• Sensational; but a stretch, sadly…In Laal Kaptaan we effectively experience a valiant attempt at merging the East, with the Western

  • ensational; but a stretch, sadly…In Laal Kaptaan we effectively experience a valiant attempt at merging the East, with the Western

  • You have to give it to heavyweight Bollywood producers backing this heartbreakingly intimate subject, and the top stars — particularly Priyanka, in top-form, as the ferociously indefatigable tigress for a mom — mainstreaming this delicate script into a picture you’ve got to warm theatre-seats for. And no, Farhan isn’t miscast at all. His character’s life pans out far beyond Chandni Chowk thereafter! Perfect.

  • Dream Girl is a non-stop gag-fest. And all that you need to know is if the gags being thrown at you at the speed of light, hits your brains, or bounces off the skull.

  • Chhichhore is the sort of film that we can all add to, with our own versions of the same story — a user-generated series, if you like. This has the makings of one.

  • Saaho is an attempt to blow your brains out with a series of non-stop, high-octane action scenes, between a bunch of music videos, with a strange mix of Punjabi pop and wannabe-Rahman peppiness.

  • There’s no escaping basic Bollywood tropes here either. But it’s done all so smartly to never take attention away from a deeply realistic crime-drama. This is clearly Advani’s best work in a long while; suspect since the animation film Delhi Safari (2012), if not his rom-com debut, Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)!

  • Most movies suffer from what’s called the ‘curse of the second half’. Mission Mangal is a rare one that reverses that principle. It gets much better towards the end!

  • Whether or not you’re easily drawn to this alternate world (let alone its conclusion), what can’t be denied is how brilliantly Kanika Dhillon carves out a fine suspense-thriller.

  • Suffice it to know, this is a ‘home-invasion’ picture, a full-on sub-genre of its own, with limited pay-off, yes. But with only one question that should really matter: Does it keep you interested/hooked right through to the end? For sure. That’s all you need to know. And get set, go!

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