HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014
Naan Sigappu Manithan

Movie review: Despite a novel subject, Naan Sigappu Manithan fails to deliver

The film falls into the same pit that so many other Indian movies do. The director Thiru, who also penned the script, messes up the narrative by crowding it with silly songs and sillier situations/locales and needless subtexts.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Oculus is high on horror

Oculus builds a palpable sense of dread right from the beginning. the film is low on special effects but high on horror and intrigue, writes Rashid Irani.
  Amitabh Bachchan

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Bhootnath makes a spirited comeback

Bhootnath is worth watching for its feel good political message, and Parth Bhalerao, who plays Akhrot, the street-smart Dharavi kid who befriends a ghost, writes Anupama Chopra.
  Amitabh Bachchan

Movie review: Divergent is not powerful enough

Neil Burger's Divergent is an action movie that promises to be a sci-fi adventure ride, but fails to keep up. Starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, the movie is unable to justify the title and its selling line altogether.
Rio 2

Movie review: Rio 2 fails to take wing

This sequel to the highly successful Rio (2011) tries to fly too high and ends up flailing and floundering. Thankfully, there is music to do the rescue act, say critics.
Bhoothnath Returns

Movie review: Bhoothnath Returns will remind you of Rajkumar Hirani's films

Amitabh Bacchan-Parth Bhalero-starrer Bhoothnath Returns is a must watch for kids - not because it is a kids' film, but because it sends out a much-needed lesson in a very subtle and entertaining manner.

Movie review of Jal: mainstream cinema peddles nonsense, this is a step in the other direction

What should have been a short, sharp film loses clarity over 120 mins. Jal is about the acute water crisis in arid Kutch, and the administrational apathy towards its inhabitants. The film, then, could have made for powerful satire, or a moving story of human suffering.
A still from Maan Karate.

Movie review: Maan Karate is a messed-up bout

Tamil film Maan Karate has an interesting plot, but the way it is scripted and narrated is illogical. Five IT professionals go on a vacation, and while one of them, a girl, swims underwater, she meets a sage who later grants them a wish.
Steve Rogers

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Captain America is Marvel-lous? Hardly!

There’s plenty of in-your-face pyrotechnics but precious little fun or excitement. The viewer is constantly assailed by jingoistic posturing. Expectedly, socio-political issues such as civil liberties take a back seat to blockbuster trappings.
Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri during Main Tera Hero

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Main Tera Hero is fools’ paradise

The camera caresses the two heroines as much as it does Varun’s six-pack abs, but overall Main Tera Hero lacks the usual David Dhawan punch, writes Anupama Chopra.


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