Movies reviews

July 30, 2010
Buy a ticket for Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai. Now!
The movie has everything going for it. A total paisa vasool film! Eclipse: For Twihards only!
The saga of conveying eternal desire by means of overwhelming looks, quivering lips and picture-perfect kisses continues in Eclipse, the third edition of the Twilight mania.
July 26, 2010
Not even Urvashi can save Sakudumbam Shymala
Sakudumbam Shyamala tries to cash in on Urvashi's comic image but becomes repetitive and boring.
July 24, 2010
The new Anandi has a different charm
After the five year leap, television show Balika Vadhu takes an interestng turn.
July 23, 2010
Review: Impressive lead cast in Nam Areal Ondina
Kannada film Nam Areal Ondina tells a realistic love story. Review: Khatta Meetha is only part-funny
The film, promoted as the R K Laxman-inspired voice of common man, is more Bollywood than comic strip. Review: Maryada Ramanna is fun
Director Rajamouli sure has a winner on his hands. Salt: What Bourne can do, Jolie can do better
If you're in the mood for an action spectacle that rarely ever lets up and is very content to blow up, kick down or punch out every thing that stands in its way, Salt might be an amusing little diversion for you.
July 21, 2010
Lafangey Parindey music is irresistibly whimsical
From glassy moments to grungy fervour, the soundtrack has it all.
July 19, 2010
Inception: Suave, profound and questioning
What makes this film work is its powerful conceptualization: A sundry ride into the uncharted arena of human mind. Apoorvaragam is disappointing
Apoorvaragam -- Sibi Malayil's much anticipated film is worth your time only for the effort of the youngsters, otherwise a disappointment. Subhapradam is jaded
K Vishwanath's Subhapradam is disappointing on account of its lack of a proper storyline. Malarvadi Arts Club is a promising venture
Malarvadi Arts Club shows promise and does bring a smile on viewer's face.
July 16, 2010
Udaan is sheer joy to watch!
Udaan is an enriching cinematic experience. Inception: A sure blockbuster
Inception will should best film and best director nominations for the Academy Awards. Deservedly. Tere Bin Laden: A brilliant satire
Tere Bin Laden is free of drama and emotion. And it works. Lamhaa is one of the Best Kashmir films made
Parzania director Rahul Dholakia aces once again in his take on Kashmir.
July 14, 2010
Finally, Indian Idol gets long-awaited elimination
This week, Tia Kar was asked to leave.
July 09, 2010
Milenge Milenge is a tedious watch
The Facebook generation will have no patience for this Satish Kaushik-style pandemonium. Madharasapattinam is worth a watch
Madharasapattinam is a splendid effort in CGI, but falters in the story department. Red Alert trivialises the Naxal issue
This week's release starring Suniel Shetty is a somewhat na´ve attempt at resolving the age-old Naxalite issue. Amit Trivedi weaves casual magic with Aisha
The music of Sonam Kapoor-starrer Aisha rocks. Girl Who Played With Fire is thrilling
The Girl Who Played With Fire, based on the novel, is appealing. Review: Knight And Day is disappointing
Tom Cruise's Knight and Day fail to impress.
July 02, 2010
Imran-Sonam, another SRK-Kajol in the making?
It's the duo's collective persona and their free-flowing chemistry that makes all the difference in I Hate Luv Storys.
June 30, 2010
Is M Night Shyamalan losing his touch?
It sure looks like it because his latest effort, The Last Airbender is not that entertaining.
June 25, 2010
You'd be a fool to miss Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 has all the earlier elements of part one and two combined with stunning visual effects, touching dialogues and a brilliant background score. Edge Of Darkness: Still Lethal, still Mel
The movie is an all-Gibson experience. Mr Singh Mrs Mehta is refreshingly different
Despite its flaws and all the hype about nudity, the movie gives us a refreshing take on extra-marital liaisons. The A-Team is big dumb fun
If you've been craving a good time at the movies watching an action adventure, The A-Team is a good bet for you this weekend.
June 18, 2010
Raavanan is better than Raavan
Saisuresh Sivaswamy discovers that you can take a Tamil director out of Tamil Nadu, but you can't take Tamil Nadu out of him. Raja Sen: Raavan is unforgivably boring
Raavan's deadliest sin isn't in the clumsy dialogue, hammy acting or lame, oversimplified adaptation but in that it fails to engage us. Raavan is Mani, Abhi, Ash's best work
Strong performances, brilliant use of technology, stunning cinematography and incredible direction make Raavan a must-see.
