Masand Reviews

  • Write your review: '2 States'

    Rajeev Masand says '2 States' is a long, indulgent film that wears you out. What do you say? Write review and win prizes. ...
  • '2 States' review: It's a long, indulgent film that wears you out 18-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt Director: Abhishek Varman Madrasis are dark, Punjabis are cash-obsessed, and never the twain shall meet. Those familiar prejudices make for a legitimate movie pitch, but '2 States', directed by first-timer Abhishek Varman, is a frustrating case of a promising premise that doesn't fully fructify into...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bhoothnath Returns', 'Rio 2' 12-04-2014 11:06 AM

    Rajeev Masand reviews Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Bhoothnath Returns' and 'Rio 2' in this episode of Now Showing. Watch the video for more reviews and an interview with Anne Hathaway and Andy Garcia on the making of 'Rio 2'. ...
  • 'Divergent' review: It's surprisingly dull and feels over-familiar 11-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Cast: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet Director: Neil Burger Name this film. Somewhere in the post-apocalyptic future, a select batch of youngsters is put through life-threatening challenges as part of the rigid designs of a controlling society. But one teenage girl dares to defy the system and rebels against the government....
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' 05-04-2014 01:26 PM

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. He also talks to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan about his film 'Bhootnath Returns'. ...
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' review: It delivers a bang for your buck 04-04-2014 10:28 PM

    Cast: Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johansson Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo The Winter Soldier isn't just a good film; it's a pretty terrific one. Are you surprised? Because I certainly was. Let's face it, Captain America is by far the dullest fella in the Marvel canon, blessed with...
  • Write your review: 'Youngistaan'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Youngistaan' is unnecessarily stretched out. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'O Teri'

    Rajeev Masand says 'O Teri' is too shrill, too convoluted and too dumb. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Youngistaan' review: The film is unnecessarily stretched out 28-03-2014 10:40 PM

    Star Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Neha Sharma, Farooque Shaikh, Boman Irani Director: Syed Ahmad Afzal 'Youngistaan' starts off promisingly as a fish-out-of-water comedy about a carefree, 28-year-old who is thrown into the messy world of politics when, after the death of his father, he's roped in to replace him as Prime...
  • 'O Teri' review: The film is too shrill, too convoluted and too dumb 28-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Bilal Amrohi, Sarah Jane Dias, Anupam Kher, Vijay Raaz, Mandira Bedi Director: Umesh Bisht It must take a special kind of talent to make a film as incoherent and inept as O Teri. I've seen eight-year-olds put up skits in their building compound that were more engaging...
  • Really Tough Movie Quiz (March 14)

    In Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Anushka Sharma's character Akira shoots a documentary on the Indian army after trailing Major Samar Anand (Shah Rukh Khan) and...
  • Write your review: '3 Days To Kill'

    Rajeev Masand says '3 Days To Kill' has a handful of inspired moments. What do you say? Write your review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'Bewakoofiyaan'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Bewakoofiyaan' is about love in the time of review. What do you say? Write your review and win prizes ...
  • '3 Days To Kill' review: The film has a handful of inspired moments 14-03-2014 10:35 PM

    Cast: Kevin Costner, Connie Nielson, Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard Director: McG There's a scene in Kevin Costner's new film, '3 Days To Kill', in which he rescues his teenage daughter from a bunch of boys trying to get fresh with her in the restroom of a nightclub. The image of...
  • 'Bewakoofiyaan' review: The film is lightweight, not lighthearted, with a dead duck script 14-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Director: Nupur Asthana Buried somewhere beneath all the fluff in director Nupur Asthana's 'Bewakoofiyaan' is the kernel of an interesting idea - love in the time of recession. Set in the very believable world of upwardly mobile 20-something-year-olds, the film reflects a generation...
  • Really Tough Movie Quiz (March 7)

    In Hum Aapke Hain Koun, where do Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit's respective families meet and fix the marriage of Mohnish Bahl and Renuka Shahane?...
  • 'Total Siyapaa' review: It is a premise ripe with comic potential 07-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Yami Gautam, Ali Zafar, Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher Director: E Niwas 'Total Siyapaa,' directed by E Niwas, puts a nice little spin on the typical meet-the-parents scenario. Asha (Vicky Donor's Yami Gautam) is a Punjabi girl living in London. When she brings home her boyfriend Aman (Ali Zafar) for...
  • Write your review: 'Dallas Buyers Cub'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Dallas Buyers Club' is a poignant yet inspiring film. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'Nebraska'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Nebraska' is a quietly moving film that'll stay with you. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' is predictable but hopelessly fun. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Dallas Buyers Club' review: It is a poignant yet inspiring film 28-02-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner Director: Jean-Marc Valley Matthew McConaughey has hardly given us reason to think of him as someone tipped to win an acting Oscar. But the star of such syrupy rom-coms as 'The Wedding Planner', 'How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days' and 'Failure...
  • 'Nebraska' review: It's a quietly moving film that'll stay with you 28-02-2014 10:36 PM

    Cast: Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte Director: Alexander Payne 'Nebraska', directed by Alexander Payne, is one of my favorites of this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees. It's the kind of movie we don't often see at the cinemas because it's utterly simple, and because it's about real people who're...
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' review: It is predictable but hopelessly fun 28-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Purab Kohli, Ila Arun, Ram Kapoor Director: Saket Chaudhury Early on in 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects', Sid (Farhan Akhtar) reveals his secret to avoiding confrontations with his wife Trisha (Vidya Balan): "When I'm in the wrong, I say sorry. When she's in the wrong, I...
  • Write your review: 'Lone Survivor'

    Rajeev Masand says in 'Lone Survivor' hard not to be moved by the events in the film. What do you say? Write your own review...
  • Write your review: 'Saving Mr Banks'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Saving Mr Banks'could've done with a little less sugar. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'The Lego Movie'

    Rajeev Masand says 'The Lego Movie'- everything awesome in the film. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'Hasee Toh Phasee'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Hasee Toh Phasee' despite its problems, it's pretty good fun 20 minutes ago. What do you say? Write your own review and...
  • 'Lone Survivor' review: Hard not to be moved by the events in the film 07-02-2014 10:45 PM

    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch Director: Peter Berg It's hard not to be moved by the events of 'Lone Survivor', the harrowing true story of a failed 2005 mission, in which four US Navy Seals were tasked with finding a top Taliban leader. Things begin to...
  • 'Saving Mr Banks' review: It could've done with a little less sugar 07-02-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell Director: John Lee Hancock A year before 'The Sound of Music', in 1964, Julie Andrews starred as the mysterious, magical nanny who floated in from the sky in Disney's beloved children's film 'Mary Poppins'. Now, nearly 50 years later,...
  • 'The Lego Movie' review: Everything awesome in the film 07-02-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Anyone who's ever owned a Lego set will be curious to see how those colored plastic bricks lend themselves to a full-length feature film. The good news is that directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds...