Film Reviews

A Diwali gift for you!  I have finally put together an index of film reviews.  It only took 6 hours of clicking back and forth.  Such fun!

This list is in alphabetical order, sorted by language groups.  It is not exhaustive, there are other films I have mentioned in passing or written brief comparative essays on, which didn’t really fit here.  To find those, simply use the search box and look for the title.  There are also many films on this list for which I wrote multiple reviews.  Except for a few exceptions, I have linked back to the most comprehensive review and ignored the others.

 


Hindi Film Reviews

A Gentleman

Aaina

Aashiqui 2

Abhimaan

Action Jackson

Agneepath

Airlift

Aitraaz

Aiyaary

Aiyyaa

Akira

Amar Akbar Anthony

An Evening in Paris

Anand

Andaz

Andaz Apna Apna

Anjaam

Arth

Astitva

Aurangzeb

Azhar

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Baaghi (2016)

Baaghi (1991)

Baar Baar Dekho

Baby

Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Bajirao Mastani

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bal Brahmachari

Bang Bang

Bareilly Ki Barfi

Befikre

Bhootnath

Bunty Aur Babli

Byomkesh Bakshy!

Chalte Chalte

Chandni

Chef

Company

Daawat-E-Ishq

Dabangg

Dangal

Darr

Devdas (PC Barua)

Devdas (Bimal Roy)

Devdas (Bhansali)

Dev D

Dhanak

Dil Aashna Hai

Dil Hai Tumhaare

Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Maange More

Dil To Pagal Hai

Disco Dancer

Dishoom

Dulha Mil Gaye

Dus

Ek Nai Paheli

English/Vinglish

Fitoor

Flying Jatt

Force

Force 2

Ghayal

Ghazi Attack

Golmaal Again

Guide

Gupt

Guru

Haathi Mere Saathi

Happy Bhaag Jayegi

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy

Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty

Housefull 3

Hulchul

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Humraaz

Ittefaq (1969)

Ittefaq (2017)

Jaan-E-Mann

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na

Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai

Jagga Jasoos

Jhankaar Beats

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Jodha-Akbar

Judwaa

Judwaa 2

Junoon

Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna

Kabhi Kabhi

Kaho Na Pyar Hai

Kaminey

Kapoor & Sons

Khoobsurat

Ki and Ka

Krrish 3

Kuch Na Kaho

Lamhe

LOC Kargil

Loins of Punjab

Love

Mirzya

Mohenjo Daro

Mom

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Mubarakan

Mughal-E-Azam

Munna Bhai MBBS

Munna Michael

Musjhse Dosti Karoge

Naam Shabana

Neerja

Noor

Oh Darling Yeh Hai India!

Om Shanti Om

Omkara

Padman

Padmavat

Parampara

Pardes

Patiala House

Phillauri

Pink

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Pyaasa

Queen

Raabta

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Review 1

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Review 2

R…Rajkumar

Rajkumar

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti (second review)

Rangoon

Rocky Handsome

Running Shaadi

Rustom

Saajan

Saala Khadoos

Saathiya

Sadak

Sanam Teri Kasam

Sangam

Secret Superstar

Shaheed

Sharaabi

Shivaay

Sholay

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Socha Na Tha

Student of the Year

Sujata

Suryavanshi

Taal

Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive

Tere Naam

Tevar

Tiger Zinda Hai

Toilet Ek Prem Katha

Trishul

Tubelight

Tumhari Sulu

Udta Punjab

Wazir

Yuva

Zanjeer

 


Malayalam Film Reviews

1983

100 Days of Love

22 Female Kottayam

Aalkkoottathil Thaniye

Aadhi

ABCD

Action Hero Biju

Adaminte Makan Abu

Amen

Angamaly Diaries

Aniyathipraavu

Annayum Rasoolum

Annmariya Kalippilannu

Apoorva Ragam

Arabikatha

Avidathepole Ivideyum

Ayalum Njanum Thammil

Bangalore Days

Bangalore Days Second Review

Baratham

Bhaskar the Rascal

Bhavum

C/O Saira Banu

Celluloid

Chandrettan Evideya

Charlie

Chenkol

Chitram

Chocolate

City of God

Classmates

Comrade in America

Devasuram

Double Barrel

Drishyam

Ennum Eppozhum

Ennu Ninte Moideen

Ezra

Fukri

Gandhi Nagar 2nd Street

Godha

Guppy

His Highness Abdullah

How Old Are You?

