Aditya Shrikrishna

Paltan review: Based on events from 1967, with sensibilities from 1967

What would JP Dutta do if we manage to achieve world peace? Yes, I know, but stay with me on this thought experiment.

08 Sep 2018

Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se review: Unnecessary sequel made for Deol’s extended family

There is only so much that a two-minute Salman Khan appearance can do to your film. Especially if it lacks both in comedy and entertainment.

01 Sep 2018

'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi' movie review: Racism and homophobia presented as comedy

Diana Penty — the original Happy from the well-received 2016 film Happy Bhag Jayegi — gets ArshadWarsied out of her own film, in favour of Sonakshi Sinha.

25 Aug 2018

'Gold' review: Great story, mediocre film

Gold is a completely fictionalized account, from players to stakeholders to management, and events involved do not reflect what really happened.

16 Aug 2018

'Lashtam Pashtam' movie review: As formless and meaningless as its title

It seems to be a Friday for films in limbo. While Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam 2, the sequel to his 2013 film, finally makes it to the theatres today after five years, there is also a Hindi release cal

11 Aug 2018

'Fanney Khan' movie review: Cinema that is as terrible as it is dated

Fanney Khan runs like a film from a bygone era, a sad background music here, an irredeemable negative character there, a click-of-a-button manipulative scene following it all.

04 Aug 2018

'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3' movie review: Many unintended laughs in this pointless sequel

Tamil cinema fans might laugh at this indirect, unintentional reference to another 90s film that celebrated feudalism but most laughs in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 are of the same calibre.

28 Jul 2018

Dhadak review: A terrible adaptation that rips the soul out of Sairat 

Dhadak, with the help of Shashank Khaitan and Karan Johar, rips apart Sairat’s soul.

21 Jul 2018

'Soorma' movie review: A drab biopic of a hockey hero

Sandeep Singh as a hockey player for India has played in many tournaments and against many countries, quite obviously, but Shaad Ali makes the Pakistan matches the focal points.

14 Jul 2018

'Sacred Games' review: A tasteful adaptation bolstered by great performances

The guilty party is Alokananda Dasgupta who has scored Sacred Games, and the music seems to convey that Sartaj has just set his eyes on the love of his life.

10 Jul 2018

'Sanju' movie review: A strange but entertaining biopic

Sanju: A film that is intensely Bollywood and in love with the industry, but the approach is a strange concoction of melodrama, parody and comedy.

30 Jun 2018

'Race 3' movie review: Nothing redeemable in this race

In the Race franchise we know we are in for everyone double crossing, triple crossing each other but this manner of cheating the audience with blatant lie with a visual that confirms that lie is new.

17 Jun 2018

'Veere Di Wedding' film review: A bland wedding with some smarts

If the boys can get together, bankroll a losing cause and make a pointless Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, then the women can too.

02 Jun 2018

The recurring themes of 'Ee Ma Yau' director Lijo Jose Pellissery

With Ee Ma Yau getting positive reviews, the writer takes a look at its director’s favourite motifs and tropes

30 May 2018

Parmanu review: An unconvincing, unexciting version of the Pokhran story

The film is rousing and entertaining, and you get your money's worth, as it gives you an insight into how India achieved becoming a global nuclear superpower.

26 May 2018