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Photo Prem: Snapshots of feel-good humour
Another Round: Mads Mikkelsen served with heady twist
Ajeeb Daastaans: Take the sloppy with the smooth
Hello Charlie: Mindless monkey mayhem
The Big Bull: Big bore
The Serpent: Too many flashbacks and flash-forwards
'Think out of the box, no set formula for success'
Godzilla Vs. Kong: Extravagant monster mayhem
Pagglait: Quirky little film
Saina: Plays to gallery
The Illegal: Small film, big impact
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar: Too slow for slow-burn impact
Mumbai Saga: Toast to cliches
DC Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar chairs DLRC meet
DDC Kupwara chairs DLRCC meeting
DDC Shopian convenes DLRC meet
Bombay Begums: Defined by its performances
The Girl On The Train: Derailed drama
Drishyam 2: Slow burn suspense drama
District Level Review Committee meet held at Kulgam
Lahore Confidential : Absolutely, uniformly a mess
The White Tiger: Witty, wicked, well made
DLRC/ DCC meet held at Ganderbal
The Power: The Godfather gets a dated rehash
Tribhanga: Peculiar mix of brilliant and banal
Tandav: Let down by weak script
Maara: Visually striking but flawed
Kaagaz: Pankaj Tripathi tries to keep a dead script going
DDC Kishtwar reviews performance of Banks at DLRC meet
District Level Review Committee meet held at Udhampur
DLRCC meeting held at Kupwara
AK Vs AK: Quirkiest film Bollywood made this year
DDC chairs DLRC meet at Shopian
I'm Your Woman: Gangster saga with a spin
Torbaaz: Stumped by weak storytelling
Durgamati : Low on scares, high on cliches
Mosul: Gritty, gripping war drama
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari: Wobbles between satire and slapstick
Peninsula : Sequel to nowhere
Target Number One: Slightly off target
A Simple Murder: Knotty naughty crime comedy
Chhalaang: Simple story with simple message (IANS Review; Rating: * * * )
Ludo: Peculiar play of emotions
Comedy Couple: Fun while it runs
Putham Pudhu Kaalai : Many moods of lockdown
Scam 1992: Retells a complex saga
Khaali Peeli: Taxi misadventure taxes patience
Utopia: Gruesome pandemic drama
'Crackdown' is an okay option for a binge
DLRC Meeting : DDC Ramban reviews performances of banks, status of priority sector loans
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare is well-intentioned
DLRC/DCC meeting held at Shopian
Jammu : Performance of Banks reviewed at DLRC meeting
DLSA Anantnag holds UTRC meeting
Atkan Chatkan: Struggles to find rhythm
V: Nani's film is formulaic fun for fans
The Boys season 2: Gloriously gory and witty as ever
JL 50: 'Desi' sci-fi takes flight
C U Soon: Experimental entertainer
DC Bandipora finalises Muharram arrangements
DDC Bandipora chairs DLRCC meeting
DC Bandipora finalises Muharram arrangements
Ramsingh Charlie: Of dreams and despair
The Gone Game: Lockdown thriller is a winner
Dangerous: Too amateurish to thrill
Khuda Haafiz: Old-school action drama
DDC Poonch chairs DLRC meeting, 35098 KCCs issued in district so far
Gunjan Saxena: Set-piece biopic manages to regale
Lootcase: Fine cast in funny form
'Dil Bechara': Sushant Singh Rajput leads a stellar cast
DC Pulwama distribute PPE Kits among Municipal employees
''Chhapaak'': Hard truth told the hard way
Mudda 370 J&K - A Gallant Effort By Rakesh Sawant
Rajiv Ruia's Mushkil: Beyond The Supernatural!
Arjun Patiala': drab humour
'Judgementall Hai Kya' : Killer thriller
'Kadaram Kondan ': Decent if not effective review
'Family Of Thakurganj': Familiar hang-ups
'The Lion King' is visually fascinating
'Super 30' is an outstanding inspirational tale
'Malaal' is memorable for its purity of soul
Anupam, Kumud lend heft to 'One Day...'
