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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0/5 11% Mrs. Serial Killer (2020) Nothing, not Jacqueline Fernandez in her perfectly coiffed curls, nor Mohit Raina trying very hard to appear as if he knows what's going on, nor the sundry others who come and go, help.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3/5 90% Ema (2019) Ema puts out many contradictory things out there, but my biggest takeaway is something quite simple: love can heal even the deepest wounds. And that sometimes, you can burn the dislike, and hatred, off.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
2.5/5 68% Extraction (2020) ...for what it is, right now, in these lockdown times, it does what it needs to: where the good guy, even if he is a white first-worlder saving the slummy third world, one bullet at a time, comes out on top...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
2/5 20% Maska (2020) Manisha Koirala can't save this bland film...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
2.5/5 50% English Medium (Angrezi Medium) (2020) In its attempt to strike a balance between making us laugh and cry, broad comedy and wring-your-heart emotion, the film keeps swaying one way and another, resulting in sudden tonal shifts.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
1.5/5 17% Love Aaj Kal (2020) ...such liveliness, and zest: if only the whole film had the same feel. I came away with a feeling of being comprehensively let down: where has the craft gone, and where, indeed, the heart?‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2020
3.5/5 No Score Yet Kaamyaab (2020) The film manages to give us this insight without getting preachy is its real kaamyaabi, both heart-warming, and heart-breaking.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2020
20% Baaghi 3 (2020) [A] much-too stretched saga, despite all the hustle-bustle...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.5/5 92% Thappad (2020) Thappad resonates, as it is meant to.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2020
2/5 67% Road, Movie (2010) Dev Benegal's latest... lacks the enchantment this sort of film must necessarily possess to take hold of, and enthrall. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2020
2.5/5 38% Shikara (2020) We see militancy being encouraged and supported from across the border, but nothing goes deeper.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
1.5/5 57% Malang (2020) The first half is a waste, even if it gives us several opportunities to ogle at a leading lady with a jaw-dropping waist-hip ratio. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2020
2.5/5 64% Jawaani Jaaneman (2020) A little more consistency with the writing, and a re-upping of the fun-meter, would have made Jawaani Jaaneman super. As it is, it is fun while it lasts.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2020
1.5/5 13% Street Dancer 3 (2020) The real trouble is that the dances are so seen-it-before, so-not-exciting.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 93% Panga (2020) That Jaya Nigam, played with absolute conviction by Kangana Ranuat, dares to dream of a past life where she was in the spotlight, is a straight-off win, subject-wise.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
3/5 83% Just Mercy (2020) In parts stolid, but solid nevertheless, Just Mercy is timely and important. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
1.5/5 0% Jai Mummy Di (2020) Good premise for a rom-com, especially because the characters speak Punjabi. But the lead pair comes off exactly as they have in their previous mode.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
67% Darbar (2020) Darbar may be Superstar Rajinikanth's first film with hit director A R Murugadoss, but it remains a Rajini film which bows at each step to the continuing myth of the one and only Thalaivar.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
2/5 70% Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020) Just the film for those who long for a simplistic, dressed-up slice of the past.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
3.5/5 87% Chhapaak (2020) Yes, it's worthy, but it's also very watchable.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
1.5/5 No Score Yet Sab Kushal Mangal (2020) The film breaks out of an uneasy mess by a contrivance...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2020
2/5 43% Ghost Stories (2020) Overall, there's not enough sustained unease or a sense of dread or foreboding. Nor is there too much originality: I got flashes of John Krasinski's A Quiet Place, and Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2020
3/5 79% Good Newwz (2019) Good Newwz works best when it is being its bawdy, silly, raucous self. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The reason why this film works (as opposed to the many editions which were overpowered by clanking machines) is because of the emotional connect it creates with us.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
1.5/5 23% Dabangg 3 (2019) Dabangg 3, which has a long back-story of how Chulbul came to be called Chulbul, is not just a dreary mish-mash of the previous ones, it is also a cringe-fest.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2019
1/5 17% The Body (2019) Everything in it is flat: the plot, the performers, the alleged twists. And that must have taken some doing, given that the filmmakers had a ready-made plot to dip into.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
