The Great Gatsby movie review: Amitabh Bachchan shines as Meyer Wolfsheim
Baz Luhrmann’s lurid, 3D take on F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel works despite itself
Jay Gatsby’s doomed love for Daisy Buchanan is in danger of getting subsumed in the glitter of 1920s New York, which unravels in a montage of Charleston and chatter, but the film, The Great Gatsby thankfully finds its soul just in time. Click here to read more
I Don’t Luv U movie review: This MMS scandal doesn’t pique our curiosity
The trouble with a well-meaning film such as this is it cannot take the story and characters to their logical conclusion and somewhere ends up ‘tale’-diving at crucial junctures in the plot
Amit Kasaria’s I Don’t Luv U starts with Yuvaan (Ruslaan Mumtaz) and his college friends in Delhi whose only pass time is chasing dreams. Click here to read more
Aurangzeb movie review: A slick cops and gangsters story of kinship, betrayal and family values
A new-school crime drama with a tried and tested old-school double role plot line is saved by clever writing and superior acting by Arjun Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Prithviraj, among others
A well scripted cop drama is always a good watch. Laced with slick values, strong dialogues, multiple characters and a clever story that keeps you guessing, these weave their plots tight and leave you with that Click here to read more
Aurangzeb quick movie review: Arjun Kapoor lives up to expectations!
The Kapoor lad impresses in a double role while veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Jackie Shroff deliver a powerful performance
Our critic Reza Noorani is watching Aurangzeb and this is what he has to say about the film until the interval Click here to read more
Savita Bhabhi The Movie review: India’s first animated porn film does not disappoint
Cineswami exclusively reviews Savita Bhabhi The Movie for BollywoodLife
As part of BollywoodLife’s second anniversary celebrations, what better gift to offer you, dear readers, than the first ever review of another film celebrating the centenary of Indian cinema – Savita Bhabhi The Movie, India’s first animated porn film. Yes, we know what you’re thinking, it’s dirty work, but someone has to do it. Click here to read more
The Reluctant Fundamentalist movie review: Reluctant storytelling that fails to tug at your heartstrings
Mira Nair’s film on Mohsin Hamid’s book is good cinema, but doesn’t live up to expectations
Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi, Imaad Shah, Chandrachud Singh, Meesha Shafi
What is the event at the turn of the century that will stay in the minds of the Americans? The September 11 attacks, of course. You would think that the election and re-election of Barack Obama as President and the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden would have overtaken that traumatic event on the global big-news list. But world over, countless feature films and docu-dramas continue to be made against the backdrop of the 2001 attack on the United States of America. Click here to read more
Go Goa Gone movie review: This zombie-fest is relentlessly hilarious!
Spirited performances, quirky one-liners and knockout punches from the lead trio of Kunal Khemu, Vir Das and Anand Tiwari, coupled with Saif Ali Khan’s expletives and zombie-killing Mafioso act make this zom-com high on entertainment and almost always fun!
For an audience (read masses) that has majorly grown up on a robust diet of filmi stories of ghosts, possessed bodies, revengeful souls, voodoo dolls, black magic et al – even paranormal elements and spiteful witches in recent times – director Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s Go Goa Gone is a refreshingly stimulating concept that has been tried and tested successfully in Hollywood, but is absolutely new on the Bollywood map. Click here to read more
Gippi movie review: Not as cool as it looks!
The film moves at a predictable pace, and though the kids are cute, ONLY that is certainly not enough!
We finally have Gippi, a film talking about a girl’s adolescent phase – but in a cool way, without making it sound like a sermon. There are certain elements in the film you will instantly relate to if you have a mom who’s extremely chilled out, a clumsy childhood and a puppy crush phase that totally went kaput. Click here to read more