Nandini Ramnath

Nandini Ramnath
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T-Meter Title | Year
36% Pati Patni Aur Woh (2019) The stage-setting takes far too long, and the 128-minute movie gets going only after Chintu's balancing act becomes precarious... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2019
No Score Yet Pagalpanti (2019) The plot, written by a minor army of writers, isn't hectic as much as it is inchoate. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2019
77% Frozen II (2019) Although some of the rainbow flavour appears forced, Frozen II is at its most persuasive when it sticks with Elsa's strange and unpredictable journey. Here is a sequel that didn't quite need to exist, but has enough evocative moments to justify [it]... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
80% Bala (2019) Despite the repetitiveness that has become a part of Khurrana's shtick, Bala's pathos breaks through the jokes and barbs. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
33% Made In China (2019) Made in China is a bit like one of its hero Raghu's never-ending schemes to get rich - the basic idea is solid and supported by undeniable enthusiasm, but the project is doomed to failure. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
50% Saand Ki Aankh (2019) There is a simple reason for why this grannies-with-guns saga fires blanks: the elderly women are played by Taapsee Pannu, aged 32, and Bhumi Pednekar, aged 30. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
13% Laal Kaptaan (2019) Gosain's reasons for chasing Rehmat are ultimately too prosaic to justify the 155-minute duration. The film is nasty and brutish but it isn't short enough. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2019
40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) The sequel has bigger things on its mind - racism and the distrust of foreigners, ecological disaster, warmongering, gender stereotyping - but the bit that stays and thrills is the continuing tenderness felt by a witch for her ward. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
72% The Sky Is Pink (2019) Stripped of these real-life connections, the film struggles to be a convincing portrait of love on the razor's edge. Everything is insistently pink, and the blues are not shaded in skillfully enough. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2019
73% War (2019) The male leads, separated by a couple of generations and united by their ability to land punches and execute pirouettes without breaking a sweat, set the screen on fire. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
100% Bulbul Can Sing (2018) There is no shortage of visual poetry or richly observed local detail, and Das's ability to effortlessly capture the rhythms of pastoral life is never in doubt. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
70% Section 375 (2019) Tarun demands the right to be heard - imagine a world in which we do not have the constitutional right to defend ourselves, he says early in Section 375. This would indeed be a terrible world. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
50% Dream Girl (2019) His manic energy and believable Everyman persona are in full-throttle mode in Dream Girl, and they steer the movie through its uncomfortable portions and anything-for-a-laugh moments. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2019
45% The Zoya Factor (2019) Salmaan's camera-friendly manner and outsized charm stand out in a movie that mashes together romance, cricket and advertising in the hope that at least one of the themes will stick. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
58% Chhichhore (2019) The movie begins as a rambunctious college campus comedy, quickly moves into the sentimental family drama zone, returns for the fun and games, shifts back into tear-jerking territory, and finally runs out of breath with only some ambitions realised. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2019
62% Mission Mangal (2019) In between the gimmicky jugaad philosophising and meaningless sub-plots, Mission Mangal manages to devote some time to space technology... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
9% Saaho (2019) [T]he 179-minute movie crumbles under the weight of its ambitions. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
73% The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Pigs might fly, and sometimes, a sequel might be an improvement on the first movie. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
36% Batla House (2019) [It] claims to explore the role played by doubt in a police investigation, but it is loaded with biases. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
No Score Yet Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) Khandaani Shafakhana may have a laudable message at its core, but gets bogged down by it's own overly righteous attempt to "educate." - The Hindu EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Khandaani Shafakhana (2019) There isn't enough humour of the gentle or wicked variety across the sluggishly-paced film to communicate its larger themes. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
No Score Yet Arjun Patiala (2019) In trying to send up Bollywood cliches, Arjun Patiala becomes yet another Bollywood cliche itself. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
64% Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) Neither whodunit or even whydunit, Judgementall Hai Kya is never quite able to match its ambitions. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2019
100% Noblemen (2019) The 110-minute movie makes many important points about the foundations of toxic male behaviour and the homophobia that lurks in the corridors of schools. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
