Movie Review: News

26 Feb 2023


#NewsBytesRecommends: 'Habibi Rasak Kharban' on Netflix—forbidden love in war-torn Gaza

Stories about love that is forbidden due to societal complications and morality facades have a certain kind of inherent appeal—they are all the same, and yet, somehow different.

24 Feb 2023


'Selfiee' review: Akshay Kumar overshadows Emran Hashmi in decent comedy

The year 2022 was not the year for Akshay Kumar. He delivered four back-to-back flops from Bachchhan Paandey to Raksha Bandhan. Come 2023, expectations were laid that Selfiee, which was released on Friday, might end his dry spell at the box office.

17 Feb 2023


'Shehzada' review: Kartik Aaryan impresses, film doesn't

Kartik Aaryan has returned to the screens almost a year after he pulled out Bollywood from a box office dry spell with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. His latest offering, Shehzada, was released in the theaters on Friday.

16 Feb 2023

Yami Gautam Dhar

'Lost' review: Story, coherence, pace are lost in all-over-the-place thriller 

Yami Gautam Dhar's latest film Lost arrived on ZEE5 on Thursday.

14 Feb 2023


'Your Place or Mine' review: Better to skip this one!

While many will be spending Valentine's Day with their romantic and platonic loved ones, there is a handsome self-deprecating population left who would rather invest all their emotions in fictional love stories.

10 Feb 2023


'Shiv Shastri Balboa' review: Don't miss this heart-warming Anupam Kher-starrer!

Very few movies really warm up your heart. Ajayan Venugopalan's Shiv Shastri Balboa is just that. It comes with original content, acting, emotions, and most importantly, no cliches.

03 Feb 2023

Anurag Kashyap

Review: 'Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat' lacks 'Anurag Kashyap' element

Anurag Kashyap is looked up as one of the finest filmmakers. Whether it's a film franchise like Gangs of Wasseypur or a romantic drama like Manmarziyaan, Kashyap has entertained with many sharp projects.

26 Jan 2023


'Gandhi Godse' review: Rajkumar Santoshi's fictional ideological war falls flat

When Rajkumar Santoshi announced his return as a director after nine years, that too with a film like Gandhi-Godse: Ek Yudh, expectations were set high.

25 Jan 2023


'Pathaan' review: SRK's spy thriller that will save Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan is back and it's with a bang!

20 Jan 2023

Sidharth Malhotra

'Mission Majnu' review: Bland watch lacks thrills, excitement, and intrigue

Shantanu Bagchi's Mission Majnu landed on Netflix on Friday.

13 Jan 2023

Arjun Kapoor

'Kuttey' review: Guns, grime, gore galore in this caper heist-thriller

Aasmaan Bhardwaj's directorial debut Kuttey was released on Friday.

08 Jan 2023

OTT releases

Stream or skip? Charlotte Wells' father-daughter drama 'Aftersun' on MUBI

The most honest, accurate way to describe Aftersun would be to call it a tender packaging of emotions. It's almost like a needle that knows the exact nerve that needs to be hit—the right chord that needs to be touched.

30 Dec 2022

Tamil Cinema

'Sembi' review: Kovai Sarala delivers career-best performance in Tamil legal-drama

Those who know Tamil cinema know that Kovai Sarala is more than a comic relief.

30 Dec 2022

Adivi Sesh

'HIT 2' review: Adivi Sesh's thriller is a must watch

What's better than watching an engrossing thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride, and comes with no cliches or potholes? Director Sailesh Kolanu's HIT: The Second Case is just that!

29 Dec 2022


Stream or skip? Sonakshi-Huma's dramedy 'Double XL' on Netflix

Satramm Ramani's comedy-drama Double XL was released on Netflix on Wednesday after completing its theatrical run.

23 Dec 2022

Ranveer Singh

'Cirkus' review: Ranveer Singh's lackluster jamboree is a no-no

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty's Cirkus, starring Ranveer Singh and Varun Sharma in the lead roles, was released in the theaters on Friday (December 23). With an ensemble cast comprising Pooja Hegde, Jacqueline Fernandez, Johnny Lever, and Sanjay Mishra, among many others, is a cliched comedy film that will only disappoint you.

22 Dec 2022


'Connect' review: Neat horror movie you shouldn't miss

After setting a strong foot in the horror genre with Maya and Game Over, Ashwin Saravanan is back in the game with Nayanthara's latest outing, Connect.

22 Dec 2022

South Indian Cinema

Stream or skip? 'Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey' on Disney+ 

Malayalam comedy-drama film Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on December 22 (Thursday).

