August 28, 2015Review: The Man From UNCLE is a superbly stylish romp
The Man From UNCLE is as lovingly tailored as they come, says Raja Sen.
Review: Kaun Kitne Paani Mein disappoints
Kaun Kitne Paani Mein fails to realise its potential, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Saif and Katrina make Phantom a joke
Review: Saif and Katrina make Phantom a joke
August 25, 2015Trailer: Aishwarya overacts her eyes out in Jazbaa
Aishwarya looks as good as she always did, but those eyes look so brimming with hysteria that it seems like melodrama's just been building inside her, says Raja Sen.
August 23, 2015Review: Hero's soundtrack is wow!
The amazing Hero soundtrack makes sure that you give most of the songs a repeat hearing, says Aelina Kapoor.
August 21, 2015Review: Manjhi The Mountain Man is watchable for Nawaz. And Nawaz alone.
Manjhi The Mountain Man carries much promise but it is flimsily executed, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Fantastic Four is substandard fare
Fantastic Four is a disappointing reboot of a disappointing superhero franchise.
Review: All Is Well is a lazy, idiotic film
All Is Well spends two hours desperately tickling the audience but the overall impact is one of torture, says Raja Sen.
Review: The Gift is a finely made psychological chiller
The Gift is much more than a boilerplate Hollywood horror film, says Raja Sen.
August 19, 2015Trailer review: Singh is Bliing lacks the punch
Raja Sen is not happy with the new Singh is Bliing trailer.
August 16, 2015Review: Welcome Back music is worth a listen
The Welcome Back soundtrack keeps the fun element intact, says Aelina Kapoor.
Review: Phantom songs are impressive
Phantom surprises us with a very hatke soundtrack, writes Aelina Kapoor.
August 14, 2015Review: Brothers is loud and exhausting
Director Karan Malhotra overstuffs a simple family story about strained ties into a nearly three-hour long cacophonous music video, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Brothers is so bad it should be disqualified
Brothers is loud, over-the-top and an exhausting watch, says Raja Sen.
August 11, 2015Trailer: It's Disney-meets-Anees Bazmee for Alia and Shahid's Shaandaar
The trailer for Shandaar doesn't disappoint as much as it perplexes, writes Raja Sen.
August 10, 2015Review: Orange is the New Black is addictive!
The TV series is not afraid to tackle issues pertaining to gender identity, race and sexuality head on and that is commendable.
Review: Better Call Saul is what TV dreams are made of
Better Call Saul keeps your adrenaline levels high.
Review: Fargo will make you revisit your demons
Fargo is intense and dark and raises more questions than one would usually be comfortable with.
August 08, 2015Review: Brothers music is appealing
The music of Brothers does not have blockbuster appeal. But the soundtrack will flow well with the narrative, writes Aelina Kapoor.
August 07, 2015Review: The Big C is a must watch
There's really no reason why one should not watch The Big C, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Jaanisaar is tiring to watch
Jaanisaar will test your patience, cautions Paloma Sharma.
Review: Mission Impossible 5 is a slick, stylish blast
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation might not be as iconic, but it is genuinely compelling, says Raja Sen.
Review: Bangistan is a colossal disappointment
Bangistan is not the political satire it claims to be, says Nishi Tiwari.
August 06, 2015Review: Forever looks like everything you have seen before
Forever is tiring to watch, says Paloma Sharma.
August 05, 2015Review: The Musketeers is a gripping masala entertainer
The Musketeers may not be original but it's engaging, says Paloma Sharma.
August 04, 2015Review: The Flash will have you hooked
This is not your average superhero TV show, says Paloma Sharma.
August 02, 2015Review: All Is Well has some good songs
All seems to be well with All Is Well. The film has taken its own time to reach the finishing line but fortunately for it, the music is doing some good talking, says Aelina Kapoor.
August 01, 2015Review: Jaanisaar music is strictly for lovers of classical music
The Jaanisaar soundtrack is worth a listen but it may not be everyone's cup of tea, writes Aelina Kapoor.
