Movie Reviews

  • 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 : 1,236
  • 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 : 1,129
  • Ratings
    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 : 1,242
  • 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 : 869
  • 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 : 777
  • 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 : 784
  • 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 : 713
  • Ratings
    3.5

    Halfway into Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Akshay Kumar playing the all-powerful, Dawood-style, murderous mafia don Shoaib, declares: “Villain hoon main, villain.” Anupama Chopra writes.

    Views : 921
  • Ratings
    2.5

    It breaks my heart to tell you that Chennai Express left me cold. This hyper, eager-to-please Rahul sorely tested my patience. And after a while, the innumerable references to DDLJ seemed like a lazy shot at siphoning some of the enduring affection we have for that film. Anupama Chopra writes.

    Views : 1,028