Farhan Akhtar-VidyaBalan-starrer Shaadi Ke Side Effects is in equal parts, while first half is enjoyable, the second half becomes exasperating. Pretty much like the average marriage, writes Anupama Chopra.
Loaded with witty situations and tongue-in-cheek dialogues, Saket Chaudhary's directorial venture is intelligent and crisp. The chemistry of lead pair Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar makes the film sizzle, feel the critics.
Imtiaz Ali's Highway is subtle, quiet, yet powerful. The film belongs to Alia Bhatt, who gives a stupendous performance in her second Bollywood film, feel the critics.
Imtiaz Ali's Highway will not give you an adrenaline rush, but a serene feeling that stays with you long after the film is over. Alia Bhatt, who's still the student of Bollywood, has the makings of a superstar.
Gunday, directed and written by Ali Abbas Zafar, is an unabashed love letter to the 1970s, the height of our romance with Amitabh Bachchan’s Angry Young Man. A time when heroes, even if they were criminals, were honourable men, writes Anupama Chopra.
There is bromance, romance, revenge, and spicy dialoguebaazi. In short, all the 'sholay' to light up a Bollywood bonfire. What Gunday does not have is soul and enough glue to keep the moviegoer going through the length of the movie.
Though Shekhar Suman's directorial debut has an unconventional plot, the script doesn't do justice to it. As far as Adhyayan is concerned, his performance is not up to the mark. Even Om Puri and Deepti Naval are wasted in the film.
Vinil Mathew's debut directorial venture is about confused Nikhil (Sidharth) who bumps into eccentric mad scientist Meeta (Parineeti) years after their first meeting and sparks fly.
With Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap backing the movie, expectations were high. Thankfully, the film lives up to its promise. The Parineeti Chopra, Siddharth Malhotra-starrer sets new norms for rom-com in Bollywood.
One by Two is one of those determinedly contemporary romantic dramas that are entirely played out in the world of stylish offices, coffee shops, malls, multiplexes and nightclubs. Here the beautiful, affluent, lonely young folk of Mumbai work out their angst.