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MUSIC RULES IN ’99 SONGS’, BUT THE SCREENPLAY NOT SO MUCH

Rating: 3/5 Director Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy and producer-writer-composer A R Rahman create a romantic-musical world with earnestness, but fall short in the execution part It’s an A R Rahman musical. The story is conveyed majorly through…

‘HELLO CHARLIE’ IS UTTERLY NONSENSICAL

Rating: 0.5/5 Why Excel Entertainment backed this film is a question that will haunt even Farhan-Ritesh for life Hello Charlie is probably the stupidest film you would have ever watched. After this one, all the…

‘DURGAMATI’ IS SCARY, ADVENTUROUS, AND AUDACIOUS

Rating: 4/5 Director Ashok remakes his own Telugu hit Bhaagamathie and gives the Hindi audience a visual spectacle with a fitting film in the genre Horror in Bollywood has always locked horns with risk. Sometimes…

‘COMEDY COUPLE’ IS A DECENT ROMCOM, COULD HAVE BEEN MEATIER

Rating: 3/5 Director Nachiket Samant gives a well intentioned and humorous piece but falls short in making it cinematic enough Realistic problems. Realistic solutions. Realistic characters. Realistic humour. Check for all. Despite all this, Comedy…

DESPITE GOOD EFFORTS, ‘HALAHAL’ REMAINS A SURFACE LEVEL THRILLER

Rating: 3/5 Director Randeep Jha’s film starts off at an intriguing note, but gets plain and too routine on the way Halahal opens with a crime chase sequence in dark in the raw and rustic…

“CLASS OF ’83” WORKS WELL IN PARTS, NOT OVERALL

Rating: 3/5 Director Atul Sabharwal attempts to make a thrilling police film, but it doesn’t do anything beyond a certain point Well, Class of ’83 can surely be called a powerful comeback for Bobby Deol.…

‘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…

‘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…

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…

‘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…