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‘SARDAR UDHAM’ IS A CLASSIC CASE OF BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Rating: 4.5/5 Directed by Shoojit Sircar, this is one of the most unconventional biopics that you would have seen, filling you with pride in almost every scene Udham Singh: So, you don’t think it was…

‘THALAIVII’ GETS VERY CLOSE TO THE REAL PERSON, IS A WORTH WATCHING AFFAIR

Rating: 4/5 Jayalalitha’s biopic by director Vijay, for the most part, remains true to the identity of the person, with minor cinematic flaws Biopics are tricky. They always find themselves treading on the risky path…

‘BHUJ: THE PRIDE OF INDIA’ WINS ONLY IN IDEA, BUT FAILS IN EXECUTION

Rating: 2/5 Everything about the incident deserves to be told, but clearly not in the manner Director Abhishek Dudhaiya tells it 1971 Indo-Pak war and the formation of Bangladesh from East Pakistan. There’s so much…

‘SHERSHAAH’ IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE REAL BRAVEHEART

Rating: 4/5 There will always be Ye Dil Maange More for this biographical sketch in terms of what you know of the real hero, but director Vishnu Varadhan’s attempt is simply endearing This film right…

‘THE BIG BULL’ SUFFERS DUE TO ITS MISFORTUNE

Rating: 3/5 Director Kookie Gulati’s film is a decent stand alone film, but the natural comparison with Hansal Mehta’s show will prove to be a dampener It’s sheer bad luck for the makers of The…

‘SAINA’ FLIES HIGH, JUST LIKE NEHWAL’S SHUTTLE

Rating: 4/5 Writer-Director Amole Gupte gives you a biopic that fills you with pride and makes you respect the sportswoman even more The ingredients of a biopic are more or less the same. Saina doesn’t…

‘GUNJAN SAXENA’ GIVES THE REAL PERSON THE JUSTIFIED AND DESERVING RESPECT

Rating: 4.5/5 Director Sharan Sharma makes a biopic in the form of a fitting tribute to not only a person but valour of defence personnel This is exactly how a biopic should be made. Gunjan…

‘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…

‘SAAND KI AANKH’ 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…

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)…