Movie Reviews

<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.

<i>The Girl On The Train</i> Review: Parineeti Chopra's Film Runs Out Of Steam Quickly

The Girl On The Train Review: Parineeti Chopra's Film Runs Out Of Steam Quickly

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday February 26, 2021

The Girl On The Train Review: The film deviates sharply, and frequently, from the source material - British author Paula Hawkins' bestseller of the same title that yielded an Emily Blunt-fronted Hollywood movie in 2016.

<I>1962: The War In The Hills</I> Review - Abhay Deol Is Perfectly Cast In This Military Action Drama

1962: The War In The Hills Review - Abhay Deol Is Perfectly Cast In This Military Action Drama

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday February 26, 2021

1962: The War In The Hills Review: Sumeet Vyas and Akash Thosar, both cast against type, are up to the challenge. However, Annup Sonii, saddled with an underwritten role, gets the short shrift. Mahie Gill and Hemal Ingle are especially good.

<i>Pitta Kathalu</i> Review: Netflix's Telugu Anthology Is Wildly Uneven But Largely Watchable

Pitta Kathalu Review: Netflix's Telugu Anthology Is Wildly Uneven But Largely Watchable

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday February 20, 2021

Pitta Kathalu Review: In the anthology, four directors abandon their comfort zones and dive into the minds of four women dealing with shifting power dynamics in relationships that border on the dark and the dangerous.

<i>Drishyam 2</i> Review: Mohanlal's Film Is Disappointingly Tepid

Drishyam 2 Review: Mohanlal's Film Is Disappointingly Tepid

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday February 19, 2021

Drishyam 2 Review: Mohanlal is flawless yet again as the husband/father who will stake his all to keep the police at bay. The other actors in the cast, especially Murali Gopi, pull their weight.

<I>The Man Who Sold His Skin</i> Movie Review: An Expertly Crafted Audacious Drama

The Man Who Sold His Skin Movie Review: An Expertly Crafted Audacious Drama

Saibal Chatterjee | Wednesday February 17, 2021

The Man Who Sold His Skin Movie Review: It is easily the most intriguing of the films vying for the Best International Feature Film Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards.

<i>Madam Chief Minister</i> Review: Richa Chadha's Political Drama Is Worse Than Bland. It Is Bunk

Madam Chief Minister Review: Richa Chadha's Political Drama Is Worse Than Bland. It Is Bunk

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday January 22, 2021

Madam Chief Minister Review: Richa Chadha is given far too much to carry on her shoulders. Even quality actors like Saurabh Shukla and Manav Kaul (both are as steady as always) are unable to pull the film out of the mire.

<I>The White Tiger</i> Review: Adarsh Gourav Is Brilliant. Yet, The Roar Of The Film Isn't Uniform

The White Tiger Review: Adarsh Gourav Is Brilliant. Yet, The Roar Of The Film Isn't Uniform

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday January 22, 2021

The White Tiger Review: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, in a supporting role, doesn't put a foot wrong. Rajkummar Rao's accent is too put-on to be effective.

<i>Tribhanga</I> Review: Genteel Ode To Women Starring Kajol Merits Three Cheers

Tribhanga Review: Genteel Ode To Women Starring Kajol Merits Three Cheers

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday January 15, 2021

Tribhanga Review: Kajol provides the frisson that the understated film needs but it is Tanvi Azmi who is the real star of the show. Mithila Palkar has much less to do but steps up to the plate when she needs to.

<i>Tandav</I> Review: Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan's Web-Series Dances To A Facile Bollywood Beat

Tandav Review: Dimple Kapadia, Saif Ali Khan's Web-Series Dances To A Facile Bollywood Beat

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday January 15, 2021

Tandav Review: Saif Ali Khan is out of his depth here because the tale has no real sting. He is upstaged for the most part by Dimple Kapadia in the guise of a super-ambitious woman who challenges the son of a three-time Prime Minister on his own turf.

<I>Master</i> Review: Vijay And Vijay Sethupathi Make A Winning Combination

Master Review: Vijay And Vijay Sethupathi Make A Winning Combination

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday January 14, 2021

Master Review: With Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi squaring off and Kanagaraj orchestrating the duet to apportion equal importance to the two actors, the film tides over the bumps without turning turtle.

<i>Gullak 2</I> Review: It's Easy To Fall In Love With The Mishras, Warts And All

Gullak 2 Review: It's Easy To Fall In Love With The Mishras, Warts And All

Saibal Chatterjee | Tuesday January 12, 2021

Gullak 2 Review: The actors are once again in stellar form. Geetanjali Kulkarni and Jameel Khan are fabulous. Sunita Rajwar in the role of the garrulous Bittu ki Maa is a scream.

<i>Maara</i> Review: Madhavan's Romantic Drama Meanders In Search Of Depth

Maara Review: Madhavan's Romantic Drama Meanders In Search Of Depth

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday January 08, 2021

Maara Review: Pretty images, commendable performances and seductive ideas about love and loss abound. The Tamil film, however, has little ingrained glue to hold its surfeit of sensory riches together.

<i> Kaagaz</i> Review: Pankaj Tripathi, As Dead-On-Paper Bandmaster, Doesn't Let The Film Down

Kaagaz Review: Pankaj Tripathi, As Dead-On-Paper Bandmaster, Doesn't Let The Film Down

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday January 07, 2021

Kaagaz Review: Satish Kaushik's labour of love drives home the plight of a common man up against an administrative system that thrives on running the already dispossessed further into the ground.