Movie Reviews

Badlapur Review: Melodrama And Mush Drown A Great Beginning

Badlapur review: Avijit Das Patnaik lists five things in this revenge saga which may make or break this latest offering from director Sriram Raghavan.

Byomkesh Bakshy on a slow moving electric tram, a Calcutta landmark (Movie still courtesy Internet)
The Name’s Bakshy, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy review: Is the big screen adaptation of this iconic super sleuth worth your time and money? Here's five factors which help decide.
Badlapur Review: Melodrama And Mush Drown A Great Beginning
Badlapur Review: Melodrama And Mush Drown A Great Beginning
Badlapur review: Avijit Das Patnaik lists five things in this revenge saga which may make or break this latest offering from director Sriram Raghavan.
Shamitabh Review: Runs And Trips On A Drag Second Half
Shamitabh Review: Runs And Trips On A Drag Second Half
The idea was good, the execution started well but a 2hr simple comedy has been twisted to a 2:45 hr complicated tragedy.
Baby Review: 7 Reasons Why Baby Is Best Movie of 2015!
Baby Review: 7 Reasons Why Baby Is Best Movie of 2015!
Seldom does a movie end so brilliantly that even after 2.5 hrs you wish it went on a bit longer.
7 Reasons To Watch Dolly Ki Doli
7 Reasons To Watch Dolly Ki Doli
Arbaaz Khan Productions' third venture Dolly Ki Doli (Dabangg 1 & 2 explain the Ds in DKD) hit Singapore theatres (Bombay Talkies) this week.
Paoli Dam did a decent job along with Manish Chaudhary (Defence Lawyer) who together made a very strong statement on the ethical law practices.
Ankur Arora Murder Case: Topical And Truthfully Told
The movie is not just about medical fraternity. To me, it came across as a movie on professional ideologies and ethics be it medicine or law.
7 Important Things You Can Expect From Ugly
7 Important Things You Can Expect From Ugly
Is this critically acclaimed movie worth your time and money? Here’s seven important things you can expect from Ugly (spoiler free)
Punjab 1984 Review: About Wounds, Emotions And Simplicity
Punjab 1984 Review: About Wounds, Emotions And Simplicity
There is no condoning of terrorism in the movie but it simply tells the story of a youth who lived for his pride and how he got manipulated into the act of terrorism.
Born Into Brothels
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Born into Brothels: Looking Back at a Gem in Documentary Filmmaking
The portrayal of artistry and talent of the children in the film, as reflected in their works of photography, critics have said, have not only served as examples of remarkable...
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Sathuranga Vettai Review: Most Thrilling, Engaging And Real Tamil Heist Thriller
Without any popular star and the typical Kollywood stylish stunts, Sathuranga Vettai movie delivers on content.
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Jilla Review: A Comic Version of Thalaiva
Though Jilla boasts of huge star casts, it lacks substance. With its predictable story, it is a typical Tamil masala potboiler.
Horns Review: Engaging But Only Till The Suspense Opens
Horns Review: Engaging But Only Till The Suspense Opens
Isn’t a bad watch if you are used to supernatural thrillers with slow moving, contemplative back and forth narrations.
Shahid Kapoor as Haider
Watch Haider for Shahid, Kashmir And Humanity
Shahid Kapoor as Haider in the second half, etches an unforgettable performance. The support cast are brilliant, but the real protagonist of the movie is Kashmir.
Vadacurry Review: Hilarious Laugh Riot In Tamil
Vadacurry Review: Hilarious Laugh Riot In Tamil
I recommend this highly especially for its laughter, comical situations and its underlying message. The film reminds me of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s style of story telling...
Sandhya Roy plays the nautch singer/dancer Roshan who struggles through life but succeeds in ensuring a life of respect and prestige for her child.
Alor Pipasa (Thirst for the Awakening)
The brilliant use of music in Alor Pipasa, composed by Hemanta Mukhopadhyay, strides two different segments – one scholarly and the other populist (suiting to the period...
Priyanka Shines In Tribute To India's One In A Billion Baby
Priyanka Shines In Tribute To India’s One In A Billion Baby
Mary Kom is more about a person who despite facing all odds becomes the world's número uno through passion, 'zidd' and 'paagalpan'.
Mardaani Review: Making A Point With A Solid Punch
Mardaani Review: Making A Point With A Solid Punch
Mardaani is a short and hard hitting movie, which packs in sharp and searing punches without frills.
Phoring and his teacher Doel
Phoring Review: Sensitive Portrayal Of An Adolescent’s Life
Phoring (2013) is heartwarming tale of a timid but talented, reserved but resolute and simple yet out-of-the-ordinary teenager who daydreams all day.
