‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ wants to destigmatise conversations around sex and other sexual dysfunctions, but surely taking the zing out of the act is not the way to go about it!
Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao are in top form in a film that requires them to play unconventional characters. In ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’, the female lead is diagnosed with severe psychosis and while the male lead seems harmless, his behaviour too seems somehow suspect. The storytelling is engaging, no doubt, but the approach to mental health appears to be flippant.
The skull cap-clad terrorist is our favorite trope these days, but we need more than cursory bomb blasts and eerie Arabian muzak to make a film watchable.
The director tries to replicate his mentor, Karan Johar’s model - friendship, mush and a dazzling production. While the film looks good, it doesn’t quite have the same appeal
In ’Romeo Akbar Walter’, alas, the melodrama overpowers the narrative and what should ideally have been an exciting couple of hours at the theatre are nothing more than a laborious watch. Romeo Ali (played by John Abraham) has a mundane job as a bank employee, but he is good at theatrics and manages to make time for stage plays.
A young couple from the Hindi heartland, Mathura, opt for a live-in relationship before they decide to plunge into holy matrimony. The ‘Luka Chuppi’ (hide-and-seek) that follows with their family and the society in general makes for a fun ride peppered with some laugh-out-loud moments.