Movie Reviews

  • Ratings
    2

    An accurate way to describe Besharam would be to call it the cinematic equivalent of a dinner made with leftovers. There is a bit of everything, nothing is exactly fresh, and in the end you’re left wondering if it was wise to have chucked it all in together. Sarit Ray writes.

    Views : 2,139
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    4

    Poignant, Powerful The Lunchbox is my favourite love story of the year. It’s sweet, sad and deeply aching. Debutant director Ritesh Batra captures the harrowing loneliness that a metropolis like Mumbai fosters, the hope of happiness that glimmers and enables us to go on.

    Views : 1,844
  • Ratings
    3

    Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani in drag, kissing each other. A heavily-endowed woman talking about doodh ki factories. Criminals known as the nanga gang who enter homes and rape women.

    Views : 1,875
  • Ratings
    1.5

    I thought that in the age of Google, filmmakers would be reluctant to flat-out steal someone else’s work. Without a hint of discomfort, debutant director Ahishor Solomon lifts plot, scenes and dialogue from the crime thriller Box 507, writes Anupama Chopra.

    Views : 1,137
  • Ratings
    1

    There are some things that I never thought I would see in a movie — like Vijay and Sher Khan playing a video game. Let me explain. Vijay is Hindi cinema’s original angry young man.

    Views : 1,020
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    4

    I don’t know about you but for me a good film is like a tequila shot — I get giddy on it. And when a Bollywood film gives me a high, I feel like screaming from the rooftops. I loved Shuddh Desi Romance and I think you will too.

    Views : 1,108
  • Ratings
    2

    If good intentions were enough to make good movies, Satyagraha would be a masterpiece. Jha and his co-writer Anjum Rajabali, borrow liberally from headlines. Sadly, this call to our conscience doesn’t, writes Anupama Chopra.

    Views : 797
  • Ratings
    3

    Watching Madras Café is both frustrating and satisfying. The thriller, set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war, is, in equal parts, muddled and moving. There are sequences of power and eloquence.

    Views : 708
  • Ratings
    2

    Indie cinema must compete by sheer dint of ideas. Lead actor Deepak Dobriyal is a powerful actor and convincing as the ‘super chor’. Yet, as far as ideas go, they are just about as novel here as the film’s title. Sarit Ray writes.

    Views : 688
  • Ratings
    2

    B.A. Pass holds your interest as long as Bahl sticks to Sikka’s darkly twisted story. But each time he diverges -- including his choice of the film’s cheesy name the narrative wobbles. Still, it is much better than its tacky posters let on. Anupama Chopra writes.

    Views : 610