'Article 15': A hard-hitting, eye opener
'Article 15' is what cinema is meant to be
'Mallesham': Pure, simple biopic with heart of gold
'The Extraordinary...': Spoilt by poor writing
Rebel without a pause: 'Kabir Singh' is 'Arjun Reddy' reloaded
'Kabir Singh': A Shahid Kapoor canvas
'Kaafir' derives power from its political undertones
'Leila': Terrifying yet mesmerising vision of future
'Men In Black: International': Stylishly mounted, engaging
'Game Over': Smugly, convoluted, unrelatable kitsch
'Hostages': Driven down by its absurdities
'Bharat' is a flawed but monumental achievement
'X-Men: Dark Phoenix': Weak story, dull watch
'Bharat': Writing and direction derails this epic
'Chasing Happiness' gives Jonas Brothers platform to shine
'Skyfire' turns good premise into middling affair
'Godzilla: King Of The Monsters' a monstrous disaster
'Nakkash': A balanced faith film
Durgeshgorer Guptodhon : An interesting treasure hunt
'Yeh Hai India': Good intentions poorly mounted
'Yeh Hai India': Good intentions poorly mounted
'Brightburn': Intriguing and Gory
'PM Narendra Modi': A hurriedly mounted hagiography
'De De Pyaar De': An upbeat and contemporary take on romance
'De De Pyar De' is cuddly winsome, naughty
Vishal's 'Ayogya' is better than Ranveer's 'Simmba'
'Student of the Year 2': Trite but breezy
'Student of the Year 2': A splashy bore
'Chhota Bheem...': Exciting but lacks appeal
'Poison': Stay away from it
'After': A generic, repackaged version of a romance film
'Blank': Sleekly mounted but bland
'Blank': A flab-free thriller
'Avengers: Endgame' breaks box office records in India
Avengers Endgame: Unmissable but disappointing experience
'Jersey': Has its heart in right place
'...Weeping Woman': Spooky but hardly compelling
'Kalank': First-class performances save film
'Laakhon Mein Ek' leaves you pained, angry
'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?': A satire that ruffle feathers
'Tashkent Files': A potent film with a dubious motive
'Free Solo': Fascinating real life thriller
'Five Feet Apart': A formulaic teary-eyed romance
Shazam! Brings the fun back into superhero cinema
'RAW' is a step-up for espionage genre
'Romeo Akbar Walter': A contrived espionage drama
'Shazam!': A fun-filled superhero film
'No Fathers...': Sensitive but lacks soul
'Junglee': Poor tale lavishly mounted
Kesari: Formulaic, forced patriotic tale
'Juanita': Film about female empowerment gone awry
'Isn't It Romantic': Most awful film of Priyanka Chopra's career
'Luka Chuppi': Strong performances elevates this light-hearted entertainer
'Total Dhamaal': Funny and entertaining despite a staid story
'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha...': A new-age love story well told
'Thackeray': Aesthetically presented and convincing
'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi': Kangana shines in a superfluous narrative
'Bombairiya': Serious message lost in this screwball farce
'The Accidental Prime Minister': Nothing accidental about it
'Bumblebee': Emotionally engaging yet familiar
'Simmba': When crude is cool
‘Simmba’: Ranveer Singh roars in this masala entertainer
'Rangbaaz': Saqib Saleem makes an impressive web debut
'Pink' director's new short film is never short of breath
'KGF' in Hindi is a messy monstrosity
'K.G.F. - Chapter 1': Introduces a new superhero
'Zero' is Shah Rukh's career best
'Zero': Performances outshine the narrative
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse': Spider-Man gets a new life
'Aquaman': Simply fluid and impressive
'Ben Is Back': Enthralling yet poignant
'Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle': Why another weak-willed Jungle Book?
'Next Enti' takes Telugu cinema to the next level
'Kedarnath': Competently crafted but lacks soul
'Kedarnath' is everything that love story should be
'Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse': Brings the comic book to life
'2.0': An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza
'Rogan Josh', a short film that is all heart but little substance
'Bhaiaji Superhit': An obsolete, tedious rom-com
'The Dark Side of Life: Mumbai City': A preach-fest that fails to make an impact
'The Girl in the Spider's Web': A run-of-the-mill edgy thriller
Bhaiaji Superhit Is goofy zany outrageous fun
'Tigers' a very poor take on idealism
'Mohalla Assi': Provocative, pungent, relevant
'Mohalla Assi': Astutely mounted but verbose and clunky
'Bohemian Rhapsody': A sugar-coated memento
'Pihu' most heartbreaking horror take you'll ever see
'Thugs Of Hindostan' is redeemed by Bachchan's towering presence
'Thugs of Hindostan': Aamir Khan steals the show
'Sarkar': Strictly for Vijay's fans
'The Grinch': A fun-filled fantasy adventure story
'What Will People Say' will stun you
The '2: 0' trailer is nonsensical
'Jack and Dil': Goes down the hill
Halloween reboots a haggard tale
'Goosebumps 2': Funnily scary and mediocre
'Gaon': Good attempt replete with messages
'Kaashi in Search of Ganga': Intriguingly layered revenge drama
'Bazaar': Drama not gripping enough
'Hunter Killer': Awkwardly predictable, yet exciting in parts
Saif's career's best 'Baazaar' raises hindi cinema's equity
'Halloween': High on horror, low on emotional quotient
'Sandakozhi 2': Violence in the film is fun
'Badhaai Ho' is a rare precious dramedy
'Namaste England': Outdated and cliched
'Badhaai Ho': Refreshingly honest and entertaining
'Namaste England' has a pure heart
'Vada Chennai' dives deep into dark underbelly of rowdyism, politics
Kajol's over-the-top Eela act
'Jalebi': An old-fashioned sweet tale of romance
Govinda shines again in 'Fry Day'
You will never see anything like 'Tumbbad' again
'Helicopter Eela': Choppy ride, unreasonably stylised
'FryDay': Slapstick but entertaining
'First Man': A slow, immersive character-driven film
'Love Yatri': A lacklustre romance
'Nota': Vijay Devarakonda shines in engaging political thriller
You won't see a better thriller than 'Andhadhun'
'Crazy Rich Asians': A run-of-the-mill romance drama
'Venom': With fangs that are not so lethal
'96': A highly satisfying story of unfulfilled romance
'Andhadhun': Intelligently mounted with unexpected twists
