Kingsman The Golden Circle movie review: With drugs, piano and one kick-ass scene for recreation, at least Elton John is clearly having fun in this Matthew Vaughn directorial.
Haseena Parkar movie review: Shraddha Kapoor manages the young wife-and-mother part well enough, but her transition to the other side is never fully realized: she appears to be speaking her lines to order and the cheek-pads to add flesh to her jowls, and the deliberately heavier voice, is all put on.
Bhoomi movie review: Sanjay Dutt's face is kept in close-up for much of the film, and there is still power in it. This is an actor who can explode off the screen, given the right story. Maybe he needs something better told to vent his anger.
Parava movie review: Dulquer Salmaan, Shane Nigam, Zinil Zainudeen and others have done a great job in this Soubin Shahir directorial debut. Dulquer is seen in an extended cameo in the film produced by Amal Neerad.
Jai Lava Kusa movie review: First and major reason not to give Jai Lava Kusa a miss this weekend is the fact that for the first time fans will get to see Jr NTR play a triple role. Jr NTR has excelled at performing all three roles, while effortlessly switching between Jai, Lava and Kusa showing the stark contract in their characters.
Newton movie review: It’s rare that an Indian film uses dark comedy to make its points so effectively. ‘Newton’ could also, just as easily, have been called A Day In The Life Of The World’s Largest, Most Complex Democracy. Or, The Great Indian Electoral Circus. Rajkummar Rao is enjoying a purple patch.
American Assassin movie review: A better film would have done something with the fact that the man Mitch and Hurley end up fighting is a product of the very system that sets people like them out into the world, to ask no questions and do all the bidding. However, American Assassin has little time for such ruminations
Lucknow Central movie review: It is the supporting cast which is spot on, especially Rajesh Sharma and Deepak Dobriyal. But more than anything else, it is the mawkish sentimentality which overcomes the story-telling.
Simran movie review: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut drives from the front seat, keeping her feet firmly on the accelerator, and everyone else in the cast follows.
Magalir Mattum movie review: Magalir Mattum is a film about three college friends who meet each other after a long period. Directed by Bramma, the film stars Oorvasi, Bhanupriya, Saranya Ponvannan and Jyothika.
Thupparivaalan movie review: Mysskin's 'Thupparivaalan' is heavily indebted to Sherlock Holmes series in terms of its settings. The director has been unapologetic in borrowing the characters from the world famous detective series and has tried to make them his own.
One Heart: The AR Rahman Concert Film review: The documentary hardly moves away from the stage, where some of the brightest minds in the world of music are at work exploring the various possibilities and delivering more enthralling versions of Rahman's evergreen songs.
IT movie review: What saves the film from collapsing is the acting by the children, who are effortlessly natural, whether they are just being boys or just being scared kids. As the object of their combined admiration, but with horrors of her own Lillis is both boldly aware and heartbreakingly fragile.
Sameer movie review: Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, whom we’ve seen earlier this year in Tubelight, makes a meal of his young college student forced into a difficult situation not of his making.
Poster Boys movie review: Whenever the plot feels like it, it picks up on Sunny Deol’s punchy dialogues from his past films. This really tired device only serves to remind us of a time when Sunny made watchable films.
Daddy movie review: The Arjun Rampal starrer has a thickly-populated circuitous plot, which goes back and forth in time, which comes in the way of a solid crime thriller cum study of the making of a gangster.
Adam Joan movie review: The film helmed by Jinu Abraham starring Prithviraj, Bhavna and Narein looks beautiful on screen. But the picturesque visuals isn’t backed with a story that is as engaging.
Puriyatha Puthir movie review: Puriyatha Puthir stars Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie. Directed by debutante Ranjith Jeyakodi, it has music scored by Sam C.S. While Vijay Sethupathi is brilliant, the movie could have been so much more.
Pullikkaran Staraa movie review: The director could have done without the 'Tapp Tapp' song and an accident sequence that add no value to an already stretched out narration. Mammootty's Pullikkaran Staraa is not the film we were hoping to watch this Onam.
Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela movie review: When someone has a strong story to tell, it depends on the director to make the film in such a way that it connects with the audience. Althaf Salim has managed to do that beautifully.
Paisa Vasool movie review: There are certain movies that should never see the light of day. This Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Vikramjeet Virk, Musskan Sethi, Kyra Dutt, Kabir Bedi, Alok Jain and Prudhviraj starrer is one such film.
Velipadinte Pusthakam movie review: The Malayalam film, starring Mohanlal, Anoop Menon, Anna Rajan, Siddique and Salim Kumar among others, has its moments but it doesn't give us enough reasons to sit through this 157 minutes of drama.
Baadshaho movie review: The women in the film are decorative. Ileana D’Cruz is togged out in regal chiffons, one of which remain spotless through the long proceedings. Esha Gupta’s role (she hangs out with the three 'khazana chors') seems to have been created simply to include a second pretty face.
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan movie review: This comedy of middle-class-Dilli-manners-and-mores suffers from a sit-com flatness. And when everything is meant to make us laugh, you can quite easily deflect attention from the main premise. The Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar film resists the temptation to tart up the ordinary, which is the best part: no one’s calling attention quirky, everyone is real.
Qaidi Band movie review: More realism would have made this a film we could have believed in. But we do take away the young faces with us, especially Anya Singh whose bright-eyed earnestness is wholly convincing. She is a real find.
The Dark Tower movie review: Matthew McConaughey, as the source of the evil that stands contrary to all such good things, slithers through the film in clothes as slick as his gelled hair, and a face that is tanned leather. Some things remain constant, even in multiverse.
The Hitman's Bodyguard movie review: In parts, and very small parts, the banter between Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, two indisputably charismatic actors, is funny and makes you forget a lot else that is going around them.
A Gentleman movie review: Sidharth Malhotra who helms this enterprise plays a good guy who can also be bad. Now while the handsome Sidharth is perfectly pitched as the 'sundar’ and 'susheel’ fella of the title, he isn’t quite as convincing in his ‘risky’ avatar.
Babumoshai Bandookbaaz movie review: Nawaz is fully immersed in his role; as is Goswami. The banter between Babu and Banke makes you smile. And then you are back to the film playing out the beats of the genre. It’s all there, but we’ve seen it all, or variations of it, before.
Sniff movie review: What an absolutely lovely premise for a film crafted for children, which adults can potentially also enjoy. But Amole Gupte, who gave us the delightful Stanley Ka Dabba, falters with this one, because of a slack plot and treatment.
Vivegam movie review: The film has good music, good visuals, high-voltage action sequences, picturesque landscapes and beautiful faces. Also add heartwarming moments between the characters of Ajith and Kajal Aggarwal to the list. Ajith and Siva get full marks for their efforts.
Ghalib Asad Bhopali’s lyrics avoid any banality or touch of truism, reminding us of his father Asad Bhopali’s immortal work. Overall, the album is a fine mix and Dagaonkar a crucial element in the upcoming musical arc of Bollywood.
Anando Brahma movie review: We have seen most of the paranormal activities of Anando Brahma in many other films in the past. The template has remained the same for movies in the horror-comedy genre. And Anando Brahma is no exception.
Viceroy's House movie review: The film wisely declares 'history is written by the victors'. The above Churchill 'factoid' is taken from a little-known book by a former Indian diplomat, Narendra Singh Sarila, who was once a junior member of Mountbatten's staff.
Bareilly Ki Barfi movie review: Rajkummar Rao blows away the weaknesses of this film with his consummate act, playing the timid 'chota shehari' on the one hand, and the loud 'rangbaaz' on the other. He sweetens the pot, and makes up for the rest of it.
Annabelle Creation movie review: The movie has a desolate house, orphans, nun, a mysterious woman behind a curtain, a forbidden door, a scarecrow, a barn, a basement, a chair lift, a lift hidden behind a wall, a well, and lots and lots of dolls.