HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014


Movie review: 3 AM is a slick scare fest

3 AM doesn't rely on too many external props to wean us in its favour. It stays true to the horror genre without buckling under the pressure of perpetuating terror. The frights flow naturally.

Tamil movie review: Karthi, so good in Paruthi Veeran is completed wasted in Madras

A weak plot, a beaten-to-death storyline and uninspiring performances by the lead pair make Madras a dull affair. In the end, the film is but another work about gang wars and political rivalry, offering nothing new.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Two Night Stand is twice as trivial

In the insufferably dull Two Night Stand a couple of verbally combative strangers are stuck with each other after a one-night stand. Devoid of romance or comedy, the outcome is an ordeal to sit through despite the brief 85 minutes running time.

Tamil movie review: Jeeva lays bare the politics in cricket

Jeeva is a tribute to all the passionate cricket players who have failed without ever getting an opportunity to prove their mettle. The film is gripping with a moving second half. However, it fails to inspire the way Nagesh Kukunoor's Iqbal did.

Movie review: A random mix of violence, Desi Kattey isn't going anywhere

Anand Kumar's Desi Kattey, which hit theatres on Friday, didn't raise our hope much with its trailer or pre-release promotions. Disappointingly, the film is even worse than what we expected!

Movie review: Jahnu Barua's Ajeyo gives man's indefatigable spirit a new meaning

Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua's film is not about war or peace. Neither is it strictly a revolutionary film. At its heart, Ajeyo is one of those sane voices we yearn to hear when confronted with the society's ills.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Daawat-e-Ishq is a flavourless feast

Daawat-e-Ishq is the equivalent of an elaborate meal that begins with a mouth-watering appetiser but slowly loses flavour, aroma and deliciousness, so that by the time you reach dessert, you are exhausted, disappointed and badly in need of fresh air.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Maze Runner creates a nightmarish environment

Based on the novel of the same name by James Dashner, the sci-fi tinged tale is set in a devastated futuristic world. Graphics designer turned first-time feature filmmaker Wes Ball has done a commendable job in telescoping the story for the big screen, writes Rashid Irani.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Khoobsurat is pretty plain

Khoobsurat, the official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1980 hit about an effervescent girl who enters a strict household and teaches everyone how to laugh and live life to the fullest is sweet, benign and bland, writes Anupama Chopra

Movie review: Badri's Aadama Jaichomada looks at spot-fixing with a comic turn

What Aadama Jaichomada lacks as a story, it makes up with its treatment. With a threadbare plot about a bookie on the hunt for a bowler, the director weaves a funny tale of deception and guile. After a dud called Thillu Mullu, Badri's new Tamil film serves an ace.

Movie review: Daawat-e-Ishq is a delicious invite you shouldn't say no to

Aditya Roy Kapoor will surprise you with his easy manners and understanding of script in his latest release. He is good, probably the best of the lot. Daawat-e-ishq is not a film to miss this weekend.

Movie review: The Maze Runner doesn't find its own path

There isn't anything inherently wrong with The Maze Runner. It's just that it does so little to find its own path separate from its dystopia brethren: the teenage rebellion, the coming-of-age metaphors, the heavy sequel-baiting.

Movie review: Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher impress but fail to save Khoobsurat

Shashanka Ghosh's remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Khoobsurat, starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan, hits theatres on Friday. Despite decent performances from Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Kirron Kher's Punjabi mom-act, the film is not worth your time.

Movie review: Actor Ravi Teja's Power is botched up entertainment

Power shows how lazy Telugu filmmakers who team up with stars have become. Writer-director KS Ravindra, who has earlier penned stories for Ravi Teja's successful films, borrows from his own films to make Power, which is one of the worst films in Ravi Teja's career.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Even Bruce Willis, John Cusack can't save The Prince

Their names may be above the title but don’t let that fool you. Saddled with insignificant supporting roles, Bruce Willis and John Cusack barely tap into their considerable talents in this film. The real star (if he can be called that) of this kidnap thriller is Jason Patric.
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