'Sui Dhaaga...' threads delicate pastiche of joy, sorrow
'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam': Mani Ratnam returns to form
'Pataakha': Fire-cracker performances light up the screen
'Peppermint': Has no flavour or essence of its own
'Peppermint' is a self-justice abomination
The Equalizer 2: Vigilante justice drama does scant justice
'Pakhi': Amateurishly crafted and tedious to watch
'Equalizer 2': An enjoyable vigilante film despite mediocrity
'Ishqeria': An out-dated and poorly written love story
'III Smoking Barrels': Echoing the voice of Far East India
'The House with a Clock in Its Walls': A clunky and familiar tale
Nawazuddin's 'Manto' echoes Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa'
'Mitron': A predictably formulaic love story
'Love Sonia', hate Sonia's journey
Manmarziyan is Kashyap's Moun Ragam
'Manmarziyaan': Performances elevate this predictable love-triangle
'Love Sonia': A familiar tale brutally told
'The Predator': Muddled sci-fi action extravaganza
'Paltan': A realistic but lame war film
'Laila Majnu' is redeemed by a brilliant second-half
"Paltan", Unmade in China
'Laila Majnu': An unsuccessful attempt at modernising a classic
The Nun': A lacklustre spin-off of horror films
'Toba Tek Singh' fails to capture Manto's madness
Bright cast, intelligent script in 'Happy...' sequel
Utkarsh makes an impressive debut in 'Genius'
'Genius': Flawed by mishmash of genres
'Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi': A genial comedy
'Mile 22' is gripping but scattered
'The Stolen Princess': Staid and predictable
'Geetha Govindam': Deverakonda does delightful somersault from 'Arjun Reddy'
Kamal Haasan pounds a pulsating anti-terror film
'Vishwaroop II': Astutely mounted mediocre fare
A Fantastic Woman' could have been fantastic transgender film
'The Spy Who Dumped Me': Entertaining in spite of mishmash genres
'Redrum: A Love Story': A rehash of skewed love stories
'Fanney Khan' is a heartwarming ode to a father's dream
'Mulk': Muscularly lean and emotionally raw courtroom drama
'Karwaan': Irrfan Khan elevates this light-hearted comedy
'Fanney Khan': Works as a satire yet incredulous
'Mama Mia! Here We Go Again': A forced nostalgic musical
Mulk is a must for every Indian
'Karwaan': Takes us on a journey of life, death
Saheb Bibi Aur Gangster is redeemed by its darkness
'Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3': Convoluted and trite
'Mission Impossible 6' is impossible to miss
'Nawabzaade': Poorly crafted and fails to engage
'Mission Impossible - Fallout': Outshines the previous editions
'Dhadak': Performances make the heart beat
'Hotel Transylvania 3...': A spirited middlebrow entertainer
'Skyscraper': A lowbrow, watchable thriller
'Delhi 47 Km': A grimy drama of crime
Dhadak leaves much to be desired
'Sanju': A heart-warming tale, brilliantly portrayed
'Incredibles 2': A charming and enticing superheroes film
'Race 3': A Glamorous Disgrace
'Race 3': Action-packed but lacks thrills
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': The latest is the best Dino film ever
'Kaala': Realistic guide to dirty side of slum redevelopment
'Abhimanyudu': A terse war over private information
'Bucket List' is Madhuri's 'English Vinglish'
'Deadpool 2' is the best super-hero film since 'Logan'
'Khajoor Pe Atke' laughs at death
'Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain': Simple, sincere, sweet story
Raazi is powerful but deeply flawed
'Teen Paheliyan' disappoints three times over
'Ishq Tera': Poor script mars this love story
Sudhir Mishra's take on 'Devdas' is startling
'Bharat Ane Nenu': Mahesh Babu plays a politician India needs
'Nanu Ki Jaanu': An amusing redemption tale
'Beyond the Clouds': Visually appealing but lacks soul
'Mango Dreams': Worth watching only for Pankaj Tripathy
'Missing': Who needs Meryl Streep when we have Tabu?
'Blackmail': Complex, tedious yet entertaining
'Missing': Thriller with plot-holes galore
'Blackmail' is wickedly funny
'Haq Se' : A fine example Of how to use the digital platform
'Baaghi 2' is all about Tiger nothing else
Ram Charan Teja transforms in 'Rangasthalam'
'Baaghi 2': Technically sound but convoluted
'Baa Baaa Black Sheep': A comic thriller gone hopelessly awry
'Hichki': An emotionally inspiring film
'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool': The one that Oscars ignored
'The Square': A pretentious creative fantasy
'Gringo': Convoluted yet entertaining
'Raid': A one-dimensional tale that hinges on a weak plot
'The Argumentative Indian': Insight into Amartya Sen's genius
3 Storeys is a collage of endless sorrow & some joy
'Hate Story IV': Femme fatale shines in this revenge saga
'3 Storeys': Mediocre tales narrated craftily
'Dil Juunglee': A light and frothy entertainer
'Veerey ki Wedding': An archaic and tiresome affair
'Death Wish': Slick but flighty popcorn entertainer
'Veere Ki Wedding' another wedding-wali romcom
'Pari': No fairy tale romance this
'Pari' will send chills up your spine
'Red Sparrow': An entertaining espionage drama
'Hamne Gandhi Ko Maar Diya': An ode to Mahatma Gandhi
'The Valley': An engaging redemption tale
'Lady Bird': A disguised mother-daughter drama
'Lady Bird': An intimate, astutely crafted character study
'Welcome To New York': Losers have fun in New York
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety': A light-hearted tug of war
'Welcome To New York': Trips on tactless plot
'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety': Luv Ranjan's wreck-tangle is wickedly funny
‘Love Per Square Foot': An ode to Basu Chatterjee
'Aiyaary': A skilfully mounted cry of rage
'The Shape of Water': An astutely mounted fairy tale
'Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz': Predictable and soulful
'Hostiles': A sensitive yet bland redemption tale
'Aiyaary': That seamless political thriller Bollywood needed
'Hostiles' is profound stirring study of violence
'Kuch Bheege Alfaaz': Where tenderness adds balm to misfits of metropolis
'The 15:17 to Paris': Dramatically passive and disappointing
'Pad Man' is a noble masterpiece, period!
