|December 28, 2007|
|Hanuman: Animated homage to OSO ?|
While adults may question director Anurag Kashyap's take on mythology or disapprove of Gods conversing in Hinglish, kids might find the action entertaining.
|December 21, 2007|
| Welcome packs in a lot of masala|
The extraordinary camaraderie between the actors, completely consumed by the foolhardiness that surrounds them, that tickles the bone. And hard.
Watch Bee Movie!
In these dying days of another year, when a lot of the hard work has been done, this might be just the sort of pressure-free entertainment that could be good for you.
Aamir's Taare is a nice watch
Taare Zameen Par is an impressive debut indeed for filmmaker Aamir Khan, and showcases a brilliant performance by the young Darsheel Safary.
|December 14, 2007|
| Strangers achieves a rare feat|
Watch Strangers to relish the independent update on a revered classic.
Enter 1408 at your own peril
Finally, a solid horror film from the US. John Cusack is in very taut form, playing the role in just the right key, and he makes the film work.
I Am Legend is believable
Will Smith's next film feels familiar, as the message of man messing with nature without fully considering the implications inherent in that messing about is a resonant one.
|December 07, 2007|
| Kalloori is realistic|
Kalloori is an extremely candid look at life in a campus -- realistic, interesting and at the same time touching.
Some decent Kahaaniyan
More often than not, Sanjay Gupta and his team of directors, make this collection work.
Nice one, Sudhir bhai Mishra
Khoya Khoya Chand does its best to transport you to the golden era of Bollywood, among archaic lights, melodramatic sets, divas and classic automobiles.
Hitman : Watch it if you're bored
If you're looking for thrills, chills and spills, this is not the place for you. You would be better served by renting a Bourne flick or even a Michael Bay one on DVD.
|November 23, 2007|
| Beowulf : Spectacular animation|
Beowulf is not meant for kids. But it's a film watch the watch.
Iss Goal ko chuck de
John Abraham's football film is a tremendous disappointment. Goal is a complete drag, and a case in point against thoughtless derivative sports films.
|November 09, 2007|
|'Om Sweet 'Om|
Farah Khan's latest film is heavily flawed but still fun.
Om Shanti Om scores and how!
For all the grand entertainment it offers, Om Shanti Om is also a zany study of the 70s film making in terms of style, attitude and values.
SRK's abs win over Ranbir's derriere
Farah Khan's and Shah Rukh's second collaboration following Main Hoon Na, is a gloriously entertaining film from the word go.
A film that purports to be a love story is in deep trouble if its lead characters do not connect and are not believable. And that is biggest flaw of Saawariya.
|November 05, 2007|
| Taare Zameen Par : Songs of innocence|
Taare Zameen Par isn't your regular soundtrack about fluttering hearts and sleepless nights. What makes these delicate and whimsical creations special is their underlying innocence.
|October 29, 2007|
| Bal Ganesh is worth a watch|
The animated characters of Lord Ganesha and Mooshak are consistently endearing throughout the film as they go around performing their naughty antics.
|October 26, 2007|
|What was the director smoking?|
Anurag Kashyap's No Smoking does not make any sense. This is self-indulgent filmmaking, and totally ignores the sort of audience that may end up watching it.
A Mighty Heart : Disturbing heartache
The movie is presented primarily from Pearl's widows point-of-view, which means the picture's fortunes rise or fall with the performance of Angelina Jolie, and it's amazing how she does super justice to a woman's pain that is difficult to grasp.
A gun toting barrel of fun
Shoot 'Em Up has no back-story. Instead, what it has is lame-brain wit, wooden acting, regular directing and a loud soundtrack. But it's still awesome!
Jab We Met is a cute love story
The Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapur starrer is a fun and entertaining watch despite some illogic moments. The two lead pair have acted well.
|October 19, 2007|
| Aaja Nachle 's music should've been better|
The verdict on Aaja Nachle is uncomplicated. When someone as special as Madhuri Dixit makes a comeback, you expect nothing short of extraordinary. The soundtrack of Yash Raj's latest musical is fairly decent. Still, extraordinary, it's not.
