Mayank Shekhar's review: Shakal Pe Mat Ja


Don’t judge a book by its cover. So this film’s title suggests: Shakal Pe Mat Jaa, don’t go by the looks. I see the hopeless looks on people’s faces as they emerge from this movie just as I’m about to enter its next show. Read On..

Critics' verdict: Rockstar gets mixed reviews


Though Ranbir Kapoor has delivered one of his best peformances so far, the film's script fails to live up to expectations. While AR Rahman's music is a plus point, Nargis Fakhri's performance disappoints. Here's what critics are saying about the movie.

Mayank Shekhar's review: Rockstar


The canvas is wide like early Sanjay Leela Bhansali's; bird's eye view of the stunning bridge is very Mani Ratnam; witty, earthy dialogues are so Vishal Bhardwaj. Director Imitiaz Ali manages to retain a personal, auteur's touch in a genre vastly commercial. Read On..

Mayank Shekhar's review: Loot


Govinda is yet the super-star here, who doesn’t need dialogue sheets for his lines, he can get away blabbering anything. Javed Jaffery ad-libs alongside. Sunil Shetty is He Man. Read On..

Mayank Shekhar's review: Miley Na Miley Hum


How many times must a debutant hero emerge from the same screen, to repeatedly announce his arrival: The one here first gets out in slo-mo from a BMW (first shot), then out of a chopper (to meet his mother), on a Lexus convertible (that his mother gifts him), bang in the middle of a wedding dance party (in a village), into the tennis stadium (where he plays the National finals)…. Read On..

Mayank Shekhar's review: Damadamm


This film has a special song. The hero creates enough excitement in its anticipation. He finally takes the stage. We’ve all gathered at a posh, aiyash party. The announcement begins, “Ladies and gentlemen. Here’s presenting a philosophical research that has been conducted on mangoes, incorporating in it romance, humour and fun. Please give it up for Sameer…” The song goes, “I miss you baby. Like mango. Oh, ho, like mango!” Read On..

Mayank Shekhar's review: Tell Me O Khuda


Here’s the story: The heroine’s an artiste of sorts. Much later in her youth, she figures that she’s in fact an adopted child. Confused by this strange turn of events, she leaves home, generally curious to finally meet her biological parent. Her boyfriend remains by her side. Read On..

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Before adequately warning children against trying any such stunts, the super-hero leapfrogs over and at right angles of a running train. writes Mayank Shekhar. Read On..

Mayank Shekhar Review: Mod


Women hesitate when they talk (“hitchkichate hain”), only if they’re confused about someone. Or very confused,” says the aunt (the warm Tanvi Azmi), nabbing on to the fact that her niece might be in love. The girl Aranya (Ayesha Takia, charming, refreshingly different, no doubt) is 25, I guess. Read On..

Mayank Shekhar's review: Azaan


India’s under biological attack. Why, is unnecessary for you to know. Any gibberish will do. One man can save this country. How, is irrelevant. The only important thing for us to worship is, this man. “Kehte hain iss par Allah ka haath hai (They say, he’s blessed by Allah).”