'Padman': Akshay shines in this public service film
'Boy and the World': A vibrant and dazzling marvel
'Maze Runner: The Dead Cure': An entertaining wrap-up of the series
'Bleeding Steel': Jackie Chan, please grow up
'Den of Thieves': A convoluted heist drama
Phantom Thread': Subtly layered romantic melodrama
Padmaavat : A breathtaking homage to valour of Rajputs
'Padmaavat': A visual treat sans a soul
'Nirdosh': A whodunnit befitting the small screen
'My Birthday Song': A skilfully mounted psychological drama
'Vodka Diaries': A miserable downer
'12 Strong': Mildly entertaining yet engaging revenge drama
'Darkest Hour': An Engaging back-room drama
'Vodka Diaries': A Thriller unlike any other
'Angyaathavaasi': Too cheesy to be ripped off from 'Largo Winch'
'Kaalakaandi' is trippy, enjoyable and revealing
'Mukkabaaz': A love story that stoops to conquer
'Paddington 2' an over-cute pain
'Kaalakaandi': Black humour hard sold
'Mukkabaaz' Anurag's most sensitive film
Downsizing' is worse than bad, it's bland
'Downsizing': A strangely complex masterpiece
'Call Me By Your Name': Not about gay love, about love
'The Post': A lucid ode to journalism
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' is a stunner
Pitch Perfect is hardly perfect, but fun in parts
'Insidious: The Last Key': A complex but staid horror drama
'The Florida Project': Feels like life
'Pitch Perfect 3': Strained, laboured efforts
'All The Money In The World' : Saga of greed for power, money
'The Greatest Showman' better than 'La La Land'
'Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle': Action packed and engaging
'The Greatest Showman': Remarkably rousing and entertaining
'Hello' has beautiful heart
'Tiger Zinda Hai': Seriously frivolous masala film
'Bose: Dead/Alive' is worth visiting
'Tiger Zinda Hai': Director makes this tiger roar
Tisca Chopra kills it in 'Chhuri'
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' leaves you underwhelmed
'Monsoon Shootout': An astutely mounted crime drama
'Hare Krishna...': A shrewdly crafted filmic paean
'Monsoon Shootout': Shout-out for this shootout
'Daddy's Home 2': A gooey Christmas pudding
'Mark Felt...': Compelling performance lifts this saga
'Fukrey Returns': An entertaining deja vu
'Borg vs McEnroe': The rivalry doesn't quite grip
'Anna Karenina': A watchable classic
'Daddy's Home 2': A drab Christmas fare
'Fukrey Returns', thankfully with entertainment
'Borg McEnroe': Well-made sports drama
'Tera Intezaar': Thanks CBFC for withholding 'Padmavati'
'Firangi': Light hearted, laced with humour
'Firangi': A deliriously enjoyable film even for non-Kapil fans
'S Durga': Doesn't cause any offence to anyone except perverts
'Murder on the Orient Express': Beautifully shot but fails to hook
'Thank You For Your Service': Sensitive performances outshine flaws
'Coco': Engaging and captivating
'Julie 2': A look at the murk behind the glam
'Ajji': Horrifying mirror image of poverty
'Kadvi Hawa': A timely warning about global warming
Sluggish Sulu is lifted by Vidya Balan's empathetic performance
'Justice League': Suffers from Super Heroes' fatigue
'An Insignificant Man': Significantly eulogizing
'Panchlait': A punch too late
'Tumhari Sulu': Strong performances elevate this light-hearted film
'Shaadi Mein...': Charming rom-com on cruelties of small-town alliances
'The House Next Door': Astutely mounted horror film
'The House Next Door': A shiver-giver
'Qarib Qarib Singlle': A frothy entertainer
'Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana': Wedding worth attending
'My Little Pony': Cute and colourful
'My Little Pony': Cute and colourful
'Qarib Qarib Singlle': The best travel rom-com since 'Jab We Met'
'A Bad Moms Christmas': Raunchier than its prequel
'Ittefaq': Desecrating a classic
'Ribbon': Fine performances elevate this film
'Ittefaq': A formulaic whodunit sans intrigue
'Thor: Ragnarok': Best of the three Thor films
'Ribbon': Capturing rhythms of metropolitan life
'Villain': Actors outshine the material
'Rukh' is comfortable with its stillness
'Jia Aur Jia': Old-fashioned but effective
'Rukh': Riveting with fine performances
'Mersal': Jai, Vijay (Tamil)
'Golmaal Again' Is Unbearably Unfunny
'Golmaal Again': Guffaws galore
'Secret Superstar': Leaves a sense of disappointment, dissatisfaction
'Secret Superstar': Emotionally engaging, entertaining
'Ranchi Diaries': Lacklustre chronicles
Victoria & Abdul': Bolstered by superlative performances
'Victoria and Abdul': Intriguing and odd
'Blade Runner 2049': Bleak, pointless, this film is exhausting
Child abuse gets sensitive treatment in Marathi film 'The Silence'
'Call for Fun': Frothy and raunchy entertainer
'2016 The End': Mediocre fare that ends well
'Blade Runner 2049': Tediously slow yet brutally fascinating
'Tu Hai Mera Sunday': A unexpectedly moving sunshine film
'Chef': Endearingly palate pleasing
'CRD' redefines cinema space
'Our Souls At Night': Ritesh Batra's new film is a lyrical elegiac autumnal masterpiece
'Judwaa 2': Varun shines in an unimaginative rehash
CRD': A theatrical experience on celluloid
'American Made': Visually rustic and mildly thrilling
'Spyder': Brings the thrill back into the thriller
'Bhoomi': A gory and regressive revenge saga
'Bhoomi': Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao chemistry elevates the film
'The Final Exit': A quirky engaging film
'Haseena Parkar': Fails to engage or entertain
'Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi': Painfully cliched and tedious
'Daddy': Crisp narrative with good production values
'Poster Boys': Fun in a lowbrow way
'Sameer': Performances keep narrative afloat
'Mr. Kabaadi': More crap than scrap
'Daddy': Arjun Rampal gives Arun Gawli new life
'Poster Boys': Frothy entertainer with mass appeal
'Badshaho': A Nightmare On Celluloid
'Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan': Get It Up With Ayushmann
'Vivegam': All about Ajith's stardom
'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz': Gore is a bore
'Arjun Reddy': Intense, raw and unbelievably honest
'Vivegam': Ajith shines in an underwhelming film
'Anando Brahma': Refreshing horror-comedy
'VIP 2 (Lalkar)': What's Kajol doing in a film as silly as this?
