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'Uppu Huli Khara' Review: A Heist Drama for the Youth

Choreographer-turned-director Imran Sardhariya has been taking small footsteps, improvising on his filmmaking skills, and with Uppu Huli Khara, he seems to have succeeded in his endeavour.

25 Nov 2017

Raai Laxmi in a still from Julie 2.
'Julie 2' review: Raai Laxmi’s Hindi debut is an unintentional parody

It’s rare that you get to see the writer and director’s name — in the case of Julie 2 both by Deepak Shivdasani — at the intermission point of a film. Wonder what’s the idea behind that.

25 Nov 2017

'Indrajith' review: ‘Indian’ Jones and the lost opportunity

There’s a scene in Indrajith in which director Kalaprabhu pays homage to the Indiana Jones franchise that I imagine inspired him to make this film.

25 Nov 2017

'Murder on the orient express' review: A fine adaptation

The fourth adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s most-loved and cherished novels, Murder On The Orient Express, with its star cast, succeeds on several levels.

25 Nov 2017

'Coco' review: Just Pixar things

When do you truly die? At first sight, it may seem too existential a question for a film to explore, especially an animation film that’s targetted at children.

25 Nov 2017

A scene from Pixar's Coco | AP
'Coco' review: Too charming to miss

Filled with fun songs and a rich atmosphere, the film is a visual and emotional delight.

24 Nov 2017

A scene from the trailer | Youtube
'Thank You For Your Service' Review: Sensitive performances outshine flaws

The film brings to the fore the indifferent attitude of the US Administration towards its war heroes.

24 Nov 2017

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'Julie 2' Review: A look at the murk behind the glam

Most movies demonstrate the sleazy side of showbiz. This movie does it too, in a bolder tone.

24 Nov 2017

The tale of a doughty grandmother setting out to avenge her darling granddaughter's rape chokes the very breath out of you. (Sushma Deshpande in and as 'Ajji' | YouTube Screengrab)
'Ajji' review: Horrifying mirror image of poverty

The tale of a doughty grandmother setting out to avenge her darling granddaughter's rape chokes the very breath out of you.

23 Nov 2017

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'Kadvi Hawa' Review: Bitter truth well told

This slice-of-life film about climate change gives us so little to focus on that it wins by default.​

23 Nov 2017

'Punyalan Private Limited' review: Joy Thakkolkaran versus the system 

The film fails to break the sequel jinx, clearly lacking Punyalan Agarbattis 's vigour and entertainment quotient.

17 Nov 2017

Upendra Mathe Ba is strictly for Uppi fans

Upendra Mathe Ba is yet another faithful remake by Sandalwoodd director Arun Lokanath.

17 Nov 2017

A still from Kempiruve
'Kempiruve' review: The film captures perfectly middle-class life and its angst

The movie manages to mirror real-life and how the real-estate mafia and middle-class people operate.

17 Nov 2017

A still from Gruham
'Gruham' review: Lo and behold, a well-made horror film

The film explores the science-religion conflict a bit, even if not to Emily Rose standards.

17 Nov 2017

Anandhi as seen in 'En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom'
'En Aaloda Seruppa Kaanom' review: The most bizarre romance of this year

The film is actually about a man who scours the city for a girl’s sandals.

17 Nov 2017

A still from Theeran Adhigaram Ondru
'Theeran Adhigaram Ondru' review: An overlong but solid cop film, despite flaws

Part of the love you feel for the film is watered down by the inability to wrap up things efficiently.

17 Nov 2017

A still from Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla's documentary on Arvind Kejriwal, 'An Insignificant Man'.
'An Insignificant Man' review: Significantly eulogizing

Packed with discussions, debates and conflicts faced by the Arvind Kejriwal's AAP, the film is interesting at every stage.

17 Nov 2017

Screengrab from the trailer of Panchlait| Youtube
'Panchlait' review: Only the interactions between the characters will keep you hooked

The story revolves around the lives of people living in Mahato, a village in India, that still has no electricity.

17 Nov 2017

Vidya Balan
'Tumhari Sulu' review: A delightful drama with Vidya Balan in fine form

The first half establishes Sulu, her spirited personality and her longing to prove herself, the second half drags and lays undue emphasis on unnecessary trivia.

17 Nov 2017

It's not too late to re-think this whole thing and start over. Just keep Gadot around, please. (Photo | Warner Bros.)
'Justice League' review: Joyous highs and depressing lows in this mixed bag

It's not too late to re-think this whole thing and start over. Just keep Gadot around, please.

15 Nov 2017

Kaalej Kumar: Father and son play each other, win hearts

Director Hari Santhosh definitely understands that fathers often want their sons to become what they themselves could not be.

11 Nov 2017