Badhaai Ho movie review: Badhaai Ho doesn’t quite know what it wants us to do more, laugh or cry. And parts of the film sink into sitcom flatness, especially when Sikri overdoes her grumpy ‘saas’ act, though some of her lines are laugh-out-loud.
It is not the story that stands out in Vada Chennai. It is how beautifully Vetrimaaran has captured the lifestyle of a place, which is so close and yet so far away from the advancement of modern civilization.
A Star is Born movie review: This film belongs to Lady Gaga, who outshines, outsparkles and, of course, outsings her way to a smashing film debut. Cooper seems to acknowledge that by giving her this platform, and yet not enough.
First Man movie review: It's Ryan Gosling himself whom Neil Armstrong may have approved of. Gosling also efficiently navigates the various roles expected of him.
Fryday movie review: No one seems to have the first idea of what to do, apart from going around in circles, and spouting dialogue which is meant to be funny but instead fries your brain.
Helicopter Eela movie review: Helicopter Eela is so saddled with banal story-telling, stretched sub-plots and exaggerated performances, including and especially from the lead actress, that it never really takes off.
Tumbbad movie review: Debutant director Rahi Anil Barve has a distinct voice. Tumbbad is a gorgeous looking, intriguing morality tale which both entrances and repulses: it’s not something I will forget.
Aravindha Sametha movie review: Jr NTR plays his role with a notable maturity that is gained through many films over the course of 18 years. He gives a strong performance when he breaks down following the death of his father.
Kayamkulam Kochunni movie review: Writers Bobby and Sanjay could have made the film more dark and gritty, instead of making it a simple black-and-white story told in broad strokes.
Crazy Rich Asians, as the buzz has been saying for quite some time now, is not to be judged by those standards. What it brings to the big screen is the first all-Asian cast in a big Hollywood production since Joy Luck Club more than 20 years ago.
Michelle Yeoh as Eleanor, the stern matriarch of the Young family, is quite credible, aware at all times about the hard battle she has waged to be accepted too, and the thin foundation on which this rests.
The good-looking and talented Tom Hardy, who should be a walk-in for this role, inhabits it half-heartedly as an unshaven, unwashed reporter who botches the one investigation any newsman with half his credentials would know how to approach.
Vijay Deverakonda plays his role with a swag and Nassar stands out with his performance as a corrupt politician. Mehreen Pirzada is nearly non-existent.
Loveyatri movie review: While you are waiting for the time to pass, and it does with torturous slowness, you ask the obvious question: if the leading man wasn’t Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, would an entire film be made just to launch him?
Tabu is marvelous, Sriram Raghavan finally having created a fitting role for this uber-talented actress, whom we really should be seeing much more of. Ayushmann Khurrana is wonderful, too, sinking into his part.
96 movie review: Vijay Sethupathi sails through the film effortlessly in his role and Trisha also aces her performance as a married woman who can't stop indulging in emotional infidelity.
Peppermint movie review: It's hard not to fall for Jennifer Garner. What else are those deep, deep dimples for? But Peppermint does it for you.
A lesser comic than Rowan Atkinson would have let this film down. But in his hands, in Lacy's uncomplainingly brave sidekick act, in Thompson's charming turn as the clueless PM heading into what shall remain the most-disastrous G12 Summit ever, and in the film's running theme of old school vs new tech, Johnny English does strike again.
The only trouble with the Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan's Sui Dhaaga is its total predictability: you know what’s coming miles before the characters do.
Village Rockstars movie review: As a coming-of-age-story alone, Village Rockstars is a beauty. As a one-woman-enterprise, the film is a marvel. Das has single-handedly created this film: written, filmed, directed, produced and edited it.