Movie review – Saansein – The Last Breath – For the horror lovers

Movie review – Saansein – The Last Breath – For the horror lovers =========================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: ***   There are certain factors that are traditionally associated with a horror film. To begin with, there has to be a strong female presence. Of course the music has to be integral to the…

Movie review – Force 2 – Superb action, not so superb twist

Movie review – Force 2 – Superb action, not so superb twist ========================================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: 3/5 stars   Force 2 boasts of a cracker of a first half. In fact there are so many high points in the film that at least at three junctures, you expect the interval point to arrive….

Movie review – Banjo – Falls short in the entertainment quotient

Movie review – Banjo – Falls short in the entertainment quotient ===== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: ** When a film is pitched as a musical entertainer then it (obviously) needs to get two factors right – music and entertainment. In case of Banjo, while the music does work (albeit in parts), it is the overall…

Movie review – Raaz Reboot – Hang on to that ‘mangal sutra’, ladies

Movie review – Raaz Reboot – Hang on to that ‘mangal sutra’, ladies ======== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: *** The first poster, that of just a ‘mangal sutra’ occupying the frame, set the tone. The promo further made you wonder what the ‘raaz’ was all about. The promotional campaign that followed gave more than just…

Movie review – Pink – A definite watch for women, a must watch for men

Movie review – Pink – A definite watch for women, a must watch for men ==============================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: ****   ‘The rules when it comes to women’   Description of this all are some of the most definitive moments of Pink when Amitabh Bachchan, in his thunderous baritone, stuns one and…

Short film review – Shirish Kunder’s Kriti [Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, Neha Sharma] – Leaves you speechless

Short film review – Shirish Kunder’s Kriti [Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte, Neha Sharma] – Leaves you speechless ======================================================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: ***1/2   An hour!   That’s what it took me to gather my thoughts and bring myself on to pen down this review. Kriti truly left me numb for a while….

Movie review – TE3N – Disheartening

Movie review – TE3N – Disheartening =========== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: **1/2 What is it that disheartens more when compared to a bad suspense film? Well, a really good one that has a great build up but an underwhelming climax. This is what turns out to be the case with TE3N! A film which has…

Movie review – Veerappan – Works well as a thriller

Movie review – Veerappan – Works well as a thriller ========= By Joginder Tuteja Rating: *** Veerappan’s status as a ruthless killer is well known. It is also known that he was eventually killed in a police encounter. What is not known is everything that happened in between, especially in the months leading to the…

Movie review – Phobia – Unconventional? Yes. Interesting? In parts

Movie review – Phobia – Unconventional? Yes. Interesting? In parts =========== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: **1/2 One wonders how the core plotline of Phobia would have been put together. Really, it is a very difficult subject to have been actually conceptualised, leave alone being executed for screen. The film brings together elements of quite a…

Movie review – Sarbjit – Randeep Hooda makes it worth knowing the man

Movie review – Sarbjit – Randeep Hooda makes it worth knowing the man =========================== By Joginder Tuteja If not for Randeep Hooda, Sarbjit wouldn’t have been half the movie that it eventually turns out to be. The man literally lives and breathes the real life character of Sarbjit, so much so that you end up…

Movie review – Azhar – A real life story that entertains

Movie review – Azhar – A real life story that entertains ==================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: ****   When after watching a movie you head for Wikipedia and want to know more about the subject in question, the job is indeed done. This is something that director Tony D’Souza achieves when he brings…