'Bareilly Ki Barfi': This Barfi is yummy to the last morsel
'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions
'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting
'Partition: 1947': Partially riveting
'Partition: 1947': Serves up delicate but powerful drama
'Dhananjoy': Must-see masterpiece on miscarriage of justice
'Spider-Man...': Dumbed-down superzero superhero film
Movie Review : 'Guest Iin London': Trite and unimpressive
Movie Review : 'Spider-Man: Homecoming': A breezy and refreshing reboot
Movie Review : 'Mom': Riveting with strong performances
'Guest In London': Paresh Rawal brings a woozy sparkle
'Mom': Sridevi shoots the ball out of the park
'The Big Sick' gets the diaspora bang-on
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Movie Review : 'Transformers: The Last Knight': Brilliantly choreographed action sequences in a convoluted plot
Movie Review :'Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha': Poorly written convoluted tale
'Okja': Emotional and politically compelling
Movie Review : 'The Big Sick': Light-hearted, heart melting rom-com
'Duvvada Jagannadham': Dangerously mixes religion, crime
'Duvvada Jagannadham': Silly, predictable but fun
'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it
'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage
'Cars 3': A delightful coming-of-age film
'Super Singh' : Diljit Dosanjh's superhero is no king
'Maragatha Naanayam': Unimaginably entertaining
'Despicable Me 3': Emotionally packed and entertaining
'Bank Chor': Yash Raj hits rock bottom with this, don't waste your time
'Bank Chor': Entertains, albeit tediously
'Phullu': Performances outshine its weak plot
'G Kutta Se': A bludgeoning masterpiece
'The Wishing Tree': All heart, but little else
'Rangoon': A familiar thriller with lots to like
'The Wishing Tree': Good intention bad execution
'Raabta': Fails to entertain, connect
'Behen Hogi Teri': A small-town peeve
'The Mummy': Action packed and middling
'Wonder Woman': Wonder Woman can't act, but she can fly
'Hanuman Da Damdaar': A modern retelling of Hanuman the great!
Konkona Sen Sharma's remarkable directorial debut in Gunj
'Dobaara - See Your Evil': A lacklustre fare
'Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru': Ludicrous from the word go
'Dear Maya': Manisha's Maya reminds of 'Khamoshi' days
'A Death in the Gunj': Layered and skilfully crafted
'Baywatch': Film has very little of Priyanka, but it's fun
'Mirror Game: Ab Khel Shuru': Surprisingly engaging
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Well written but lame
'The Lost City of Z': Low on emotional quotient
'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Misadventure on the high seas
'Sargoshiyan': Well-intended look at Kashmir as paradise
'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Familiar yet entertaining
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams': Informative, inspirational
'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' : You don't have to be a cricket fan to love the Sachin bio-pic
'Thodi Thodi Si Manmaaniyan': Simple oft-seen drama
'Sargoshiyan': Another facet of Kashmir
Half Girlfriend': A non-seasonal Valentine's Day tearjerker
'Half Girlfriend': Performances save this half-baked mush
'Hindi Medium': 'Hindi Medium' has the potential to crack the 'Baahubali' code
'Hindi Medium': Winning combo of performances, writing
'Meri Pyaari Bindu': Tedium wrapped in retro sounds
'Meri Pyaari Bindu': Frothy and engaging
'Sarkar 3': Performances keep you riveted
'Sarkar 3': Ram Gopal Varma returns to form, thanks to Amitabh Bachchan
'Loev': Not a gay film, it's an unforgettable love story
'Mantostaan': Manto's stories can't go wrong on screen
'Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2': The sheen has withered
'Mantostaan': Strong portrayal but lacks emotions
'Baahubali 2': Drama supersedes action
'Baahubali 2': Everything you expected and more
'Noor': Says so much without seeming to say anything
'Maatr': Raw and compelling
'Sonata': Shabana's Dolon will stay with you for long time
'Begum Jaan': Overdramatic and convoluted
'Begum Jaan': It's no 'Mandi', but an experience
'Fate of the Furious': Frenetic-paced and formulaic
'Power Paandi': Heart-tugging story of self-exploration
'Fast & Furious 8': A fuel-good adventure
'Aftermath': could have been a lot Of things which it isn't
'Kaatru Veliyidai': Beautiful, but messy love saga
'Blue Mountains': Uninspiring and insipid
'Going in Style': Old wine in new bottle
'Mirza Juuliet': Rustic and banal love saga
'Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana': Big fat boring wedding
'Mirza Juuliet': Raunchy, rugged and rebellious
'Mukti Bhawan': A masterpiece that dares to smile at death
'Ghost in the Shell': Lacquered but hollow
'Colossal': Stands tall conceptually
'Mukti Bhawan': Powerful and mesmerising
It's okay to be kinky at 60: Neena, Jackie aver in 'Khujli'
'Power Rangers': Action packed and entertaining
'Naam Shabana': All action sans conviction
'Poorna': Simply elevating
'Poorna': Thank you for giving us a purpose
'The Boss Baby': Refreshing and entertaining
'The Salesman': Did it really deserve Best Foreign Film Oscar?
