Rohan Naahar

Rohan Naahar

Rohan Naahar watches movies for Hindustan Times. He works on the online desk.

Articles by Rohan Naahar
The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.
The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao in a still from the new Ramin Bahrani film.

The White Tiger review: Adarsh Gourav roars in Netflix's angry answer to Slumdog

UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 08:46 PM IST
  • The White Tiger movie review: Adarsh Gourav delivers a star-making performance in Ramin Bahrani's angry answer to Slumdog Millionaire, co-starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao.
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Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.
Losing Alice review: Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski engage in a game of cat-and-mouse in the new Apple series.

Losing Alice review: Apple's erotic thriller is too timid to bare it all

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Losing Alice review: Despite a couple of strong performances by Ayelet Zurer and Lihi Kornowski, Apple's Israeli series can't make the most of its promising premise.
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Tandav review: Creator Ali Abbas Zafar has rounded up a fine cast for his streaming debut.
Tandav review: Creator Ali Abbas Zafar has rounded up a fine cast for his streaming debut.

Tandav review: Saif's silly show has the subtlety of a lathi to the kneecap

UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Tandav review: Hokey and ham-fisted, Saif Ali Khan's sophomore streaming show is a major step down from Sacred Games.
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WandaVision review: Marvel's first Disney+ show is a mindbender of the highest order.
WandaVision review: Marvel's first Disney+ show is a mindbender of the highest order.

WandaVision review: A mind-bending appetiser before we dine in the multiverse

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 10:29 PM IST
  • WandaVision review: Is it a loving homage to classic sitcoms or a conventional Marvel spectacle? Here's a review of the first three episodes of the MCU's first Disney+ show.
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One Night in Miami movie review: Debutante director Regina King assembles an astonishingly excellent cast.
One Night in Miami movie review: Debutante director Regina King assembles an astonishingly excellent cast.

One Night in Miami review: Blistering film traps four Black icons in motel room

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 07:51 PM IST
  • One Night in Miami movie review: Debutante director Regina King extracts terrific performances from her four leading men, in a high-concept drama about power and responsibility.
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Actor Robert Downey Jr. (L) and Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios at the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.(REUTERS)
Actor Robert Downey Jr. (L) and Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios at the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.(REUTERS)

Kevin Feige exclusive interview: Marvel boss on India's role in MCU's future

By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:35 PM IST
  • In an exclusive interview with Hindustan Times, Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, spoke about India's role in the future of the MCU, and the mind-bending WandaVision, the studio's first streaming series.
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Pieces of a Woman movie review: Shia LaBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha, in a still from the new Netflix film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.(Netflix)
Pieces of a Woman movie review: Shia LaBeouf as Sean and Vanessa Kirby as Martha, in a still from the new Netflix film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese.(Netflix)

Pieces of a Woman movie review: Simply brilliant, if you can get over Shia LaBeouf’s problematic presence

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:16 PM IST
Pieces of a Woman movie review: Look beyond Shia LaBeouf’s problematic presence, and the film has a lot to admire -- especially Vanessa Kirby’s astonishing central performance.
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Pedro Pascal: The rise of a star

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 07:28 PM IST
From the New York theatre to Game of Thrones and Wonder Woman 1984, the actor has honed his craft, owned his choices and emerged a winner.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Serious Men, Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Serious Men, Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

From Thappad to The Trial of the Chicago 7, the top 10 films of 2020

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:00 PM IST
From Indian gems such as Serious Men and Thappad to Oscar frontrunners such as The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom -- here are the top 10 movies of 2020.
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Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Prateek Gandhi in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit.
Jaideep Ahlawat in Paatal Lok, Prateek Gandhi in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit.

From Paatal Lok to The Queen’s Gambit, the top 10 TV shows of 2020

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:01 PM IST
From Indian hits such as Paatal Lok and Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story to international powerhouses such as The Queen’s Gambit and ZeroZeroZero, here are the top 10 shows of 2020.
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We Can Be Heroes movie review: Priyanka Chopra as Ms Granada, in a still from Robert Rodriguez’s new film.(Ryan Green/NETFLIX © 2020)
We Can Be Heroes movie review: Priyanka Chopra as Ms Granada, in a still from Robert Rodriguez’s new film.(Ryan Green/NETFLIX © 2020)

We Can Be Heroes movie review: Priyanka Chopra hams her way through Robert Rodriguez’s silly superhero film

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:19 PM IST
We Can Be Heroes movie review: A hammy Priyanka Chopra headlines the adult cast in director Robert Rodriguez’s silly superhero film, aimed squarely at kids.
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The Midnight Sky movie review: George Clooney sports a Santa Claus beard in his big-budget sci-fi thriller.
The Midnight Sky movie review: George Clooney sports a Santa Claus beard in his big-budget sci-fi thriller.

