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15-03-2015

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What the critics are saying about 'NH10'

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Firstpost -  Brilliant Anushka Sharma steals the show in a gripping film

A thoroughly average idea and a flawed script add up to a gripping experience, thanks to Singh's direction, Merchant's editing and Sharma's acting. Read the complete review here.

IANS - Dramatic telling of an urban fable

'NH10' is a relentlessly thoughtful, constantly edgy and dramatic telling of an urban fable. Read the complete review here.

PTI - NH10 is a fast-paced cinematic ride

Singh mixes genres in NH10. It is a road movie, crime drama, chase thriller and revenge tale rolled into one. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - It's often terrifying on this highway

The violence in 'NH10' is brutal and uncompromising, and it serves the plot well. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - Anushka Sharma tries hard in NH10

It’s not that Anushka Sharma, who has also produced the film, is not trying hard. She is, and up to a point, she is in fine fettle. Read the complete review here.

Glamsham - NH10 is fast and bloody furious

Navdeep Singh's NH10 is is brilliant, fast and bloody furious. Read the complete review here.

Financial Express Anushka Sharma packs in an incredibly strong performance

NH10 is a wonderfully made film with an outstanding performance by Anushka Sharma. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Focus' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Focus'

Firstpost - Focus is Will Smith's worst film so far

Will Smith looks in dire need of a drink and completely uninterested in whatever is happening on set. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - Focus starts and ends as a tame love story

Directors Ficarra and Requa (Stupid, Crazy, Love) are undecided about how to run with Focus. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live -  For a large part of the film you have a good time

Big Willie brings his A-game to 'Focus', a glossy, slick con movie that coasts along nicely for the most part. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Chappie' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Chappie'

Firstpost - Chappie is in an oddball film

Chappie will forever be remembered as the one that made people, for the first time, question Neil Blomkamp's actual talent. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - Chappie is charming and absolutely tragic

Voiced by a Blomkamp favourite, Sharlto Copley, Chappie is absolutely charming and absolutely tragic. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Chappie is derivative not fun

'District 9' and 'Elysium' director Neill Blomkamp's latest film 'Chappie' has a distinctly recycled feel to it. the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: Dirty Politics reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Dirty Politics'

Indian Express - Dirty Politics disappoints

What we get is the kind of film which should have been deep-sixed before it was thought of. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Badmaashiyan' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Badmaashiyan'

IANS - Badmaashiyan is a well-intended sawach-aur-saaf-suthri comedy

"Badmaashiyan" revels in an innocuous irreverence. It's an original and frequently funny comedy of ongoing errors. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Coffee Bloom' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Coffee Bloom'

MID-DAY -  Coffee Bloom has an uninspiring script

'Coffee Bloom' is an excellent example of how some filmmakers end up making pretentious, self indulgent unwatchable movies in the name of independent cinema. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'

Firstpost - Dum Laga Ke Haisha is the best YRF release in years

It's good to know that the production house that brings us over-the-top spectacles like the Dhoom films can make something small, hilarious and straight from the heart. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - It knows where it’s coming from and where it wants to go

‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ knows where it’s coming from, and where it wants to go. It is not drowning in studio-created ‘lower-middle-and-middle-class’ design. Read the complete review here.

PTI - Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a warm, weighty love story

The comedic and the emotionally intense come together in a marvellously effective manner in Yash Raj Films' latest production, Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a charming film

Simple and breezy, while at the same time evocative of life in small-town India, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a charming film that you really shouldn't miss. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Ab Tak Chappan 2' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Ab Tak Chappan 2'

MID-DAY - Avoid Ab Tak Chappan 2

'Ab Tak Chappan' is brutally killed in what could be called a totally uncalled for encounter by a group of gentlemen, who had nothing to do with the original. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is an entirely pointless sequel

Ab Tak Chhappan 2 has neither the benefit of Shimit Amin's crisp direction nor a script as wholesome and probing as the first one. Read the complete review here.

PTI - Ab Tak Chhappan 2: Down for the count from scene one

This sequel to the critically acclaimed 2004 hit, Ab Tak Chhappan, is no patch on the original film. Read the complete review here.

Glamsham - Ab Tak Chhappan 2 doesn't work

AB TAK CHAPPAN 2 is an 80s plot with a 90s twist with director Aejaz Gulab trying to give it a current flavor. It doesn't work. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Badlapur' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Badlapur'

Firstpost - Don't miss the beginning of Badlapur

Taut with tension, unpredictable and dramatic, it's a powerful opening sequence. It's also the prelude to a letdown because it turns out that's all Badlapur has. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - Badlapur is riveting

'Badlapur' is so riveting you don't even want to blink. You watch, heart in mouth, willing the critically injured to keep breathing. Read the complete review here.