Indian

Ingane Oru Nilapakshi

Innale

Innathe Chintha Vishayam

Ivide

Iyobinte Pusthakam

Jacobinte Swargarajyam

Jagratha CBI

Jomonte Suvisheshangal

Kakkothikkavile Appooppanthaadikal

Kali

Kammatipaadam

Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja

Kireedam

Kismath

Law Point

Leela

Left Right Left

Maheshinte Prathikaaram

Malavaadi Arts Club

Manichitrathazhu

Megham

Meleparambil Aanveedu

Mili

Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal

Mumbai Police

Munnariyippu

Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

My Big Father

Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal

Narasimham

Neram

Nerariyan CBI

Niram

Njan

Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela

North 24 Kaatham

Notebook

Ohm Shaanti Oshaana

Ohm Shanti Oshaana 2nd Review

Oozham

Oppam

Ormayundo Ee Mukham

Oru Indian Pranayakadha

Oru Muthassi Gadha

Oru Sindoora Pottinte Ormaykku

Ozhimuri

Ozhivu Divasathe Kali/An Off-Day Game

Positive

Pathemaari

Premam

Premam Second Review

Pulimurugan

Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum

Punyalan Agarbatthies

Ramante Edanthottam

Rithu

Salt ‘n Pepper

Sapthamashree Thaskaraha

Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum

Sahayathrikakku Snehapoorvam

Spadikam

Su…Su…Sudhi Vathmeekam

Sunday Holiday

Thanmathra

Thattathin Marayathu

Thenmavin Kombath

Thira

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Thoovanathumbikal

Traffic

Udayananu Tharam

Urumi

Ustadh Hotel

Vanaprastham

Veruthe Oru Bharya

Vikramadithyan

 


Punjabi

Jatt and Juliet

Sardaar ji

 


Tamil Film Reviews

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Aadu Puli Attam

Abhiyum Naanum

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada

Alai Payuthay

Anbe Sivam

Anbulla Rajnikanth

Anjali

Aruvi

Attakathi

Aval Oru Thodharkadai

Aval Shanmughi

Baasha

Boys

Enakkul Oruvan

Enthiran

Ethir Neechal

Irudhi Suttru

Iru Kodugal

Iruvar

Kaatru Veliyidai

Kabali

Kandukondain Kandukondain

Kannathil Muthamittal

Major Chandrakanth

Minsara Kanavu

Moodru Mudichi

Mouna Ragam

Nayakan

OK Kanmani

Padayappa

Parijatham

Pizza

Pokkiri Raja

Solo

Thai Veedu

Thalapathi

Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru

Thuppakki

Vaaranam Aayiram

Velaiilla Pattadhari

VIP 2

Vettai

Vikram-Vedha

Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa

Yennai Arindhaal

 

Telugu Film Reviews

1:Nenokkadine

Aarya

Aarya 2

Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammayi

Anand

Arjun Reddy

Athadu

Attarintiki Daredi

Bhale Bhale Magadivoy

Billa

Bommarillu

Bujjigaddu

Businessman

Chirutha

Desamuduru

Dookudu

Eega

Fidaa

Gangotri

Geethanjali

Happy

Indra

Janatha Garage

Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha

Kshana Kshanam

Magadheera

Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju

Manam

Manmadhudu

Maya Bazaar

Meleparambil Aanveedu

Mirchi

Mr. Perfect

Munna

Nenunnanu

Ninnu Kori

Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

Panduranga Mahatyam

Pokiri

Ready

Rudhramadevi

Santosham

Spyder

Srimanthudu

Varsham

Yamadonga

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22 thoughts on “Film Reviews

    • No, it is not on purpose. And it doesn’t show up in the editable screen. Grr!

