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‘DRIVE’ JUST TOUCHES THE LINES OF CASUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Rating: 2/5 It’s difficult to understand why the makers invested so much resources in a film like this Just so that you can justify the title of the film, you make your characters drive the…

‘SAAND KI AANKH’ FAILS SURELY HITS THE BULL’S EYE

Rating: 4/5 Director Tushar Hiranandani delivers power and emerges as winner in this feat Nisaana toh ekdum kamaal lagate ho. Ke khaate ho? Gaali (What do you consume after all to be able to aim…

‘LAAL KAPTAAN’ HITS THE DARKER SIDE IN YOU BUT REMAINS TIRESOME

Rating: 2.5/5 Director Navdeep Singh creates a piece that is full of raw, rustic, brutal realities of life but doesn’t make the required impact When the maker of critically acclaimed films Manorama Six Feet Under…

GOING BACK TO VERY EARLY INDIAN FREEDOM STRUGGLE, ‘SYERAA NARASIMHA REDDY’ IS A WELL INTENTIONED PIECE

Rating: 3/5 Director Surender Reddy sets up a magnum opus with the quest for freedom, probably in its first ever attempt but delivers uninspiring storytelling You know of Mangal Pandey. But not much (or anything)…

LOADED WITH HIGH OCTANE ACTION, ‘WAR’ HAS LITTLE CONTENT SUBSTANCE

Rating: 3/5 Director Siddharth Anand offers a visually grand spectacle but in doing so, misses out on delivering strong content Think of it. If anyone today can match Hrithik Roshan in such a genre, it’s…

WAR BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE, ‘PRASSTHANAM’ DOESN’T GO ANYWHERE

Rating: 2.5/5 Director Deva Katta aspires for an extravaganza but ends up providing typically mundane plot Remake of the Telugu film of the same name, it’s a tryst between right and wrong, dharm and adharm.…

ATTRACTIVE ONLY IN PARTS, ‘BAADSHAH PEHLWAAN’ SUFFERS DUE TO AGE OLD FORMULAE

Rating: 2.5/5 Director Krishna’s film makes use of conventional narrative offering hardly anything novel Baadshah Pehlwaan (the Hindi version of the original Pailwaan in Kannada) on one hand boasts of a gripping emotional journey of…

‘SAAHO’ WINS IF ONLY HUGE BUDGET ENSURED QUALITY CINEMA

Rating: 2.5/5 Director Sujeeth creates an unreal world that seems fake and jarring in the major portion of run time Clearly to be seen- the film is an impressive attempt on cashing on the popularity…

A GRIPPING THRILLER ‘BATLA HOUSE’ IS ONE QUALITY FILM

Rating: 4/5 Director Nikkhil Advani appears with a meaty thriller on a controversial subject in an attempt to clear the air When an event has been all over the news for a significant period of…

GENUINE AND STRONG IN INTENTIONS AND PREMISE, ‘ONE DAY’ FALLS BACK DUE TO FLAWED DIRECTION

Rating: 2/5 Ashok Nanda attempts a meaty thriller but doesn’t back it up with sensible approach It is films like these that make you value the director. With an army of extremely talented actors on…