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Emma Watson on the official poster of 'Beauty and the Beast'.
Beauty and the Beast: A warm, lavish, and worthy retelling of an old tale

The story is uncomplicated. It’s the heard-and-heard-again tale of the pretty girl from the village, cheekily named Belle.

17 Mar 2017

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Review: Bruce Lee

The debutant director has tried to stretch a flimsy knot to an unmanageable length, stringing a series of gags and linking a chain of characters to it.

17 Mar 2017

As under as it can get

There are certain truths in the cinematic world; foremost which is the most disheartening is that the best of filmmakers tend to believe that their success of yesteryears will always be applauded.

11 Mar 2017

An entertaining film, low on emotional beats

There’s a memorable shot at the beginning of Kong: Skull Island that summarises it perfectly.

11 Mar 2017

Screenshot from the official Badrinath Ki Dulhania trailer.
'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' Review:  Interesting, Flawed Attempt to Emasculate the 90s Hero

Shashank Khaitan has made a spiritual sequel to Humpty Sharma, solidifying the Dulhania franchise.

10 Mar 2017

A screengrab from Chitrangada Trailer.
'Chitrangada' Review: An unconvincing reincarnation drama

Director Ashok's latest offering Chitrangada deals with reincarnation and the human soul.

10 Mar 2017

Abhinaya and Baby Sathanya
'Nisabdham' review: Promising work of a debutant maker

Child sexual abuse and the emotional trauma the victim and the parents undergo, form the theme of the plot.

10 Mar 2017

Maanagaram poster art
'Maanagaram' Review: The plot travels on multiple tracks

The dark humour is worked out well in this Guy Ritchie kind of scenario.

09 Mar 2017

Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva.(Trailer Screengrab via yotube)
'Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva' Review: Its a one-man-Lawrence-show!

A flamboyant performer Lawrence’s Shiva is spirited, with a lot of style and attitude.

09 Mar 2017

Oru Mexican Aparatha is a clichéd advert for revolution

Malayalam films have, in regular intervals, tested how sales-worthy the romantic idea of communism is.

04 Mar 2017

Angamaly’s boys are out to slay

If Amen won it with its part-fantasy part-satire novelty, Double Barrel opened doors to ‘quirk’ making it a genre altogether, this time in Angamaly Diaries, Lijo Jose  Pellissery has hitched his wagon

04 Mar 2017

Ayawn-out-loud bore

His debut film Aanmai Thavarael (2011) was a fairly engaging action thriller that centered on human trafficking.

03 Mar 2017

It’s Sizzling Summer Romance All the Way in Eradane Sala 

Eradane Sala is an intriguing story about a son torn between his mother and lady love.

03 Mar 2017

Love-saga gets a thriller twist

Touted as a romantic thriller, the plot tracks the journey of a couple from their school days to their college days as they go through a gamut of feelings, each trying to find a meaning to their respe

03 Mar 2017

A well scripted Medical drama

An investigative crime thriller, Kuttram 23 is about medical  malpractices and doctors who believed they were gods.

03 Mar 2017

Government orders become the new fad here

Demonetisation is now a legitimate part of Indian pop culture.

03 Mar 2017

Film: Logan Director: James Mangold Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen Rating: 4/5
Gritty, deserved farewell to a dear wolverine

A young female mutant, utterly unfamiliar with the ways of society, walks into a store, and picks up objects that catch her fancy. She begins munching on a bag of chips, and begins walking out, as the store owner confronts her. Upon hearing the commotion, her guardian, Logan, walks in.

03 Mar 2017

A still from Commando 2.(Screengrab via youtube)
'Commando 2 -The Black Money Trail' Review: Demonetization becomes pop culture in poor excuse for a film

The film cannot stop singing paeans to this government and at one point even name drops swachh Bharat in casual conversation

03 Mar 2017

A still from  Gunturodu.(Screengrab via Youtube)
'Gunturodu' Review: A routine fare

Director SK Satya tried to come up with a pucca mass movie sans any pretentions.

03 Mar 2017

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Hugh Jackman in a scene from, 'Logan.' | AP
Logan  Review: A gritty, deserved farewell to a beloved character

Featuring Hugh Jackman's final turn as Wolverine, "Logan" isn't a shiny, colorful, superhero-style film, either.

03 Mar 2017

Shah Rukh
Shah Rukh Khan wants to be extra careful about his next film

SRK wants to show his next film Rehnuma to some of his trusted friends.

25 Feb 2017