March 15, 2014Music Review: O Teri is a decent album
But there aren't too many memorable songs in the soundtrack.
March 14, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Queen's music rocks
Queen is a fantastic album that delivers more than one expected, raves .
February 07, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Raja 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Jai Ho's music rocks!
The soundtrack of Salman Khan's latest film totally suits his personality.
January 10, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2013Review: Dedh Ishqiya music does not impress
Unlike Ishqiya's hit soundtrack, Dedh Ishqiya falls way short.
December 27, 2013Review: 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, 2013Raja 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, 2013Review: Dhoom 3's soundtrack is engaging
Dhoom Machale is the biggest draw of the Dhoom 3 soundtrack.
December 13, 2013Review: 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
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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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: '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, 2013Review: Bullett Raja will bore you to death
The film is more ego trip than cinema, feels .
November 26, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Gori 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Does 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Sukanya 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, 2013Review: Super Model is dowdy, uninteresting
Super Model is everything it shouldn't be -- dowdy, uninteresting, and clumsy.
September 22, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: Mahabharat, so far so good
If Mahabharat maintains the quality of writing and cast, we may have another winner among us.
September 16, 2013Review: 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: KBC 7 is brimming with promise and knowledge
Kaun Banega Crorepati 7 can only get better after a promising first episode, says .
September 08, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Madras 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Sukanya 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Music 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag looks dated
Farhan Akhtar's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag does not offer anything new
July 05, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: Himmatwala is strictly for one-time laughs
Himmatwala may not be funny but is surely laughable and hence watchable.
March 27, 2013Review: 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, 2013Who 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Brilliant: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013DVD Review: Frankenweenie is a gripping movie
Frankenweenie scores because of its well-paced story.
February 22, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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, 2013Review: 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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