Movie Reviews

<i>Mimi</i> Review: Kriti Sanon Delivers Healthy Performance But Film Isn't A Bundle Of Joy

Mimi Review: Kriti Sanon Delivers Healthy Performance But Film Isn't A Bundle Of Joy

Saibal Chatterjee | Tuesday July 27, 2021

Mimi Review: Notwithstanding the stray parts that are likeable and a cast of actors who rise above the limitations of the script, this remake of the 2011 Marathi film Mala Aai Vhhaychy is strictly average fare.

<i>Sarpatta Parambarai</i> Review: Pa Ranjith's Sports Drama Comes All Guns Blazing

Sarpatta Parambarai Review: Pa Ranjith's Sports Drama Comes All Guns Blazing

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday July 22, 2021

Sarpatta Parambarai Review: Arya dominates the show with a performance that aptly combines tough physicality and psychological fragility.

<i>Jagame Thandhiram</i> Review: A Must Watch Only For Dhanush Fans

Jagame Thandhiram Review: A Must Watch Only For Dhanush Fans

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday June 19, 2021

Jagame Thandhiram Review: The tedium is lessened by the ebullience of Dhanush and the solidity of Joju George. James Cosmo makes the most of the over-the-top quality of the larger-than-life villain.

<I>Sherni</i> Review: Vidya Balan's Tigress-On-The-Loose Adventure Bites

Sherni Review: Vidya Balan's Tigress-On-The-Loose Adventure Bites

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday June 18, 2021

Sherni Review: The supporting actors (Vijay Raaz, Neeraj Kabi, Sharat Saxena, Brijendra Kala, Mukul Chadda) bring to the proceedings a high level of authenticity.

<i>Shaadisthan</i> Review: Kirti Kulhari-Led Cast Offsets What The Film Lacks In Depth

Shaadisthan Review: Kirti Kulhari-Led Cast Offsets What The Film Lacks In Depth

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday June 11, 2021

Shaadisthan Review: Director Raj Chaudhary displays firm grip on this clash-of-two-worlds tale rendered in the form of a road movie that rarely veers off course.

<I>Skater Girl</i> Review: Heartwarming Sports Drama Zips Along Nicely

Skater Girl Review: Heartwarming Sports Drama Zips Along Nicely

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday June 11, 2021

Skater Girl Review: The pivotal performance by Rachel Saanchita Gupta, who slips into the skin of Prerna Bhil without missing a beat, helps the film hit its stride and achieve a steady canter.

<i>Maharani</I> Review: Huma Qureshi-Led Cast Plugs Gaps In Tale Of Ambition And Betrayal

Maharani Review: Huma Qureshi-Led Cast Plugs Gaps In Tale Of Ambition And Betrayal

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 28, 2021

Maharani Review: A passable account of a state fighting steady decline and seeking regeneration, and of an undervalued woman waging her own personal war.

<i>The Human Voice</i> Review: Pedro Almodovar's First English Film Is Anchored By A Sublime Tilda Swinton

The Human Voice Review: Pedro Almodovar's First English Film Is Anchored By A Sublime Tilda Swinton

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 28, 2021

The Human Voice Review: The face and voice of Tilda Swinton is a luminous appendage. So dazzling is the film and so scintillating its sole actor that you can never have enough of either.

<i>Army Of The Dead</i> Review: Parts Are Suitably Horrific But Don't Add Up To A Movie That Will Blow Your Mind

Army Of The Dead Review: Parts Are Suitably Horrific But Don't Add Up To A Movie That Will Blow Your Mind

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday May 22, 2021

Army Of The Dead Review: Huma Qureshi, in what can only be described as a minuscule secondary role, is good enough; despite the short shrift she gets, to leave a mark.

<I>Sardar Ka Grandson</i> Review: Yawn-Inducing Yarn Despite Neena Gupta In A Principal Role

Sardar Ka Grandson Review: Yawn-Inducing Yarn Despite Neena Gupta In A Principal Role

Saibal Chatterjee | Tuesday May 18, 2021

Sardar Ka Grandson Review: Neena Gupta is saddled with a single-note role and awful prosthetics. Arjun Kapoor, left with the onerous job of carrying the film on his shoulders, flounders.

<i>Ahaan</i> Review: Lead Actor Abuli Mamaji, Who Has Down Syndrome, Lends The Film Authenticity

Ahaan Review: Lead Actor Abuli Mamaji, Who Has Down Syndrome, Lends The Film Authenticity

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday May 15, 2021

Ahaan Review: It is easy to warm up to the actor because not only is there something overwhelmingly charming about him, he is also a man who clearly enjoys acting in front of the camera.

<i>Radhe</i> Review: Salman Khan Does Everything Fans Expect Including Shedding His Shirt

Radhe Review: Salman Khan Does Everything Fans Expect Including Shedding His Shirt

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday May 13, 2021

Radhe Review: Randeep Hooda, in the guise of a brutal baddie in black, upstages the rest of the cast, which includes Jackie Shroff in an underwritten comic role of a bumbling Assistant Commissioner of Police.

<i>The Disciple</i> Review: Chaitanya Tamhane's Delicately Crafted Drama Commands Absolute Attention

The Disciple Review: Chaitanya Tamhane's Delicately Crafted Drama Commands Absolute Attention

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 30, 2021

The Disciple Review: The Marathi film, executive produced by Alfonso Cuaron, tracks an arduous rites-of-passage journey in a manner that is instantly illuminating.

<i>Searching For Sheela</i> Review: A Hollow Window-Dressed Shell

Searching For Sheela Review: A Hollow Window-Dressed Shell

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 23, 2021

Searching For Sheela Review: A bland apologia for an eventful, error-strewn life that has seen more than its share of ups and downs and has for decades been surrounded by mystery.

<i>Karnan</i> Review: Dhanush Stars In Action Film That Is More Than Just Fists And Lung Power

Karnan Review: Dhanush Stars In Action Film That Is More Than Just Fists And Lung Power

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 09, 2021

Karnan Review: Dhanush plunges headlong into the role of a hot-headed young man at odds with the world and surfaces with a sterling performance that ebbs and peaks with the rhythms of the narrative.