Junga movie review: Had Junga focused more on the ‘Ezhai, Kanja Don’, it would have been thoroughly enjoyable. Instead it becomes a product of something that the film itself criticises at a point.
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 movie review: It’s a crowded film, and several characters get short shrift: Soha Ali Khan, as the permanently inebriated ‘second wife’ of Saheb, is blink-and-miss. There’s too much scatter-shot action, with the plot all over the place.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation movie review: All said and done, as Dracula himself puts it, a cruise is nothing but a hotel on water. And it's about time this film checked out of one.
Koode movie review: Prithviraj is convincing as a person who has experienced unspeakable abuse. I liked the way Anjali has handled Parvathy's character. Even as she doesn't get a lot of speaking lines, Sophie's reactions tell a lot without saying anything.
Skyscraper movie review: Rawson Marshall Thurber is more intent on showcasing Dwayne Johnson’s indisputable superhuman, but also much exposed, talents.
Dhadak review: The Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor film has neither requisite drama nor authenticity. Dhadak doesn’t work, not as an official copy of Sairat, nor as a standalone Bollywood romance.
Soorma movie review: Diljit Dosanjh as Sandeep Singh is spot on. And that is the film’s biggest triumph. Whenever Dosanjh is on screen, we are with him.
Neerali movie review: Malayalam superstar Mohanlal gives a convincing performance as a person constantly swinging between hope and despair.
Ant-Man and the Wasp movie review: Having delivered a surprise hit with 2015 film Ant-Man, director Peyton Reed again banks on the fact that the biggest strength of his Marvel superhero is his ordinariness and likeability.
Kadaikutty Singam review: Karthi's Kadaikutty Singam is not a film about farming and having a few well-intentioned dialogues about farmers will not inspire a generation back to farming.
RX 100 review: The director-writer strings together the threads of love, lust, revenge and betrayal in a blood-soaked romance that literary begs the audience to empty all the sympathies in their hearts for the hero's selflessness and sacrifice for the sake of love.
Tamizh Padam 2 movie review: The best part of Tamizh Padam 2 is taking on tropes and subverting them, making relevant valid points. A personal favourite is CS Amudhan’s take on the ‘loosu ponnu heroine’.
My Story movie review: The filmmakers bend over backward to sugarcoat the repugnant personality of the smooth-talking protagonist, who took over 20 years to repent his actions.
Isle of Dogs movie review: Isle of Dogs is disappointing, in the stereotypes it wields, in the history it seems not to care for, in the clever jokes it can't resist succumbing to, and ultimately in its treatment of the four-legged species it seems devoted to.
Sicario Day of the Soldado movie review: Sicario: Day of the Soldado really comes alive, in the blood, sweat and tears of the Mexicans seeking "paradiso", one way or another, across an increasingly dangerous border.
Mr Chandramouli movie review: It could have been a film about fatherhood or a sports drama or a societal drama or an unconventional rom-com. Thiru rather throws convenient pieces from all these genres into the pot and serves us clichés.
Semma Botha Aagathey movie review: Atharvaa tries his best and gives a fair performance. But the writing is so outrageous that nothing can save this film.
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi movie review: All four leading actors standout but it was the acting of Abhinav Gomatam that kept me in splits almost every time he appeared on the screen.
Asuravadham movie review: Sasikumar maintains a deadly poker face for most of the film that augurs well for the actor’s heavily bearded face. So much so that it doesn’t matter that Sasikumar has very few dialogues in the entire film.
Sanju movie review: Ranbir Kapoor's Sanju, is mostly engaging, and some of it good enough to make you laugh out loud in pleasure, especially when Rajkumar Hirani is killing it.