Indrajith movie review: There is an air of innocence that Gautham Karthik has that increases his charm on-screen. But I really hope the young actor chooses better scripts.
Coco movie review: Like many animations before it, Coco is about finding yourself while never losing sight of your family. Disney finds a way to tell this story differently, in an un-American setting.
Murder on the Orient Express movie review: The film is all about Kenneth Branagh, his improvisations, and his morality take on a place and time far removed from the present.
Kadvi Hawa movie review: The film starring Sanjai Mishra and Ranvir Shorey is about climate change and the plight of farmers who get affected by it.
Julie 2 has some good actors showing up to collect pay cheques. For the benefit of the likes of Aditya Srivastava and Pankaj Tripathi, not forgetting Rati Agnihotri, we hope they were hefty.
Aksar 2 movie review: This sequel to 2006 film Aksar has Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Zareen Khan and Mohit Madaan in lead roles. S Sreesanth is also set for a new innings in Bollywood with Aksar 2.
Justice League movie review: The film's smartest move is to recognise that Gal Gadot is the beating heart of this enterprise.
An Insignificant Man movie review: From a tax officer to a protestor, to an activist, to a reluctant rookie politician, to winning an election, and to becoming the chief minister of New Delhi, the film is the journey of Arvind Kejriwal, and his AAP.
Helmed by H Vinoth, the film stars Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh. Theeran Adhigaram Ondru delivers what it promises and packs quite a neat punch in most places. Here is our review.
Tumhari Sulu movie review: Vidya Balan channels her distinctive voice and full-bellied laughter to invest Sulu with real warmth. Equally wonderful is Manav Kaul as her husband.
Qarib Qarib Singlle’s beating heart is Parvathy (the lead actor of the terrific Malayalam film Take Off). She is such a breath of fresh air, such a break from the dressed up dolls of Bollywood.
A Bad Moms Christmas movie review: The Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Susan Sarandon starrer ends up resolving mother-daughter conflicts through some very cliched characters and very cliched solutions.
Ippadai Vellum movie review: Helmed by Gaurav Narayanan, Ippadai Vellum stars Udhayanidhi Stalin, Manjima Mohan, Daniel Balaji and Soori among others. Produced by Lyca, the film has music by D Imman. The film works as it is predominantly smart in its treatment of commercial elements.
Aramm movie review: While Nayanthara remains in forefront of the action fast developing, the narration does not deviate from its straight path to meet the approval of her star status.
The plot points in Nenjil Thunivirunthal reminded me about two other recent hits. It talks about the medical industry (Don’t have to tell you which recent movie did that, do I?) and there’s a love track between the best friend Mahesh (Vikranth) and the sister.
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana movie review: The plot looks straight out of the 80s, with its implausible 'revenge' theme, the characters who look 'seedha' but are totally 'ulta', and a leading lady who is presented as a modern, thinking girl, but is given very little agency or a mind of her own.
Vizhithiru movie review: The Vidharth-Sai Dhansikaa film tries to document what happens during one fateful night, connecting several otherwise unrelated characters. The idea must have sounded fascinating on paper; a car ride which all characters incidentally end up being part of.
Aval movie review: Judging by the standards of horror films made in the Tamil film industry, Aval has set a new benchmark. It doesn't unwantedly exploit religious beliefs or use sub-standard special effects or melodrama.
Ittefaq movie review: The film manages to sustain itself post that dreaded interval, the one thing that can sink mysteries. In fact, there’s more briskness and confidence in the way the all the characters come across, and very little time is wasted as we go along.
Ribbon movie review: Nice to see man and woman working, and dealing with stuff that happens post-marriage: all the messy, irritating stuff that has not been part of the happily-ever-after Bollywood landscape. Kalki Koechlin leaves a mark as a harried professional.
Unlike its underwhelming predecessors, Thor: Ragnarok, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Cate Blanchett, is refreshing, fun and certainly the funniest film to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kalathur Gramam movie review: The major drawback of Kalathur Gramam is that are parts which aren't presented as well as the rest. The film's second especially feels longer that it needs to be giving it an air of a docu-drama. It has its part of clichés as well but the finer etched moment take you by surprise.
Geostorm movie review: Geostorm talks about a desert called 'Registan' in Afghanistan. Much, much later, the film ventures towards Mumbai as the world is collapsing only to show a distraught slum boy trying to save a street dog (where have you seen that before?).
Villain review: Villain, starring Mohanlal as the protagonist, has some well written and well-shot scenes that establish the mood of the character. Mohanlal is convincing as a dejected copy, who is stuck in the past and looking for a reason to continue living.
Rukh movie review: There’s a somberness to the way this chronicle of a death unfolds, which holds your attention. Some scenes sit heavily, though. And if you are an alert viewer, you will figure out what happened much before the big reveal.
Jia aur Jia movie review: One Jia is quiet and broody, the other is bright and chirpy. One chokes and splutters, the other smokes and drinks. One wears six inch stilletoes and flouncy chiffons, the other short shorts and cool singlets. On a rugged road trip.
Tabul is an unexpected pleasure, and lifts Golmaal Again. This a series which looks like it’s never going to end, and Shetty has the formula pat after all these iterations. I do hope Tabu becomes a fixture in the future Golmaals.
You don't go to watch a Ravi Teja film, which is directed by Anil Ravipudi, expecting a Nayakan. It's only fair that we judge his latest offering, Raja The Great, by the standards of mindless entertainers.
Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 movie review: Everything about Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 screams half-heartedness. The film meanders through each plot point without much clarity. The film is shoddily shot that gives an amateurish effect. With an already slow screenplay, the excessive use of slow-motion further dampens the pace.
Meyaadha Maan movie review: Meyaadha Maan characters speak a language of raw, imperfect honesty that is endearing. We have our ‘Idhayam Murali’ (Vaibhav Reddy) who is a stage performer. (The professions our Kollywood heroes pursue these days are definitely becoming more interesting: A fireman, A funeral organiser and now a stage singer.)
Mersal movie review: Atlee has not just exploited Vijay's stardom to deliver a flamboyant crowd-pleaser (which he did in Theri already) but has fleshed out an interesting script that plays up the best onscreen traits of the actor.
Aamir Khan shows up as the out-of-flavour musician Shakti Kumaarr, all tight animal-printed Ts and crotch-hugging jeans, and while his I’m-so-irresistible strutting schtick starts off funny, you wish he had more to do.
Ranchi Diaries movie review: Sattwik Mohanty's directorial comes off as a random assemblage of scenes-- in forests (that’s where the ‘Naxals’ live), a large mansion (that’s where the bad guy stays), police chowkis, and a crumbling building which is meant to house a bank.
Blade Runner 2049 movie review: You will walk away impressed from 2049, mesmerised by its reimagining of Earth, delivered by the multiple Oscar-nominee cinematographer Roger Deakins. But you probably won't care much for this cold, radioactive, and fairly heartless, Earth.
Chef movie review: Saif Ali Khan's film has some interesting flavours. But 'Chef' feels derivative, and is a late coming of age tale of Peter-Pan-like adults. And that's got to do with the uneven writing. It is a good-looking film, with good-looking people only.
A bold attempt, Bejoy Nambiar-Dulquer Salmaan's Solo works at places and fails to translate the grandeur in thought on to the screen continuously. The film is, however, visually enticing with a lot of small references painstakingly woven into the tales. Here's our review.
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