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'Veera' movie review: Yet another title of a classic wasted

Gangster films aren’t new to Tamil cinema, and neither is the angle of a corrupted politician, an underdog trying to go up the ranks in the underworld and an unconvincing love track.

16 Feb 2018

'Aiyaary' movie review: A rare Neeraj Pandey bore-fest

Almost every Pandey film has had a kinetic energy that never decelerates, but Aiyaary is a different breed. It doesn’t know what it wants to be.

16 Feb 2018

Geetanjali Thapa and Shray Rai Tiwari in Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz| IMDB
'Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz' movie review: Predictable and soulful

This film, though presented with all the trappings of a modern day, heartfelt romantic drama, has an old-world charm.

16 Feb 2018

Siddharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee in 'Aiyaari'. (YouTube trailer screengrab)
'Aiyaary' movie review: That seamless political thriller Bollywood needed

It is very hard to point out plot points in "Aiyaary" that stand out to build the compelling construct on corruption in military forces.

16 Feb 2018

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'Black Panther' movie review: Vibrant, impressive

With an original story, an Afro-centric twist that features a nearly all-black cast and focusing on a fictional country in Africa called Wakanda, this film is not only exciting but also fantastic.

15 Feb 2018

A still from The Shape of Water. (Photo | AP)
'The Shape Of Water' movie review: Fascinating study of indefinable love

It's a beautifully conceived tale of a love so impossible that it makes our soul shiver in frightened delight.

15 Feb 2018

This image released by Roadside Attractions shows Patricia Clarkson, left, and Kristin Scott Thomas in a scene from 'The Party.' | AP
Lean and mischievous, 'The Party' is worth your time

'The Party,' a Roadside Attractions release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America 'for language and drug use.'

15 Feb 2018

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Matvey Novikov in a scene from 'Loveless.' | AP
'Loveless' movie review: A harrowing tragedy in Russia's Oscar nomination

 Loveless Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin Russia's foreign language Oscar nominee "Loveless "…

15 Feb 2018

Rosamund Pike and Tanaya Beatty in Hostiles | IMDB
'Hostiles' movie review: Profound stirring study of violence

In that union of two survivors of a mutual massacre there resides a deeply moving statement on what violence has done to civilisation.

15 Feb 2018

TThharun in Idi Naa Love Story
'Idi Naa Love Story' review: Actor TThharun’s comeback is a damp squib

Sitting in the theatre watching 132 minute-long Idi Naa Love Story is like a self-inflicted wound that will not heal for long.

14 Feb 2018

A still from the movie Kuch Bheege Alfaaz (Youtube screengrab)
'Kuch Bheege Alfaaz' movie review: Where tenderness adds balm to misfits of metropolis

In "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz", the traditional tearfulness associated with the emotions of hurt, pain, betrayal, isolation and guilt are alchemized.

12 Feb 2018

Sai Dharam Tej and Lavanya Tripathi in 'Inttelligent'.
'Inttelligent' movie review: Not so Intelligent!

Bottom line: Please leave your intelligence outside the movie hall and watch. Do not dare to carry your brain along.

09 Feb 2018

Mohan Babu in a still from Gayatri
'Gayatri' movie review: Tailor made for Mohan Babu

The film directed by Madan Ramigani is a testament to how a high-voltage commercial entertainer stuffed with family emotions is all about in Telugu cinema.

09 Feb 2018

'Kalakalappu 2' movie review: A bloated comedy that gets funnier as it goes

You’ll become aware that you’ve stopped worrying about how sizeist or sexist the jokes are, mainly on account of how dedicatedly director Sundar C concocts the most preposterous of situations.

09 Feb 2018

'Savarakathi' movie review: What if Mysskin wrote Tom and Jerry?

Again, while our films aren’t new to defecation jokes, Savarakathi stands out for its no-nonsense approach to these situations.

09 Feb 2018

'Sollividava' movie review: A wannabe Dil Se

The Kargil war scenes, the saving grace of this film, unfortunately don’t come till the second half, and even then, the scenes are diluted by the focus on the romance.

09 Feb 2018

A still from Prema Baraha.
'Prema Baraha' movie review: Love, stunts and lots of earnestness

Prema Baraha has all the trademark elements of an Arjun Sarja film – stunts, patriotic fervour and a touch of devotion for Lord Hanuman.

09 Feb 2018

A screengrab from 'Samhaara' trailer.
'Samhaara' movie review: Makes for a watchable thriller

Inspired by the Tamil flick Adhe Kangal, Samhaara has every element needed to excite the audience.

09 Feb 2018

'The 15:17 to Paris' movie review: Starts strong, but goes off the rails soon

Clint Eastwood boldy casts real-life heroes, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, to play themselves in the film about their heroics in a train heading from Amsterdam to Paris.

09 Feb 2018

Manju Warrier in 'Aami'.
'Aami' movie review: A well-crafted but safe attempt

In Aami, there is nothing new, nothing we haven't read in "Ente Kadha", but the visual interpretation of Kamala Das' life, where a fine line divides fantasy and reality, is fresh.

09 Feb 2018

'Pad Man' movie review: Less Pad and more Man

Like Toilet, another Akshay Kumar chest-beating vehicle, Pad Man feels less like cinema and more like a public interest video.

09 Feb 2018