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‘Charulatha’ - Neither scares nor entertains (Tamil Movie Review)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Charulatha"; Director: Pon Kumaran; Cast: Priya Mani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi; Rating: *Based on Thai horror flick "Alone", Pon Kumaran's "Charulatha" is a poorly executed film ... Read more...

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‘Paagan’ - dissatisfying comedy caper (Tamil Movie Review)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Paagan"; Cast: Srikanth, Janani Iyer, Kovai Sarla, Soori and Pandi; Director: Aslam; Rating: **If you're a director under the assumption that comedy always works in your favour, then I'm sorry ... Read more...

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‘Srimannarayana’ is all style, no substance (Telugu Movie Review)


September 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Srimannarayana"; Actors: Balakrishna, Isha Chawla and Parvati Melton; Director: Ravi Kumar Chavali; Rating: **Balakrishna is back with what he's best at doing - playing a never-aging hero, with two heroines ... Read more...

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‘Shiva’ - an ordinary affair (Kannada Movie Review)


August 25th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shiva"; Producer: K.P.Srikanth, Kantharaj; Director: Om Prakash Rao; Cast: Shivarajkumar, Ragini, Ravishankar, Ravi Kale, Rangayana Raghu, Gurudatt, Shobharaj, Bullet Prakash; Music: Guru Kiran; Camera: Sathya Hegde; Rating: **Director Om Prakash ... Read more...

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‘The Bourne Legacy’ - interesting reboot, but not exciting enough (IANS Movie Review)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Bourne Legacy"; Actors: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton; Director: Tony Gilroy; Rating: ***With a star-laced film being no criteria for success and cinema viewers going fickle to like ... Read more...

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‘18th Cross’ - not worth the wait (Kannada Movie Review)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "18th Cross"; Actors: Deepak, Radhika Pandit, Ramakrishna, Vinayaprasad, Kari Subbu, Jeeva; Director: Shanker; Producer: Rathna Chikkanna; Music: Arjun Janya; Camera: P.L.Ravi and Suresh Babu; Rating: **This was a film started ... Read more...

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‘Uu kodatara Ulikki padataara’ not for family audiences (Telugu Movie Review)


July 29th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Uu kodatara Ulikki padataara"; Cast: Manchu Manoj Kumar, Manchu Lakshmi, Deeksha Seth, Sonu Sood, Dharmavarapu, Prabhu, Suhasini, Bhanuchander, Nandamuri Balakrishna (in a special role) and others; Producer: Manchu Lakshmi; Director: ... Read more...

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‘The Intouchables’ - a must touch and feel (IANS Movie Review)


July 14th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Intouchables"; Actors: Omar Sy, Francois Cluzet; Director: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano; Rating: ****What comes to mind when you think disability? Sadness, pity and charity? And what comes to mind ... Read more...

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‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter’ bad adaptation of good novel (Movie Review)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter"; Cast: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper; Director: Timur Bekmambetov; Rating: 2.5/5Whether you like the film or not would depend on your sensibilities. If you are ... Read more...

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‘Romeo’ - stylish entertainer on true love (Kannada Movie Review)


July 7th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Romeo"; Cast: Ganesh, Bhavana, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Sudha Belawadi,Avniash, Mithra, Girish; Director: P.C. Sekhar; Producer: Naveen; Camera: Vaidhi; Music: Arjun Janya; Rating: ***Ganesh-Bhavana starrer "Romeo" reaches its young target ... Read more...

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Not thrills in ‘Nagavalli’, avoid it! (Kannada Movie Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Nagavalli"; Cast: Venu, Madhu Shalini, Sanketh Kashi, Daksha, Bank Janardhan, Biraadar and others; Producers: Keshava-Narasimha; Writer-Director: Kumar; Camera: Parthibhan; Music Directors: Sadhu Kokila-Layendra; Rating: *"Nagavalli" is directed by Kumar, who ... Read more...

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‘Kshay’ - small film with a big message (IANS Movie Review)


June 17th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Kshay"; Cast: Rasika Dugal, Alekh Sangal; Director: Karan Gour; Rating: *** 1/2Digital filmmaking has opened up a whole universe of opportunity for those with cinematic aspirations. Today, like photography being ... Read more...