The Midnight Sky movie review: There’s no dawn at the end of George Clooney’s disastrously dull Netflix film

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 05:36 PM IST
The Midnight Sky movie review: George Clooney’s direction sucks all the tension out of the movie, described as Gravity meets The Revenant.
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AK vs AK movie review: Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor lock horns in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Netflix film.
AK vs AK movie review: Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor lock horns in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Netflix film.

AK vs AK movie review: Anil Kapoor unleashes inner Chembur against Anurag Kashyap in inventive but inconsistent Netflix film

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 07:53 AM IST
AK vs AK movie review: Inventive but inconsistent, director Vikramaditya Motwane’s Netflix film, starring Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap has a twisted spirit, but ties itself up in knots towards the end.
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Sylvie’s Love movie review: Amazon melodrama might be too old-fashioned for some.
Sylvie’s Love movie review: Amazon melodrama might be too old-fashioned for some.

Sylvie’s Love movie review: New Amazon melodrama mines La La Land magic, might be too old-fashioned

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:43 AM IST
Sylvie’s Love movie review: The new Amazon melodrama has visual splendour to spare, but it might be too old-fashioned in its gender politics to appeal to contemporary audiences.
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Soul movie review: Jamie Foxx voices aspiring jazz musician Joe Gardner in the new Pixar movie.(AP)
Soul movie review: Jamie Foxx voices aspiring jazz musician Joe Gardner in the new Pixar movie.(AP)

Soul movie review: Jamie Foxx adds the magic touch to Pixar’s mindbending musical

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:20 PM IST
Soul movie review: It can’t quite attain the peak-Pixar emotion of Toy Story 3 or Inside Out, but it looks stunning, and has a deep cultural relevance.
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman as Levee, in a still from the new Netflix film.(David Lee/NETFLIX)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman as Levee, in a still from the new Netflix film.(David Lee/NETFLIX)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman is breathtaking in his final film, there’s no way he won’t win an Oscar

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom movie review: Chadwick Boseman is breathtaking in his final film, delivering scene after scene of heartbreaking intensity. There’s no way he isn’t winning an Oscar for this.
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In his last role before he died, Philip Seymour Hoffman played a German spy in the film adaptation of A Most Wanted Man.(DEMAREST FILMS)
In his last role before he died, Philip Seymour Hoffman played a German spy in the film adaptation of A Most Wanted Man.(DEMAREST FILMS)

Code words, covert operations, action: le Carré at the movies

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Over the decades, filmmakers, script writers and actors have found inspiration in the British novelist’s complex plots that laid bare the quintessential human condition.
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The Mandalorian season 2 review: Pedro Pascal returns as Din Djarin in spectacular Disney+ show.
The Mandalorian season 2 review: Pedro Pascal returns as Din Djarin in spectacular Disney+ show.

The Mandalorian season 2 review: Sensational Star Wars show is appointment TV at its finest

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:03 PM IST
The Mandalorian season 2 review: It’s Star Wars in its purest form — spare but sprawling, elegantly intimate yet epic in scope, appointment TV at its best.
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The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.
The Stand review: Alexander Skarsgard in a still from the CBS All Access show, based on Stephen King’s novel.

The Stand review: Sprawling Stephen King adaptation collapses under its own weight

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The Stand review: Featuring a stellar cast and high production values, the new Stephen King adaptation goes off-book, and ends up resembling a Walking Dead spin-off that never made it to the air.
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Durgamati movie review: Bhumi Pednekar in a still from the new Amazon horror film.
Durgamati movie review: Bhumi Pednekar in a still from the new Amazon horror film.

Durgamati movie review: Bhumi Pednekar deserves better, and this film deserves to be burned at the stake

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:27 PM IST
Durgmati movie review: Starring Bhumi Pednekar and Arshad Warsi, it’s the sort of film in which the scary sequences are hilarious, and the attempts at humour are positively terrifying.
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A Call to Spy movie review: Radhika Apte plays Noor Inayat Khan in the spy drama.
A Call to Spy movie review: Radhika Apte plays Noor Inayat Khan in the spy drama.

