REVIEW

  • Review: Kathputli Restaurant Yesterday

    At a time when restaurants are trying hard to offer the best of world cuisine, and also tweaking international food items to suit desi tastes, there are a few eating joints in the city that want to focus only on Indian fare. If you are on the lookout for a...
  • 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review: This is a bigger, louder and more action-packed sequel 2 days ago

    It was never going to be easy to top the last film, so perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised that Avengers: Age of Ultron is something of a letdown. In 2012's The Avengers, Joss Whedon, writer and director, and lifelong fan of Marvel comics, shrewdly delivered a film that threw...
  • 'Avengers Age Of Ultron' Tweet Review: The movie lives up to its expectations 2 days ago

    For superhero fans, it doesn't get better than this. Marvels picks six of its popular superheroes to save the world in the second part of 'The Avengers' series. Directed and written by Joss Whedon, 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' has six of the powerful superheros- Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Black...
  • Asus Zenfone 2 review: A powerful warrior but with weight issues 3 days ago

    It's been less than a year since Asus entered the Indian smartphone market in July last year, and the Taiwanese company appears to be again all geared up with its new squad of warriors to fight on the battleground where there are no allies. But are Asus' soldiers fit, trained,...
  • 'Nanak Shah Fakir' review: Despite all the constraints, it is an effective and incredibly pristine film April 18, 2015

    Director: Sartaj Singh Pannu Cast: Arif Zakaria, Adil Hussain, Tom Alter, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha, Govind Pandey At a time when several innovative ideas are being used to appeal to the movie-goers, it is interesting to see how a few filmmakers are paying adequate attention to religious-themed movies, which still...
  • 'OK Kanmani' review: Mani Ratnam's timely reflection of our society is the one you shouldn't miss April 18, 2015

    Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menen, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson Director: Mani Ratnam 'OK Kanmani' is in every way a love letter to the audience. It's a love story sans superficiality or exaggeration. Mani Ratnam is a filmmaker who believes in picking the right actors for his films. By zeroing in on...
  • 'Court' review: The film is a biting commentary on society April 17, 2015

    If you haven't had a brush with the Indian legal system, you may picture courts with lawyers who breathe fire and brimstone, yelling "Milord!", "Tareeq pe tareeq!" or "This whole trial is out of order!" 28-year-old director Chaitanya Tamhane's National Award-winning Marathi film Court is the antithesis of the typical...
  • 'Mr X' review: It is a singularly humourless film April 17, 2015

    Emraan Hashmi is a young man who can turn invisible at will. Just think of all the cheeky possibilities that premise could throw up. Alas, it's not the route director Vikram Bhatt goes down in Mr X, a singularly humorless film that's sorely lacking in thrills, a coherent plot, and...
  • 'Margarita With A Straw' review: The film is unafraid to explore touchy themes like female desire and sexual drive of disabled people April 17, 2015

    Powered by a staggering performance from Kalki Koechlin as a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, Margarita with a Straw is that rare Indian film that mostly eschews melodrama to give us an honest, sensitive portrait of disability, and the sexual awakening of an Indian teenager. Co-writer and director Shonali Bose tells...
  • Review: Adobe PDF tool is great, but you may not need it April 17, 2015

    New York: No doubt you've run across your share of PDF documents in your work and personal life. Adobe's Portable Document Format has become a common way to publish newsletters, instruction manuals and even tax forms. Creating your own PDF document is easy, with features built into major Web browsers...
  • 'Mr X' tweet review: The film isn't a rip-off of 'Hollow Man' April 17, 2015

    Directed by Vikram Bhatt, 'Mr. X' is an Indian 3D sci-fi thriller starring Bollywood's serial kisser Emraan Hashmi, and actress Amyra Dastur. The film revolves around a man who gains the power of invisibility, and becomes a vigilante to take revenge on those who have wronged him. While Vikram Bhatt has...
  • Restaurant Review: Pita Pit April 16, 2015

    Need a quick break from a busy workday? Planning to stop in for a bite after a busy evening at office? Interested in going out for a meal at a "sit-down" restaurant which is about both fun and healthy eating? Pita Pit (in Greater Kailash), Canadian quick service chain's flagship...
  • 90s movies, MS Paint comics and life lessons; Sahil Rizwan's book is a fun read April 15, 2015

    Life offers you lessons in form of almost everything that exists; be it people, or things or in case of Sahil Rizwan, a whole batch of weird Bollywood movies from the 1990s. Sahil Rizwan is a 26 year old internet person known widely across India as the guy-who-recreates-movies-into-MS-Paint-comics. Yep, he...
  • 'Broken Horses' review: It will appeal to the emotionally inclined April 11, 2015

    Cast: Christopher George Marquetter, Anton Yelchin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Maria Valverde, Seean Patrick Flanery, Jordi Caballero, Thomas Jane, Henry Shotwell Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra Vidhu Vinod Chopra's English Film 'Broken Horses' is a different, yet emotionally packed take on the American Wild West, set somewhere near the Mexican border. With heavy doses...
  • 'Dharam Sankat Mein' review: Despite Paresh Rawal's strong performance, the film fails to create an impact April 11, 2015