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‘Piranha 3DD’ - overdose of the terrible (IANS Movie Review)


June 16th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Piranha 3DD"; Cast: Danielle Panabaker, David Hasselhoff, Matt Bush; Director: John Gulager; Rating: 1/2*There are good films and there are bad films. There are bad films and then there are ... Read more...

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‘Bhagirathi’ good one time watch (Kannada Movie Review)


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bhagirathi"; Cast: Kishore, Bhavana, Tara Anuradha, Srinath, Hema Choudhary, Shiwadhwaj, Padma Vasanthi, Radha Ramachandra, Hulimavu Ramachandra and others; Producer; B.K. Sreenivas: Screenplay-Dialogues-Lyrics-Director: Baraguru Ramchandrappa; Music: V. Manohar; Cinemetography: Harish Sondekoppa; ... Read more...

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‘Cabin In The Woods’ - intense commentary on human insensitivity (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Cabin In The Woods"; Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison; Director: Drew Goddard; Rating ****One of the best ways to be unconventional is to take the conventional route. And ... Read more...

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‘Snow White And the Huntsman’ - good try, but full potential untapped (IANS Movie Review)


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Snow White And the Huntsman"; Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron; Director: Rupert Sanders; Rating: ***Fairytales have a unique ability. Depending on one's perspective, one can see them as ... Read more...

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‘Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark’ - traditionally scary (IANS Movie Review)


May 19th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"; Cast: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison; Director: Troy Nixey; Rating: ***1/2There's a difference between horror and gore. Different types of films can be ... Read more...

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‘Love, Lies And Seeta’ sloopy and lacks energy (IANS Movie Review)


May 18th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Love, Lies And Seeta'; Cast: Melanie Kannokada, Arjun Gupta, Lavrenti Lopes and Michael Derek; Director: Chandra Pemmaraju; Rating: **For a moment, imagine yourself as a filmmaker who has been given ... Read more...

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‘Katari Veera Sura Sundaraangi’ paisa vasool movie (Kannada Movie Review)


May 11th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Katari Veera Sura Sundaraangi"; Cast: Rebel Star Ambareesh, Real Star Upendra, Ramya, Doddanna, Sridhar, Tennis Krishna, Ajay and others; Director: Suresh Krishna; Producer: Munirathna; Dialogue-Writer: Upendra; Composer: Hari Krishna; Camera: ... Read more...

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‘Hate Story’ - riveting, bold tale of woman’s revenge (IANS Movie Review)


April 20th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Hate Story"; Cast: Paoli Dam, Gulshan Devaiah, Nikhil Dwivedi; Director: Vivek Agnihotri; Rating: ***1/2Meet the newest avatar of Maa Kali! The fascist avenging woman has always been a favourite ... Read more...

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‘Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein’ - moral lesson about life (IANS Movie Review)


April 14th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein"; Actors: Anupam Kher, Sachin Khedekar, Mrinal Kulkarni, Atul Parchure, Anjan Shrivastava, Suresh Menon; Director: Pramod Joshi; Rating: **1/2'Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein' is a lesson about ... Read more...

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‘Bittoo Boss’ endearing, likeable (IANS Movie Review)


April 13th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Bittoo Boss"; Cast: Pulkit Samrat and Amita Pathak; Director: Supavitra Babul; Rating: ***The sheer relief of watching a gifted new actor play, for a change, a good hearted, idealistic hero ... Read more...

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‘3′ neither joyous love story nor serious movie (Tamil Movie Review)


March 31st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "3"; Cast: Dhanush, Shruti Haasan, Sundar, Prabhu, Bhanupriya, Rohini, Sivakarthikeyan and others; Director: Aishwarya R. Dhanush; Producer: Kastoori Raja; Composer: Anirudh; Rating: ** 1/2The film "3" is the maiden directorial ... Read more...

