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Articles by Rakesh Mehar
‘Rajaratha’ review: An exciting plot full of romance and political drama ends up a bumpy ride
There's plenty to like in the film but one gets the feeling that the director doesn't seem to know when to hold back.
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 18:47
‘#O Premave’ review: This Kannada romance is an excruciating mess of sexist clichés
It is just one more film that sees women as gold-diggers and urges them to look past material trappings and see the ‘true dedication’ of men.
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 17:54
‘Keni’ review: This earnest film on water scarcity promises much, but delivers little drama
The film tries to address every issue imaginable, not giving enough time for any of them to develop sufficiently.
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:50
'Tagaru' review: This Shivrajkumar formula cop film is saved by its jumbled storyline
The film follows a predictable masala plot but has enough suspense to keep you in your seat.
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 15:57
'Naachiyaar' review: This Jyothika cop film needed more than just good intentions
The film tries to get off the beaten track when dealing with rape but lacks the imagination to take off.
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:57
‘Prema Baraha’ review: This mediocre film fails to capitalise on its Kargil backdrop
Formulaic performances by lead Chandan Kumar and Aishwarya Arjun, while Suhasini and Prakash Raj have been given predictably sentimental roles.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:45
‘Savarakathi’ review: This Mysskin-style comic thriller is a hilarious ride
The movie may not rank as a comic classic, but it has enough going for it to merit at least one watch.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 15:24
‘Kanaka’ review: A commercial potboiler written just for Duniya Vijay fans
The film relies heavily on family sentiment and Kannadiga pride, leaving little room for anything else.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:33
'Nimir' review: A watchable remake that falls short of the subtle original
Udayanidhi Stalin delivers a measured performance but he lacks Fahadh Faasil's impish charm which made the original so delightful.
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 15:25
‘Sketch’ review: Minus its bizarre ending, this action flick works for Vikram fans
Vikram is absolutely comfortable oozing ‘local’ machismo, while Tamannaah’s character appears to be inserted for visual effect.
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 15:09