Monday 18 December, 2017
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‘Tumhari Sulu’: Strong performances elevate this light-hearted film

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Tumhari Sulu”; Director: Suresh Triveni; Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka Mendonza; Rating: *** “Tumhari Sulu” is the story of Sulochana Dubey aka Sulu (Vidya Balan), a middle [...]

Ittefaq: Desecrating a classic

By Subhash K Jha Film: “Ittefaq”; Cast: Akshaye Khanna,Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha; Director: Abhay Chopra; Rating: * 1/2 (one and a half stars) This 2-hour thriller claiming to be a taut, revisionist version of the 1969 classic [...]

Secret Superstar: Emotionally engaging, entertaining

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Secret Superstar”; Director: Advait Chandan; Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan, Raj Arjun, Harsh Jha, Kabir Sajid, Aryan Ashik, Farrokh Jaffer, Manuj Sharma and Tirth Sharma; Rating: **** What one likes [...]

Golmaal Again: Guffaws galore

BY TROY RIBEIRO Film: “Golmaal Again”; Director: Rohit Shetty; Cast: Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tabu, Kunal Kemmu, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, Sachin Khedekar, Mukesh Tiwari, Neil [...]

Chef: Endearingly palate pleasing

Film: “Chef”; Director: Raja Krishna Menon; Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Padampriya Janakiraman, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Milind Soman, Svar Kamble, Rating: *** An official Hindi remake of Jon Favreau’s 2014 film by the same name, Director [...]

Jab Harry Met Sejal: Banal and lacks emotional connect

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Jab Harry Met Sejal”; Director: Imitaz Ali; Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Evelyn Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Aru Krishansh Verma; Rating: *1/2 If you are content to simply bask in the company of [...]

The Big Sick: Light-hearted, heart melting rom-com

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “The Big Sick”; Director: Michael Showalter; Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burham, Aidy Bryant, Shenaz Treasurywala and Kurt Braunohler; [...]

Tubelight shines but with low voltage

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Tubelight”; Director: Kabir Khan; Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Zhu Zhu, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Yashpal Sharma, Matin Rey Tangu and Isha Talwar; Rating: *** Salman Khan had once said, “Cinema should [...]

‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’: Informative, inspirational

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”; Director: James Erskine; Cast: Sachin Tendulkar, Anjali Tendulkar, Ajit Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem, Mayur More; Rating: *** “Sachin: A Billion Dreams” is [...]

Half Girlfriend: Performances save this half-baked mush

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Half Girlfriend”; Director: Mohit Suri; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Rhea Chakraborty, Anisa Butt and Vikrant Massey; Rating: ** Adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel by the same name, [...]