• 'Anaarkali of Aarah' - Movie Review

    'Anaarkali of Aarah' - Movie Review

    This is feisty Swara Bhaskar, simultaneously submissive and full of desi swag -- her gait, expressions, and accent absolutely spot-on. She floors you with her subtle moves. As does 'Anaarkali of Aarah', for the most part. It's hard to come across a performance so gut-wrenchingly real

  • 'Life' - Movie Review

    'Life' - Movie Review

    What would happen if scientists on an International Space Station (ISS) find life forms in Mars' soil Samples? Director Daniel Espinosa sets out to educate us on that

  • 'Chips' - Movie Review

    'Chips' - Movie Review

    This action-comedy reboot of the original Larry Wilcox/Erik Estrada TV series, basically mish-mashes buddy movie clichés to such an extent that they lose whatever little charm they may have had in the first place

  • 'Aa Gaya Hero' - Movie review

    'Aa Gaya Hero' - Movie review

    Govinda-starrer, 'Aa Gaya Hero', is a 123-minute poorly assembled, ill-conceived showcase of an ageing superstar trying to resurrect his career is nothing short of a vanity fare

  • 'Before I Fall' - Movie Review

    'Before I Fall' - Movie Review

    The film, like in the book, glories in explicitly iffy teen behavior – wild partying, sex, verbal and physically abusive bullying, disrespect to elders and lying. And it takes a while before it can do right

  • 'Machine' - Movie Review

    'Machine' - Movie Review

    This is the kind of film that makes you wonder, "What was on the makers' minds when they thought of it?" The type when the audience laughs in sheer disbelief. It has turned out to be a heartless effort. High on style, low in substance, no troubleshooting can help this 'Machine'

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' - Movie Review

    'Beauty and the Beast' - Movie Review

    This latest rendition of the all-time children's classic fairytale 'Beauty and the Beast' is a trip fantastic and it beats all the versions that have come before it, in terms of creative flair, cinematic essence, musical highs and digital magic

  • 'Trapped' - Movie Review

    'Trapped' - Movie Review

    Don't miss this! That 'Trapped' manages to grippingly hold your attention with such an underwhelming setting is an achievement in itself. That it could invade your senses makes it worth every minute, without any break, in the theatre

  • 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' - Movie Review

    'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' - Movie Review

    Both the movie and Varun Dhawan's character have very few redeeming features. This seems like a film from the '90s. In the '90s, of course, one could get away with all kinds of stuff. Maybe, even now you can after all the lead actors look so effortless and easygoing on screen

  • 'Kong: Skull Island' - Movie Review

    'Kong: Skull Island' - Movie Review

    If it was only spectacle and size that defined a great genre movie then 'Kong: Skull Island' would have had it all- unfortunately that's not the case. Size does matter, but not over and above aspects of story-telling and technicalities other than CGI, that help make a movie experience more real and involving

  • 'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' - Movie Review

    'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' - Movie Review

    'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' ends with a note on the statistics of female fortitude in India. The rest of the film doesn't even attempt to make a strong case in its favour. Yes, there are a few fleeting references, but that's about it. For most part, this movie is all talk, a little much of it. Social drama on women's empowerment and feminism intertwined with romance is a silly concoction

  • 'Patriots Day' - Movie Review

    'Patriots Day' - Movie Review

    'Patriots Day' should have ideally been titled 'Boston Strong' because that's what it's all about - the strength and resilience of the people of Boston who despite the gory aftermath of the hideous Boston Marathon Bombings on April 15, 2013, managed to recoup and regain the security and comfort of city life that was thrown asunder by two jihadi terrorists

  • 'Logan' - Movie Review

    'Logan' - Movie Review

    'Logan' gives Hugh 'Wolverine' Jackman the closure he asked for and it runs so close to home that it could well be considered autobiographical in its expanse. This is Jackman's best performance to date. He is intensely empathetic to his own human fragilities and that is what endears him to us

  • 'Split' - Movie Review

    'Split' - Movie Review

    James McAvoy's efficient performance and impressive presence are the only reasons to endure this movie 'Split'. Manoj Night Shyamalan has definitely not come out of the woods yet!

  • 'Guardians: The Superheroes' - Movie Review

    'Guardians: The Superheroes' - Movie Review

    This Russian effort at a hybrid of 'X-Men' and 'Transformers' is a slow-burning attempted sci-fi actioner that has little to recommend it other than the dark, ominous and hazy look that permeates the dystopia wreaked by a mad scientist August Kuratov (Stanislav Shirin) who suddenly finds himself all too powerful to remain as such

  • 'Rangoon' - Movie Review

    'Rangoon' - Movie Review

    If anything 'Rangoon' takes so many pit-stops and so long to get to the point that one is tempted to deem it terribly slow, and slightly 'pakau' even. Too many things have been mixed into one film. But attempted with eye-popping chutzpah

  • 'Jackie' - Movie Review

    'Jackie' - Movie Review

    This is not exactly a biopic in the strictest of terms, it's merely an exhibition of trauma following JFK's assassination. In his effort to contain the spread of events, Pablo Larrain creates a soliloquy of repressed grief that is not easy to watch. So it's only Natalie Portman's acting skills that catch the eye in 'Jackie'

  • 'Lion' - Movie Review

    'Lion' - Movie Review

    Dev Patel, who plays a young adult in 'Lion' a film based on a true-life account -- Saroo Brierley's non-fiction novel, grappling with the duality of his unsure Indian origins, this is by far his finest performance yet

  • 'The Lego Batman Movie' - Review

    'The Lego Batman Movie' - Review

    'The Lego Batman Movie', the latest in a toy franchise based on 2014's 'The Lego Movie' doesn't have very much going for it other than its cutesy childish appeal. Its predecessor certainly had much more going for it

  • 'Silence' - Movie Review

    'Silence' - Movie Review

    Andrew Garfield sheds his Spider-Man garb to give us a performance that is charged with emotion and earnestness. Ultimately 'Silence' remains a powerful film -- one that deserves tremendous patience and understanding. You need to keep your faith in Martin Scorsese's abilities if you want to enjoy this one!