Mardaani: Manipulative But Effective


Movie: Mardaani Director: Pradeep Sarkar Cast: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta, Priyanka Sharma Rating: *** It’s interesting to take notice of a film that seems so much the focused issue-tackling initiative on the surface level and one that also … Continue reading 

Mardaani: The Awakening


Movie: Mardaani Director: Pradeep Sarkar Cast: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta, Priyanka Sharma Rating: *** ‘Mardaani’ is not a great film, but Rani Mukerji makes it a decent watch with her knockout performance. I never pictured Rani as a … Continue reading 

The Expendables 3: High Action, Low Performances


Movie: The Expendables 3 Director: Patrick Hughes Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Jason Statham, Kellan Lutz, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell, Victor Ortiz … Continue reading 

Taking up the Challenge in ‘Anukshanam’: Vishnu Manchu

Vishnu Manchu

Upcoming Telugu thriller Anukshanam is one of the most tiring films of actor Vishnu Manchu’s career. He says the extremely tough character took a toll on him. “This is probably one of the toughest characters I’ve played till now. It’s … Continue reading 

Singham Returns: Jungle of Stereotypes


Movie: Singham Returns Director: Rohit Shetty Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Amole Gupta, Dayanand Shetty, Anupam Kher, Zakir Hussain, Sharat Saxena Rating: ** Singham Returns explains the frivolity of commercial films when parameters of a successful original don’t justify but … Continue reading 

Anjaan: The Star Cinema


Movie: Anjaan Director: N. Lingusamy Cast: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Manoj Bajpayee, Vidyut Jammwal, Dalip Tahil, Soori, Brahmanandam, Asif Basra and Murali Sharma Rating: ** We don’t see the actor Suriya we’ve seen in films such as “Pithamagan”, “Perazhagan”, “Kaaka … Continue reading 

Into the Storm: A Visual Masterpiece


Movie: Into The Storm Director: Steven Quale Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Richard Armitage, Matt Walsh, Nathan Kress, Max Deacon, Alycia Debnam Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Lee Whittaker, Kyle Davis, Jon Reep, Scott Lawrence, Brandon Ruiter and David Drumm Rating: … Continue reading 

Entertainment: It’s Bollywood


Movie: Entertainment Director: Sajid-Farhad  Cast: Akshay Kumar, Tamannah Bhatia, Sonu Sood, Johnny Lever, Krishna Abhishek, Prakash Raj Rating: ** When dialogue writers turn directors, they do justice to their strengths on paper but not its execution on screen as much. … Continue reading 

22 Jump Street: Raucous Comedy With Gay Innuendos


Movie: 22 Jump Street Director: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Keith Lucas, Kenny Lucas, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Tatro Rating: ** A buddy-cop drama, “22 Jump … Continue reading