No Score Yet One Day: Justice Delivered (2019) The ruling takes 124 minutes to be delivered, with frequent breaks for item songs. Where are the fast-track courts when we need them? - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
33% Super 30 (2019) The formula is as part as the solution, but many parts of the journey makes this classroom victory worth the while. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
No Score Yet The 110-minute movie makes many important points about the foundations of toxic male behaviour and the homophobia that lurks in the corridors of schools. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
29% Malaal (2019) Malaal is missing a core. The movie has nothing new to say about the star-crossed romance. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
89% Article 15 (2019) Kumud Mishra turns in a nuanced performance as the son of a sweeper who now wears the police uniform. Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub has a small but impactful role as Nishad. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
25% Kabir Singh (2019) Kabir Singh reimagines the Indian hero archetype in interesting ways, but its inability to even consider the flaws in its leading man's romantic outlook is its undoing. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2019
59% The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir (2019) The 109-minute movie is good at setting up moments with potential, only to squander them with limp humour and indifferent characterisation. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2019
55% Game Over (2019) As these women forge a sisterhood of sorts and navigate their way past the curveballs thrown their way, they suggest that the horror film can function just fine without men in it. At least on this score, Game Over is a modest triumph. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
29% Bharat (2019) An ode to survival becomes a tribute to its leading man's infallibility. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
29% India's Most Wanted (2019) The best bits are right at the end, when India's Most Wanted sheds its ripped-from-the-headlines pretensions and settles for the grandstanding that is possible only in fiction. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
No Score Yet PM Narendra Modi (2019) And on it goes, for 131 unrelenting minutes... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
25% De De Pyaar De (2019) The next time you see Ajay Devgn making eyes as a woman far younger than him, you have every right to be sceptical. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
7% Student of the Year 2 (2019) The sequel that nobody wanted is neither an improvement over the original nor a downgrade of it. The bar is low to begin with... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
38% Kalank (2019) The movie retains its hauteur and attention to period haute couture even as it goes off the rails, finally chugging into its destination after leaving broken hearts and unmet ambitions in its wake. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
No Score Yet The Tashkent Files (2019) The rigour that was needed to prove Agnihotri's thesis is missing, and the biliousness of his selective targeting robs The Tashkent Files of its attempt to being an effective conspiracy thriller. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
17% Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) The period detail in the production design (by Madhur Madhavan) and the richly textured colour-coded cinematography (by Tapan Basu) further fuel the conceit that something momentous is happening here. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
25% Notebook (2019) Notebook has an unremarkable lead pair, an underwhelming dull love story... - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
44% Junglee (2019) The scenes between Jammwal and elephants of various sizes are the best thing about Junglee, after its plea to halt the poaching of the gentle giants. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
31% Kesari (2019) A movie that should have been about a legendary last stand becomes yet another star vehicle for Akshay Kumar, who is the only character with a back story. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
57% Badla (2019) The gender swap allows for a meaty role for Amrita Singh, who deftly plays a key character, and her presence, along with that of Tony Luke, work strongly in the movie's favour and helps it along its pretzel-shaped journey. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
75% Sonchiriya (2019) The movie's reach exceeds its grasp, like the outlaws it follows through the ravines. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
33% Luka Chuppi (2019) Luka Chuppi isn't quite radical, let alone consistently funny, but the long walk to the altar is far less conservative than it could have been. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
33% Total Dhamaal (2019) Some of the humour is nicely timed and executed, and Indra Kumar even tucks in a message of environmental conservation (delivered through tamed wild animals). - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
No Score Yet Anandi Gopal (2019) Sameer Vidwans's Anandi Gopal isn't the cracking portrait of a proto-feminist that it needed to have been, but it is always absorbing. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
95% Gully Boy (2019) Dreams and reality fuse seamlessly in Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar's most heartfelt and accomplished movie yet. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
75% Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) ...a movie that is part rom and part com and never comfortable in either zone. - Scroll.in EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019