Other Stories

Judwaa 2 proves that rolling materials of a different kind and getting down to write is way better than rolling back the years and rehashing.Judwaa 2 proves that rolling materials of a different kind and getting down to write is way better than rolling back the years and rehashing.
Judwaa 2 review: Offensive, forgettable, unforgivable

Judwaa 2 proves that rolling materials of a different kind and getting down to write is way better than rolling back the years and rehashing.

01 Oct 2017

Sharwanand, Mehreen in Mahanubhavudu.
Mahanubhavudu review: A clean entertainer

Mahanubhavudu has laugh-out-loud moments but it doesn’t come any closer to Maruthi's previous flick, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy.

01 Oct 2017

Judwaa 2 shares the same premise as the 1997 Salman Khan blockbuster, but unlike its previous edition, this one is shallow and lacklustre.
Judwaa 2 review: Varun Dhawan shines in an unimaginative rehash

Judwaa 2 shares the same premise as the 1997 Salman Khan blockbuster, but unlike its previous edition, this one is shallow and lacklustre.

29 Sep 2017

Manju Warrier in Udhaharanam Sujatha.
Udhaharanam Sujata review: The Manju Warrier-starrer is a delightful, feel-good entertainer

Manju Warrier completely loses herself to the character maybey be this is the first film in her second innings where you can confidently say that you are happy to have her back.

29 Sep 2017

Dileep fans celebrate after the first show of Ramaleela at Coronation theatre in Kozhikode on Thursday | Express Photo by TP Sooraj
Ramaleela: So when Ramanunni professes innocence, are we convinced?

Sequences in Ramaleela are unmistakably similar to recent events but producers say the film was shot earlier and isn’t based on Dileep’s current predicament

28 Sep 2017

A still from the trailer of Kranti Kanade's 'CRD'.
'CRD' review: A theatrical experience on celluloid

Kranti Kanade's film "CRD" stands out -- ruffling feathers, making the right noises and then settling down to being just a timid wannabe.

28 Sep 2017

Tom Cruise is every inch Barry Seal. He punches his emotions with apt precision, be it the thrills, the insanity and 'patriotic duty' he delivers it all with a straight face with barely a trace of irony or repentance.
'American Made' review: Visually rustic and mildly thrilling

Director Dough Liman's "American Made" is a good example of greed and the epic culture of corruption in the US.

28 Sep 2017

Rakul Preeth Singh and Mahesh Babu in a still from Spyder.
Spyder review: A terrific SJ Suryah can’t salvage the film by himself

The loud groans in the theatre each time a badly placed song began playing in Spyder say a lot.

28 Sep 2017

Yaar Ivan: A visually pleasing dud

At the heart of it, Yaar Ivan is an interesting thriller that focusses more on the how and the why instead of being a regular whodunit.

23 Sep 2017

Mysskin begins the film with a dedication to Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes, and with reason, considering how his protagonist, Kaniyan Poongundran (a refurbished Vishal), is modelled after the Baker Street detective.
Thupparivaalan review: Underwhelming, but a sequel may be a great idea

What if something as innocent and beautiful as a child’s love for a dog results in the nabbing—no, scratch that—the gory decimation of a sizeable criminal gang?​

23 Sep 2017

Matchbox celebrates love and friendship with a plot that has nothing novel in it
Matchbox review: An ode to friendship and love

Matchbox celebrates love and friendship with a plot that has nothing novel in it

23 Sep 2017

Hansal Mehta’s film also gets the milieu—both the American and the Indian-American—right for the most part, with an emphasis on diversity that is apparent.
Simran review: Another great Kangana performance

Hansal Mehta’s film also gets the milieu—both the American and the Indian-American—right for the most part, with an emphasis on diversity that is apparent.

23 Sep 2017

In his debut movie Parava, Soubin Shahir etches a deeply emotional tale of a few people leading uneventful lives, in a captivating visual language.
Parava review: Speaking heart's language

In his debut movie Parava, Soubin Shahir etches a deeply emotional tale of a few people leading uneventful lives, in a captivating visual language.

23 Sep 2017

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