- Feb 21, 2015 14:33 IST
In a star-making in Whiplash, Miles Teller, who played in a rock band as a teenager, did most of the drumming himself. Attired in black, shaved bald and clenching his fists in a gesture which sends shivers down the spine, JK Simmons is astonishing.
- Feb 21, 2015 14:03 IST
I’m going to start my review with an origins story.
- Feb 21, 2015 13:35 IST
A superbly refreshing plot about how a solar flareup impedes mobile telephone services pushes Tamiluku En Ondrai Aluthavum (Press One For Tamil) into the realm of good cinema. But lacklustre acting and weak stories mar the show.
- Feb 20, 2015 11:47 IST
Badlapur is likely to disappoint Sriram Raghavan fans. The brilliant performances and gripping narrative, nonetheless, will keep you hooked. Watch it for Nawazuddin and Varun Dhawan, if nothing else. Certainly worth your time and money.
- Feb 19, 2015 18:09 IST
Qissa review: The ghost is very lonely and he is coming to get you
- Feb 14, 2015 09:39 IST
Even by the woeful standards of current young-adult love stories, this will-they-or-won’t-they confront their feelings about each other piffle is unduly wearisome.
- Feb 14, 2015 08:22 IST
At the end of Roy, a famous film director named Kabir Grewal is heading to the success party of his latest release Guns III. He pauses and exclaims: Pata nahin yeh film kaise ban gayi? My sentiments exactly, writes Anupama Chopra.
- Feb 13, 2015 17:14 IST
If Anegan is a mishmash of many films that one has seen over the years, the performances are passé. Yes, a new look Karthik may be a novelty, but Dhanush appears to be disinterested in changing his style or his roles.
- Feb 13, 2015 16:23 IST
"Kam Zyada, sahi galat, in sab cheezon ka main hisaab nahi rakhta." Two different characters say this in completely different situations in Roy. To some extent, this dialogue also gives us a peek into director Vikramjit Singh's modus operandi: Somewhere he seems to be telling us that filmmaking is just an indulgence for him... that the final product is immaterial for him.
- Feb 13, 2015 08:22 IST
He is the love charger, ghost-rider, superpower, vigilante, bomber, painter, healer, father… and much more rolled into one. His swagger is unmistakably Bollywood, enough to brand him the 'baap' of all heroes.
- Feb 06, 2015 10:37 IST
Gone are the days of the director in Indian cinema, and nothing can be truer than this in the Tamil industry, where big stars hold audiences in a mesmeric trance. Ajith’s latest outing in Yennai Arindhaal is an unmistakable case in point.
- Feb 07, 2015 10:51 IST
Embracing the complexities and controversies which coursed through his career, Mr. Turner is a paean to an indomitable artistic genius. Don’t miss it.
- Feb 07, 2015 10:37 IST
Shamitabh is an original, bittersweet fable about the magic of cinema, the giddy ride of fame and the downfall that inevitably arrives when hubris and ego get in the way. Dhanush plays Daanish, a mute bus conductor from Igatpuri who is obsessed with cinema.
- Feb 06, 2015 17:23 IST
She is a bathroom scrubber par excellence. He is an inter-galactic bounty hunter with pointy ears. They have dinosaurs in leather jackets chasing them. And these are not even the reasons why this film goes down the toilet.
- Feb 06, 2015 10:43 IST
When Amitabh Bachchan repeatedly warned about Shamitabh’s Avant Garde approach in Shamitabh’s trailers, little did the audience realise that it’s actually going to be the case.