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A still from Mersal
Mersal review: Vijay makes this entertainer seem terrific

Mersal is ultimately an entertaining commercial film that rides on Vijay's solid performance and Atlee's slick storytelling.

19 Oct 2017

Aamir Khan as Shakti Kumarr in 'Secret Superstar'.
'Secret Superstar' review: A rousing coming-of-age film

This is not an underdog story with a predictable trajectory, though it has its share of emotional beats originating from such tropes.

18 Oct 2017

All said and done, Raju Gari Gadhi 2 is better than the original. You will fall in love with Nagarjuna’s character and root for Samantha’s sparkling performance.
Raju Gari Gadhi 2  review: A spooky thriller with some promise

Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Cast: Nagarjuna, Samantha, Rao Ramesh, Vennela Kishore Direction: Ohmkar  Ratings: 

15 Oct 2017

Victoria and Abdul: An unlikely, heartwarming friendship

Victoria & Abdul makes you travel with the characters through the years.

14 Oct 2017

The Foreigner: A new-look Jackie Chan

Based on Stephen Leather’s novel, The Chinaman, the film is a political thriller with a complicated revenge story.

14 Oct 2017

Kataka: Gripping horror with dramatic twists

Kataka, which is set around the practice of black magic with doses of horror and drama thrown in, is an honest attempt from Ravi Basrur

14 Oct 2017

Kaattu, directed by Arun Kumar  Aravind, is a rustic tale,  characterised by raw  emotions
Kaattu: A tale of human emotions

For a tale that delves deep into the human psyche, Kaattu has a narrative style that is hugely dependant on visuals.

14 Oct 2017

Anupam Kher in 'Ranchi Diaries'.
Ranchi Diaries review: Lacklustre chronicles

Director Sattwik Mohanty treats his audience with low-IQ, physiologically challenged characters. In this quirk-of-fate film, they are supposed to ignite the humour factor.

13 Oct 2017

Judi Dench as Queen Victoria, Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim in 'Victoria and Abdul'. (Photo | BBC Films/Focus Features/Universal Pictures International)
'Victoria and Abdul' review: Bolstered by superlative performances

"Victoria & Abdul" has a beautiful heart and body. It feels and looks fetching. It is a work born out of sincere feelings and therefore, worthy of the respect that it so flippantly solicits.

13 Oct 2017

Thirty minutes into Gireesh Mano's Lava Kusha, you are reminded of the hit formula that reigned in the 90ies.
Despite a flawed plot, Lava Kusha entertains

Thirty minutes into Gireesh Mano's Lava Kusha, you are reminded of the hit formula that reigned in the 90ies.

12 Oct 2017

Still from the movie 'Tu hai mera sunday' (Photo | Youtube grab)
'Tu Hai Mera Sunday' review: Gem of a film

The core theme is the five protagonists' search for space to play their Sunday football game, an event that centralizes their scattered lives.

07 Oct 2017

Huliraaya: Experimental movie on migrants; one-time watch

Huliraya by Aravind Kaushik is another experimental attempt from him, whose earlier movies were Nam Areaalli Ondhu Dina and Tughlak.

07 Oct 2017

Lakshmi Narayanara Parapanchane Bere: Great plot, but story falls flat on screen

Life after your children move out for a couple in their 50s can get quite challenging.

07 Oct 2017

Oye Ninne: A recycled romedy

Vishnu (Bharat Margani) and Veda (Srushti Dange) grow up together at the former’s house.

07 Oct 2017

From the poster of Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner 2049' (Photo|Facebook)
'Blade Runner 2049' review: Tediously slow yet brutally fascinating

Cinematically, the film is an artist's treat. Every frame is exquisite. The hazy screen and the arid landscapes tell us the world has been drained of its richness.

06 Oct 2017

Poster of Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Chef'.
'Chef' review: Saif's career best in heartwarming culinary drama

Chef is a culinary delight-warm tender, inviting and appetizing-served up in a dainty dish with a dash of debonair but played-down posturing, like a masterchef who is shy to show off his skills.

06 Oct 2017

Perhaps the most important aspect of Solo is the sheer technical craftsmanship on display.
'Solo' review: One horrible twist almost ruins a fulfilling film experience

Solo’s fourth and final segment, World of Rudra, has the most outlandish twist I’ve seen this year. It ought to qualify as this year’s most ingenius comedy track, or its biggest plot miscalculation.

06 Oct 2017

Tharangam a laudable experiment

Debutant Dominic Arun’s Tharangam begins on a very quirky note wherein we are introduced to God, played by Dileesh Pothan, engaged in a conversation with the infamous thief, Kallan Pavithran.

01 Oct 2017

Darshan is all set to give a festive treat to his fans, with his upcoming film, Tarak to be released in 300 theatres in Karnataka tomorrow.
Tarak review: Darshan bets right with ‘class’ act

Darshan, no doubt the darling of the masses, but there is no denying his talent in acting. With Tarak, he takes a step away from his ‘mass’ films and a step closer to ‘class’ audiences.

01 Oct 2017

Tovino Thomas and Santhy in Tharangam.
Tharangam: A laudable experiment

A movie like Tharangam needs courage and Dominic Arun, his crew, and the producers need to be appreciated for taking the risk.

01 Oct 2017

Vijay Sethupathi and Tanya Ravichandran in a still from 'Karuppan'.
Karuppan review: A fairly enjoyable village drama brought down by its languid pace

Karuppan seems to be made almost with the same sort of languor that you imagine village life to be. Fair enough, the film’s about a family in the village, after all.

01 Oct 2017