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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…

HARD HITTING AND GRIPPING ‘SECTION 375’ HAS AMPLE SCOPE TO OPEN A DIALOGUE IN SOCIETY

Rating: 4.5/5 Ajay Bahl’s film revolving around Section 375 of IPC attempts to differentiate between will and consent Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) states the rules and conditions concerning the crime of…

ABSOLUTELY NO DHAMAAL IN ‘TOTAL DHAMAAL’

Indra Kumar’s promise of giving you a fun filled adventure comedy has very little to savour Dhamaal franchise is popular, the characters are famous, and the second installment didn’t score as well as the first one.…

SATISFACTORILY WRITTEN ‘THUGS OF HINDOSTAN’ IS BORDERLINE ENTERTAINING

The moment you compare this high-on-entertainment film to Pirates of The Caribbean, you’ll fail as an audience Two humongous stars in the business for ages but appearing together for the first time. For one, that…

UNBELIEVABLY BORING ‘KAASHI’ SHOULD BE RUBBED OFF CINEMA LIST

Dhiraj Kumar’s film boasts of a gripping plot but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. What is unseen doesn’t deserve to be seen If there is a course anywhere on HOW NOT TO MAKE…

SYMBOLICALLY VAGUE ‘PATAAKHA’ DOESN’T MAKE THE NEEDED IMPACT

A complex allegorical tale of sisterly bond from Vishal Bhardwaj carries the genius of the acclaimed filmmaker, but doesn’t serve the purpose Vishal Bhardwaj over the years has created a niche for himself, in a…

ENTERTAINING AND EMOTIONAL ‘SUI DHAAGA’ IS ALMOST THERE

Dialogues and performances raise the bar in Sharat Katariya’s sincere attempt to convey an emotional story full of determination Sui Dhaaga scores at various levels. Emotions. Entertainment. Humour. Grit. Ambitions. Drama. Romance. Togetherness. Relationships. Belief…

POETIC ALL THROUGH, ‘MANTO’ IS A BEAUTIFUL CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE

Bringing forth the personality of one of the most celebrated Urdu writers Saadat Hassan Manto, Nandita Das gives something that Hindi cinema will always take pride in The first question you ask after watching Nandita…

HARD HITTING ‘LOVE SONIA’ SHATTERS YOU, LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS

Director Tabrez Noorani’s film inspired by true events has the power to shake you from within with its brutal story telling aided by intelligent technical methods 270 girls go missing in India everyday- a line…

CHARMING AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY INTENSE, ‘LAILA MAJNU’ WON’T FIND MANY TAKERS IN TODAY’S GENERATION

Director Sajid Ali (Imtiaz Ali’s brother) in his debut attempt gives a popular tale of intense love and eternal characters with a contemporary take, but misses to engage the youth of today, especially in the…