loved, says Raja Sen.

Review: <I>Dawn of the Planets of the Apes</i> is breathtaking
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rises above all its predecessors, says Paloma Sharma.

July 07, 2014
Review: The Anupam Kher Show is quite revealing
The Anupam Kher Show was everything it promised to be, notes Nishi Tiwari.

July 05, 2014
Review: Hate Story 2 music is appealing
The music of Hate Story 2 does well for its space and setting, notes Joginder Tuteja.

July 04, 2014
Review: <I>Lekar Hum Deewana Dil</i> is a bit of a mess
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil struggles to find its own voice, according to Nishi Tiwari.

Review: <I>Bobby Jasoos</i> is a very confused film
Bobby Jasoos works only because of Vidya Balan and the strong supporting cast, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Fault In Our Stars is obsessed with making you cry
The Fault In Our Stars exists merely for the purpose of being soppy and pleasing the already existent fan base, writes Paloma Sharma.

June 27, 2014
Review: Ek Villain is too silly to thrill
If I were to review it in one word, I'd say Ek Villain is... Unnecessary, writes Raja Sen.

June 26, 2014
Review: Transformers: Age of Extinction is a yawn fest
Transformers: Age of Extinction is a relentless clang-clang of metallic scrap and flying bullets, where there are more explosions than an entire day's production of popcorn at a multiplex.

June 22, 2014
Review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya's music is average
One expected a lot from the Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya soundtrack. What one gets is just a couple of good numbers, writes Joginder Tuteja.

June 20, 2014
Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West is a Vanity Project
A Million Ways To Die In The West could have done better with more editing and less Seth McFarlane, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Heaven Is For Real is really fake
Heaven is for Real is a well scripted drama that manages to warm your heart, but its religious undertones are a bit annoying.

Review: Humshakals should be sued for cruelty to audiences
It's all bad. All of it, every last instant, every single word, rants Raja Sen in his review of Humshakals.

June 16, 2014
Review: <I>MTV Splitsvilla 7</i> will have you in splits
MTV Splitsvilla 7 is the most mindless show even by reality TV standards, says Nishi Tiwari.

June 15, 2014
Review: <I>Bobby Jasoos</I> music is average
Though Bobby Jasoos ends on a decent note, one expected a better album, writes Joginder Tuteja.

June 14, 2014
Review: Rahman does well in Lekar Hum Deewana Dil's music
Though not memorable, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil can't be dismissed either, writes Joginder Tuteja.

June 13, 2014
Review: <I>Grace of Monaco</i> doesn't make much sense
Grace of Monaco is a shoddily written film, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Fugly is a pathetic waste of time
Fugly is a trainwreck, says Raja Sen.

Review: <I>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i> gets it right. Again!
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a decidedly darker, deeper follow-up to the original, says Sukanya Verma.

June 09, 2014
Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all show, no reality
Are you all set for Palak Dikhhla Jaa, asks Raja Sen.

June 08, 2014
Review: <I>Ek Villain</I> music is magical
The music of Ek Villain meets the high expectations that one had from it

June 06, 2014
Review: The World Before Her is a disturbing watch
What makes The World Before Her stand out is that it has the courage to ask what nobody else does: who is the Modern Indian Woman? Paloma Sharma reviews the film.

Review: <I>Holiday</i> is too slow to thrill


Review: <I>Filmistaan</i> is absolutely flawless
Filmistaan has a strong plot and well-developed characters, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Edge of Tomorrow</i> is entertaining and epic
Edge of Tomorrow may not be a faithful adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel All You Need Is Kill but it's a damn energetic one, says Sukanya Verma.

May 30, 2014
Review: The Raid 2 is too gory to stomach
The Raid 2 is dominated by a lot of unnecessary violence, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Maleficent fails to realise its full potential
Maleficent ends up disappointing after a decent start, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Citylights is a must watch
A hard, unrelenting film that doesn't give in to over-sentimentality, Citylights is like the city of Mumbai -- it beats you down and when you are broken, takes you in its arms and loves you. Suparn Verma, who has directed films like Aatma, Acid Factory and Ek Khiladi and Ek Haseena, raves about the film.

May 23, 2014
Review: Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan is a bad puppet show
Kochadaiiyaan is a fundamentally flawed dud, one without anything to applaud besides grand (if self-glorifying) ambition, rants Raja Sen.

Review: X-Men: Days Of Future Past has a blast with the past
X-Men: Days Of Future Past crams so, so much plot into its two-hour running time that there isn't room to get bored, raves Raja Sen.

Heropanti Review: Tiger Shroff shows promise in a shoddy launch vehicle
Tiger Shroff could not have asked for a shoddier launch with Heropanti. Yet, somehow beneath the pin-up torso, the soulful eyes and an awkward smile -- a genuine, graceful, likeable boy comes through, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Heropanti could do with more action and less drama
Heropanti tries to deliver a highly confused sermon on love and freedom of choice, which ultimately comes down to much sasur-damaad (b)romance.

May 17, 2014
Review: The <I>Citylights</I> album is pleasing
The album of Citylights starts with a superb track Muskurane which is a chartbuster at first hearing.

May 16, 2014
Review: <I>Mighty Raju</i> is mighty awful
Mighty Raju is a toned down version of Krrish 3.

Review: The Xpose has nothing new, and it doesn't even care
Saddled with glaring plot holes, caricaturish supporting cast, unintentionally funny punchlines, and Himesh Reshammiya, The Xpose is like Gunda, with better production values.

Review: Fading Gigolo is a lovely, bittersweet film
Fading Gigolo is evidence that a movie doesn't have to mumble to be modest.

Review: Godzilla is back with a bang!
Director Gareth Edwards delivers a satisfactory reboot of the iconic monster movie, Godzilla.

May 09, 2014
Review: <I>Mastram</i> fails to make you feel good
Director Jaiswal, who wrote Gangs of Wasseypur, seems unable to make up his mind as to how to firmly hold the narrative.

Review: <I>Million Dollar Arm</i> suffers from Disney's brand of stereotyping
The film may have a point when it questions the treatment of players as commodities, it overdoes the white saviour act a bit, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Avoid <I>Yeh Hai Bakrapur</i> if you can
Yeh Hai Bakrapur starts off on a promising note but loses steam soon after, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Manjunath</i> is a brave film
Manjunath is a lesson in humanity we all need at the moment, says Paloma Sharma.

May 08, 2014
Review: Drag every kid you care about to <I>Hawaa Hawaai</I>
This is a brisk, enjoyable film, and while the climactic race is somewhat marred by an overdose of melodrama - Gupte's far better at subtler strokes than the few broad ones he tries - it is rare to find a Hindi film hero more deserving of our cheers than Arjun. That unfortunate hint of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in the final race doesn't alter the fact that this is an earnest, important and evocative film.

May 04, 2014
Review: Heropanti's music is paisa vasool
Heropanti is a very good album, raves Joginder Tuteja.

May 02, 2014
Review: <I>Kya Dilli Kya Lahore</i> is a decent effort
'The idea behind Kya Dilli Kya Lahore is to once again point out the futility of war as well as highlight why human comes before being. And Vijay Raaz accomplishes that to a reasonable extent in his first filmmaking effort,' says Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Purani Jeans</i> is unabashedly sexist and unoriginal
Purani Jeans lacks vision, originality and the spunk one expects from a college romance film, says Paloma Sharma.

May 01, 2014
Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a pain in the web
The new Spider-Man film gets everything wrong except the girl, feels Raja Sen.

April 28, 2014
Review: <I>Mission Sapne</i> is just another assembly-line reality show
Mission Sapne on Colors offers little in terms of novelty, says Nishi Tiwari.

April 27, 2014
Review: <I>Hawaa Hawaai</I> music is average
Hawaa Hawaai has an ordinary soundtrack that could have been better if the music was more energetic.

April 25, 2014
Review: Kaanchi is very disappointing
Kaanchi must have read important on paper but it's complete baloney on celluloid, rants Sukanya Verma.

Review: Brick Mansions is laughable and entirely incomprehensible
Brick Mansions never slows down enough to let you enjoy the brilliance of David Belle's liquid movements and never speeds up the story to keep you from yawning, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Don't watch this Samrat & Co
Samrat & Co. might be about an extraordinarily observational man's fight against crime but as far as cinema goes, this film is a crime against the genre.

Review: <I>Revolver Rani</i> is a confused film
Revolver Rani could have been the movie of the year. It ended up as a confused film that can't decide who, or what it wants to concentrate on instead, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Tarzan is so bad that it's actually good
Tarzan is one of those rare scripts that Hollywood should have faxed to Bollywood and let them do it their way because only Karan Johar could have saved this film with a decent love triangle and loads of family melodrama, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Son of God is more propaganda than cinema
Son Of God is an epic fail, rants Paloma Sharma.

April 18, 2014
Review: Johnny Depp disappoints in Transcendence
Transcendence is intellectually half-baked and seems too simplistic at times, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Nothing should keep you from watching 2 States
Krish's relationship with his family, particularly his mother, is better explored than his relationship with Ananya, which results in 2 States being more of a deep and meaningful family drama than a romance, notes Paloma Sharma.

April 13, 2014
Review: <I>Kaanchi</I>'s music is average
Kaanchi could have been so much more.

April 12, 2014
Review: Revolver Rani's music will grow on you
The soundtrack of Revolver Rani is unconventional and experimental, and grows on you.

April 11, 2014
Review: Bhoothnath Returns needed Bhoothnath to direct
Bhoothnath Returns has a few laughs but it ignores the basics, rants Raja Sen.

Review: <I>Oculus</i> is rather long for a horror film
Oculus could have done better with tighter editing, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Bhoothnath Returns</i> loses the plot
Bhoothnath Returns starts off with a fascinating premise but drags towards the end, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Rio 2</i> is visually stunning
Rio 2 features some lovely, complex animation and a vivid, cheerful colour palette but is a one-time watch at best, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Divergent is engaging but lacks intensity
Divergent is clearly made for its already existent fan base, with the best loved bits and pieces of the book shoved on to screen with hardly any adhesive to keep them together, feels Paloma Sharma.

April 04, 2014
Review: Jal is a bore
Jal takes its own time in unravelling and loses the plot pretty soon, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Captain America</i> is finally worth celebrating
'This is the first of (ideally) many superhero films that will appeal to those who aren't already besotted by the comics and the characters,' says Raja Sen after watching Captain America.

Review: <I>Main Tera Hero</i> is total paisa vasool!
Not exactly meant for family audiences, Main Tera Hero is a refreshingly unpretentious, says Paloma Sharma.

April 03, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has as much brain as it has brawn
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has action-packed entertainment, raves Paloma Sharma.

March 31, 2014
Review: Jal does not have a typical Bollywood soundtrack
The Jal soundtrack has international appeal, and worth many listennings, promises Joginder Tuteja.

March 28, 2014
Youngistaan review: I wouldn't vote for It
Youngistaan neither says something new nor does it reinforce time-tested wisdom in a way that you actually want to pay attention to it, feels Paloma Sharma.

Review: O Teri is a sham about scams
O Teri, which borrows heavily from Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro drowns it all in slapstick so noisy it all comes off as more lame than loving, more blasphemous than beholden.

Review: Dishkiyaoon shoots itself in the foot
The comic punches in Dishkiyaoon are too few and far between, plot twists make little sense and are saddled with glaring loopholes, writes Nishi Tiwari.

March 21, 2014
Review: Ragini MMS 2 is spoofy more than spooky
Sunny Leone looks hot alright but with scary scenes being average at best, Raagini MMS 2 isn't half as scary as it is supposed to be.

Review: <I>Ankhon Dekhi</I> is brilliant but for the discerning viewer
Ankhon Dekhi's real star is Sanjay Mishra, says Sukanya Verma.

Review: Ragini MMS 2 is more horror, less sex
Ragini MMS 2 is a better attempt than its prequel and is worth a dekko, says Bikash Mohapatra.

Review: Gang Of Ghosts is definitely NOT a must-watch
Gang Of Ghosts is one of those films that falls in the category of a bad remake, says Sonil Dedhia.

Review: <I>Lakshmi</I> is a shocking eye-opener
When you come out of the theatre, you will be plagued by the knowledge we, as a society, are enabling the evil exists in this world.

March 17, 2014
Review: Main Tera Hero has dhamaal music!
There are no dull moments in the Main Tera Hero soundtrack, promises Joginder Tuteja.

March 15, 2014
Music Review: <I>O Teri</I> is a decent album
But there aren't too many memorable songs in the soundtrack.

March 14, 2014
Review: <I>Bewakoofiyaan</i> tries to be too many things at once
Bewakoofiyaan never really establishes its chief motive, says Sukanya Verma after watching the film.

Review: Neighbours isn't worth a review
Why is a horror film on vampires so bloodless and awful, asks Raja Sen.

March 08, 2014
Review: Ragini MMS 2 music is a pleasant surprise
Sunny Leone's Ragini MMS 2 may get a good head-start in the theatres, thanks to its good music, writes Joginder Tuteja.

March 07, 2014
Review: 20 things I learned from and loved about Queen
Kangna Ranaut, as Queen/Rani, holds your hands and together you discover the magic of honeymoon, holiday, healing and hungama, raves Sukanya Verma.

Review: Go watch Queen NOW!
Sonil Dedhia lists six reasons to watch Queen.

Review: Watch Gulaab Gang for Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla steals Madhuri Dixit's thunder in Gulaab Gang, feels Savera R Someshwar.

Review: Kangna rules in <i>Queen</i>
Kangana Ranaut is gobstoppingly spectacular. The actress has always flirted with the unfamiliar but here -- at her most real, at her most gorgeously guileless -- she absolutely shines and the film stands back and lets her rule.

Review: August Osage County gives you a lump in the throat
18-time Oscar nominee Meryl Streep towers over everybody else in the film - thanks to her unparalleled acting prowess and the sheer intensity of the character she plays.

Review: Total Siyapaa? Total Faux pas is more like it!
Total Siyappa is so insipid, it implores your mind to wander off every few minutes.

March 01, 2014
Review: Youngistaan has good party music
Youngistaan soundtrack doesn't have any dull moments, says Joginder Tuteja.

Review: Bewakoofiyan music is avoidable
Bewakoofiyan soundtrack is quite forgettable, writes Joginder Tuteja.

February 28, 2014
Review: Nebraska is a very special film
Nebraska is not merely a black comedy, but one laced with light, with hope, with brightness. Black and White, then. Sometimes they do make 'em like they used.

Review: <I>Dallas Buyers Club</i> is as smart as it is inspiring
'It is a film about smarts,' says Raja Sen after watching Dallas Buyers' Club.

Review: <I>Shaadi Ke Side Effects</i> works only because of Farhan and Vidya
Prasanna D Zore describes Shaadi Ke Side Effects as 'an over-simplified, over-amplified, over-stretched joke...'

February 23, 2014
Review: Gulaab Gang has some good earthy tunes
As a composer, Soumik Sen makes a good start. Now, it's up to him as a director to place the songs well in Gulaab Gang's narrative.

February 22, 2014
Review: Total Sipayaa's music may become popular after film's release
Total Siyapaa packs in some good numbers, writes Joginder Tuteja.

Review: Shaadi Ke Side Effects music is much recommended
Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a well packaged album that has everything, from happy to sad, club to desi and situational to dance floor, making it highly engaging, writes Joginder Tuteja.

February 21, 2014
Review: Monuments Men isn't worth a showing
It seems exasperating that with this amazing story, George Clooney couldn't bring about a rousing, breast-beating, educative motion picture with The Monuments Men, rants Raja Sen.

Review: Pompeii is cheesy, masala fare
Pompeii is one of those rare films for which I am glad that a 3D format was used. If cheesy, overdone, masala flicks are your kind of fare, this is your kind of film. For the rest of us, Pompeii just blows, rants Paloma Sharma.

Review: Nothing scary about Darr @ The Mall
Darr @ The Mall might be an absolute failure in the horror genre but as a revenge drama, it is refreshingly simple and does manage to pull a few heartstrings at the end of the day.

Review: An extraordinary Alia on a dream Highway!
Highway isn't merely concerned with cataloguing the virginal, versatile landscapes of Northern India. Often it's the only ray of cheer to offset the grimness concealed within two wounded souls, feels Sukanya Verma.

February 14, 2014
Review: <I>Gunday</i> is utter garbage
'Director Ali Abbas Zafar has directed a monstrous film, one with a repellent 70s-set storyline that makes no sense whatsoever, and a cast who should all hang their heads and offer up a minute's silence for assaulting their respective filmographies,' says Raja Sen after watching Gunday.

Review: <I>Gunday</i> is a mess!
'For all its swagger and insolence, the script is full of silly loopholes, annoying clichés and glaring superficiality.'

Review: <em>Highway</em> is extremely disappointing


Review: <I>Her</i> is the Best Picture of the year, by far
For all its conceptual highs, Her is not a film about technology, though it is partly a cautionary fable. This is a film about love. A film to love.

Review: <I>Vampire Academy</i> is a sloppy mashup of pop references
Vampire Academy falls flat on its face, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: The new <I>RoboCop</i> disappoints
'In an attempt to make it relevant to our darker, more violent times, director Jose Padilha loses sight of the point he wishes to make through the film,' says Paloma Sharma after watching RoboCop.

February 09, 2014
Review: Queen's music rocks
Queen is a fantastic album that delivers more than one expected, raves Joginder Tuteja.

February 07, 2014
Review: Hasee Toh Phasee wins you over
Hasee Toh Phasee takes a familiar premise -- two people on the brink of tying the knot and introduces a third party to cause expected stir. Only it doesn't happen like it used to, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: <i>Saving Mr Banks</i> is a vintage Disney treat
'It might not be supercalafragilisticexpialidocious, sure, but at least it points us in that direction,' Raja Sen says after watching Saving Mr Banks.

Review: <I>Heartless</I> doesn't have soul
Despite being well shot and fairly well edited, Heartless has nothing of value to offer, says Paloma Sharma

Review: <I>The Lego Movie</i> is the ultimate family treat
'Having the means to and not taking your child to watch the film will be considered parental harassment, warns Paloma Sharma after watching The Lego Movie.

Review: <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em> is sheer magic!
'We are blessed, that in this age of crass, commercial filmmaking, there is a special corner reserved for Wes Anderson to inhabit this wonderful, magical life. And we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for letting us experience his dreams in full colour and grandeur,' says Aseem Chhabra after watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Review: Lone Survivor is Hollywood's Lakshya
Despite some fairly amazing performances, not only does Lone Survivor fail to engage the audience but it also seems conflicted about whether it wishes to honour the immense bravery of four individuals or whether it wishes to prove the US's decision of interfering in Afghanistan correct, writes Paloma Sharma.

February 01, 2014
Review: Highway music is experimental
Director Imtiaz Ali and composer A R Rahman were concentrating more on a theme-based soundtrack for Highway that seeps into the narrative, rather than the kind that turns out to be a chartbuster.

January 31, 2014
Review: One By Two is a drag
Abhay Deol shoots himself in the foot by acting in (and, inexplicably, producing) this monstrosity called One By Two that sucks all the goodwill out of an actor we usually like, writes Raja Sen.

Review: 12 Years A Slave is a tough, important film
Strange Fruit will never quite sound the same again, says Raja Sen after watching 12 Years A Slave.

January 24, 2014
Raja Sen reviews Salman Khan's Jai Ho
Salman Khan does his thing like only he can in Jai Ho. And the crowd responds. Raja Sen shows us, in his review.

Jai Ho: Salman is let down by Sohail Khan's uninspiring direction
What could have been a relevant crowd-pleaser with a little effort from Sohail Khan and his writers is mostly a tedious and overcrowded drivel that shamelessly depends on Salman Khan's strapping charisma to tide them over, writes Sukanya Verma.

January 17, 2014
Review: Carrie isn't that scary
The film could have been a true horror flick if the casting would had been better.

Review: <I>American Hustle</I> is a big, brassy ride
'David O Russell delivers an over-the-top film in his dynamically striking style,' says Raja Sen about Oscar frontrunner American Hustle.

Review: <I>Karle Pyaar Karle</i> is a waste of time
'Logic gets suspended here as easily as gravity in space and no one has any motivations for their actions' writes Paloma Sharma about the movies Karle Pyaar Karle.

Review: Jack Ryan: Shawdow Recruit is mildly entertaining
The film lacks the intensity to be categorised as espionage cinema

Review: Miss Lovely has fantastic performances
The one good thing about watching Miss Lovely is that now when I tell people I've watched it, they might mistake me for an intellectual, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: The Legend of Hercules is drab and almost despicable
The Legend of Hercules is merely a mash up of 300, Gladiator, Troy and pretty much every other film made about ancient Greece.

January 12, 2014
Review: Hasee Toh Phasee has soulful music
One expected just a fun-filled score, but composers Vishal-Shekhar have gone beyond that to bring us some soulful melodies as well.

January 11, 2014
Review: Jai Ho's music rocks!
The soundtrack of Salman Khan's latest film totally suits his personality.

January 10, 2014
Review: <i>Inside Llewyn Davis</I> is another Coen triumph
Inside Llewyn Davis is a fantastic film, feels Raja Sen.

Review: Yaariyan is a brand new recipe for disaster!
Yaariyan may be targeted at a young audience but every single teenager who chooses to watch it will be insulting their own intelligence, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Grudge Match isn't worth it
You can afford to miss Grudge Match if you aren't a fan of its lead stars Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, or a fan of boxing.

Review: Madhuri Dixit dazzles with <I>Dedh Ishqiya</i>
Raja Sen feels Dedh Ishqiya is a genuinely smart film.

January 03, 2014
Review: Leonardo DiCaprio excels in Wolf Of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street has its moments but it is director Martin Scorsese's weakest attempt at film-making, says Aseem Chhabra.

Review: Watch Sholay, but not in 3D
The 3D version of Sholay is tedious and feels like a classic novel being turned into a children's pop-up book. But Raja Sen recommends this cult classic for a taste of how good the Indian entertainer can truly be.

Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is brilliant
Beautifully shot and easy on the eyes, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is thoroughly engaging, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: 47 Ronin is painful
Don't bother with 47 Ronin if you've already seen the 2:31 minute trailer, the rest of the 116.69 minutes can be ignored, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Joe B Carvalho is a comedy of errors without the comedy
The film is the crime scene of a murder-suicide where the script kills common sense and then puts the gun to it's own head.

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street plays its cards right but fails to click
The Wolf of Wall Street can really please the senses. Just remember to forget your humanity for a while, says Paloma Sharma.

December 29, 2013
Review: Dedh Ishqiya music does not impress
Unlike Ishqiya's hit soundtrack, Dedh Ishqiya falls way short.

December 27, 2013
Review: Mahabharat, dumbed down
If only Mahabharat was a made-for-radio special instead of a half-heartedly animated demo reel masquerading as a children's fantasy, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>Walking With Dinosaurs</i> is a lazy attempt at filmmaking
Walking With Dinosaurs has nothing new to offer, feels Paloma Sharma.

December 20, 2013
Raja Sen reviews Dhoom 3: It's dumber than the first two!
Dhoom 3 is a children's film made for children who've never seen a film, writes Raja Sen.

