Shikara movie review: It floats on tested waters despite relevant plot

Shikara movie review: It floats on tested waters despite relevant plot

"Shikara" could be the definitive socio-political thriller Bollywood has been forever trying to make but never quite managed, you'd go in thinking.

Feb 07, 2020, 17:44 PM IST
Malang movie review: It is about wanton mush and gritty mayhem

Malang movie review: It is about wanton mush and gritty mayhem

Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Disha Patani, Kunal Kemmu; Direction: Mohit Suri; Rating: * * * (three stars)

Feb 07, 2020, 17:40 PM IST
Jawaani Jaaneman movie review: It is a jolly good show

Jawaani Jaaneman movie review: It is a jolly good show

Nitin Kakkar's new directorial effort centres on a father-daughter equation to create a new-age relationship dramedy that thrives on quirky characters and situations. 

Jan 31, 2020, 18:31 PM IST
Gul Makai movie review: Malala biopic is half-baked fare

Gul Makai movie review: Malala biopic is half-baked fare

The title 'Gul Makai' (translates to flower of corn) refers to the pen name Malala used to write her fiery columns against fundamentalists. Reem Shaikh is cast as Malala, and she never really manages to emerge beyond the half-baked role she is given to play out, in a screenplay that reveals no attempt to look at the pervading Taliban situation from the eyes of its protagonist.

Jan 31, 2020, 07:49 AM IST
Bad Boys For Life movie review: Not bad just odd

Bad Boys For Life movie review: Not bad just odd

A typically frothy, buddy-cop drama, "Bad Boys For Life" is the third edition of the franchise, which started way back in 1995.

Jan 30, 2020, 21:02 PM IST
Parasite movie review: An astutely crafted social satire

Parasite movie review: An astutely crafted social satire

What starts out as a comedy of manners and class-war, soon turns into a furious snarl of rage and an arresting social satire where the monsters are only humans.

Jan 30, 2020, 20:00 PM IST
Street Dancer 3D movie review: Strictly for dance addicts

Street Dancer 3D movie review: Strictly for dance addicts

Farhad Samji's (often erratic) writing offers a functional script about Indian and Pakistani artistes coming together to help illegal South Asian immigrants in the UK.

Jan 24, 2020, 18:36 PM IST
'Panga' movie review: Kangana Ranaut and cast shine in a film you easily fall in love with

'Panga' movie review: Kangana Ranaut and cast shine in a film you easily fall in love with

"Panga" is effectively shot. The film reiterates the idea that it is never quite too late to start chasing your dream -- which gives it instant winnability.

Jan 24, 2020, 07:40 AM IST
'1917' movie review: A do-not-miss fare directed by Sam Mendes

'1917' movie review: A do-not-miss fare directed by Sam Mendes

The premise of '1917' is sweet, simple and straightforward. Two young soldiers are given the task of sneaking through enemy line in order to deliver a message to the commander of another unit, which will, in turn save thousands of lives if the message is received in time.

Jan 17, 2020, 14:12 PM IST
Chhapaak movie review: Hard truth told the hard way

Chhapaak movie review: Hard truth told the hard way

The story traces about 13 years in the life of Malti, played by Deepika Padukone, from the time she was a class XII student when the bestial attack happened on her, right through the years when she waged a legal battle for justice.

Jan 10, 2020, 18:11 PM IST
Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review - Well-crafted Bollywood extravaganza

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior movie review - Well-crafted Bollywood extravaganza

If commercial cinema is largely about impressing with visual delight, the unapologetically larger-than-life "Tanhaji" manages to craft the right spectacular impact.

Jan 10, 2020, 11:07 AM IST
Darbar movie review: Rajinikanth shines in underwhelming film

Darbar movie review: Rajinikanth shines in underwhelming film

"Darbar" is a Rajinikanth show all the way, and it could've been wholesomely entertaining if not for insipid writing.

Jan 09, 2020, 18:19 PM IST
Movie review: Sunny Kaushal's 'Bhangra Paa Le' has no USP

Movie review: Sunny Kaushal's 'Bhangra Paa Le' has no USP

"Bhangra Paa Le" was obviously trying to make the oft-stated point that the power of any art -- in this case, dance -- transcends every divide. For that to come across, the film needed solid music to back the psychedelic dance performances.

Jan 03, 2020, 17:42 PM IST
Dabangg 3 movie review: For hardcore Chulbul Pandey fans

Dabangg 3 movie review: For hardcore Chulbul Pandey fans

It gives us a back story of Chulbul tracing his romance of the past, marking the debut of actress Saiee Manjrekar in what seems like an extended cameo and little else.

Dec 20, 2019, 20:32 PM IST
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker movie review

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker movie review

Overall, while the film is mega-mounted and technically impressive, it does not offer anything that's new and exciting.

Dec 19, 2019, 15:57 PM IST
Terminator: Dark Fate movie review - It's an enjoyable fare

Terminator: Dark Fate movie review - It's an enjoyable fare

The film is spectacular with brilliant visual effects. But the snappy edits during the action sequences are a kill-joy.

Nov 01, 2019, 17:35 PM IST
Saand Ki Aankh movie review: Aims well but misses the bullseye

Saand Ki Aankh movie review: Aims well but misses the bullseye

Also, for a biopic about a couple of spirited women who defied all odds, "Saand Ki Aankh" is a surprisingly lazy film.

Oct 22, 2019, 11:41 AM IST
Gumnaami movie review: It re-opens uncomfortable questions on Subhash Chandra Bose

Gumnaami movie review: It re-opens uncomfortable questions on Subhash Chandra Bose

This time it's the controversial nature of Subhas Chandra Bose's life and death that occupies his creative spectrum. 

Oct 03, 2019, 19:01 PM IST
War movie review: Hrithik vs Tiger battle a visual delight sans gripping screenplay

War movie review: Hrithik vs Tiger battle a visual delight sans gripping screenplay

Abbas Tyrewala's heavy-duty dialogues with thumping background score by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara manage to reek attention but only at times.

Oct 02, 2019, 13:22 PM IST
The Zoya Factor movie review: Works in fits and starts

The Zoya Factor movie review: Works in fits and starts

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan's 'The Zoya Factor' largely retains the core of Anuja Chauhan's chick-lit bestseller of the same name, and also the book's overall feel-good, fairytale vibes.

Sep 20, 2019, 08:23 AM IST