‘Lingaa’ – The hero with a thousand faces; Rating: ***

'Lingaa' - The hero with a thousand faces

Film: “Lingaa”; Cast: Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha, Anushka Shetty, K. Vishwanath, Jagapathi Babu, Vijayakumar, Radha Ravi, Santhanam, Karunakaran and Dev Gill; Director: K.S. Ravi Kumar; Rating: *** In one of the scenes in “Lingaa”, Rajinikanth is seen reading Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with A Thousand Faces’. The camera zooms in on the book’s title from different […]

‘Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’ visually brilliant, but fails to excite; Rating: **

Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five ArmiesHobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Film: “Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies”; Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O’Gorman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee and Ian […]

‘Badlapur Boys’ – sincere depiction of a kabaddi team’s journey;Rating – ***1/2

Badlapur Boys' - sincere depiction of a kabaddi team's journey

Film: “Badlapur Boys”; Cast: Shashank Udapurkar, Nishshan, Puja Gupta, Mazhar Khan, Annu Kapoor, Anupam Maanav, Saranya Mohan, Kishori Shahane and Aman Verma; Director: Shailesh Verma; Rating; ***1/2 They are a bunch of losers. And the film doesn’t hesitate in portraying the losers in the most unflattering light. The charm lies not in the sophistication of […]

‘The Babadook’ – bound to keep you hooked; Rating: ****

'The Babadook

Film: “The Babadook”; Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Barbara West, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney and Benjamin Winspear; Directed by: Jennifer Kent; Rating: **** “Mister Babadooka…You’ll see him if you look…Baba dook dook dook!” Who would consider that these innocuous rhyming words in an insignificant cutout picture book to take a spooky turn? But indeed, a […]

Action Jackson’ movie review: What Viewers says ?

Action Jackson’ movie review: What Viewers says ?

When you have a hunk with a chiselled physique and three women romancing him, what would you ideally expect? Some real entertainment, no? However, Prabhudheva unapologetically proves you wrong! Prabhu’s earlier works ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘R…Rajkumar’ were a lot better and had at least some ‘masala’ sporadically scattered. Unfortunately, ‘Action Jackson’ has nothing much to […]

Sulemani Keeda movie review

Sulemani Keeda movie review

Sulemani Keeda is a buddy comedy that evokes the original Chashme Buddoor, dudes sharing dreams, desires and the rent. Here, Dulal (Naveen) and Moinak (Mayank) write Bollywood scripts, knocking at filmmakers’ doors (in a hilarious encounter, Mahesh Bhatt offers them vaporous views but no break) while managing love, libidos and their landlord’s son. The duo […]

‘Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain’ review: Disturbing, timely and hard-hitting

'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain' review: Disturbing, timely and hard-hitting

They say all you get from love is a love song. Disasters, man-made or otherwise, too can face a similar destiny. All we really get from disasters are disaster movies. Some that shake and stir. Others that move and change lives. Ravi Kumar’s melodramatic recreation of the Bhopal gas tragedy, said to be the worst […]

‘Ungli’ movie review: Good or Bad!

'Ungli' movie review: Good or Bad!

In the awkward cocktail of comedy, vigilante justice and the irony of Sanjay Dutt playing a policeman that is Ungli, Zaveri gets the credit for churning out some of the most cringe-worthy lines in Bollywood history. Thanks to Zaveri’s wordplay, most of the punchlines in Ungli will make you groan while the earnest, emotional scenes are likely to […]

‘Zed Plus’ – political satire which makes you laugh, weep; Rating: ****

This political satire makes you laugh, weep

Film: “Zed Plus”; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Adil Hussain and Mona Singh; Rating: **** This Prime Minister cannot speak Hindi. No, he is not female and of Italian origin. Played by the very authentic Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mr. Prime Minister in Chandraprakash Dwiwedi’s heartwarming political satire, is a bearded, canny, suave and wily patriarch. Like many […]

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ – this one’s not boss material; Rating: **1/2

This one's not boss material

Film: “Horrible Bosses 2″; Cast: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz, Brandon Richardson, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey and Lindsay Sloane; Director: Sean Anders; Rating: **1/2 “Horrible Bosses 2″ conjures images of vicious and maleficent employers who treat their employees shabbily and probably that’s why the 2011 released film “Horrible Bosses” was […]