HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014


Movie Review of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is ‘eye-popping’ in every sense of the word

Replete with all the trademark Frank Miller-esque gruesome graphics and ‘badass’ characters, Sin City 2 has everything, and more, of what we expected from it. Even the actors that continue from the first part are in the same mood and the new ones only add to the assorted platter.

Movie review: Mary Kom is made for whistles and some quick money

Director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a highly fictionalised account of what actually happened, and in the process it turned out to be one of those films which are made just for whistles and quick money.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Step Up 5 is predictable but exuberant

The fourth sequel to the smash hit 2006 original, Step Up: All In brings together a dozen-odd dancers from the previous installments for a showdown on a reality TV contest. The outcome may be predictable but it's exuberant.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Raja Natwarlal isn’t an actively awful film

If you can get past the foolishness of the plot, director Kunal Deshmukh’s film is mildly engaging. Emraan Hashmi plays Raja, a charming, street-smart hustler. The big climactic twist is also interesting.

Movie Review: Step Up All In neither surprises nor shocks

This one,again, is driven by the tried and tested formula that is cast in stone for all Step Up films: Take some really slick and stunning dance sequences, add some horrible acting to it, with a half-hearted attempt at weaving it all together in a storyline.

Movie review: Dharmendra-starrer Double Di Trouble is a laugh riot

William Shakespeare's play The Comedy of Errors forms the base of Double Di Trouble. Directed by Smeep Kang, this Punjabi film features Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal in the lead roles.

Movie review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is pure junk

This half-hearted reboot of Ninja Turtles leaves you dissatisfied. The film has neither charm nor soul and even the clever repartee that justifies a superhero flick is missing in this one.

Movie review: Emraan Hashmi's Raja Natwarlal is a fun, one-time watch

Never mind a half-baked script and Humaima's irritating act in the Emraan Hashmi-starrer Raja Natwarlal. Kay Kay Menon and Paresh Rawal ensure that you are entertained by this film.

Movie review: Identity Card gets too ambitious

Director Rahat Kazmi's Identity Card suffers from a fatal flaw. Merely cobbling together a cast with a string of theatre actors and choosing a 'sensitive' issue is never enough to guarantee a hit. 

Movie review by Rashid Irani: The Expendables 3 is worth a watch

The muscle-bound gang of ageing action icons reunites for the third instalment of the testosterone-charged franchise. Setting out to reassert that age doesn’t matter. The Expendables 3 breaks no new ground, but is marginally more entertaining than its predecessors.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Watch Mardaani for Rani Mukerji's performance

Post-interval, the story derails considerably. By the time we get to the climax, we are fully in avenging angel territory. And, just like in Singham Returns last week, the solutions suggested are problematic.

Movie review: Life is Beautiful, but not with overdose of overacting

Apart from the lack of a strong screenplay to build the plot into a sustainable movie, Manoj Amarnani's directorial debut Life is Beautiful has a painful overdose of overacting.

Movie review: Mardaani fails to give any impetus to women empowerment

Now, the filmmakers are concentrating more on realistic stunt scenes, but is this enough to bring mainstream Bollywood at par with foreign action films?

Movie review: Mel Gibson is the saving grace of otherwise disappointing Expendables 3

Sylvester Stallone and his numerous comrades ensure that the film is packed with enough action and firepower. It is the story, screenplay, performances and dialogues which lack muscle.

Movie review: The gut-wrenching narrative of Anjaan is appalling

Undoubtedly, Lingusamy has written Anjaan for Suriya. But the actor's portrayal of a Mumbai don, got me – despite the never-ending series of choreographed fights – yawning much before half of the film was through.
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