      On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:24 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  1. Very busy you are…and the A to Z is a good idea 🙂 just thinking that you could make an A to Z for ALL films without distinguishing the language or region…it’s Indian films after all 🙂

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    • I was so tempted to start cross-referencing and setting up sublists and trying different things! But for now I think I will keep it simple like this.

      On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 1:44 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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    • Thank you! Let me know if you see any more like that. I was just scrolling through this very very long list of title and I may have gotten confused a few times as to whether I was under the Tamil or Telugu or some other heading.

      On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:04 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Thank you for doing this! A testament to your cumulative accomplishments here. 🙂

    Until now I’ve just been typing the movie title in the search box and hoping for the best, which doesn’t work if you don’t know how tho spell the tittle. Now you can at least eyeball it in the list.

    Suggesting you put hyperlinks at the top of the page for each language/industry; e.g. if I click the Tamil hyperlink, it should take me directly down to the Tamil section of the page. You could line the hyperlinks up horizontally to minimize real estate impact. Besides helping your frequent visitors, it also lets your new visitors know that you cover all these industries.

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    • I like this idea, but unfortunately have no idea how to add hyperlinks within a page. Something new to learn!

      On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 12:41 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  3. Thank for this Margaret! I had no idea that you wrote about movies like Khoobsurat and SOTY 🙂

    By the way, Geethanjali is a Telugu movie not Tamil. I’m assuming you that you put it in Tamil just because it was Mani Ratnam but Geethanjali is his only straight Telugu film.

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    • I haven’t, someday. Maybe a Friday Classic. Shoot, I just promised to do a Friday classic on another film on another film that I have already forgotten. Maybe after that one.

      On Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 9:24 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  5. I have been lurking for a while and I am so amazed at your collection. I’m really happy to see someone showing more and more of Indian cinema. Before moving to the Middle East, I was limited to ‘bollywood’ and the very stereotypical view of indian film/culture. After befriending Punjabis, Tamils, and Keralites, I’ve learned a lot more. Now that I’m dating a Malayalee, I’ve been immersed in the films there.
    If you don’t mind, I can recommend a couple I didn’t see listed:
    Malayalam:
    Oru vadakkan veeragatha: Classic Mammooty playing a misunderstood villain from ancient folklore. Exciting fight scenes and epic storytelling
    neelakasham pachakadal chuvanna bhoomi: Dulquer salmaan going across india on his bike looking for his love from Nagaland. politics, romance, coming of age
    5 sundarikal: 5 short films from different directors. The first and fourth are my favorite.
    Tamil:
    Hey Ram! Politics and riots in Calcutta leading to the radicalization of Kamal Hassan’s character. Set during the partition of India. SRK speaks Tamil. Long but engaging and terribly heartbreaking.
    My list has gotten longer for sure 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for commenting! I love new commenters.

      I think the first two have been recommended to me before, the first when Veeram was coming out in particular. But I still haven’t gotten around to them. The last one I have seen, but I’m nerving myself up to deal with it!!! The politics are so sticky, you know?

      Please keep commenting! Even if it’s just to say “oh, I loved this movie!” or “I’m having a bad day, this was a nice pick me up” or “her costumes were so beautiful in this”. I love comments!

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  6. Hey ram is pretty sticky! We are planning to watch 22 female this weekend. And then I’m showing him the grand Budapest hotel. We swap mallu and English movies on weekends 😂
    I’ll comment through the ones I’ve seen here (I’ll feel better about myself haha)

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    • 22 Female is awesome!!!!! Really not what I expected, even knowing the whole plot in advance. That’s one of the things I love about Malayalam films, it’s not just about what happens, it’s about the details of how it happens.

      Looking forward to reading your comments!

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