Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan puts on her best Punjabi accent but fails to convince as the campaigning sist...
Gripping original storyline and Shah Rukh Khan back on form, let down by excessive implausible action scenes and preachy dialogue towards the end.
An unbelievably powerful and informative insight into a war on education between Pakistan’s secular government and religious extremists.
An ambitious, promising debut that is visually stunning but let down by a loose storyline and weak characters.
An overdue adaptation of a forgotten hero that will scarcely leave a dry eye in the cinema.
A sweet, heartwarming tale of faith, commitment and love between siblings.
“Nothing’s really been planned in my life. I’m just going with the flow.”
Richard Gere joins Dev Patel and the British residents of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in this charming sequel to 2012’s hit comedy.
If you went out Bollywood clubbing in 2014, you’ll know that the night wouldn’t have been complete without these tracks…
BBC Asian presenter, Ashanti Omkar, gives the NRI an insight into her top South Indian movie songs of 2014.
Hilarious, heartfelt, daring and important. The 3 Idiots team (almost) strike gold once again!
An abysmal first half gives way to an unexpectedly entertaining second half. Plotholes galore, so pure Farah Khan.
Like the proverbial butterfly it is named after, Titli is the dynamic creature of a film, which evolves in a compelling and heart rendering manner.
Awards-worthy performance by Kalki, and an important message on the definition of ‘normality’ is let down by an unsatisfying resolution.
Staying true to its title, the film is filled with a khoobsurat cast and setting. But like the royal family it depicts, it’s also bland, shallow and...
Though a feast for the eyes with an important message, the film dissolves into a heartless twist and an unfulfilling conclusion.
Om Puri and Helen Mirren create a visual feast in Dream Works’ adaptation of The Hundred-Foot Journey.
The psychological state of Pakistan and its damaged people is explored in Hammad Khan’s provocative new film.
Nana Patekar saves Indian tribes in the inspirational true story of Dr. Prakash Baba Amte.
Gillian Anderson tackles child trafficking in the subcontinent.
Can brown boys play baseball? Disney thinks they can.
Kids in Rishi Aurobindo marry young or start hard labour in their teens. But there's a third option.
A sluggish beginning gives way to a beautifully emoted piece covering all the angst and pain of Partition.
What could have been so much fun is a long doze on a platter. A simple tale, lost in the telling.
The Bollywood Queens of the 90s return in what feels like a female Salman Khan flick. Disappointing.
A brave film that balances a fine line between commercial and arthouse cinema, with a lot to say but inadequate methods of saying it.
A fantastic year of Bollywood floorfillers. But who’s the bestest of them all? Read on…
4 Romcoms + 4 Historical Films + 2 Action Flicks = A Damn Good Year of Indian Cinema.
Ram-Leela baffles with its hormonally-challenged, testosterone-driven wreckage of a script. It really is a bloodbath out there.
The Roshans have impressively broken the Bollywood curse for both the Superhero and the Sci-Fi genre.
A well-polished, fantastically-performed little gem that gives a promising sign of Indian Cinema reaching levels of maturity.
A fierce and unbowed reflection of the unfair and outdated caste system that still prevails in India today.
A funny, frank, and impatient look at youth relationships in a rapidly modernizing India.
Zingy dialogues and a suave performance by Akshay Kumar can’t save this film from eventual disappointment.
First-time director Mohit Takalkar makes one man's trip across India a heartfelt search for identity.
Bengali cinema's young upstart takes on Tagore with dizzying results for the post-MTV and internet generation.
Barring a few genuine laugh-out-loud moments, the King Khan’s single release of 2013 is regrettably a mass disappointment.
An entertaining but lukewarm omnibus of four short films by Indian Cinema’s most happening filmmakers.
Based on a true story, this is a strong film with some very bold statements to make on the Indian justice system.
A courageous attempt at non-linear storytelling with great cinematography and performances but unfortunately little new to say.
No need to run for this one.
An enchanting romance with beautifully restrained performances make it an accomplished second film by Vikramaditya Motwane.
A failed attempt at comedic bromance from the producers who perfected the genre.
An ensemble piece with strong moralistic values that is unfortunately dampened by clichés, weak female roles and surplus plotting.
The New York Indian Film Festival explores communal issues, and cinema's power to bring communities together.
A story of friendship set to a bloody backdrop.
The question is not whether you will see it. The question is – how many dozens of times will you see it?
A powerful and relevant film about friendship, love, and loss. One of the best films of the year!
