"There is a lot to enjoy here but the script contrivances rankle. This is a movie that works on account of the trimmings: the acting, the clap-trap dialogues, and the authentic texture of the world that it’s set in. If only there was more meat to the main dish. Nevertheles.. mores, Bareilly Ki Barfi is appropriately sweet and not a bad way at all to spend two hours. I’m going with three out of five."
In this interview with Rajeev Masand, Konkona Sen Sharma talks about her debut film as director, A Death in the Gunj, an ensemble piece set in 1979 McCluskieganj, based on of a true incident that her father narrated to her as a child. The actress-turned-director discusses he.. morer influences and the challenges of making an independent film, while her leading man Vikrant Massey talks about working with Konkona and bringing the film's protagonist to life.
"Badrinath Ki Dulhania has its heart in the right place, but its writing is often clumsy. There is a lot to appreciate here, but it’s also overlong and made me restless. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five."
Shah Rukh Khan talks about working with Nawazuddin, Raees, Fan, Dear Zindagi, reflects on his career and also talks about his autobiography that he has been writing for a long time, in this really honest and heartfelt conversation with Rajeev Masand.
"Dangal is not a perfect film, but then few films are. It’s overlong at 2 hours and 41 minutes, and it’s both simple and simplistic in places. But it’s a solid and satisfying watch, a well crafted look at what went into the creation of two sporting champions. It’s a .. morefilm that makes the heart swell…when it isn’t pounding from all the excitement of the bouts. I’m going with four out of five."
Rajeev Masand's 4 star review of Dangal