Chhichhore Review: The film is a winner all the way

Review BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY (05:42)  Movie: Chhichhore Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma; Direction: Nitesh Tiwari; Rating: *** & 1/2 (three and a half stars) “Chhichhore” is an obvious, all-round winner. It is a fun film with a not-too-complicated message, which fulfils the primary Bollywood objective of pleasing crowds. Despite riding clich’s, it is […]

Saaho Review: Prabhas’ big bang theory goes bust

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY Film: “Saaho”, Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor; Direction: Sujeeth; Rating: ** (2 stars) The big bang theory of Indian mainstream cinema is often best applied with a South Indian dash, “Saaho” tries reiterating that fact. Although Prabhas’ latest blinds you with the spectacular polish of a Hollywood action blockbuster, it is intrinsically a […]

‘Mission Mangal’: Ordinary film about an extraordinary feat

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY Film: “Mission Mangal”; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari; Nithya Menen, Sharman Joshi; H.G. Dattatreya; Direction: Jagan Shakti; Rating: **& 1/2 (two and half stars) Going to Mars is about as much of a challenge as chomping on a Mars chocolate bar — at least, that’s the […]

Batla House’: Facts messed up by fiction

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY (18:20) Movie: “Batla House”; Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishen; Direction: Nikkhil Advani; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and half stars) In various interviews, the “Batla House” team has declared that their film is an attempt to seek definite answers to questions that still remain, regarding the alleged Batla House encounter in […]

Super 30 Review: ‘Super 30’ is an outstanding inspirational tale

Film: “Super 30”; Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Shrivastava; Director: Vikas Bahl; Rating: **** 1/2 (4 and a half stars). Review By: Subhash K Jha “Super 30” is magnificent survivor of a film. It survives Hrithik Roshan’s atrocious “Bihari” accent, probably picked from one of the many Lalu Yadav skits on the […]

Kabir Singh is Shahid Kapoor’s canvas – Kabir Singh Movie Review

Kabir Singh Movie Review: By Troy Ribeiro  Film: “Kabir Singh” Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Arjun Bawa, Suresh Oberoi, Kamini Kaushal, Nikita Dutta, Soham Majumdar Rating: ***1/2 A Hindi remake of the popular Telegu film “Arjun Reddy”, director Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s “Kabir Singh”, is the story of an academically brilliant medical […]

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai Review: A watchable satire

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai Review by Troy Ribeiro Film: “Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?” Director: Soumitra Ranade Cast: Nandita Das, Saurabh Shukla, Manav Kaul, Kishore Kadam, Atul Kale Rating: *** Review By: Troy Ribeiro Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai Review In 1980, Saeed Akhtar Mirza had directed a […]

Tashkent Files Movie Review: A well-researched and potent movie

Tashkent Files Movie Review by Troy Ribeiro Film: “Tashkent Files” Director: Vivek Agnihotri Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Shweta Basu Prasad, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi, Rajesh Sharma, Vinay Pathak, Pankaj Tripathi, Vishwa Mohan Badola, Prakash Belawadi, Achint Kaur, Prashant Gupta Rating: *** Reviewed by: TROY RIBEIRO Tashkent Files Movie Review –  Based on true incidents, […]

Film Notebook is Salman Khan’s purest ode to love

Film: Notebook Starring: Pranutan Behl, Zaheer Iqbal Director: Nitin Kakkar Rating: ****(4 stars) Review By: Subhash K. Jha  It is significant that Salman Khan is a producer on the tenderest most lyrical love story of his career. Salman has repeatedly expressed his version to physical love on screen, PDA at its most public if you […]

Subhash K Jha writes about movie review of The Least Of These

Film: ‘The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story’ Starring: Sharman Joshi, Stephen Baldwin Director: Aneesh Daniels Rating: ****(4 stars) Review: Subhash K Jha From the outset of this profoundly moving though flawed recreation of the ghastly Graham Staines murder, the director and his writer Andrew Matthews, make it very clear to us whose side […]

Movie Review of Junglee, directed by Chuck Russell

Film: “Junglee” Director: Chuck Russell Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Makarand Deshpande, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi, Vishwanath Chatterjee Rating: **1/2 Action-thrillers like “Junglee” are God-sent to skilled actors looking for a chance to cut loose and have fun. From the looks of it, Vidyut Jammwal as Raj has a grand time playing the […]