July 31, 2015Review: Drishyam is a depressingly ordinary film
Several parts of Drishyam work but the film is more tackiness than craft, says Raja Sen.
Review: Pixels is a complete waste of time
Pixels could very well be the most unremarkable Hollywood film of the year, says Paloma Sharma.
July 25, 2015Review: Bangistan music lacks bang
Bangistan has unconventional music but it doesn't impress, says Aelina Kapoor.
July 24, 2015Review: Ant-Man is little-league fun
Ant-Man is a pretty watchable light movie, but ah, it could have been a Wright movie., says Raja Sen.
Review: Masaan is a truly impressive directorial debut
Masaan is an immense achievement for a first-time filmmaker and must be applauded, says Raja Sen.
Review: Aisa Yeh Jahaan is a half-baked attempt
It's hard to root for Aisa Yeh Jahaan despite its beautiful concept, says Paloma Sharma.
July 17, 2015Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a solid crowdpleaser
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is an overearnest, oversimplified, preposterously sweet and frequently schlocky film, which works because of a finely picked supporting cast, some sharp lines of dialogue and, most crucially, because of its overall heart, writes Raja Sen.
Trailer: Shah Rukh turns up the intensity with Raees
Rahul Dholakia's Eid 2016 offering is definitely looking intriguing, says Raja Sen.
Review: Salman gets it right in Bajrangi Bhaijaan
'Even in its unmistakably masala tone, Bajrangi Bhaijaan firmly believes the desire for peace is universal and recommends being a hero. Or just human,' says Sukanya Verma.
July 16, 2015Trailer: Pancholi's son and Shetty's daughter get unimaginative launch
Hero is the most hackneyed of trailers that doesn't try to break clutter or do anything at all new, says Raja Sen.
Trailer Watch: Bajirao Mastani makes its actors look WOW
Bajirao Mastani is a big winter release worth looking forward to, says Raja Sen.
July 13, 2015Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded is less dance, more gimmickry
You will be exposed to much comedy, emotion and drama during the course of the show, but you will see only a jhalak of the dance.
July 11, 2015Review: Bajrangi Bhaijaan music is not Salman Khan style
Bajrangi Bhaijaan music is not quite an out-and-out Salman Khan soundtrack. However, songs like Selfie and Aaj Ki Party keep energy levels high.
July 10, 2015Review: I Love NY, a great disservice to New Year's Eve and New York
I Love NY is criminally unremarkable, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Murder Mestri is paisa vasool fun. Twice over.
The comedy is clean, simple, silly. Yet you long for more. And it keeps coming. Remember Andaz Apna Apna?
Review: The Gallows is a waste of time
The Gallows will probably appeal to high schoolers at a sleepover. For the rest of us, a rewatch of The Blair Witch Project will have to suffice.
Review: Bahubali is mega, ingenious and envelope pushing!
Almost three hours go like a breeze in the company of Bahubali's eclectic protagonists, where every single one makes an 'entry' designed for wolf-whistle.
Review: Amy is a fitting tribute
There's enough emotion in every single frame to break your heart, Paloma Sharma says after watching Asif Kapadia's documenatary Amy.
Review: Minions would have been better if it was Minion-sized
Minions could have been a better edited, better directed and a much better written film, says Paloma Sharma.
July 05, 2015Review: I Love NY has good music
The music of I Love NY will stay with me regardless of how long the film plays in theatres, writes Aelina Kapoor.
July 03, 2015Review: Papanasam is a worthy remake of Drishyam!
Review: Papanasam is a worthy remake of Drishyam!
Review: Fine actors make Guddu Rangeela work
Yet, Guddu Rangeela never quite soars, says Raja Sen.
Review: Second Hand Husband puts the fun in Punjabi
Second Hand Husband is entertaining in parts, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Bezubaan Ishq is sanskaari Grand Masti
Bezubaan Ishq is pure drivel, warns Paloma Sharma.
Terminator Genisys review: New Terminator has Arnie but not the vision of its iconic predecessors
Even if reduced to a "relic of a deleted timeline," Schwarzenegger is easily the only attraction of this wishy-washy sequel, prequel, reboot, offshoot, whatever. But that's no reason to overstay one's welcome even if it's an iconic character. Rather especially if it's an iconic character.
