Manasi has written 26 reviews for films during 2021.

  • '83

    '83

    ★★★★

    Can easily be called the (Indian) Cricket version of Spiderman:NoWayHome - people cheering, clapping, staying till the literal end of credits.
    I had absolutely zero expectations after the trailer and (lack of) marketing, but am so glad that I decided to watch this!
    I cried towards the end I think

    Each and every member of the cast was phenomenal in their roles and as a cricket fan, it was an absolutely amazing experience watching this on the big screen.

    I still don't agree with the way few of the things were represented (read: PMO and army for one) but okay.

  • Atrangi Re

    Atrangi Re

    ★★★½

    I liked the movie. Dhanush is phenomenal, as always, and his monologue in Tamil in a Bollywood movie really feels a welcome change. ARR's music elevates the experience to a whole new level - literally zero skips in the album. Sara (minus her accent) also gave a good performance, something I didn't expect after LAK2.

    However, I'm not really sure for how long we can excuse Bollywood's half-ass attempts in including mental health and LGBTQ representation by saying "well atleast…

  • Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

    Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

    ★★½

    Really liked how they dealt with the LGBTQ aspect, and Vaani shines through and through in her performance.

    But while I can appreciate the efforts to bring awareness, the movie as a whole falls flat. Unnecessary songs, Unnecessary Punjabi accents and stereotypes. Cant believe how bad Ayushmann was in this
    Even with a runtime of barely 2hrs, this movie feels too stretched.

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

    Expect disappointment and you'll never be disappointed

    Is usually my mantra for Spiderman movies, but HOLY SHIT this one!!

    The way the whole theatre at a 7am show erupted in screams when Andrew Garfield came on screen, a truly unmatched theatre experience 👌

    All the performances were just so great! I laughed, I cried, I hooted - this movie is honestly a definition for fan service.

  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    ★★★

    The story and the performances are inversely proportional to each other

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    ★★★★

    Can't believe it took me this long for a first watch and can I just say Andrew Garfield🥵

  • Sooryavanshi

    Sooryavanshi

    Ranveer Singh in his 10min cameo outshines literally everyone

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★½

    The cast 🥵🥵

  • Dhamaka

    Dhamaka

    ★★★

    They didn't have to go this much OTT just because it was an OTT platform release🥴
    Subtlety bhi important hai

    Kudos to Soham Majumdar for his voice acting,
    also, Mrunal Thakur, please stop doing 5min roles as the hero's love interest/motivation

  • Chehre

    Chehre

    some really powerhouse performances, the story was engaging and going good but then
    second half🤮
    amitabh's unnecessary monologue 🤮🤮
    accused falling from a cliff because 'dharti par nahi toh bhagwan insaaf kar hi dega' 🤮🤮🤮

    ending scene was nice tho

  • A Royal Winter

    A Royal Winter

    makes up for good background noise while working 👍

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    Made for a fun back-to-theatres experience!

    Loved, loved, loved the BGM and cinematography so much
    Had some really hot characters 🥵
    But the plot faltered a bit and seemed to draw inspiration from various sources (just a small letdown). Overall a good movie, especially that end-credit scene👌

    To end I'd just like to say,
    WELCOME TO HOTEL CALIFORNIAAA