21 Aug 2015
Mumbai: This movie starts going consistently downhill from the first scene itself that you start wondering if the makers and the actors themselves gave up on making any sense, even while they were in the process of making it.
24 Jun 2016
New Delhi: Things have never looked better for Alia Bhatt, but the rising Bollywood star says she wants to better herself with each film rather than being affected by success.
14 Aug 2015
Mumbai: If merciless and relentless crunching of bones gets your adrenalin pumping, this film is designed for you. Brothers, an official remake of the 2011 film, Warrior, is about the Fernandes family that loves a special kind of sport, Mixed Martial Arts.
07 Aug 2015
Mumbai: Muzaffar Ali, who is best known for his ethereal 1981 film Umrao Jaan, is back with Jaanisaar. You get the grandeur and the old-world charm that you expect from an Ali film, but unfortunately he seems to have lost touch with the finesse.
07 Aug 2015
Mumbai: Debutant director Karan Anshuman's 'Bangistan' has a mighty interesting concept with a good intention (screenplay by Puneet Krishnan, Sumit Purohit and Karan Anshuman). It should have translated into a film to remember, but unfortunately it doesn't. However, there are some flashes of brilliance, which are unmissable.
31 Jul 2015
Mumbai: 'Drishyam' reiterates the fact that when you have a gripping story, other things kind of fall in place, even if the film is somewhat at a disadvantage because of a fairly unsteady, under-confident execution. A fantastic story by Jeethu Joseph was earlier made in two other languages, Malayalam and Tamil.
24 Jul 2015
Mumbai: A superhero needs to be big and strong, he needs to be a gigantic force of nature with incredible abilities to bring down the tyrannical powers of this universe and restore peace and order. He also needs to be angsty and brooding all the time because of his damaged past. He also needs to have a heroine who is kind of disconnected with him because she doesn’t fully understand what his goal as a superhero is. Those are the standard definitions of a Superhero film that we have come to accept and love. But it’s 2015 and audiences have grown tired of seeing the same shtick being thrown at the wall and applauding at whatever sticks. Enter ‘Ant Man’ – a superhero movie unlike any other.
27 Nov 2015
Mumbai: 'Mockingjay Part 1' was not much of a primer for this second part. It was so enmeshed in procedure and set-up that the pay-off was way too miniscule to be rousing. But part 2 manages to get the formula right. There's far more involvement, enough empathy and greater revelry in this final segment than there was in the first part. But it's also riddled with a great deal of sameness.
23 Jul 2015
An eagle's eye for detailing coupled with some excellent piece of writing is what largely works for 'Masaan', apart from other fine things. Neeraj Ghaywan in his debut film offers a realistic portrayal of the hypocritical society that we live in, which looks at premarital sex between two adults as a taboo, but doesn’t hesitate exploiting it in every other way.
17 Jul 2015
New Delhi: If you think you have to leave your brains at home for a Salman Khan film, be surprised. This one will need you to take your heart along with your brains as well. For above everything else, Bajrangi Bhaijaan sure has its heart in his right place.