June 29, 2015Review: Asha Jaoar Majhe is one of the best Indian films of 2015
Bengali film Asha Jaoar Majhe is a must watch, a once in the lifetime kind of work that should be supported by film lovers and experienced on the big screen, writes Aseem Chhabra.
June 28, 2015Review: Guddu Rangeela soundtrack is average
The song Mata Ka Email encapsulates the spirit of Guddu Rangeela. The rest of the album just passes muster, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 26, 2015Review: Inside Out is insightful, intoxicating, incredible
Inside Out is arguably Pixar's finest film, says Raja Sen.
Review: Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho lacks bite
Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho takes off with a great premise but fails to realise its full potential, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Killa is a beautiful, beautiful film
Killa is a deep film with lofty ambitions and brilliant performances, raves Raja Sen.
Review: Insidious: Chapter 3 is insipid
Much like a bumbling partner in a three-legged race, the second half of Insidious: Chapter 3 lets its first half down, says Palma Sharma.
June 19, 2015Review: Spy is an average entertainer
Spy isn't a bad film. But it's only half a good one.
ABCD 2 review: All dance, not enough soul!
ABCD 2 feels a bit of stretch at 154 minutes.
June 13, 2015Review: ABCD 2's music has variety
The ABCD 2 soundtrack has something for everyone, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 12, 2015Review: Jurassic World is an unnecessary reboot
'Jurassic World is a perfectly passable blockbuster with a B-movie heart -- but why on earth would you want to watch something so unremarkable when Mad Max: Fury Road is still in theatres and gets better on each viewing?' asks Raja Sen.
Trailer Watch: Emraan isn't in good nick as Azhar
On the evidence of a first teaser, it doesn't look like Emraan Hashmi's Azhar trying hard enough.
Review: Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a pathetic attempt at tragedy
Hamari Adhuri Kahani is a film where three fine actors all play idiots, says Raja Sen.
June 07, 2015Hamari Adhuri Kahani songs are worth listening to
You may not have a chart-buster soundtrack in Hamari Adhuri Kahani but the songs grow on you, writes Aelina Kapoor.
June 05, 2015Review: Dil Dhadakne Do is charming fluff
Dil Dhadakne Do unravels like an entire season of soap opera condensed into a nearly three-hour movie, writes Sukanya Verma.
Review: Ranveer and Anil stand out in Dil Dhadakne Do
Dil Dhadakne Do is like a really long episode of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai where Satish Shah doesn't show up, says Raja Sen.
May 29, 2015Review: Ishqedarriyaan is avoidable
The kindest thing one can say about Ishqedarriyaan is that it is yawn worthy
Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the new generation
Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the YouTube generation -- rich in variety and easy on the attention span, writes Paloma Sharma.
Welcome 2 Karachi? Erm, no thanks
Welcome 2 Karachi is a sad excuse for screen space, says Paloma Sharma.
May 22, 2015Review: Kangana is a double delight in Tanu Weds Manu Returns!
Tanu Weds Manu Returns is not merely superior to its predecessor but the flamboyance and fun it provides is an implication we're not quite done with this mad duo and their quirky universe yet.
Review: Tomorrowland plays it safe
Tomorrowland falls short of greatness it was capable of achieving, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Surkhaab is a vanity project
Surkhaab lacks the strength to go all the way either to become a masala thriller or to blossom into an insightful take on the exploitation of immigrants, notes Paloma Sharma.
May 17, 2015Review: Dil Dhadakne Do music is average
Overall, the music of Dil Dhadakne Do doesn't come close to that of Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
May 15, 2015Review: Bombay Velvet is too bloodless to stun, too passionless to stir
Bombay Velvet paints a pretty postcard but not the soul of its decade, feels Sukanya Verma.
Review: Bombay Velvet is marred by weak storytelling
Bombay Velvet spends too much time on period details and loses focus, notes Aseem Chhabra.
