Bollywood Movie Reviews

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 | Last Update : 09:48 PM IST

Reviews

  • 'Charlie's Angels': A spirited eye-candy

    'Charlie's Angels': A spirited eye-candy


    This 118-minute, hurricane-paced spy thriller is the latest big-screen spin on the 1970s TV series and a pair of films that released in the early 2000s. It is a spirited eye-candy with a strong feminist streak but light on content.

  • 'Motichoor Chaknachoor': Humour in a time warp

    'Motichoor Chaknachoor': Humour in a time warp


    The biggest killjoy for a joke is a situation where you have figured out its punchline long before it ends. "Motichoor Chaknachoor" suffers from that problem. It doesn't take you more than 10 minutes to figure out where the film is headed, which is sad because the film looked like a winning concept on paper at least.

  • 'Ford v Ferrari' hits the right spot

    'Ford v Ferrari' hits the right spot


    Based on facts for the battle of supremacy in the mid-1960s between the two titular automotive giants, director James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari" is a one-dimensional, old-fashioned period sports drama that balances thrills, laughs and emotions, in equal measure.

  • 'Doctor Sleep': Suspenseful but not scary

    'Doctor Sleep': Suspenseful but not scary


    Director Mike Flanagan's "Doctor Sleep" is neither excellent nor outright sloppy, but it does make for an interesting viewing experience. It is tense and suspenseful in parts but not scary or frightening at all.

  • 'The King'  Is  Netflix's  Stab  At Costumed Glory

    'The King' Is Netflix's Stab At Costumed Glory


    Impressively mounted and poised gracefully on a high moral ground, "The King" is everything a historical epic ought to be. Its earnest stab at costumed resplendence as represented in the British royalty's penchant for power usurpation, is no doubt commendable.

  • 'Modern Love' is the best love anthology on OTT

    'Modern Love' is the best love anthology on OTT


    Easily the best series I've seen on the OTT platform, "Modern Love" is an ambrosial anthology of eight episodes portraying love in all its splendour, sometimes slender, sometimes hard, but always tender and revealing, each episode has the stand-alone emotional strength of being a full-length feature film.

  • 'Drive': Neither Fast, Nor Furious

    'Drive': Neither Fast, Nor Furious


    Y-a-w-n. We're back to the same old circus - Bollywood wants to make a "Hollywood thriller" yet again, and this time they have raided Netflix for release space.

  • 'The Current War': Far from electrifying

    'The Current War': Far from electrifying


    "The Current War", based on true events, is a period drama about the greatest inventors of the nineteenth century industrial age -- Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch)

  • 'Terminator: Dark Fate' is enjoyable fare

    'Terminator: Dark Fate' is enjoyable fare


    A direct sequel to the first two films of the franchise, this sixth instalment of the "Terminator" series, which began way back in 1984, is all about karma and karmic connections.

  • 'Dolemite' is Eddie Murphy at his raunchiest

    'Dolemite' is Eddie Murphy at his raunchiest


    Why is this film about a raunchy standup comedian being touted as Eddie Murphy's comeback? An outstanding comic talent such as he doesn't go away. And even if we are looking at dates, Murphy was in much finer form in his last release "Mr Church", where he brought to great use his penchant for wry social comment into play.

  • 'Bigil' is Vijay's show all the way

    'Bigil' is Vijay's show all the way


    For a film that speaks stridently on women's empowerment and the sins of sexism, "Bigil" is awfully enamoured of its male protagonist who all but preens when he is on screen. The camera clings to Vijay like a Siamese twin letting go of him only long enough for the incidental characters (and that includes leading lady Nayanthara) to let us know how privileged they are to be in the same narrative as Vijay/Bigil

  • "Housefull 4" is more like a haggard circus


    Give them some points for consistency. Maintaining the same low IQ over four films – and crafting it into a moneymaking franchise – is no small deal. By now, the makers of these "Housefull" films have chucked all notions of sensible storytelling and intelligent humour. Why bother? What matters is setting off a big bang hype before release, and the box-office math solves itself.