Wednesday 23 August, 2017
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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, [...]

Sarkar 3: Ram Gopal Varma returns to form, thanks to Mr. Bachchan

By Subhash K Jha Film: “Sarkar 3″; Director: Ram Gopal Varma; Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Manoj Bajpai, Ronit Roy, Yami Gautam; Rating: **** It is easy to see the third instalment of Ram Gopal Varma’s “Sarkar” [...]

Baahubali 2: A fitting and fantasy-esque finale

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”; Director: S. S. Rajamouli; Cast: Prabhas Raju, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Nasser, Charandeep, Satya Raj, Prabhakar, Rakesh Varre, Rohini, [...]

‘Noor’: This crusader endears you all the way

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Noor”; Director: Sunhil Sippy; Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Purab Kohli, MK Raina, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Smita Tambe, Rating: ***1/2 Adapted from Saba Imtiaz’s novel, “Karachi, you are killing [...]

‘Mukti Bhawan’: A masterpiece that dares to smile at death

By Subhash K. Jha Film: “Mukti Bhawan”; Writer-Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani; Cast: Lalit Behl, Adil Hussain, Geetanjali Kulkarni and Navninda Behl; Rating: ***** Twenty-four is too young to think about death, let alone make a [...]

‘Trapped’: Exhausting and fabricated

By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Trapped”; Director: Vikramaditya Motwane; Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa and Khushboo Upadhay; Rating: **1/2 Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s film “Trapped” is a minimalist survival [...]