Review: Bombay Velvet is an epic misfire
Bombay Velvet is an obviously shallow film, an all-out retro masala-movie with homage on the rocks and cocktail-shakers brimming with cliche.
May 13, 2015Like the Quantico trailer? Vote!
Quantico looks like your run-of-the-mill Homeland-esque drama whose only USP is Priyanka Chopra.
May 10, 2015Review: The Welcome To Karachi album is average
The pick of the four songs are Lalla Lalla Lori and Boat Ma Kukdookoo, which at least go well with the fun flavour of the film
May 09, 2015Review: Tanu Weds Manu Returns music is worth a listen
Tanu Weds Manu Returns album should have had fewer songs.
May 08, 2015Review: Piku, a gem of a film!
'Everything about you and your precious relationships spoke to me, stirred me and I wish you could hear how deeply you touched me,' Sukanya Verma says in her letter to Piku.
Review: Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is a cleavage fest
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai insults the intelligence of the audience.
Review: Piku may be the finest Hindi film of 2015
Piku is a film with tremendous heart, raves Raja Sen.
May 03, 2015Review: The Bombay Velvet album is experimental
It's brave of Bombay Velvet makers to invest so much creatively in its music album, says Aelina Kapoor.
May 02, 2015Review: Piku's music is impressive
There is no 'remix version' for any of the songs, as the music deserves to be heard unadulterated.
May 01, 2015Review: While We're Young is the first great film of 2015
It is a film worth watching and recommending and loving, like a novel you can't wait to lend to friends you care about.
Review: Gabbar Is Back, stupid enough to be outlawed
Stay away from theatres, I'd say. 50-kos away, even.
Review: Kuch Kuch Locha Hai's music is average
Kuch Kuch Locha Hai music tapers down at the end but on the strength of its first few numbers, it manages to stay afloat.
April 27, 2015Review: Gabbar Is Back music is worth a listen
Some songs off the Gabbar Is Back album will keep you hooked.
April 24, 2015Review: Jai Ho! Democracy is more silly than satirical!
'Jai Ho! Democracy is a hasty uptake of news channels and papers drawn into a skit that's too short on subtext to be a realised satire and too silly to be taken seriously', writes Sukanya Verma.
April 23, 2015Review: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is rock and roll revelry
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is one madly indulgent film says Raja Sen.
April 22, 2015Review: Varun, Shraddha impress in ABCD 2 trailer
ABCD 2 releases June 19, 2015.
April 17, 2015Review: Mr X is an unwatchable piece of trash
Mr X is a stupid, slow, randomly ballad-filled mess that could still have been made entertaining with an interesting protagonist, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Mr X doesn't have the lines, the sharps, the presence!
Glaring bloopers, cheesy writing and not even a smidgen of sense contribute to the hopeless mess that is Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur starrer Mr X is, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Court: Better in parts, than as a whole
Alas, as an indictment of our legal system, Court doesn't prick deeply, says Raja Sen.
Review: Margarita, With a Straw is refreshing, brutally honest
Margarita, With a Straw's is admirable in its handling of its protagonist and cerebral palsy, says Paloma Sharma.
April 13, 2015Review Game of Thrones 5 will have you hooked!
The opening episode of the fifth season may not really be worthy of a place in Game of Thrones Hall of Shockers, it did have a very interesting end , promises show loyalist Mihit Govilkar.
April 10, 2015Review: Dharam Sankat Mein doesn't say anything new!
Between its sentimental leanings and farcical outbursts, the superficial sermonising of Dharam Sankat Mein remains just that -- superficial, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Ek Paheli Leela is Sunny Leone's show
Ek Paheli Leela invests little effort in character development or setting, notes Paloma Sharma.
Review: Broken Horses is a pale version of Parinda
For those who haven't watched Parinda, Broken Horses could perhaps be a moving, serious watch. But for those who have already been blown away by Chopra's original, Broken Horses pales in comparison, says Paloma Sharma.
April 05, 2015Music Review: The X Factor in Emraan Hashmi's next
The music of Mr X is not blockbuster material, and only few songs bear repeated listening, writes Joginder Tuteja.
