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'Silver Linings Playbook' - cloudy yet shines

Film: Silver Linings Playbook; Directed by: David O. Russell; Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles, Brea Bee; Rating: ***1/2

 
Haridas: emotionally uplifting film

Movie: 'Haridas'; Director: GNR Kumaravelan; Cast: Kishore, Sneha, Prithviraj Das, Soori, Pradeep Rawat and Yugi Sethu; Rating: ***1/2

 
'A Good Day To Die Hard' - must watch for die-hard fans

Film: "A Good Day To Die Hard"; Actors: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Yulia Snigir; Director: John Moore; Rating: **1/2

 
'Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story' - for those who love 'luv' stories!

Film: "Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story"; Actors: Vivek Oberoi and Neha Sharma; Director: Vinnil Markan; Rating: **1/2

 
'Chamak Challo' - suffers from sluggish narrative

Film: "Chamak Challo"; Actors: Varun Sandesh, Sanchita Padukone, Catherine Tresa, Brahmaji, Srinivas Avasarala and Sayaji Shinde; Director: G. Neelakanta; Rating: *

 
'Attahasa' - good for one-time watch!

Film: "Attahasa"; Actors: Kishore, Arjun Sarja, Ravi Kale, C.P.Yogeshwar, Lakshmi Rai, Suresh Oberoi and Vijayalakshmi; Producer-Director: A.M.R.Ramesh; Camera: Milton; Background Music: Sandeep Chowta; Editor: Anthony; Rating: **1/2

 
'Vana Yuddham' - partly engaging biopic

Film: "Vana Yuddham"; Actors: Kishore, Arjun Sarja, Lakshmi Rai, Vijayalakshmi, Suresh Oberoi, Ravi Kale, Jayachitra and AMR Ramesh; Director: AMR Ramesh; Rating: **

 
'Gombegala Love' engaging, newcomers wow audience

Film: "Gombegala Love"; Cast: Arun, Pawana, Achyut Kumar, Shruthi, Ramakrishna and others; Director: Santhosh; Producer: Arun Raj Urs; Camera: Kiran Hampapura; Music Director: Srinath Vijay; Rating: ****

 
'Charminar' - fresh narration, natural portrayal

Film: "Charminar"; Producer-Writer-Director: R.Chandru; Cast: Nenapirali Prem, Meghana Gaonkar, Rangayana Raghu, Raju Thalikote, Mrudula, Vidya Murthy; Music: Hari; Background Music: Guru Kiran; Camera: K.S.Chandrashekhar; Rating: ***1/2

 
'Mama' - not so terrifying

Film: "Mama"; Actors: Jessica Chastain, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse, Director: Andres Muschietti; Rating: **

 
'Mirchi' - violent commercial entertainer

Film: "Mirchi"; Actors: Prabhas Raju, Anushka Shetty, Richa Gangopadhyay, Sathyaraj, Nadhiya, Brahmanandam, Sampath Raj, Benarji and Subba Raju; Director: Koratala Siva; Rating: **

 
'Special 26' entertaining and engaging caper-thriller

Film: "Special 26"; Writer-director: Neeraj Pandey; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgil, Rajesh Sharma, Kishore Kadam, Divya Dutta and Kajal Aggarwal; Rating: ****

 
'Vishwaroopam' - technical wonder with flawed narrative

Film: "Vishwaroopam"; Director: Kamal Haasan; Actors: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat; Rating: ***1/2

 
'Lincoln': A near perfect historical film

Film: "Lincoln"; Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Pace, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones; Director: Steven Spielberg; Rating: ***

 
'Listen... Amaya' - shows how love knows no age

Film: "Listen...Amaya"; Actors: Deepti Naval, Farooque Shaikh, Swara Bhaskar; Director: Avinash Kumar Singh; Rating: ***

 
'Bullets To The Head' - Bullets wasted

Film: "Bullets To The Head"; Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jason Momoa and Christian Slater; Director: Walter Hill; Rating: *1/2

 
'Mai...' - teaches you how to value elders

Film: "Mai..."; Actors: Asha Bhosle, Padmini Kolhapure and Ram Kapoor; Director: Mahesh Kodiyal; Rating: ***1/2

 
'David' - magnificent morality tale

Film: "David"; Actors: Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Nasser, Rohini Hattangadi and Monica Dogra; Director: Bejoy Nambiar; Rating: ****1/2

 
'Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters' - twisted, wasted

Film: "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"; Actors: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann, Derek Mears; Director-Screenwriter: Tommy Wirkola; Rating: *1/2

 
'Midnight's Children' - striking epic despite its flaws

Film: "Midnight's Children"; Actors: Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Ronit Roy, Satya Bhabha, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Siddharth, Anita Majumdar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan and Shriya Saran; Director: Deepa Mehta; Rating: **1/2

 
'Vishwaroop': one helluva entertainer, and no sentiments hurt

Film: "Vishwaroop"; Actors: Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah, Shekhar Kapur and Jaideep Ahlawat; Director: Kamal Haasan; Rating: ****

 
'Varadanayaka' - must-watch revenge drama

Film: "Varadanayaka"; Actors: Kiccha Sudeep, Chiranjeevi Sarja, Sameera Reddy, Nikisha Patel, Ravishankar, Shobharaj. Jai Jagadish, Sharath Lohithashwa and others; Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Aiyappa Sharma; Producer: Shankar; Music: Arjun Janya; Camera: Rahesh Katta; Rating: ***1/2

 
'Akaash Vani' a love story you shouldn't miss

Film: "Akaash Vani"; Actors: Kartik Tiwari and Nushrat Bharucha; Director: Luv Ranjan;

 
'Lakshmi' strictly for Shivakumar's fans

Film: "Lakshmi"; Cast: Shivaraj Kumar, Priyamani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rangayana Raghu,Saloni, Avinash, Gurudatt and Guru Prasad; Screenplay-Direction: Raghava Loki; Co-producers: B.R. Duggineni and Aadhi; Music composer: Guru Kiran; Camera: K.S.Chandrashekhar; Rating: ***

 
'The Last Stand' limp, predictable

Film: "The Last Stand"; Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro, Jaimie Alexander, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega and Peter Stormare; Director: Kim Jee-woon; Rating: *1/2

 
'Inkaar': riveting treatise on gender equations

Film: "Inkaar"; Cast: Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh; Directed by Sudhir Mishra; Rating: ****

 
'Mumbai Mirror' engaging cop saga

Film: "Mumbai Mirror"; Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Gihani Khan, Vimla Raman, Prakash Raj, and Mahesh Manjrekar: Director: Ankush Bhatt; Rating: ***

 
Sridhar's 'Galaate' not up to the mark

Film: "Galaate"; Cast: Prajwal Devaraj, Kriti Kharbanda, Hardhika Shetty, Tilak, Shashi Kumar, Tara, Shobharaj, Suman Ranganathan and others; Director: M.D. Sridhar; Producer: Rajendra Kumar; Camera: Krishna Kumar; Composer: Jessie Gift; Rating: **

 
'Ee Bhumi Aa Bhanu' suffers because of weak script

Film: "Ee Bhumi Aa Bhanu"; Cast - Ajith, Sharanya Mohan, Sangeetha, Sharan, Mithra, Suresh Heblikar and others: Director: K.C. Venugopal; Camera: P. Rajan; Music Director: S. Premkumar; Rating: **

 

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