A Call to Spy movie review: Are you Raazi for more Radhika Apte?

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 07:13 AM IST
A Call to Spy movie review: With a complete absence of conflict, a confused screenplay and lacklustre direction, the new spy drama, co-starring Radhika Apte, does a disservice to the incredible women that it wants to honour.
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The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel and Aneurin Barnard in a still from Armando Iannucci’s new film.
The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel and Aneurin Barnard in a still from Armando Iannucci’s new film.

The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel is delightful in radical retelling of Dickens’ classic

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The Personal History of David Copperfield movie review: Dev Patel stars in director Armando Iannucci’s radical retelling of Charles Dickens’ revered classic.
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Your Honor review: Bryan Cranston makes a bland return to TV.
Your Honor review: Bryan Cranston makes a bland return to TV.

Your Honor review: Objection Milord! Bryan Cranston’s new show is an inferior copy of Breaking Bad

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Your Honor review: It’s a bit odd that Bryan Cranston chose to make his TV comeback with this, considering its similarities to the legendary Breaking Bad.
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Mank movie review: Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in a still from David Fincher’s new Netflix film.
Mank movie review: Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in a still from David Fincher’s new Netflix film.

Mank movie review: David Fincher demolishes Hollywood mythmaking in delicious new Netflix film

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Mank movie review: David Fincher’s new Netflix film -- a movie about movies -- is satirical but sweet, weary but vengeful. Not to be missed.
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Godmothered movie review: Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher in a still from the new Disney+ holiday film.
Godmothered movie review: Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher in a still from the new Disney+ holiday film.

Godmothered movie review: New Disney film is a disenchanting holiday distraction, a feeble fairytale for kids

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Godmothered movie review: An unimaginative retread of countless Disney films of the past, most prominently Enchanted, Godmothered squanders a strong cast and poignant premise in favour of predictable drama.
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Tenet movie review: John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in a still from Christopher Nolan’s new film.
Tenet movie review: John David Washington and Robert Pattinson in a still from Christopher Nolan’s new film.

Tenet movie review: Christopher Nolan’s new film is underwhelming and overwhelming at the same time, but not worth risking your life for

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:15 PM IST
Tenet movie review: Christopher Nolan’s latest science-fiction epic is the sort of head-scratcher that feels like it’s talking down to its audience -- not worth the many months of wait.
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Mulan movie review: Yifei Liu in a still from Disney’s mega-budget live-action remake.(AP)
Mulan movie review: Yifei Liu in a still from Disney’s mega-budget live-action remake.(AP)

Mulan movie review: A monumental misfire from Disney, the worst of its live-action remakes

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Mulan movie review: Despite a massive budget and all the resources that one could ask for, Mulan deviates too drastically from the animated original, and its pandering tone is problematic.
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Mosul movie review: Suhail Dabbach as Major Jasem and Adam Bessa as Kawa, in a still from the new Netflix film.(JOSE HARO/NETFLIX)
Mosul movie review: Suhail Dabbach as Major Jasem and Adam Bessa as Kawa, in a still from the new Netflix film.(JOSE HARO/NETFLIX)

Mosul movie review: Russo brothers’ brutal action film is a worthy follow-up to Endgame and Extraction

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:46 PM IST
Mosul movie review: It might come across as inadequate American compensation for having invaded an entire country, but the new war film, produced by the Russo brothers, is more than that.
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Train to Busan Presents Peninsula movie review: Korean zombie sequel suffers from a case of sequelitis.
Train to Busan Presents Peninsula movie review: Korean zombie sequel suffers from a case of sequelitis.

Peninsula movie review: Train to Busan sequel is a bloated mess of CGI action

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Train to Busan Presents Peninsula movie review: Director Yeon Sang-ho returns with a bigger follow-up to his 2016 smash hit, but is consumed by a bad case of sequelitis.
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The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)
The Crown Season 4 review: Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in a still from the Netflix show.(Des Willie/Netflix)

The Crown season 4 review: All hail Emma Corrin, scene-stealer as Princess Diana in the finest season of Netflix’s lavish show

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:07 PM IST
The Crown season 4 review: Newcomer Emma Corrin delivers a star-making performance as Princess Diana, in the finest season of Netflix’s most lavish show.
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