Monday 21 January, 2019
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The Accidental Prime Minister: Nothing accidental about it

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “The Accidental Prime Minister”; Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte; Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Aahana Kumra, Suzanne Bernert and Arjun Mathur; Rating: *** If you enjoy political satires, “The Accidental [...]

‘Petta’: Vintage Rajinikanth in his element in this old school revenge saga

By Haricharan Pudipeddi Film: “Petta”; Language: Tamil; Cast: Rajinikanth, Simran, Trisha, Sasikumar, Vijay Sethupathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Director: Karthik Subbaraj; Rating: *** If there’s one thing Karthik Subbaraj’s [...]

‘Selection Day’ is Netflix’s best Indian series to date

By Subhash K. Jha “Selection Day”; Cast: Mohammad Samad, Yash Dholye, Akshay Oberoi, Rajesh Tailang, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ratna Pathak Shah; Director: Udayan Prasad; Rating: *** ½ (3 and a half stars). The actual sacred game in India [...]

Simmba: Ranveer Singh roars in this masala entertainer

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Simmba”; Director: Rohit Shetty; Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ajay Devgan, Ashutosh Rana, Siddharth Jadhav; Rating: **** Critical opinion on a Rohit Shetty film may vary wildly, simply because [...]

Kedarnath: Competently crafted but lacks soul

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Kedarnath”; Director: Abhishek Kapoor; Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nishant Dahiya, Nitish Bharadwaj, Pooja Gor, Alka Amin; Rating: *** Director Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kedarnath” [...]

2:0: Mammoth disappointment

By Subhash K. Jha Film: ’2.0′; Starring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar; Directed by Shankar; Rating: *(1 star) With due respects to ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, it wouldn’t be wrong to call Shankar’s long-awaited spectacle [...]

Pihu is the most heartbreaking horror take you’ll ever see

By Subhash K Jha Pihu: Starring Myra, Prerna Sharma, voices of Rahul Bagga and Hrishita Bhatt; Directed by Vinod Kapri; Rating: ****(4 stars). If Macaulay Culkin was a little girl who was a far better actor than he, and if Home Alone was a [...]

‘Thugs of Hindostan’: Aamir Khan steals the show

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Thugs of Hindostan”; Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ronit Roy, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Sharat Saxena and Lloyd Owen; Rating: ***1/2 A [...]

‘What Will People Say’ will stun you

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “What Will People Say”; Director: Iram Haq; Cast: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna; Rating: **** It is widely believed that every individual has a story to tell. Then why is it that some stories [...]

Badhaai Ho: Refreshingly honest and entertaining

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Badhaai Ho”; Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sanya Malhotra, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sheeba Chaddha, Surekha Sikri, Rahul Tewari, Vimi Mehta; Rating: ***1/2 “Badhaai Ho” [...]