April 03, 2015Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy is a mystery movie that doesn't mystify
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! stumbles considerably because of its simplistic plotting, says Raja Sen.
Review: Furious 7 is AWESOME! But...
The globally popular Fast and Furious' last installment is weighed down by mundane dialogues and plot points, says Paloma Sharma.
March 29, 2015Review: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy music is original but not all exciting
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy's soundtrack is distinctly un-Bollywood, writes Joginder Tuteja.
March 26, 2015Trailer: Bachchan and Deepika in Piku, a constipation comedy
Piku should hopefully be some good shit, says Raja Sen.
March 21, 2015Review: Ek Paheli Leela's music is worth a listen
The music of Ek Paheli Leela has a good mix of party and romantic numbers, writes Joginder Tuteja.
March 20, 2015Review: Cinderella is all things magical!
What Sukanya Verma loves about Kenneth Branagh's extravagant vision is he gives us a Cinderella that's got a little more spirit and penchant for horse-riding if not the hand-drawn delicacy or singing prowess of her animated avatar.
Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is too preachy
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel loses the plot somewhere in the first 15 minutes, says Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Hunterrr is a waste of terrific actors
Hunterrr is a deeply problematic film, and fails rather miserably, warns Raja Sen.
March 13, 2015Review: In Their Shoes is a poignant, personal documentary
In Their Shoes is heartwarming, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: NH10 is a strikingly believable horror film
NH10 is a scary, compelling ride featuring an actress who surpasses herself, says Raja Sen.
Review: NH10 is a compelling thriller
Anushka Sharma is at her most impressive in the chilling NH10 but the climax is a bit of a letdown, notes Sukanya Verma.
March 07, 2015Review: Dirty Politics is a waste of time
Dirty Politics is a garbled mess.
March 06, 2015Review: Badmashiyaan is complete baloney!
Badmashiyaan does not have any real plot to tell so it crams the script with numerous characters, who just enter and leave at will, warns Sukanya Verma.
Review: Coffee Bloom is beautiful, poetic in parts
Coming from a debutant director, Coffee Bloom is a good attempt, says Nishi Tiwari.
March 05, 2015The new Avengers film promises gloom, doom and teamwork
The best thing to see in the Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer might just be the release date!
March 01, 2015Review: NH10 music is worth a listen
NH10 has consistently good music, writes Joginder Tuteja.
February 27, 2015Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha is genuinely sweet
Dum Laga Ke Haisha is so simple that it never gives you a single moment of unpredictability, writes Raja Sen.
Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha will win your heart
Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a series of riveting moments that make you moist in the eye and chuckle with joy, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Poor score for Ab Tak Chhappan 2
Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is so terribly obvious in its deviousness, there's not even a smidgen of surprise to expect, says Sukanya Verma.
February 22, 2015Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha music makes you nostalgic
The music of Dum Laga Ke Haisha is quite a surprise, writes Joginder Tuteja.
February 20, 2015Review: Whiplash is a sexy, stunning film
Whiplash is a film that captivates right from the start and reels in the viewer in that seductive way only the finest jazz can, assures Raja Sen.
PIX: Irrfan, Tillotama Shome attend Qissa screening
Check out the star arrivals.
Review: Badlapur is a dark, unflinching, fantastic film
Badlapur is all fury and fog, a revenge saga that plays out with great eyebrow-singeing intensity, says Raja S
February 13, 2015Review: Roy is slow torture
Roy is so tangled in its inflated, erratic ideas of a pseudo mystery around parallel lives and loves that it ceases to make sense even before it takes of
Review: MSG The Messenger is not a movie
MSG is a feature-length advertisement you'd be best advised to forego, says Raja Sen.
February 06, 2015Review: Shamitabh sounds good but has nothing to say
Shamitabh spends all its time explaining its own jokes, notes Raja Sen.
Trailer review: Anushka steps into bloody territory with NH10
It all looks thrillingly promising.
Dum Lagake Haisha trailer: YRF goes in for plus-sized romance
And it all looks like warm, well-written fun!
