FUKREY RETURNS (2017)

Fukrey Returns is one of those rare films that is very hard to review as it is so polarizing. While I laughed my guts out in many scenes, there were also patches were boredom set in. Add to that a story that has so many angles and subplots that it becomes hard to justify them…

TUMHARI SULU (2017)

There is a scene in Tumhari Sulu towards the end, Where Sulochana’s (Vidya Balan) son gets suspended from his school for making a business out of letting his friends watch titillating videos on his father’s phone for a price. The whole family gathers for a meeting to discuss what might be the cause of this…

BAREILLY KI BARFI (2017)

Bareilly Ki Barfi stands testimony to the fact that when you put average actors in the hands of a good director and in a good film they can do extraordinary things. No! I am not referring to Rajkumar Rao or Ayushmann Khurrana. I am referring to Kriti Sanon, who with this film has become one…

QARIB QARIB SINGLLE (2017)

Qarib Qarib Singlle is directed by Tanuja Chandra (Dushman, Sangharsh, Sur) and stars Irrfan Khan and Parvathy (Take Off, Maryan) as two people who are as different as they can be. While Yogi (Irrfan) is a flamboyant and racy poet who is full of himself and is as humorous as he is unpredictable. Jaya is…

GOLMAAL AGAIN (2017)

I have been a Golmaal fanboy ever since the first film hit the blocks and redefined comedy in a certain way. The second installment, that wasn’t exactly a superhit, also worked for me. The third installment, however, is till date my favorite Golmaal film. Not only was the humor original, quirky and very situational, the…

KYO KII… MAIN JHUTH NAHIN BOLTA (2001)

Govinda is one of my favorite actors to have ever acted in Bollywood films. He was chubby like a teddy bear, he was neither square-jawed nor was he as tall as the Big B. He didn’t have the devilish charm of a Dharmendra or the persona of a Rajesh Khanna. In short, he was exactly…

JUDWAA (1997)

Judwaa 2 is right around the corner and this is the best time to look back at its predecessor, the original Judwaa starring Salman Khan and directed by the master comedy filmmaker, David Dhawan. When this film came out in 1997, Dhawan had already peaked his art with films like Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1…

A GENTLEMAN (2017)

A Gentleman is a very generic and done to death film but what makes it enjoyable are the performances by its leading pair and also the manner in which the story is approached. There is no novelty here in the approach of the director for those who have come up on Hollywood staple as we…

NEWTON (2017)

Newton is India’s official entry for the Oscars this year and after watching this film, I can’t say that I am too surprised that it was sent. Not only is Newton a really well-made film, it is one hell of a satirical look at all things democratic in a place where democracy hasn’t seen the…

TOILET : EK PREM KATHA (2017)

If there is one Khan doing different stuff apart from Aamir Khan then that is Akshay Kumar. Be-loved-ly referred to as the fourth Khan of Bollywood, Akshay once again proves to be bigger than a film that he is starring in and almost single-handedly drives that film to a height higher than what the director…

MUNNA MICHAEL (2017)

Why do they even make films like Munna Michael? Why do they even let Sabbir Khan direct another film after inhuman tortures like Heropanti and Ya! Ya oh sorry, Baaghi. Why do they even let Tiger Shroff appear on screen and mouth dialogs? Why do they even think that making a cardboard heroine run around…

TUBELIGHT (2017)

There has been a lot said and done about this film. While it has to be admitted that Tubelight turned out to be a lot lesser films both in terms of business and sheer quality than what was expected, one has to agree that it does deserve a word or two for why it turned…