'A Dog's Purpose': Heart warming film
'Naam Shabana': As good as 'Baby', the film grips you
'Katamarayudu' tells why Pawan Kalyan is known as Power Star
'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga
'Anaarkali of Aarah': Swara Bhaskar shines in this hard-hitting drama
'Anaarkali Of Aarah': Swara is spectacular, 'Anaarkari Of Aarah' is simply stunning
'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling
'Aa Gaya Hero': Goodbye Govinda, once it was fun
'Machine': 'Baazigar' rebooted
'Mantra': Nothing new or exciting
'Aa Gaya Hero' : Nothing but a zero
'Before I fall': Astutely handled redemption fare
'Machine': Mechanical sans heart
'Beauty and the Beast': Enchanting in its new avatar
'Trapped': Rajkummar Rao takes acting to the next level
'Mantra': Impressive look at flawed people
'Trapped': Rajkummar Rao takes bollywood acting to next level
'Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya': Badrinath's yatra is worth experiencing
'Badrinath Ki Dulhania': Frothy and cliched
'Logan': Most engaging superhero film of all times
'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai': Tedious, regressive all the way
'Commando 2...': A frothy laidback entertainer
'Rangoon': A Rudderless epic rescued by an excruciating exquisitness
'Guardians The Superheroes': Russian replica of 'X-Men' series
'Mona Darling': Convoluted and pretentious
'Rangoon': An impressively immersive film
'Split': Seriously Contrived
'Wedding Anniversary': Pretentious and shoddy
'Split': Far better than Shyamalan's recent films
'Lion': An emotionally powerful film
'Jackie': A riveting drama well told
Ghazi': War like you've never seen before
'The Ghazi Attack': Well-intended war saga
'Hidden Figures' is sanitised but disarming depiction of segregation
'The Lego Batman Movie': High on energy, low on taste
'The Ghazi Attack': Submerged in mediocrity
'Silence': A punishing masterpiece
'Moonlight': A pretentious triptych tableaux
'John Wick: Chapter 2': Action-packed and thrilling
'Irada': Good intention poorly executed
'Running Shaadi': A frothy entertainer
'Running Shaadi' keeps you smiling
'Moonlight': Emotionally shattering experience
'Hidden Figures': An easily digestible feel good film
'Si3': Suriya's Singam act falls abysmally short
'Jolly LLB 2': Akshay shines in an entertaining satire
'Rings': One of the scarce scary scare fests
'Mostly Sunny': Stunning look at Sunny Leone's lurid life
'Alif': Well-made film with a strong message
'Kung Fu Yoga': A poorly gummed up entertainer
'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter': A loud snooze fest
'Kung Fu Yoga': It's good fun
'The Great Wall': A Great Mess
'Bogan': Partly impressive, partly a letdown
'Alif': Its statement on Indian Muslims must be seen by every Indian
'The Great Wall': An affectless effect-laden extravaganza
'Kaabil': Hrithik Roshan paints every frame in glorious colours
'Raees': Nawazuddin Siddiqui redeems this flawed saga of gangsterism
'Raees': An immersive SRK entertainer
'Coffee With D': Coffee With D is fun in a ditzy way
'The Bye Bye Man': Poorly written and executed
'Ok Jaanu': Better than Mani Ratnam's original
'xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage': Deepika into Diesel gives you little fuel for thought
'Haraamkhor': A tad amateurishly mounted
'Ok Jaanu': Hackneyed and superficial
'Live By Night': An engrossing period drama
'xXx: Return of Xander Cage': Action-packed and noisy
'Haraamkhor': Nawazuddin Siddiqui makes your flesh crawl
'Khaidi No 150': A great tribute to a star
'Bairavaa': It's Vijay's show all the way
'Passengers': Remarkable for its attempt rather than success
'Passengers': A visual extravaganza
'Allied': A drama so blowdried that it feels fake
'A Monster Calls': An engaging fairytale
'Assasin's Creed': This game-changer will 'sev' the day
'Assassin's Creed': Visually impressive but fails to excite
'Barry': Vikram Gandhi's film on Obama shouldn't be missed
'Vangaveeti': a 'bloody' saga of revenge for power
'Dangal': Phogat's Sake, Can't Help Falling In Love With Dangal
'Dangal': Strong performances and Aamir expectedly shine
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'Collateral Beauty': Opposite of what nasty reviews say
'Wajah Tum Ho': A poorly conceptualised mystery drama
'Wajah Tum Ho': A monstrous absurdity of a film
'La La Land': An ode to classic romance musicals
'Hacksaw Ridge': Best anti-war film ever
'Gang of Littles': A poorly presented escapade
'Shor Se Shuruaat': Makes the right noises
'Dhruva': Ram Charan fails to impress
'Befikre': The worst Yash Raj film ever
'Befikre': A cliched entertainer
'Kahaani 2': Will break your heart, grip your senses
'Kahaani 2': Forced yet convincing
'Dear Zindagi': Lengthy life lessons sans drama
'Moh Maya Money': Complex treatment mars the experience
'Tum Bin 2': It has more than its fair share of flaws
'Force 2': Furiously forceful
'Shut In': Hollow and mediocre fare
'Desierto': Intense, brutal but incomplete!
'Rock On 2': Not rocking enough
'Chaar Sahibzaade...': Superior animation uplifts historical saga
'Dongri Ka Raja': A staid story well-told
'Rock On 2': A rocking sequel
'Ventilator': A heart warming saga
'Mr. Church': A competently made melodrama
'Trolls': Bright and cheerfully appealing
'Doctor Strange': Outlandish yet formulaic
'Mahayoddha Rama': Action-packed dynamic version
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil': Ranbir, Anushka sparkle this Diwali
'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil': Flawed nugget, like life itself
'Shivaay': A Himalayan blunder
'Shivaay': Defies gravity and conviction
'Train To Busan': Korean zombie film takes box office by storm but is it really worth it?