January 31, 2015Review: Badlapur music is worth a listen
Each of the songs in Badlapur make their presence felt, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 30, 2015Review: Rahasya is a clever whodunit
Atmospheric chills and a good story your thing? Watch Rahasya, suggests Nishi Tiwari.
Review: Birdman is one of the greatest films of all time
Raja Sen reviews Birdman in three sentences, as a tribute to the film's brilliant one-take technique. We space out the review for easy reading.
Review: Khamoshiyan deserves all the silence it can get!
Khamoshiyan is totally consumed by its cheesy scares-sex-scares-sex pattern, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Foxcatcher is the most overrated Oscar nominee
Foxcatcher is deathly dull and far too graceless.
Review: Hawaizaada is a flight of fancy that fails to take off
Thanks to the film's half-baked treatment, it is reduced to appearing like a flight of fancy.
January 23, 2015Review: Mortdecai is Johnny Depp's worst film
It is difficult to understand why Johnny Depp agreed to make Mortdecai, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Dolly Ki Doli is worth a ride!
Dolly Ki Doli's ambiguous, unapologetic tone favours the overall whimsy narrative and its aversion to melodrama.
Review: Watch Baby for Akshay-Kher-Danny troika
Neerja Pandey's Baby, one must say, wouldn't have been as interesting without the lead troika.
January 18, 2015Review: Roy's music rocks!
The music of Roy is a winner all the way, says Joginder Tuteja/ Rediff.com
January 16, 2015Review: Paddington is a must-watch
Paddington imparts practical life lessons in a way that is neither patronising nor insulting to the intelligence of kids, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Alone is better left that way
Alone is as good as a B-grade film, featuring several sequences that are very corny, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: The Imitation Game is well-performed but spineless
The Imitation Game is an unsubtle film that delivers exactly what you expect in the most predictable way, laments Raja Sen.
Review: American Sniper can't see beyond its own nose
Despite being intrinsically American, American Sniper might actually appeal to a certain section of the political spectrum, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: The Theory of Everything is impeccably executed
A film as strongly scripted and impeccably executed as The Theory of Everything will be remembered for longer than Stephen Hawking's estimate of the end of time, says Paloma Sharma.
January 11, 2015Music Review: Dolly Ki Doli is well-packaged
Music composers Sajid-Wajid do well with Dolly Ki Doli, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 10, 2015Music Review: Khamoshiyan is a good listen
Khamoshiyan's music can be heard on a loop, feels Joginder Tuteja.
Music Review: Alone has an interesting mix of songs
Alone makes for comfortable listening even though it has no chartbusters, says Joginder Tuteja.
January 09, 2015Review: Taken 3 takes logic for granted
The worse thing about Taken 3 is that it hints at a sequel, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Big Eyes is a GREAT film
Big Eyes easily evokes a mix of fascination and empathy and you just can't stop looking, says Paloma Sharma.
Tevar review: Pompous, noisy, done-to-death!
There's little to cheer about Sonakshi's solitary expression and lifeless chemistry with Arjun that makes for nearly three hours of the movie, says Sukanya Verma.
Review: Tevar is a tiring watch
Tevar emerges an overdone, underwhelming film with zero charm, warns Raja Sen.
January 02, 2015Review: Woman in Black 2 is scary but not truly horrifying
The Woman in Black: Angel of Death gets predictable real quick, says Paloma Sharma.
Review: Unbroken is a good film that could have been great
Unbroken's first half might seem a little vexing but the second one is where the actors' performances really shine through, says Paloma Sharma.
December 26, 2014Review: Night at the Museum 3: Been There, Seen That
Repetitive and a tad cheesy, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb would have warned moviegoers better of its overly Christmas-y intentions were it named 'Once Upon a Time in the Museum Dobaara!' writes Paloma Sharma
December 25, 2014Review: Ugly is Anurag Kashyap's finest film
Ugly -- a constantly riveting, ticking timebomb of a film -- is by far Kashyap's finest film, says Raja Sen
December 21, 2014Review: <I>Tevar</I>'s music is enjoyable
Composers Sajid-Wajid bring their knowledge of hardcore Indian music into play and give Tevar's music a different flavour, says Joginder Tuteja/ Rediff.com
December 19, 2014Review: PK is a triumph and Aamir soars high
PK is no satire -- it's a bit too toothless for that -- but it is a rollicking mainstream entertainer with ambition to evoke some introspection, says Raja Sen.
