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April 21, 2017
Review: Noor is a mix of fluffy romance and flimsy drama
When Noor engages in shallow activism for the heck of it, it rambles and drags, feels Sukanya Verma.
Maatr review: Raveena shines in a shoddy revenge saga
A riveting combination of tough and tender, Raveena shines all the way.
April 14, 2017
Begum Jaan Review: A Vidya Balan Summer Project with a cold, sadistic heart
Begum Jaan makes a lot of noise, cuts a lot of throats, but sucks up to kiddie-ideas of history and revolution, feels Sreehari Nair.
Review: Even Vidya Balan cannot rescue Begum Jaan
In its preoccupation with drama, Begum Jaan neglects to reveal its soul, feels Sukanya Verma.
April 12, 2017
Review: A Death in the Gunj: Minor achievement, disappointment
Despite its many problems, A Death in the Gunj is an important work says Sreehari Nair.
April 07, 2017
Review: Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana is naive
Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana is insipid, terribly made, and yet a Warm Enterprise, feels Sreehari Nair.
Review: Mukti Bhawan is a work of staggering depth and sublime vision
Mukti Bhawan is as much about its characters embracing the inevitability of death as it is about their loved ones grappling with conflicting emotions, writes Sukanya Verma.
March 31, 2017
Review: The Salesman inspires awe!
Sukanya Verma gives her reasons for watching The Salesman.
March 30, 2017
Review: Watch Naam Shabana for Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee is super. But that's not to say that the rest of the cast isn't tremendous, says Vaihayasi Pande Daniel.
Poorna Review: Goes for mountains, settles for mole-hills
There is no escaping Rahul Bose's compassion. He wears it like a name tag in Poorna, feels Sreehari Nair.
March 24, 2017
Phillauri review: Anushka shines in soul but not spirit!
Despite having many opportunities, Phillauri isn't able to make full use of them, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Why aren't you watching Anaarkali Of Aarah?
Anaarkali Of Aarah is a tale well told.
March 17, 2017
Review: Trapped is a must watch
Trapped is not an easy film to stomach, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Govinda's Zero No 1 act in Aa Gaya Hero
If Govinda wants to give Bollywood's filmmakers a wake up call, he needs to do a film that showcases his acting talent, writes Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
Machine Review: Is this what they call a film nowadays?
Unless you want to become a machine like this film probably wants, stay away from it, advises Prasanna D Zore.
March 16, 2017
Trailer Watch: Baahubali 2 disappoints
Syed Firdaus Ashraf gives his reasons for disliking the trailer of the most anticipated mega movie of the year, Baahubali: The Conclusion.
Review: Why Beauty And The Beast is a 5-star movie
A cinematic experience like this one doesn't come by too often, raves Kshamaya Daniel.
March 10, 2017
Review: Badrinath Ki Dulhania is a clever entertainer
What makes Badrinath Ki Dulhania work, really, is the intent and the two principal actors, observes Raja Sen.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Review: A Popcorn Social!
It helps that Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt look so good together, writes Sukanya Verma.
March 03, 2017
Review: Commando 2 is bad, ridiculously bad!
There's unintended hilarity and very little combat to justify the existence of a sequel, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Logan is a powerful finish to the Wolverine saga
Logan is a relentless and thrilling film, a film that takes things farther than you may imagine, writes Raja Sen.
February 24, 2017
Review: Rangoon is a grand hotchpotch!
Rangoon is too fuzzy and half-hearted, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Jackie is a strange little biopic
Natalie Portman is marvelous, without doubt, but the film isn't keen on letting her breathe, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Lion tells a simple but moving story
Lion roars because of a magical child, writes Raja Sen.
February 23, 2017
Review: Rangoon, an explosion by Vishal Bhardwaj
Rangoon haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director's most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings,' notes Raja Sen.
Review: Manchester by the Sea is bruising
The film's genius is not in its ability to provide answers. Rather, it expands our empathy and forces us to locate the sublime within the unbearable, says Vikram Johri.
February 17, 2017
Review: Hidden Figures gives us new female idols
Hidden Figures tells us a genuinely inspirational story in obvious fashion, and is buoyed by the performances all around, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Running Shaadi is boring
Only if the script was better...
Review: Why The Lego Batman Movie is the best Batman movie
It's been a while since we've had a Batman film we can love.
Review: Moonlight is more a poem than a film
It is a wish and a dream, telling us that nothing in life -- and indeed, no life -- is beyond bliss, and that all it takes is a bit of jukebox serendipity and, most important of all, the right shoulder to live on and nest in.
Review: Irada is very disappointing
'A scatterbrained film that fails to encash Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah's screen presence,' says Prasanna D Zore.
February 16, 2017
Review: The Ghazi Attack: A Must Watch Film
A war film that keeps you riveted to your seat, says Prasanna D Zore.
February 10, 2017
Review: MSG Lionheart 2 is hilarious!
Watch the Rockstar Baba's latest film only if you need some comic relief, warns Prasanna D Zore.
Jolly LLB 2 Review: Akshay does complete justice!
Jolly LLB did well with its droll depiction of a small-time lawyer and how his guilty conscience encourages him in vindicating the downtrodden. In its sequel, Akshay Kumar does it even better, feels Sukanya Verma.
February 06, 2017
What the Phillauri trailer tells you about Anushka Sharma!
The trailer has quite a few funny moments that make you laugh but you also know that it will not end up like Amitabh Bachchan's Bhootnath, thanks to its romance angle.
February 03, 2017
Kung Fu Yoga Review: Not a combination you want to try
Kung Fu Yoga assaults both senses and soul, warns Sukanya Verma.
January 30, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Thank God! Manveer won
The number of times Salman Khan uttered 'Thank God' suggested how much he wanted the reality show to end.
January 25, 2017
Kaabil Review: It's all about Hrithik!
Kaabil serves nothing beyond an unabashed platform to vaunt a seething Hrithik, sentimental Hrithik, snarky Hrithik, sly Hrithik or spry Hrithik, feels Sukanya Verma.
Bigg Boss 10: Housemates cook up a storm!
On the 100th day inside the house, Lopa and Rohan are left with a sour taste in their mouths.
Review: Kaabil is for die-hard Hrithik fans!
Hrithik Roshan has played challenging roles before and nailed them to perfection. This time too, he doesn't disappoint, says Namrata Thakker.
January 24, 2017
Review: Raees and fall of the Don
Raees has a very bold Shah Rukh Khan who's stepped out of his comfort zone of crinkly eyes and dimpled cheek, says Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
Raees Review: Na miyabhai ki daring, na baniye ka dimag
It would have helped Raees' creative -- not box office -- cause to have the courage of its conviction and not turn Raees into the story of a whimpering, sanskari gangster, feels Prasanna D Zore.
January 20, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Bani vs Lopa again!
How far will Lopa go to retaliate against Bani who gave it her all to annoy the beauty queen?
January 17, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Greed wins over love
In this bad game of survival, choosing love would mean burning your fingers.
January 16, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Salman favours Lopa over Bani
If Bani is about might and fight, Lopa has a sharp tongue that can easily piss off the calmest of people.
January 13, 2017
Review: Deepika kicks ass in xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage
If you are a Deepika Padukone loyalist, watch xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage for her, advises Raja Sen.
Review: Haraamkhor is high on performances
Haraamkhor may not appeal to the regular Bollywood audience but if you're a Nawazuddin Siddiqui fan and love watching performance-oriented films, this shouldn't be missed at all, raves Namrata Thakkar.
Review: Ok Jaanu is just *okay*
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor don't burn the screen with passion but there's a pleasant sense to their togetherness, feels Sukanya Verma.
Bigg Boss 10: What's wrong with Bani!
Why did Bani ask Lopa such inane questions, asks Divya Nair.
January 12, 2017
Ghazi trailer worth a watch!
Now, let's wait for the movie, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
Bigg Boss 10: Manveer is season's first finalist!
There are some victories in the house that make you smile along. And Manveer's victory is one of them, says Divya Nair.
January 11, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Lopa, Nitibha tumble
It's day 86 in the Bigg Boss house and the road to the finale is sure to make the housemates dizzy.
January 10, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Does Lopa deserve to be Number 1?
With three weeks to go, the competition among contestants will test friendships, and arguments can get wilder...
January 06, 2017
Rangoon: Bloody Hell! What a trailer
Rangoon will release on February 24.
January 05, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Swami Om gets aggressive
Even a peaceful, fun task like clicking a selfie couldn't happen smoothly thanks to the one and only annoying person of the house.
January 03, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Has Swami Om gone for good?
Bigg Boss ordered Manveer to pack Swami Om's bags. Does that signal a surprise eviction, wonders Divya Nair.
January 02, 2017
Bigg Boss 10: Gaurav Chopra out
First Lokesh, then Rahul and now, Gaurav Chopra -- every time a dull celebrity begins to take a stand, s/he is evicted.
December 28, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Toofani trouble in the house
Swami Om once ends up tricking people.
December 23, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Mona's boyfriend dislikes Manu
Last night's episode was a reminder that there is nothing in the house that cannot be reversed observes Divya Nair.
December 22, 2016
Review: Dangal is India's best sports film
If sporting films were pitted against one another, Dangal would be champion, says Raja Sen.
Review: Dangal is the perfect finish to 2016
The bar's been raised again, says Sukanya Verma.
December 20, 2016
Trailer review: Ranbir enters a deliciously madcap world with Jagga Jasoos
For the sake of children's cinema in India, Raja Sen genuinely hope this film is a solid step forward.
December 19, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Rahul Dev is finally evicted
Do the producers want us to see more of Nitibha and Manveer?
December 16, 2016
Review: The force is with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars cannot age, neither in memory nor on screen. Sukanya Verma raves about the latest film in the franchise.
December 13, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Manveer-Nitibha, new love birds?
Will this season break records for maximum gossip?
December 09, 2016
Befikre review: All kiss, no talk!
'No matter how casually his characters treat sex or bare every inch of their extraordinarily fit bodies, Aditya Chopra is too much of a romantic to pull off flippancy as the face of love,' feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Befikre is a maddening waste of time
Befikre is a colossally stupid film, says Raja Sen.
Bigg Boss 10: Bani on the warpath
The next few minutes are beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep-beep time as Bani lets loose.
Review: Befikre is joyful and will make you smile
Aditya Chopra's film reminds us that a well-shot Bollywood romantic film can be so entertaining even when it does not offer anything new, says Aseem Chhabra.
December 08, 2016
Bigg Boss: What's going on, Bani and Jason?
Will they be the next Upen-Karishma of Bigg Boss?
Why the Raees trailer offends me
It reinforces the Muslim stereotype, says Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
December 07, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: The most yucky moment this season
The baap beti and their shock and awe moments: Will it win TRPs, asks Divya Nair.
December 06, 2016
Bigg Boss: Oh no! Bluffmaster Baba is back
Despite their entertainment quotient, the commoners are being targeted over their boring 'celebrity; counterparts.
December 05, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Jason and Mona sizzle
There were many twists in the show over the weekend.
December 03, 2016
Review: Kahaani 2: Not enough thrill
Kahaani 2 could have been a great film, but it isn't.
December 02, 2016
Review: Moana is a treat
Moana is a journey you want to get on, raves Sukanya Verma.
Review: Kahaani 2 is let down by predictability
The actors are good and Sujoy Ghosh is tremendous at creating a textured Bengal setting, but this is a thriller which could have used more twists and smarts, says Raja Sen.
December 01, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Meet the vamp of the house
Priyanka Jagga is fast becoming the most disliked person in the house.
November 30, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Mona ko gussa kyon aata hai?
Priyanka tries all tricks to turn Manu and Manveer against Mona, but Mona stands like a rock in her path!
November 29, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Mahapurush gets a makeover!
What was garam and thanda on Monday's Bigg Boss episode?
November 28, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Look who turned up the heat!
The ups and downs of Bigg Boss 10 this weekend.
November 25, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Whose picture was Bani hiding?
'Was she missing her boyfriend whose animated t-shirt she fondly wears inside the house?'
Review: Dear Zindagi's high on sublime Alia, splendid SRK!
Dear Zindagi's high on sublime Alia, splendid SRK!
Review: Dear Zindagi is a wonderful, self-assured gem
Alia Bhatt continues to impress while Shah Rukh Khan takes it easy in this lovely, thoughtful little film, applauds Raja Sen.
November 24, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Lopa's secret task...
Why Tista Sengupta wants Lopa and Manu to be disqualified...
November 23, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: What Manu and Swami did with Sunny Leone
'I hope Salman Khan roasts Manu and Swami nice and proper over the coals this weekend.'
November 19, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review:The magic is back!
Anita Aikara tells us the film is a must watch!
November 18, 2016
Tum Bin II Review: Silly, snivelling, superficial schmaltz!
Tum Bin II's out-dated twists, needless complications and comical confusion over the sacrificial lamb prolongs the rona dhona by a good half an hour and still cannot settle who loves whom or if at all, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Don't be forced to watch Force 2
Despite some efficiency, Force 2 is never impressive, says Raja Sen.
Force 2 review: Villain takes it all!
Force 2 loses steam over hastily established grievances, vendetta schemes and quick fix conclusions, feels Sukanya Verma.
November 11, 2016
Review: Rock On 2, unnecessary forgettable sequel
Rock On 2 is mediocre, warns Raja Sen.
Review: Rock On 2 is staggeringly dull!
Rock On 2 does more for Meghalaya tourism than it does for rock music, feels Sukanya Verma.
Bigg Boss 10: Lokesh is on fire!
She is upset with Navin, Manveer and Manu.
November 10, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: India's Biggest Bluffmaster
Swami Om is back in the house and people are not the same.
November 09, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Is Bani interested in Gaurav?
Manveer, Rahul, Lokesh and Naveen are nominated for this week's eviction.
November 08, 2016
Will POW bring back great story telling to television?
'Nikkhil Advani's POW shows a director's deft touch and is a promising start of a great story, top notch acting talent and great behind the scenes production team,' says film director Suparn Verma.
Bigg Boss 10: Mona Lisa, the ultimate temptress
Nitibha wins the Immunity Medallion and Bigg Boss puts relationships at test in the new nomination task, discovers Divya Nair.
November 07, 2016
Bigg Boss 10: Swami Om says he was Rekha, Hema's guru!
'And though I wasn't too shocked to see Swami Om go, I wonder how his stay in the secret room will make the show more entertaining.'
Koffee With Karan Review: Shah Rukh Khan brews a great blend of smarts and sass!
This episode doesn't reach the heights of the one with all the Kapoor siblings; Hema Malini and Zeenat Aman's blast from the past or Ranveer-Arjun's raita rendezvous but amply underscores SRK's reputation as the superstar we love to hear talk, writes Sukanya Verma.
November 04, 2016
Review: Ventilator is a refreshing family drama
Ventilator is a simple Marathi family film which you can enjoy this weekend with your parents, uncles, aunties, cousins..., writes Hemant Waje.
Review: Doctor Strange is another league of visual magnificence
Just when it looked as though CGI overkill has ruined the fun of spectacle, here comes a film that charms with its kaleidoscopic vision and meticulous combats, says Sukanya Verma, who can't wait for more!
November 02, 2016
Love you Shah Rukh, Alia!
Love You Zindagi has been picturised so beautifully, it will remind you of your carefree teenage days.
October 28, 2016
Review: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is an intense story of love
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a film about 'tedha love' -- crooked love, love that refuses to stay straight -- and about the unshared, pure potency of unrequited passion, says Raja Sen.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Review: Splendidly romantic, richly satisfying
As much as its protagonists look for perfect words to articulate their findings on love, friendship, a space in between and beyond, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil simply reiterates the nature of its unpredictability through a twist Sukanya Verma did not foresee or like.
Shivaay: A terrific looking terrible film!
One can predict the knocks and punches and dives and VFX-aided saves without as much as batting an eyelid, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Shivaay is an absolute catastrophe
'This Ajay Devgn video game gets more unwatchable with each minute -- and there are 173 of them,' rues Raja Sen.
October 26, 2016
Trailer Watch: Playing the blind game in Kaabil
Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam are blind and beautiful in Kaabil.
October 25, 2016
Trailer Watch: Kahaani 2 looks intriguing!
The trailer is so gripping that you know something interesting is bound to happen, feels Syed Firdaus Ashraf.
Review: Ouch is worth a watch
Neeraj Pandey's short film Ouch deals with a relevant topic, like an extra martial affair, without being preachy, feels Namrata Thakker.
October 21, 2016
Review: 31st October is a one-time watch
Director Shivaji Lotan Patil does no justice to the story.
October 20, 2016
Dangal trailer is like Sultan 2.0
One wonders if Dangal will beat Sultan's box office records when it releases on December 23. Then again, Aamir has the mind of a genius.
October 14, 2016
Review: Anna fails to inspire
Actor-director Shashank Udapurkar's biopic Anna, a linear sketch of the man, who once brought the Delhi Establishment on its knees, fails to inspire, feels Prasanna D Zore.
Review: Fuddu is a decent watch
Fuddu is worth your time, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: Inferno is a dreadfully dull affair
Inferno is a yawn, warns Raja Sen.
October 11, 2016
Befikre: Most disappointing trailer
It's hard to muster up excitement for something that looks this inane, feels Raja Sen.
October 07, 2016
Review: The real tragedy of Mirzya is...
The film sacrifices sense for style, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: MSG: The Warrior Lion Heart is for die-hard Baba fans
If you want to experience torture first-hand, watch MSG: The Warrior-Lion Heart, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: Mirzya is all budget, no heart
Neither the intense-because-we-say-it-is romance running through Mirzya or the soft-focus-myth is actually interesting, feels Raja Sen.
October 06, 2016
Review: Mira Nair's Queen Of Katwe is a ray of inspiration
Queen Of Katwe feels almost like Mira Nair is making a Bollywood film in Africa, notes Raja Sen.
September 30, 2016
Review: MS Dhoni is a high-scoring success
'The film doesn't challenge our perception as much as amiably pat it into place, yet -- thanks largely to a remarkably committed performance by the leading man -- the film scores like a champ,' feels Raja Sen.
September 24, 2016
Review: Magnificent Seven sizzles infrequently
When compared to the 1960 original, The Magnificent Seven thrills only sporadically, says Dhruv Munjal.
September 23, 2016
Review: Bridget Jones's Baby is predictable but pleasant
It all feels like something you've seen before. And yet, Raja Sen calls Bridget Jones's Baby a pleasant experience.
Banjo review: Not much to beat about!
More than the leads, it's the supporting cast that stay true to the milieu and brace Banjo's banality and triviality with refreshing zing and idiosyncrasy, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Parched genuinely shines
'One week after the release of PINK, audiences in India will witness another strong feminist tale, this one set in rural India,' says Aseem Chhabra.
Review: Wah Taj is an amateur attempt at satire
The film's execution is too farcical to create an impact, says Raja Sen!
September 16, 2016
Review: Raaz Reboot has nothing new to offer
Story wise, Raaz Reboot is full cliches and will remind of you of quite a few horror flicks both Bollywood and Hollywood, says Namrata Thakker!
Review: Pink, a film that must be championed
'This is a solid, terse film that makes its points in mainstream fashion with an appropriate lack of subtlety.' 'Pink is a barnstormer -- and it doesn't pull its punches.'
September 09, 2016
Review: Baar Baar Dekho is catastrophically stupid
Nothing in Baar Baar Dekho adds up, warns Raja Sen.
Review: Despite Nawaz, Freaky Ali fails to impress!
Freaky Ali is painfully dull, warns Sukanya Verma.
September 06, 2016
Review: Island City is a compelling film about Mumbai
Island City should not be missed, raves Aseem Chhabra.
September 02, 2016
Akira Review: Badass Sonakshi cannot rescue a bad film!
A bland remake of the Tamil hit Mouna Guru, girl power is merely a USP device in Akira, says Sukanya Verma.
Dark Chocolate Review: Neither engaging nor thought-provoking
There is nothing new that Dark Chocolate highlights about the murder case, says Namrata Thakker!
August 26, 2016
Review: A Flying Jatt is all heart, no craft
It ends poorly, sure, and has some clumsy moments on the way, but as a children's film, A Flying Jatt goes a helluva lot further than those Krrish things, feels Raja Sen.
August 19, 2016
Review: Pete's Dragon is a mellow, charming ride
Pete's Dragon feels like a rare breath of clean air in the cluttered, loud blockbuster universe, says Raja Sen.
Happy Bhag Jayegi Review: Too few laughs, too much mess
If Happy Bhag Jayegi succeeds in delivering a few laughs, it's entirely to the credit of the actors, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: UnIndian is a decent watch
UnIndian is worth a watch if you love feel-good romcoms, feels Namrata Thakker.
August 12, 2016
Mohenjo Daro Review: A 155-minutes long fancy dress competition!
Mohenjo Daro takes too long to get there and feels even longer than the time that's passed, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Mohenjo Daro is old wine in an ancient bottle
Stay away from these cinematic ruins, warns Raja Sen.
Review: Rustom is an accidental parody of itself
'The uniform might be the most accurate thing about this film, however, a painfully tacky production where all the sets look like over-saturated cardboard,' says Raja Sen.
August 05, 2016
Review: Fever is not good at all!
Fever may be a thriller but it does not have any edge-of-the-seat moments, feels Tista Sengupta.
Review: Jason Bourne is thrilling in bits and pieces
While Damon stays true to his character and is intense throughout the film, it's the story which lets down this spy thriller, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: Chauthi Koot, one of the best movies of 2016
Lovers of good cinema should not miss this opportunity to watch one of the best Indian films of 2016, raves Aseem Chhabra.
Review: Budhia soars on the strength of its fine actors, honest efforts
Budhia Singh: Born To Run is not so much a film as it is a passionate appeal to remind and regain an opportunity for Odisha's erstwhile Wonder Boy, now a forgotten teenager, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Suicide Squad is a noisy mess
Suicide Squad is less an actual movie and more an assemblage of moments, moments mostly to do with popular music appropriated around shots of spectacle, with every single scene trying to hit a crescendo of cool and the film, thus, failing to find any peaks at all, says Raja Sen.
