• The superficial biopic on Queen refuses to look beyond its heteronormative worldview

  • Helicopter Eela is a loud, tone-deaf mother-son coming-of-age saga that lacks insights and observational humour

  • he rustic tale of sibling enmity provides an abundance of wisecracks
    Pataakha has everything that makes it a perfect fit in Vishal Bhardwaj’s oeuvre: literary adaptation, feisty women, rustic hinterland, unapologetic use of dialect and free-flowing gaalis. Yet, the film doesn’t feel contrived or formulaic.

  • This coming of age comedy about two opposite personalities is tiresome and repetitive…

  • It’s difficult to tell if Paltan is a war film or a long-drawn advertisement for the armed forces…

  • There’s nothing to savour in Laila Majnu, till it goes insane…

  • The most unexpected aspect of this film, though, is all the violence and point-blank shootings, which one wouldn’t typically associate with an otherwise frothy film. Shock value arising from these moments adds an added layer of dark comedy, and that’s fundamentally where the problem lies – the film’s inability to commit to one genre.

  • With a focus on making the story cinematic, Dhadak loses its heart, wrath and social urgency

  • Despite a tried-and-tested premise, Bill Holderman’s directorial debut falls flat. There’s a nagging déjà vu telling us that we’ve seen better tales of female camaraderie before, because we most definitely have.

  • Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain is facile instead of an insightful take on arranged marriages

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