21 Dec 2022


'Emily in Paris' Season-3 review: Episode 1 gets slow start 

As 2022 is about to end, and we're all craving Christmas romcoms and light-hearted titles, Netflix is back with the third season of everyone's guilty pleasure show. Yes, it's Lily Collins-starrer Emily in Paris.

16 Dec 2022

Vicky Kaushal

'Govinda Naam Mera' review: Overtiring watch that gruels your patience

Shashank Khaitan's Govinda Naam Mera arrived on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday.

'Avatar 2' review: James Cameron's hypnotic spectacle's a worthy sequel

When 13 years ago James Cameron treated us all with Avatar's visual delight, it paved a way for futuristic movies and graphics. Cut to the present, he's returned with its sequel, Avatar: The Way Of Water, which isn't only nostalgic but sets the bar higher for filmmakers across the globe.

09 Dec 2022


'Salaam Venky' review: Kajol, Vishal Jethwa's film leaves you teary-eyed

Revathy's latest directorial Salaam Venky sets its tone from the opening sequence—a concerned mother rushes her son to the hospital.

02 Dec 2022

Kartik Aaryan

'Freddy' review: Kartik Aaryan's psychological thriller is surgically painful

Director Shashanka Ghosh's dark psychological thriller, starring Kartik Aaryan in the titular role, Freddy, is a bland watch. The film, which also stars Alaya F, was released on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on Friday, December 2.

18 Nov 2022

Ajay Devgn

'Drishyam 2' review: Near-perfect edge-of-the-seat thriller shows how it's done!

Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna starrer Drishyam 2 arrived in theaters on Friday (November 18).

11 Nov 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

'Uunchai' review: Despite obstacles, this view is worth the climb

Sooraj Barjatya is credited as a master filmmaker who knows how to tug at the audience's heartstrings and whip up a gamut of emotions within minutes.

04 Nov 2022

Katrina Kaif

'Phone Bhoot' review: Exhausting horror-comedy devoid of scares or laughs

Katrina Kaif-Ishaan Khatter-Siddhant Chaturvedi's Phone Bhoot was released theatrically on Friday.

25 Oct 2022

Ram Setu

'Ram Setu' review: Middling execution; a chore to sit through

Akshay Kumar starrer Ram Setu arrived in theaters on Tuesday (October 25).

21 Oct 2022

Tamil Cinema

Karthi's 'Sardar' review: Lullaby for when you don't feel sleepy

Director PS Mithran's movies are usually about revolution.

14 Oct 2022

Bollywood Films

'Doctor G' review: Even Ayushmann can't salvage this scattershot dramedy

Ayushmann Khurrana-Rakul Preet Singh-Shefali Shah starrer Doctor G was released theatrically on Friday.

07 Oct 2022

Amitabh Bachchan

'Goodbye' review: Charged performances, overpowering emotions make film absolutely worthwhile

Amitabh Bachchan, Rashmika Mandanna led Goodbye arrived in theaters on Friday.

30 Sep 2022

Ponniyin Selvan

'Ponniyin Selvan-I' review: Mani Ratnam delivers best film of 2022

Ponniyin Selvan I sets the premise for an epic battle.

29 Sep 2022


'Naane Varuven' review: Even Dhanush can't save this unscary thriller

There is a dish in Tamil Nadu's cuisine called aviyal—a stew made with available vegetables.

23 Sep 2022

Dulquer Salmaan

'Chup': Dulquer Salmaan is star of inconsistent, yet immersive thriller

R Balki's Chup: Revenge of the Artist was released in cinemas on Friday (September 23).

16 Sep 2022

Diljit Dosanjh

'Jogi' review: Diljit Dosanjh is spectacular in inconsistent, formulaic drama

Ali Abbas Zafar's Jogi premiered on Netflix on Friday.

15 Sep 2022

Silambarasan TR

'Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu' review: STR leads must-watch gangster saga

Director Gautham Vasudev Menon (GVM) entered a new league with Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu (VTK) led by Silambarasan TR (STR).

31 Aug 2022

Irfan Pathan

'Cobra' review: 'Chiyaan' Vikram sole saving grace of chaotic mess

While offering multiple genres in a single film gives a satisfying pay-off when done right, it's draining to watch if done as chaotically as in Cobra.

25 Aug 2022

Vijay Deverakonda

'Liger' review: Cliché fest marinated in misogyny and toxic masculinity

There are two options to talk about Liger: One could rant about the cringe galore that the film is, or one could point out the horribly problematic elements (which I wish would be magically erased from my memory).

19 Aug 2022

Anurag Kashyap

'Dobaaraa' review: Don't miss out this intelligent, fast-paced adaptation

Taapsee Pannu starrer Dobaaraa was released on Friday.