Manjusha Radhakrishnan

Manjusha Radhakrishnan
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: Gulf News (UAE)

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
No Score Yet Pagalpanti (2019) The regressive comedy inspired no laughs and is best avoided. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
1.5/5 No Score Yet Marjaavaan (2019) Overdramatic dialogues and a cliched story works against this Milap Zaveri directorial. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
80% Bala (2019) Director Amar Kaushik and Khurrana do a splendid job of making Bala's narcissistic behaviour endearing. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
13% Laal Kaptaan (2019) While the cinematography that captured the arid, dusty desert landscapes of Rajasthan is compelling, a beautiful canvas cannot make up for a weak story. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
3.5/5 72% The Sky Is Pink (2019) Clocking in at more than 140 minutes, it feels bloated at certain places. Don't give up on the movie though. The Sky is Pink is a keeper. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
2/5 73% War (2019) Unlike its beefed-up heroes, there's no meat in the plot... - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
3.5/5 70% Section 375 (2019) While you may not be thrilled at where the film is headed, the right thing to do is to give the searing Section 375 a fair trial. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 50% Dream Girl (2019) The climax feels bloated. But in all, it's an unthreatening film laced with noble intent. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
3/5 62% Mission Mangal (2019) The women do their bits to perfection. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Jabariya Jodi (2019) Watching Jabariya Jodi is like surviving a bad marriage. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) While the message behind this film is laudable, it isn't always exciting. If you are hoping that this movie will end with a big bang, you are mistaken. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
3.5/5 64% Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) JHK is a perfect example of a well-cast film filled with supremely talented actors. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
4/5 89% Article 15 (2019) It isn't an easy film to watch. But it would be a disservice if you don't give this thriller a chance. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
3.5/5 25% Kabir Singh (2019) Put a ring on Kabir Singh if you are in the mood for watching a love story that's wonderfully wicked and warped. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
2/5 29% Bharat (2019) The pulpy Salman Khan epic is overstuffed, painfully dull and meanders on and on - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2019
2/5 No Score Yet PM Narendra Modi (2019) If you are a Modi fan, then you are likely to savour this sucrose-fuelled biopic. But if you are a movie fan, then this is no riveting cinema and you may even see red in this saffron-hued utopian tale. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 23, 2019
3/5 25% De De Pyaar De (2019) DDPD may not make you wiser in love, but it's a clear indication that loving or losing someone is one gloriously complicated and messy affair. So, take a plunge with DDPD that doesn't scar you in any way. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2.5/5 38% Kalank (2019) This love tragedy starts with a bang, whimpers along the way and concludes with some ado. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
2.5/5 31% Kesari (2019) Kesari is a story of undiluted heroism, but too much goodness can get a tad boring. Watch it if you like chest-thumping films about brave soldiers. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
3.5/5 57% Badla (2019) While the climax doesn't knock you off your feet, you will still enjoy the blow-by-blow account of how things escalated to a murder and a cover-up. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
2.5/5 33% Luka Chuppi (2019) It's a light-hearted film with a scattered, almost fickle, storyline, bolstered by good performances from a sturdy cast. While you may not put a ring on this one, you can definitely live with it for a couple of hours of your life. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2019
3.5/5 95% Gully Boy (2019) Gully Boy is a rhythmic blast with Singh soaring to superlative highs as an actor. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
2/5 59% 2.0 (2018) The characters seem tin-like with no steely resolve. Watch this at your own peril. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2019
2.5/5 56% Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) If you are a fan of warrior epic that's solely Ranaut's battlefield, this one is for you. Others can safely duck this nationalism-fuelled saga. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
1.5/5 31% Zero (2018) All of that would have been forgiven if the second half of the film didn't venture into the ludicrous territory. Singh qualifying to be a Mars-mule in the US was the proverbial last straw. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
3.5/5 67% Uri (2019) There's something hugely inspirational about watching a band of brave soldiers take down the bad guys. Give this film a sure shot. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
2.5/5 30% Simmba (2018) While Simmba is an ode to Bollywood's 'masala' genre, what it gets wrong is the way in which the film tries to manipulate its viewers. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
2.5/5 46% Kedarnath (2018) Kedarnath is perfectly stormy and is good for a one-time watch. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
2.5/5 33% Baazaar (2018) While the thriller set against the concrete jungle of Mumbai isn't particularly memorable, its lead player Kothari has a longer shelf-life. Watch this solely for Khan. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/5 91% Badhaai Ho (2018) There's lots to love in this sweet and simple film. The lack of cloying melodrama is such a relief, too. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
3/5 33% Helicopter Eela (2018) While Helicopter Eela won't rock your world, it is a soothing watch. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/5 100% Andhadhun (2018) You have to hand it to director Raghavan for not giving us perfectly sealed endings. He never wraps things up neatly and allows or expects the viewers to do the crazy math. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/5 89% Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Is it simplistic? Definitely. But do you buy it? Most definitely. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/5 75% Husband Material (Manmarziyaan) (2018) Put a ring on Manmarziyaan, you won't regret that choice. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3.5/5 90% Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) The pace is languid, but doesn't get tiring. Take the plunge and watch this romantic comedy. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 42% Jazbaa (2015) The wicked climax of Jazbaa makes it a satisfying watch, but not a watertight thriller. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1.5/5 33% Banjo (2016) Banjo, led by Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri, seems to be grappling with an identity crisis. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
4/5 91% Badlapur (2015) This is no mindless gore-fest, as the director and actors do a good job of drawing you into their heads - no matter how warped or twisted. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 22% Tevar (2015) These are stock characters in Bollywood and even someone as talented as Bajpayee can't redeem it. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
3/5 69% Gunday (2014) If you dig those loud '70s capers, Gunday is right up your street. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
No Score Yet Gang Of Ghosts (2014) It is buffoonery at its worst and a comedy that pretends to carry a social message. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
50% Gulaab Gang (2014) While the film is largely entertaining, I wish the director had not bowed down to the pressure of turning Gulaab Gang into a typical Bollywood masala film. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2.25/5 No Score Yet Ungli (Unglee) (2014) The Ungli gang's vigilantism is never grand until the climax, and by then you may be past caring. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
1.5/5 29% Paltan (2018) Paltan is a dangerously bland film with limited action. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 77% Stree (2018) Credit has to be given where it is due. Stree was a creative experiment and it worked for most parts. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2/5 10% Begum Jaan (2017) Watch this only if you are fan of Balan. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
3/5 70% Simran (2017) Reserve this for a one-time watch as it's incredible to see Ranaut play a self-destructive rebel. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 70% Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) While it takes time for Bareilly Ki Barfi to warm up to you, the crackling second half and the arrival of Rao signals for good things to come. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/5 25% Half Girlfriend (2017) Watch this film if you are in the mood for a romance punctuated by a generous dose of drama, tears and heartache. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
2.5/5 21% Tubelight (2017) A plus for trying, but that's it. It's all executed in a cute manner, but their saccharine way of storytelling is cloying. - Gulf News (UAE) EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018