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Konjam Konjam aspires to be a Pasamalar, but falls woefully short.
Konjam Konjam review: A sentimental film you feel nothing for

Tamil cinema has always made space for films rooted in familial emotion and one of the staples is, of course, the brother-sister bond.

23 Sep 2017

Bayama Irruku doesn’t fall under either horror or comedy category as the film fails at both scaring you and making you laugh.
Bayama Irukku review: Scary for the wrong reasons

Bayama Irruku doesn’t fall under either horror or comedy category as the film fails at both scaring you and making you laugh.

23 Sep 2017

Aayirathil Iruvar is Tamil cinema’s slap on every person who thinks film critics have an easy job.
Aayirathil Iruvar review: An all-round rotten drama

Some films make theatres feel like prisons. You shudder in claustrophobia and want nothing more than a few minutes of respite from the unyielding visual and auditory assault being inflicted on you.

23 Sep 2017

Not often do we see a film unintentionally making a meta joke, an unfortunate circumstance considering the film wears this conceit proudly on its sleeve.
Haseena Parkar review: A forgettable biopic

Not often do we see a film unintentionally making a meta joke, an unfortunate circumstance considering the film wears this conceit proudly on its sleeve.

23 Sep 2017

Bhoomi attempts to explore all that is wrong with a patriarchal Indian society following a woman’s rape, but its execution leaves much to be desired.
Bhoomi review: Melodramatic and overdone

Bhoomi attempts to explore all that is wrong with a patriarchal Indian society following a woman’s rape, but its execution leaves much to be desired.

23 Sep 2017

Jai Lava Kusa draws its prowess from NTR who pulls off three contrasting roles with great fervour and enthusiasm.
Jai Lava Kusa review: NTR’s show all the way

Jai Lava Kusa draws its prowess from NTR who pulls off three contrasting roles with great fervour and enthusiasm.

23 Sep 2017

Valladesam: Decent story gets weighed down by poor casting

Anu Hasan, Nasser prove to be the saving grace in a film whose other actors remind you of the participants of the acting workshop in Jigarthanda.

23 Sep 2017

Kingsman: The Golden Circle acknowledges all the facets that made the first part successful.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle review: Absence of novelty

Kingsman: The Golden Circle acknowledges all the facets that made the first part successful.

23 Sep 2017

Shraddha Kapoor in and as Haseena Parkar. (File Photo)
'Haseena Parkar' review: The Shraddha Kapoor-starrer survives the curse of a clunky lead

Shraddha drags the film down. That it still has the energy and power to propel itself into a frenzy of engaging encounters and conflicts is a measure of the film's writing heft and the director.

22 Sep 2017

Sanjay and Aditi Rao Hydari in Bhoomi
'Bhoomi' review: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao chemistry elevates this rape-and-revenge drama

If Omung Kumar's film holds so well it's because of the father-daughter chemistry, so vivid and vital it nourishes the arid arteries of this done-to-death plot.

22 Sep 2017

A still from the film. (YouTube screengrab)
'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' review: A comic book-esque action-packed film

It tries a little too hard to surpass its predecessor in terms of being an extremely violent and boundlessly inventive spy film.

21 Sep 2017

Rajkummar Rao featured on the poster of 'Newton'.
'Newton' review: An unostentatious but vital exposition on idealism

Rajkummar Rao's Newton Kumar is like that idealist from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Satyakam', grappling with the political irony of a country where a majority is too poor and illiterate to vote.

21 Sep 2017

Subbulakshmi (Saranya), Rani (Bhanupriya), Komatha (Urvashi in top form) and Jyotika as seen in the film.
Magalir Mattum review: A necessary, even if not a terrific film

Every time the film’s getting a tad preachy, a tad dreary, a part of the flashback of Subbulakshmi, Rani and Komatha serves as the the backbone and the life of the film.

16 Sep 2017

Screengrab from the trailer of Bharjari. | Courtesy: Youtube
Dhruva Sarja shines as the Soldier in Bharjari

With his monumental debut with Addhuri in 2012, Dhruva Sarja proved his talent. He is now two movies old, a short journey, and he keeps his promise.

16 Sep 2017

A still from 'BA Pass 2'. (YouTube screengrab)
B.A. Pass 2 review: Staid and fails to engage

Produced by the same producer - who had earlier released the sleazy 'B.A. Pass' in 2013, this film is neither a sequel nor a neo-noir.

15 Sep 2017

Kangana Ranaut in and as 'Simran'. (YouTube screengrab)
Simran review: A feisty Kangana Ranaut canvas

Laced with an abundance of humour, some straight-faced and witty dialogues, Kangana essays Praful Patel with her characteristic panache.

15 Sep 2017

Farhan Akhtar in the first look of Lucknow Central. (Photo | Twitter)
Lucknow Central review: Outstanding study of imprisonment and freedom

Lucknow Central penetrates the politics of prison life without relinquishing the right to engage us in a solid storytelling spree.

14 Sep 2017

Rajahamsa.
Rajahamsa review: Different kind of family drama, a one-time watch

Rajahamsa is a family entertainer at heart, though it does have fresh ideas besides the usual drama and laughter.

09 Sep 2017

From the poster of Kannada movie Ayana.
Ayana review: The movie explores techie life, the Kanglish way

Director Gangadhar Salimath tries to present Bengaluru’s avatar as a start-up capital in more ways than one.

09 Sep 2017

Naga Chaitanya in a still from Yuddham Sharanam.
Yuddham Sharanam review: An uninspiring tale

Telugu audience had been longing to watch different cinema and fortunately, their prayers were answered with a slew of refreshing entertainers like Ghazi, Fidaa, Nene Raju Nene Mantri and Arjun Reddy.

09 Sep 2017

Neruppu da
Neruppu Da review: A fairly fiery affair

Neruppu Da follows the trials and tribulations of five youngsters who strive to become firefighters after they witness the heroic acts of these lifesavers.

09 Sep 2017