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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shakeela Review: Neither Richa nor Pankaj Tripathi can clean up the dreary mess. The two stars are for the two actors, none for the film.
Coolie No 1 Review: The film does not take into account that the world has changed since the David Dhawan-Govinda combo churned out hit after hit with their mad capers.
Wonder Woman 1984 Review: Gal Gadot is in top form, backed up well by Kristen Wiig as the nerdy Barbara Minerva who acquires Wonder Woman-like strength but a two-and-a-half-hour film needs much more.
AK Vs AK Review: The Netflix original, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, blurs the line between reality and fiction. Anil Kapoor (AK) and Anurag Kashyap (AK) play themselves and take swipes at each other in a trippy actor-director tussle.
Criminal Justice 2 Review: Propelled by flawless performances from Pankaj Tripathi, Kirti Kulhari and Anupriya Goenka, the series follows an emotionally fragile woman caught in the pincers of the Indian justice system.
Paava Kadhaigal Review: The actors are in prime form and the abridged narrative format gives them, and the directors, the scope to create sharply chiselled, dire, disconcerting portraits of putrid patriarchy.
Unpaused Review: As a freewheeling rumination on loneliness, distress and lingering hope, the anthology, buoyed by a slew of terrific performances, is a pertinent commentary on a pandemic and its depredations.