Rogue Assassin has forced action
Rogue Assassin is forced, flabby and formulaic. This isn't a martial arts movie. They just don't make them anymore. Rogue Assasin is the new age urban-action/martial-arts hybrid.
Speed : Total ripoff of Cellular
Zayed-Urmila's new film is a frame to frame copy of the Hollywood film, Cellular. Only, this one is much, much worse.
The fall of a franchise
There are no jokes, there are no laughs, even the toilet humour stinks and there's barely even a plot. The movie doesn't just rehash every overused, college comedy cliché it takes them and demotes the nonsense to new levels of absurdity.
Rendition : One of the best 9/11 films
Despite being a bit contrived, Rendition, based on an original and tightly drawn screenplay by Kelley Sane, is a poignant, heartwarming and timely film connected to 9/11.
|October 12, 2007|
| Laaga Chunari Se Bhaag |
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag takes us back to a kind of cinema we thought we were done with. Indian cinema threw off the dupatta just a little while ago; let's not shackle it back down.
Too much of history, too little drama
What we get to see in Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age is too much of history, too much of music, too many costumes but little drama that pulls at one's heart.
Forget this Bull Bulaiyaa
Priyadarshan's new film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, is not even a patch on the original Malayalam hit, Manichitrathazhu. Avoid at all costs.
|October 05, 2007|
|Bad News !|
One can't help but feel that Breaking News is stage bound and lacks certainty, and doesn't make plausible points in its exaggeratedly loud cynical outbursts.
A waste of Cage, Moore
Overall, though, Next makes a hash of the original material, to no discernible purpose. And in the process, it wastes two high-quality talents (Julianne Moore and Nicholas Cage).
Don't Go for this one
Weak story line, wooden acting and tasteless songs make Go a no show. Another flop show from Ram Gopal Varma.
|October 01, 2007|
|That four letter word -- Yawn|
That Four Letter Word feels like a home video experiment by independent filmmaker Sudhish Kamath reminiscent of Hyderabad Blues, except that it isn't even mildly entertaining.
|September 28, 2007|
| Dil Dosti : Brainless college flick|
Boys will be boys. Put then in a boys' hostel and you've got endless stories on monkey business, ragging, sexual conquests, addictions, politics in love and love in politics.
Johny Mera Naam remixed
Johnny Gaddaar isn't exactly what you could call a 'great' movie. It's overwritten and over directed for most parts. And yet, against the odds, it works in its own quirky way.
|September 27, 2007|
|Kareena-Shahid's beautiful love tunes|
The music of Kareena-Shahid starrer Jab We Met starts run-of-the-mill but presents a lot of surprises along the way. Pritam's music is worth a listen.
|September 24, 2007|
| Saawariya soundtrack, a superior product|
Saawariya starts off superbly, showcasing the ethereal texture of its strain. Sadly, somewhere towards the end it loses some of its steam. In entirety, however, the soundtrack is a superior product.
|September 21, 2007|
| Eastern Promises , Oscar potential|
The maker of hits like Dead Ringers and Crash is back with Eastern Promises, an excruciatingly violent and engagingly tender film about the bottomless cruelty we humans are capable of.
Loins Of Punjab is hilarious
Loins Of Punjab has great performances and characters, and tries to show the politics of reality shows.
Manorama: A well-executed thriller
Debutant director Navdeep Singh takes the tribute route by basing his first film completely on Roman Polanski's 1974 classic, Chinatown, screenplay by Robert Towne.
An Enjoyable Ultimatum
Bourne is back and better than ever. Check it out and give thanks that a muscular thriller can still come out of Hollywood.
Dhol : Old wine in a new bottle
Dhol is predictable of Priyadarshan films. The film lacks originality and is funny only in parts. Music by Pritam too is impressinve.
|July 09, 2007|
|Some magic at last!|
The fifth Harry Potter film is the best of the lot so far -- but it could have been great.
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