August 03, 2016
Trailer Review: Katrina looks spectacular in Baar Baar Dekho
Baar Baar Dekho looks vibrant and genuinely intriguing, writes Raja Sen.
July 29, 2016
Dishoom Review: Varun Dhawan packs a punch
'Once the flaky fizz vaporises into nonsense and noise, a sense of tedium begins to steep in. Even so, at its 124 minutes running time, Dishoom doesn't hobble for too long to hurt one's butt or brain, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Dishoom is Varun Dhawan all the way
The first half of Dishoom is breezy and snappy, and the increasingly irrepressible Varun Dhawan is on point, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Sunidhi Chauhan is impressive in Playing Priya
Sunidhi impresses but Playing Priya doesn't, feels Namrata Thakker.
Review: Four awesome ladies put the bust in Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters may not be a classic, but the laughs it earns are all its own, says Raja Sen.
July 22, 2016
Review: Watching Kabali is an experience
Watching a Rajnikanth film in Mumbai's Aurora Theatre can only be compared to watching a Salman Khan film in Bandra's Gaiety-Galaxy, but multiplied 100 times over, feels Saisuresh Sivaswamy.
Review: Rajinikanth has an infectiously good time in Kabali
Kabali has nothing new to say or offer, besides Rajinikanth playing his age, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Kabali will disappoint Rajinikanth fans
If not for the hype and stunning teaser, which promised an all-out Rajini masala entertainer, Kabali would be far more enjoyable, feels S Saraswathi.
Review: Sex Chat with Pappu & Papa is a cool concept
Hopefully, this sex chat will start many conversations, feels Namrata Thakker.
Star Trek Beyond Review: Breathless action, fun trip!
Director Justin Lin injects his Fast and Furious vigour to the series, says Sukanya Verma.
The Kabali Review: LIVE!
Saisuresh Sivaswamy is watching the noon show at Mumbai's Arora theatre, known for catering to Rajini fans, and making a mega celebration of all his releases.
Madaari Review: Well-intentioned but...
Madaari is not a film that will stay with you as you, in your day to day routine, succumb to the pressure and become part of the corruption that ails our system, says Savera R Someshwar/
July 16, 2016
Review: Mohenjo Daro music is worth a listen
Take a bow, A R Rahman, applauds Aelina Kapoor.
July 15, 2016
Review: Great Grand Masti is just not funny
Great Grand Masti is neither great nor grand, and it doesn't have any masti elements either, warns Namrata Thakker.
Review: Yet another Ice Age movie you feel you've seen before
Show your kids smarter animated films, advises Raja Sen.
July 06, 2016
Review: Sultan is a classic Salman Khan vehicle
Director Ali Abbas Zafar relies solely on Salman Khan's drawing power and offers nothing novel in terms of storytelling, feels Sukanya Verma.
July 01, 2016
Review: The Legend of Tarzan is no adventure ride
The Legend Of Tarzan has too many subplots, and most of them are boring, warns Namrata Thakker.
Review: Shorgul could have been so much better
Shorgul had the potential to be a great movie but it's a strictly one-time watch, feels Nabilah Husain.
June 24, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence review: Done to death vision!
One sees a lot more of the aliens in this edition though not necessarily in a good way, wites Sukanya Verma.
Review: Pulkit-Yami starrer Junooniyat is a tedious watch
Junooniyat is just not worth your time and money, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: Raman Raghav 2.0: A difficult watch
Anurag Kashyap has a lot of talent, says Aseem Chhabra. He just needs to stop making films that are very similar.
June 17, 2016
Review: Udta Punjab is a must-watch
Udta Punjab is a wake-up call, an important film and a mighty impressive one at that, carrying a loud anti-drug message, raves Sukanya Verma.
Review: Udta Punjab is a stunning film
Udta Punjab truly soars when being its own madcap beast, profane and powerful and preening.
Review: Finding Dory is a film kids will love
This is a film packed with laughs and pathos, but the emotional manipulation is too blatant, too obvious, says Raja Sen.
Dhanak Review: A heart-warming tale of love and hope
If a film has its heart in the right place, it *will* weave magic on the big screen. And Dhanak exactly does that.
June 11, 2016
Review: Junooniyat is a medley that works
Those who want their Bollywood music to have a dash of the 1990s will lap up the Junooniyat album with glee.
Review: Raman Raghav 2.0's music is experimental
Composers Ram Sampath and Varun Grover have come up with an unconventional score that matches the filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's unorthodox reputation, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 10, 2016
Review: Warcraft is a gigantic disappointment
This is mostly a bloated, highly undistinguished bit of mythmaking, stuffed to the gills with cliched characters and motivations, says Raja Sen.
Review: Te3n falls short of being a satisfying suspense!
In its preoccupation to collect details, Te3n flounders on motive, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: TE3N is a weak remake
Amitabh Bachchan is excellent, no question. Only his mystery involved an elusive bottle of Isabgol, says Raja Sen.
Review: Conjuring 2 is a deep dive into dread
It is pleasantly surprising that the makers got it right, feels Shubir Rishi.
Review: Do Lafzon Ki Kahani is predictable and boring!
Give this film a miss, says Namrata Thakker!
June 03, 2016
Review: The Nice Guys is the funniest film in ages
The circuitous plot spins around the narrative like a yoyo gone berserk, keeping things tight but loopy, writes Raja Sen.
Housefull 3 review: I survived. Will you?
Sukanya Verma gives ten points on why you should watch Housefull 3.
Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is entirely unnecessary
There is literally nothing in this film that impresses or amuses, and my heart bleeds for the wasted budget, writes Raja Sen.
June 02, 2016
Trailer: Surprise surprise, Dishoom looks like fun
Lets see if the film manages to stay as slick as the trailer, writes Raja Sen.
May 29, 2016
Review: Udta Punjab music rocks!
It is a tough task to put together a theme-based soundtrack for a film and make it interesting and entertaining enough to find an audience. Amit Trivedi and Shellee make it happen with Udta Punjab, writes Aelina Kapoor
May 27, 2016
Review: Veerappan ends up an exhausting watch
This is not a film worth recommending, says Raja Sen.
Review: Naseer-Kalki's Waiting is absolutely riveting!
Waiting is mostly deftly thought out and speaks on many levels, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Radhika Apte is stellar in Phobia
If you love the thrills and heebie-jeebies then Phobia is for you, says Namrata Thakker!
May 20, 2016
Sarbjit review: Weepy, wasted opportunity!
Omung Kumar plays it woefully safe and completely avoids treading on political toes except for a token representation now and then, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: X-Men Apocalypse is a silly '80s spectacular
In a world now over-stuffed with comic-book movies, X-Men: Apocalypse is far from being the finest movie yet may well rank among the most comic-booky, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Sarbjit: A shrill, soppy melodrama
Sarbjit does indeed deal with a story worth telling, but does so in the most obvious and uninspired fashion, writes Raja Sen
May 13, 2016
Dear Dad review: Arvind Swamy is delightful but...
...Dear Dad is disappointingly skin deep, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Azhar is a bland, badly-set souffle of Bollywood tropes without a soul
Who was Mohammad Azharuddin? More crucially, *what* was he? Those are precisely the questions that, as the end credits roll after 132 minutes of run-time, remain unanswered, feels Prem Panicker.
Review: Azhar: Such a wasted chance!
Emraan Hashmi and director Tony D'Souza try hard, and their effort shows. But Raja Sen wishes he could have said the boys played well.
Buddha In A Traffic Jam makes me feel sorry for the Indian Right
The film's mechanics and motivations are laughable, says Raja Sen.
May 11, 2016
Raman Raghav 2.0 Trailer: Nawazuddin's back, and scarier than ever
Raja Sen can't wait to see Raman Raghav 2.0.
May 08, 2016
Review: Sarbjit music is repetitive
The music of Sarbjit gets a good start but despite a plethora of talent coming together, the final result leaves you asking for more, writes Aelina Kapoor.
May 07, 2016
Review: Cabaret songs are boring
What was Pooja Bhatt thinking, wonders Aelina Kapoor.
May 06, 2016
Traffic Review: Bumpy ride to half-hearted glory
Traffic is muddled and lacklustre in its set-up, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: 1920 London is just BLAH!
Not only is the story done-to-death, there is hardly anything spooky about 1920 London, feels Namrata Thakker.
Review: One Night Stand is a cautionary tale
One Night Stand isn't yet another tawdry skin-flick; it actually has something to say, feels, Raja Sen.
Review: Captain America: Civil War is the stuff of comic-book dreams
A Marvel film so good it makes all the others feel like a prologue, gushes Raja Sen. (Also, stay for the two end-credit scenes.)
April 30, 2016
Review:1920 London's music is engaging
Lots of love songs in the horror movie, 1920 London, writes Aelina Kapoor.
April 29, 2016
Baaghi Review: Tiger shines in a mindless action movie
Tiger Shroff has got the goods of a solid action hero but it's time to step out of the show reel space and shine under an actual script and a skilled hand, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: The Man Who Knew Infinity is worth a watch!
The film truly belong to Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons courtesy their powerful performances, says Namrata Thakker
April 23, 2016
Review: Azhar's music is melodious
Emraan Hashmi-starrer Azhar has some feelgood songs, writes Aelina Kapoor.
April 22, 2016
Review: Randeep Hooda shines in Laal Rang
Sadly, Randeep Hooda's strong presence isn't enough to save this faltering film, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: Nil Battey Sannata is an absolute gem!
Nil Battey Sannata is a fitting tribute to mothers and their unconditional love, feels Namrata Thakker.
April 21, 2016
What happened when two SRK fangirls went to see his latest movie, Fan
Want to know what happened when two SRK fangirls went to see his latest movie, Fan? Read on...
April 16, 2016
Review: Laal Rang's music disappoints
Laal Rang's music is not worth a listen, feels Aelina Kapoor.
April 15, 2016
Review: Fan is a brilliant film with SRK at his best
Take a bow, Shah Rukh Khan, raves Raja Sen.
Review: What keeps Fan going is SRK's star power!
Despite its squandered possibilities, Fan is always engaging, writes Sukanya Verma.
April 14, 2016
Trailer: Sachin Tendulkar, coming soon to a theatre near you
Raja Sen has just watched the teaser of Sachin: A Billion Dreams a few times over, and he can't stop grinning.
April 12, 2016
Sultan teaser: Salman Khan brings on the action!
This is a trailer dripped in testosterone but, for a change, Khan is bringing more than just muscles to the part, feels Raja Sen.
April 10, 2016
Review: Baaghi's music holds your attention
The music of 2016's Baaghi may be nowhere close to the blockbuster soundtrack that had been delivered by Anand-Milind for Salman Khan's namesake film, feels Aelina Kapoor.
April 08, 2016
Review: The Jungle Book brings happiness, nostalgia and many other emotions!
Relive your childhood or enrich your kid's but revisit The Jungle Book you must, stresses Sukanya Verma.
Review: Love Games is no Cruel Intentions
Watch Love Games only if you have nothing to do this weekend, says Namrata Thakker.
Review: The Jungle Book is an instant classic
Take the kids you know (and the kid within you) and go watch The Jungle Book, Raja Sen advises.
