There are many things to enjoy in Dedh Ishqiya - starting with that curious name. Director Abhishek Chaubey's new installment in the adventures of the lovable rogues - Khalujan and Babban - is rich in atmospherics and poetry. Anupama Chopra writes.
Debutante director Divya Khosla Kumar's debut attempt at direction seems to have failed miserably. The film that targets youth probably doesn't consider them intelligent enough.
Expectations were sky high from Abhishek Chaubey's second directorial venture Dedh Ishqiya. The film not only has a strong screenplay, rib-tickling dialogues and taut editing, it also has some superb performances.
Despite good performances by Arshad Warsi and Vijay Raaz, this comedy of errors is not entertaining. Weak script, bad acting by rest of the cast and unfunny jokes prove to be the film’s undoing.
The animated version of Mahabharat, directed by Amaan Khan, fails to impress in animation. However, the voiceovers of stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee and Anil Kapoor are brilliant.
The Dhoom franchise is built on a carefully calibrated mix of preposterous gorgeousness, high-octane action, froth and a cheerful lack of logic.
The third installment of the action franchise is a visual delight. The film also has an emotional connect but critics say the film lacks imagination and is showing signs of franchise fatigue.
What the Fish begins with the disclaimer that no fish or plants were harmed during the making of this film. But what about the harm done after the making? It is basically cinema as root canal. I suffered it so that you don’t have to, writes Anupama Chopra.