In a not-particularly-significant moment in Heropanti, the film’s leading lady is transfixed to her television set watching Maine Pyar Kiya. Ironically that love story from 1989, also featuring newcomers, still feels fresher and more sincere than many films made today, including this one. ...Read moreRajeev Masand>May 24, 2014
Kochadaiiyaan, starring 64-year-old Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, isn’t likely to be mentioned in the same breath as James Cameron’s Avatar or Steven Spielberg’s Tintin film, although it was achieved using the same performance capture technology. The animation in Kochadaiiyaan is embarrassingly amateurish, but any comparison to those Hollywood blockbusters would be unfair, given that...Read moreRajeev Masand>May 24, 2014
- Bollywood’s Rendezvous with Sufi Music
There are times when we recall a film by its songs. We can never forget the soulfulness of Kailash Kher‘s Allah ke Bande, even though we hardly remember the film, Waisa Bhi Hota Hai II. The song lingers on in our mind. Bollywood’s tryst...Read more
- X-Men: Days of Future Past (3D): Film Review – A wild ride through the past
X-Men: Days of Future Past! This is Bryan Singer‘s return to the movie franchise that started it all. We were exposed to the “Marvel”-ous world of superheroes and anti-heroes with the first X-Men movie. And now, the Days of Future Past takes us back...Read moreFilm Reviews>May 23, 2014
- Kochadaiiyaan: Film Review – Superstar Rajinikanth will have you asking for more!
Pogalam yenbavan yejaman, va pogalam yenbavan thalaivan (The one who says let’s go, is the master, whereas the one who says come, let’s go, is a leader). Superstar Rajinikanth not only mouths this powerful dialogue, but he also dons the cape of a leader and leads us...Read moreFilm Reviews>May 23, 2014
- Heropanti: Film Review – The start of a career or just another job?
Heropanti doesn’t really tell a story. It is more of a showcase, a launch vehicle so to speak. Sabbir Khan directs the newcomers Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon in this topsy-turvy-misunderstood-young-hero-movie. The length of the film begs the question, how in the world is...Read more
- Rajinikanth’s Lingaa
Superstar Rajinikanth follows a religious formula of working in one film a year. But Kochadaiiyaan’s rigorous post-production has kept the actor from appearing on the big screen for nearly two years. But Rajini fans fret no more, as the legend’s film is all set...Read moreFilm News>May 22, 2014