Sukanya Verma reviews Dhoom 3: Mazaa Le!
Dhoom 3 continues the tradition of extravagance in adventure and expenditure by roping in the fastidious Aamir Khan as its latest star antagonist, writes Sukanya Verma.

December 14, 2013
Review: Dhoom 3's soundtrack is engaging
Dhoom Machale is the biggest draw of the Dhoom 3 soundtrack.

December 13, 2013
Review: <I>What The Fish</i> is a huge letdown
Raja Sen says What The Fish is an abysmal effort.

Review: Jackpot is only about money and cleavage!
Jackpot is a very confused film, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>The Hobbit 2</i> could be the best film of 2013
Review: The Hobbit 2

Review: Spike Lee's <I>Oldboy</i> is like <I>Zinda</i>, all over again
Watching Oldboy feels like you're watching a history lesson on the projector in your seventh grade class, according to Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> is brilliant
According to Sukanya Verma, The Hobbit series continues to exhilarate and astound with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

December 06, 2013
Review: <I>R... Rajkumar</i> doesn't work for the most part
Paloma Sharma feels R... Rajkumar is entertaining only in bits.

Review: <I>Club 60</i> is promising but loses steam very fast
Nishi Tiwari feels Club 60 is amply peppered with some standout moments but the good parts end very quickly.

Review: Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in <I>Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i>
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is clinical at times but nevertheless a smooth ride, according to Paloma Sharma.

December 02, 2013
Review: 'Virgin' Salman Khan EXPOSED on <I>Koffee With Karan</i>
According to Nishi Tiwari, the first episode of Koffee With Karan 4, with Salman Khan as its guest, was explosive.

November 29, 2013
Review: <I>Bullett Raja</i> will bore you to death
The film is more ego trip than cinema, feels Paloma Sharma.

November 26, 2013
Review: Bullett Raja music is a mixed bag
The most entertaining songs in Bullett Raja are Tamanchey Pe Disco, Jai Govinda Jai Gopala and Saamne Hai Savera.

November 23, 2013
Review: Jackpot music is a mixed bag of goodies
What works in favour of Jackpot's music is the kind of variety that it offers.

November 22, 2013
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Review: You've seen it ALL before
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is essentially two different films separated by an intermission.

Review: Last Vegas goes terribly wrong
Last Vegas is a cross between The Hangover and Wild Hogs.

Review: Watch Singh Saab The Great for Sunny Deol
If you're not a fan of the dhai kilo ka haath, this film is not for you.

November 17, 2013
Review: <I>Gori Tere Pyaar Mein</I> album is pretty good
The way Gori Tere Pyaar Mein album begins, one wonders if there would be many memorable moments in it, but it ends up engaging and satisfying

November 16, 2013
Music review - R... Rajkumar relies on Southern sound
R... Rajkumar starts off well with Gandi Baat and Saree Ke Fall Sa catching your attention. But there is an overdose of this sound, and a couple of ordinary numbers dilute the effort to some extent.

November 15, 2013
Review: Kannada film Ambara is a disappointing
Ambara fails to evoke any curiosity, moving along predictable lines.

<i>Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela</i> review: Deepika-Ranveer's romance shines but doesn't soar!
Ram Leela is a lavish visual spread and is filled with moments of thrill, ingenuity and splendour.

Review: <I>Insidious Chapter 2</i> leaves many things unanswered
Paloma Sharma feels Insidious Chapter 2 is not for the fainthearted but seasoned horror flick fans may find it insipid.

Review: <I>Rajjo</i> is a horribly confused film
Paloma Sharma feels Rajjo is a very confusing film.

Review: <I>Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela</i> is a mess!
According to Raja Sen, Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is an overplotted, bloody mess.

November 11, 2013
Review: <I>Nach Baliye 6</i> needs more sizzle!
Nach Baliye 6 could have been a great show if the producers focused more on the dancing, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: Kathaveedu is an average entertainer
Director Sohannlal does make an impression by narrating a different story in Kathaveedu.

November 10, 2013
Music review: <I>Singh Saab The Great</I> has a decent soundtrack
The soundtrack follows an expected template and delivers a couple of songs that should do quite well.

November 08, 2013
Review: Free Birds is mildly funny
Free Birds has a couple of laughs and if you don't think too much, you might not even find it predictable, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Thor: The Dark World is silly and it knows it
You'll be hard pressed to find another hero so totally, awesomely Super, insists Raja Sen.

Review: Satya 2 Is As Bad As Satya Was Good
It is hard to believe that RGV chose to make a sequel to his most iconic creation as both the films, Satya and Satya 2 have nothing in common.

November 01, 2013
Review: Krrish 3 is a colossal waste
Raja Sen says the only superpower Krrish has is that of boring the audience.

Review: Krrish 3 is heartbreakingly unoriginal
Krrish 3 could have been a much better film if it had been a tad more original.

Krrish 3 Review: Hrithik to the rescue again!
Krrish 3 is a outrageous mishmash of Bollywood sentimentality meets E.T. meets Superman meets X-Men.

October 25, 2013
Review: Sooper Se Ooper is a delightful film
Sooper Se Ooper will not be able to make you laugh like Sidhu or Archana Puran Singh performing on their respective shows but it will make you chuckle to yourself softly at situations and the characters' reaction to them, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Ishq Actually is death by boredom
Ishk Actually is one of the drabbest films I've seen all year.

Review: Mickey Virus could do better with a tighter script
Mickey Virus gets better only in the second half, according to Paloma Sharma.

October 18, 2013
Review: DON'T MISS Shahid!
Hansal Mehta's Shahid is a gutsy and thought-provoking film, feels Prasanna D Zore.

Review: <I>Escape Plan</i> is entertaining yet a forgettable ride
According to Paloma Sharma, you'll love Escape Plan if you're a fan of the Terminator and Rambo series of films.

October 16, 2013
Review: Akshay Kumar's <I>Boss</I>: All title, no thunder!


October 12, 2013
Review: Folk flavour dominates Ram-Leela's music
With a perfect mix of folk and fusion songs, Ram Leela's music stands out from the rest and is a sure shot winner.

October 11, 2013
Review: War Chhod Na Yaar has some really good moments
The first half of War Chhod Na Yaar has the pitch-perfect tone of a war comedy with some real gems that bind the narrative, writes Nishi Tiwari.

Review: Captain Phillips is gripping
Captain Phillips is good entertainment that, thankfully, has its brain intact.

Review: Gravity is a MUST WATCH
Suparn Verma, who last directed the Bipasha Basu-starrer Aatma, reviews Gravity in a single sentence as a tribute to the greatest single take sequence in cinematic history.

October 08, 2013
Does Mallika Sherawat make the perfect Bachelorette?
Not even close, if you've watched the first episode of Bachelorette India: Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika.

October 07, 2013
Review: 24 is Fast, Fierce, Fabulous
It may not have the finish of the original but when you look at the bigger picture, Anil Kapoor's new television show 24 is a step in a desperately needed direction.

October 02, 2013
Sukanya Verma's Besharam Review: What a shame, Ranbir!
Besharam is so unbelievably sloppy and senseless, not even the best actors in the business can redeem it.

September 27, 2013
Review: <I>Super Model</i> is dowdy, uninteresting
Super Model is everything it shouldn't be -- dowdy, uninteresting, and clumsy.

September 22, 2013
Review: <I>Krrish 3</I> music falls short of expectations
The Krrish 3 soundtrack had to be nothing short of magnificent but it doesn't come anywhere close to that.

September 20, 2013
Review: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is a cliched farce
Regardless of Phata Poster Nikhla Hero's uneven pace and indecisive disposition, Shahid Kapoor, armed with a kooky grin, gives it his best shot.

Review: <I>Rush</i> is one of the finest sports films
Rush is a rousing, thrilling film, feels Raja Sen.

Review: <I>The Lunchbox</i> is the best Indian film in years
Raja Sen feels The Lunchbox id this generation's Masoom.

September 17, 2013
Review: Mahabharat, so far so good
If Mahabharat maintains the quality of writing and cast, we may have another winner among us.

September 14, 2013
Music Review: Boss soundtrack is a winner
As it turns out, this soundtrack with multiple composers and lyricists at the helm of affairs turns out to be a largely entertaining affair with quite a few party tracks as well as a couple of soft songs that would go a long way.

September 13, 2013
Review: <I>Horror Story</i> is not even remotely scary
The film borrows heavily from films like The Ring and The Exorcist, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>John Day</i> fails to deliver
John Day isn't the dark, twisted thriller it was meant to be, says Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Grand Masti</i> is unbearable and obnoxious
Abhishek Mande feels there is no way you can enjoy a movie like Grand Masti and claim you still respect women.

September 09, 2013
Review: KBC 7 is brimming with promise and knowledge
Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 can only get better after a promising first episode, says Sukanya Verma.

September 08, 2013
Review: <I>John Day</I>'s music fits in well
John Day's music won't play for months but fits in well with the context of the film.

September 07, 2013
Review: <I>Phata Poster Nikhla Hero</I> music is entertaining
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero music is very entertaining.

Review: <I>Besharam</I> music is fun and peppy
Though the soundtrack of Besharam doesn't quite match expectations, it is still fun and peppy and keeps you engaged.

September 06, 2013
Review: Shuddh Desi Romance has NO dull moments
Shuddh Desi Romance conveys a simple but underrated philosophy in the most fun way possible.

Review: Rituparno Ghosh's <I>Satyanweshi</i> disappoints
Rituparno Ghosh's swansong Satyanweshi is a bit of a letdown, according to Indrani Roy.

Review: <I>Zanjeer</i> is an unforgivably bad remake
Raja Sen feels Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer is an unwarranted, atrocious remake.

August 30, 2013
Review: <I>Satyagraha</i> makes you cry at times
Satyagraha attempts to speak about important issues but ends up over-simplifying them.

Review: <I>Satyagraha</i> fails miserably
Prakash Jha delivers a potion that is but a terrible hodgepodge of his earlier films.

August 25, 2013
Music review: Zanjeer's soundtrack makes no impact
Zanjeer's music is barely passable and doesn't have a single song that can become a chartbuster.

August 23, 2013
Madras Cafe: All about John Abraham...
A Ganesh Nadar, who once met V Prabhakaran at the LTTE's press conference in Jaffna, feels Madras Cafe is not at all about the Tigers.

Review: Kick-Ass 2 is one of the worst sequels ever
With run of the mill action sequences and some bad jokes, Kick Ass-2 doesn't live up to the expectation.

Review: <I>Planes</i> doesn't really take off
The film has it's fair share of comic moments but they are few and far between to keep the audience engaged.

Review: <I>Tasher Desh</i> is bizarre, brave and brilliant
Tasher Desh is staggeringly-original film, writes Raja Sen.

Review: <I>Jobs</i> fails to live up to expectations
Jobs fails to meet expectations, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Madras Cafe</i> deserves an audience
Madras Cafe is a swift, smart and serious study of an inglorious chapter of history, writes Sukanya Verma.

August 16, 2013
Music review: Grand Masti is NOT grand but has some masti
Though Grand Masti won't be memorable, it will be decent fun for the time it plays on screen.

August 15, 2013
Sukanya Verma reviews Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara
Milan Luthria's Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara is a complete drag, unintentionally comical and painfully verbose unlike the prequel which hit quite a few right notes, notes Sukanya Verma

Raja Sen reviews Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara
Akshay Kumar makes some of those lines work, but things have gotten far worse this time around, notes Raja Sen

August 09, 2013
Music review: Madras Cafe has an unconventional soundtrack
Madras Cafe has some interesting songs in its soundtrack that seem to go with the flow of the film. Still, one feels that the tempo should have been raised a bit to keep up with its spy thriller theme.

Raja Sen's Chennai Express Review: Chen-nahin!
Shah Rukh Khan yelps and squeaks and shrieks and bares fangs and pouts and, well, exhausts himself overcompensating at every step, despite nobody else in the film following this template.

August 05, 2013
Music review: Satyagraha's classical theme works
Satyagraha album starts on a promising note but its culmination isn't as thumping as one would expected, writes Joginder Tuteja.

August 02, 2013
Review: The Smurfs 2 lacks imagination and novelty
The Smurfs 2 is a film rife with cleverly marketed mediocrity, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: BA Pass is an impressively dark and sexy film
It's a riveting film, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Chor Chor Super Chor falls short
Chor Chor Super Chor doesn't live up to its potential, writes Raja Sen.

July 26, 2013
Review: Luv U Soniyo is very predictable
You may like Luv U Soniyo more for its comedy than the romance, writes Nadisha Daniel.

Review: <i>Issaq</i> is an insultingly bad film
Issaq is a shoddily written film with a cringeworthy performance from its leading man Prateik Babbar, writes Raja Sen.

Review: The Wolverine is a drag
It is an important film but that doesn't translate to it being good, writes Raja Sen.

Review: <i>Bajatey Raho</i> doesn't meet expectations
Bajatey Raho had a whole lot of potential but failed to realise it, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Nasha</i> gives you a nice hangover
The film scores on many counts.

July 22, 2013
Music Review: OUATIM Dobara has some good tunes
Pritam's music in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara are good enough to be played on loop.

July 19, 2013
Review: <I>Om</i> is a one-time watch
Telugu film Om is for Kalyan Ram fans, writes Radhika Rajamani.

Review: <I>Mariyaan</i> is a beautiful love story
This Dhanush starrer is a must-watch!

Review: Ramaiya Vastavaiya is for the masses
Ramaiya Vastavaiya will leave you with a couple of good laughs, if nothing else.

Review: <I>Ship Of Theseus</i> is a beautiful near-masterpiece
Anand Gandhi's directorial debut is a film we've all been waiting for.

Review: <I>White House Down</i> is for action film junkies
White House Down works because of Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx , writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Ship Of Theseus</i> is a work of art
It is a sign of evolution in filmmaking, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: <I>D-Day</i> is a dream come true
It has it all -- an iron-clad story, strong characters, more than believable performances and music you'll want to put on loop for days.

July 12, 2013
Review: 16 is a stereotypical teen drama
16 is yet another formulaic representation of teenage life, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: <I>Bhaag Milkha Bhaag</i> disappoints
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's latest film lacks clarity and coherence.

Review: <I>Shorts</i> is worth a watch
The stories in this anthology range from breathtaking to borderline bizarre.

Review: <I>Pacific Rim</i> is big-scale awesomeness!
Pacific Rim is possibly the best and the grandest belated gift a man can offer his childhood, writes Sukanya Verma.

July 11, 2013
Review: <I>Bhaag Milkha Bhaag</I> looks dated
Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does not offer anything new

July 05, 2013
Review: <I>The Lone Ranger</I> is a tad tiring
The Lone Ranger does provide more than a handful laughs but takes too long to get to the point, making you wish you'd left it alone.

Review: Policegiri is deafening, dowdy and drudging!
This Sanjay Dutt starrer is cringe-inducing fare.

Review: Lootera is a beautifully wrapped gift
It reminds us why we like to watch films, writes Aseem Chhabra.

July 04, 2013
Review: Lootera is an absolute masterpiece
Lootera is a gorgeous, gorgeous film, one that uses its period setting affectionately, with loving detail, and not exploitatively, as our cinema is wont to do.

Music review: Chennai Express has some aces up its sleeve
The Chennai Express music is above average with somestandout tracks, writes Joginder Tuteja.

June 29, 2013
Review: Under The Dome is gripping
If you're watching the first episode of Under the Dome, expect the serpent of dread to creep into the pits of your stomach as the show progresses.

June 28, 2013
Review: The Heat could be THE movie of the year!
The Heat is a movie to watch out for, writes Paloma Sharma.

Review: Ghanchakkar ends up forgetting what it's about
Ghanchakkar stops being funny somewhere through the second half, writes Raja Sen.

June 21, 2013
Review: Shortcut Romeo has masala power
Director Susi Ganesh's maiden venture into Bollywood, Shortcut Romeo, seems like a slick, fast-pasted thriller on the surface. What lies beneath is a different story altogether.

Review: Raanjhanaa shines with Dhanush and Rahman's score
Raanjhanaa isn't easy viewing but works thanks to Dhanush's powerful performance and A R Rahman's score, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Enemmy is best avoided
Enemmy is saddled with inane scenes, acting and story, writes Sonil Dedhia.

Review: World War Z is predictable
World War Z review

June 14, 2013
Review: Ankur Arora Murder Case is a good attempt
Ankur Arora Murder Case may not set a shining example for the medical profession, but it makes an attempt to tell a new tale.

Review: Man Of Steel isn't super enough
There's very little of Superman in the film.

Review: Fukrey doesn't really work
Mrighdeep Lamba's Fukrey disappoints on many levels.

June 07, 2013
Review: After Earth is boring and flawed
Watching After Earth isn't exactly a memory you'd like to cherish, writes Sonil Dedhia.

Review: Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is a GIANT BORE
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 is unimaginative and tedious to watch, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Now You See Me is a poor trick
It starts on a promising note but soon descends into a plot rife with cliches.

May 31, 2013
Review: Yeh Jaawani Hai Deewani is totally worth it!
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is predictable but who cares? Romance is back with a bang and it is exuberant, entertaining, dazzling and worth your time, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani disappoints
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a good-looking film but lacks a good story, writes Raja Sen.

May 24, 2013
Review: The Fast And The Furious 6 is a B-grade boom
The film is achingly stupid and beyond ludicrous.

Review: Hum Hain Rahi Car Ke is best avoided
Hum Hain Rahi Car Ke is a forgettable film, writes Laxmi Negi.

Review: Ishkq In Paris is as stupid as its spelling
It's a bad film brought furthur down by a bunch of Bollywood cliches and a fading Preity Zinta.

Review: Zindagi 50-50 is a sleaze fest
The film makes a brave but half-hearted effort to depict the dark cruelty that surrounds ordinary lives of three women. It fails miserably as sleaze -- of language as well as skin -- overtakes the proceedings.

May 17, 2013
Review: Aurangzeb is VERY engaging
Performances -- especially of Rishi and Arjun Kapoor -- are the best thing about Aurangzeb.

Review: Epic tells a heartwarming story
The film is a visual delight.

Review: The Great Gatsby isn't great enough or Gatsby enough
The Great Gatsby is a good looking film but is less heartfelt, writes Raja Sen.

Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a powerful film you may not agree with
The film has its cinematic moments but is too simplistic story-wise.

May 10, 2013
Review: Gippi is both funny and embarrassing!
It's a movie meant for teens. And it has all the necessary teen masala romance, a makeover, cheesy humour and loud music, says Kshamaya Daniel, who's thrilled that she is finally, officially, 13!

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness is glorious but not EPIC!
Star Trek fans will not be disappointed for sure, with the new film.

Review: Go Goa Gone could have used more fun-gore
Go Goa Gone is a fun watch which evokes some genuine giggles.

May 03, 2013
Review: Why this 10-year-old liked Chhota Bheem , the movie
Strong characters, attractive setting and good songs make the viewing pleasure perfect.

Review: Mud is a heartwarming story
Jeff Nichols' Mud, with its lyrical storytelling, makes for a moving watch.

Review: Raise a toast to Bombay Talkies
The film is magical in parts.

Review: Shootout At Wadala is a mindless gore-fest
The film fails on all counts, according to Ankur Pathak.

Review: Bombay Talkies , an engaging ode to cinema
The film celebrates the language of cinema that permeated our system long ago, writes Sukanya Verma.

April 26, 2013
Review: Shree is a strange science fiction
Shree, though ambitious, suffers because of an over-wrought plot that is too tedious to follow.

Review: Aashiqui 2 has nothing going for it
What probably started as an interesting story idea -- troubled artists, dynamics in a relationship -- eventually got buried under the debris of random motifs from previous hits delivered by the Bhatt camp.

Review: Iron Man 3 soars higher than ever
Iron Man 3 boasts of the headiest of action setpieces, writes Raja Sen.

April 19, 2013
Review: The Croods is exciting
There is never a single dull moment in The Croods, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Ek Thi Daayan is impressively creepy
It's a highly original film in its approach and a strikingly ambitious effort for the genre.

April 12, 2013
Review: Tom Cruise saves mankind YET AGAIN in Oblivion
Oblivion, outside its spectacular, smooth surface, is only a middling effort that borrows liberally in tone and technique from just about every science-fiction movie there is, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Commando is Rambo, plus a Punjaban
The thrills are never quite there, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Nautanki Saala stretches too long
Nautanki Saala's plot seems better-suited for a sitcom episode, writes Sukanya Verma.

April 05, 2013
Review: The new Chashme Baddoor is awful
According to Sukanya Verma, it's an unnecessary remake.

Review: Sai Paranjpye's Chashme Buddoor is special
The original Chashme Buddoor is the best Hindi film you'll see this year!

Review: Jurassic Park 3D still grips you tight
Jurassic Park was a monumental achievement. Remarkably enough, the 3D version remains as towering 20 years later.

March 29, 2013
Review: Himmatwala is strictly for one-time laughs
Himmatwala may not be funny but is surely laughable and hence watchable.

March 27, 2013
Review: G I Joe: Retaliation; Chills and Thrills galore
The sophisticated action will have twelve-year olds gasping in their seats while the adult audience will be instantly transported to their childhood, says Preeti Arora

March 22, 2013
Who says Bipasha can't act?
The Bengali babe makes a transition from bimbette to Mum Incredible in Aatma. Raju Nihalani reviews the horror film.

Salaam Bombay review: 25 Years on, still brilliant!
Twenty five years on since its release, the Mira Nair film has aged well.

Review: Django Unchained is powerful, incredible
Django Unchained is far better a script than it is a film.

Review: Sona Spa is no Inception
Sona Spa makes for one confused piece of work, leaving one's cinematic sensibilities feeling similarly.

Review: Olympus Has Fallen is ambitious but banal
The film could have done with better writing.

Review: Rangrezz is a powerful social drama
The film works despite being saddled with a rather cliched plot.

Review: Aatma offers some genuine scares
The film comes across as an attempt to bring some credibility to the horror genre.

March 15, 2013
Review: Mere Dad Ki Maruti is fresh and fun
Mere Dad Ki Maruti throws up a debutant director with promise and actors who deserve to be in more films, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Jolly LLB is too predictable to be fun
Jolly LLB is funny in parts but preachiness and the need to flaunt the film's sincerity and heart get in the way, writes Raja Sen.

Review: 3G only offers cheap thrills
According to Ankur Pathak, the film doesn't make much sense.

March 08, 2013
Review: Oz isn't magical enough
Oz the Great and Powerful starts out decently only to collapse into a crazy hotchpotch of CGI-magic, B-grade horror, syrupy Disneyphilia and warped women's, er witches, lib.

Review: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns in grand style
Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is better, sharper and more assured than the prequel, writes Raja Sen.

March 04, 2013
Brilliant: Cop who first quizzed Kasab on 26/11 film
The Maria/Patekar character is shown as the first police officer to interrogate Kasab after his capture. Mahale was not happy with this scene. "I was the first to question Kasab," Mahale said. "I asked him, 'Kitne aadmi the?'"

March 01, 2013
Review: Bloody Isshq is bloody insane
The film is as bad as its title.

