Khaali Peeli isn't something to write home about, but manages to provide the adequate entertainment.
Serious Men is based on the novel of the same name, by Manu Joseph - in my opinion, the most unpredictable, therefore original, writer/columnist around.
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is no Woody Allen type movie loaded with irony, and male gaze for sure.
Cargo is USS Starship Enterprise - gently throwing you off with a very retro version of our vision of the future.
At its two hours plus runtime, Sadak 2 unfolds like a daily soap adaptation of Wild Wild Country featuring vigilante heroes, their problematic parents and phoney Godmen.
Class of '83 is based on crime journalist S Hussain Zaidi's novel of the same name.
To what extent is this true? Real life Gunjan Saxena, on whom this script is based, has evidently participated in its telling/writing. Either way, the last thing I'd want to know is the defense establishment's...
Scotland is not something new but its treatment is very good
In Bandish Bandits, Naseeruddin Shah quietly channels his inner Pandit Jasraj, subtly playing the control-freak patriarch, obsessed by his art, and the issue of its inheritance
With Lootcase, Rajesh Krishnan makes an earnest debut with a fairly entertaining comedy that hinges on people's tragic circumstances to elicit humour!
Honey Trehan's Raat Akeli Hai is an absorbing portrait of murders, murk, and metaphors, where Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte crackle the screen with their performances!
The comedy is situational and the punchlines land smoothly because of their deft screen work. A special word of mention for the dialogues that are just the right mix of slapstick and quirky.
The mahaul of Raat Akeli Hai is actually what drew me to it - infinitely more than the twists and turns in the murder case itself.
Shakuntala Devi is almost entirely from the perspective of her daughter.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi's Dil Bechara is a faithful adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars and cruises along with madness and mirth, before choking us with heartbreak and horror.
For far too long we've often reductively weighed films by stars in their reviews. They make no sense here, because the star in Dil Bechara - above all the five on a scale - is the late Sushant Singh Rajput
The cliche 'taut' remains still the best compliment to pay a masala/entertaining thriller that works for you. This is anything but that. Could've had intense depth instead. Nope, feels more like Breathe: Into ...
Undekhi oscillates between grit and gratuitous. There's a thrill to be had in the mystery that unfolds on a fateful day of a lavish wedding, but some elements feel forced.
Breathe: Into The Shadows (Episodes 1-4) is an exploration of broken individuals and how far they'll go for revenge and redemption. It isn't entirely breathless or breathtaking but surely gripping!
Keenly aesthetic, slightly overboard; no, what is Bulbbul? A Sanjay Leela Bhansali film in the supernatural space?