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‘PAREEKSHA’ PUTS FORTH A WELL INTENTIONED AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE

Rating: 4/5 Director Prakash Jha makes a very valid point by means of heartfelt emotions being practical in approach Pareeksha is a film built of moments. There is a time when the entire basti celebrates…

‘LOOTCASE’ IS A FUN FILLED CASUAL AND ENTERTAINING WATCH

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Rajesh Krishnan gives a masala entertainer that entertains you satisfactorily There are times when a film doesn’t say anything in particular. It only entertains you well enough. Lootcase is a classic example…

‘RAAT AKELI HAI’ SHOULD HAVE BEEN MULTI-DIMENSIONAL FOR BETTER APPEAL

Rating: 3.5/5 Honey Trehan’s crime investigation film is like two clubbed episodes of Crime Patrol (not in a demeaning way) done a little better The trailer was sufficiently intriguing. So is the film. But not…

‘SHAKUNTALA DEVI’ IS AS SMART AS THE PERSON HERSELF

Rating: 4.5/5 Anu Menon’s directorial venture offers an attractive and interesting peak into the world of genius Indian mathematician, astrologer and author Starting off with a brilliant opening sequence that hits you hard, the film…

A FULL BLOWN MASALA CRIME ENTERTAINER, ‘YAARA’ IS A FILM ABOUT FRIENDSHIP

Rating: 3.5/5 Director Tigmanshu Dhulia sets up friendship in a plot that revolves around crime spanning decades This one has Tigmanshu Dhulia’s signature everywhere. If you have followed him over the years, you would have…

EMOTIONAL AND SWEET, ‘DIL BECHARA’ WILL SURELY MAKE YOU CRY

Rating: 3.5/5 Casting director turned director Mukesh Chhabra bases his film on the acclaimed novel The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, making you miss your beat so many times Don’t watch this film…

‘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…