HindustanTimes Wed,16 Apr 2014


Movie review: 3 Days To Kill seems to last a long time

Even Kevin Costner as a former CIA agent fails to rescue this one. Watch it only if a few well-captured car chases and action scenes are enough to satiate you, say critics. Neither the direction nor the script holds your attention.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Zombie buffs will love Battle of the Damned

Atmospheric camerawork and lively editing keep the viewer’s interest rooted in the ghoulish goings-on.  It also helps that the acting crew, including the laconic Dolph Lundgren, doesn’t seem to take the apocalypse-now business too seriously, writes Rashid Irani.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Bewakoofiyaan is a bland tale of yuppies

The strongest performance here is Ayushmann’s. His anger and frustration at losing the good life are palpable. Still, it’s going to take a better script than this to make me summon emotion for out-of-work yuppies, writes Anupama Chopra.

Movie review: Sonam, Ayushmann's Bewakoofiyaan has a youth connect

Director Nupur Asthana's Bewakoofiyaan does not have a buzz advantage that a YRF movie normally enjoys. The film might find a connect with the youth, who are likely to find the characters relatable.

Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Gulaab Gang is messy, illogical

Soumik Sen is unable to embed the actresses into his fictionalised version in a coherent way. The result is an ineffectual and messy ode to women empowerment in which women in handloom saris, maim, kill, fight elections and in between find the time to sing and dance.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: August Osage County suffers from lethargic pacing

August Osage County suffers from director Wells’ lethargic pacing. The rest goes downhill. Still, just for Roberts and Streep, this …County is worth a visit, writes Rashid Irani.

Movie review: Despite good actors, Total Siyapaa is a waste of time

Director Eeshwar Niwas does not deliver the fun riot you expect from Total Siyapaa. Even veteran actors like Anupam and Kirron Kher and a talented Ali Zafar fail to save the film. TRAILER INSIDE

Movie review: Gulaab Gang is no women's liberation statement

There are several clichés and loopholes in the film and Gulaab Gang has its lows. However, if you are looking for a Bollywood masala entertainer, this one's a must watch.

Movie review: 300 Rise of an Empire is an action-soaked drama

Rise of an Empire is no 300. However, if plausibility is not a concern with you then this action-soaked sequel is a beautiful and bloody way to pass the time, say critics.

Movie review: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts' August: Osage County lacks heart

This film is all about powerful performances by a bunch of really talented actors. However, its jaded storyline and overcooked dialogues make you realise that this play adaptation was meant just for stage, say critics.

Movie review: Queen Kangana Ranaut turns tragedy into celebration

The self-discovery of a woman rejected in marriage, Vikas Bahl's Queen is predictable and does not really break stereotypes every other second. Kangana Ranaut, however, may remind you of a younger Sridevi from English Vinglish.

Movie review: Vallinam is preachy but champions sportsmanship

Only people with power and political influence, get to represent India in a respective sport while the rest have to struggle entire lifetime to even get an opportunity. Vallinam addresses such issues and highlights the discrimination between sports and sportsmen.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Dallas Buyers Club is a must watch

A couple of astonishing performances are the centrepiece of this fact-based drama set during the mid-1980s outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. The script’s strength lies in creating multidimensional characters that succeed in transcending their superficial differences, writes Rashid Irani.

Movie review: watch Shaadi Ke Side Effects once for Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar

Vidya Balan-Farhan Akhtar-starrer Shaadi Ke Side Effects hits theatres on Friday laden with expectations. The movie, however, does not entertain as much as Pyaar Ke Side Effects. The only saving grace is Farhan and Vidya's performance.

Movie review by Rashid Irani: Nebraska is a timeless classic

Unarguably the finest of the four films opening this week and one of the best American movies of the past decade, Nebraska is unfairly accorded a limited release. So run, don’t walk, to catch up with Alexander Payne’s sixth feature, writes Rashid Irani.
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