The Blueberry Hunt Review: Too inert to engage
The Blueberry Hunt is typically art-house in its aesthetic with a dash of Nagaland mysticism thrown in for effect, writes Sukanya Verma.
April 07, 2016
Review: The Jungle Book: What a fun movie!
The characters drawn for the 2016 film have an edge that wasn't present in the 1967 version.
April 04, 2016
Trailer Review: Emraan's Azhar is tacky
Is this a Manoj Prabhakar biopic? Because Hashmi seems to resemble that middlebrow bowler much more than he does the disgraced India captain, writes Raja Sen.
April 01, 2016
Review: Kung Fu Panda 3 is as fun as expected!
There's much to learn and love about the newest Kung Fu Panda movie and its fabulous, floundering, furry hero, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Ki & Ka is clueless & caricatured
In this film the Ka -- as in the Ka-poors, who act in the film -- are okay, it is the Ki -- as in Bal-Ki, who directs it -- who stumbles rather badly, feels Raja Sen.
Ki & Ka Review: Ace idea, average execution!
Kareena Kapoor Khan proves what an asset she can be, writes Sukanya Verma
March 24, 2016
Review: Rocky Handsome has limp, spiritless action!
It takes concrete storytelling not style to camouflage John Abraham's limitations. He bears the physicality of a man who could take on a dozen but his blank, pained surface cannot offer threat or evoke sympathy, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Batman Vs Superman is the worst superhero film of all-time
The film whirrs along from disjointed scene to disjointed scene, the only intriguing ones being weird B-movie moments that turn out, far too frequently, to be Batman's dreams, says Raja Sen
March 20, 2016
Review: Signature tunes in Love Games
Vikram Bhatt's new film Love Games, starring Gautam Arora, Tara-Alisha Berry and Patralekha, has some good songs in its album, feels Aelina Kapoor.
March 18, 2016
Review: Kapoor And Sons is sweet but too sappy
Kapoor And Sons is a film that works in small doses, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Kapoor & Sons is an absorbing layered family drama
What's eating the Kapoors? Sukanya Verma gives you some answers.
March 16, 2016
Trailer: The new Baaghi is all rebel rubble
If only someone taught the star kids that saying a line properly was as important as getting a mid-air split right, feels Raja Sen.
March 12, 2016
Review: Kapoor & Sons music rocks
Good music, but not good enough, feels Aelina Kapoor.
March 11, 2016
Teraa Surroor review: Surprise! Himesh still can't act
Himesh Reshammiya, the only valid reason for Teraa Surroor's existence, does not show any expression. Not even one. Not even a quarter, notes Sukanya Verma.
Mad Max: Fury Road, the greatest action movie of all time
'If ever there was a film that begged to be celebrated on the big-screen -- heck, that begged viewing with 3D glasses -- it is this one, a sensational ride that throws you, the viewer, into the deep-end and drags you along for a chained and scorched and unbelievable ride,' says Raja Sen.
March 06, 2016
Review: Rocky Handsome music is average
Rock Tha Party is the only song that *really* rocks the party, feels Aelina Kapoor.
March 05, 2016
Review: Ki & Ka music is satisfactory
Another hit song like High Heels would have made a huge difference to the album's fortunes, feels Aelina Kapoor.
March 04, 2016
Jai GangaaJal: Not enough PC power!
Priyanka Chopra plays second fiddle to Prakash Jha in this tedious cop drama, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Zubaan is a boring little film
Zubaan emerges, sadly, like one of those ads where you can half-hum the song but you forget what it was for, feels Raja Sen.
March 01, 2016
Trailer Review: Fan will be intriguing
The latest trailer of Fan seems a bit familiar, feels Raja Sen.
February 27, 2016
Review: Teraa Surroor music is chartbuster!
Himesh Reshammiya proves he still has his magic, says Aelina Kapoor.
February 26, 2016
Review: Aligarh is a refreshing and respectful take on homosexuality
Manoj Bajpayee gives his character a lot soul and sensitivity in Aligarh, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: The Revenant is a big-screen epic for the ages
The Revenant is a devastating, visually jawdropping film that, for all its sins of tedium, makes up with scale what it lacks in artfulness, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive has its goofy moments
But it's nowhere as fun as the 2010 comedy Tere Bin Laden, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Bollywood Diaries is a good attempt but....
The film is way too slow, writes Namrata Thakker.
February 21, 2016
Review: Zubaan music is a let-down
Zubaan music can get tiring for the listener, feels Aelina Kapoor.
February 19, 2016
Review: Neerja is an absolute must-watch
Sonam Kapoor is exceptional as Neerja Bhanot, says Raja Sen.
Review: Ishq Forever is a forgettable love story
The biggest let down of Ishq Forever is the story, writes Namrata Thakker.
Neerja: A fond tribute to a forgotten hero
Sonam Kapoor plays Neerja like she cares and that is all the role needs, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Spotlight is an essential film about truth
Spotlight is a powerful film, with a terrific ensemble cast, raves Raja Sen.
February 12, 2016
Review: Sanam Re is utterly stupid!
Sanam Re is a moronic film, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Deadpool is smarter (and stupider) than you think
The genius of Deadpool lies in the audacity of its storytelling, raves Raja Sen.
Review: Fitoor is a stunning waste of time and literature
'The director casts two attractive people where he ought have chosen a couple of actual actors instead, and thus it becomes hard to care about the protagonists or their sundered hearts, and despite aesthetic appeal, what we end up with is -- at best -- a screensaver,' says Raja Sen.
February 05, 2016
Review: Watch Ghayal Once Again only for Sunny Deol
Ghayal Once Again starts out wobbly but gains substantial momentum till interval point, only to go completely haywire in its latter half, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Sanam Teri Kasam is boring!
Apart from the music, Mawra and Harshvardhan's chemistry is the only saving grace, feels Namrata Thakker.
February 02, 2016
Review: Arjun Kapoor impresses in Khatron Ke Khiladi
Namrata Thakker hopes the KKK 7 has some dhamakedaar stunts coming up.
January 31, 2016
Review: Loveshhuda has good party music
Have a party at home? Aelina Kapoor recommends the Loveshhuda soundtrack.
January 30, 2016
Review: Ishq Forever music is average
Ishq Forever is an ordinary soundtrack by Nadeem Saifee and one expected a lot more from him.
Review: Fitoor's music is amazing
It is one of the best soundtracks in a long time, writes Aelina Kapoor.
January 29, 2016
Review: Mastizaade is an impotent disaster
Surely even cleavage-obsessed filmmakers ought to, at first, be filmmakers, yes, asks Raja Sen.
Review: Saala Khadoos is All Growl, No Punch!
R Madhavan has a flair for playing unlikeable characters well and he achieves that here too, writes Sukanya Verma.
January 22, 2016
Review: Airlift is taut, tense, terrific!
'Oh what a beauty Akshay's performance is. Old-school gallantry, contemporary tone, his measured delivery is the soul of and savoir in Airlift,' says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 is disgusting!
Stay away from Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, advises Prasanna D Zore.
Airlift Review: Akshay is impressive
'Even when toasting a true story, say our movies, a superstar is worth more than a real hero,' says Raja Sen.
January 17, 2016
Review: Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 lyrics are wild
Aelina Kapoor tells us the soundtrack of Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 is very similar to Mastizaade.
Review: Sanam Teri Kasam has chartbuster songs
Sanam Teri Kasam is a good soundtrack, promises Aelina Kapoor.
January 16, 2016
Review: Sanam Re's music is impressive
The Sanam Re soundtrack is quite good, promises Aelina Kapoor.
January 15, 2016
Review: The Hateful Eight is a brutal, hellacious masterwork
Quentin Tarantino's latest film is his most unpleasant, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Chalk N Duster has good intent but clumsy execution
Director Jayant Gilatar's sloppy 'tribute' never ever develops into anything noteworthy, writes Sukanya Verma
January 10, 2016
Review: Saala Khadoos music is appealing
The music of Saala Khadoos is a mixed bag, feels Aelina Kapoor.
January 09, 2016
Review: Mastizaade has trashy lyrics
Though the composers try to make this soundtrack peppy, the lyrics force you to stay away, feels Aelina Kapoor.
January 08, 2016
Review: Chauranga is a good attempt but...
... It is more like a documentary on the appalling condition of the Dalits, feels Namrata Thakker.
Review: Wazir is a childish game of chess
This thriller isn't merely predictable, but depressingly drab, says Raja Sen.
January 03, 2016
Review: Wazir's music is haunting
Wazir has some good songs but they will not be memorable, feels Aelina Kapoor.
January 02, 2016
Review: Airlift has memorable songs
Quite a few good numbers in this soundtrack, promises Aeilina Kapoor.
December 21, 2015
Bigg Boss 9: Salman, SRK's comeback on the screen was absolutely EPIC!
A low down on the Salman-SRK special episode on Bigg Boss!
December 18, 2015
Review: Bajirao Mastani is Magnificent. Fragile. Flawed.
'Talwar se zyada dhaar chalane wale ki soch mein honi chahiye,' says the strategy-savvy Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani. Only if director Sanjay Leela Bansali had listened, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Priyanka, Ranveer are terrific in Bajirao Mastani
'This is a giant film, a magnum opus drunk on its own magnum-ity, and it is perfectly clear early on, as the narrative races out the gate and gauntlets are flung up in the air and shot through with arrows, that a film like this can only work as opera,' says Raja Sen.
Review: Dilwale is an absolute dud
'We expect insignificant froth from the director, but this particular can of Rohit Shetty has been lying open too long. The contents are not merely un-fizzy but, unforgivably, flat.'
December 14, 2015
Review: Power Couple is hardly entertaining!
Wait for the next season of Khatron Ke Khiladi instead, writes Namrata Thakker.
December 05, 2015
Review: Bajirao Mastani's music is a roller coaster ride
A lot of qawalli and romance in Bajirao Mastani's soundtrack, says Aelina Kapoor.
December 04, 2015
Review: Watch Angry Indian Goddesses for its terrific leading ladies
It's so good to see a film that revels in womanhood, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: You will hate this Hate Story
Hate Story 3 is *not* an erotic thriller, warns Prasanna D Zore.
November 27, 2015
Tamasha: Some genuine frights but too much orchestrated silliness
There are no real people in Tamasha -- there are only character-types written in little pink balloon-letters, all floating in cloudland, feels Sreehari Nair.
November 20, 2015
X: A piece of kitsch with incidental joys and a lot to crib about
'Mistaking carnality for sensuality, X: Past Is Present rings as too literal-minded and too talky, with a technique that just about drains any real density or genuine playfulness that may exist beneath all the talk,' says Sreehari Nair.
Review: Spectre is a long film, short on thrills
At 148 minutes, Spectre feels like the longest Bond film of all time, says Raja Sen.
November 15, 2015
Review: Hate Story 3 songs are impressive
Hate Story 3 engages you right through its four songs, writes Aelina Kapoor.
November 12, 2015
Review: Prem works. Rest is just rah-rah!
It is not the predictability but the lop-sided sentimentality of Sooraj R Barjatya's narrative that hurts Prem Ratan Dhan Payo's intentions the most, says Sukanya Verma
November 10, 2015
Dilwale Trailer Watch: The gang is back!
