• On the upside, for children, A Flying Jatt provides clean entertainment – with its innocence, it evokes more Haathi Mere Saathi and less cool-cat Krrish. The film takes off only because of its simplicity – a flying jatt who’s afraid of heights, a rarity in dark times of Udta Punjabs.

  • Mohenjo Daro should’ve had many more grand moments. As it is, it’s less Ben Hur and more Amrapali – sans the sex appeal of Vyjanthimala’s bustiers. However, its scale and imagination make it an interesting watch – as does the intriguing notion of Hrithik as India’s first pratham sevak.

    That’s epic enough.

  • As an entertainer, Dishoom delivers. If you’re good with laughter, not logic, Dishoom is actually two much fun.

  • The trouble is its length. At nearly three hours of runtime, Sultan gets heavy and repetitive…Go watch Sultan – it’s got moments of “ghana” good fun.

  • Sarbjit breaks your heart – but in contrast to India-Pak fantasies like ‘Gadar’, it bears no blame. It makes you cherish your loved ones – and appreciate others too.

    Sarbjit makes a point. Humans come and go. Humanity survives.

  • The action’s glorious but stretches while the naivete of Gaurav’s parents (Deepika and Yogendra), unaware of their only child’s feelings, seems slightly unbelievable. Yet, ending with a Baazigar-esque twist, Fan makes you feel Darr all over again.

    Watch it – you’ll know why you’re SRK’s Fan.

  • …the direction, frequently evoking Monsoon Wedding, keeps things family-focused, with a moving camera and characters in meltdown. Wicked, witty and wise, Kapoor & Sons does Karan Johar proud.

    Because it’s about loving your family – sharp edges and all.

  • Jai Gangaajal packs a punch with its panorama (a Badaun-like landscape where girls are hung from trees), dilemma and performances – particularly the one by ‘Madam Sir’, who wields a lathi you will love.

  • Based on Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt, Oscar-nominated Carol is a triumph of its lead actors. Cate Blanchett sweeps through the film in a flurry of lipstick and furs. Stylised to her finger-tips, Blanchett makes everything Carol does, down to eating the olive from a Martini, an act of sensual fashion.

  • You get style – including six-pack Noor painting shirtless (explains why artists score more – can you imagine writers taking their tops off to work?) – but little depth. To play with a great quote, oh what a tangled web we weave, when we learn to retrieve – in this case, retrieving a classic indeed caused a tangle, albeit one of Pashmina dhaagas.

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