Movie Reviews

<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.

<I>The Big Bull</i> Review: Abhishek Bachchan-Led Cast Struggles In Baffling Blob Of A Movie

The Big Bull Review: Abhishek Bachchan-Led Cast Struggles In Baffling Blob Of A Movie

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday April 08, 2021

The Big Bull Review: It is pointless to blame the actors for failing to make amends for what The Big Bull lacks. The film's problems are rooted in the screenplay, stilted dialogues and arbitrary character arcs.

<i>Sound Of Metal</i> Review: Riz Ahmed Is Brilliant In Captivating Character Study

Sound Of Metal Review: Riz Ahmed Is Brilliant In Captivating Character Study

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday April 08, 2021

Sound Of Metal Review: The conviction with which Riz Ahmed plays the drums and uses American Sign Language belies the fact that he had to learn both in order to play the role.

<I>Joji</i> Review: Fahadh Faasil Dazzles In Accomplished Shakespeare Spinoff

Joji Review: Fahadh Faasil Dazzles In Accomplished Shakespeare Spinoff

Saibal Chatterjee | Wednesday April 07, 2021

Joji Review: The sinewy structure bestows on Dileesh Pothan's Malayalam film a degree of finesse that enhances its exploration of the banality of greed and self-serving violence.

<I>Nomadland</i> Review: This Film, Starring Frances McDormand, Is At Once Searing And Sobering

Nomadland Review: This Film, Starring Frances McDormand, Is At Once Searing And Sobering

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday April 03, 2021

Nomadland Review: The film journeys into the world of modern-day nomads, human detritus of a lopsided economy, to craft a trenchant but understated takedown of the American dream.

<I>Pagglait</i> Review: Sanya Malhotra Takes To The Role Of A Young Widow Like A Fish To Water

Pagglait Review: Sanya Malhotra Takes To The Role Of A Young Widow Like A Fish To Water

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday March 26, 2021

Pagglait Review: Ashutosh Rana is brilliantly subtle with his voice modulations. The phenomenally malleable Sheeba Chaddha sails through a gamut of emotions.

<I>The Illegal</i> Review: This Little Gem, Starring Suraj Sharma, Is Utterly Delectable

The Illegal Review: This Little Gem, Starring Suraj Sharma, Is Utterly Delectable

Saibal Chatterjee | Tuesday March 23, 2021

The Illegal Review: Suraj Sharma slips effortlessly into the skin of Hassan Ahmed. More than words, he lets his face and eyes do the talking.

<I>Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar</i> Review: Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor's Film Is Of Unique Spirit

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Review: Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor's Film Is Of Unique Spirit

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday March 20, 2021

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar Review: Parineeti Chopra has her nose slightly ahead in the race because her character is allowed a wider emotional range. Arjun Kapoor makes a convincing drifter whose path is never straight and narrow.

<I>Mumbai Saga</i> Review: John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi's Blood-Spattered Tale Could Have Used A Rescue Act

Mumbai Saga Review: John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi's Blood-Spattered Tale Could Have Used A Rescue Act

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday March 19, 2021

Mumbai Saga Review: John Abraham goes through the motions with stony resolve. It is Emraan Hashmi who injects some degree of animation into the film.

<I>Justice League Snyder Cut</I> Review: Part Pulsating, Part Plodding

Justice League Snyder Cut Review: Part Pulsating, Part Plodding

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday March 18, 2021

Justice League Review: Snyder Cut has a no-holds-barred narrative peppered with elaborate action sequences, detailed back stories, high drama and a whole lot of philosophy about love, healing and starting over.

<i>Mera Fauji Calling</i> Review: Film On Family Of Fallen Soldier Is Well-Meaning But Middling

Mera Fauji Calling Review: Film On Family Of Fallen Soldier Is Well-Meaning But Middling

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday March 11, 2021

Mera Fauji Calling Review: Despite competent performances from Sharman Joshi, Bidita Bag, Zarina Wahab and Mahi Soni, the film never gets within striking distance of above average.

<I>Roohi</i> Review: Best To Lay The Ghost Of Janhvi Kapoor's Horror-Comedy To Rest

Roohi Review: Best To Lay The Ghost Of Janhvi Kapoor's Horror-Comedy To Rest

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday March 11, 2021

Roohi Review: Rajkummar Rao is funny in parts but as the absurdist plot careens out of control, he looks as lost as the feckless character he is on the screen.

<i>Bombay Begums</i> Review: Netflix Series Rides On Top-Notch Performances, Not Least By Pooja Bhatt

Bombay Begums Review: Netflix Series Rides On Top-Notch Performances, Not Least By Pooja Bhatt

Saibal Chatterjee | Monday March 08, 2021

Bombay Begums Review: Amruta Subhash, splendidly uninhibited, is a consummate scene-stealer. Shahana Goswami tackles a complex role with striking acuity, conveying gentility and assertiveness with equal flair.

<i>Coming To America 2</i> Review: Yesterday Once More With Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall

Coming To America 2 Review: Yesterday Once More With Eddie Murphy And Arsenio Hall

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday March 05, 2021

Coming To America 2 Review: Remake has the comforting feel of an old familiar fleece blanket that has frayed at the edges but nonetheless retains the power to generate warmth.

<i> Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh In India</i> Review - The Documentary Is A Captivating Portrait Of A Nation's Passion For Cricket

Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh In India Review - The Documentary Is A Captivating Portrait Of A Nation's Passion For Cricket

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday February 27, 2021

Capturing Cricket: Steve Waugh In India Review - The film tangentially reminds us that we, as a cricketing nation, should continue to seek inspiration in the chaotic streets, the overcrowded maidans and the grubby neighbourhoods. Those are the places where the game is best nurtured.