2.5/5 50% Mardaani 2 (2019) The other problem, which is much more in our face, is the hammer-it-in approach when it comes to descriptions of 'mard' and 'aurat...'‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
2/5 50% Panipat (2019) ...did Panipat, which clocks in nearly three hours run time, need to be quite such a drudge?‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
2/5 42% Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) If only this new triangle had made more of Vedika's spunk, and Tapasya's spirit, it would have been a much more interesting take on contemporary marriages and more...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/5 86% Aamis (Ravening) (2019) Not for the faint-hearted or squeamish, Aamis is an unusual, brilliant film, and Bhaskar Hazarika one of India's most gifted filmmakers.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Nov 26, 2019
3.5/5 75% Bala (2019) Bala is an achievement. He's perfected the art of playing people who are not instantly likeable, and he works the characters' kinks to the point where we can see them, and yet sympathise.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
1/5 17% Ujda Chaman (2019) If the point of the film is to tell us that external appearances have nothing to do with our inner selves, it needed to have done it better. Much, much better.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
40% Housefull 4 (2019) The Akshay Kumar starrer offers nothing that makes sense.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 33% Made In China (2019) The initial bits keep up the light tone and there are some laughs to be had, but all too soon, as it happens so often in Bollywood, everything goes limp.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/5 53% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar's body language is wrong. Their faces are made old by latex, but their hands and necks are young. Crucially, at no point do they make us suspend disbelief.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
1.5/5 13% Laal Kaptaan (2019) There are flashes when you feel the film will finally say something important, but then it lapses back into stodgy set-pieces which go on and on.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
2/5 68% The Sky Is Pink (2019) The sky can indeed be any colour you want, there's lovely whimsy in the title. It needed to have seeped into the film.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
2/5 73% War (2019) All the space is gobbled up by Hrithik and Tiger, and they are so busy strutting across the screen, in all their glory, so ripped, so brawny, that the poor baddies don't really get a chance.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/5 50% Dream Girl (2019) Dream Girl starts to swing uneasily between smut and sentiment. And then it takes refuge in what comes easiest-tastelessness. ‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
2.5/5 45% The Zoya Factor (2019) For a rom-com which needs to be light on its feet, hitting fours and sixes as it goes along, the writing is not as supple as it should have been. Too many slog overs here.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
0.5/5 No Score Yet Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (2019) The scenery is spectacular, but the humans are plain annoying.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
2.5/5 33% Prassthanam (2019) Those who know these films can predict exactly what happened in the distant past that Singh doesn't talk about, but the film has enough meat on its bones to keep us chewing.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
95% Rocks (2019) Gavron films with authenticity and empathy. We see this bunch of young women as they see themselves-dealing with teenage insecurities, and other messy details of home and school.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
94% Jallikattu (2019) The control the director displays as the film races along... Jallikattu is exhilarating, and I am still all shook up, a few hours after the standing-ovation gala screening.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
88% The Long Walk (Bor mi vanh chark) (2019) The Long Walk is a tough, demanding film, and reveals its rewards slowly.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Parasite is many things rolled into one: a sharply observed satire, black comedy, thriller, tragedy.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
100% The Father (Bashtata) (2019) The Father, directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, takes refuge in the absurd, and making us laugh through sheer exasperation.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
83% Waves (2019) For the most part, Waves is wonderful, the camera hovering literally a few inches away from the faces, each blemish and frown and smile and tear in sharp focus.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
96% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) A film like this can turn into an unbearably soppy four-hankies tale. But it is to Heller's credit that she keeps the sentimentality in check even though I confess to wet eyes in a few places.‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
87% Hustlers (2019) Bawdy, lusty and in your face...‐ The Indian Express
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019