    Director: Fuwad Khan Cast: Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah Religion and its illogical discourse in the country has been a topic of several discussion and debate in the past. Many filmmakers have also adapted this theme for their films. Umesh Shukla's 'OMG: Oh My God' and Rajkumar Hirani's 'PK' have in...
  • Amazon sues to block alleged fake reviews on its website; says they mislead customers April 10, 2015

    New York: Amazon.com has sued four websites to stop them from selling fake, positive product reviews. In a complaint filed on Wednesday in King County Superior Court in Washington, Amazon said the bogus reviews undermine a system that the Seattle-based online retailer launched 20 years ago to help shoppers using its...
  • Apple's new MacBook review: This thinnest-ever Mac brings iPad's minimalism to the laptop April 10, 2015

    New York: From the moment I took it out of the box, Apple's new MacBook looked and felt like an iPad. The laptop is Apple's lightest and thinnest yet and borrows many of the iPad's designs, including the lack of a fan. The result is a 2-pound (0.92 kilogram) laptop that...
  • 'S/O Satyamurthy' review: An inconsistent drama with over-the-top action and a grand message April 10, 2015

    Cast: Allu Arjun, Samantha, Upendra, Rajendra Prasad, Nithya Menen, Adah Sharma, Ali, Sneha, Brahmanandam, Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj, M. S. Narayana. Director: Trivikram Expectations are bound to coil up for the works of Trivikram. Such is his reputation. Certainly, it blows a kiss of curse in the case of 'S/O Satyamurthy'. Allu Arjun...
  • 'Ek Paheli Leela' tweet review: Somewhat entertaining, but falls short due to Sunny Leone's acting skills April 10, 2015

    Love her or hate her, but you can't ignore Sunny Leone. She has a huge fan following and people love her the way she is. And her fans are certainly in for a treat with 'Ek Paheli Leela'. 'Ek Paheli Leela', a musical thriller film ...
  • RBI may keep interest rate on hold at 7.5% at monetary policy review today April 7, 2015

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate on hold at 7.50 per cent at a policy review on Tuesday, while signalling that it could act swiftly to lower rates further if inflation stays within its target. In 2015, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)...
  • 'Pretentious Bollywood Review' is back with pretentious reviews of two Mithun Da movies April 6, 2015

    Kanan Gill and Biswa Kalyan Rath are back after ages with two Pretentious Bollywood Reviews and they are both dedicated to the greatest actor known to mankind: Mithun Chakraborty!'Pyaar Ka Devta' and 'Disco Dancer' are two of the greatest Mithun Da movies that take us back to weirder times when...
  • 'Furious 7' review: It has emotional depth with a touching finale April 3, 2015

    Directed: James Wan Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham For a while now, the 'Fast & Furious' films have made it clear that rules of logic, physics, or even gravity have little place in their universe. It's...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' review: A film that deserves to be watched April 3, 2015

    Director: Dibakar Banerjee Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is a moody thriller set in 1943 Calcutta that unravels at an unhurried pace. Loosely adapted from Bengali crime fiction writer Saradindu Bandopadhyay's enduring literary series, the film is intended as the origin story...
  • 'Nannbenda' review: With a shoddy plot, the film falls short from the word go April 3, 2015

    Film: Nannbenda Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Karunakaran, Sherin, Pooja Ramachandran. Director: Jagadish Every ten minutes or so, the actors themselves laugh pathetically on-screen. Maybe that's sarcasm turned upside down. They are going to laugh at us and we, innocent people, sitting on the other side of the screen have no option but...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi' tweet review: Despite its pace, film manages to break the monotony of trashy thrillers in Bollywood April 3, 2015

    Dibakar Banerjee always has the knack of narrating uncanny stories. From builder mafias to a lovable thief to corrupt bureaucrats- Banerjee's films are always hatke. His latest is on Bengali literature's most popular detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Based on author Saradindu Bandhopadhyay's novel, 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' has Sushant Singh Rajput playing the...
  • 'Furious 7' tweet review: The film is a treat for all the fans of the popular franchise April 2, 2015

    The seventh installment in the Fast and Furious series is certainly going to be very special for the fans of the franchise because it marks the final appearance of Paul Walker, who died in a terrific car accident on November 30, 2013 during the production of...
  • Centre to send a team to Himachal to assess crop damage in the state April 1, 2015

    Shimla: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan held a review meeting on the extent of crop damage in the state on Tuesday evening. The review meeting was attended by the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, State Cabinet Ministers and the Union Health Minister. During the meeting, the Union Agricultural Minister assured...
  • Motorola's new Moto E (2nd gen) review: This tortoise loses the race to insomniac rabbits April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: The fable now has a twist in the tale. Moto E, consistent but slow in its efforts in bringing improvements, is the tortoise. While the rabbit(s) in the race has(have) no intention to catch a wink and this is why the fables have turned. Before we delve further into...
  • HTC One M9 review: Better than predecessors, this new phone addresses a major shortcoming - the camera March 31, 2015

    New York: HTC's flagship One phone has a lot going for it - except for strong sales. In Samsung's and Apple's shadows, HTC barely has any market share despite having good phones. But the latest edition of the HTC One, dubbed M9, is even better than previous year's models, as it...
  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price March 31, 2015

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...