Bakita Byaktigoto Review: A Truly Surreal Atmosphere That Casts A Spell
Bakita Byaktigoto Review: A Truly Surreal Atmosphere That Casts A Spell
Pramit and his cameramen fall in love without really wanting to and are witness to a series of bizarre incidents that puts them back at square one.
Kick Review: Extra Toppings of Salman
Kick Review: Extra Toppings of Salman
In a bid to put in extra dose of Salman Khan, Kick misses out on giving a little more well deserved space to the support cast.
A movie whose story must be told, shouted out loud at the top of your voice, to force people to watch and reflect
Thanks Maa: An Innocent Conviction, An Insensitive Society
Thanks Maa is a superb story of 2 days in the life of an orphaned homeless boy and how his life changes, when he battles to help an infant reach its mother.
Doosra Aadmi Review: Exploring Love In Its Various Facets
Doosra Aadmi Review: Exploring Love In Its Various Facets
Doosra Aadmi explores love in its various facets - love before and after marriage and the desperate attempt to cling on to memories of love
Yatra (2006)
Cast: Rekha, Nana Patekar, Deepti Naval
Director: Goutam Ghose
Yatra Review: A Rare Treat For Hindustani Classical Music And Literature Lovers
Very slow and very high on philosophical thought process, very ably narrated in Nana Patekar’s pure Hindi diction - Yatra is a rare treat for music lovers.
Arekti Premer Golpo
Arekti Premer Golpo Review: Bringing Out The Woman Within
A man who was a riddle in himself has the audacity to make and act in movies that question your sense of right and wrong and make you ponder about it long after you have watched...
Holiday Review: Engaging, Pacy, Action Packed Thriller
Holiday Review: Engaging, Pacy, Action Packed Thriller
Watch Holiday for Akshay who delivers big enough to make it a one man show - high voltage stunts, style, fights, chases and heart pumping action.
Chittagong Review: Fighting For Freedom, Survival, Justice
Chittagong Review: Fighting For Freedom, Survival, Justice
Bollywood has very few good movies on India's independence struggle, Chittagong could be the best of them.
Chitrangada The Crowning Wish
Cast: Koushik Bannerjee, Jishu Sengupta, Rituparno Ghosh, Dipankar De
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
Chitrangada Review: The Suffering For Love
“Will you suffer me?” Is the most poignant love proposal I have ever heard in an Indian movie. When heroin addict Partho hid his tear-laden face in Rudro’s...
Citylights Review: The Hope To Conquer City Dreams
Citylights Review: The Hope To Conquer City Dreams
Citylights blind the poor and dazzle only for the rich.
Angelina Jolie in Walt Disney Pictures' "Maleficent" - 2014
Maleficent Review: Fairy Tale Turned Around
Maleficent unlike Frozen stays away from musical genre and tells the tale of the Sleeping Beauty from the villain's point of view.
Listen Amaya brings a fresh, warm approach on role reversal where a Mother needs approval of her daughter to move on from her widowed status to a married one.
Listen Amaya Review: A New Call Out For Role Reversal
This is an undiluted joy to watch with subtle yet so strong performances from a still very much loved onscreen the couple Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval.
Million Dollar Arm Review: Emotions Win In Deja Vu Sports Drama
Million Dollar Arm Review: Emotions Win In Deja Vu Sports Drama
Million Dollar Arm does not fall in the bracket of exceptionally good sports drama but its running length of 124 min laced with brilliant performances will make for a good...
'The movie didn’t leave me utterly satisfied but definitely I recommend to all those with kids to bring their children to watch it.'
Hawaa Hawaai – A Fresh Breath Of Air
There are kids out there longing for things your kids take for granted and never use again - used roller skates, used bicycles, broken Barbies, torn soft toys; movies like...
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Must Watch For Modern Kids
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Must Watch For Modern Kids
Hawaa Hawaai is a simple, compelling, rags to riches sports story which is must watch for kids, and adults.
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Ek-Lava And His Wings
Hawaa Hawaai Review: Ek-Lava And His Wings
Amole Gupte's Hawaa Hawaai is one of the most innocent films I have seen in years.
Harishchandrachi Factory – An Analysis
Harishchandrachi Factory – An Analysis
101 Years ago on this day, 3 May 1913, Raja Harishchandra, 1st full-length Indian feature film was released, flagging off a remarkable journey for Indian cinema. Harishchandrachi...
For all those who have read the novel, the movie is pretty much the same.
2 States Review: Melodramatic Love