Review: I Me Aur Main leaves a lot to be desired
The film has its moments but falters badly with its plot.

Review: The Attacks of 26/11 gave me a headache
RGV'S version of 26/11 was truly more gory than even the real events that occurred.

February 24, 2013
DVD Review: Frankenweenie is a gripping movie
Frankenweenie scores because of its well-paced story.

February 22, 2013
Review: A Good Day to Die Hard is an unforgivable mess
Die Hard 5 is a dastardly spectacle that deserves to be lost in the dungeons of oblivion.

Review: Die Hard 5 looks forced
A Good Day to Die Hard is eminently watchable, but the stupendously weak script lets it down.

Review: Zila Ghaziabad is assembly-line garbage
Zila Ghaziabad's seemingly unapologetic disregard for authenticity, amon gother things, makes it substandard fare.

Review: Silver Linings Playbook is delightful
The merit of Silver Linings Playbook has got a lot to do with how much the director is personally invested in the film and his sense of what constitutes comedy.

Review: Kai Po Che is a very fine film
Kai Po Che works because of its earnest and very talented cast.

February 21, 2013
Review: Kai Po Che totally works
Abhishek Kapoor's clarity of vision makes Kai Po Che -- the adaptation of a mediocre novel -- so irresistible.

February 15, 2013
Review: Murder 3 has some badly-acted thrills
The curious twist in the creepy drama saves Murder 3 from being a complete misfire.

Review: Zero Dark Thirty offers up a superheroine
Zero Dark Thirty works as an action movie, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story is a confused tale
Vivek Oberoi does well in this film but he cannot save it.

February 08, 2013
Review: ABCD is the Dabangg of dance!
ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) is a must watch not only for dance lovers but also for those who like good cinema, writes Prasanna D Zore.

Review: Lincoln is a deserving Oscar frontrunner
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln boasts of a stellar cast led by two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day Lewis in the titular character, writes Vipin Vijayan.

Review: Special Chabbis is an exciting con caper
Special Chabbis is one of the finest films of the year so far, writes Sukanya Verma.

February 01, 2013
Review: Mohanlal's Lokpal is a big letdown
Even Mohanlal could not save the film with his performance.

Review: Listen Amaya is a film with a heart
Watch Listen Amaya for Farooque Shaikh and Deepti Naval.

Review: David is well-acted but underwhelming
A shorter, snappier David with a little less rambling and randomness may have led to a better payoff, writes Sukanya Verma

Review: Asha Bhosle is earnest in Mai
The veteran singer puts in a good acting debut.

Review: Vishwaroop disappoints big time
Vishwaroopam is flawed and a big disappointment from Kamal Haasan, writes Prasanna D Zore.

Review: Midnight's Children is magical, a must watch
Midnight's Children is a must watch for people who've yearned to experience Salman Rushdie's iconic storytelling in a more accessible format.

January 27, 2013
Review: Vishwaroopam is NO threat to Muslims
On Friday afternoon, as he sat in a freezing cold New Jersey theater watching Kamal Haasan's latest film Vishwaroopam, a two and a half hour long international terrorism thriller and an expensive production for Indian standards, Aseem Chhabra kept trying to figure out one thing. Why did the film offend some Muslim organisations and why has it been banned in Tamil Nadu?

January 25, 2013
Review: Race 2 is worth a watch
Tightly done action sequences, lots of glamour and one liners that cater to the classes and the masses is what makes Race 2 worth a watch.

January 18, 2013
Review: Mumbai Mirror is criminally unoriginal
Ankur Pathak feels Sachiin Joshi starrer Mumbai Mirror is one mishap of a film.

Review: Les Miserables is EPIC FAIL!
This is a monstrosity of a film, a pompous and bloated farce that uneasily straddles the line between spoof and drama, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Inkaar trivialises sexual harassment
On several occasions, the film bears resemblance to a Bhandarkar creation, when churning out crudeness in particular.

January 11, 2013
Review: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is confusing
Aseem Chhabra feels Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola starts off on a promising note but falters towards the end.

Review: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is absurdly great
Raja Sen feels the film has enough substance to warrant repeated viewings, even though it takes a while to get into its groove.

January 04, 2013
Review: Table No 21 is a game well played
Ankur Pathak feels Table No 21 should be watched for the reactive social commentary that it is, and should not be misconceived as a vigilante film.

Review: Rajdhani Express is a train wreck
Anukur Pathak feels Rajdhani Express doens't have a plot but pretends to be a racy thriller.

December 21, 2012
Review: Dabangg 2 looks all too familiar
Within 15 minutes of the film, the novelty wears off.

Review: Dabangg 2 is better than the first
Raja Sen feels that Dabangg 2 is less unwatchable.

December 20, 2012
Review: You will love the Matru Ki Bijlee... soundtrack
Raja Sen feels Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is a short album but boasts of top-shelf songs.

December 14, 2012
Review: The Hobbit is visually mesmerising
Sukanya Verma feels The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a visually mesmerising.

Review: Cigarette Ki Tarah is like music video gone wrong
Cigarette Ki Tarah is so bad, it doesn't deserve any stars!

December 07, 2012
Review: Hotel Transylvania isn't worth checking out
Hotel Transylvania is atrociously unfunny.

Review: 10 ml Love is silly but sweet
Raja Sen feels 10 Ml Love has enough to offer for a good time.

Review: Khiladi 786 is unfunny, unclever
Shubir Rishi feels Khiladi 786 is a wannabe funny movie, an assault on our collective intellect.

November 30, 2012
Raja Sen reviews Aamir Khan's Talaash
The film is well made and strongly acted but is not as enjoyable to watch as it deserved to be.

Review: Talaash tells a fascinating story
Sukanya Verma feels that Talaash is a riveting combination of sentiment and suspense.

Review: Aamir Khan's Talaash works
Aseem Chhabra feels Talaash is an intelligent film but falters towards the end.

November 28, 2012
Review: Spidey DVD is good, just not Amazing
The Amazing Spider-Man DVD leaves you wanting for more.

November 23, 2012
Review: Drama is entertaining
Kannada film Drama could have done better without the cliches it highlights.

Review: Breaking Dawn 2 is for Twihards ONLY!
Unless you're a hardcore Twihard, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2 feels unbearably sluggish.

Review: Life Of Pi is a visual treat
The film works well but could do with a shorter running time.

November 14, 2012
Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan never gets tedious or dull
Despite certain flaws the film is watchable.

November 13, 2012
Review: Thuppaki is dull
Pavithra Srinivasan says Thuppakki is not worth watching.

Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan is all about Shah Rukh Khan
Raja Sen reviews Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Review: Son of Sardaar is agonising at best
Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt's latest movie has very little to offer except perhaps a headache that could well ruin your festive spirit.

Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan 's breezy romance has weak story
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is nothing more than lovely fluff that could have been shorter, snappier but is definitely worth watching once for the man whose name appears against the bright blue sky Mr Yash Chopra.

Review: Son of Sardaar is an opportunity wasted
Son of Sardaar has a lot for the masses but it lacks a good story.

November 08, 2012
Review: Stolen is an average action movie
Nicholas Cage returns with Stolen, a predictable action thriller.

November 02, 2012
Review: 1920: Evil Returns is not scary at all
1920: Evil Returns is yet another needless horror film.

Review: Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro : The Five-Star Classic
The cult classic film re-releases today.

Review: Chicken Khurana is one tasty dish!
It's not every day that Bollywood churns out a tasty dish with the right ingredients. We suggest you taste it!

November 01, 2012
Review: Skyfall is the best Bond film in decades
Skyfall is fabulously refreshing.

October 27, 2012
Review: Talaash music is assorted, enigmatic!
Every song in Talaash belongs to a unique genre and fosters the enigma of the film's suspense drama.

October 26, 2012
Review: Ajab Gazabb Love is outdated
Ajab Gazabb Love is reminiscent of the bad films of the bad 1990s.

Review: Emraan Hashmi's Rush doesn't get it right
Why can't filmmakers, who make movies on the media, get their basic facts right, asks Rohit Khilnani, in his review of Rush.

October 24, 2012
Review: Dhenikaina Ready is fun
Vishnu Manchu comes back after a short hiatus with Dhenikaina Ready, a fun Telugu film packaged with all the entertaining staples for a family outing, says Shobha Warrier

Review: Chakravyuh is just your average action flick
Chakravyuh maintains an aggressive cinematic tone with sufficient stock of blood and action to dole, but is nothing more than an average action flick in the garb of relevant cinema, writes Sukanya Verma

October 23, 2012
Student Review: Don't miss Student Of The Year
Sanjari Shah, 18, says Student Of The Year doesn't have a single dull moment.

October 22, 2012
Gokula Krishna old-fashioned sentiment is its downfall
Gokula Krishna deals with a topic that is slightly outdated in the context of Indian society today, says Srikanth Srinivasa.

Prithviraj is superb in Ayalum Njanum Thammil
Prithviraj has given his career's best performance in Ayalum Njanum Thammil , says Paresh C Palicha.

Go see Student Of The Year NOW!
Kshamaya Daniel, 12-and-dying-to-be-13, is a young lady with strong opinions. According to her, Student Of The Year is both 'fantastic' and 'unpredictable'.

October 20, 2012
Student Review: Alia Bhatt is super cute in SOTY!
Karan Johar's latest film Student Of The Year shows the life of students. So what do the country's students think about it? Yash Joshi, 16, from Pune, gives us his verdict.

October 19, 2012
Review: Ben Affleck's Argo is a masterpiece
Argo tells a staggeringly peculiar story, and tells it with violent tension and extreme cleverness.

Review: Premium Rush is a very fast ride
Raja Sen thinks Premium Rush is a very tight film.

Review: SOTY is no KKHH but it's a fun watch
Director Karan Johar makes the film look good!

October 18, 2012
Review: Delhi Safari is a fun film
Rohit Khilnani feels Delhi Safari is a must-watch.

October 12, 2012
Review: Makkhi is a technical stunner
Makkhi is a visual delight.

Review: Taken 2 is explosive entertainment
The film is often preposterous and at times sluggish but makes for a great watch.

Review: Rahman disappoints in Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Something is sorely amiss in the songs of Jab Tak Hai Jaan. It has its moments of technique and finesse but not the soul that soars or stirs.

Review: Looper is one of the year's best films
The brilliant Looper is one for the ages.

Review: Bhoot Returns isn't as good as Bhoot
Rohit Khilnani says Bhoot Returns has quite a few nail-biting moments but ends abruptly.

Review: Chittagong is an honest film
Raja Sen feels Chittagong is an important film despite its shortcomings.

Review: Aiyyaa , what a letdown!
There is no way to find fault with leading lady Rani Mukerji but she is shockingly let down by the storyline.

October 05, 2012
Review: Killing Them Softly kills us sleepily
Raja Sen thinks Killing Them Softly shows off sparks of potential but doesn't work.

Review: KLPD is a ride best avoided
KLPD (Kismet Love Paisa Dilli) is Ek Chalis Ki Last Local set in New Delhi, writes Rohit Khilnani.

Review: English Vinglish is a winner all the way
Sridevi excels as the devastatingly unassuming Shashi in her comeback film English Vinglish, writes Raja Sen.

September 28, 2012
Review: Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a boring mess
Ankur Pathak feels Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal is a boring film!

Review: OMG-Oh My God is brave and absorbing
Oh My God is a brave and absorbing blend of satire, fable and fantasy that brings our attention to the misuse and commercialisation of religion, writes Sukanya Verma.

September 21, 2012
Review: Heroine is an unbelievably trashy film
Kareena Kapoor impresses in Heroine, but is let down by the film itself.

Review: Dredd 3D is a stunning, predictable mess
Dredd 3D is excessive and glossy and uninspired, writes Raja Sen.

Review: Heroine never rises above the superficial
There's nothing innovative about Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Fire In Babylon is explosive stuff
The sports documentary is riveting, writes Raja Sen.

September 17, 2012
Review: Barfi! makes us BELIEVE
Anurag Basu's Barfi! is like finding bliss in cinema, writes Sukanya Verma.

September 14, 2012
Review: Manjunatha BA LLB is watchable
The film works despite too many characters.

Review: Barfi! is magical but deeply flawed
Anurag Basu's Barfi! is a well-crafted script with an intriguing back-and-forth narrative but it all goes south towards the end, writes Raja Sen.

September 13, 2012
Review: Moonrise Kingdom is thrilling
Of all Wes Anderson films, Moonrise Kingdom is one of the best and much dreamier stuff, writes Raja Sen.

September 10, 2012
More jingoism, less singing in Sur Kshetra
Sur Kshetra is designed in a manner likely to create animosity and bad blood.

Review: KBC 6 has lost some of its fizz
The show that opened with it's first series weekend episodes of its sixth season, makes little effort to introduce new elements in the show.

September 07, 2012
Review: No Entry: Pudhe Dhokha Aahey is a must-watch
After a long time, a Marathi film has all the ingredients to match a Bollywood entertainer. So what, if it's ripped off dialogue-by-dialogue, scene-by-scene from the Salman Khan starrer No Entry.

Review: Raaz 3 offers only sleaze, no chills
Bipasha Basu's latest film is very mediocre.

August 31, 2012
Review: From Sydney With Love is best avoided
From Sydney With Love is a half-baked tribute to Aditya Chopra and his tour de force Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, writes Preeti Arora.

Review: Joker is a daft comedy
There isn't a single line in Shirish Kunder's film that actually works, leaving us with a film that, while commendably brisk in a 100-minute package, refuses to get going at all, writes Raja Sen.

Review: The Campaign falters with weak script
Raja Sen feels both Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, lead actors of The Campaign, deserved a better script.

Review: I M 24 is for Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir fans
The film tries very hard to critique Bollywood cliches but ends up being one.

August 27, 2012
Review: Delhi In A Day is entertaining
The film is a good alternative to the blockbuster of the month, Ek Tha Tiger.

August 24, 2012
Review: The Expendables is high on muscles, low on IQ
The only entertaining scene belongs to Chuck Norris, who's done a cameo in the film.

Shirin Farhad... review: Forty, fabulous and feel good!
Director Bela Bhansali Sehgal manages perfect casting in her fun directorial debut Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.

August 16, 2012
Review: Attakathi is worth a watch
The film is worthy of becoming a cult classic.

Review: Ek Tha Tiger is Salman at his coolest
Salman and Katrina do not fail to impress but the film could have been much better.

August 15, 2012
Ek Tha Tiger review: Snappy, snazzy & substantial action!
Ek Tha Tiger is an action-packed adventure with an endearing Salman and a roaring Kat, writes Sukanya Verma.

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August 10, 2012
Review: Bourne Legacy lives up to its reputation
Matt Damon fans may miss the actor in The Bourne Legacy. Yet, the new film in the series is excellent.

August 08, 2012
Review: Gangs of Wasseypur 2 is fantastic but too long
Director Anurag Kashyap's visual flair has just grown with each film, and this one is not just cinematically self-assured but also highly nuanced.

August 03, 2012
Review: Total Recall is engaging
The film does not try to be celebral, and makes for an entertaining watch.

Review: Jism 2 makes even sex look boring
The film is a cheesy piece of work that concentrates on Sunny Leone's assets.

July 27, 2012
Review: Aalaap is a superficial take on a sensitive issue
It is an ambiguous, confused and excessively annoying mess masquerading as a film, writes Ankur Pathak.

Review: Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum isn't a cunning stunt
The film is a sexless sex comedy.

Review: Ice Age 4 is utterly charming
The journey, risky but thrilling, is not without its beautiful moments.

July 20, 2012
Review: Tom Hanks' Electric City is intriguing
The web seires is divided into 20 episodes each clocking not more than seven minutes

Review: Picture Abhi Baaki Hai Mere Dost is amateur
The movie has an interesting premise fails in execution.

Review: Gattu is a must watch
Director Rajan Khosa's skill as a director is evident in the manner the screenplay unfolds, without preachiness or stilted dialogues.

Review: The Dark Knight Rises impresses and depresses
The Dark Knight Rises flirts with potentially fantastic ideas, but shies away from taking them to the next level, writes Raja Sen.

July 13, 2012
Review: Intouchables is a hilarious French film
It's simply a must watch!

Review: Michael Winterbottom's Trishna is magical
Beautiful shots, stunning music and rich performances make Trishna a pleasant watch, writes Aseem Chhabra

Review: Cocktail is let down by its inane plot
Cocktail has a handful of moments and a few genuine sparks, but finally crashes and burns so spectacularly that it's hard to focus on the positives, writes Raja Sen.

July 06, 2012
Review: Bol Bachchan is amateurish and silly
The main concern of the film is its leading men and their blundering equation.

June 29, 2012
Raja Sen reviews The Amazing Spider-Man
Director Marc Webb's strength as a director lies in just how smoothly he flips genres, switching between gears with immaculate ease.

Review: Maximum never quite gets going
Maximum features good actors lazily reeling off lines that go nowhere.

Review: Supermen Of Malegaon is heartbreakingly hilarious
The film is independent documentary filmmaking at its most heartfelt, most sincere, and most enjoyable.

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man is a lot of FUN!
Once Spider-Man has found his calling and, most importantly, superhero suit, the film goes all out to entertain bolstered by its spectacular 3D.

June 22, 2012
Review: Teri Meri Kahaani is charming
Teri Meri Kahaani goes through three love stories in different time zones, and yet, gives them the same finish.

Review: Brave doesn't live up to Pixar magic
The film is essentially Freaky Friday pretending to be Mulan: and both those Disney productions were decidedly more entertaining.

Review: Gangs Of Aise-Waisepur
The film may have worked better as a long and intriguing television series, one deserving a spin-off movie only after six seasons.

June 18, 2012
Kshay : Brilliant piece of work
Kshay has picked up quite a few awards at international film festivals. Yet, it saw a very limited release in India last week. Aseem Chhabra appeals to every filmgoer, who cares for good cinema, to watch this movie and support its kind.

June 15, 2012
Review: Tom Cruise rocks out in Rock Of Ages
It's like digging into a scrumptious chocolate croissant. Take out the sinful goodness of the rich Tom Cruise filling and you're left with only bland crumbs of bread.

Review: Ferrari Ki Sawaari is a feel-good film
It's a sweet film with its heart in the right place.

Emraan Hashmi to romance Katrina in next film?
Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have been approached to play Emraan's love interest in Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor's joint venture.

Review: Piranha 3DD is a D-grade Piranha 3D
We're introduced to exploitative underwater cameras but they aren't used to liven up the climax. The 3D promises but never delivers.

June 08, 2012
Review: Prometheus is a striking movie
Prometheus does reasonably well as a creep-thrills packed sci-fi thriller.

Review: Madagascar 3 is a must watch
With the summer vacations just concluding, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a film that you want to hurry up and watch with the kids before their school-bus begins pulling up outside your home again.

Review: Shanghai , a frighteningly fine film
Raja Sen : Shanghai is all Dibakar, who we must lift on our shoulders with grateful pride.

June 01, 2012
Review: Rowdy Rathore has old Khiladi, no new tricks
Here's yet another assembly-line actioner, and, for what it's worth, it's not as awful, really.

Review: Snowhite And The Huntsman is impressive
The film is an old school fairytale with modern-day sensibilities that respects the enchantment of yore yet creates enough room to accommodate a brand new definition of 'fair.'

Review: Gangs Of Wasseypur is a brilliant soundtrack
Music composer Sneha Khanwalkar has worked hard on this extremely versatile album, and it bloody well shows.

May 25, 2012
Review: Love Recipe is quite flavourless
This film nods to the Priyadarshan-style anarchy and confusion in the plot but in truth, it's more like a C-movie version of his signature comedies.

Arjun: The Warrior Prince is a must watch
The film has some great animation, and a good story as well.

Review: Solid actors play it silly in Men In Black 3
With Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin as lead actors, only very rarely can a casting call be this perfect.

Review: Yeh Khula Aasman is predictable
The film is a contrived melodrama that has random plot points strung together.

May 18, 2012
Review: The Lorax is a delightful film
The film could have been better had it been for some better animation and music.

Review: Chhota Bheem is a fun treat for kids
The animation may be just average but who cares? Chhota Bheem wins, hands down, with kids.

Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is worth a watch
What makes the film worth its while is an exquisite cast of powerhouse veterans that engage, enthuse and inspire even when the script fails to do so.

Review: Department is another failed RGV experiment
An experiment this may well be, but it is a pointless one.

Review: Mr Bhatti On Chutti is a waste of time
The film rests on Anupam Kher's shoulders but he's given little to do.

May 11, 2012
Review: Ishaqzaade does great disservice to its heroine
There is much craft on display, and some lovely moments, but the immense promise shown by the first half of the film turns out as hollow as a politician's.

Review: Johnny Depp's Dark Shadows is quite tedious
The film is quite homogeneous, with the same darkness and the same quirkiness.

Review: The Forest 's serious flaw is its characterisation
If only director Ashwin Kumar had established and probed more of the beastly side of man, The Forest could have been something.

Review: Dangerous Ishhq is regressive on many levels
There is nothing remotely thrilling about the film -- unless some exasperated laughs at the sheer absurdity of the plot can pass off as thrills

May 06, 2012
Don't be cynical about Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayate', watch it!
The idea is to wake up and smell the shit so that someday, Sunday marks a bright morning for one and all, says Sukanya Verma

May 04, 2012
Review: Jannat 2 isn't a sequel, or any good
Leading man Emran Hashmi himself seems to lose interest by the time the interval comes around.

Review: Fatso is a waste of a great idea
Ranvir Shorey gives a fine performance, one that deserved a better script around it.

April 27, 2012
Review: Tezz is high on action and style
Priyadarshan's new film lives up to its name.

Review: Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi lacks imagination
Kay Kay Menon, Ranvir Shorey and Manu Rish Chadha -- all fine actors -- seem wasted in the film.

April 25, 2012
Review: The Avengers is a spectacular hero sandwich
The Avengers is an absolute blast.

April 20, 2012
Review: Vicky Donor is a pleasant surprise
The running theme of Vicky Donor is acceptance, and embracing things without making too much fuss.

Review: Fantasy meets song-and-dance in Mirror Mirror
Like all other Tarsem Singh films, this one's a visual treat too.

Review: Hate Story is a hate crime against the sex-starved
Publicised purely on the strength of its 'erotic' content and scandalously adult themes, Hate Story delivers very little actual heat.

April 13, 2012
Review: Battleship just doesn't hit you
The film, along with the alien invasion, makes no sense at all.

Review: Bittoo Boss is a mostly amateurish effort
Supavitra Babul's directorial debut tries far too hard to be the next Band Baaja Baaraat.

April 06, 2012
Review: Housefull 2 is shamefully bad
The film redefines the level of stupid comedy in films.

April 05, 2012
Review: Titanic in 3D is a tad understated
The first two hours barely reflect any 3D and the concluding one hour is unfairly mingy on technology that plays up its re-release.

March 30, 2012
Review: Lovely is a family entertainer
The first half of the film is breezy but the second half is overloaded with sentiment and emotion.

Review: Mirror Mirror is a visual treat
The film is an utterly delightful and fresh take on the classic fairy tale -- Snow White.