MID-DAY  - Badlapur leaves you unsettled

'Badlapur' is definitely not the stuff for those with a weak appetite or those who like things black or white. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Badlapur keeps you on your toes

The sheer thrill of watching a film and not knowing what will happen next is one of the great pleasures offered by director Sriram Raghavan's unpredictable and deliciously twisted revenge thriller 'Badlapur'. Read the complete review here.

PTI - Badlapur is a flawed but stylish thriller

In the slow-burning Badlapur, both the opening scene and the climax catch the audience unawares. They are the film's high points. Read the complete review here.

Financial Express - Badlapur features truly unforgettable performance by Varun Dhawan

BADLAPUR offers you cinematic excellence with a rider that there's violence and gore, which may not be everyone's cup of bitter coffee. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Qissa' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Qissa'

IANS - Qissa is a mystifying and satisfying masterpiece

Like the ghost that follows the film's gender-challenged protagonist 'Qissa' will haunt you forever. Read the complete review here.

PTI - Qissa is a profoundly moving Partition tale

Embellished with magnificent performances and enchanting visuals, Qissa is an exquisitely crafted cinematic essay that is at once captivating and disquieting. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Qissa is in tradition of compelling folktale

I recommend that you watch the film for its unique voice. Read the complete review here.

Firstpost - Qissa leaves you haunted

Despite losing its way in parts, it's a thought-provoking film that looks beautiful and has some superb acting performances by Dugal, Shome, Khan and Chopra. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Wild' reviews

What the critics are saying about Wild

iANS - Wild is an intelligently crafted film

Though slow and meandering, "Wild" will appeal to cinephiles. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Wild proves to be that rare movie about an epic life-changing journey

The film benefits also from director Jean-Marc Vallee's strong eye for visuals, and his ability to put you at the centre of the action. Read the complete review here.

What the critics are saying about Whiplash

IBN Live - Whiplash never loosens its grip on your attention

It's tense, consistently compelling, and a dazzlingly original piece of work that you cannot miss. Read the complete review here.

The Indian Express - Whiplash is a film with only “greatness” in its sights

"Good job" is certainly not an adjective one can attach to Whiplash. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Roy' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Roy'

Firstpost - Ranbir, Arjun and Jacqueline are big let downs in this painfully boring film

Roy is the latest entrant in the gigantic pantheon of movies featuring style over substance. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - What is Ranbir Kapoor doing in a movie like this?

I haven’t seen something as fuzzy and dreary as 'Roy' in a long time. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - The film limps lethargically and collapse in a predictable twist ending

The unintentionally funny dialogues aside, it's unlikely that you'll be smiling through this misery. Read the complete review here.

PTI - Promising premise killed by lack of pace

Roy, despite some impressive stylistic elements, is undone by its lack of momentum and energy. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'MSG: The Messenger of God' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'MSG: The Messenger of God'

Firstpost - It's the Pitaji of 'so bad it's good'

Why the film faced any ban is a mystery. You can laugh with the movie, and more so at the movie. It's a win win. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - The ‘film’ is excruciatingly awful

The 'film' is long and excruciatingly awful only for non-believers. For his adoring followers, each scene is a super-hit. Read the complete review here. 

What the critics are saying about 'Temper'

IBN Live - Junior NTR is back with Temper

Although the film isn't targeted mainly at family audience due to overtly dealt perverted ideas, 'Temper' can be a best watch for Nandamuri Fans. Read the complete review here. 

NEXT PAGE: 'Shamitabh' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Shamitabh'

Firstpost - Shamitabh is intelligent, but lacks heart

Despite the flawed writing, Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan make Shamitabh a pleasant enough outing to the movies. Read the complete review here.

Indian Express - Shamiabh swings between being intelligent and banal

‘Shamitabh’ swings between being intelligent and banal, the latter more so when it begins worshipping at the altar of the nation’s most beloved voice. Read the complete review here.

IBN - Shamitabh comes undone by the curse of the second half

Brimming with smart ideas and powered by the performances of its two principals, it's a shame this promising film comes undone by the Curse of the Second Half. Read the complete review here.

