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‘BHONSLE’ IS AN EMOTIONALLY CHARGED AND HARD HITTING FILM

Rating: 4/5 Writer-Director Devashish Makhija gives a powerful contemporary story that brims with cultural context It is very rare that an actor touches your heart without saying much with his/her mouth, but only through the…

GOOD ENOUGH ON MESSAGE, ‘BULBBUL’ FAILS IN THE WRITING

Rating: 2.5/5 Writer turned director Anvita Dutt could give a much tighter film in a genre that’s not been respected much in Bollywood Tumbbad, Pari, Ghost Stories, and Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship are…

‘KADAKH’ IS AN IMPRESSIVE DARK COMEDY WITH GOOD DOSES OF SUSPENSE

Rating: 4/5 Director Rajat Kapoor gives you a winner on all fronts, for its content, direction, and performances The opening sequence here is extraordinary. It serves the purpose in a narrative and also sets up…

‘GULABO SITABO’ GETS TOO LATE IN DELIVERING THE RIGHT MESSAGE

Rating: 3/5 Director Shoojit Sircar and writer Juhi Chaturvedi yet again attempt gold, in a film that doesn’t reveal its true nature until the very end Now this film has been one of the most…

‘CHOKED’ FALLS SHORT OF BEING AN INTELLIGENT TAKE ON A NATIONAL PHENOMENON

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Anurag Kashyap signs the film with his style with a fresh take, but he could have given a bigger takeaway Probably the first Indian film on Demonetization. Choked keeps this much hyped,…

‘GHOOMKETU’ IS AN AMAZINGLY ENTERTAINING AFFAIR

Rating: 4/5 Director Pushpendra Nath Misra tells a story that is typically Bollywoodish, but has its heart in place Anurag Kasyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui- the winning combination is here again. But this time, in a…

‘WHAT ARE THE ODDS?’ IS AN ODD FILM THAT YOU CAN’T GET EVEN WITH

Rating: 1.5/5 Director Megha Ramaswamy attempts for a feel-good film but fails poorly in the execution All during the film’s runtime, you keep waiting for something concrete to happen; something that makes the purpose of…

‘MRS. SERIAL KILLER’ WILL KILL YOU OF BOREDOM

Rating: 2/5 If Shirish Kunder has to make films like these, he better looks for alternate career options One more case where despite the trailer seeming to be sufficiently promising, the film lets its makers…

RAW AND RUSTIC, ‘BAMFAAD’ IS AN OKAY ONE TIME WATCH

Rating: 3/5 Director Ranjan Chandel weaves a love story amid turbulent backdrop of politics and hooliganism The film is presented by Anurag Kashyap. Paresh Rawal and Swaroop Sampat’s son makes his debut as an actor.…

A FEEL GOOD FILM, ‘MASKA’ IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE NOSTALGIA OF MUMBAI

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Neeraj Udhwani’s Netflix original Hindi film is a love letter to the Irani cafes of the city of Mumbai, in an emotional way A lot of what Mumbai is known for has…