Review: Wrath Of The Titans is painful and utterly joyless
To most viewers, Wrath of the Titans will appear lousy and painful.

Review: Blood Money is mindless and boring
Unless stale stories, bad acting and bungled possibilities capture your fancy, this film is much too sluggish, simplistic and boring to bother.

March 23, 2012
Review: The Hunger Games is fabulously entertaining
The film is about a barbaric reality show out of its vulnerable contestants among whom only one gets to walk out free.

Review: Agent Vinod just isn't clever enough
The problem lies in Saif Ali Khan characterisation as he fails to convincingly play a secret agent.

March 16, 2012
Review: This Means War fails to impress
The film has none of the appeal or light-heartedness of a romantic comedy nor the suspense or style of a spy film.

March 09, 2012
Review: John Carter is engrossing
The filmis not half as bad as most such movies usually tend to be.

Review: Vidya Balan rocks in Kahaani
The clever twists and convincing acting from all the characters make the film worth a watch. It is indeed Sujoy Ghosh's best work so far.

March 08, 2012
Review: Char Din Ki Chandni lacks the LOL moment
Preeti Arora feels that Char Din Ki Chandni is one giant mishmash of garish sets, guns, pistols and very unfunny moments

March 02, 2012
Review: The Iron Lady works because of Meryl Streep
The Iron Lady is much too lethargic to create the complexity of Margaret Thatcher's supremacy or match the aura of Meryl Streep's ambitions, writes Sukanya Verma.

Review: Will You Marry Me fails to impress
The only redeeming quality about the film is the complete lack of pretensions.

Review: London Paris New York is average
After Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, this one's another coming-of-age film.

Review: Paan Singh Tomar is compelling
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia takes us on a journey inside a world that few of us know.

February 24, 2012
Review: Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is a sweet love story
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya reminds you of Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin and Jab We Met.

Review: Moneyball is a winner
Aided by a sharply-penned character sketch, Brad pitt strips himself of all traces of a commercial star and becomes Billy Beane.

Review: The Artist is an instant classic
Ever since its debut last year at the Cannes Film Festival, The Artist has been showered with superlatives and it's easy to understand why.

Review: My Week With Marilyn is fascinating
Michelle Williams is the star of the film.

Review: Jodi Breakers is seriously flawed
The film could have been so much more.

February 17, 2012
Review: Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance is a waste
The film is half-baked and unfulfilling.

Review: This is no Blairwitch Project
The film ? has no spooks.

Review: Ekk Deewana Tha fails to deliver
The only treat comes in the form of Manu Rishi's brief role and visually attractive scenes from Kerala.

February 10, 2012
Review: War Horse is schmaltzy but Superbly Shot
Steven Spielberg's War Horse is a mixed experience. We would recommend it for the striking imagery

Review: Safe House is a stylish thriller
This one's a career-making performance for both actor Ryan Reynolds and director Daniel Espinosa.

Review: Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a treat
While Imran Khan seems tailor-made for his role, Kareena Kapoor is in her element again after Jab We Met.

February 03, 2012
Review: Gali Gali Chor Hai is a lame satire
The film is simply not worth it.

January 26, 2012
Review: Agneepath , less of a remake, more of a tribute
Agneepath is less of a remake, more of a tribute, writes Sukanya Verma

Review: The Descendants is a triumph of human imperfection
Shaikh Ayaz raves about George Clooney's Oscar-nominated film, The Descendants.

January 20, 2012
Karan Johar reviews Raja Sen!
Karan Johar raves about this week's movie release, Good Night Good Morning; calls it celebral.

January 16, 2012
Review: Tutiya Dil is an honest film
The film is well written and catches the viewers off-guard.

January 14, 2012
Vettai is no classic, but it is good fun
Lingusamy is one director who has the commercial formula down pat. And his latest, UTV's Vettai, is certainly among the most appealing mainstream fare he has produced so far. The story is simple. Two brothers, Thirumurthy (played by R Madhavan) and Guru (played by Arya) are thick as thieves. Only, Thirumurthy is pretty much a wimp and needs his younger brother to fight all his battles, from quarrelling during a kite-flying expedition during childhood right up to adulthood.

Bodyguard is strictly a one-time watch
Bodyguard has seen two remakes in Tamil and Hindi after the Malayalam original and all of them have been successful. The third remake in Telugu, starring Venkatesh and Trisha, directed by Gopichand Malineni has been adapted considerably to suit the Telugu audience though it is quite similar to the Hindi version.

January 13, 2012
Review: Chaalis Chauraasi has stellar performances
Skilled actors sometimes rescue a film when the script is flailing. Chaalis Chauraasi is one such film.

Review: Arthur Christmas is a delightful watch
The film could've easily been a front-runner for accolades at Academy and Globe awards.

January 06, 2012
Review: The Darkest Hour fails to make an impact
If it had allowed itself greater scope, the film might have been more endurable

Review: Players is lacklustre and unimaginative
The film is more Race than The Italian Job.

December 30, 2011
Review: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is just perfect
The film isn an exquisite and gorgeous motion picture.

Review: Sherlock Holmes 2 is a worthy sequel
Those in the need for the real, cerebral Holmes can find him in the BBC's terrific Sherlock, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (Season Two starts on the first day of 2012) but for a rollicking winter evening, director Guy Ritchie provides stupid but striking fireworks.

December 26, 2011
Review: 3 's music is more than Kolaveri Di
The Tamil film has an interesting collection of songs.

December 23, 2011
Review: Chipmunks 3 is far from entertaining
If you watch any of the Alvin trilogy, you won't be able to tell one from the other.

Raja Sen: Don 2 , both plastic and explosive
The film looks really good, but ends up being a drag.

Review: Don 2 has no edge-of-the-seat moments
Farhan Akhtar presents us a plot and script that is dull, almost boring.

December 22, 2011
Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is engaging
The $100 million film is poised to become a box office hit.

Agneepath music is quite promising
The music is an upgrade from the uninspiring music of the Amitabh Bachchan original.

December 16, 2011
Review: Pappu Can't Dance Saala is average
The plot focuses exclusively on the romance between the lead pair, reducing the other characters to caricatures.

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is fast and furious
A good pace always works in an action film's favour and Ghost Protocol adheres to this mantra.

December 12, 2011
Music Review: Players is a mixed bag of winners and fillers
After four very popular albums this year, Ready, Bodyguard, Dum Maaro Dum and Mausam, Pritam dishes out yet another album that is a mix of sure-shot winners and drab space fillers.

December 09, 2011
Review: New Year's Eve is inconsistent
The film doesn't boast of a single distinctive performance, New Year's Eve does have a warmth about it, which is largely to do with the New York setting, and that friendly feeling, fake though it may be, that occurs in the month of December.

Review: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl is sluggish and predictable
By the time the film winds down in extremely simplistic fashion, we just don't care anymore.

Review: Machine Gun Preacher is a compelling film
It's a compelling film evocative of fate and faith; never mind that it is flawed at places you wish it wasn't.

December 02, 2011
Review: I Am Singh is laughably amateur
We don't know how a film like this makes it to the theatres, without the exercise of any quality control.

Review: Puss in Boots is a fun one-time watch
But watch it without making any comparisons.

Review: Land Gold Women is worth a watch
Despite certain limitations, it's a film made with noble intentions and courage to expose people who manipulate religion in order to satisfy their petty morality.

Review: The Dirty Picture is all about Balan and bravado
In terms of creativity, the film's a middling effort. But where bravado is concerned, it kicks ass by virtue of three very strong reasons: Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan.

Review: The Dirty Picture is Vidya Balan's show all the way
The actress makes the character her own with remarkable commitment to the role. Naseeruddin Shah and Emraan Hashmi put in great performances too.

November 26, 2011
Review: Dam 999 will bore you to death
The Tamil Nadu government banned Dam 999, claiming that the film was about the contentious issue of Mullaperiyar dam and delivered a message in favour of Kerala.

November 25, 2011
Review: Mayakkam Enna is worth a watch
The film could have been better if it would have been half an hour shorter

Review: The Help shines with strong performances
The film conveys lucidly the disturbing racial injustice in 1960s America without melodrama or too many clichés.

Review: Desi Boyz and bad, bad girlz
The film is just plain disaster.

Review: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn disappoints
Supporting cast including a deadpan Taylor Lautner don't help the movie either.

November 18, 2011
Review: Don 2 music is safe, self-conscious
With the pressure of comparisons with the original off them, Don 2 offered the composer troika an ideal opportunity to go wild and inventive.

Review: Happy Feet Two tries hard to be cute
Director George Miller slaps one gimmick after another, introducing more characters than the story can contain.

November 11, 2011
Review: Oh my Friend is a feel-good entertainer
Debutant director Venu Sriram's film Oh My Friend works because of its theme and the crackling chemistry between Siddharth and Shruti Haasan.

Review: Immortals is a visual treat


Review: The Adventures of Tintin lacks imagination
There are bits in the film that work, all the rest is just pedestrian fare.

A Rockstar worth rooting for
Imtiaz Ali masterfully weaves in details that draw us in while his leading man basks magnificently in the glow of a bespoke script.

Review: Rockstar is flawed, but fabulous
The film is a heart-felt, inflexible vision of an insightful filmmaker

Review: Rockstar is more Devdas than Jim Morrison
The film tries to pose as an insight into an artiste's anguish, when it's just a candyfloss romance that even takes the drugs out of a film about a dark star.

November 10, 2011
Review: Harold & Kumar 3 is outrageous
The film is whacky and mindless but hugely entertaining at the same time.

November 07, 2011
Review: The Dirty Picture soundtrack works because of its lyrics
Barring the opening ditty, it doesn't have much to ooh or la la about.

November 04, 2011
Review: Johnny Depp shines in The Rum Diary
The Rum Diary is fascinating because of Paul Kemp's quirky temperament played by Johnny Depp.

Review: In Time is out of sync
The film never really develops into anything beyond what has already been established in the first 15 minutes.

Miley Na Miley Hum is old 1990s mish-mash
Stay away from this film.

October 28, 2011
3D Review: Ra.One could have been so much more
Ra.One is essentially a Bollywood potboiler where even SRK, the superhero acts like SRK, the superstar.

Why Ra.One bashers need to SHUT UP!
Ra.One is escapist entertainment at its finest. For those who wanted a more textured film with depth and insights, well, tough luck folks!

October 27, 2011
Ra.One review: SRK can fail too
Shah Rukh Khan's latest film offers no emotional connect with the audience even as its story flops in the telling says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

Tell Me O Khuda : Oh for God's sake...
This film is strictly for old-timers who could get a high seeing Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor in the same frame even if it is for just a few minutes.

October 26, 2011
Review: Velayudham is paisa vasool
Velayudham doesn't take itself seriously and doesn't expect you to either, says Pavithra Srinivasan

Review: Ra.One disappoints New York
Like viewers in India, the NRI audience did not enjoy the film either.

Review: Ra.One is SRK's most expensive midlife crisis
Even as Shah Rukh Khan flies over buildings, jumps over cars and even stops an out-of-control train with his bare hands, his valiant efforts to wow his audiences somewhat fail thanks to a weak storyline, some rather juvenile acting and a poor screenplay.

Ra.One : What a letdown!
Arjun Rampal is the best thing in the biggest budget Indian feature of all time, says Raja Sen.

Why Ra.One disappoints
'I wish Ra.One had more of the evil character played by Arjun Rampal. I wish we could have seen some more sparks of evil from Kapoor. But Ra.One is mostly about Shah Rukh Khan.'

October 21, 2011
Review: Paranormal Activity 3 is a much-watch for horror fans
The film is really very scary.

October 14, 2011
Review: My Friend Pinto lacks focus
See the film only if you are a Prateik Babbar fan. Else avoid.

Review: Aazaan is a wasted effort
The amount of money spent on this movie could have bought a good actor, a good story writer and a very good director.

Review: The Three Musketeers is poorly adapted
This version falls flat as a poorly adapted one and its effect is further exacerbated by second-class acting.

Review: Mod is only for Ayesha Takia fans
Out of 12 reels, 10 are focused on Ayesha in the film.

October 07, 2011
Review: Soundtrack is watchable
Director Neerav Ghosh has an eye for his material and knows where to look.

Review: Love Breakups Zindagi is predictable
It takes debutante director Sahil Sangha almost half the film to establish the characters and their foibles, their trivial eccentricities.

Review: Real Steel banks on Jackman's star power
The film is designed as a crowd-friendly project with a big, commercial hero, spectacular action sequences and robotic gimmicks and works to that end.

October 06, 2011
Review: Rascals is plain lame!
But director David Dhawan has never been the discerning sort. He painstakingly built his brand around cheesy, slapstick wit, resolutely steering clear of logic, relying on spontaneity and a cast skilled in comedy to accomplish the shtick to which his coterie of writers like Rumi Jaffrey, Anees Bazmee, Sanjay Chhel, Kader Khan and Yunus Sajawal have contributed immensely.

September 30, 2011
Review: Chargesheet is Dev Anand's show all the way
Watch it only if you are a Dev Anand fan!

Review: Force is boring
The film's complete lack of individuality or snap makes it a boring, banal, blah and bleak experience.

Review: Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is gripping
Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill fill this film with restless vigour.

Review: Tere Mere Phere fails due to its actors
Jagrat Desai and Sasha Goradia both complement each other, for appalling acting.

Review: Hum Tum Shabana is best avoided
The film is a confused mishmash of several genres.

September 23, 2011
Review: Johnny English Reborn isn't funny
Rowan Atkinson doesn't get it right this time.

Review: Abduction is an unengaging bore
The film slaps one idiotic scene after another and within minutes of its starting dissolves into a sorry joke.

Review: Speedy Singhs is predictable but fun
The film packs in a lot of laughs and tears.

Review: Mausam fails to impress
Both Pankaj Kapur and Shahid struggle, going from light and likable to irritating and implausible when the film changes gear from romcom to melodrama.

September 21, 2011
Review: Rahman's Superheavy starts off groovy but overdone
Here's the music review of the band's debut album.

September 16, 2011
Review: Jaana Pehchana is outdated
The first few reels of the film are a straight reprint of Ankhiyon Ke Jharokon Se.

Review: Rivaaz is tragically funny
Nothing in the film makes much sense.

September 13, 2011
Review: Ra.One songs are a great listen
Ra.One, with all its pomp and pizzazz, is a thoroughly enjoyable soundtrack.

September 09, 2011
Review: Watch Mere Brother Ki Dulhan for Katrina only
The film is ordinary. It's the kind of movie where everyone looks catalogue cool and beams with enthusiasm to make the events look exciting.

Review: Contagion is thrilling
Contagion is a fine example of an idea-driven film in which the performances are only a novelty, not the mainstay.

September 02, 2011
Review: That Girl In Yellow Boots is edgy
The film highlights Kalki Koechlin's courage and charisma as an actress coming into her own.

August 31, 2011
Reviews: Bodyguard is not Salman-y enough!
Salman Khan's lastest outing Bodyguard is devoid of fanciful thrills and does not offer anything unique.

Review: Bol is superlative with a larger message for the society
The film takes you in the real world of Pakistan and deals with a serious and sensitive subject.

August 26, 2011
Review: Shabri fails to draw enough drama or dread
The film is set in slums and Mumbai's dark belly.

Salman to fly to US for nerve disorder treatment
Salman reportedly has Trigeminal Neuralgia, a nerve disorder that causes intense pain in the face.

Review: Conan The Barbarian is an awful rehash
The film is second-class entertainment with zero compassion and sympathy towards its inhabitants and its audience.

August 19, 2011
Review: Spy Kids 4 is tiresome and gimmicky
The film falls into the category of hype over heft.

Review: Not A Love Story is made in bad taste
Despite average performances from Mahie Gill and Deepak Dobriyal the treatment of the film amounts to nothing spectacular.

Review: Sahi Dhande Galat Bande fails in execution
it's a small-minded attempt at tackling an issue that either the director has read only sparingly or has not understood with all its complexities.

Review: Chatur Singh Two Star is so bad it's good
The film makes The Pink Panther seem like the Godfather of slapstick.

August 16, 2011
Review: KBC 5 has nothing new except a lizard
The gamshow stays just as it was.

August 12, 2011
Review: Captain America is predictable
It's impossibly difficult to make a great film about a superhero who uses a country's name as his own.

Review: Phhir has predictable suspense
Leave your brains home, and watch this film.

Review: Winnie the Pooh is a must watch
The film is a humble reminder of simpler times where every selfless act is rewarded with a giant pot of honey.

Review: Aarakshan lacks focus
Director Prakash Jha moves away from the central plot of reservation, perhaps inadvertently

Review: Aarakshan doesn't deserve the hype
The film is less about reservations and more about education.

Review: Aarakshan is disappointing
Prakash Jha is at his most confused self in presenting Aarakshan to us.

August 05, 2011
Review: Rise of the Planet of Apes is awesome
The film has some breathtaking visuals.

Review: I Am Kalam is a winner
The National Award-winning actor Harsh inhabits the world of Chhotu effortlessly.

Review: Chala Mussaddi Office Office is best avoided
The film fails to recreate the magic of Office Office.

July 29, 2011
Review: Bodyguard music is average
The soundtrack has nothing great to write home.

Review: Bubblegum is sweet
The film refrains from becoming a victim of Bollywood's fast and fabricated version of teenage crisis.

Review: Cowboys And Aliens disappoints as a Western
The film is a coldly detached saga of men in ruthless duel with a power that can never be realistically defeated,

Review: The Lion King has never been better
The film goes far beyond the confines of just being a cartoon, and attains a much higher epic status.

Review: The Tree Of Life is a brave personal vision
Director Terrence Malick's long absences from moviemaking validate the fact that he's been working even when he's not actually working.

Review: The Smurfs is cliched and magicless
The film leaves little for it to be recommended.

July 22, 2011
Review: Singham is for Ajay Devgn fans only
The fights in Singham are long, painful and yet fun to watch.

Review: Singham is a tiresome film
Watch the film only if you're an Ajay Devgn fan.

July 15, 2011
Raja Sen reviews Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
ZNMD doesn't earn our laughs, says Raja Sen.

Review: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is fresh
The film's main triumph is that the characters are real and life-like.

July 12, 2011
Review: Go watch the last Harry Potter movie!
Deathly Hallows is a lavish film with lots of winning elements.

July 08, 2011
Review : Murder 2 isn't worth it without Mallika
Murder 2 is flat, boring and not worth talking about.

Review: Chillar Party is enjoyable
The makers successfully recreate a poignant and touching tale about the bonds children forge among themselves.

July 01, 2011
Review: Larry Crowne lacks surprises
The characters in the film are not very complex and they lack surprises.

Raja Sen reviews Delhi Belly
The film has a tight plot but most of the English in this film seems laboured and unnatural.

Review: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap is uber cool
Amitabh Bachchan is in such fine fettle that it's hard to not look past the circumstances and fall for his grin.

June 30, 2011
Review: Delhi Belly won't get a belly laugh from everyone
The film is a slick, madly crazy production that is mostly funny.

June 29, 2011
Review: Transformers 3 plays out like a video game
The movie showcases some of the worst acting in recent years.

June 25, 2011
Review: 180 is a cliche
Pavithra Srinivasan feels that 180 is one of the most stylish films of the year, but the plot extremely predictable.

June 24, 2011
Review: Cars 2 promises to entertain
Cars 2 is more than just quality animation, and it's more than just a film.

Review: Double Dhamaal , but half the gags
Inder Kumar fails to add any freshness to the plot.

June 20, 2011
Just Dance worships at the altar of Hrithik
The new dance reality show just can't get enough of the 'God of Dance.'

June 17, 2011
Review: Avan Ivan fails in execution
But the film does have, at its heart, a nice storyline with plenty of comic elements.

Review: Bhindi Bazaar has a failing formula
The film is very unimpressive.

Review: Green Lantern is a huge let-down
There's nothing innovative in Green Lantern that you may not have seen in films of similar genre.

Review: Always Kabhi Kabhi is as bad as its name
The only thing authentically high-school about this film is how amateurishly it comes together.

Review: Bheja Fry 2 is hollow and brain-numbing
Misidentifying the film's seductive wrapping to contain a bustling firecracker would be inviting dissatisfaction.

June 10, 2011
Review: West is West is endearingly relatable
The main triumph of this seriocomedy is its writing.

Review: Zindagi Na Milegi... music is delightful
The film offers an unaffected and chilled-out collectionof melodies.

Review: X-Men is First Class!
This is a film you should watch even if you aren't a comic book person at all.

Review: Shaitan is more SprayTan than Satan
Bejoy Nambiar may have directed the film but it has Anurag Kashyap's pawprints all over its treatment.

June 06, 2011
Akshay Kumar doesn't impress in KKK 4
The action-based reality series is in dire need of a crisp interface and Akshay Kumar in his true element.

June 03, 2011
Review: Hanna keeps you hooked
The film is a classic fairytale that goes on as a spy-action odyssey.

Raja Sen reviews Ready
The film is so bad, it belongs to an entire different league of idiocy.

Review: Ready entertains in bits
The film is a Salman vehicle that showcases the best of the actor one has seen over the last twenty years.

May 30, 2011
Review: SheetalBhabhi.com is ridiculous
The film is a shoddy attempt at conveying any kind of message, or anything sensible.

May 27, 2011
Kucch Luv Jaisaa is not compelling enough
Preeti Arora says Kucch Luv Jaisa is entertaining but lacks the punch.

Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 is pure awesomeness!
The sequel confirms its utterly lovable hero's enduring popularity

May 23, 2011
Review: Tree Of Life is too self-indulgent
Yet, one cannot dismiss this Brad Pitt starrer.

Review: Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya is a bad film
Director Vinayan's latest offering pulls Malayalam cinema to a new low.

May 20, 2011
Review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama could have been better
The film descends into a running commentary on why relationships with women are impossible.

Review: 404 is a must watch for horror fans
Implicit violence woven into terse dialogues helps maintain the pace of the film.

Review: Pirates Of The Caribbean 4 is just not savvy
The film disappoints because of its complete lack of ambition.

May 13, 2011
Review: Shagird is let down by its leading man
The film is a cop drama.

Review: Love you... Mr Kalakaar is unimpressive
The Rajshri fans who thrive on old world love stories might just enjoy this.

Review: Priest is not about vampires alone
The movie is set on a huge landscape, allowing it the space that epics usually operate upon.

Review: Ragini MMS is terrifyingly real
The film is immensely watcable for the cold fright it inspires.

Review: Stanley Ka Dabba is a marvellous debut
Amol Gupte brings a fabulous treat to our quality-hungry cinematic stomachs.

May 06, 2011
Review: 100 Percent Love is a cute love story
The lead actors have electrifying chemistry.

Review: Luv Ka The End is engaging, fun
The film is an enthusiastic outing.

Review: Manikyakkallu is mediocre fare
The story flows predictably without any heart-tugging moments.

Review: Beastly battles its own demons
The film could use some spells itself to come out as convincing.

Review: Fast Five has no plot but is rather enjoyable
The film is tight, uses its material well and is slick in the way it's shot

Review: Haunted is extremely torturous
The film fails at reviving the age old haunted-house premise, bringing nothing new to the platter.

