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