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol look like a million bucks, but the situation -- and the drummed up "intensity" -- feel asinine, says Raja Sen.
November 06, 2015
Review: Ranbanka is painstakingly boring
Ranbanka is torture, warns Namrata Thakker.
Review: Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein is a decent watch
Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein is a thriller with many twists, writes Jahnavi Patel.
November 02, 2015
Fan could be SRK's best birthday present
Bring it on, Shah Rukh, raves Raja Sen.
October 30, 2015
Review: Titli is an impressive directorial debut
Titli is a solid directorial debut but it could have been so much more, feels Raja Sen.
Review: Guddu Ki Gun is hilarious
Guddu Ki Gun is a sex comedy with funny one-liners and great performances from Kunal Khemmu and Sumit Vyas, writes Prasanna Zore.
Review: Main Aur Charles is a cool, compelling, winner
'A film that tells its tale with calculated intent -- coolly, cleverly, taking its time -- mirroring the dry panache of its self-assured protagonist.'
October 25, 2015
Review: Tamasha music is beautiful
It has been a while since AR Rahman had delivered a popular score for a Hindi film. The Tamasha soundtrack is certainly worth the wait, says Aelina Kapoor.
October 24, 2015
Review: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has good music
The music of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is well done, and seems to be exactly what the filmmaker ordered, writes Aelina Kapoor.
October 22, 2015
Shaandaar is fun, fun, fun!
Where cheer is indispensable and cynicism is undesirable -- the world is viewed through rose-coloured glasses in Vikas Bahl's Shaandaar, feels Sukanya Verma
Review: Shaandaar wastes good actors on bad bubblegum
There is such a thing as too much sugar, says Raja Sen
Review: Main Aur Charles music is different
The music of Main Aur Charles may not burn the charts, but it it should go well with the film's narrative, says Aelina Kapoor.
October 19, 2015
I Can Do That: Simply awesome!
The show will blow your mind with the amazing stunts, raves Tista Sengupta.
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi: Inspiring but not so impressive
The concept is beautiful. Amitabh Bachchan is fabulous. But Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi still doesn't get it right, feels Tista Sengupta.
October 16, 2015
Review: Crimson Peak is a gorgeous Gothic masterwork
Crimson Peak is not for everyone, but the mood is set very early on, says Raja Sen.
Review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 is too immature to be funny
Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 contains some genuine belly laughs, and would have been perfect were it not for its feature-length running time, writes Raja Sen.
October 12, 2015
Bigg Boss 9: Lacklustre celebs, charismatic Salman!
As far as the opening episode of Bigg Boss 9 goes, it relies heavily on its superstar host's impish impulses to prevent it from being a complete slog, write Sukanya Verma.
October 11, 2015
Honey Singh returns with Wedding Pullav
The music of Wedding Pullav isn't exceptional but it seems to go well with the story, says Aelina Kapoor.
October 10, 2015
Shandaar music is not quite 'shandaar'
Yet, composer Amit Trivedi gets points for experimentation, says Aelina Kapoor.
October 09, 2015
Review: Aishwarya's Jazbaa has little to cheer about
A mostly watchable thriller, Jazbaa is marred by its director Sanjay Gupta's penchant for excesses, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Jazbaa is a sloppy green mess
Jazbaa is a mercifully brief movie, just about two hours long, but that's about it in terms of the good part, warns Raja Sen.
Review: Hum Sab Ullu Hain is the worst film ever!
Hum Sab Ullu Hain is a brutal assault on the senses, rants Nishi Tiwari.
October 05, 2015
Quantico works only because of Priyanka
Quantico isn't a show Chopra happens to be on, but rather a show that belongs to Chopra, Raja Sen says.
October 02, 2015
Review: Singh Is Bliing is exhaustiing
Singh is Bliing is far too moronic to be saved, says Raja Sen.
Review: Talvar is a bloody sharp film
Talvar is a cleanly-crafted film, says Raja Sen.
Review: The Martian is a surprisingly small, simple film
The Martian proves to be a light, pleasant watch, says Raja Sen.
Review: Akshay Kumar dazzles, Singh is Bliing does not!
Singh is Bliing proves all that glitters is not gold, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Puli wastes Sridevi on a silly, boring fantasy
Puli makes for a truly bad trip, warns Raja Sen.
October 01, 2015
Trailer watch: Barjatya takes Salman down Bhansali roads in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
In Barjatya-land, all you need is Prem, Raja Sen says.
Review: Talvar is haunting
Well done, Team Talvar. Savera R Someshwar applauds the film.
September 30, 2015
Talvar: Riveting and extremely disturbing
'It is a very uncomfortable film to watch, and that is what makes it so good. A good film should be able to get into our skin, challenge us, shake us up and Talvar does all of that.'
September 25, 2015
Review: Bhaag Johnny is no fun at all
Bhaag Johnny is a mangled mess of a film, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Calendar Girls is another Madhur Bhandarkar dud
It's hard to believe Calendar Girls has been made by someone who makes films, fumes Raja Sen.
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon review: Kapil Sharma is no Govinda!
Few jokes that do work in this illogical, tardy drivel called Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon have more to do with how idiotic they are then amusing, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: De Niro and Hathaway hit all the right notes in The Intern
The Intern is an easy, breezy office space confection that makes for a lighthearted viewing, feels Sukanya Verma.
September 22, 2015
Trailer Watch: Ranbir and Deepika go wild in Corsica for Tamasha
Imtiaz Ali seems to be back on ground he knows, with actors he enjoys, says Raja Sen.
September 18, 2015
Review: Meeruthiya Gangsters is engaging in parts
Meeruthiya Gangsters is a decent attempt from a debutant director, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: MSG 2 is genuinely surreal
MSG 2 is a bizarre experience, says Raja Sen.
Review: Katti Batti is embarrassingly bad
Katti Batti is an imbecilic, cliche-ridden embarrassment that made me want to punch it in the mouth, says Raja Sen.
Review: Even a radiant Kangana cannot rescue Katti Batti!
Katti Batti is infuriatingly indecisive, says Sukanya Verma.
September 12, 2015
Review: Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon has great dance music
The composers of Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon know its audience well, says Aelina Kapoor.
September 11, 2015
Review: You cannot take The Perfect Girl seriously
As the protagonists fall in love in The Perfect Girl... Ek Simple Si Love Story, you and I fall out of love with the film, warns Paloma Sharma.
Review: The new Hero is a mess; the new kids are too dull
Nikhil Advani's Hero remake follows the template of the original, which may not have been the wisest course of action, notes Raja Sen.
Review: Hero is an unimpressive remake!
Athiya shows potential, Sooraj his physique in Hero, says Sukanya Verma.
September 06, 2015
Review: Bhaag Johnny music has something for everyone
Starting from a chartbuster song despite its below-the-belt essence and ending with a forgettable number, Bhaag Johnny demonstrates quite some range, says Aelina Kapoor.
September 05, 2015
Review: Katti Batti songs are forgettable
Much more was expected from the soundtrack of Katti Batti, writes Aelina Kapoor.
September 04, 2015
Review: Welcome Back is worth it because of Nana and Anil
Welcome Back is dumb yet entertaining, utterly silly but made with a kind of absurd, warm energy, says Raja Sen.
Review: Transporter Refueled: Steer clear of this mechanical junk!
It's mostly a shabby hand-me-down, a moronic piece of filmmaking that fails to deliver on any front, says Sukanya Verma.
August 28, 2015
Review: The Man From UNCLE is a superbly stylish romp
The Man From UNCLE is as lovingly tailored as they come, says Raja Sen.
Review: Kaun Kitne Paani Mein disappoints
Kaun Kitne Paani Mein fails to realise its potential, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Saif and Katrina make Phantom a joke
Review: Saif and Katrina make Phantom a joke
August 25, 2015
Trailer: Aishwarya overacts her eyes out in Jazbaa
Aishwarya looks as good as she always did, but those eyes look so brimming with hysteria that it seems like melodrama's just been building inside her, says Raja Sen.
August 23, 2015
Review: Hero's soundtrack is wow!
The amazing Hero soundtrack makes sure that you give most of the songs a repeat hearing, says Aelina Kapoor.
August 21, 2015
Review: Manjhi The Mountain Man is watchable for Nawaz. And Nawaz alone.
Manjhi The Mountain Man carries much promise but it is flimsily executed, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Fantastic Four is substandard fare
Fantastic Four is a disappointing reboot of a disappointing superhero franchise.
Review: All Is Well is a lazy, idiotic film
All Is Well spends two hours desperately tickling the audience but the overall impact is one of torture, says Raja Sen.
Review: The Gift is a finely made psychological chiller
The Gift is much more than a boilerplate Hollywood horror film, says Raja Sen.
August 19, 2015
Trailer review: Singh is Bliing lacks the punch
Raja Sen is not happy with the new Singh is Bliing trailer.
August 16, 2015
Review: Welcome Back music is worth a listen
The Welcome Back soundtrack keeps the fun element intact, says Aelina Kapoor.
Review: Phantom songs are impressive
Phantom surprises us with a very hatke soundtrack, writes Aelina Kapoor.
August 14, 2015
Review: Brothers is loud and exhausting
Director Karan Malhotra overstuffs a simple family story about strained ties into a nearly three-hour long cacophonous music video, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Brothers is so bad it should be disqualified
Brothers is loud, over-the-top and an exhausting watch, says Raja Sen.
August 11, 2015
Trailer: It's Disney-meets-Anees Bazmee for Alia and Shahid's Shaandaar
The trailer for Shandaar doesn't disappoint as much as it perplexes, writes Raja Sen.
August 10, 2015
Review: Orange is the New Black is addictive!
The TV series is not afraid to tackle issues pertaining to gender identity, race and sexuality head on and that is commendable.
Review: Better Call Saul is what TV dreams are made of
Better Call Saul keeps your adrenaline levels high.
Review: Fargo will make you revisit your demons
Fargo is intense and dark and raises more questions than one would usually be comfortable with.
August 08, 2015
Review: Brothers music is appealing
The music of Brothers does not have blockbuster appeal. But the soundtrack will flow well with the narrative, writes Aelina Kapoor.
August 07, 2015
Review: The Big C is a must watch
There's really no reason why one should not watch The Big C, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Jaanisaar is tiring to watch
Jaanisaar will test your patience, cautions Paloma Sharma.
Review: Mission Impossible 5 is a slick, stylish blast
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation might not be as iconic, but it is genuinely compelling, says Raja Sen.
Review: Bangistan is a colossal disappointment
Bangistan is not the political satire it claims to be, says Nishi Tiwari.
August 06, 2015
Review: Forever looks like everything you have seen before
Forever is tiring to watch, says Paloma Sharma.
August 05, 2015
Review: The Musketeers is a gripping masala entertainer
The Musketeers may not be original but it's engaging, says Paloma Sharma.
August 04, 2015
Review: The Flash will have you hooked
This is not your average superhero TV show, says Paloma Sharma.
August 02, 2015
Review: All Is Well has some good songs
All seems to be well with All Is Well. The film has taken its own time to reach the finishing line but fortunately for it, the music is doing some good talking, says Aelina Kapoor.
August 01, 2015
Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music
The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor.