'Love Day: Pyar Ka Din': Tedious and uninspiring
'My Father Iqbal': Does not rise to expectations
31st October': A cathartic experience
'Train To Busan': Thrilling with meaningful lessons
'Jack Reacher...': Tom Cruise's finest film in years
'31 October': Opens up wounds that never healed
'1:13:7 Ek Tera Saath': An amateurish mishmash of genres
'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back': Desperate attempt to replicate a franchise
'Beiimaan Love': Plainly lazy filmmaking
'Motu Patlu - King of Kings': Mediocre fare for kids
'Masterminds': Insipid popcorn fare
'Anna': Like the man himself, Anna Hazare's biopic means well
'Fuddu': Big surprise in small package
'Motu Patlu': Desi animation film that kids, grown-ups can enjoy
'Ammani': Women's power
'Saat Uchakkey': Rude, raunchy, foul-mouthed and fun
'Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare': Simply appealing
'Inferno': Not at all towering
'The Girl on the Train': A fulfilling murder mystery
'Remo': Skirts vulgarity, emerges a leggy winner
'Remo': Entertains but not charming enough
'Devi': Delightfully refreshing horror-comedy
'Tutak Tutak Tutiya': A two-hour ordeal
'Tutak Tutak Tutiya': Refreshingly funny
'Miss Peregrine's Home...' is Tim Burton's playground
'Mirzya': Pretentious and uninspiring
'Mirzya': A visual and emotional feast
'Queen of Katwe': Wows with simplicity
'Storks': Cutest animation film this year
'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story': Sushant is brilliant, the film is not
'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story': Chugs along touching right nerve
'Bridget Jones's Baby' a sassy bore
'Days of Tafree': Flighty and Frivolous
'Banjo': tedious, but brave
'Storks': Far from appealing
'Banjo': Earnest but cliche ridden
'The Magnificent Seven': A rehash of an oft-seen plot
'Bridget Jones's Baby': A mixed bag of inherent comedy
'Parched': Does not quench your thirst completely
'Parched' is much more than a film
'The Shallows' not a great survival drama Like '127 Hours'
'Robinson Crusoe': The animation is a delectable treat
'Raaz Reboot': This secret is best left untold
'Robinson Crusoe': Lame and unexciting
'Pink': A modern masterpiece
'The Shallows': Visually appealing, but predictable
'The Light Between The Oceans': Old-fashioned tear jerker
'Pink': Amitabh elevates powerful message-based film
'Sully' is Clint Eastwood's best
'Freaky Ali': More About Goofing Than Golf
'Freaky Ali': Crime-cum-sports flick brimming with mass appeal
'Baar Baar Dekho': Unique concept robust performances
Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace' is eminently skip-worthy
'Akira': Fails to tap Sonakshi's heroic stature
'Akira': Ace performances with a strong story
'Yeh Toh Two Much Ho Gayaa': Too much and tedious
'Don't Breathe': An immersive horror film
'Skiptrace': A worn-out pot boiler
'Island City': Delightful depiction Of Urban despair
'Mechanic: Resurrection': Makes 'A Flying Jatt' look like 'Mughal-e-Azam'
'Mechanic Resurrection': Fails to rise
'Missing On A Weekend' is a surprise thriller
'A Flying Jatt': An agonising shtick
'Waarrior Savitri': Ineffective and unimpressive
'Nine Lives': A light family entertainer
NEIFW: A celebration of northeast Indian weavers, designers' union
'Ben-Hur': This remake is epic in every sense
'War Dogs': A dark, on-the-fence comedy
'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' makes you happy
'Ben-Hur': A grand epic but not a classic
'UnIndian': A Trite Cliché-Ridden Indo-Australian Romance
'Pete's Dragon': A truly magical tale
'UnIndian': Frothy and watchable
'Mohenjo Daro': A feast for the senses
'Mohenjo Daro': Magnum opus that leaves you wanting
'Rustom': Akshay Kumar redeems this crime thriller
'Rustom': Intriguing but not engaging
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'...Michael Mishra': Animation film masquerading as feature
'Bourne' appetit, 'Jason Bourne' serves up quite a dish
'Suicide Squad' is strictly for DC fans only
'Fever': A painfully convoluted film
'Budhia Singh - Born To Run': Incredible tale, honestly told
'Budhia Singh...': Must see for every Indian
'Chauthi Koot': Stuns without trying
'Jason Bourne': Flimsy plot with stylised action
Chauthi Koot: Good performances with a contrived plot
'Dishoom': Most fast-paced Bollywood bromance in recent times
The BFG: Playfully spellbinding
'Dishoom': Stylised action and entertainment
'The BFG': Spielberg's magic will overpower you
'Bad Moms': Entertains you with raunchy humour
Ghostbusters: Enjoyable but not spooky enough
'Madaari': A heartbreaking wake-up call
'Lights Out': Fades even even before it settles
'Kabali': Elaborate but plain, fails to live up to hype
'Kabali': All style, no fire
'Star Trek Beyond': Repackaged with technical finesse
'Kabali': Rajinikanth rocks
'M- Cream': Interesting but pretentious
'Madaari': Powerful and thought provoking
'Great Grand Masti': Nothing great or grand about this 'masti'
'Ice Age: Collision Course': A thawed escapade
'Great Grand Masti': Adult humour overload
'The Secret Life of Pets': Simple, funny and entertaining
'Sultan': Towers over you emotionally
'Sultan': Salman's 'Raging Bull' act is a blockbuster
'The Legend Of Tarzan': Light on adventure
'Shorgul': More noise than substance
'Kerry on Kutton': Of cuss words and crassness
'Fireflies in the Abyss' : A spotlight In the darkness
'Junooniyat': A stupid love story
'A Scandall': Confused narrative
'Independence Day: Resurgence': Disastrous disaster film
'Junooniyat': Nothing to be obsessed about
