TERA INTEZAAR (2017)

I never hate on films neither do I enjoy ridiculing bad films. I watch films to be enthralled by them and even in the bad ones I look for redeeming factors. Sadly, Tera Intezaar is one of those rare films that has not a single redeeming factor about it. It is a terribly written, horribly…

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…

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…

RAABTA (2017)

Holysh#t! The art of film making must be rolling in its grave and whimpering with a similar feeling to what I experienced watching Raabta. I am a lover of cinema. I have done some really crazy stuff to watch films. I ran into tussles with my bosses at work for catching a Friday screening. I…

HALF GIRLFRIEND (2017)

Chetan Bhagat has turned a prolific writer over the years ever since his highly entertaining Five Point someone brought a chunk of the country’s youth back to books even if it was for that one chapter where the nerdy engineer got to deep his beak into a radiant beauty. His writings have time and again…

RANGOON (2017)

Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon is a lot of things at the same time and it is very good in some of it, average in some others and bad in a few. Bhardwaj has never attempted a film of such scale and palate before and I was extremely excited about this film. The trailer was intriguing and…

OK JAANU (2017)

OK Jaanu is a film that has terrific performances from its leading pair of Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Their chemistry is simmering and cannot be ignored. The moments that they share in each other’s company attains individual meaning and they are easily enjoyable when you look at them as standalone moments. However the…

BEFIKRE (2016)

I wasn’t expecting anything good from Befikre and it turns out to be even more horrendous than what I thought it would turn out to be. Aditya Chopra’s return to the director’s chair is a mish-mash of all pseudo and pretentious “we don’t believe in love but in lust” movies and it laboriously crams so…

MIRZYA (2016)

Mirzya is based on one of the popular tragic romantic folklore of Punjab. The story is that of Mirza and Sahiban who fell in love and were doomed owing to their cultural differences. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra tells a tale very similar in style to his smash hit, Rang De Basanti where he showed us the…

BAAR BAAR DEKHO (2016)

In the 2006 film Click, a workaholic architect played by Adam Sandler finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices based on the decisions he made in the past. This was an intelligently scripted and fun…

MOHENJO DARO (2016)

Mohenjo Daro is at heart a love story and a revenge drama which has only one USP. It unfolds in the city of Mohenjo Daro in 2016 BC. Thus the only things special about this film are the settings, the visuals, the costumes, the rituals and the overall feel. The moment you are out of…