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Review: Spy is an average entertainer

Review: Spy is an average entertainer

Spy isn't a bad film. But it's only half a good one, says Paloma Sharma. Oh boy. This one's going to be difficult. Paul Feig, brilliant director of equally brilliant films such as Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids and The Heat, tries his hand at action for a change with the Melissa McCarthy-Jason Statham starrer Spy. Entertaining as the action is, Feig and McCarthy break hearts of long time fans with comedy that seems more forced than funny. Spy re-imagines the generic action thriller, questioning ..., 1 week ago

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Review: Ishqedarriyaan is avoidable

The kindest thing I can say about Ishqedarriyaan is that it is yawn worthy, says Paloma Sharma. IshqedarriyIaan, V K Prakash's next Hindi venture after the 2009 Mithun-Dimple Kapadia starrer Phir Kabhi, is a love triangle so cheesy that you should order a plate of nachos with it. The film, strangely Sparksian in its approach to love and sacrifice, is bound to appeal to a demographic that is more emotional than rational. A simple tale of boy meets girl, girl meets another boy, boy ...
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Welcome 2 Karachi? Erm, no thanks

Welcome 2 Karachi is a sad excuse for screen space, says Paloma Sharma. Bright orange titles. Annoyingly loud music. Badly done special effects that are not relevant to the film. And that's just the first five minutes. Welcome 2 Karachi is a sad excuse for screen space that has already been watched by the Hindi moviegoer in the last few years in the form of pretty much any film Bollywood ever made about Pakistan. There was the adorable Tere Bin Laden, the thrilling Phas Gaye Re Obama and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Tomorrowland plays it safe

Tomorrowland falls short of greatness it was capable of achieving, says Paloma Sharma. Coming The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird, Disney's Tomorrowland is an over two-hour science fiction/adventure film that ends up being more of an exercise in brand building than storytelling. Bird's new directorial after Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol and co-written with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, Tomorrowland is all about innovation, optimism and imagination. Well, at least on ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Like the Quantico trailer? Vote!

Quantico looks like your run-of-the-mill Homeland-esque drama whose only USP is Priyanka Chopra, writes Paloma Sharma. Agent Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) wakes up on a piece of debris that lies in the middle of New York City as a result of 'the most devastating terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.' She goes on to tell you -- in an accent which doesn't really sound in place -- that she always dreamed of protecting 'our' country. Barely soot-faced and sporting black wedge heeled boots, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Margarita, With a Straw is refreshing, brutally honest

Margarita, With a Straw's is admirable in its handling of its protagonist and cerebral palsy, says Paloma Sharma. There is nothing great about Margarita, With a Straw. It is an ordinary story about ordinary people who, surprisingly, face ordinary circumstances. It is this ordinariness that makes the film extraordinary. Margarita, With a Straw looks into the life of Laila Kapoor (Kalki Koechlin), a young woman with big dreams and bigger obstacles -- she suffers from cerebral palsy -- who doesn't ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Review: Ek Paheli Leela is Sunny Leone's show

Ek Paheli Leela invests little effort in character development or setting, notes Paloma Sharma. Meera (Sunny Leone) is a London-based supermodel who cannot travel around the world because of her fear of flying. However, her friends/colleagues/enablers -- ‘fashion king’ Andy (VJ Andy) and Radhika (Shivani Tanksale), a professional photographer who can't take a single decent picture -- trick Meera into coming to India.Once here, she meets Prince Ranveer (Mohit Ahlawat). The two ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the new generation

Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the YouTube generation -- rich in variety and easy on the attention span, writes Paloma Sharma. Chaar Cutting, Jamuura's first feature film in association with Celebstall, is an anthology of four short films in various genres. A PVR Director's Rare release, Chaar Cutting is the perfect choice for the YouTube generation -- rich in variety and easy on the attention span. Chaar Cutting stands testament to how far indie filmmakers have come in India and, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Surkhaab is a vanity project

Surkhaab lacks the strength to go all the way either to become a masala thriller or to blossom into an insightful take on the exploitation of immigrants, notes Paloma Sharma. Surkhaab ( meaning Red River in Persian) is an apt title for a film that will make you cry tears of blood as it progresses and you try to figure out just what in the name of rajma chawal is happening.  Jeet (Barkha Madan), a judo champion from rural Punjab, finds herself standing before a Canadian immigration ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Review: Broken Horses is a pale version of Parinda

For those who haven't watched Parinda, Broken Horses could perhaps be a moving, serious watch. But for those who have already been blown away by Chopra's original, Broken Horses pales in comparison, says Paloma Sharma. I've put off writing this for three straight days now. It wasn't heat-induced lethargy or a family emergency. You see, I have a low tolerance for pain and I usually do whatever it takes to avoid it.  So it was only logical that I did not think of the 108 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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