July 31, 2015
Review: Drishyam is a depressingly ordinary film
Several parts of Drishyam work but the film is more tackiness than craft, says Raja Sen.
Review: Pixels is a complete waste of time
Pixels could very well be the most unremarkable Hollywood film of the year, says Paloma Sharma.
July 25, 2015
Review: Bangistan music lacks bang
Bangistan has unconventional music but it doesn't impress, says Aelina Kapoor.
July 24, 2015
Review: Ant-Man is little-league fun
Ant-Man is a pretty watchable light movie, but ah, it could have been a Wright movie., says Raja Sen.
Review: Masaan is a truly impressive directorial debut
Masaan is an immense achievement for a first-time filmmaker and must be applauded, says Raja Sen.
Review: Aisa Yeh Jahaan is a half-baked attempt
It's hard to root for Aisa Yeh Jahaan despite its beautiful concept, says Paloma Sharma.
July 17, 2015
Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a solid crowdpleaser
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is an overearnest, oversimplified, preposterously sweet and frequently schlocky film, which works because of a finely picked supporting cast, some sharp lines of dialogue and, most crucially, because of its overall heart, writes Raja Sen.
Trailer: Shah Rukh turns up the intensity with Raees
Rahul Dholakia's Eid 2016 offering is definitely looking intriguing, says Raja Sen.
Review: Salman gets it right in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
'Even in its unmistakably masala tone, Bajrangi Bhaijaan firmly believes the desire for peace is universal and recommends being a hero. Or just human,' says Sukanya Verma.
July 16, 2015
Trailer: Pancholi's son and Shetty's daughter get unimaginative launch
Hero is the most hackneyed of trailers that doesn't try to break clutter or do anything at all new, says Raja Sen.
Trailer Watch: Bajirao Mastani makes its actors look WOW
Bajirao Mastani is a big winter release worth looking forward to, says Raja Sen.
July 13, 2015
Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded is less dance, more gimmickry
You will be exposed to much comedy, emotion and drama during the course of the show, but you will see only a jhalak of the dance.
July 11, 2015
Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan music is not Salman Khan style
Bajrangi Bhaijaan music is not quite an out-and-out Salman Khan soundtrack. However, songs like Selfie and Aaj Ki Party keep energy levels high.
July 10, 2015
Review: I Love NY, a great disservice to New Year's Eve and New York
I Love NY is criminally unremarkable, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Murder Mestri is paisa vasool fun. Twice over.
The comedy is clean, simple, silly. Yet you long for more. And it keeps coming. Remember Andaz Apna Apna?
Review: The Gallows is a waste of time
The Gallows will probably appeal to high schoolers at a sleepover. For the rest of us, a rewatch of The Blair Witch Project will have to suffice.
Review: Bahubali is mega, ingenious and envelope pushing!
Almost three hours go like a breeze in the company of Bahubali's eclectic protagonists, where every single one makes an 'entry' designed for wolf-whistle.
Review: Amy is a fitting tribute
There's enough emotion in every single frame to break your heart, Paloma Sharma says after watching Asif Kapadia's documenatary Amy.
Review: Minions would have been better if it was Minion-sized
Minions could have been a better edited, better directed and a much better written film, says Paloma Sharma.
July 05, 2015
Review: I Love NY has good music
The music of I Love NY will stay with me regardless of how long the film plays in theatres, writes Aelina Kapoor.
July 03, 2015
Review: Papanasam is a worthy remake of Drishyam!
Review: Papanasam is a worthy remake of Drishyam!
Review: Fine actors make Guddu Rangeela work
Yet, Guddu Rangeela never quite soars, says Raja Sen.
Review: Second Hand Husband puts the fun in Punjabi
Second Hand Husband is entertaining in parts, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Bezubaan Ishq is sanskaari Grand Masti
Bezubaan Ishq is pure drivel, warns Paloma Sharma.
Terminator Genisys review: New Terminator has Arnie but not the vision of its iconic predecessors
Even if reduced to a "relic of a deleted timeline," Schwarzenegger is easily the only attraction of this wishy-washy sequel, prequel, reboot, offshoot, whatever. But that's no reason to overstay one's welcome even if it's an iconic character. Rather especially if it's an iconic character.
June 29, 2015
Review: Asha Jaoar Majhe is one of the best Indian films of 2015
Bengali film Asha Jaoar Majhe is a must watch, a once in the lifetime kind of work that should be supported by film lovers and experienced on the big screen, writes Aseem Chhabra.
June 28, 2015
Review: Guddu Rangeela soundtrack is average
The song Mata Ka Email encapsulates the spirit of Guddu Rangeela. The rest of the album just passes muster, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 26, 2015
Review: Inside Out is insightful, intoxicating, incredible
Inside Out is arguably Pixar's finest film, says Raja Sen.
Review: Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho lacks bite
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho takes off with a great premise but fails to realise its full potential, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Killa is a beautiful, beautiful film
Killa is a deep film with lofty ambitions and brilliant performances, raves Raja Sen.
Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 is insipid
Much like a bumbling partner in a three-legged race, the second half of Insidious: Chapter 3 lets its first half down, says Palma Sharma.
June 19, 2015
Review: Spy is an average entertainer
Spy isn't a bad film. But it's only half a good one.
ABCD 2 review: All dance, not enough soul!
ABCD 2 feels a bit of stretch at 154 minutes.
June 13, 2015
Review: ABCD 2's music has variety
The ABCD 2 soundtrack has something for everyone, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 12, 2015
Review: Jurassic World is an unnecessary reboot
'Jurassic World is a perfectly passable blockbuster with a B-movie heart -- but why on earth would you want to watch something so unremarkable when Mad Max: Fury Road is still in theatres and gets better on each viewing?' asks Raja Sen.
Trailer Watch: Emraan isn't in good nick as Azhar
On the evidence of a first teaser, it doesn't look like Emraan Hashmi's Azhar trying hard enough.
Review: Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a pathetic attempt at tragedy
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a film where three fine actors all play idiots, says Raja Sen.
June 07, 2015
Hamari Adhuri Kahani songs are worth listening to
You may not have a chart-buster soundtrack in Hamari Adhuri Kahani but the songs grow on you, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 05, 2015
Review: Dil Dhadakne Do is charming fluff
Dil Dhadakne Do unravels like an entire season of soap opera condensed into a nearly three-hour movie, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Ranveer and Anil stand out in Dil Dhadakne Do
Dil Dhadakne Do is like a really long episode of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai where Satish Shah doesn't show up, says Raja Sen.
May 29, 2015
Review: Ishqedarriyaan is avoidable
The kindest thing one can say about Ishqedarriyaan is that it is yawn worthy
Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the new generation
Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the YouTube generation -- rich in variety and easy on the attention span, writes Paloma Sharma.
Welcome 2 Karachi? Erm, no thanks
Welcome 2 Karachi is a sad excuse for screen space, says Paloma Sharma.
May 22, 2015
Review: Kangana is a double delight in Tanu Weds Manu Returns!
Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not merely superior to its predecessor but the flamboyance and fun it provides is an implication we're not quite done with this mad duo and their quirky universe yet.
Review: Tomorrowland plays it safe
Tomorrowland falls short of greatness it was capable of achieving, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Surkhaab is a vanity project
Surkhaab lacks the strength to go all the way either to become a masala thriller or to blossom into an insightful take on the exploitation of immigrants, notes Paloma Sharma.
May 17, 2015
Review: Dil Dhadakne Do music is average
Overall, the music of Dil Dhadakne Do doesn't come close to that of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
May 15, 2015
Review: Bombay Velvet is too bloodless to stun, too passionless to stir
Bombay Velvet paints a pretty postcard but not the soul of its decade, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Bombay Velvet is marred by weak storytelling
Bombay Velvet spends too much time on period details and loses focus, notes Aseem Chhabra.
Review: Bombay Velvet is an epic misfire
Bombay Velvet is an obviously shallow film, an all-out retro masala-movie with homage on the rocks and cocktail-shakers brimming with cliche.
May 13, 2015
Like the Quantico trailer? Vote!
Quantico looks like your run-of-the-mill Homeland-esque drama whose only USP is Priyanka Chopra.
May 10, 2015
Review: The Welcome To Karachi album is average
The pick of the four songs are Lalla Lalla Lori and Boat Ma Kukdookoo, which at least go well with the fun flavour of the film
May 09, 2015
Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns music is worth a listen
Tanu Weds Manu Returns album should have had fewer songs.
May 08, 2015
Review: Piku, a gem of a film!
'Everything about you and your precious relationships spoke to me, stirred me and I wish you could hear how deeply you touched me,' Sukanya Verma says in her letter to Piku.
Review: Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is a cleavage fest
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai insults the intelligence of the audience.
Review: Piku may be the finest Hindi film of 2015
Piku is a film with tremendous heart, raves Raja Sen.
May 03, 2015
Review: The Bombay Velvet album is experimental
It's brave of Bombay Velvet makers to invest so much creatively in its music album, says Aelina Kapoor.
May 02, 2015
Review: Piku's music is impressive
There is no 'remix version' for any of the songs, as the music deserves to be heard unadulterated.
May 01, 2015
Review: While We're Young is the first great film of 2015
It is a film worth watching and recommending and loving, like a novel you can't wait to lend to friends you care about.
Review: Gabbar Is Back, stupid enough to be outlawed
Stay away from theatres, I'd say. 50-kos away, even.
Review: Kuch Kuch Locha Hai's music is average
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai music tapers down at the end but on the strength of its first few numbers, it manages to stay afloat.
April 27, 2015
Review: Gabbar Is Back music is worth a listen
Some songs off the Gabbar Is Back album will keep you hooked.
April 24, 2015
Review: Jai Ho! Democracy is more silly than satirical!
'Jai Ho! Democracy is a hasty uptake of news channels and papers drawn into a skit that's too short on subtext to be a realised satire and too silly to be taken seriously', writes Sukanya Verma.
April 23, 2015
Review: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is rock and roll revelry
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is one madly indulgent film says Raja Sen.
April 22, 2015
Review: Varun, Shraddha impress in ABCD 2 trailer
ABCD 2 releases June 19, 2015.
April 17, 2015
Review: Mr X is an unwatchable piece of trash
Mr X is a stupid, slow, randomly ballad-filled mess that could still have been made entertaining with an interesting protagonist, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Mr X doesn't have the lines, the sharps, the presence!
Glaring bloopers, cheesy writing and not even a smidgen of sense contribute to the hopeless mess that is Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur starrer Mr X is, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Court: Better in parts, than as a whole
Alas, as an indictment of our legal system, Court doesn't prick deeply, says Raja Sen.
Review: Margarita, With a Straw is refreshing, brutally honest
Margarita, With a Straw's is admirable in its handling of its protagonist and cerebral palsy, says Paloma Sharma.
April 13, 2015
Review Game of Thrones 5 will have you hooked!
The opening episode of the fifth season may not really be worthy of a place in Game of Thrones Hall of Shockers, it did have a very interesting end , promises show loyalist Mihit Govilkar.
April 10, 2015
Review: Dharam Sankat Mein doesn't say anything new!