MID-DAY - Shamitabh works at some levels

This one-line concept must have looked great on the table but falters when it has to be stretched to a two-and-half hour plus duration. Read the complete review here.

IANS - Shamitabh is an ode to Big B's baritone, human mortality

'Shamitabh' is not just a homage to the great Bachchan baritone. It is also a magnificent ode to the theme of human mortality. Read the complete reviews here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Yennai Arindhaal' reviews

What the critics are saying about Yennai Arindhaal

Indian Express - Yennai Arindhaal is Ajith's best in recent times

Despite some tonal and length issues, Gautham impresses mostly in 'Yennai Arindhaal', and gives this tale of a police officer a much need emotional tug. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Ajith, Arjun Vijay impress in Yennai Arindhaal

Many good things have fallen into the pot of 'Yennai Arindhaal' starting from Ajith but the best thing about the film is Arun Vijay. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Jupiter Ascending' reviews

What the critics are saying about Jupiter Ascending

Firstpost - Jupiter Ascending is a tedious, underwhelming remake of The Matrix

It's frustrating that the filmmakers who so effortlessly adapted the complex Cloud Atlas to the big screen managed to render such a derivative, noisy and forgettable action film. Read the complete review here.

MID-DAY - Jupiter Ascending is dull and unimpressive

After delivering one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time, and cult hits in the form of 'Speed Racer' and 'Cloud Atlas', the Wachowskis this time attempt fantasy, and the results are, well, not good at all. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Hawaizaada' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Hawaizaada'


IANS - Hawaizaada is a dreamlike masterpiece about a dreamer

'Hawaizaada' is a stunning feast of visual splendour, compounded with a script that's tightly and judiciously written to accentuate the audacity and eccentricity of people who can float in the future. Read the complete review here.

Firstpost - Hawaizaada is a nonsensical and boring film

The film should have been called 'Hawe me zyada', because it takes a ton of creative liberties to dole out a completely fictional story using a real person. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Hawaizaada is jingoistic and melodramatic

Hawaizaada might have worked as a quirky flight of fancy, but Puri and his characters take things way too seriously, robbing the film of that very sense of awe and wonder that it so badly needed. Read the complete review here.

Glamsham - Hawaizaada required temerity not timidity

So much money is wasted in trying to tell a simple tale which required temerity not timidity. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Birdman' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Birdman'

Firstpost - Birdman features one of the best acting performances

'Birdman' appears to be a movie about an actor trying to redeem himself, but really, Inarritu's award-winning movie is about you and me. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Birdman has a delicious script,

Birdman, co-written and directed by Alejandro Gonzlez Iritu, is easily one of the smartest films you'll see. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Khamoshiyan' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Khamoshiyan'

Firstpost  - Khamoshiyan beats Bipasha's Creature 3D, hands down!

It's not easy to come up with a story and film worse than Creature 3D, but 'Khamoshiyan' manages this. Read the complete review here.

IANS - Khamoshiyan is full of moronic mumbo-jumbo

'Khamoshiyan' makes you shiver. But not in fear. It just makes you shake in embarrassment for all the ghosts and spirits who are so royally snubbed and insulted by such travesties of terror. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Khamoshiyan has a redundant storyline

Vikram Bhatt, the writer of 'Khamoshiyan' badly needs to think of an outrageous plot for his next, because his movies are no longer as scary as it used to be once. Read the complete review here.

Glamsham - Khamoshiyan is a well-camouflaged horror flick

What's exciting about 'Khamoshiyan' is that this is a well-designed, well-camouflaged horror flick. Read the complete review here.

NEXT PAGE: 'Rahasya' reviews

What the critics are saying about 'Foxcatcher'

Firstpost - Foxcatcher isn't as good as DuPont's real story

This is half a movie, and a very good one too, if only it dared to take an extra step ahead. Let's just call it the American Hustle of this year. Read the complete review here.

What the critics are saying about 'Rahasya'

IANS  - Rahasya is a gripping, edge-of-the-seat whodunit

Messy lives, sordid relationships, betrayal and revenge run through the veins of the film. Barbara Cartland would have frowned. But Agatha Christie would have assuredly approved. Read the complete review here.

IBN Live - Rahasya has a implausible script

Rahasya is a very watchable thriller, inconsistent but never dull. A compelling account inspired by an oddly fascinating case. Read the complete review here.

Glamsham - Rahasya is a no brainer

There's an urgency in Manish Gupta's 'Rahasya' that's hard to define or comprehend. Read the complete review here.

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