In a country like India when you decide to love and marry a girl you need to marry her family as well. There begins the problem. Krish’s incredibly loud Punjabi mother won’t...
2 States Review: 'Marriage Ki Politics'
2 States Review: ‘Marriage Ki Politics’
The movie shows the melodrama where people use caste, creed or religion to hurt badly and in due course reconcile as if nothing happened.
Barton Fink (1991)
Starring: John Turturro, John Goodman
Directed by: Joel Coen
The Mind Twisters (8 Movies No One Can Watch Just Once)
The best aspect of this genre is the faith the film-makers place on the audience's intelligence and wit. No unnecessary dumbing down, a complex story more on psychological...
Bhoothnath Returns Review: Mockingly Good
Bhoothnath Returns Review: Mockingly Good
The plot is fictitious and a bit convoluted, but what's surprising is Bhootnath Returns manages to be perfectly grounded throughout, making it not only entertaining but a...
Poster of 20th Century Fox's Rio 2 (2014)
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Rio and Rio 2: Love of Nature, Birds and Everything in Between
As a genuine sequel to Rio, Rio 2 takes you through the journey of Amazon where Tulio and Linda are working on saving rare birds and fighting against deforestation in Amazon....
Ankhon Dekhi Review: An Enjoyable Real World
Ankhon Dekhi Review: An Enjoyable Real World
Rajat Kapoor plays this submissive, respectful younger brother of Bau Ji (Sanjay Mishra) but what he has given to the movie in terms of story, writing, dialogues and direction...
Queen- A whacky, delightful, saucy laugh riot
Queen Review: Batting Stoutly For Women Empowerment
A bride, all set for 'viriginity ke vrat todne' gets dumped on eve of marriage and chooses to go alone on her honeymoon trip to Paris.
Guru Dutt's Pyaasa is considered a classic of Indian cinema.
Pyaasa: Pristine Poetry On Celluloid
On Feb 19, 1957, Guru Dutt's classic Pyaasa was released. Read the review of this epoch making movie, which Time magazine had included in its list of 100 best films.
It's ‘D’ Day – Dhoom’s Day
It’s ‘D’ Day – Dhoom’s Day
With Aamir Khan playing the charming ‘chor’, Kat adding the glam quotient, and of course Junior B and Junior Chopra carrying the legacy forward, Dhoom is set to sizzle...
Guide also has the unique distinction of being the only film apart from Abhimaan in which all the songs of the film were chartbusters. The music of Guide was composed by S D Burman, and Abhimaan's too.
Guide – A Mortal Man Became An Immortal Institution
Guide starts with a dashing Dev Anand (Raju) walking out of jail in the outskirts of Udaipur.
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Sadanander Mela: A Story Of Humanity
The hero of Sadanander Mela is undoubtedly the story – a tale of rudderless characters who bond together on the basis of simple, uncomplicated humanity.
Krrish 3: Indian Cinema’s Leap to the Next Level
Krrish 3: Indian Cinema’s Leap to the Next Level
Krrish 3 is definitely a tremendous leap ahead for Indian cinema and its sensibility.
Saajan Fernandes enjoys the aroma before opening the lunchbox
The Lunchbox: Meeting Point Of Two Bland and Forlorn Entities
The Lunchbox is an amazing film, a highly commendable and deft cinematic creativity.
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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Take Life’s Challenges Head-on
To certain extent, it does not seem practical or idealistic the way Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has shown the three adventures in film. But keeping in view the fact that we basically...
3 Idiots – All Izz Well
3 Idiots – All Izz Well
3 Idiots is not just a story of 3 engineering students; it is story of every being that takes birth on this planet. The movie also presents the struggles of life that people...
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda is a timeless classic by Shyam Benegal.
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (The Seventh Horse of the Sun)
Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda is a timeless classic by Shyam Benegal. The strength of this film lies in its story-telling, direction, well-etched out characters and superb performances....
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Amar Prem: True Love Blossoms Without Barriers
Amar Prem portrays a pure and selfless form of love which happens to take shape and grow in adverse situations and places.
Aranyer Din Ratri: Holding a Mirror to the 21st Century Generation
Aranyer Din Ratri: Holding a Mirror to the 21st Century Generation
Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest), the 1969 masterpiece by Satyajit Ray, looks at the vagaries and vicissitudes of the “new generation” then.

Today’s Motivation

People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.
People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.