Neeraj Pandey strikes gold yet again, with a thriller brimming with suspense!
Great music, lovely eye candy, wooden characters and a convoluted plot. Not too different from the original then…
A political satire with good intentions but over-acted, lengthy and saddled with belabored humor.
After 20 years, over 100 albums, countless awards & accomplishments, we pick A.R. Rahman's top 10 albums!
Chulbul Pandey is back, but this time is trapped in a largely unmemorable film.
An impressive suspense thriller prevented from becoming a masterpiece from an unfortunate lack of focus.
Yash Chopra’s swan song to Indian Cinema. Expectation is an understatement.
Yash Chopra’s Top Ten Screen Gems.
A slow-cooked and charming film that ultimately doesn't deliver the tangy dish it promises.
A disappointing film from the otherwise dependable Mira Nair, suffering from episodic structure and lacking any new post-9/11 fodder.
Karan Johar's fluffy school drama is never dull, but is far from original or satisfying.
A straightforward adaptation that panics under its own pressure but stays effectively poignant.
Yet another national issue brought to light, but suffers from becoming preachy and too long.
Makes Me Want To Hit My Head With A Soty!
This is what you call a comeback!
A visually and emotionally mesmerizing film by Ang Lee, based on the best-selling novel.
Another beautiful, heartwarming Yash Chopra romance.
Kareena spins her wheels in a mess of a film
One of the most magical films to come out of India since…well…ever!
Is this horror flick a trick or a treat? Treat!
A very fun, hummable album with an old world charm.
Why wouldn't you watch a film with vegetable-shaped aliens?
This Tiger roars, and with such style!
A fun, energetic album with international flavor successfully adds to Tiger fever.
Who knew an erotic thriller with a porn star would turn out so bland and ice cold.
If you haven't taken notice of Nepali cinema until now, Highway will change that.
Kyaa Super Boring Hai Yeh Fillum.
Just grind and bare it!
A tumultuous romance exploring class and sexual politics in modern India, falls short with an ineffective lead.
Another Rohit Shetty spectacle of overbearing loudness and buffoonery with hammy performances.
If we can’t have all the Bachchans together in a film that bears their name, let’s have just one but in many avatars.
Around the world in 70mm
A brave satire on Indian politics with wonderful visuals & performances, but let down by lack of focus.
A visually delectable film that captures the life and energy of Ahmedabad, but falls short of a gripping story.
A brutally honest political drama that shatters the notion of 'India Shining'. A must watch.
An epic saga of bloodlust and endless retribution between two warring families, but Part 1 eventually loses steam.
The Oscar-winning documentary on acid attacks in Pakistan is a difficult, but incredibly powerful experience.
A powerful independent film that traces a true historical story with a personal touch.
A contrived film that is far from gripping and exasperating to watch.
An exhausting film with a glaringly flawed script and lackluster performances.
A charming, feel-good film with lovable performances and a great background score.
This is one sperm of an entertainer!
Composer Amit Trivedi is back in brilliant form, matched perfectly by lyricist Kausar Munir.
This film doubles the star-cast of the first Housefull and amplifies the buffoonery. An excruciating experience!
Ten iconic dacoits who made being bad look so good.
Despite flashes of brilliance, Agent Vinod is an unfortunate letdown to a promising franchise.
A decent album by Pritam, apt for an action thriller, with a couple of chartbusters in tow.
The film is less about innocent, first love than it is about testing the limits of audience patience.
A pleasant surprise of a film from Dharma Productions - it's subtle, funny and mature.
A loud, overbearing film that is saved only by its two unpredictable and devilish villains.
Another winner from Amit Trivedi and Amitabh Bhattacharya, but not as inventive as their earlier albums.
As far as albums go, this is a breath of fresh air from a Dharma Productions film.
Vote now and show all those award ceremonies who the real winners should be!
An otherwise slick and stylish film is dragged down by lackluster script and dialogues.
A private detective determined to clean up society, be a devoted husband and win a dance competition.
A decent, enjoyable film from the team of Band Baaja Baraat, but not as original or captivating.
A shining example of how not to make a film.
The only way to sum up the film: Ooh La La!
The team of 'Band Baaja Baraat' return with a fun, spunky and youthful album.
The album relies too heavily on the music of its prequel, shying away from delivering an original sound.
An otherwise disjointed script is saved by a scintillating soundtrack and a gutsy performance by Ranbir Kapoor
An album that seeks to recreate the outlandishness of the 80s but doesn't quite make it.
A wonderfully accomplished soundtrack that is eclectic and soulful to the core.
