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