Gautaman Bhaskaran

Gautaman Bhaskaran
Gautaman Bhaskaran's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hollywood Reporter Screen International Hindustan Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
2/5 67% Raavanan (Villain) (2010) Ratnam's latest effort seems soulless and adrift under a canopy of dense foliage. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2018
80% At Eternity's Gate (2018) What is brand new in the film is the director's creative ability to make use of the letters and other documented facts to take us into the kind of magic relationship which the painter shared with his paintings. - CNN-News18 EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
4/5 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) In some ways, The Hurt Locker defies the conventional narrative pattern of cinema. Bigelow's work must be seen as a power-packed punch that lands right on your face. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
No Score Yet Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008) The witty one-liners, quirkiness of the director and performances shorn of artifice make this one of the better works to emerge from Bollywood this year. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Bogan (2016) Bogan defies logic, but of course, and also seems at a loss as to the direction it ought to take. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Kuttram 23 (2016) In spite of these weaknesses, I would still go with four stars, because Kuttram 23 is brilliantly scripted and directed - and of course ably acted out by especially Vijay. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Yaman (2017) If writer Shankar's motive was to highlight the filth in the Indian political system with its share of treachery and corruption... the movie looks awfully exaggerated and unrealistic. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/5 60% The Ghazi Attack (2017) Really, an engaging piece of cinema. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017
1/5 No Score Yet Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal (2016) The plot is not novel, the script is shoddy and, in the end, Enakku Vaaitha Adimaigal, seems like a hurriedly assembled piece of work. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2.5/5 No Score Yet The Spark (Theri) (2016) There is little novelty in a plot that only appears rehashed (probably for the nth time) with some annoying and ethically questionable police methodology. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Interrogation (Visaaranai) (2015) For a serious viewer of cinema, Visaaranai is a great work whose imagery will provoke him or her to mull over all that is seriously wrong with our country. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2016
4/5 No Score Yet Thoongaavanam (Thoonga Vanam) (2015) [A] slick crime adventure that has two marvellous stars, Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj, pitted against each other in a cat-and-mouse game. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Puli (Telugu) (2015) Certainly director-writer Chimbu Deven could have thought of something better than this juvenile romp into fantasy land. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
3.5/5 No Score Yet Orange Mittai (2015) A pleasantly short film of just about an hour and half detailing the pathos and pain of old-age loneliness -- a common feature in today's India. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2015
2/5 87% Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) Baahubali, despite its epic dimensions -- with a tendency to copy larger-than-life Hollywood heroic tales like Ben-Hur and Troy -- fails at some level to draw us into the narrative. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Papanasam (2015) One of the nicest aspects about Jeethu Joseph's Papanasam in Tamil is the return of Kamal Haasan as we all once knew him, the great master actor. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2015
3.5/5 100% Kaakkaa Muttai (2014) A beautiful economy of words and excellent camerawork (Manikandan) further enrich Kaaka Muttai. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2015
2/5 56% I (2015) The only high point of Shankar's I is Vikram's enthralling performance, first as a rustic body builder and later as a disfigured hunchback. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
91% Like Stars on Earth (2007) Acting honors clearly belong to Safary, who is brilliant. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Yennai Arindhaal (2015) For all the hype and hoopla, I wish Ajith had perked himself up to do some justice to the policeman he is on screen. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
2/5 67% Endhiran (2010) Not quite happy with the message that the movie was trying to drive, the script entrusts Rajnikanth with a courtroom appearance, where he delivers a sermon on how science can be used and misused. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2015
1/5 No Score Yet Kaaki Sattai (2015) Kakki Sattai is just not worth the time or money. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2015
80% No One Killed Jessica (2011) No One Killed Jessica, which starts on a sombre note, styled more like a documentary, gets increasingly affected towards the end, losing much of its early fire. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
38% Golmaal 3 (2010) Ratna Pathak brings a touch of sanity to the mad, mad, show... But, for those who seek something beyond slapstick, Rohit Shetty's work will be disappointing. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
67% Guzaarish (2010) The imagery is riveting -- the alluringly lit-up interiors of a crumbling old mansion and the sunny, windswept, Goa landscape... infuse light and shade into the story of a magician, Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik Roshan), whose triumph ends in tragedy. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
17% Break Ke Baad (2010) It is not very difficult to predict how the movie will turn out, but apart for Padukone, who appears naturally easy and charming, most of the cast sleepwalk through the 133 minutes running time. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
11% Tees Maar Khan (2010) Even though it is a spoof, the film is often tediously exaggerated and downright silly, relying on sheer buffoonery to get the narrative moving. - Screen International EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2011
94% Goodbye Solo (2009) It is both funny and sad, placid and provocative and, above all, hopeful and despairing. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2009
No Score Yet Grandhotel (2007) Director David Ondricek spins a yarn that is great to look at but lacks emotional punch. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2008
58% Funuke Domo, Kanashimi no ai Wo Misero (Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!) (2007) Has a talented cast yet looks like a television soap. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2008
76% Om Shanti Om (2007) As a spoof of the 1970s Bollywood, Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om is well-conceived and executed. As a story about reincarnation, it disappoints. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2008
46% No Smoking (2007) The film fails to entertain in the conventional sense of the term, and often feels like a documentary. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2007
No Score Yet The Voyeurs (2007) May hold wider commercial prospects than previous films, appealing to viewers outside the art house, given the picture's plot and its treatment. - Hollywood Reporter EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2007
91% Mughal-E-Azam (1960) Prithviraj Kapoor as Akbar is a sight to behold. - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2005