A technical accomplishment but also proves that Hindi cinema is still lacking in good storytelling and scripts.
An album with international ambitions, but ends up being strictly decent for a film of such a large scale.
Grounded in small town moods and sufi-esque vocals, this is a solid album by Pritam.
Yet another South Indian-inspired masala film, but this one crashes fast.
Midival Punditz and Karsh Kale's first Hindi film album is also one of the year's best.
This album, composed by Himesh Reshammiya, is simply a damp squib.
Another epic-scale film from Prakash Jha, but does it really deal with the issue?
YouTube and thousands of contributors create a film telling the story of how the world lives, on one given day.
Prakash Jha's latest film offers an underwhelming soundtrack by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Three childhood friends go on a bachelor trip. Is their experience just as powerful for the audience?
An engaging HBO documentary about women in Afghanistan who fell in love and were jailed for it.
UK Premiere of That Girl In Yellow Boots followed by Q&A session with director Anurag Kashyap.
This one is Bachchan-fest to the core, but offers very little story or entertainment otherwise.
Dodgy tummies, horny men and gung-ho gangsters make up a landmark Indian comedy.
Ten years ago this unassuming film blazed its path to creating Indian film history. We look at its legacy and impact.
This album (and film) brings you Amitabh Bachchan in large doses. How does it fare?
An eagerly awaited album from the Akhtars and Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Does it live up to the expectations?
The latest film from Aamir Khan Productions offers one of the most fun soundtracks of the year.
A stirring documentary telling the story of the world's worst industrial disaster and the justice denied.
India's first major crowd-funded film brings four stories that tackle societal issues affecting modern India.
Secrets, lies and double lives are explored in a daring new British Asian film. But is it too close to the truth?
Sex, drugs and corrupt cops a plenty in Bollywood's latest crime thriller. But does it have any dum?
Two Abhishek Bachchan-starrers, both action thrillers, are on their way. How does their music fare?
Another new age romantic comedy about a wedding, but does it prove to be a party to remember?
A father-son conflict against the backdrop of Cricket! Will the typical Bollywood ingredients work in Nikhil Advani's new outing?
A dark film from the immensely talented writer-director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj. Does it live up to the expectations?
It's a hip, Punjabi album to the core but does the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Nikhil Advani magic work once again?
Does the supremely talented duo of Vishal Bhardwaj and Gulzar deliver yet another priceless album?
A gripping, although somewhat commercialized, retelling of a murder case that rocked India.
Farah Khan’s latest film is one of the biggest duds of this year – even ‘Sheila ki Jawani’ can’t save this one!
Mrs Aamir Khan makes her directorial debut with Dhobi Ghat. But does she have hubby’s Midas touch?
Amit Trivedi delivers yet another incredible album that stands out as one of the year's best.
Ashutosh Gowariker returns to the theme of national pride with an interesting story but an overall average historical film.
Two inspiring documentaries telling the stories of a legendary music band and an inimitable poet.
A fascinating glance into the city of Islamabad and its uninspired youth, this is a slacker movie Pakistani style.
The Khans are back and this time it’s personal. East meets West in this culture clash comedy sequel.
Vishal-Shekhar make it a hat-trick of winning albums this year with this one - it's hip, youthful and memorable.
With an honest story and beautiful visuals, this film is a nostalgic ode to the city of dreams.
Man vs. machine - Rajni vs. Rajni - this film is an explosion of entertainment. You can't miss it.
Two charming and though-provoking films dealing with gender and sexuality.
After years, Salman Khan proves again why he is one of the superstars of mainstream Hindi cinema.
Stepmom goes Bollywood...in Australia. With a dollop of melodrama, does the remake make a splash?
Is Rajshree Ojha's Aisha an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, or a variation of Clueless?
Two new soundtracks of big upcoming films, poles apart in sound and style - one hits and the other misses.
One of the most effective and entertaining films of recent times, packed with dark humor, irony and sincerity.
The London Indian Film Festival closes with the winner of the Ray Foundation short film competition and a poignant Marathi film.
Here's a festival dedicated to independent Indian cinema, opening with one of the most innovative and enjoyable films of recent times.
With a somewhat underdeveloped plot, Mani Ratnam's 'Raavan' is still a visually stunning and entertaining film.
An epic family feud within the context of Indian politics. Does it work?
A mature and insightful little gem of a student film. A must watch!
Who said all the filmy singing and dancing doesn't contribute to world cinema? Here you have a song that is entirely,
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