April 29, 2011
Review: Thor is surprising as a film and as a protagonist
The film's strengths are the cleverly constructed conversations and the focus on Thor's relationships

Review: Vaanam is engaging
Vaanam with an ensemble cast, is a reasonably good story, with just a few minor lapses.

Review: Yogi shines in Dhool
The film comes with a perfect concoction of comedy, action and drama.

Review: Source Code is an amusing mind bender
The film chooses to go for an audience-stimulating climax.

Review: Limitless doesn't explore its full potential
Limitless is a usual fare until it reaches the twist-in-the-end finale.

Review: I AM is a relevant film
The stories are open to speculation, like incomplete bits of poetry.

Review: Chalo Dilli is an arduous journey to nowhere
The film has its heart in the right place. Everything else isn't.

April 28, 2011
Review: Shor In The City is brilliant stuff!
Don't miss this great piece of cinema.

April 26, 2011
Review: Ready music is for the masses
Check out what the album has to offer.

April 22, 2011
Review: Dum Maaro Dum is more bust than drug
Dum Maaro Dum is a very watchable film

Review: Zokkomon is another dud for Darsheel
A lackluster script and an overdose of clichéd situations turn this film into one more 'preachy affair'

Review: Dum Maaro Dum : Dum Maaro, dummy!
Dum Maaro Dum is interesting but could have been much better.

April 15, 2011
Review: Scream 4 offers nothing new
The movie has its highpoints but it stretches its movie-within-movie mask a bit too much.

Review: Teen Thay Bhai is a waste of top actors
Loud and inert at the same time, the film should be shunned simply because of how cruelly it treats three actors we should treasure.

Review: Unknown but easily understood
The film is a somewhat less satisfactory movie than its spiritual predecessor Taken.

April 14, 2011
Review: China Town has no substance
The plot takes a backseat as soon as the stars make entry.

April 08, 2011
Review: Rio is an unstoppable flight of fun
Rio is entertaining enough to forgive its refusal to soar any higher.

April 07, 2011
Review: Thank You is unwatchable
Is Thank You another dud for Akshay Kumar?

April 04, 2011
Review: Sadarakshanaay tells a strong story simply
A movie that not only throws up questions, but also offers answers.

April 01, 2011
Review: Memories in March is mediocre
The film deals with human loss and is a way ahead for those bearing the tragedy.

Review: Not a FALTU idea after all
Remo D'souza's level-headed direction keeps the film uplifted.

Review: Game is a dim effort at storytelling
The movie is an old-fashioned murder mystery at heart.

March 25, 2011
Review: Sucker Punch , Delivered
Sucker Punch does not lack for either spectacle or showmanship, it possesses that all-too-rare commodity in a big budget action spectacular these days -- a story.

March 18, 2011
Red Riding Hood is 'Blood'y bad!
Red Riding Hood fails to impress.

March 11, 2011
Hereafter makes the supernatural sound 'cool'
Without getting pedagogical or making it sound like a spiritual discourse on life after death, Hereafter uses its plot to go beyond what is expected.

March 04, 2011
Review: Maintain your distance from Yeh Faasley
It does not have the thrills that constitute in a thriller film.

The King's Speech leaves you speechless
The King's Speech reaffirms what most filmmakers take for granted, that a film should stay rooted in its culture and that its characters.

Black Swan is a must watch film
Watch Black Swan for its technical brilliance, for the manner in which the director has managed to parallel the happenings in the ballet being performed with the changes in the main character's life, and for the way it has been shot and art directed.

February 25, 2011
Review: Don't miss True Grit
While revenge and God's grace on the right-doers are the dominant themes of True Grit, one could say the film is equally about special relationships that you forge along the way.

Review: Tanu Weds Manu is charming
Tanu Weds Manu engages best if you can read in between the lines and draw your own sub-text.

Review: The Fighter is a winner
Great performaces from the remarkable cast will get you hooked to this one.

February 18, 2011
Review: Rabbit Hole belongs to Nicole Kidman
Here's why the actress was nominated for this year's Oscar in the Best Actress category.

I Am Number Four : Answer to Potter , Twilight ?
Here's a contender designed to fill the void left by the boy wizard and those chaste vampires.

Slow... but not steady enough
Kaccha Limboo is an original film with a just-about-fine first half and disappointingly weak, no-focus second.

7 Khoon Maaf review: Strikingly boring but cute
Vishal Bhardwaj gives us a film so linear, so simplistic in narrative, that it never quite manages to arouse interest.

February 11, 2011
Patiala House : Bend it like Akshay!
Watch it for Akshay's measured and matured performance and the soul stirring music.

No Strings Attached : Not fun to watch
The trailer was mildly amusing. The film not so much.

Review: Angel is best avoided
Ganesh Acharya's Angel is one more love story which will fade into oblivion.

Review: The Mechanic is enjoyable
If you are looking for a fun time at the movies this weekend, The Mechanic has the means to satisfy.

February 04, 2011
Alpha and Omega review: Too much of wolf
Alpha and Omega offers nothing to the precocious intelligence.

Hum Dono review: Absolute must-watch
Don't miss this emotionally fascinating drama that stubbornly refuses to have anything to do with filmmaking conventions.

Review: Sanctum is no Avatar
There are only fleeting moments of visual brilliance which you can count on your fingers.

Review: Avoid United Six
A lame story, poor acting and shoddy direction plagues this chick flick.

Utt Pataang review: Not quirky enough
Utt Pataang is interesting provided you enjoy comic capers with a hint of romance.

Yeh Saali Zindagi review: A twisted entertainer
On the surface, Yeh Saali Zindagi is a black comedy in a bawdy skin. And even as purely that, it's wonderfully unrestrained and entertaining with its mouthful of zingers.

January 28, 2011
Review: Skip Burlesque , go for Bollywood instead
The Christina Aguilera film just does not make the cut.

Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji : Wannabe sex comedy
The film is nothing but a silly jumble of misspent potential and hollow creativity.

January 26, 2011
127 Hours is sheer thrill
It is a film that bares its bloody teeth and grins at the end; it's even sneaked a bite out of the viewer.

January 21, 2011
Raja Sen reviews Dhobi Ghat
Dhobi Ghat is a middling debut by Kiran Rao, watchable due to its nuances but simply not interesting enough to recommend.

Tangled is damn cute!
Stunning computer graphics and feel-good elements make this a must-watch movie.

Somewhere goes nowhere
This movie is strictly for Sofia Coppola filmography completists.

January 19, 2011
Prateik wows in Dhobi Ghat
Dhobi Ghat is an unsual film but it lacks punch.

January 14, 2011
Bobby lets Yamla Pagla Deewana down
The new Deol film is certainly no Apne.

This Hornet stinks
An unlikeable leading man, his talkative sidekick and a tanned Cameron Diaz makes The Green Hornet a damb squib.

Turning 30 is embarrassing
Turning 30!!! is a collection of cliches running through a harebrained script.

January 10, 2011
Patiala House music is quite good
You won't feel cheated for having brought an original copy of this CD.

January 06, 2011
Yuvan's Musical is worth a listen
Pathinaru might have plenty of Yuvan's signature tunes, but there are moments of appeal that give some depth to the album, and veer away from his template.

No One Killed Jessica could have been better
No One Killed Jessica is brilliant but still lacks the punch.

December 31, 2010
Gulliver's Travels disappoints
Jack Black is terribly miscast, making the film a drag.

December 24, 2010
Katrina dazzles in Tees Maar Khan
Farah Khan's Tees Maar Khan is so silly, it hurts.

Isi Life Mein is like watching Balika Vadhu for 2 hours
Debutant director Vidhi Kasliwal's film is like every other Barjatya film.

Megamind : Not lovable enough
Megamind is only for those who really want to spend money at the multiplex this weekend.

Tees Maar Khan is a letdown
But the film may work, thanks to Sheila Ki Jawaani.

Johnny Depp makes a bad Tourist
This is just a tedious exercise in studio filmmaking.

Ajay Devgn gets it right, toons don't in Toonpur
The film appears to be an intermediate draft of a work-in-progress file.

December 17, 2010
Beware, this witch is going to get you!
On the whole, Kaalo scares you -- but only in bits.

Mirch has its fun moments
Mirch has its fun moments and a few laughs. With a lighter treatment it may have been a real rib-tickler.

A twisted Woody Allen fairytale!
With its chatty, disgruntled, delusional group of characters, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger could very well be a quirky animated movie.

December 13, 2010
Yamla Pagla Deewana 's music fails to sizzle
Yamla Pagla Deewana's music starts out with promise but loses sizzle half-way.

December 10, 2010
This Band rocks!
Give this unique love story a chance. You won't regret it.

Why Go Faster?
Do yourselves a favour and read a book this weekend.

One more nail in the coffin of comedy
No Problem is devoid of taste, flavour and jokes.

December 03, 2010
A ticket to Narnia is well worth it!
While the transition from book to big screen is hasty, the level of drama it generates is more lavish and breathtaking than its comparatively austere source.

Rakht Charitra 2 : Bloody Bore
Ram Gopal Varma's latest action film doesn't have anything new to offer.

A story that needed to be told
Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey is a clumsily structured, unevenly paced film, with very few good moments.

Phas Gaye Re Obama : Small budget, big laughs!
Comedy, black, white or blue, is its effective best when spontaneous and born out of erratic, whimsical reactions against a perfectly genuine backdrop. Precisely why Phas Gaye Re Obama scores.

November 26, 2010
Not beautiful at all
The film on adultery leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

Only the young die good
Faruk Kabir's directorial debut initially engages but soon fizzles out.

Muscular excitement for all ages
Unstoppable is just a good old-fashioned fun time at the movies. If that is all you expect from your weekend's entertainment, you will not be disappointed.

These retirees are extremely dangerous
If you're just interested in watching a bunch of veterans take one last shot at being action heroes and heroines, this movie might offer a mildly entertaining diversion.

Break ke pehle works. Baad all bad!
The first hour and half goes off like a breeze with its attractive opening credits, zippy pace, witty rejoinders, slick packaging and two extremely good-looking protagonists. Post-interval,however, Break Ke Baad runs out of ideas.

November 22, 2010
Why I will not recommend Guzaarish to anyone
Dr Ketna Mehta, who suffers from spinal injury, loves the film, but wouldn't recommend it to friends with spinal injury.

November 19, 2010
SBKHT: A tribute to King Khan
Shahrukh Bola Khoobsurat Hai Tu is an interesting watch for those who enjoy slice-of-life films.

Pretty vacant
Guzaarish starts off slow and beautiful, but gradually, sadly congeals into a wet mess.

November 16, 2010
Latest Harry Potter is the best ever!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, even in its unfinished state, is masterfully structured into three acts that fulfills the expectations of action-packed wizardry.

November 15, 2010
Some Tees Maar Khan , this!
Without doubt, this is a hugely disappointing album from an otherwise promising team.

November 12, 2010
There's no saving this Ramaa
If you're looking for adventure, this is NOT the movie for you.

Skyline is for the special-effects junkie
Skyline is essentially a special-effects showreel that indulges in crash-boom-bang extravagance during every minute of its run time.

The Social Network is an absolute triumph
The Social Network is a mammoth accomplishment, a feat of craft and smarts and extreme generational significance.

November 08, 2010
Why Ash wants Mallika instead of Abhishek!
At a time when hateful reality show contestants and dragging soap operas define idiot box trends, Karan Johar's amusing chitchat with his celebrity pals, though never as spontaneous as the first season, puts on a quite a show.

November 05, 2010
The brilliant beard strikes again!
Due Date is leading watchable because of lead actors.

Third time the harm!
The best thing that can be said about Golmaal 3 is that it both enters and exits your system rather comprehensively, leaving behind nothing either memorable or of consequence.

Hack, to the future!
Even in a ripoff of a true classic, one expects it to reach 88 miles an hour and bring about at least a moment of genuine thrill. Action Replayy never moves out of second-gear.

November 04, 2010
Shyamalan's Devil is not bad
The movie is well shot, crisply edited and it provides an effective shot of disposable entertainment.

October 29, 2010
Khelein Hum... has beautiful music
Listening to the soundtrack of Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, with its brimming sentimentality and fearless fervour, lends an inexplicable satisfaction that comes from seeing a movie.

Hornet's Nest : The best of Millennium trilogy
The final instalment from the Millennium trilogy is European action-oriented commercial cinema at its best.

October 22, 2010
Guzaarish : Bhansali gets it right!
The Guzaarish OST, despite its rough edges and miscalculations, tells you that this not a pompous filmmaker trying to get ahead of his game but a creative professional exploring his range and possibilities. And for that alone, take a bow, Mr Bhansali.

Hisss does not have any bite
Even Mallika Sherawat's skimpy outfits cannot save the tacky film.

The Other Guys is weird
The Other Guys is a weird little movie, sometimes mildly funny but mostly, just weird.

Rakta Charitra : RGV's overkill
Once the film is over you realise that all Rakta Charitra has been is a two hour promotional fare for Rakta Charitra 2.

John's the best, forget the rest!
It's commendable for an enduring sex symbol to make the viewer forget he's one and see him in an entirely new, earnest light.

October 19, 2010
Will Dhobi Ghat appeal to Indians?
While Kiran Rao's directorial debut can to extremely well internationally and at festivals with the right promotion, but it doesn't have much, with the exception of Aamir Khan, that appeals to the masses in India.

Break Ke Baad music: Fun but nothing remarkable
Vishal-Shekhar gives us a competent albeit repetitious score.

October 18, 2010
Soppy, Shabby, Soggy: MasterChef India disappoints
The desi-version of this Akshay Kumar-led soppy feast is too self-conscious and shabby to impress.

October 15, 2010
Review: Knocked Out of its wits!
Knock Out is just not worth a trip to the theatre.

Aakrosh : Realism, Bollywood-style!
Aakrosh is a tight film. It's dark, it's violent, it's informative and it's packed with a load of shock value which keeps you at the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Clint Eastwood's pontential sleeper hit


October 08, 2010
Crook : As Bad as it Gets
The movie fails because of a weak script and story line.

Eat Pray and Snooze!
Eat Pray Love is a long film which is often headed nowhere despite Julia Roberts' tremendous screen presence.

George Clooney at his stylish best
The American is another stylish effort by the effortlessly cool George Clooney who is also one of the producers on this movie.

Too much of Rishi Kapoor in Do Dooni Char
The actor fills up the frame and leaves little room for his co-actors in director Habib Faizal's debut film. The film manages to draw you effortlessly into 'the Duggal world' but the script lacks enough meat to keep you hooked.

October 01, 2010
Anjaana Anjaani is a daft film
Anjaana Anjaani is embellished with contradictions.

Taste Khichdi 's magic on the big screen
The big screen adaptation of the popular TV show is a complete mindless stress buster.

What Rajni can't, Rajni and the Robot can!
With the mother of all Indian movie climaxes, Robot is a frame by frame explanation of why Rajni is India's biggest star.

September 29, 2010
Jhootha Hi Sahi music grows on you
But we've seen A R Rahman make better music.

September 28, 2010
How Facebook came to be
The Social Network explores how the social networking site came into being.

September 22, 2010
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is very entertaining
A stellar cast keeps you riveted to this sequel to Wall Street.

September 10, 2010
Dabangg is for Salman fans
For those who worship the star, Dabangg is a film you simply cannot afford to miss.

September 09, 2010
Non-Resident Evil
Another sequel, another collection of disposable thrills.

September 03, 2010
No Emotion only Atyachar !
The Film Emotional Atyachar fails to impress.

September 02, 2010
Robot : Not Rahman's best, to say the least
Which is a pity, because Robot's storyline -- which seems a bit like Bicenntenial Man, starring Robin Williams -- is all about a mechanical creation discovering human emotions.

We Are Family is no Stepmom
We Are Family falls into the same genre of films such as Ta Ra Rum Pum or Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic which are purportedly about kids but it's the same melodramatic mush being dished out in a new wrapper. A sensitive, real film such as Stepmom has been turned into a cliched Bollywood potbroiler.

August 30, 2010
Anjaana Anjaani has a zingy score!
For all its aspired sweetness, Anjaana Anjaani's USP lies in its dynamic substance and stylish oomph.

August 27, 2010
Avatar: Wait for the DVD
For those who are wondering whether to make the trip to the theatres to watch Avatar's re-release or just wait for the DVD or Blu-ray versions, the latter seems a better option.

Avoid Hello Darling at all cost
The film is riddled with pithy, half-baked situations, dialogues laced with sexual innuendoes and downright in-your-face vulgarity. Run far far away from this one.

Antardwand is a film about real people
More than a social drama, Antardwand is actually a thriller merely because it's impossible to predict which direction the film will take. Thankfully, the film does not end in 'Bollywood' style.

August 26, 2010
Aashayein : Not compelling enough
Aashayein has a unique story that starts with good intentions, but eventually the treatment amounts to nothing spectacular.

August 20, 2010
Watch And Once Again for the players
If romantic melodramas are your cup of tea, this film is perfect for you.

Lafangey Parindey lacks spunk
The indispensible rawness that defines some of the coolest portrayals of the roguish hero by the likes of Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Aamir Khan, is missing from Pradeep Sarkar's latest offering, Lafangey Parindey.

August 13, 2010
The Expendables is undependable
The best reason to watch this movie is nostalgia. That is also the worst reason to watch it because memories once sullied can never be repaired.

Peepli [Live] : Best film of the year!
Peepli [Live] is a well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented creation that hasn't negotiated its wry vision for big screen.

Help could have been edgier
Despite average performances from Bobby Deol and Mugdha Godse, much of the credit goes to the production team.

August 09, 2010
Not good enough!
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are known to devise penetrating score with memorable results like Tanhayee (Dil Chahta Hai), Maa (Taare Zameen Par), Kitni baatein (Lakshya), Kal Ho Naa Ho (KHNH). But barring a couple of heartfelt creations, their effort in We Are Family is nowhere close to this afore-mentioned legacy.

August 06, 2010
Far from Despicable
Despicable Me's strength is good old fashioned storytelling -- excellent characters, attention to detail and a journey that is just pure fun.

Predators is predictable
Predators is totally a guy's movie filled with grisly violence and foul language of a level we are all familiar with.

Love the fashion, the girl not so much
Beautifully shot and packaged with a fabulous soundtrack and superlative ensemble cast, Aisha, quite often, gets caught up in a self-created tangle of brand-led vanity to ever let one get acquainted to its leading lady.

July 30, 2010
Buy a ticket for Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai . Now!
The movie has everything going for it. A total paisa vasool film!

Eclipse : For Twihards only!
The saga of conveying eternal desire by means of overwhelming looks, quivering lips and picture-perfect kisses continues in Eclipse, the third edition of the Twilight mania.

July 26, 2010
Not even Urvashi can save Sakudumbam Shymalahymala
Sakudumbam Shyamala tries to cash in on Urvashi's comic image but becomes repetitive and boring.

July 24, 2010
The new Anandi has a different charm
After the five year leap, television show Balika Vadhu takes an interestng turn.

July 23, 2010
Impressive lead cast in Nam Areal Ondina
Kannada film Nam Areal Ondina tells a realistic love story.

Khatta Meetha is only part-funny
The film, promoted as the R K Laxman-inspired voice of common man, is more Bollywood than comic strip.

Maryada Ramanna is fun
Director Rajamouli sure has a winner on his hands.

Salty Adventures
If you're in the mood for an action spectacle that rarely ever lets up and is very content to blow up, kick down or punch out every thing that stands in its way, Salt might be an amusing little diversion for you.

July 21, 2010
Lafangey Parindey music is irresistibly whimsical
From glassy moments to grungy fervour, the soundtrack has it all.

July 19, 2010
Inception: Suave, profound and questioning
What makes this film work is its powerful conceptualization: A sundry ride into the uncharted arena of human mind.

Apoorvaragam is disappointing
Apoorvaragam -- Sibi Malayil's much anticipated film is worth your time only for the effort of the youngsters, otherwise a disappointment.

Subhapradam is jaded
K Vishwanath's Subhapradam is disappointing on account of its lack of a proper storyline.

Malarvadi Arts Club is a promising venture
Malarvadi Arts Club shows promise and does bring a smile on viewer's face.

July 16, 2010
Udaan is sheer joy to watch!
Udaan is an enriching cinematic experience.

Inception : A sure blockbuster
Inception will should best film and best director nominations for the Academy Awards. Deservedly.

Tere Bin Laden : A brilliant satire
Tere Bin Laden is free of drama and emotion. And it works.

Lamhaa : One of the Best Kashmir films so far
Parzania director Rahul Dholakia aces once again in his take on Kashmir.

July 14, 2010
Finally, Idol gets a long-awaited elimination
This week, Tia Kar was asked to leave.

July 09, 2010
Milenge Milenge is a tedious watch
The Facebook generation will have no patience for this Satish Kaushik-style pandemonium.

Madharasapattinam is worth a watch
Madharasapattinam is a splendid effort in CGI, but falters in the story department.

Red Alert is laughably implausible
This week's release starring Suniel Shetty is a somewhat naïve attempt at resolving the age-old Naxalite issue.

Amit Trivedi weaves casual magic with Aisha
The music of Sonam Kapoor-starrer Aisha rocks.

Girl Who Played With Fire is thrilling
The Girl Who Played With Fire, based on the novel, is appealing.

Cruise Control
Tom Cruise's Knight and Day fail to impress.

July 02, 2010
Are Imran-Sonam another SRK-Kajol in the making?
It's the duo's collective persona and their free-flowing chemistry that makes all the difference in I Hate Luv Storys.

June 30, 2010
The Last Airbender is boring
It sure looks like it because his latest effort, The Last Airbender is not that entertaining.

June 25, 2010
You'd be a fool to miss Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 has all the earlier elements of part one and two combined with stunning visual effects, touching dialogues and a brilliant background score.

Still Lethal, still Mel
The movie is an all-Gibson experience.

Mr Singh Mrs Mehta is refreshingly different
Despite its flaws and all the hype about nudity, the movie gives us a refreshing take on extra-marital liaisons.

A Plan Comes Together
If you've been craving a good time at the movies watching an action adventure, The A-Team is a good bet for you this weekend.

June 18, 2010
Vikram's Raavanan is better, as is Prithviraj's Dev
Saisuresh Sivaswamy discovers that you can take a Tamil director out of Tamil Nadu, but you can't take Tamil Nadu out of him.

Raavan is unforgivably boring
Raavan's deadliest sin isn't in the clumsy dialogue, hammy acting or lame, oversimplified adaptation but in that it fails to engage us.

Raavan is Mani, Abhi, Ash's best work
Strong performances, brilliant use of technology, stunning cinematography and incredible direction make Raavan a must-see.

June 14, 2010
Lilting moments of heart & hurt
After dishing out breezy compositions for Bas Ek Pal and The Train, composer Mithoon flexes his skills to helm the soundtrack of Lamhaa around Saeed Qadri and Amitabh Varma's feverish lyrics.

June 11, 2010
Sex gone bad in Middle-eastern city
The film, in spite of its leading quartet's reliable charms, rambles on and on like those relentless servings of yam in Samantha's direction -- an ordeal not even the craziest fashionista would want to endure no matter how exciting the contents inside those numerous Dior and Louis Vuitton shopping bags.

