Ponmagal Vandhal movie review: Jyotika carries the film with her performance, but you wish she varied the mix of pain-sorrow-determination: after a point it becomes one-note.
‘Comedy likho, badi demand hai’, Ghoomketu is told. We really could do with some laughs in these grim times, and this film’s premise did hold out promise, but it turns out to be more clutch-your-head-ache, than hold-your-sides-laughter.
Mrs Serial Killer movie review: Nothing, not Jacqueline Fernandez in her perfectly coiffed curls, nor Mohit Raina trying very hard to appear as if he knows what’s going on, nor the sundry others who come and go, help. Nor, I’m forced to regretfully report, Manoj Bajpayee, who should have known better.
Ema puts out many contradictory things out there, but my biggest takeaway is something quite simple: love can heal even the deepest wounds. And that sometimes, you can burn the dislike, and hatred, off.
R K Nagar is bankrolled by Venkat Prabhu. One can’t help but wonder, why would a decent filmmaker like him encourage such an incompetent and careless piece of work.
Extraction movie review: There’s not much space in a Chris Hemsworth produced film for too many other faces, but still, the desi contingent does get a look-in.
Bamfaad brings back memories of the small-town love story that Bollywood used to tell, and keeps us watching with a fluid flourish or two, even if we wish for much more freshness, as it takes us to a fully filmi end.
The ensemble does its job well, and even the familiar character of the leading lady’s ‘best friend’ comes off fresh. Both Sathish and Rajendran work well together, and as they head towards an unexpected finish, we see what the director wants us to: blood will tell, and life, with all its pain and problems, is a celebration.
Maska review: The best parts of Maska are filled with food, the cooking and eating of it: the textures of baking fresh bread, the buttery ooze of the maska, the other classic dishes you may find in an Irani establishment, and the golden lights that fill up the kitchen.
Dharala Prabhu movie review: Though Dharala Prabhu ends on a sentimental note, it is fairly entertaining.
Walter movie review: Sibiraj fails to make this poorly-written script watchable.
Les Miserables movie review: This Ladj Ly directorial's subjects may be removed from Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel of the same name by more than two hundred years, but the misery still exists.
Angrezi Medium review: Angrezi Medium could just as well have been called Irrfan Returns. Watching this terrific actor lighting up the screen, of knowing about his medical struggles, and the fact that he did this film while still in treatment, gives it a special bittersweet flavour.
With the film’s director, writers and dialogue writer all being women, Guilty could have been that film that talked to us. Instead, it is a lost opportunity. One extra star, just for the subject matter. Go watch Pink again.
Gypsy movie review: Gypsy is an important film that has good storytelling with the right intent.
Kaamyaab movie review: Kaamyaab is a moving, consistently engaging portrait of an artiste as a weathering, weathered man. And Sanjay Mishra is faultless as the lead character - always the bridesmaid, never the bride; an insider but always on the outside.
Onward often seems confused about that line between magic that seeks to impress, and magic that just is. It is also too much about a lot of things.
Baaghi 3 movie review: The last time Tiger Shroff got into an actioner, he had to play second fiddle with the very sexy, equally fit Hrithik Roshan. This time around, no such risks are taken.
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal review: This Dulquer Salmaan-starrer is a wholesome entertainer.
Forensic movie review: Despite the freshness of the perspective, Forensic follows a commercial formula as witnessed in many other similar crime investigation narratives.