• Judgementall Hai Kya dips and soars. Like Bobby, the film can be exhausting. But like her, it’s also a true blue original. And you should give it a shot.

  • The original The Lion King had gorgeous hand-drawn animation, oodles of charm and a great, beating heart. This one is almost a frame-to-frame remake

  • A Grim And Gripping Film That Deserves Our Applause…Subtlety is not his strong point, but director Anubhav Sinha has a talent for staging drama

  • Sweep And Swagger But Not Enough Soul…The South Korean film on which this is based in a masterclass in melodrama, while this is bloated and inconsistent

  • When you decide on a title like Blank, you must make sure that your film is exactly the opposite. Otherwise you unwittingly end up providing ammunition for critics and viewers. You remember Paul Verhoeven’s deliciously awful film about Las Vegas strippers called Showgirls.  New Yorker critic Anthony Lane had written in his review that the title is “not so much a noun as an imperative”.  Here too Blank isn’t merely an adjective, it’s an entire sensibility. Which, as you can imagine, makes for a pretty dull movie.

  • Infinity War didn’t wear me down in the way that Age of Ultron did, it didn’t give me the high of the first Avengers either. Like I said, manage expectations and you’ll be just fine.

  • Let me be clear – I didn’t go in looking for complexity. Junglee could’ve played like a fun action adventure. One of my fondest childhood memories is watching Haathi Mere Saathi which had Rajesh Khanna cavorting with four elephants. I don’t remember what the film was about but I remember the delight I felt when I saw it. I was really hoping that Junglee would recreate some of that magic.

  • Three hours after the press show, I’m yet to regain my senses of smell, taste, touch, hearing and full eyesight. If I were a character in the film, there would have been eight bullets in me by now but I’d still be writing. And milking my last line. So I’m going to be as polite and restrained as possible here. The only way Kesari could have done justice to its source material is if it didn’t exist.

  • Photograph doesn’t come together as beautifully as The Lunchbox did. The screenplay isn’t as sharp or insightful. In places the film is so quiet that it feels inert. I’m not going to lie – I did get impatient. And yet the next morning, I found myself thinking about Rafi and Miloni. There is a tenderness that stays with you.

  • A Serviceable Placeholder That Also Delights And Entertains…

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