Between its sentimental leanings and farcical outbursts, the superficial sermonising of Dharam Sankat Mein remains just that -- superficial, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Ek Paheli Leela is Sunny Leone's show
Ek Paheli Leela invests little effort in character development or setting, notes Paloma Sharma.
Review: Broken Horses is a pale version of Parinda
For those who haven't watched Parinda, Broken Horses could perhaps be a moving, serious watch. But for those who have already been blown away by Chopra's original, Broken Horses pales in comparison, says Paloma Sharma.
April 05, 2015
Music Review: The X Factor in Emraan Hashmi's next
The music of Mr X is not blockbuster material, and only few songs bear repeated listening, writes Joginder Tuteja.
April 03, 2015
Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a mystery movie that doesn't mystify
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stumbles considerably because of its simplistic plotting, says Raja Sen.
Review: Furious 7 is AWESOME! But...
The globally popular Fast and Furious' last installment is weighed down by mundane dialogues and plot points, says Paloma Sharma.
March 29, 2015
Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy music is original but not all exciting
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy's soundtrack is distinctly un-Bollywood, writes Joginder Tuteja.
March 26, 2015
Trailer: Bachchan and Deepika in Piku, a constipation comedy
Piku should hopefully be some good shit, says Raja Sen.
March 21, 2015
Review: Ek Paheli Leela's music is worth a listen
The music of Ek Paheli Leela has a good mix of party and romantic numbers, writes Joginder Tuteja.
March 20, 2015
Review: Cinderella is all things magical!
What Sukanya Verma loves about Kenneth Branagh's extravagant vision is he gives us a Cinderella that's got a little more spirit and penchant for horse-riding if not the hand-drawn delicacy or singing prowess of her animated avatar.
Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is too preachy
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel loses the plot somewhere in the first 15 minutes, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Hunterrr is a waste of terrific actors
Hunterrr is a deeply problematic film, and fails rather miserably, warns Raja Sen.
March 13, 2015
Review: In Their Shoes is a poignant, personal documentary
In Their Shoes is heartwarming, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: NH10 is a strikingly believable horror film
NH10 is a scary, compelling ride featuring an actress who surpasses herself, says Raja Sen.
Review: NH10 is a compelling thriller
Anushka Sharma is at her most impressive in the chilling NH10 but the climax is a bit of a letdown, notes Sukanya Verma.
March 07, 2015
Review: Dirty Politics is a waste of time
Dirty Politics is a garbled mess.
March 06, 2015
Review: Badmashiyaan is complete baloney!
Badmashiyaan does not have any real plot to tell so it crams the script with numerous characters, who just enter and leave at will, warns Sukanya Verma.
Review: Coffee Bloom is beautiful, poetic in parts
Coming from a debutant director, Coffee Bloom is a good attempt, says Nishi Tiwari.
March 05, 2015
The new Avengers film promises gloom, doom and teamwork
The best thing to see in the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer might just be the release date!
March 01, 2015
Review: NH10 music is worth a listen
NH10 has consistently good music, writes Joginder Tuteja.
February 27, 2015
Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha is genuinely sweet
Dum Laga Ke Haisha is so simple that it never gives you a single moment of unpredictability, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha will win your heart
Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a series of riveting moments that make you moist in the eye and chuckle with joy, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Poor score for Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is so terribly obvious in its deviousness, there's not even a smidgen of surprise to expect, says Sukanya Verma.
February 22, 2015
Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha music makes you nostalgic
The music of Dum Laga Ke Haisha is quite a surprise, writes Joginder Tuteja.
February 20, 2015
Review: Whiplash is a sexy, stunning film
Whiplash is a film that captivates right from the start and reels in the viewer in that seductive way only the finest jazz can, assures Raja Sen.
PIX: Irrfan, Tillotama Shome attend Qissa screening
Check out the star arrivals.
Review: Badlapur is a dark, unflinching, fantastic film
Badlapur is all fury and fog, a revenge saga that plays out with great eyebrow-singeing intensity, says Raja S
February 13, 2015
Review: Roy is slow torture
Roy is so tangled in its inflated, erratic ideas of a pseudo mystery around parallel lives and loves that it ceases to make sense even before it takes of
Review: MSG The Messenger is not a movie
MSG is a feature-length advertisement you'd be best advised to forego, says Raja Sen.
February 06, 2015
Review: Shamitabh sounds good but has nothing to say
Shamitabh spends all its time explaining its own jokes, notes Raja Sen.
Trailer review: Anushka steps into bloody territory with NH10
It all looks thrillingly promising.
Dum Lagake Haisha trailer: YRF goes in for plus-sized romance
And it all looks like warm, well-written fun!
January 31, 2015
Review: Badlapur music is worth a listen
Each of the songs in Badlapur make their presence felt, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 30, 2015
Review: Rahasya is a clever whodunit
Atmospheric chills and a good story your thing? Watch Rahasya, suggests Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Birdman is one of the greatest films of all time
Raja Sen reviews Birdman in three sentences, as a tribute to the film's brilliant one-take technique. We space out the review for easy reading.
Review: Khamoshiyan deserves all the silence it can get!
Khamoshiyan is totally consumed by its cheesy scares-sex-scares-sex pattern, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Foxcatcher is the most overrated Oscar nominee
Foxcatcher is deathly dull and far too graceless.
Review: Hawaizaada is a flight of fancy that fails to take off
Thanks to the film's half-baked treatment, it is reduced to appearing like a flight of fancy.
January 23, 2015
Review: Mortdecai is Johnny Depp's worst film
It is difficult to understand why Johnny Depp agreed to make Mortdecai, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Dolly Ki Doli is worth a ride!
Dolly Ki Doli's ambiguous, unapologetic tone favours the overall whimsy narrative and its aversion to melodrama.
Review: Watch Baby for Akshay-Kher-Danny troika
Neerja Pandey's Baby, one must say, wouldn't have been as interesting without the lead troika.
January 18, 2015
Review: Roy's music rocks!
The music of Roy is a winner all the way, says Joginder Tuteja/
January 16, 2015
Review: Paddington is a must-watch
Paddington imparts practical life lessons in a way that is neither patronising nor insulting to the intelligence of kids, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Alone is better left that way
Alone is as good as a B-grade film, featuring several sequences that are very corny, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: The Imitation Game is well-performed but spineless
The Imitation Game is an unsubtle film that delivers exactly what you expect in the most predictable way, laments Raja Sen.
Review: American Sniper can't see beyond its own nose
Despite being intrinsically American, American Sniper might actually appeal to a certain section of the political spectrum, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: The Theory of Everything is impeccably executed
A film as strongly scripted and impeccably executed as The Theory of Everything will be remembered for longer than Stephen Hawking's estimate of the end of time, says Paloma Sharma.
January 11, 2015
Music Review: Dolly Ki Doli is well-packaged
Music composers Sajid-Wajid do well with Dolly Ki Doli, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 10, 2015
Music Review: Khamoshiyan is a good listen
Khamoshiyan's music can be heard on a loop, feels Joginder Tuteja.
Music Review: Alone has an interesting mix of songs
Alone makes for comfortable listening even though it has no chartbusters, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 09, 2015
Review: Taken 3 takes logic for granted
The worse thing about Taken 3 is that it hints at a sequel, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Big Eyes is a GREAT film
Big Eyes easily evokes a mix of fascination and empathy and you just can't stop looking, says Paloma Sharma.
Tevar review: Pompous, noisy, done-to-death!
There's little to cheer about Sonakshi's solitary expression and lifeless chemistry with Arjun that makes for nearly three hours of the movie, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Tevar is a tiring watch
Tevar emerges an overdone, underwhelming film with zero charm, warns Raja Sen.
January 02, 2015
Review: Woman in Black 2 is scary but not truly horrifying
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death gets predictable real quick, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Unbroken is a good film that could have been great
Unbroken's first half might seem a little vexing but the second one is where the actors' performances really shine through, says Paloma Sharma.
December 26, 2014
Review: Night at the Museum 3: 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
Review: 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: <I>Tevar</I>'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/
December 19, 2014
Review: PK 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: PK, 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: Ungli 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
Big Hero 6 is all heart, says Raja Sen.
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 Best of Me fits well enough in the genre to which it belongs and will obviously prove to be a major tearjerker for hopeless romantics.
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: Kill Dil 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: Haider 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 Happy New Year soundtrack
The Happy New Year soundtrack has quite a few winners, says Joginder Tuteja/
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: 3 AM 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: The Maze Runner 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: Khoobsurat 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: Mary Kom is a mediocre account of a magnificent reality
Sukanya Verma returns underwhelmed after watching Mary Kom.
Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For falters with its script
Sin City 2 doesn't quite illicit the same response as the film film, says .
Review: Mary Kom truly packs a punch
Mary Kom is a victory for its protagonist Priyanka Chopra, scriptwriter Saiwyn Quadras, and director Omung Kumar, says .
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
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: Katiyabaaz 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 18, 2014
Review: Amitabh Bachchan kicks off KBC with style
The best chunks of the show were not the ones with Kapil Sharma or any random singing tomfoolery, but the ones where Amitabh Bachchan sat across a participant in the hot-seat and played the game, writes Raja Sen.
August 17, 2014
Review: Creature 3D 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
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
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: Hercules works because of The Rock!
Hercules has its moments, says .
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
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: The Grand Budapest Hotel is a true marvel
Nobody makes denial look this fabulous, says after watching Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Kick Review: Nawaz steals Salman's thunder
Despite four screenplay writers and Salman Khan's best efforts, Kick fails to impress, says .
Review: Kick 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 .
July 20, 2014
Review: Kick's music is paisa vasool
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: Hate Story 2 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: Begin Again is heartwarming
Begin Again speaks to the viewer like few films have, says .
Review: Planes: Fire and Rescue 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 .
Review: Pizza is the spook-fest that delivers
There is more to this inventive Pizza than meets the eye, says
Review: Amit Sahni Ki List doesn't work
The film falters on many coutns, says .
July 15, 2014
Review: Bachchan's strong, but Yudh starts off too slow
Yudh leaves things a bit too wide open, says .
July 11, 2014
Review: Lai Bhaari is awesome
Full marks to Riteish Deshmukh and Nishikant Kamat for taking the plunge into Marathi cinema, says .
Review: Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya 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 .
Review: Dawn of the Planets of the Apes is breathtaking
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes rises above all its predecessors, says .
July 09, 2014
Trailer review: Madness abounds in Deepika's first English film
Raja Sen reviews Finding Fanny trailer.
July 08, 2014
Trailer Review: Vishal Bhardwaj returns with Shahid as his Hamlet
Raja Sen reviews Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider trailr starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Irrfan, Tabu, Kak Kay Menon.
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: Lekar Hum Deewana Dil is a bit of a mess
Lekar Hum Deewana Dil struggles to find its own voice, according to .
Review: Bobby Jasoos is a very confused film
Bobby Jasoos works only because of Vidya Balan and the strong supporting cast, says .
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 .
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: MTV Splitsvilla 7 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: Bobby Jasoos 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: Grace of Monaco doesn't make much sense
Grace of Monaco is a shoddily written film, says .
Review: Fugly is a pathetic waste of time
Fugly is a trainwreck, says .
Review: How To Train Your Dragon 2 gets it right. Again!
How To Train Your Dragon 2 is a decidedly darker, deeper follow-up to the original, says .
