Movie Reviews

<i>Jayeshbhai Jordaar</i> Review: Despite Ranveer Singh's Unwaveringly Spot-On Diction And Demeanour, The Film Lacks Bite

Jayeshbhai Jordaar Review: Despite Ranveer Singh's Unwaveringly Spot-On Diction And Demeanour, The Film Lacks Bite

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 13, 2022

Jayeshbhai Jordaar Review: Played with consistent aplomb by an irrepressible Ranveer Singh isn't a stud strutting around the village calling constant attention to himself. In fact, he is the exact opposite. He is adept at merging with the background.

<i>Modern Love Mumbai</i> Review: The Anthology Is Easy On The Eye And The Mind

Modern Love Mumbai Review: The Anthology Is Easy On The Eye And The Mind

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 13, 2022

Modern Love Mumbai Review: No matter what the gender of the director is or what the essential tilt of each story is, it is the women, both the fictional characters and the performers who portray them, who make the anthology worthwhile.

<i>Mere Desh Ki Dharti</i> Review: Satirical Drama Is Largely Middling, Velvet-Glove Affair

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Review: Satirical Drama Is Largely Middling, Velvet-Glove Affair

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday May 07, 2022

Mere Desh Ki Dharti Review: Divyenndu (Mirzapur's Munna Tripathi) and Anant Vidhaat (Mai's Prashant) put their best feet forward in the roles of the down-and-out engineers seeking a second chance.

<i>Home Shanti</i> Review: Designed To Squeeze Last Ounce Of Mirth From Middle-Class Minutiae

Home Shanti Review: Designed To Squeeze Last Ounce Of Mirth From Middle-Class Minutiae

Saibal Chatterjee | Saturday May 07, 2022

Home Shanti Review: The performances by the seasoned Manoj Pahwa and Supriya Pathak are expectedly first-rate, the episodic storytelling is genteel notwithstanding the inconsistencies.

<i>Thar</i> Review: The Focus Is Squarely On Father-Son Duo Of Anil Kapoor And Harsh Varrdhan

Thar Review: The Focus Is Squarely On Father-Son Duo Of Anil Kapoor And Harsh Varrdhan

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 06, 2022

Thar Review: Kapoor Sr delivers a restrained performance, and Kapoor Jr finds himself tackling a role that appears to be right up his narrow alley. Fatima Sana Shaikh is sultry and smouldering by turns

<i>Thinking Of Him</i> Review: Rabindranath Tagore Is Played Superbly By Victor Banerjee

Thinking Of Him Review: Rabindranath Tagore Is Played Superbly By Victor Banerjee

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday May 06, 2022

Thinking Of Him Review: Victor Banerjee and Eleonora Wexler are perfect in the guru-acolyte duet at the heart of the film.

<i>Heropanti 2</i> Review: Neither Tiger Shroff Nor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Can Salvage This Smashup

Heropanti 2 Review: Neither Tiger Shroff Nor Nawazuddin Siddiqui Can Salvage This Smashup

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 29, 2022

Heropanti 2 Review: Tara Sutaria is as clueless as the screenplay writer about the manner in which the character should be projected.

<i>Runway 34</i> Review: Ajay Devgn's Consistent Performance Powers The Film To A Smooth Landing

Runway 34 Review: Ajay Devgn's Consistent Performance Powers The Film To A Smooth Landing

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 29, 2022

Runway 34 Review: Rakul Preet Singh gives a solid account of herself. As for Amitabh Bachchan and other actors, the path is riddled with air pockets caused by blurry writing.

<i>London Files</i> Review: Arjun Rampal As A Brooding Detective Is Hard-Pressed To Lift The Series

London Files Review: Arjun Rampal As A Brooding Detective Is Hard-Pressed To Lift The Series

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 22, 2022

London Files Review: Purab Kohli is not even given an opportunity to have a go at giving the show a modicum of energy. This tale of two dead-end daddies is, therefore, doomed to a dismal destiny.

<i>Guilty Minds</i> Review: Shriya Pilgaonkar Is Mesmerising In A Legal Series With A Mellow Sense Of Drama

Guilty Minds Review: Shriya Pilgaonkar Is Mesmerising In A Legal Series With A Mellow Sense Of Drama

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 22, 2022

Guilty Minds: It is Shriya Pilgaonkar who does the most to convey the nature of the clash of scruples and exigencies that is at the heart of this tale of many legal and emotional jousts.

<i>Jersey</i> Review: Shahid Kapoor's Star Turn Holds The Film Together

Jersey Review: Shahid Kapoor's Star Turn Holds The Film Together

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 22, 2022

Jersey Review: On the acting front, Shahid is the Man of the Match. The team effort behind him is strengthened by the performances from Mrunal Thakur and Ronit Kamra, a confident child actor.

<i>Beast (RAW)</i> Review: An Ill-Formed Creature Even Firing-On-All-Cylinders Vijay Cannot Pummel Into Shape

Beast (RAW) Review: An Ill-Formed Creature Even Firing-On-All-Cylinders Vijay Cannot Pummel Into Shape

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday April 14, 2022

Beast (RAW) Review: Vijay needs no assistance to fill the screen. Yet, no matter how much wallop a megastar might bring to the table, he still needs a strong script.

<i>Abhay 3</i> Review: Kunal Kemmu Sails Through Gruesome Season With Effortless Ease

Abhay 3 Review: Kunal Kemmu Sails Through Gruesome Season With Effortless Ease

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 08, 2022

Abhay 3 Review: The lead actor faces stiff competition in the form of the redoubtable Vijay Raaz, cast as a sociopath who unleashes terror in Lucknow and Delhi.

<i>Gullak 3</i> Review: The Writing Isn't As Impeccable This Time Around But Acting Is Absolutely Top-Notch

Gullak 3 Review: The Writing Isn't As Impeccable This Time Around But Acting Is Absolutely Top-Notch

Saibal Chatterjee | Thursday April 07, 2022

Gullak 3 Review: It is easy to get into the swing despite the familiar tropes - or perhaps, because of them - when actors like Geetanjali Kulkarni and Jameel Khan go all out to do what they are best at.

<i>Kaun Pravin Tambe?</i> Review: Sports Biopic Is Both Entertaining And Engaging

Kaun Pravin Tambe? Review: Sports Biopic Is Both Entertaining And Engaging

Saibal Chatterjee | Friday April 01, 2022

Kaun Pravin Tambe? Review: It pieces together a fascinating life story that is much more about dour tenacity than about flashy achievements and staggering statistics.