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Banjo movie review: Despite Riteish Deshmukh, this film is a dreary gig

Banjo movie review: Despite Riteish Deshmukh, this film is a dreary gig

Ravi Jadhav's Banjo, a musical drama that centres on a band of Mumbai slum boys who whip up a storm with their voices and instruments, is a botched-up cinematic gig that no amount of noise can revi

'Rahasya' review: Gripping, edge-of-the-seat whodunit 'Rahasya' review: Gripping, edge-of-the-seat whodunit

Half of the star-rating extra for the sheer abundance of acting talent that Manish Gupta’s stylish confidently-shot whodunit throws forward, with Kay Kay Menon helming the murder mystery as an waln

'Seventh Son' review: Lethargically crafted script makes it generic fare 'Seventh Son' review: Lethargically crafted script makes it generic fare

The ‘Seventh son of the seventh son’ sounds mystically powerful and alluring. But alas! This remains just a distant fantasy in Director Sergei Bodrov's ‘Seventh Son’.

'Birdman' review: Unconventional style and performances  'Birdman' review: Unconventional style and performances

With an alternate title, ‘The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,’ which appears in the movie's opening credits; "Birdman" is an intense, tantalising and tragic dramedy.

'Hawaizaada' review: A dreamlike masterpiece about a dreamer 'Hawaizaada' review: A dreamlike masterpiece about a dreamer

‘Hawaizaada’; Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda, Naman Jain, Jayant Kriplani, Natasha Sinha; Director: Vibhu Virender Puri

'Foxcatcher' review: Ace acting, mediocre fare 'Foxcatcher' review: Ace acting, mediocre fare

While the word "Foxcatcher" conjures up images of a person hunting foxes, the title is used as an apt metaphor. It is the name of the team that assimilated talented wrestlers.

'Baby' review: Action hero Akshay Kumar is a sure winner! 'Baby' review: Action hero Akshay Kumar is a sure winner!

All proud Indians have waited long for this to come. Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's 'Baby' is by no means a little baby in terms of its content and screenplay.

‘Dolly Ki Doli’ review: Sonam Kapoor stuns, film pure entertainer ‘Dolly Ki Doli’ review: Sonam Kapoor stuns, film pure entertainer

‘Dolly Ki Doli’ produced by Arbaaz Khan and directed by Abhishek Dogra is among those films, which have women as their protagonist.

'American Sniper' review: A patriot's obsession 'American Sniper' review: A patriot's obsession

Based on the biography of one of America's best snipers, Chris Kyle, which is co-written along with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" is an engaging war drama that i

'Alone' review: Queen of horror Bipasha Basu in an unimpressive venture 'Alone' review: Queen of horror Bipasha Basu in an unimpressive venture

Human mind is a slave to its impulses. The genre of erotic horror glorifies the extreme of some of the more ghastly impulses.

'Crazy Cukkad Family' review: Funny, but for the wrong reasons 'Crazy Cukkad Family' review: Funny, but for the wrong reasons

A comedy caper centred on cussed, crooked individuals out to outsmarting each other, when handled right, can yield an enjoyable genre film.

'The Theory of Everything' review: Eddie Redmayne delivers a masterstroke 'The Theory of Everything' review: Eddie Redmayne delivers a masterstroke

‘The Theory of Everything’; Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Charlie Cox, Simon McBurney and Maxine Peake; Director: James Marsh

'Aambala' review: Nothing masculine about it 'Aambala' review: Nothing masculine about it

‘Aambala’; Cast: Vishal Krishna Reddy, Hansika Motwani, Vaibhav Reddy, Santhanam, Satish, Ramya Krishnan, Kiran Rathod, Lakshmi, Maadhavi Latha, Madhuurima Banerjee, Manobala, Thulasi and Pradeep Rawat; Director: Sundar C

'Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene' review: Finding the grin in the grim 'Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene' review: Finding the grin in the grim

‘Sharaafat Gayi Tel Lene’; Cast: Zayed Khan, Rannvijay Singh, Anupam Kher, Tena Desae, Talia Bentson; Director: Gurmmeet Singh

'The Imitation Game' review: A riveting biopic 'The Imitation Game' review: A riveting biopic

Based on a true story, "The Imitation Game" is a tribute to Alan Turing, a man who under nerve-racking pressure helped shorten World War II by nearly 2 years and in turn saved a million lives.

'I' review: Weak script which is visually grandoise 'I' review: Weak script which is visually grandoise

 Shankar, who wears his commercial tag like a medallion, has an addiction for making big commercial films. While he's been quite successful at it all these years, it has slowly started to have an adverse effect on his films to the extent that even the presence of a bankable star, say Vikram, doesn't add much value to the output.

'Taken 3' review: Predictable and mediocre 'Taken 3' review: Predictable and mediocre

"Somebody murdered your mother in my house. I don't know who did it or why, but I'll find out," Bryan Mills assures his daughter Kim. This forms the crux of "Taken 3".

'Big Eyes' review: A fascinating tale told simply 'Big Eyes' review: A fascinating tale told simply

Based on a true story that made headlines in the early 1970 in the US, "Big Eyes" is the tale of deceit and exploitation in the matrimonial sphere of an expressionist artist, where the husband take

'Tevar' review: Watch it for `Superman` Arjun Kapoor! 'Tevar' review: Watch it for `Superman` Arjun Kapoor!

We have seen a lot of northern India and heard the dialect which strikes a hit note with the audiences, recently.

'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' review: Watch it for Robin Williams only 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' review: Watch it for Robin Williams only

Secret of the Tomb" as the last Hollywood film to be released in 2014, the year ends with a whimper.

'Lingaa' review: Rajinikanth's majesty not enough! 'Lingaa' review: Rajinikanth's majesty not enough!

The big screen gets bigger when superstar Rajinikanth appears on it. There is literally no exaggeration when I say that.



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