• Dhamaka

    Dhamaka

    ★★★★

    KARTHIK ARYAN SURPRISINGLY PULLS A GOOD SOCIOPOLITICAL THRILLER

    It's one those movies which you go to with not so big expections and the movie, in return, delivers with more than what you had prepared for. There are some rough edges that don't bother much.

    Don't get the impression of a good film here. All good with a big but. You'll see a different version Karthik Aryan in a serious mess where he has no room to be funny which is…

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    INTERESTING, DIFFERENT, SLASHER.

    Great entertainment for the whole length like any James Wan flick with a zesty score which tributed Hitchcock's Psycho and worked like a strong stimulus. But overall the picture had some inconsistencies in an otherwise crack of a narrative. 3.5/5.

  • Sardar Udham

    Sardar Udham

    ★★★★★

    THE MUCH NEEDED "I AM NOT A PATRIOTIC" FILM

    "You goat, me goat. Butcher same."

    This has what a lot of revolutionary biopics made in India lack. This is not all about the raging and growing spirit for independence. This doesn't run on the bandwagon of hyper nationalist propagation which you are most likely to see in a Ajay Devgan or Akshay kumar cliche feature. This, rather, is a marvelous portrayal of revenge; A clash of ideologies. This is a…

  • Haseen Dillruba

    Haseen Dillruba

    ★★★★

    THIS IS ACTUALLY A BAD FILM, BUT....

    It has that intrest and dark flavor that keeps you hooked on to know more and more which any normal human will like. The flaws are all over the place: There was a comedy premise which was on and off. There was a revenge premise which was unexpected and messed the character arcs very badly. There was a romance premise which was on and off again and seemed overly done through the climax. Bad film okay, like really bad film.

    However, as I said it's just a, one off, Sunday dont-really-care-for-the-technicalities movie. And so 4/5.

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★★½

    EVERYTHING IS IN PLAIN SIGHT, BUT YOU WON'T SEE. GENIUS WORK BY ROEG.

    What exquisitely brilliant shots; fast moving, tension building and visually astounding. Not too less or too much in effect. It isn't a secret wielding plot waiting to be unraveled as it progresses and drops heavy on it's audience in the final act.

    Nicolas Roeg
    has you expecting a sure conclusion and gives you exactly that and despite the predictability it has the 'wow' factor.

    The plot revolves…

  • State Funeral

    State Funeral

    ★★½

    HE KILLED 27 MILLION PEOPLE AND THEY CRIED FOR HIM. FACE PALM.

    Today was Monday and so I decided to watch a funeral. That 'all set and ready' mood like for a parade that one would develop with curiosity which, after a dozen blocks of dioramas, gets worn out by boredom with the same balloon animals in procession till it reaches the end of the line. This felt exactly like that. I get it, this is how documentaries are, but…

  • Ajji

    Ajji

    ★★★★

    BRAVERY HAS NO AGE.

    This had one of the most bold and satisfying climaxes I've watched in a hindi feature in a very long time; it was bit of a drag but I'll cut the slack. I felt tensed and at the same time sympathizing watching an oldie take her charge with nothing, but hostilities and a limping leg to find her revenge. It's so riveted to it's impoverished theme with a beacon of hope that powers the plot.

    This…

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    ★★★½

    IS IT REALLY SO GOOD TO BAG MULTIPLE OSCARS? I STILL DOUBT.

    It so happens that the whole feel of this film is kind of humid that I turn on the ceiling fan. No joking, may be it's a peculiar tendency in me, but It's quite muddy, isn't it? I mean that's good; that's clever picturization when you try to tell stories of characters that are devoid of proper basic needs, but the narrative here has such loose ends without…

  • Mughal-e-Azam

    Mughal-e-Azam

    ★★★★★

    "THE THORN DOESN'T HAVE THE FEAR OF WITHERING." - ANARKALI

    The glorious command of Prithviraj Raj Kapoor, the elegance and grit of Dilip Kumar (Legend) and the sheer grace and piety of Madhubala creates one of the most historic masterpieces in all of cinema.

    As a child, I got to watch this a very less number of times. The TV remote in the family would always switch to the cliche bollywood masalas instead of the old classics of hindi cinema.…

  • Jallikattu

    Jallikattu

    ★★★★

    TOO ROUGH FOR ME TO RATE IT A FIVE.

    I get the allegory; I get the metaphor; I am completely disgusted at the obnoxious human greed and lust; the ungrateful attitude to our very earth mother; the drive for blood, be it by running after the bull or in trying to harm a fellow human; the shameful hypocrisy of the clergyman and the community, but why would you not pull the camera to a side and ease up for a…

  • Laal Kaptaan

    Laal Kaptaan

    ★★★½

    THE CLIFFHANGER WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT

    I was fine with the whole film having a revenge narrative but the final conclusion it brought me to was an utter let down. It is almost nonsensical. Very much out of order at executing an Indian period thriller drama, but okay. 3.5/5.

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    WES ANDERSON MEETS STEVEN SPIELBERG

    I have to say I am a little disappointed to have had some big expectations on this one. It's very comical, it's simple in speech, it has the warmth, but I don't really see much of any affection in it. To me it was very much a story of a pro-hitler German lad who staunchly went by the irrational anti-jewish propaganda and learned it the hard way. I like the color gradients of the film;…