Laal Singh Chaddha Movie Review

critic’s rating: 4.0/5 Director Robert Zemeckis Forrest Gump (1994) blew our minds away with its reimagining of American history. The Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, The Beatles, and Elvis Presley were just a few of the popular references that stood out – you had to watch the film several times … Read more

Raksha Bandhan Movie Review |

critic’s rating: 3.0/5 Lala Kedarnath (Akshay Kumar) has four sisters of marriageable age. These sisters, played by Sadia Khateeb, Smrithi Srikanth, Deepika Khanna, and Sahejmeen Kaur, come with their own quirks. While Sadia is near-perfect, Smrithi has a dark complexion, Deepika is obese, and Sahejmeen is a tomboy. Going by … Read more

Darlings Movie Review |

critic’s rating: 4.0/5 Going by a broad definition, domestic noir means a dramatic thriller set in a house with primarily female protagonists and revolves around relationships. Most are psychological in nature, with elements of both the horror and slasher genres thrown in. Darlings incorporates all of the above, albeit in … Read more

Shamshera Movie Review |

critic’s rating: 3.0/5 Shamshera is Karan Malhotra’s homage to such films as Kranti, Baahubali, and Taras Bulba. It’s a fictionalised account of a tribe’s struggle for survival against the oppressive British Raj. It’s a heroic tale of the tribe’s two leaders, father and son duo Shamshera and Balli, both essayed … Read more

Five movies that shed light on Bhumi Pednekar’s unconventional movie choices

Bhumi Pednekar left the audience in awe with her stunning debut in 2015, with the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Ever since, the actress has chosen ground-breaking scripts that have redefined Bollywood cinema. Her choices stray away from what society labels as generic. She has been known to play characters that are plus-sized, older in … Read more

HIT The First Case Movie Review

critic’s rating: 3.0/5 HIT: The First Case is a detailed police procedural. You’ll get to know what all policemen do to solve murder cases. You’ll be glad to know that they have a forensic lab to match anything that the FBI has, and that too, in Jaipur. You’ll come to know how a polygraph test … Read more

Shabaash Mithu Movie Review |

critic’s rating: 3.5/5 Who’s Mithali Raj? Ask even cricket crazy people and you’ll draw a blank. For the uninitiated, Mithali is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket. She’s the only female cricketer to surpass the 7,000 run mark in women’s one-day international matches. She also holds the record for most half-centuries in WODIs. She … Read more

Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha Movie Review

critic’s rating: 2.5/5 Khuda Haafiz: Chapter II – Agni Pariksha is a revenge fantasy on steroids. Director Faruk Kabir seems to be inspired by such films as Taken and Nobody, where seemingly ordinary men get faced with extraordinary situations and miraculously rise above them, turning from underdogs to alphas in the blink of an eye. … Read more

Thor Love and Thunder Movie Review

critic’s rating: 3.5/5 Taika Waititi made Jojo Rabbit, a child’s version of Hitler and of Nazi Germany. The film said all the right things but from a perspective that even children could relate to. This is what he’s done to Thor: Love and Thunder. It’s a superhero movie where Thor’s biggest worry isn’t some super … Read more

Rocketry The Nambi Effect Movie Review

critic’s rating: 4.0/5 Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is based on the life of famous Indian aerospace scientist Nambiar Narayanan. He was instrumental in developing the Vikas engine that was used for the first PSLV that India launched. As a senior official at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), he was … Read more