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‘Prasad’ - emotionally haunting (Kannada Movie Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Prasad"; Cast: Arjun Sarja, Master Sankalp, Madhuri Bhattacharya, Ramakrishna, Ramesh Bhat, Neenasam Aswath; Director: Manoj Sati; Producer: Ashok Kheny; Camera: Sanjay Malkan; Choreographer: Shiamak Dawar; Music director: Ilayaraja; Rating: ***1/2"Prasad" ... Read more...

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‘Narsimha’ - must watch for Ravichandran fans (Kannada Movie Review)


March 24th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Narasimha"; Cast: Ravichandran, Nikisha Patel, Sanjjana, Ramakrishna Ramesh Prasad, Shobharaj, Neenasam Aswath; Dialogues-Screenplay-Direction: Mohan; Producer: N. Kumar; Camera: Suresh Byrasandra; Music: Hamsalekha; Rating: **1/2"Narasimha" is the remake of Tamil ... Read more...

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‘This Means War’-expect less, get more (IANS Movie Review)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "This Means War"; Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy; Director: McG; Rating: ***Ever since the popular cartoon "Spy Vs.Spy" appeared in Mad magazine, where two spies try to outsmart ... Read more...

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‘The Vow’ good, could have been great (IANS Movie Review)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Vow"; Cast: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill; Director: Michael Sucsy; Rating: ***What is the importance of marriage vows in a world where people speak too much but ... Read more...

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Tale of bravery impresses in period drama ‘Aravaan’ (Tamil Movie Review)


March 4th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Aravaan": Cast: Aathi, Pasupathi, Dhanshika; Director: Vasanthabalan; Producer; T. Siva; Storwriter: Su. Venkatesan and Vasanthabalan; Composer: Karthik; Cinematographer: Siddharth; Rating: ***Vasantabalan, who made a name for himself by sensitively handling ... Read more...

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‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ tugs at the heartstrings (IANS Movie Review)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"; Cast: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow; Director: Stephen Daldry; Rating: *** 1/2Only a parent of a child we call ... Read more...

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‘The Devil Inside’ does not scare much (IANS Movie Review)


March 4th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "The Devil Inside"; Cast: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth; Director: William Brent Bell; Rating: * 1/2When "Paranormal Activity" came in 2007, the premise and shooting style was so simple ... Read more...

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‘Lucky’ - not so lucky in content (Kannada Movie Review)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Lucky"; Cast: Yash, Ramya, Sharan, Sadhu Kokila, Padmavasanthi, M.N. Lakshmi Devi; Producer: Radhika Kumaraswamy; Screenplay-Director: Suri; Story: Ghouse Peer; Music: Arjun Janya; Rating: **1/2The star cast of the film ... Read more...

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‘Moneyball’-stunning, perennially topical (IANS Movie Review)


February 25th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Moneyball"; Cast: Brad Pitt, Johan Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman; Director: Bennett Miller, Rating: ****1/2The irony of most team sports is that individual star players become bigger than both the ... Read more...

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‘Gavipuram’ a damp squib (Kannada Movie Review)


February 19th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Gavipuram"; Cast: Sooraj, Soujanya, Shivaram, Sumithra, Sharath Lohitashva and Sangeetha; Director: Kumar; Producer: Jagannath Hegde; Music: Rajesh Ramanath; Camera: J.G. Krishna; Rating:*"Gavipuram" is the debut production venture of Jagannath Hegde, ... Read more...

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‘Dhoni’ entertaining film with strong message (Tamil Movie Review)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Dhoni"; Cast: Prakash Raj, Akash Jagannath, Radhika Apte, Brahmanandham, Thanikala Bharani, Thalaivasal Vijay an d Nasser; Director-Producer: Prakash Raj; Composer: Ilayaraja; Rating: ***Prakash Raj, an all-rounder, has now proved to ... Read more...

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Diganth-Aindrita starrer ‘Parijatha’ must V-Day watch (Kannada Movie Review)


February 12th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Parijatha": Cast: Diganth, Aindrita Ray, Sharan, Mukyamanthri Chandru, Kadhal Dandapani and Padmaja Rao; Director: Prabhu Sreenivas; Composer: Mano Murthy; Camera: Srinivas Devasam; Rating: ***"Parijatha" starring Diganth and Aindrita, who share ... Read more...

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