Review: PK, a mixed bag of spunk and sentimentality
When PK works, it does with great merit. When it does not, it sermonises, says Sukanya Verma.
December 12, 2014Review: 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, 2014Khan 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: PK's music is passable
PK's music starts and ends well, but the middle portion is barely passable.
November 28, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Ungli music is entertaining
Ungli scores better with its livelier numbers, says Joginder Tuteja.
November 21, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Happy Ending's music is enjojable
Happy Ending delivers as promised.
November 07, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest is bland and tacky
Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest is made so tackily, it hurts, says Raja Sen.
November 03, 2014Are 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Rang Rasiya's music does not stay with you
Classical fare coming up in Rang Rasiya, says Joginder Tuteja.
October 18, 2014Review: Kill Dil music is average
Kill Dil soundtrack starts well and ends well, says Joginder Tuteja.
October 17, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Liked 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, 2014Bang 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Haider's soundtrack is disappointing
Haider's soundtrack will not have mass appeal, says Joginder Tuteja.
September 27, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Music of 3 AM is very good
Give this one a listen, insists Joginder Tuteja.
September 13, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Finding Fanny is wickedly fantastic
Finding Fanny strikes gold, raves Raja Sen.
September 05, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Creature 3D has some good music
Creature's soundtrack lives up to its expectations, writes Joginder Tuteja.
August 15, 2014Singham 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Dawaat-e-Ishq has a decent soundtrack
July 25, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Kick's music is paisa vasool
The soundtrack of Kick is total paisa vasool for Salman Khan's fans, writes Nishevitha Vijayanand.
July 18, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Bachchan's strong, but Yudh starts off too slow
Yudh leaves things a bit too wide open, says .
July 11, 2014Review: 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, 2014Trailer review: Madness abounds in Deepika's first English film
Raja Sen reviews Finding Fanny trailer.
July 08, 2014Trailer 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, 2014Review: The Anupam Kher Show is quite revealing
The Anupam Kher Show was everything it promised to be, notes Nishi Tiwari.
July 05, 2014Review: Hate Story 2 music is appealing
The music of Hate Story 2 does well for its space and setting, notes Joginder Tuteja.
July 04, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Bobby Jasoos music is average
Though Bobby Jasoos ends on a decent note, one expected a better album, writes Joginder Tuteja.
June 14, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Reader Review: Filmistaan is refreshingly light
Filmistaan is a story about hope.
June 09, 2014Review: Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is all show, no reality
Are you all set for Palak Dikhhla Jaa, asks Raja Sen.
June 08, 2014Review: Ek Villain music is magical
The music of Ek Villain meets the high expectations that one had from it
June 06, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: The Citylights album is pleasing
The album of Citylights starts with a superb track Muskurane which is a chartbuster at first hearing.
May 16, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Heropanti's music is paisa vasool
Heropanti is a very good album, raves Joginder Tuteja.
May 02, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Mission Sapne is just another assembly-line reality show
Mission Sapne on Colors offers little in terms of novelty, says Nishi Tiwari.
April 27, 2014Review: Hawaa Hawaai music is average
Hawaa Hawaai has an ordinary soundtrack that could have been better if the music was more energetic.
April 25, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Kaanchi's music is average
Kaanchi could have been so much more.
April 12, 2014Review: Revolver Rani's music will grow on you
The soundtrack of Revolver Rani is unconventional and experimental, and grows on you.
April 11, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Captain America: The Winter Soldier has as much brain as it has brawn
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has action-packed entertainment, raves .
March 31, 2014Review: Jal does not have a typical Bollywood soundtrack
The Jal soundtrack has international appeal, and worth many listennings, promises .
March 28, 2014Youngistaan 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, 2014Review: 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, 2014Review: Main Tera Hero has dhamaal music!
There are no dull moments in the Main Tera Hero soundtrack, promises .
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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