Too many men, too little merry
Russell Crowe, performing stoically as the dour Robin Hood, decides to leave his belt un-swashbuckled and his charm at home. The result is a folk hero who plods through a heavyhanded costume drama that really has nothing new to offer.

Simply enjoy this Karate Kid
Watch this movie for Jackie Chan's restraint, Jaden Smith's budding star power and the interestingly staged action sequences.

June 10, 2010
Himesh is back with Kajraare
His fans will be happy to know that, of the album's 7 original songs and 4 remixes, a couple of the tracks are fabulous.

June 09, 2010
When girls took on the boys
A recap of what transpired on Indian Idol.

June 04, 2010
Not scary enough
The movie becomes too predictable.

Politically incorrect
Prakash Jha's films, while often flawed nearing the end, usually provide some sort of grass root insight; this one pretty much dares you to take it seriously. Don't even try.

Scorsese's Island
This is a movie only for Scorsese completists.

May 31, 2010
Vishal-Shekhar add zing to I Hate Luv Storys
Composer duo Vishal-Shekhar signs up to infuse the right blend of zing and freshness to their young romance.

May 28, 2010
Prince Of Persia : The Sands Of Timepass
There's not a moment to quote or a scene to hold on to, but the fun of this film -- much like in the game -- is in the relentless pace, in the 2 hours packed back to back with action.

Singam , the mother of all masala films
The Tamil movie is an unapologetic, entertainer and has Suriya in every frame. Lovers of commercial potpourri will definitely get their money's worth.

Not for everyone
This is neither a fun movie nor a gore-fest.

May 26, 2010
The best of Pritam and a shocking elimination
Overall it was a musical week at the Indian Idol stage with the contestants singing the best of Pritam numbers.

Indian-Mexican Bhelpuri with Salsa Sauce!
Don't miss reader Prakash Gowda's hilarious take on the Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori starrer.

May 21, 2010
Shrek Forever After , not just for kids
Get ready for an enjoyable ride.

A beautiful fraud
The movie, which despite its slick image and incredibly beautiful stars is not what it claims to be. It's not a great action movie. Not a great love story. Not even a noteworthy Indian contribution to global cinema.

Kites , a trainwreck in slow-motion
Kites starts off well enough, but loses itself in a mess of superficiality, which would have been just fine if the film wasn't also masquerading as operatic drama.

May 14, 2010
Bitter sweet moments
Robert Pattinson shines in this movie which has a lesson you're not going to easily forget.

Stay away from Bum Bum Bole
The film is a must-watch for Darsheel fans but they must be prepared to suffer. And everybody else must keep away!

Take the kids
Despite some snags, Hanuman is an endearing character and kids will love him.

Plan Falls Apart
Despite a clever enough concept, nothing about this Jennifer Lopez starrer makes an audience member feel like they are actually watching a movie.

May 10, 2010
Is Badmaash Company really THAT bad?
Sethi's directorial debut starts out with cocksure confidence and zing but soon runs out of mischief, bonhomie, wizardry and pretty much everything else.

May 07, 2010
The Last Song is pure mush
But if tearjerkers aren't your first option it's best to stay away from this Miley Cyrus starrer!

When did Badmaashi get this boring?
Badmaash Company is an unimaginably boring film that is so amateurish it hurts.

That Magnificent Man In His Flying Machine
The first film gave us the backstory and this sequel packs in, some might feel, far too much gravy for one film. But this is Iron Man, and he writes his own hyperactive ticket. So buckle up and keep your eyes open.

It's not such a Wonderful Afterlife after all
The film quickly drifts into the absurd and unbelievable, and stays there throughout, with a plot riddled with inconsistencies and gaps that otherwise would be fatal if Chadha hadn't set out to be so self-mocking.

April 30, 2010
Gags that'll make you gag
The director of Heyy Babyy is an offensive humourist, and while there might not be anything wrong with that approach per se, he tries far too hard to forcibly inject consistently lame humour from every pore of his film.

Gags that'll make you gag
The director of Heyy Babyy is an offensive humourist, and while there might not be anything wrong with that approach per se, he tries far too hard to forcibly inject consistently lame humour from every pore of his film.

Way slower than 88 miles per hour
This is a paean to cinema of the 80s, a buddy movie, and a time travel comedy, all rolled into one mad package. It doesn't succeed in either genre, and overstays its welcome thanks to its pottymouth, but it does have its moments.

April 26, 2010
Raavan 's music is exquisite
Rahman stays true to the element of Ratnam's vision as there's never any attempt to show off or introduce unnecessary elements.

April 23, 2010
City of Gold is not for everyone
Do watch this film if you enjoy slice-of-life films. But if candy floss cinema is your cup of tea, then it's best you keep away.

False Bounty
There is zero chemistry between the two leads and nothing about the plot even suggests that much thought went into it.

April 16, 2010
A school full of stereotypes
The movie has its heart in the right place. Unfortunately everything else is not.

Too much noise
The happenings in this movie are not as scary as the notion that producers are repeatedly funding movies like this.

April 09, 2010
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai could have been a gag fest
Jacqueline's Tara could be a keeper if only the movie wasn't so intent on turning her into a love-struck Barbie. Ditto for the movie.

Prince , the last word in absurdity
This action movie is nothing but old wine in a new bottle.

The Japanese Wife is beautiful but bland
The film seems too brief and simplistic for a full-length feature, and most of this film passes by with such unhurried lack of necessity that it really doesn't matter if you're looking at the screen or not. It's very pretty, but most of it is unfortunately very pretty wallpaper.

Don't miss The Hurt Locker
Check this movie out on a cinema screen near you because if you don't, you won't have anyone else to blame when the quality films fail to grace our movie screens in the future.

Zone of Lies
There isn't much about Green Zone that classifies it as a must-have cinematic experience.

Date Night Shenanigans
A simple case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a whirlwind of misadventure that involves car chases, breaking-and-entering, interactions with a hunky ex-client who happens to have access to some cool gadgets, a hot woman, some fast cars and much much more.

April 02, 2010
Review: April Fool is a blatant copy of Bheja Fry
Don't miss this review.

Review: Nothing vintage about Sadiyaan
Sadiyaan actually feels as long as its title for Kanwar not only rakes an old-fashioned subject, his treatment is outmoded too.

Nothing entertaining about this Paiyya
Karthi's Paiyya has a peppy beginning, but fails to deliver.

Tum Milo... is an interesting idea, nothing more
Watch the film is you are a Nana Patekar or Dimple Kapadia fan.

Review: Pankh is a courageous film
Pankh is not for the feeble. The director sets out to shock, scandalise, repulse and disgust you. If you are prepared for this then take a chance. Don't say we didn't warn you.

The Great Indian Butterfly is an honest attempt
A must for Sandhya Mridul fans or those who thrive on tales of marital strife. For the rest there's always IPL.

Review: Flash Of The Titans
Watch Clash of the Titans if you're in the mood for mindless fun are not bothered by patchy special effects.

Review: Boundless Ocean
Leaving Home - The Life and Music of Indian Ocean will rejuvenate you.

April 01, 2010
Sura 's music is for Vijay fans
Sura, like every other Vijay album has all the ingredients that will make his fans insanely happy -- and a couple of numbers that have a broader appeal, despite the remix value.

March 31, 2010
Worth a watch
The Telugu movie by Gunasekhar dwells on arranged marriage and tradition.

March 30, 2010
Smooth like a bird's flight
Rajesh Roshan's score stays true to his tangent, traditionalist style while embracing modern sounds that impart the movie its smooth flight and soaring touch.

March 29, 2010
Pramaani fails!
The Malayalam movie is very similar to Madampi but does not have its emotional punch.

Go watch Just Pass !
This college flick needs to be commended for its narrative technique and soothing music.

March 26, 2010
In Ghost House Inn has nothing new to say
Director Lal's much awaited Malayalam film has nothing new to say.

Angadi Theru is a must-watch!
Credit goes to Vasantha Balan for coming up with this realistic Tamil movie without getting caught in cliched situations; for sticking a camera into reality and capturing a slice of life.

Maro Charitra lacks soul
This Telugu remake is no patch on the Tamil original that starred Kamal Haasan.

Hum Tum Aur Confusion
The premise of Hum Tum Aur Ghost has its heart in the right place. But the script doesn't evolve from one scene to the other. It resembles a car that lurches forward again and again moving a few feet ahead before it comes to a slow and agonizing halt.

Best avoided
There have been many films made on rape and sexual violence. Most of them hope that depiction of violence will help to titillate the audience. Mittal Vs Mittal also sets out with this objective but the audience is more likely to get repulsed than titillated.

All's well that ends with a well
This is a film for hardcore Boman Irani and Shyam Benegal fans.

March 22, 2010
Thanthonni is a disappointment
The story line of this Malayalam film is too jaded to merit a dekho.

Stay away from Yaagam
This Telugu film is rather unexciting.

Nayakan is interesting
This Malayalam film not only grabs your attention by its originality of premise or treatment but by its sincerity as well.

Mundhinam Parthene is worth watching
The Tamil movie is a mild, romantic love story that's a near-perfect portrayal of life in Chennai's IT sector.

March 19, 2010
Swayamvara is time pass
The Kannada movie is okay for a one time watch.

Kacheri Arambam is a silly entertainer
Super Good Movies' Tamil movie is a no-holds barred masala potpourri. Give your brains a rest and enjoy the silliness.

Go, get scared!
Those looking for chills won't be disappointed.

Lahore is mostly watchable
The movie redeems itself somewhat by intently playing on the paradox of pacifist intentions realised in the face of a seriously hostile sport.

Love Sucked Dry
Dibakar Banerjee's movie is bleak, bittersweet, funny and markedly unglamorous, and yet you come out humming the theme tune, your head blown clear off your shoulders.

A mixed bag of zippy and wishy-washy
A mixed bag of zippy and wishy-washy, there's nothing full-filling about this House.

The Bedtime Story of Eli
If you are a die-hard Denzel Washington fan who must watch everything the man has been in, wait for this movie on DVD.

March 12, 2010
Aakasa Ramanna falters in execution
Apart from the Telugu film's new narrative style, there's nothing much going for it.

Alice doesn't live here anymore
The new Alice In Wonderland -- not a patch on Disney's 1951 animated classic of the same name.

Mostly right!
Although the movie preaches a little bit it does keep you entertained and engrossed.

March 08, 2010
Thambikku Indha Ooru is ridiculous
This particular wannabe star puts on a no-show.

March 05, 2010
Ponyo , delighting adults and kids
Ponyo reconfirms Miayazaki's genius as a writer and director.

A long and winding ode
This is a casual drive, short enough to not mind, long enough to leave you slightly tired.

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge is a fun watch
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge is a lighthearted entertainer that tickles your funny bone.

February 26, 2010
Teen Patti : Just one big bluff
Teen Patti is worth a watch just for Amitabh Bachchan and Ben Kingsley.

The Princess and the Frog is delightful
You don't have to be an amphibian or royalty to enjoy the enchantment of fairy tales or the power of a well-meaning kiss.

February 25, 2010
Lots of static!
Films like Karthik Calling Karthik are all about winding up right. This one fails to make a connect.

February 22, 2010
Sufi Paranja Katha is subtle and brilliant
The latest Malayalam venture by National Award winning director Priyanandanan is about life, which goes beyond any religious dogma or faith.

February 19, 2010
Smile, click, get scared
When it comes to horror, Ram Gopal Varma and Vikram Bhatt have nothing on Sangeeth Sivan.

Vishnuvardhan scores with Aptharakshaka
Late Vishnuvardhan's 200th Kannada film is thrilling and entertaining.

Percy Jackson... will surely steal your heart
It's no Harry Potter but still worth a watch.

Toh baat sucky
Tabu herself can't help being a good actress. But she clearly doesn't have the wherewithal to rescue a script this weak.

February 15, 2010
Take your family for Crazy Kutumba
This Kannada road movie has its moments.

Aagathan is mediocre
The much talked about reunion of director Kamal and his protege Dileep is mediocre.

February 12, 2010
Yes, he Khan
My Name Is Khan is a film that will have the galleries cheering and making sure there aren't many dry eyes in the house.

My Name is Khan. And I could have been better
The movie does not live up to its entire potential.

February 11, 2010
SRK, Kajol ace in MNIK
Don't miss the review of My Name Is Khan.

February 05, 2010
Striker scores
An interesting film with a lot on its mind, the movie isn't comfort cinema, but watch it anyway.

February 01, 2010
Avoid Senior Mandrake
Malayalam film Senior Mandrake is very tacky.

January 29, 2010
Watch Porki only for Darshan
Too much violence make this Kannada movie palatable only to fans of the actor.

Here's why you should watch Harishchandrachi Factory
Director Paresh Mokashi deserves a pat on his back for making such a low budget film with such great actors, and such interesting direction.

The horrors of Rann
Run far, far away from this misleadingly titled battlefield of boredom.

Blind Side : A Sandra Bullock vehicle
Bullock finally gets a character that she can sink her teeth into. And she does her part commendably.

An idyllic tale of love and lies
Comfortable in its capricious skin, the movie -- a tricky and moody tale of a whimsical trio caught in twisted circumstances -- gets even more complicated owing to the impulsiveness of heart.

January 27, 2010
Udaan gives desi rock a boost
Overall, this is a pretty neat album by Prayag, a Hindi indie rock band, that throws in the odd surprise.

January 25, 2010
Abhishek Bachchan is no Big B
The actor has never been known for his showmanship, unlike his father who's quite seasoned on stage.

January 22, 2010
The Barbarian Perversions
The movie starring Salman Khan and Zarine Khan is so dated it hurts.

Just let your heart sing
This is a film children should all be encouraged to watch.

January 19, 2010
Karthik Calling Karthik music is easy on the ears
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy deliver an album of songs trying really hard to come across as real easy -- listening, that is.

January 15, 2010
This Porkkalam is a dud
Bharani Minerals' Tamil movie has all the right ingredients of an epic but leaves no impact.

School of Schlock
A nothing movie with flashes of heart, Chance Pe Dance is a slow, indulgent watch.

Paranormal Activity is scarier on DVD
Check out the DVD verdicts of Paranormal Activity, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs and The Hurt Locker.

January 13, 2010
Adurs is NTR's show all the way
The actor is excellent in a double role in this Telugu film directed by V V Vinayak. The film revolves around the story of twins separated at birth and is quite a hotpotch of different films.

January 08, 2010
Hot Priyanka's harmless romance
You gain nothing, lose nothing by watching Pyaar Impossible.

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Sherlock-Man!
Guy Ritchie brings us a film that -- despite character names and even lines of dialogue contextlessly scattered throughout -- has precious little to do with the original.

Dulha Mil Gaya ... and then what went wrong?
Even Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita couldn't save this tacky film.

January 07, 2010
MNIK music: Not fancy, yet very likable
The music has strong Sufi flavours and is very melodious.

Nothing new about Kutty 's music
The Tamil album follows Devisri Prasad's pattern to the hilt, with many rehashes from his previous numbers.

December 31, 2009
Stay away from Accident on Hill Road
Accident On Hill Road is a pathetic excuse for a film.

December 29, 2009
3 Idiots: Hard luck, Chatur!
3 Idiots is definitely much more than a movie.

December 28, 2009
What made Mammootty take up Chattanmbinadu ?
It looks like the law of averages has caught up with Mammootty, whose last few outings before Chattanmbinadu were very good.

Balam's screenplay lets it down
If only director Muralikrishna had used his cast in a solid screenplay instead of wasting them all.

Raam is a good family entertainer
The story does not have any novelty, but it has elements of romance, comedy and action blended perfectly with family values.

Odippolama is quite entertaining
It might not be brilliant cinema but it's a reasonably entertaining film.

December 24, 2009
Three Idiots, Two Stars, One Missed Opportunity
Raja Sen reviews Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots.

December 23, 2009
3 Idiots eyes box office gold
3 Idiots has so much promise and it holds on to that every so often during its nearly three-hour long run. But as often happens in Bollywood, ambitious projects led with good intentions, and packaged neatly with a ton of talent and smart brains, are compromised.

December 21, 2009
Kandhakkottai : Could have been good
Had the director kept up with the initial momentum, this one would have turned out to be a light-hearted entertainer.

December 18, 2009
Originality impossible
On the surface, the creations are mostly spunky, sunny and melodic pop. Dig deeper and you'll notice how 'inspired' this album sounds.

Vettaikkaran is for Vijay fans
This Tamil movie has lots of masala but no logic.

Salman's Veer soundtrack is laudable
Sajid-Wajid's music in this film is better than what we've seen from them so far.

And then the lord created Avatar ...
James Cameron, the man who made Aliens and Terminator 2, clearly can still choreograph action better than anyone else in the world.

December 15, 2009
Avatar is a must watch
James Cameron has proved once again that he's one of the best directors there is.

December 11, 2009
Plane and simple
Comfortable in its own skin, the film never tries too hard, and while it takes a little while to really get going, it completely eschews glitz and bling -- never an easy thing to do, moreso considering the hero's the hottest property in town.

Must Watch DVDs: Harry Potter 6, G-Force
The DVDs have a cool range of extras as well.

The Princess And The Frog is a must watch
While James Cameron's Avatar is expected to be one of the biggest hits of the year, one should not be surprised if Princess And The Frog is close behind it.

New Moon lacks soul
Strictly for Twihards.

December 08, 2009
Rocket Singh 's music is no great shakes
Fifteen tracks, but nothing to really make this CD worth buying.

December 04, 2009
Radio: Very complicated
Himesh Reshammiya's Radio is very disappointing.

Watch Paa for Auro
Exquisite performances from its lead and supporting cast make Paa a must watch despite some flaws.

November 27, 2009
De Dana Don't
Priyadarshan attempts to stitch together this ragtag quilt in his usual style, ending up with a stupidly elaborate monstrosity.

November 26, 2009
The Road , bleak but touching
There's much to discuss after watching this slow-moving and yet taut, intelligent and immensely moving film.

November 20, 2009
The Up DVD is a must-have!
A heartwarming fable from Pixar, the movie follows in the tradition of Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc, among the very best of Pixar.

Kurbaan is bloody smart!
The Saif-Kareena starrer leaves a strong impression on you, whether you like it or not.

Love rules
Had it not been for the perfect casting of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella, the film based on Stephanie Meyer's bestseller wouldn't have been so popular with tweens and teens the world over.

November 17, 2009
Paa has artistic music
Somehow, you get the feeling as if there is something missing in all this show of wizardry.

November 13, 2009
Tum Mile is engaging
The film's true strength lies in the combined appeal and compelling performances of Emraan Hashmi and Soha Ali Khan.

Apocalypse of Cliches
This Hollywood flick is lazy, lazy filmmaking completely lacking in character, humour or entertainment.

November 11, 2009
3 Idiots : Short 'n' sweet soundtrack
3 Idiots isn't for the ready-steady-go listener. But its curious tunes are bound to grow on you.

November 09, 2009
Music is not the USP of De Dhana Dhan
The soundtrack of the film fails to live up to its bonanza title.

November 06, 2009
Stranger than fiction
The first star is for Amruta's looks and the second for explaining the viewers the whys and hows of this stranger than fiction Marathi film.

Ice Age 3 DVD is a fun watch
People, who are watching it for the first time, will enjoy it too. But to enhance the pleasure, see the first two films on DVD, and then watch this triumphant addition to the series.

All you need is Prem
Watch it through 80s-tinted glasses and you'll have an absolute ball.

Jailhouse Mock
Jail is a formulaic, below average Bollywood headache, slowed down to lugubrious dullness.

October 30, 2009
Zorro all set to win new audiences
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment's Zorro, the fully restored and complete first and second season episodes, are a treat to watch.

Aladin lacks charm, wizardry and mystique
Sujoy Ghosh dishes out a half-hearted hocus-pocus mix of old world lore with contemporary indifference, sloppy trips to the flashback and awkward bursts of forced sentimentality.

London Dreams needs a reality check
You may like London Dreams for its beautiful frames, some paisa-vasool moments between Salman and Devgn, a good background score and catchy songs. For the rest, you need willing suspension of disbelief.

October 29, 2009
Michael Jackson's final curtain call
This Is It is a unique experience, especially for those who never got to watch the man in concert.

October 23, 2009
Cyrus Broacha's comedy disappoints in Fruit and Nut
Here's our advice: Skip the movie, buy the chocolate.

October 21, 2009
Kurbaan 's music scores
A compact soundtrack with a mix of sweet-sounding and soul-stirring melodies to offer, Kurbaan is worth sacrificing a few bucks at a music shop counter.

October 20, 2009
Ajab Prem's Ghazab Melody
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani works simply because of Tu Jaane Na and Kailash Kher. It is probably one of the most elegant and evocative songs of the season.

October 16, 2009
All The Best has its Lever-filled moments
All The Best isn't the perfect recipe for laughter but it sure has its Lever-filled moments.

Main Aurr Mrs Khanna lacks punch
Prem Soni's directorial debut is a damp squib.

You will want more of New York, I Love You
Shekhar Kapur's segment in New York, I Love You -- 12 short films celebrating the energy of the city, stands out above all the other works.

Blue : Blistering Barnacles!
Blue was supposed to be a thriller. But a ridiculous plot, inane dialogues and plain bad direction makes this a damp squib.

October 12, 2009
Acid Factory is fun to watch
'The actors are far out. They all underplay their parts. There is no overacting and there is no trying to achieve dramatronics.'

October 09, 2009
Acid Factory could be a health hazard
If you've never heard of a Columbian film called Unknown, you haven't really missed much. If you give this 95-minute copy of the poorly-received film a miss, you'll do yourself a favour.

October 08, 2009
Get out of this Jail
The music of Madhur Bhandarkar's latest will leave you feeling cheated.

October 05, 2009
Aladin rescued by genie's rap
Aladin's charm lies in its genie. It is not an album you would want to listen to repeatedly, save for Bachchan's rap, which makes all the right noises. Literally.

Namashkar, it is Bigg Boss Tritiya!
Bachchan's engaging and witty lines, the juicy bunch of contestants and the guilty pleasure of being a voyeur makes this season of Bigg Boss a must-watch.

October 02, 2009
Do Knot Disturb yourself with this film
The David Dhawan film is very disappointing.

Smiling with Pinki
As you walk out of the theatre, you'll wonder whether to celebrate Pinki's smile or be worried about why it was missing for six long years.

Wake Up Sid works well
Wake Up Sid has its heart in place, but it still doesn't have much of a plot or novelty to rely upon.

Tarantino excels in Basterds
When Tarantino is at the helm, he isn't just directing the actors -- he is also controlling the emotions of the audience.

September 25, 2009
Orphan: Gory fun
Actress Isabelle Fuhrman makes Orphan very scary indeed.

Girls Gone Wild
Woody Allen's movie works as a minor afternoon distraction.

Tum Mile is a perfect date album
Pritam has come up with an uncomplicated, accessible and candy-floss album.

It's Priyanka Chopra's show all the way
What's Your Raashee? is ultimately a performance-oriented film where the leading lady overshadows all. If only it weren't three and a half hours long.

