Searching movie review: The film’s observations into the constantly logged-in worlds we live in, our vicarious interest in the tragedies of others, and our greedy need to insinuate ourselves into them, are timely.
Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se movie review: In this installment, taglined ‘Phir Se’, even the half-hearted guffaws, which we managed in the first two, have dried up. The jokes are so lame that they are practically invisible.
Shraddha Kapoor’s part is a bit risible, but she has some breathy moments with Rajkummar Rao. Rao, whose Bicky seems like an extension of his Bareilly Ki Barfi avatar, carries the film.
While nudging us to rethink what we think when we hear 'Alpha', there is another story at the heart of the film. It is about the beginning of a beautiful friendship, one of the few things to have endured 20,000 years later: between man and dog.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi review: Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi has just a few places where you crack a smile, especially when you see Jassi Gill as the Chinese-speaking ‘desi’ trying to help his country-folk out.
Genius movie review: The film is Anil Sharma’s son’s debut feature. In the film, which comes from an old-time masala filmmaker who coated everything with a thick layer of loud, shouty patriotism, Utkarsh gets to do what heroes of the 70s and 80s build their careers on.
Lakshmi movie review: If the audience wants to see a bunch of lovable kids dancing their heart out, they can do it in the comfort of their homes.
Mile 22 movie review: Iko Uwais holds his own despite the star power, muscular presence, and the amateur geopolitical chatter of old-hand Mark Wahlberg.
Merku Thodarchi Malai review: Merku Thodarchi Malai is an honest portrayal of a livelihood that had begun to become extinct. Lenin’s honesty translates into no-frill cinema -- it doesn’t go out of its way to ‘entertain’ you.
Echcharikkai movie review: Some of the plot transgressions, so glaringly two-dimensional, are further hampered by some done and dusted clichés.
Kolamaavu Kokila movie review: While the references to Breaking Bad are quite obvious, Kolamaavu Kokila has a lot working in her favour. The film takes its stereotypes and delightfully subverts them on all counts, thus pushing the film into a place of constant irony.
Geetha Govindam movie review: What's refreshing about writer-director Parasuram's approach to this romantic-comedy is the way he has handled the leading man.
What makes Gold worth a watch, despite some problems, are the flashes of well-done humour, the skirmishes between the players, and the rousing finale.
Satyamev Jayate movie review: We can get why John Abraham is in this film: he’s done this kind of movie before, and this looks like an extension, but what possessed the excellent Manoj Bajpayee, who can lift a film just by his presence, to do this?
Pyaar Prema Kaadhal review: Harish Kalyan and Raiza Wilson starrer Pyaar Prema Kaadhal isn’t perfect. The film felt too ‘wannabe’ at a few places. But these are very minor grouses for a film that gets most of the things right.
The Spy Who Dumped Me movie review: While Mila Kunis is an actor with good comic timing of her own, it's Kate McKinnon who walks away with the film.
Christopher Robin movie review: Christopher Robin does nothing special, and reduces its characters uniformly to more or less unidimensional figures.
Even Kamal Haasan can’t rise above the shockingly inept script, which he rescues only in a few places, when his trademark intelligent, wry self-awareness manages to kick in. The rest can be safely ignored.
Goodachari movie review: The big problem of Goodachari is that the story and screenplay have been arm-twisted to serve Adivi Sesh's fantasies of playing a stylish spy character. The result is we have a good-looking movie but no basic emotion to keep us invested.
Mulk Movie Review and Rating: Any film that does not demonize, that talks of peace and brotherhood, in these dark, cynical times, is to be lauded. Mulk is Anubhav Sinha’s best film, and it concerns us all.