• A powerful examination of crimes against Dalits…Article 15 isn’t exactly nuanced about the brutal system that continues to subjugate Dalits, but neither are the times. The implausible portions balance out the moments that echo the headlines. For every scene that seems out of place, another comes along to remind us of why this movie is effectively landing its punches.

  • Just like the man of the title, the director seems stuck in a moment he doesn’t want to get out of. Kabir Singh reimagines the Indian hero archetype in interesting ways, but its inability to even consider the flaws in its leading man’s romantic outlook is its undoing. Is masochism the flip side of machismo? Both movies seem to agree, but they never ask why.

  • An ode to the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif pairing and little else…Ali Abbas Zafar’s movie sets his hero’s adventures against the backdrop of India’s post-Independence history.

  • This terrorist manhunt is overheated and undercooked…

  • A 131-minute victory parade on the big screen…Omung Kumar’s biopic stars Vivek Anand Oberoi as the Man from Gujarat.

  • A loud, overstretched thriller starring Sunny Deol in rescue mode…

  • The movie reserves its firepower for a climactic display of pyrotechnics, and the visual effects showcase is a relief from the puffy eyes and forlorn speeches. Thanos may be inevitable, but what’s an Avengers movie without showboating?

  • An attempt to map a love triangle onto the tragedy of the Partition goes awry

  • Tries to be understated, but is ultimately underdeveloped

  • Badla has hugely familiar leads, and the casting of at least one of them allows Ghosh to deliver a weak and unconvincing coup de grace. Taapsee Pannu is unable to summon up the blank canvas onto which all manner of possibilities can be projected, while Amitabh Bachchan hops on the gravitas train for the nth time. The gender swap allows for a meaty role for Amrita Singh, who deftly plays a key character, and her presence, along with that of Tony Luke, work strongly in the movie’s favour and helps it along its pretzel-shaped journey.

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