A film focused more on making Clooney look cool than on the psychological impact of recession.
Gigantic in ambition, dwarfed in execution, KJo is back to doing what he does best.
The realism is compelling enough but the sport of carrom doesn’t really make for compelling cinema.
The plot makes no sense whatsoever, but the conversation between the two crooks of eastern UP is to die for.
Forget the historical inaccuracies, this film is nothing but sound and fury and terrible dialogues.
Yet another simplistic movie about the red carpet dreams of a starry eyed traveller to tinsel town.
Ketchup blood and cheap locales. Yet Naseeruddin Shah makes it worth a watch. Plus, Padmini Kolhapure is back.
A campy film about campus problems that is so much fun, it forgets the real issues it set out to critique.
Politically correct it is. And the references are a bit obvious. But watch it for the palette and the 3D experience.
Ranbir is terrific and the direction smart. If only they’d ended it a bit earlier.
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