June 14, 2010
Lamhaa: Lilting moments of heart & hurt
After dishing out breezy compositions for Bas Ek Pal and The Train, composer Mithoon flexes his skills to helm the soundtrack of Lamhaa around Saeed Qadri and Amitabh Varma's feverish lyrics.
June 11, 2010
Sex gone bad in Middle-eastern city
The film, in spite of its leading quartet's reliable charms, rambles on and on like those relentless servings of yam in Samantha's direction -- an ordeal not even the craziest fashionista would want to endure no matter how exciting the contents inside those numerous Dior and Louis Vuitton shopping bags. Review: This Robin Hood dulls us into submission
Russell Crowe, performing stoically as the dour Robin Hood, decides to leave his belt un-swashbuckled and his charm at home. The result is a folk hero who plods through a heavyhanded costume drama that really has nothing new to offer. Review: Simply enjoy this Karate Kid
Watch this movie for Jackie Chan's restraint, Jaden Smith's budding star power and the interestingly staged action sequences.
June 10, 2010
Himesh is back with Kajraare
His fans will be happy to know that, of the album's 7 original songs and 4 remixes, a couple of the tracks are fabulous.
June 09, 2010
Indian Idol: When girls took on the boys
A recap of what transpired on Indian Idol.
June 04, 2010
Nightmare On Elm Street: Not scary enough
The movie becomes too predictable. Raja Sen: Don't take Raajneeti seriously
Prakash Jha's films, while often flawed nearing the end, usually provide some sort of grass root insight; this one pretty much dares you to take it seriously. Don't even try. Review: Shutter Island is a disappointment
This is a movie only for Scorsese completists.
May 31, 2010
When Luv and Hate collide
Composer duo Vishal-Shekhar signs up to infuse the right blend of zing and freshness to their young romance.
May 28, 2010
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Timepass
There's not a moment to quote or a scene to hold on to, but the fun of this film -- much like in the game -- is in the relentless pace, in the 2 hours packed back to back with action. Singam, the mother of all masala films
The Tamil movie is an unapologetic, entertainer and has Suriya in every frame. Lovers of commercial potpourri will definitely get their money's worth. Review: Daybreakers, not for everyone
This is neither a fun movie nor a gore-fest.
May 26, 2010
Idol: The best of Pritam & a shocking elimination
Overall it was a musical week at the Indian Idol stage with the contestants singing the best of Pritam numbers. Kites: Indian-Mexican Bhelpuri with Salsa Sauce!
Don't miss reader Prakash Gowda's hilarious take on the Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori starrer.
May 21, 2010
Shrek Forever After, not just for kids
Get ready for an enjoyable ride. Kites: A beautiful fraud
The movie, which despite its slick image and incredibly beautiful stars is not what it claims to be. It's not a great action movie. Not a great love story. Not even a noteworthy Indian contribution to global cinema. Raja Sen: Kites, a trainwreck in slow-motion
Kites starts off well enough, but loses itself in a mess of superficiality, which would have been just fine if the film wasn't also masquerading as operatic drama.
May 14, 2010
Review: Robert Pattinson shines in Remember Me
Robert Pattinson shines in this movie which has a lesson you're not going to easily forget. Review: Stay away from Bum Bum Bole
The film is a must-watch for Darsheel fans but they must be prepared to suffer. And everybody else must keep away! Bal Hanuman 2 review: Take the kids
Despite some snags, Hanuman is an endearing character and kids will love him. Review: Not much thought in The Back-Up Plan
Despite a clever enough concept, nothing about this Jennifer Lopez starrer makes an audience member feel like they are actually watching a movie.
May 10, 2010
Is Badmaash Company really THAT bad?
Sethi's directorial debut starts out with cocksure confidence and zing but soon runs out of mischief, bonhomie, wizardry and pretty much everything else.
May 07, 2010
Review: The Last Song is pure mush
But if tearjerkers aren't your first option it's best to stay away from this Miley Cyrus starrer! Review: When did Badmaashi get this boring?
Badmaash Company is an unimaginably boring film that is so amateurish it hurts. Review: Falling hard for Iron Man 2
The first film gave us the backstory and this sequel packs in, some might feel, far too much gravy for one film. But this is Iron Man, and he writes his own hyperactive ticket. So buckle up and keep your eyes open. It's not such a Wonderful Afterlife after all
The film quickly drifts into the absurd and unbelievable, and stays there throughout, with a plot riddled with inconsistencies and gaps that otherwise would be fatal if Chadha hadn't set out to be so self-mocking.
February - April 2010