September 21, 2009
London Dreams is all about the boys
This album is tight, meticulously planned and power-packed, with hardly any weak link if you don't mind the absence of a female voice. Definitely one of the most engaging albums to have emerged this season.

Duplicate takes us back to mimicry films
Lack of content proves to be the undoing of this Malayalam movie.

September 18, 2009
Man of the match: Rani Mukerji
Dil Bole Hadippa, though not necessarily a bad film, suffers from too many distractions to wholly work.

Up, Up And Away!
Rarely are the heights of emotion so effortlessly scaled in live action cinema as they are in this animated film.

Wanted is watchable... casually
Wanted is a modern-day rarity, a B-grade actioner that really doesn't spend any time trying to class up its tackiness or pretend to make sense.

September 14, 2009
Blue -- shaken, stirred and stylish
The music of this multi-starrer is as global in its influences and execution as can be expected from Rahman and the scale of the film.

September 11, 2009
All fire and brimstone
Though it suffers a bit from the lack of a strong melody or a catchy, take-home hook or riff, this album is an audacious attempt.

The Unforgettable is not quite so
The film has powerful performances and a lot of nudity.

Must-Visit District
Go for the explosions and the gun play, and stay for the message that reminds us, without ever being heavy-handed, that we could all stand to practice a little more understanding in our lives.

Picture Perfect Untruths
Worth a watch for the giggles.

Seeing Straight
This movie is way more than just girl on girl action.

September 09, 2009
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna may surprise you
MAMK's music is very Bollywood in its appeal. With the quintessential love song, the sad song, the fun and remix songs, it delivers to the brief.

A stitch in time saves 9
This is a summer action movie all the way, and one that does indeed deserve a big-screen viewing.

September 04, 2009
Aage Se Right takes a wrong turn
In the end, there's too much left to do to call this film right.

Run away from Fox
Deepak Tijori's new film, Fox, is a disaster.

Mohandas is a must watch
If you're in the mood for meaningful cinema, watch Mohandas. After all, it's time we discover the 'other' India.

Radio : Himesh vs Himesh
While the compositions do have considerable merit, Reshammiya's singing and the lyrics in some of the songs spoil the party to great extent.

Three: Love, Lies and Bakwas
There's nothing classic or sweet about Vikram Bhatt's Three-Love, Lies and Betrayal, directed by his assistant, Vishal Pandya.

I Love You, Man is funnier in DVD
The additional scenes and gags surely enhance the pleasure, making this as one of the must-see guilty pleasures of the season.

Terminal Destination
Final Destination is a movie about delivering cheap thrills in as audacious a manner as possible.

August 28, 2009
Watch Iniya for Balaji
Balaji shines in his comeback Kannada film.

Daddy Cool is not cool at all
Daddy Cool is a terrible copy of Death At A Funeral. Avoid.

Toss is a laughable attempt
Avoid Toss at all costs. It does not even deserve a star rating.

As good as Mrs Murugun's dosas, I say!
Everything from casting, art direction, styling, dialogues and music of this dark comedy about a south Indian cowboy is near perfect.

This Khichdi is tasteless
Randeep Hooda's new film is an unfunny comedy.

Kisaan is not worth the trip to the theatres
Sohail Khan's new film is a disaster.

August 27, 2009
Take This Train
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a brawny thriller with style to spare.

August 24, 2009
Sid's music is easy, breezy and bubbly
Shankar Ehsaan Loy's music from this Ranbir Kapoor starrer grows on you.

August 21, 2009
Wanted is strictly for Salman fans
This is music with a swagger. A complete crowd pleaser which has no artistic aspirations.

Kashmir deserves better than Sikandar
Sikandar could have been a good children's film, but a slew of very weak performances and overall pacing flaws drive the movie to instant forgettability.

Bringing another Toycon to Life
A lot of this film looks like it was put together by taking cues from movies that went before it. Sienna Miller is impressive though.

August 20, 2009
DVD review: Sling Blade can still cut it
The Blu-Ray addition of the 1996 movie starring Billy Bob Thorton features plenty of engaging material.

August 19, 2009
Bumpy forecast for Ashutosh Gowariker's next
The music of What's Your Raashee is a case of wasted opportunity.

What makes this Waterboy special
The Blu-ray DVD version of Adam Sandler's comedy has sharper images and clearer sound.

August 18, 2009
Quick Gun Murugan Is Pretty Good Fun
All in all, this is a pretty amusing album, one that stays impressively true to its cheesy-spoofy theme.

August 14, 2009
One-time paisa vasool only!
A passable fare but not fluffy or cheeky enough to warrantee a repeated viewing.

Dil Bole Yawn!
Pritam fails to score with this jaded soundtrack.

August 12, 2009
Very very fexy
Kaminey is the kind of film whose success we ought all pray for, because it'll prove smart cinema works.

August 07, 2009
Agyaat : Watch it to believe it!
Ram Gopal Varma's thriller makes the television horror shows look classier, more substantial.

Review: Teree Sang is no Juno
Teree Sang evokes no sympathy nor merit debate or discussion.

Entertainment's Enemies
Remember The Untouchables? This movie is nothing like it.

August 06, 2009
Phir Kabhi is signature Moitra, nothing new
Moitra is a man for nuances, and does a good job of evoking the old-world feel.

July 31, 2009
Yet another love story. Okay, two.
A harmless, watchable film -- sad, because it could have been truly special.

July 28, 2009
Music to give you migraines
This soundtrack, for Rumi Jaffery's Life Partner is weak.

July 24, 2009
DVD pick of the week: Coraline
Many reviewers are saying that Coraline is one of the richest DVD experiences of the year, highly recommended so long as one doesn't mind subsequently vivid dreams.

What the Luck is this?
Luck has too many loopholes and no drama.

Yawn at the Museum
There is precious little that is even smile-worthy in this movie.

July 17, 2009
Only music can save Jashnn
Jashnn is an ordinary film. Watch it only if you have nothing else to do.

Harry Potter gets real in Half-Blood Prince
Half-Blood Prince is definitely a film to be watched more than once.

July 15, 2009
A dark yet romantic Harry Potter saga
The new film directed by David Yates is even darker than the previous installments but it is also has plenty of teen romance.

July 13, 2009
Listless Gopi Gopika Godavari
Gopi Gopika Godavari sounds lyrical only in the title; the film is listless!

July 10, 2009
City Of Fraud
The basic problem with films that attempt to recreate the marvelous lunacy of Kundan Shah's classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron is that they don't realize that genius can't be stumbled upon via formula.

Morning Walk is refreshing
Morning Walk is a change from the masala movies churned out these days. And it actually has a plot!

Desi ghee , firang recipe
The strength of Love Aaj Kal, lies in the unhurried pace and the variety in the choice of genres, arrangement, treatment.

Tin Pot Transformers
Everthing about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel to Transformers, is louder and bigger.

Unexpected Proposal
The Proposal provides the comfort of a fairytale, updated with strippers, a little comedic nudity and bodily function humour just so that we remember what century we're living in.

Along came folly
Short Kut had the potential to be a genuinely funny one, and while it mostly flubs that promise up throughout, it does manage a few moments.

July 07, 2009
Kaminey music is a masterpiece
Vishal Bhardwaj has delivered a soundtrack that is lethally explosive. Not that we expected anything less.

Short Kut has a good groove
A very light and frothy soundtrack from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

July 06, 2009
Chick music, anyone?
Shruti Haasan's Aazma manages to push the album half a notch higher.

July 03, 2009
Yawn of the Dinosaurs
Despite spectacular animation, this third installment in the Ice Age franchise is a little repetitive.

No need for this Kambakkht Ishq
What could have been a delightful film with a gorgeous Kareena, Akshay's deadly stunts at the Universal Studios, and a string of guest appearances by Hollywood biggies, ends up a torture.

The Pursuit Of Akkiness
Kambakkht Ishq is a weak, often revoltingly cheap film that serves merely as aspirin-seller or hangover-simulation.

June 30, 2009
Public Enemies : Riveting
The film could have a good and profitable run proving once again that the summer movie scene is not confined to adrenaline-pumping popcorn films.

June 29, 2009
Kambakkht Ishq : Skip this music
Some of the songs may yet work because of the film itself, but this is a very poor album.

June 26, 2009
New York is a sham
Director Kabir Khan's new film tries hard to make a point, loses it in a weak, seemingly unending plot executed by a group of pretty performers each competing for a Worst Actor Award, and finally ends by spelling the name of President Barack Obama as Barrack.

Doggie Dilemma
The animation of Bolt is pretty good (for a non-Pixar movie) and the tale delivers enough of a message about faith and identity for it to be more than merely a kids' cartoon.

Termination Salvaged
This movie does a good job of embracing the mythology of the franchise so while fans won't be disappointed, even newbies should be able to find satisfaction in the mayhem that unfolds onscreen.

A side-splitting Hangover
It is easy to dismiss The Hangover as just another pottymouthed R-rated romp about men who don't grow up messing around, but there is an earnestness to the proceedings that takes this to say, a Super Troopers level, something that gives the movie heart.

June 24, 2009
When Ash didn't get it right
We review the latest DVD releases, in this new series launched today.

Transformers 2 : Biggest hit of the decade
The giddy, overblown, super loud, Revenge of the Fallen which is filled with pathetic sex jokes, is visually stunning and exciting in its battle scenes.

June 19, 2009
The movie that cried Wolf
There's nothing offensively bad about the film -- save for the fact that a truly awesome hero has been straddled with a truly boring film.

Who's paying these guests?
Drag queens, double entendres and barely dressed women make up Paying Guests. Brave this at your own risk.

Let's Prance
Poor music and unremarkable performances mar this musical.

June 16, 2009
New York 's music falls flat
New York's music falls flat. If you want to listen to some good music, dig into your old collection instead.

June 12, 2009
A truly dismal tomorrow
Kal Kissne Dekha is one of those films that won't suffer at all from bad word of mouth.

These brides leave you cold
Bride Wars starring Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway is vapid and inessential.

June 11, 2009
Karma : Well worth a watch
After doing the rounds of international film festivals and winning a bunch of awards, Karma releases in India today. Watch it if you enjoy short films and don't mind a slightly predictable storyline.

June 10, 2009
Rockers, rejoice!
History Rocks III compilation takes you tripping down memory lane.

June 05, 2009
Yuvah : Good action, no story
The Kannada movie has some exceptional fights and song picturisations, but the lack of a convincing story element is the main draw back.

Trek Upgrade
The new Star Trek movie promises a thrilling ride.

May 29, 2009
More Angels Than Demons
Angels & Demons is a satisfying serving of popcorn cinema.

May 18, 2009
99 is a very funny film
I have a confession to make as a film journalist. I am a real sucker for movie scenes in which actors are running from a situation and land straight into a wall, a pole or any other man made structure. Naturally such collusion would be very painful, but I find the humor in it irresistible. There is one such moment in Cameron Crowe's brilliant Almost Famous where a clueless Fairuza Balk is running after a bus carrying Patrick Fugit and she slams straight into a wall.

May 15, 2009
99 Not Out
99 is not a bad film, but it is not a good film either.

May 08, 2009
Take your daughter to the slaughter
College rock fans should all go out in droves, and older Edheads should take their kids. And sing along. Watching Dickinson finally go wild with Hallowed Be Thy Name in high-quality digital transfer and great audio in a theatre is worth the price of admission. And the rest ain't bad either.

Life in black & white
Though the director and his team deserve the highest accolades for achieving a film of this level of beauty in severely extreme conditions, it is unlikely that this film will find a mass audience. Connoisseurs of high art however will probably find much to appreciate in this sparse and beautiful black and white world.

April 10, 2009
Anandha Thandavam , not as good as the novel
The successive works of a hit-maker are always eagerly looked forward to. Will he be able to re-create the magic, or will the film fall flat on its face?

Jhossh is brilliant
Jhossh directed by veteran Shivamani, a director known for his technical skills than his story telling ability, is a real surprise. The well packaged elements in the script and the neat and innovative narration are quite impressive. The film maintains a good pace fuelling our curiosity at every twist in the story.

Savaari is engaging
Media baron Ramoji Rao's new Kannada film Savaari is the remake of the Telugu film, Gamyam .

April 03, 2009
Fast & Furiously Energetic
Cars are smashed, blown up, driven into each other and there is so much metal-on-metal action that a car fetishist should be well and truly spent by the time the end credits roll on this bad boy starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez and John Ortiz.

A Review, Written Eight By Ten
A neat review summing up what Akshay Kumar's 8*10 is all about.

March 27, 2009
Shot in the dark
Is Aa Dekhen Zara watchable? Yeah, in the sense that you don't want to strangle people involved in the making, though you could really be doing something else with your life.

Give Ek a miss
Ek is a terrible film, with bad performances, bad music and bad direction. Avoid.

Watch Videsh for Preity Zinta
Videsh starts out as a disturbing account on domestic violence but loses all objectivity the minute it resorts to elements of mysticism, inspired by Girish Karnad's play Nagamandala. It's a dangerously incompatible mix and damages the possibility of a decent movie to an outright ridiculous one.

March 20, 2009
Barah Aana : Worth a watch
Barah Aana is not as comical as the makers make it out to be. But it's worth a watch.

Walk Straight past theatres
Watch Straight only if you have absolutely nothing better to do.

Hats off to you, Nandita Das
Firaaq's eclectic assortment of actors' spring life and authority to the parts they play ensuring they are recognisable and relatable at once. A powerful directorial debut by Nandita Das.

This Aloo Chaat is tasteless
Aloo Chaat is not as tedious as some other 'comedies' that have robbed us of valuable hours of our lives in the recent past, but it still feels like a single episode of a television sitcom was stretched to feature length.

March 17, 2009
Brilliant but myopic!
It's no Dark Knight, but it's fun as hell.If you have been a fan of D J Caruso's earlier gems [Disturbia, Taking Lives), then you should definitely check out his latest crystal offering that comes with lots of eye-catching CGI and some fine performances. Seemingly, this Enemy of the State inspired saga has just the right amount of thrills, action, mystery, drama and all the makings of a summer blockbuster.

March 14, 2009
Fake and Gory!
Book your tickets for this run-of-the-mill only if you are absurdly fine with the idea of watching your favorite actors reduced to uber-cool cliches.

Brilliant but myopic!
It's no Dark Knight, but it's fun as hell.If you have been a fan of D J Caruso's earlier gems [Disturbia, Taking Lives), then you should definitely check out his latest crystal offering that comes with lots of eye-catching CGI and some fine performances. Seemingly, this Enemy of the State inspired saga has just the right amount of thrills, action, mystery, drama and all the makings of a summer blockbuster.

March 13, 2009
Don't miss Seven Pounds
Strong performances from the film's leads -- Will Smith and Rosario Dawson -- makes this tear-jerker a must watch.

Gulaal is a compelling watch
Anurag Kashyap has faced seven long years and a tremendously uphill struggle to make Gulaal, and it is heartening to see the stylish auteur throw himself headlong into a project this grounded. He doesn't completely pull it off, but this is a fantastically watchable film that scores high on moments.

Twenty-first century Parsis
Rather than being an ambitious opus designed to prove a point by a debutante director, Little Zizou comes across as a paean of affection to the people the filmmaker has known all her life. If that was the primary purpose of the film, mission accomplished. For those hoping for a little light entertainment and the possibility of leaving cinema halls with a smile on their face, Zizou might well be the perfect weekend retreat.

The old, the bad, the manly
Gran Torino tells a simple story, without many frills, and while the end feels almost like Eastwood is apologising for the trend he began in 1971 with Dirty Harry, it feels right. It feels like Eastwood -- who has heartbreakingly stated that this may be his last film as an actor -- has a piece to say, and he says it simply, even ending by raspily singing the closing credits.

Life lessons from a cowboy
Depending upon your position this Clint Eastwood movie could be the feel-good [or feel-bad] movie of this still young year.

March 06, 2009
Watch Dhoondte Reh Jaoge at your own risk
This week's release Dhoondte Reh Jaoge is a terrible excuse for a film.

Get scarlet fever with Gulaal 's music
Music director Piyush Mishra makes Gulaal shine with his voice, his words and his creativity. In keeping with the film's heady theme, this is a revolutionary soundtrack.

Bad Karma
There are some films that somehow shouldn't be called films. They don't qualify. Manish Gupta's Karma & Holi is one of these, an amateurish, horrifically written effort that further loses credibility by being dubbed really badly.

Terrifying telly tales
From the sound design to the performances to some of the camerawork, 13B plays like bad late night television or graduate school theatre. Still, the conclusion of the film and the way the premise of the spooky television show is woven into the fabric of the main story makes it all work out.

Domestic disturbance done right
This movie is a must-see for anyone who has ever been in a relationship; hopes to be in one some day; or is in one and has forgotten the original reasons for entering into that arrangement.

A tale of illicit passion
Despite the Oscar-winning performance of Kate Winslet, The Reader is still a movie that can best be summarised as 'when bad movies happen to good actors.'

February 27, 2009
Clouseau strikes again
If cheap laughs and over-the-top antics are your thing, Pink Panther 2 is for you. The rest can wait for the DVD to decide whether our latest acting export to Hollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be better than the last one.

February 20, 2009
Yeh silly hai mere yaar
Abhishek Bachchan is the weakest link in the film, which is nothing compared to Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's previous film, Rang De Basanti.

Not dramatic enough
Valkyrie could have been a dramatic addition to the canon of films made about wartime, and its many effects and implications. Sadly, all this film ends up being is an empty exercise in reiterating futility.

Historical blindness
Like most good biographies, this tale of one man (and his supporters) serves as an inspiration to us all.

February 19, 2009
Delhi-6 : Good follow-up to Rang De Basanti
Delhi-6 was greeted well by the audience. Word-of-mouth is crucial in letting the word spread when the film opens on February 20, that it rewards those who are not seeking instant gratification.

February 13, 2009
The Stoneman Murders is gripping
The Stoneman Murders is worth a watch but one wonders how it will survive the weekend, thanks to the other Friday release, Billu.

Take your kids to Billu
When Bollywood takes a crack at children's cinema, it usually does so with such condescending formulaic tripe that it's hard to sit through the forcefed emotions and the like. Billu is definitely a more sincere product, one that tries hard to keep the story and morals straight, and let the rest work on its own.

Don't miss Seven Pounds
Strong performances from the film's leads -- Will Smith and Rosario Dawson -- makes this tear-jerker a must watch.

A fun time at the movies
The all star cast makes this romantic comedy about people searching for love in all the wrong places, a fun ride.

February 06, 2009
Mere Khwabon doesn't have much to offer
The film moves at a steady pace in the first half, which has quite a few sweet and quirky moments. But the second half drags on and on. Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye would have worked better in a 90-minute format.

Devdas Learns To Rock
Anurag Kashyap's highly experimental Dev D is a fantastic visual ride. The actors are fine, but the real hero of the film is the amazing soundtrack.

Outdated!
Outlander is a sci-fi action flick with B grade CGIs, plenty of drama, romance, action and horror to make it look like a complete excuse for a Sunday family outing.

Canine Carnage
Take a loved one, take the kids, because there are lessons to be learnt about family, compromise, adjustment and love that could apply to us all.

January 30, 2009
Escape from Victory
Victory is another assembly line product, and the blame lies mainly with the director. Ajitpal Mangat is neither a raconteur nor a master craftsman. And it is his inexperience, and the subsequent inability to tell a story differently that turned the film to an unintentional comedy.

An enjoyable ride
Zoya Akhtar more than lives up to her lineage of visionary sensibilities. Be it in the clarity of her nicely-spread thoughts, the dignity with which she projects the community of strugglers and their unrealised dreams or her perceptive music sense.

January 23, 2009
Raaz 2 : Worth a watch
Mohit Suri's Raaz: The Mystery Continues alternates between horror and suspense.

January 20, 2009
Delhi 6 : It's a 10/10 for Rahman!
A R Rahman (who else, really?) makes waiting for his music such a worthwhile chore what with one fantastic soundtrack after another. Close on the heels of a deserving Golden Globes wins follows the anticipated score of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Dilli 6. Considering its impossible-to-define Chandni Chowk roots, Rahman injects the sounds of this 10-tracked album with an eclectic fusion of various genres. Bottom line: it's a 10 on 10.

January 16, 2009
Hindi Chini Why Why?
A film that makes Singh Is Kinng seem like a highly textured work of complex characterisation and nuanced writing, Chandni Chowk To China is a disastrous overbudget mess -- and it may even turn out to be the one film so weak that even current box-office almighty Akshay Kumar can't save it.

The Angelina Jolie show
The problem starts and ends with the fact that this is the Angelina Jolie show. If people didn't go to watch when it was called Tomb Raider II what chance does a movie called Changeling have?

January 14, 2009
Billu Barber is strictly pedestrian!
This album sounds like a hastily-recycled compilation of Pritam oldies, which is jarringly familiar and mostly uninventive.

January 13, 2009
Dev D : The music is different for sure
Anurag Kashyap is back with Dev D, an ultra-modern take on that old tale about a man who drunk himself dead silly for a girl. And if the music is any guide, the film holds the promise of being an edgy roller-coaster ride.

January 09, 2009
Hail The President !
There's funny-funny. And there's sharp wit. The President Is Coming is a delightful combination of both.

Slumdog Millionaire is just a masala film
The reviews -- mainly from the United Kingdom and the United States, where the film was released first -- for Slumdog Millionaire compete with each other in discovering superlatives.

Ghetto superstar
Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire is a must watch.

Seeing through Blindness
Based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, the movie Bindness is very effectively realised by visionary Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles.

January 06, 2009
Luck By Chance : The music rocks
Luck By Chance's music is aimed at the Dil Chahta Hai generation of Bollywood viewers -- definitely urban. Let's hope the movie matches up.

December 31, 2008
Australia Unveiled
Australia is still a movie that deserves to be watched once on the big screen. Unfortunately, it doesn't go on to demand that repeated viewing that drove Titanic to become the biggest movie in the history of recorded box office collections.

December 25, 2008
Ghajini: A sleek album of dark memories
By now the whole world and their unborn children know Ghajini has traces of Memento and is a remake of a Tamil blockbuster of the same name.

December 24, 2008
Akshay's Jumbo meal!
Jumbo is a fun entertainer about the making of a warrior-elephant with tons of action, lovable characters, awww-inducing moments and can-do spirit.

Hum Do, Humaare (Memen)to
I saw a fantastic Aamir Khan film the other night, one where his obsession with a pretty woman led to him being clubbed on the head with a generic looking rod.

December 19, 2008
Music to your ears
Almost like denial, Walt Disney's frothy campus franchise has never been really concerned with teenage issues or insecurities. Instead, a spectacular chronicle of song and dance with fizzy faces to match, the High School Musical package has the heart of Grease and the depth of Archie Andrews.

December 17, 2008
Rahman's magic makes Slumdog a must-have
A R Rahman shows us that he deserves the accolades for Slumdog Millionaire.

December 15, 2008
Farhan Akhtar doesn't get it right this time
His debut TV appearance Oye! It's Friday is very dull, and does not have the Akhtar slickness we're all used to.

