Badla (2019)

A murder suspense story, it does not disappoint! Taut direction and short at 120 minutes, it delves into the the expert questioning of Amitabh Bachchan and the evasiveness of Taapsee Pannu.

Twists and turns keep you guessing till the end as the case is turned on it’s head and all possibilities are considered.

Effortlessly keeping you hooked, it’s a recommended watch!

3.5/5

Naam Shabana (2017)

The April Fools day curse continues. Director Shivam Nair puts us through an unreal premise with a laughable sequence of events.

Taapsee Pannu puts in a sincere effort into a role which has no head nor tail. The logic quotient quickly descends from comic to nonsensical. After a few rounds of action, you feel trained enough to punch the director for his assault on your senses.

Touted as the prequel to ‘Baby’ it rides on a film which was supposedly good. This one isn’t. Akshay gives you his second film this year with poor content.

0.5/5

The Ghazi Attack (2017)

Debutant director Sankalp Reddy brings us a tight film with enough pace and tension to make the two hour running time educative and entertaining.

An ensemble cast effort, everyone plays their part. The one that stands out the most is Kay Kay Menon. His character has a graph and a back story which make the others look a little underdeveloped.

Rana Daggubati has a strong ‘junior’ presence, while Atul Kulkarni supports effectively. Taapsee Pannu has the privilege of being the adult female on board the submarine. Rahul Singh manages to incite hate in the short time he’s there. The late Om Puri has a stoic role to suit his stature.

It was a refreshing change to see such content made well and play out decently. Our film makers and audiences should diversify what they make and watch. The film is still running which means it has people who appreciate it.

3/5