12th Fail Review | An All-Heart Motivational Drama With a Solid Emotional Core

A timely update to templates can always make them work for the audience if the emotions get translated through good writing and performances. 12th Fail, the new movie by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, is a testament to that. Chopra has taken a very cheesy and predictable drama that shows us the journey of an underdog. Yet,… Continue reading 12th Fail Review | An All-Heart Motivational Drama With a Solid Emotional Core

Tejas Review | A Green Screen Top Gun With the Political Sensitivity of a Gadar 2

One of the scenes in the movie Tejas that shows the title character’s early days in the Air Force Academy has a moment where the instructor asks whether anyone has any questions. Our leading lady stands up and asks when can I fly? It is almost as bizarre as an over-enthusiastic computer engineer asking his… Continue reading Tejas Review | A Green Screen Top Gun With the Political Sensitivity of a Gadar 2

Ganapath Review | This Green Screen Garbage Is a Multi-Level Endurance Test

Sitting through Ganapath, the new Tiger Shroff movie, is pretty difficult because they have taken the audience for granted in a very arrogant way. I actually found myself in a very baffled situation as the names and claims of the movie had no connection with what I saw on screen. Firstly, this is directed by… Continue reading Ganapath Review | This Green Screen Garbage Is a Multi-Level Endurance Test

Mission Raniganj Review | A Boring Disaster Film Flooded With Biopic Clichés

65 mine workers are trapped inside, and Akshay Kumar’s Jaswanth Singh Gill comes on the mic and tells them the reason why they were not intimated about the presence of poisonous gas was that they would get tensed and their faces would end up looking like Poori. I am not making this up. If this… Continue reading Mission Raniganj Review | A Boring Disaster Film Flooded With Biopic Clichés

Khufiya Review | This Spy Thriller Consistently Gives You Hope but Can’t Really Deliver

Khufiya from Vishal Bhardwaj, his second OTT release in a span of one week, is pretty eventful when you look at the script. It is something that I felt could have really looked enticing as a series, as it had some really peculiar characters and interesting interpersonal dynamics. Based on Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan, Khufiya is… Continue reading Khufiya Review | This Spy Thriller Consistently Gives You Hope but Can’t Really Deliver

Jaane Jaan Review | A Well-Crafted Thriller That Stays Close to the Characters

For the Indian audience who has seen Drishyam (including remakes), the official adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X, Jaane Jaan, might not feel as shocking or surprising as it was originally. I am not accusing the Jeethu Joseph movie of plagiarism. In fact, if you look at the element Jeethu Joseph has borrowed from… Continue reading Jaane Jaan Review | A Well-Crafted Thriller That Stays Close to the Characters

The Great Indian Family Review | A Hastily Made, Unimpressive Drama With an Earnest Vicky Kaushal

When you look at the state of secularism in our country right now, you would really wish to see a blockbuster commercial film to address the imbalance. Shot in 2020 and released in 2023, the new Vicky Kaushal starrer The Great Indian Family from director Vijay Krishna Acharya is an underbaked masala preach that looks… Continue reading The Great Indian Family Review | A Hastily Made, Unimpressive Drama With an Earnest Vicky Kaushal

Haddi Review | Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Excellent in This Inconsistent and Flat Revenge Thriller

In Haddi, writer-director Akshat Ajay Sharma is trying to add juice to an old-fashioned revenge drama by creating a screenplay that goes back and forth to hide the central character’s past and motive. The problem is that this narrative experiment that unfolds in the movie’s first half almost makes the film flat and uninteresting. Even… Continue reading Haddi Review | Nawazuddin Siddiqui Is Excellent in This Inconsistent and Flat Revenge Thriller