Movie Reviews

<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.

<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.