'Independence Day: Resurgence': Staid and worn out
'Raman Raghav 2.0': Nawazuddin, Vicky make chilling statement
Amma Kannaku: A soulless remake
'Raman Raghav 2.0': Cleverly crafted, compelling
'7 Hours To Go': A promise not delivered
'Rough Book': Blatant and insightful
'Now You See Me 2': Don't see it
'Udta Punjab' has moments of redemption and enlightenment
'Luv U Alia': Alia Bhatt should sue its makers
'Awake - The Life of Yogananda': Strictly for the Yogi's followers
'Finding Dory': Visually delightful, fairly entertaining
'Udta Punjab': Soars high with performances
'Dhanak': Magical, Endearing, Charming, Heartwarming And More
'Now You See Me 2' not captivating enough
Dwayne Johnson'Central Intelligence' is fun, frothy, refreshing
'Dhanak' a sunshine film
'The Conjuring 2' is intriguing but not terrifying
'Do Lafzon...': Kajal, Randeep add spark to this Korean remake
'Do Lafzon Ki Kahani': A Randeep Hooda canvas
'TE3N' has riveting plot with strong performances
Big B, Nawazuddin, Vidya lend heft to 'TE3N'
'Warcraft' is strictly for fans of the video game
'Me Before You' touches the right emotional chord
'Housefull 3': Nothing salvages this pathetic comedy except Akshay Kumar
'Teenage Mutant...': Most engaging superhero film in recent times
'Housefull 3': Packed with quirky characters, crass gags
'Thithi': Ground-breaking, rule-bending masterpiece
'The Nice Guys': Humorously captivating
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...': Narrative lost in tech-heavy display
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'Alice Through The Looking Glass': A visual extravaganza
'Fredrick': Complex and disappointing
'Waiting': Naseer, Kalki add heft to this homage to humanism
'The Angry Birds Movie': Colourful and engaging
'Veerappan': Brilliant camerawork engages you
'Phobia': Real and Palpable
'The Angry Birds Movie' leaves you more annoyed than angry
'Waiting': Actors rule the roost
'Kaptaan' loses the plot
'Sarbjit' is a gem
'X-Men: Apocalypse': Complicated, unexciting fare
'Sarbjit': Immerses You Emotionally
'U Turn': Flat and routine
'Criminal': Underrated piece of cinema
'Buddha in a Traffic Jam': Good intention, bad execution
'Pencil': A thriller that hardly thrills
'Criminal': Complex, but has strong performances
'Azhar': A poor innings of half truths
Good performances keep 'Dear Dad' afloat
'Money Monster' engages, but not seriously
'Pele: Birth of a Legend': Elementary yet inspirational
'Zorawar' suffers from fluctuating plotline
'24': Tiresome time travel tripe with likeable performance by Suriya
'One Night Stand': Not hard hitting enough
'1920 London': More funny than scary
'24': Truly ambitious
Traffic' is watchable for its terrific cast
'One Night Stand' conveys colours of hope, desire
'Traffic' crawls on emotional route
'Captain America: Civil War': A purposeless fantasy
'Baaghi': Sincere but lacklustre
'Shortcut Safari' is a shoddy escapade
Tiger's mean moves apart, Baaghi' is a dud
'Sarrainodu' - Strictly for the masses
'Laal Rang': Randeep Hooda nails it in this bloody battle
'Nil Battey Sanatta': Swara Bhaskar shines as a mother dreaming big dreams
'Nil Battey Sannata': Light hearted yet hard hitting
'Santa Banta Pvt Ltd' - A dud company
'Laal Rang': A hard-hitting story told well
'Fan': Insightful and thrilling
'Fan': Shah Rukh Khan's best in years
'Before I Wake': Unhurriedly slow scare tease
'Sardaar Gabbar Singh': A case of Gabbar meets Chulbul
'Love Games': More watchable than other films of Bhatts
'Demolition' fails to impress
'The Jungle Book': Extraordinary in the truest sense
'Sardaar Gabbar Singh': Entertaining, but lazily written
'Love Games': Dangerously manipulative
'The Jungle Book': Visually breathtaking
'The Blueberry Hunt': Lost in transit
'Ki & Ka': Refreshingly fun, endearing
'Kung Fu Panda 3': Strictly for kids
'Thozha': Perfect concoction of bromance, drama and fun
'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice': Superheroes fail to enthrall
'Rocky Handsome': Convincing action, low on emotions
'Norm of the North': Fails to entertain beyond a point
'Bus 657': A simulated, formulaic journey (IANS Review, Rating: **)
'Tera Surroor': An abysmal attempt
'Global Baba': A true Indian phenomenon
‘Jai Gangaajal’: A filmmaker’s attempt to purify the system (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
'Zubaan': An inspiring tale of self-discovery (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ***1/2)
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'Rhythm': Misses the beat (IANS Review, Rating: *1/2)
'Bollywood Diaries': Tale of unrequited dreams (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)
'Carol': A manicured melodrama (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
'Tere Bin Laden: Wanted Dead or Alive' - A convoluted no-brainer
'Aligarh': Hauntingly evocative (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)
‘Sanam Re’: Amateurish romantic mishmash
'Fitoor': No 'great' expectations from this adaptation
'Mastizaade': Crude, crass, unimpressive
'Irudhi Suttru': Packs a punch with solid performances
'Saala Khadoos': Clearly a champ
'Chhota Bheem...': An exciting escapade for its young audience
'Bajirao Mastani' - A visually captivating masterpiece
'Dilwale' - SRK wows in this formulaic saga
'Tamasha' - Visually bright, but low on entertainment
'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' - This Prem backfires
'Shaandaar': Avant-garde gone awry

 

 

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