December 12, 2008
Raaz 2 music has its moments
Music has always enjoyed an important place in most Mukesh Bhatt productions, the new Raaz, though not in the league of Gangster, Woh Lamhe or Kalyug, does have its moments.

Rab don't make them like He used to
Raja Sen advises Aditya Chopra not to make a film that feels over a decade old.

Go watch RNBDJ !
Director Suparn Verma writes that Aditya Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is one of SRK's best films. Don't Miss!

No thrills from this alien
The trouble with a remake of a movie that automatically gets tagged a 'classic' (why else would they remake it right?) is that comparisons can't ever really give audiences, or even barroom buddies, a clear sense of the relative merits and demerits of the original versus version two-point-oh.

December 10, 2008
Swing to Chandni Chowk To China 's music
Clever alliterations and Akshay Kumar in a 'spoofy-autobiographical self merged with a Jackie Chan'esque avatar - Chandni Chowk To China might just mark the beginning of a rocking January.

December 05, 2008
Oh My God...
Debutant Director Sourabh Shrivastava's Oh My God!! may not be the ideal multiplex fare, yet it does touch a chord that seems lost in the mundane life of the common man.

Meerabai Not Out entertains in parts
The film is not a comedy, not a love story, nor a family drama, or even a sports film. But it entertains you in bits and parts. And if you're a Mandira fan, watch the film!

Better than Transporter 2 !
What the franchise lost in the sequel (Transporter 2), has returned with Transporter 3. However, there is no denying that inspite of the ratings, fans are still going to flock the cinema halls.

Great cast, dull execution
Though this thriller has a good premise, it's execution leaves much to be desired. The only good thing about the movie is the performances by the veterans.

When Woody Allen played kabaddi
Debutant Anil Senior's Dil Kabaddi is pretty much a hand-me-down version of Woody Allen's much-admired take on infidelity, Husbands and Wives. A fun ride.

It's all about Brad Pitt's hair
In Burn After Reading, prepare to be bowled over by Chad, the man with a ridiculously botched highlight job. And he's played by Brad Pitt.

November 28, 2008
Go for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Dibakar Banerjee's second film Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is a treat to watch. The attention to detail is amazing.

Sorry Bhai , but Ma's the star
The film never quite decides what side of the comedy/drama line it should walk on, and while the thematic romance is set over only a few days time -- inexplicable, since we'd willingly believe it took longer -- the third act comes in a hurry. The denouement itself is a fine plot turn, a maternal twist robbed of its impact by a sudden rush to the finish line. And yet Sorry Bhai's final turn is progressive enough.

Gangster Games, London-style
All in all, this is a movie for the guys (and girls who like their men to make behaving badly look effortlessly good). Go check it out and figure out how much of a rocknrolla you could stand to be.

Payne Relief
All in all, though Max Payne doesn't break any new ground, it manages to entertain. Check it out if you'd like a quick reminder of the fun you had playing the game. Then dust off that old disc and strap on the big guns for another session of virtually shooting up Mercenaries, Aesir Security Guards and Killer Suits. For old time's sake.

November 25, 2008
Rahman goes gloriously wild with Ghajini
Putting it simply, Ghajini is a phenomenal album. You'll find -- and argue over -- your individual favourite tracks, but very honestly, this could just be one of his finest albums ever. Not just are the tracks great, but each one segues into the next with perfect unpredictability.

November 21, 2008
Yuuvraaj , 20 years too late
It's sad and somewhat embarrassing to watch Ghai try valiantly to sculpt a magnificent innings -- and miss his target rather spectacularly.

These Mirrors have eyes!
It's just that when the grapevine has it that a film is a remake of a Korean horror film, we as an audience wishfully hope that our fool-proof decision to watch this in a cinema hall becomes a frightful and entertaining cola- guzzling experience that most Asian horror films apparently have a patent on. And this is not exactly where Mirrors appallingly fails; rather it pulverizes on several levels.

Strictly for teens!
Some black humour would have done more good than harm here, making Death Race a spectacular nonsense. But, without all that jazz the movie sadly ends up tasting like fast food junk with enough guns, girls and vroom vrooms, to keep your inner child entertained.

November 14, 2008
Long Goodbye
Dasvidaniya is not the worst thing to hit cinema screens over the past few weeks and neither is it one of the best. One just can't help feeling that a film with a message as deeply important to every living person as this one could have attempted to be a little more imaginative.

Fake and Gory!
Book your tickets for this run-of-the-mill only if you are absurdly fine with the idea of watching your favorite actors reduced to uber-cool cliches.

Dostana is injuriously entertaining
Overall, Dostana is an average piece of fluff -- but one of the most hideously insensitive things to come out of Bollywood in a long while.

Brilliant but myopic!
It's no Dark Knight, but it's fun as hell.If you have been a fan of D J Caruso's earlier gems [Disturbia, Taking Lives), then you should definitely check out his latest crystal offering that comes with lots of eye-catching CGI and some fine performances. Seemingly, this Enemy of the State inspired saga has just the right amount of thrills, action, mystery, drama and all the makings of a summer blockbuster.

Fails to entertain
go watch this one if you're in the mood for shaking your head about the state of the world. But be warned that it is neither entertainment in the masala sense of the word nor is it truly 'message cinema' in the way that sub-genre has defined itself.

November 10, 2008
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi's music fails to excite
The bottom line: Good dance music is infectious -- it gets your feet twitching even if you don't want to. By that yardstick, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi fails.

November 07, 2008
Skip this EMI
A silly plot, long and winding narrative and mediocre acting makes EMI a torture to sit through. The only silver lining in this debale is Sanjay Dutt.

Not quite Vivah
Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi is an entertainer to those who like weepy movies. Too many songs and three weddings can be a bit muchy, even for die-hard romantics.

No Solace Here
Casino Royale, this film's predecessor and the one in which blonde-haired, blue-eyed and muscle-bound Daniel Craig took on the mantle of James Bond was buoyed by some impressive stunt and action work. That much remains in Quantum of Solace but little else is added to the cocktail to make it palatable this time around.

November 06, 2008
James Bond bids a farewell to charm
It's just that Quantum Of Solace -- this hideously named film that sounds far more appropriate to a bespectacled boy wizard than to double-o-seven -- tries so hard to appropriate the magic of the Bond franchise, of the glorious Sean Connery films and the crackling intensity of 2006's Casino Royale, that while it provides an adequately entertaining collection of action set-pieces, it fails to bring anything original to the table.

James Bond bids a farewell to charm
It's just that Quantum Of Solace -- this hideously named film that sounds far more appropriate to a bespectacled boy wizard than to double-o-seven -- tries so hard to appropriate the magic of the Bond franchise, of the glorious Sean Connery films and the crackling intensity of 2006's Casino Royale, that while it provides an adequately entertaining collection of action set-pieces, it fails to bring anything original to the table.

October 29, 2008
Golmaal really didn't have to return
Golmaal Returns provides a lot of laughs. But there is a lot of done-to-death comedy in it.

Fashion doesn't touch you
Fashion feels like a story that has been told by someone with minimal first-hand experience of the world. Sure there are anecdotal references but it never feels like this is what it must really be like, behind the scenes in the fashion world.

October 24, 2008
Heroes : Patriotic, simple film
Had Karnik passed on the sentimentality effectively, Heroes might have been as compelling as its purpose.

New dog, old tricks
While it's easy to look at Roadside Romeo as a harmless entertainer -- and there is a chance the film will indeed score very well with young audiences -- there is an inherent danger in the way it shoves even more Bollywood down the throats of its target audience.

October 21, 2008
Rahman excels in Yuvvraaj
Yuvvraaj is a triumphant score from the maestro. For all its meticulous arrangement and old-world grandeur, it's essentially deep-rooted in timeless melody, which seldom disappoints.

October 17, 2008
Tan-tan-tan Tandoori Fright
Karzzzz plot is essentially replicated, but ironically the film is dumbed down -- as if audiences of today aren't as savvy as they were a couple of decades ago. Add to that a horribly cardboard Urmila Matondkar and an inconsequential Shweta Kumar in leading roles that required actual actresses.

Brilliant but myopic!
It's no Dark Knight, but it's fun as hell.If you have been a fan of D J Caruso's earlier gems [Disturbia, Taking Lives), then you should definitely check out his latest crystal offering that comes with lots of eye-catching CGI and some fine performances. Seemingly, this Enemy of the State inspired saga has just the right amount of thrills, action, mystery, drama and all the makings of a summer blockbuster.

Cliche upon cliche
Unfortunately, what could have been a biting critique of the times we live in and a substantial look into how we got ourselves here, turns instead into a squandered opportunity piling cliche upon cliche in the hope that the haphazard edifice that is built in this way will somehow mean more than its individual parts.

Nothing unique about this Body
All said and done, Body of Lies, is the type of movie you might catch on television if you happened to switch channels right around the time the company logos begin flashing on screen at the beginning of the film. If you come in at any other point in the film, you might end up wondering what Russell Crowe is doing in Blood Diamond or how you missed the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio was in The Insider. That is truly how lacking in uniqueness this film ends up being.

October 10, 2008
A tad too filmi
Whether the film works or not, Chetan Bhagat is most likely to benefit.Those who have read the book may like to see the film out of sheer curiosity.Those who have seen Hello might want to read the book to compare notes.

A typical rom-com!
This devoid-of-interesting-twist-and-turns love triangle leaves you nothing but bemused as it reaches the rosy and commercially unavoidable happy ending, with the only surprise in it being A.R Rehman's song burnt over the credits as you lazily crawl towards the exit door. Asian audiences will probably savour the subtle snips of Bollywood ragas but if not for a one-time-watch this "accident" should be best avoided.

B.A.D!
Set in a post-apocalyptic Europe (No mention of a particular year, but definitely beyond 2017) the central character of Babylon A.D- Toorop (Vin Diesel) taking up an assignment to "deliver" a messianic orphan named Aurora (Melanie Thierry) from a monastery in Mongolia to New York in company with an butt-kicking nun, Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh); makes for a tedious 90 min test of patience.

Clone Wars Drone On
For the most part, the movie looks like a lengthy cut scene from a video game. The dialogue and line readings are turgid and the action is so unimaginatively rendered that children will get bored and adults won't know what to make of any of it.

October 06, 2008
Dostana music: Not Karan Johar's best
While Dostana's music is nice and peppy for most part, it's nothing extraordinary. It's certainly not the best from Dharma Productions.

October 02, 2008
Nothing Borderline about this movie
With a cast of extremely talented actors and shot at the hauntingly beautiful desert countryside along the border, Ramchand Pakistani proves to be a film worthy of remembrance.

Drona falls short
Goldie Behl's attempt to keep it interesting is conspicuous even if not brilliantly executed. And while Drona falls short of being an irresistible experience, it sure had the makings of one.

More cleavage than Kidnap
This movie is only to be watched if you forgot to rent something more interesting on DVD. Or if you are a Sanjay Gadhvi fan; or an Imran Khan fan; or a Sanjay Dutt fan; or if you just like cleavage... actually when I think of it like that, this movie might be a huge hit.

September 26, 2008
Take your kids to Hari Puttar !
Hari Puttar is an exuberant, hilarious film, directed by Lucky Kohli. Though the similarity from Hollywood's blockbuster Home Alone is impossible to miss, you'll probably forgive the makers in favour of the constant laughs the film provides.

I Wanted To Believe Too
Maybe the die-hard fans would enjoy watching Mulder and Scully doing their thing one more time. The rest of us are better off waiting for it to come out on DVD. Or skipping it all together.

The Strangers offers no thrills
The Strangers, a thriller, barely has any thrills. What it has is a bizarre, unexplained and disappointing end.

September 24, 2008
Fashion ably in sync
What is commendable about Salim-Sulaiman's score is that all their music, with its recurring theme and riffs, is nicely linked to one another. That ought to come handy in the movie's narrative. As an album too, Fashion offers a well-designed mix of trendy tunes and refined melody.

September 19, 2008
Hulla could have been better
A watchman's whistle may seem to be a trivial thing to base an entire film upon. But the way the director has executed his vision makes it such an important issue that you would want to stand up for Raj's cause.

Don't Watch The Zohan
Zohan is definitely not a movie I would recommend to anyone. And certainly not a film that deserves any ratings.

Worth a trip
It would be unfair, even impossible not to compare Welcome to Sajjanpur with Benegal's previous Mandi, which has its own share of issues, idiosyncrasies and intended comedy. While Mandi it's not, Welcome to Sajjanpur is worth a trip, flaws inclusive, for its nifty funniness and curious concept.

Saas Bahu Aur Madness!
The mish mash plot involving several caricature-like characters is a dud. Go only if you have nothing better to do.

September 15, 2008
Unavoidably terrible
There are only five reasons for any self-respecting male to travel to a theatre in order to see this: 1) You like ABBA, 2) You like musicals, 3) You're trying to score brownie points with a potential girlfriend or 4) You're trying to make up with a girlfriend for something stupid you did. 5) You're reviewing -- and likely hating -- it.

September 12, 2008
1920 is disastrously boring
This patently unscary -- and really long -- movie drags on, testing your patience as absolutely everything goes on with uncaring, old-school predictability. It's like a half-hour script for a weak television horror episode cruelly yanked over full feature-length screentime, self-indulgently pretending it's better than random horror schlock because it's moody enough to contain dozens of repetitive silent moments. It isn't.

If only Ru Ba Ru adapted itself well
Are you in love? Is your man too ambitious and busy with work that he ignores tiny little important things that matter in a relationship? Director Arjun Chandramohan Bali's Ru Ba Ru shows exactly what happens when you forget to express your love time to time.

Effectively intriguing
Ultimately, The Last Lear is neither a study nor a summary. It is an indulgent celebration of a larger-than-life personality, a classic consumed, for better or worse, by his art. In this case, Shakespeare.

Two rights make a wrong
Strictly speaking, Righteous Kill isn't an objectionably horrid film. It isn't rank unwatchable, like Avnet's last, 88 Minutes. Yet this one's worse, because it's heartbreaking.

September 09, 2008
Drona music: Not very enchanting
A subject like Drona, high on make-believe and enchantment, screams for adventure and surreal in its compositions. And while the soundtrack has its moments, in entirety it's too average to achieve any of these elements.

September 05, 2008
Who Hijacked the script?
What happens when you add a pinch of Con Air to a hint of United 93, season with Die Hard II, stir in some Passenger 57, consider a plot point from Under Seige II and not bother with coherence or logic? You get Hijack.

Children of Sivan
Santosh Sivan makes the whole film look so bloody enchanting that you have no room to complain about the slightest possible niggles.

What Happens In Vegas : A cheesy sitcom
What Happens in Vegas is a decidedly average romantic comedy that achieves nothing new and regurgitates well-worn cliches. And even what it rehashes -- particularly plot elements we've seen time and time again -- is done half-heartedly.

Copy cat Ki Mu
Yako Movies' Ki Mu, directed by A Majid of Thamizhan fame is a mediocre re-hash of Kaadhal and other trend-setters.

Watch Wednesday
A Wednesday is a taut film which works mainly because of it's leading man, Naseeruddin Shah. Anupam Kher is his perfect foil. Overall, a must-watch movie.

August 29, 2008
Chamku is a yawn
Chamku works so intently at being contrived that it neither touches the core of its issues nor the psyche of the individual it revolves around.

C Kkompany : An ad for Ekta Kapoor
It cannot be a comedy -- the jokes are terrible. It may have qualified as an action film, since it involves the underworld. But there is really no action to speak of here. Can we put it in the Drama category? Well, the film has drama, yes. But it's the type that makes you want to pull your hair apart.

WALL-E: Brilliant watch
WALL-E itself is far more than a simple piece of mindless entertainment. With its beautifully rendered world and cheerfully choreographed sequences, it does serve its primary purpose of entertaining, but for those willing to burrow below the surface it offers so much more.

Get in line for Wanted
One ought be well warned that Wanted has barely anything to do with Mark Millar's fantastic comic book miniseries. While the series -- and a couple of characters -- share the same name, lets just say the comic was about supervillains, while the movie features a self-proclaimed gang of avenging assassins. And that the comic made sense, plotwise.

August 28, 2008
Rock on , Magik
Rock On rocks big time. If you liked Dil Chahta Hai and if you ever thought music can change the world, don't miss this new movie.

Tedious after a point
Being a Himesh Reshammiya soundtrack, it's bound to find its share of buyers and admirers. If only Karzzzz wasn't burdened with the presence of SO MANY songs. It tends to get unbelievably tedious after a point. On second thoughts, the extra Zzz's, in the title, finally begin to make sense.

August 22, 2008
Mughal-E-Yawn
Like its commonplace production values, chaotic screenplay, absent-minded storyline and bland soundtrack, Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam is a yawn-inducing exercise in misplaced overindulgence.

Out of Breath
Despite decent performances and good camera work, Ram Gopal Varma's Phoonk ultimately doesn't work mostly because of the way it ends.

Agony revisited
Mumbai Meri Jaan follows the lives of people from all strata of Mumbai's bustling society as they tackle the aftermath of a fatal incident that brings out the best and sometimes the worst in them.

A Lifetime In One Day
There are movies that seem too long and those that feel woefully short. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is neither. In length, scope, tone and scale, it is just right. Those that seek smart entertainment would do well to put down some dinero for movies like this one.

My Friend Ganesha 2 disappoints
The most infuriating thing about a film like My Friend Ganesha 2 -- besides the obvious attempt at trying to exploit our mythology's single most adorable deity -- is how condescendingly it talks down to its audience.

August 18, 2008
You may just get hooked
A hot-potch of imates ranging from TV stars, a jail bird to a politician, and fronted by the sexy Shilpa Shetty make up Big Boss 2. It's a wild ensemble and we can imagine the intensity of insults that will ensue if the controversial folks rub off the razor-sharp tongues the wrong way.

August 15, 2008
God Tussi Fake Ho!
And even then, Bruce Almighty and God Tussi Great Ho have simply nothing in common. No sir, none of the original's crispy one-liners, zany humour, Jim Carey brand of facials or spontaneous endearment with a 'with great power comes greater responsibility' message to be found here.

Don't say Ranbir didn't warn you
Review of Bachna Ae Haseeno

August 08, 2008
Singh is RocKing
Singh Is Kinng is a Akshay-showcasing film, and everything from script to sense takes a backseat as the actor makes an utter idiot out of himself and, clearly enjoying himself all the while, conquers the screen while at it.

Akshay is the Kinng
If the film keeps our interest, it is because of the occasional comic moments and mostly since Kumar is there to carry the burden of a poorly written script. And he does it with a smile on his face. He is having fun entertaining us -- even when the film is going nowhere.

August 01, 2008
Slap me silly
It's disappointing just how boring Ugly Aur Pagli gets by the time the end-credits come around, and one genuinely feels bad for the lead pair.

Mummy III : A Ghastly Resurrection
There are moments of genuine humour and riveting action, but they too few and far between. It's just sad that the visual treats come at the expense of a coherent and compelling plot.

July 29, 2008
A groovy Mughal-E-Azam item number
As albums go, Malik has crafted one which is mostly harmless. There's one great track to begin with, one ghazal that simply cannot be made sense of and the director's own rough-and-tumble lyrics to add some quirk to it all. Essentially, however, it's pretty much filler -- stuff you won't mind along with stuff you wish was worked on a little harder.

July 28, 2008
Super Bore Sajid Khan
It's boring, smug and makes for horrible television. Go watch Koffee and take some non-snarky notes, Sajid, you need help.

July 25, 2008
Watch Money Hai if you're a Govinda fan
After an offbeat debut in Swami, choreographer-turned-director Ganesh Acharya has tried his hand at comedy. And his new film, Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, starring Govinda and a host of actors, sure is funny in parts.

This Mission is a Turkey
The film could have made interesting points about the economics of terror, the commoditisation of news and its sensationalised packaging as entertainment. In the final analysis, all the hints cannot distract from the fact that as a piece of entertainment, this mission is a failure.

July 22, 2008
Why isn't the Khiladi doing anything?
Khatron Ke Khiladi -- the Akshay Kumar headlined desi take on Fear Factor -- adds up to ninety minutes of pretty boring television. For one, Kumar isn't at his best without a script. Then come the ladies. While the Colors website proudly proclaims '13 Bollywood bombshells,' this is a bit of a stretch, to say the least.

July 21, 2008
God Tussi Lame Ho
It's a wasted album with not a single track to recommend. Then again, one shouldn't be surprised -- after all, Bruce Almighty didn't have any songs they could have flicked.

July 18, 2008
Silent Knight, Holy Fright
Heath Ledger plays his penultimate role in The Dark Knight, and he's the central character. Batman, for all his flaws and neuroses, always ends up playing a valiant second fiddle to one of the best villain-collections in all of comicdom.

RGV's Contract disappoints
Contract is a badly-made and disappointing film, way below the standards set by the director himself.

Kismat Disconnection
As a one line pitch, this movie may have sounded really appealing -- a man with a really ugly string of luck is made whole by the arrival of a walking, talking, opinionated good luck charm, who just happens to be opposed to the very job he's working so hard to land.

July 11, 2008
A Hancock and bull movie
Peter Berg's Hancock has a great premise -- that of a superhero more given to alcohol than even Tony Stark; nope, this guy's a true-blue, stubble-sporting bum -- and the most perfect of leading men for the job, but thanks to a rather melodramatic back-story and ending, it's eventually a disappointment.

Kung Fu Panda is a Dream
Not only is it the year's top animated film thus far, it's the top Kung Fu offering as well, and an effort that will doubtless bring a smile to fans of both genres. Lord knows, it's the best film to star Jackie Chan in ages.

July 09, 2008
Rock yawn!
All in all, this is a nothing album. The 'rock' tracks don't have the words or a true-blue feel, while the ballads don't seem like they belong on the same disc at all. The lyrics are pedestrian, and the only thing this album does is make you feel jealous of Farhan Akhtar.

July 08, 2008
Kishore da still rocks our hearts
Bachna Ae Haseeno is a decent effort from composers capable of a lot more punch -- and surprisingly forgettable stuff considering this is the kind of film relying largely on packaging to pull in audiences.

July 07, 2008
Snoop is Kinng
If you don't like Akshay Kumar or Bhangra, this isn't your album. Then again, let Pritam's songs sink in -- it's his best work in a while (with no words on 'alternate sources' yet) and some of you might be converts.

July 04, 2008
This Love Story is boring!
Harman Baweja's debut film Love Story 2050 is predictable, boring and a terrible waste of time. Avoid at all costs.

What would you do if I sang out of tune?
Jaane Tu is a refreshing, delightful film about youth and friendship. Imran Khan shows great potential while his heroine Genelia steals the show. A very fun and enjoyable watch, with much to laugh about.

Imran excels in Jaane Tu
Director Abbas Tyrewala and producer Aamir Khan have a fantastic product in their hands. The film will definitely appeal to the youth.

Duplicate dud
Love Story 2050 is a complete failure, a badly written attempt at sci-fi starring a Hrithik-lookalike and Priyanka Chopra in one of the worst performances of her career. And it's more than 3 hours long! Stay away!

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