• The film grippingly explores the dichotomy of stardom – the star and the fan dependant yet exclusive- but only just. But perhaps as ‘fans’ of the medium of cinema, we will always want more! 

  • Ki & Ka is watchable, even enjoyable in parts. It is comforting to see that someone is making films on themes of gender in today’s times where free love is still unconstitutional. And despite its uneven narrative, we definitely recommend that you take your whole family with you – especially the ones who have always told the women to “be seen and not heard” and the men “to man up”. 

  • The humour balances out the uneasiness. The joy of celebration temporarily delays the members from facing the music. You are reminded of all the times hushed conversations snuffed problems in corridors and every time we have all found respite in an escape than resolve in a confrontation. At the same time, the family is not wholly forgiving and keeps it human that way!

  • Overall, if you had made Teraa Surroor, it would have been a better film. For now, we simply have to accept that it is a terrible waste of the producers’ and your money. Stay at home and watch Netflix instead!

  • Jai Gangaajal lacks the kind of raw emotion or grittiness that his earlier works like Mrityudand and Damul possessed. Rajneeti was a casting coup wasted, Aarakshan dragged, Satyagraha was simplistic and so on! For some time now, we have failed to see this champion of political drama making a layered film that we know he is actually capable of.

    Overall, Jai Gangaajal is totally skippable. 

  • That’s probably the biggest fault of the film – it does not pause – for inspiration, emotion or enlightenment to dawn on the characters. It quickly races to the finish line, hoping the viewers fill in the blanks and figure out transformation.

    Verdict: you can skip it! 

  • Neerja rises above for the spirit it portrays – one of bravery, duty and compassion. While it definitely could have been more refined, the film still qualifies for a watch this weekend.

  • If only Abhishek Kapoor had stuck to the original story, indulging in the complex intertwined tale of expectation, fate, luck and love, Fitoor may have worked perfectly for an Indian audience. The original tale has all the markings to feed our drama loving audience its fill. Unfortunately, Kapoor strayed from the course, botched up and we have a film that is worth watching only for three reasons. Oh! The third being Aditya Roy Kapoor’s chiselled torso.

  • With some genuine portrayals from Attakathi Dinesh, Raj Pradeesh, Samuthira Kani (who is fast becoming more of an actor than director) and Aadukalam Murugadoss, Visaranai strikes a warning bell that puts you on guard to never go out of the line. At the end of the film, my mind wandered to Talvar and how it was a film that drew a lot of attention to a real life incident that shocked the nation. Visaranai falls under that bracket.

  • The story arc is very dull and in parts, meaningless, despite borrowing parts from many sports and boxing films we have seen.

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