June 11, 2014
Reader Review: Filmistaan is refreshingly light
Filmistaan is a story about hope.
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: Ek Villain 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: Holiday is too slow to thrill
Holiday takes obscene amounts of time getting to the point, says .
Review: Filmistaan is absolutely flawless
Filmistaan has a strong plot and well-developed characters, says .
Review: Edge of Tomorrow 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 .
May 30, 2014
Review: The Raid 2 is too gory to stomach
The Raid 2 is dominated by a lot of unnecessary violence, says .
Review: Maleficent fails to realise its full potential
Maleficent ends up disappointing after a decent start, says .
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 Citylights album is pleasing
The album of Citylights starts with a superb track Muskurane which is a chartbuster at first hearing.
May 16, 2014
Review: Mighty Raju 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: Mastram 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: Million Dollar Arm 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 .
Review: Avoid Yeh Hai Bakrapur if you can
Yeh Hai Bakrapur starts off on a promising note but loses steam soon after, says .
Review: Manjunath is a brave film
Manjunath is a lesson in humanity we all need at the moment, says .
May 08, 2014
Review: Drag every kid you care about to Hawaa Hawaai
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: Kya Dilli Kya Lahore 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 .
Review: Purani Jeans is unabashedly sexist and unoriginal
Purani Jeans lacks vision, originality and the spunk one expects from a college romance film, says .
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: Mission Sapne is just another assembly-line reality show
Mission Sapne on Colors offers little in terms of novelty, says Nishi Tiwari.
April 27, 2014
Review: Hawaa Hawaai 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: Revolver Rani 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 .
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 .
April 13, 2014
Review: Kaanchi'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: Oculus is rather long for a horror film
Oculus could have done better with tighter editing, says .
Review: Bhoothnath Returns loses the plot
Bhoothnath Returns starts off with a fascinating premise but drags towards the end, says .
Review: Rio 2 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 .
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 .
Review: Captain America 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 after watching Captain America.
Review: Main Tera Hero is total paisa vasool!
Not exactly meant for family audiences, Main Tera Hero is a refreshingly unpretentious, says .
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 .
March 31, 2014
Review: Jal does not have a typical Bollywood soundtrack
The Jal soundtrack has international appeal, and worth many listennings, promises .
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 .
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 .
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: Ankhon Dekhi is brilliant but for the discerning viewer
Ankhon Dekhi's real star is Sanjay Mishra, says .
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 .
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 .
Review: Lakshmi 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 .
March 15, 2014
Music Review: O Teri is a decent album
But there aren't too many memorable songs in the soundtrack.
March 14, 2014
Review: Bewakoofiyaan tries to be too many things at once
Bewakoofiyaan never really establishes its chief motive, says after watching the film.
Review: Neighbours isn't worth a review
Why is a horror film on vampires so bloodless and awful, asks .
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 .
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 .
Review: Go watch Queen NOW!
lists six reasons to watch Queen.
Review: Watch Gulaab Gang for Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla steals Madhuri Dixit's thunder in Gulaab Gang, feels .
Review: Kangna rules in Queen
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
-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 .
Review: Bewakoofiyan music is avoidable
Bewakoofiyan soundtrack is quite forgettable, writes .
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: Dallas Buyers Club is as smart as it is inspiring
'This is a stirring, touching film but it stays impressively away from overt manipulation.'
Review: Shaadi Ke Side Effects works only because of Farhan and Vidya
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
February 14, 2014
Review: Gunday 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 after watching Gunday.
Review: Gunday is a mess!
'For all its swagger and insolence, the script is full of silly loopholes, annoying clichés and glaring superficiality.'
Review: Highway is extremely disappointing
'It is rare that a Hindi language film delivers so much promise in the first half. And so it is extremely disappointing when the director and his script lead us on the journey that starts to meander and eventually fizzles out, collapses and dies in front of our eyes.'
Review: Her 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: Vampire Academy is a sloppy mashup of pop references
Vampire Academy falls flat on its face, says .
Review: The new RoboCop 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 after watching RoboCop.
February 09, 2014
Review: Queen's music rocks
Queen is a fantastic album that delivers more than one expected, raves .
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 .
Review: Saving Mr Banks is a vintage Disney treat
'It might not be supercalafragilisticexpialidocious, sure, but at least it points us in that direction,' says after watching Saving Mr Banks.
Review: Heartless doesn't have soul
Despite being well shot and fairly well edited, Heartless has nothing of value to offer, says
Review: The Lego Movie is the ultimate family treat
'Having the means to and not taking your child to watch the film will be considered parental harassment, warns after watching The Lego Movie.
Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel 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 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 .
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 .
Review: 12 Years A Slave is a tough, important film
Strange Fruit will never quite sound the same again, says 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. 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 .
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: American Hustle 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: Karle Pyaar Karle 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: Inside Llewyn Davis is another Coen triumph
Inside Llewyn Davis is a fantastic film, feels .
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 .
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 Dedh Ishqiya
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 .
Raja Sen: 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 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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Review: Walking With Dinosaurs is a lazy attempt at filmmaking
Walking With Dinosaurs has nothing new to offer, feels .
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 .
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 .
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: What The Fish is a huge letdown
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: The Hobbit 2 could be the best film of 2013
Review: The Hobbit 2
Review: Spike Lee's Oldboy is like Zinda, all over again
Watching Oldboy feels like you're watching a history lesson on the projector in your seventh grade class, according to .
Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is brilliant
According to , The Hobbit series continues to exhilarate and astound with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
December 06, 2013
Review: R... Rajkumar doesn't work for the most part
feels R... Rajkumar is entertaining only in bits.
TRAILER REVIEW: The Amazing Spiderman 2 looks exciting
The trailer looks solid and promising.
Review: Club 60 is promising but loses steam very fast
feels Club 60 is amply peppered with some standout moments but the good parts end very quickly.
Review: Jennifer Lawrence steals the show in Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Hunger Games: Catching Fire is clinical at times but nevertheless a smooth ride, according to .
December 02, 2013
Review: 'Virgin' Salman Khan EXPOSED on Koffee With Karan
According to , the first episode of Koffee With Karan 4, with Salman Khan as its guest, was explosive.
November 29, 2013
Review: Bullett Raja will bore you to death
The film is more ego trip than cinema, feels .
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: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein 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.
Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela 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: Insidious Chapter 2 leaves many things unanswered
feels Insidious Chapter 2 is not for the fainthearted but seasoned horror flick fans may find it insipid.
Review: Rajjo is a horribly confused film
feels Rajjo is a very confusing film.
Review: Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is a mess!
According to , Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is an overplotted, bloody mess.
November 11, 2013
Review: Nach Baliye 6 needs more sizzle!
Nach Baliye 6 could have been a great show if the producers focused more on the dancing, says .
Review: Kathaveedu is an average entertainer
Director Sohannlal does make an impression by narrating a different story in Kathaveedu.
November 10, 2013
Music review: Singh Saab The Great 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 .
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 .
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
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 .
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 .
October 18, 2013
Review: DON'T MISS Shahid!
Hansal Mehta's Shahid is a gutsy and thought-provoking film, feels .
Review: Escape Plan is entertaining yet a forgettable ride
According to , 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 Boss: All title, no thunder!
Boss is hell bent on assaulting the eardrums and senses with a vigorous spectacle of mindless action and screeching soundtrack.
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 .
Review: Captain Phillips is gripping
Captain Phillips is good entertainment that, thankfully, has its brain intact.
Review: Gravity is a MUST WATCH
, 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: Super Model is dowdy, uninteresting
Super Model is everything it shouldn't be -- dowdy, uninteresting, and clumsy.
September 22, 2013
Review: Krrish 3 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: Rush is one of the finest sports films
Rush is a rousing, thrilling film, feels .
Review: The Lunchbox is the best Indian film in years
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 16, 2013
Review: Bigg Boss 7 claims to be the most UNPREDICTABLE season yet
With a whole new set of changes and an interesting mix of inmates, Bigg Boss 7 looks poised to outdo itself.
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: Horror Story is not even remotely scary
The film borrows heavily from films like The Ring and The Exorcist, says .
Review: John Day fails to deliver
John Day isn't the dark, twisted thriller it was meant to be, says .
Review: Grand Masti is unbearable and obnoxious
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 .
September 08, 2013
Review: John Day'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: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero music is entertaining
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero music is very entertaining.
Review: Besharam 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 Satyanweshi disappoints
Rituparno Ghosh's swansong Satyanweshi is a bit of a letdown, according to .
Review: Zanjeer is an unforgivably bad remake
feels Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer is an unwarranted, atrocious remake.
August 30, 2013
Review: Satyagraha makes you cry at times
Satyagraha attempts to speak about important issues but ends up over-simplifying them.
Review: Satyagraha 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...
, 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: Planes 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: Tasher Desh is bizarre, brave and brilliant
Tasher Desh is staggeringly-original film, writes .
Review: Jobs fails to live up to expectations
Jobs fails to meet expectations, writes .
Review: Madras Cafe deserves an audience
Madras Cafe is a swift, smart and serious study of an inglorious chapter of history, writes .
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
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.
Aseem Chhabra's Chennai Express Review: Mindless but entertaining
Chennai Express is a full throttle masala entertainment ruled by Shah Rukh Khan's star power
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.
Sukanya Verma's Chennai Express review: Rollicking trip to nowhere
The movie evokes a few laughs but otherwise it decides to shift tracks from droll comedy to dreadful drama.
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 .
August 02, 2013
Review: The Smurfs 2 lacks imagination and novelty
The Smurfs 2 is a film rife with cleverly marketed mediocrity, writes .
Review: BA Pass is an impressively dark and sexy film
It's a riveting film, writes .
Review: Chor Chor Super Chor falls short
Chor Chor Super Chor doesn't live up to its potential, writes .
July 26, 2013
Review: Luv U Soniyo is very predictable
You may like Luv U Soniyo more for its comedy than the romance, writes .
Review: Issaq is an insultingly bad film
Issaq is a shoddily written film with a cringeworthy performance from its leading man Prateik Babbar, writes .
Review: The Wolverine is a drag
It is an important film but that doesn't translate to it being good, writes .
Review: Bajatey Raho doesn't meet expectations
Bajatey Raho had a whole lot of potential but failed to realise it, writes .
Review: Nasha 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: Om is a one-time watch
Telugu film Om is for Kalyan Ram fans, writes .
Review: Mariyaan 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: Ship Of Theseus is a beautiful near-masterpiece
Anand Gandhi's directorial debut is a film we've all been waiting for.
Review: White House Down is for action film junkies
White House Down works because of Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx , writes .
Review: Ship Of Theseus is a work of art
It is a sign of evolution in filmmaking, writes .
Review: D-Day 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: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag disappoints
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's latest film lacks clarity and coherence.
Review: Shorts is worth a watch
The stories in this anthology range from breathtaking to borderline bizarre.
Review: Pacific Rim 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: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag looks dated
Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does not offer anything new
July 05, 2013
Review: The Lone Ranger 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 .
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 .
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
The Great Gatsby is a good looking film but is less heartfelt, writes Raja Sen.
Review: The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a powerful film
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 brutal, powerful
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.
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