Manasi has written 26 reviews for films during 2021.

  • Easy A

    Easy A

    ★★★★½

    what is the procedure to get adopted by the Penderghast family?

  • Shiddat

    Shiddat

    ★★★

    A thorough feast for the eyes and ears

    Mohit Raina and Sunny Kaushal's performances are just too good! The album is great, with some really memorable songs.

    Some plotlines are just matlab-kuch-bhi!?!?
    Problematic in parts, but still made me feel things

  • Bell Bottom

    Bell Bottom

    ★★★

    Average movie.
    Unnecessary songs. Bad VFX. Very predictable. Neither boring nor exciting storyline.
    Akshay Kumar in the mold of yet another patriotic-secret-agent character.
    Good performances by Lara Dutta and Adil Hussain.

  • Shershaah

    Shershaah

    ★★★★

    I'm just speechless.
    This movie has been in the making for 6years, and all the dedication and hardwork put in by people shows. Based on the life of PVC Captain Vikram Batra, Shershaah follows his story from the locales of Palampur to his contribution in the Kargil War.
    The cinematography is amazing. Shot in Kargil, the war scenes look authentic and take viewers right in the middle of the action. The writing could've been a bit better as some of…

  • Mimi

    Mimi

    ★★★½

    After seeing the trailer, everyone (including me) thought they showed the whole plot in there , but that was only half of it - quite literally.
    The movie feels long and draggy in bits, courtesy to the plethora of issues they seem to tackle on.
    The story is good, and the message of the movie is sweet, but the execution of the climax could've been much better. It felt rushed, and didn't quite go with the established characterization.
    The dialogues…

  • Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

    Mere Brother Ki Dulhan

    ★★★★

    Will never not enjoy this movie. Idk can we please bring back the romcoms, Bollywood?
    One of the best soundtracks ever.

    Dimple Dixit my iconique qween.

  • Ray

    Ray

    (Have only seen the third and fourth part yet)

    Part 3 - Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa
    One can seldom go wrong with Manoj Bajpayee to bank on, and with the addition of Gajraj Rao this part has some top-notch performances. The language/dialect, the Urdu, and the shayrana andaaz ufff....
    a pure delight to watch and listen to. The transformation scenes were smooth and creative, and overall execution of the whole thing was pretty good.

    Part 4 - Spotlight
    Acting performances were average but the story oh man totally crazy ride. Radhika Madan though ❤

  • Loki

    Loki

    ★★★★

    The first 5 episodes were straight up amazing with a balance of all elements and emotions, but the finale just felt draggy and underwhelming. Became kinda anti-climactic after all the high power action in the previous episodes.
    The visuals and the score are too good across all episodes. The intro in the finale with all voiceovers made me kaafi emotional.

    Loki as a character was great, but Tom's acting felt off in parts. Best performances of the show were undoubtedly…

  • Toofaan

    Toofaan

    Great acting performances by everyone involved but the movie as a whole just doesn't work.
    The relationship and family arcs were well done but ultimately it's the same old story along with a lot of subplots. You don't get a chance to feel the emotion before the action cuts to a different scene.
    Why were there so many songs?!? And the runtime is just not it.

  • Haseen Dillruba

    Haseen Dillruba

    ★★★


    Sambandh toh maansik hote hai, shaaririk toh sambhog hota hai

    Quite liked this dialogue for some reason.
    The movie was wayy too crazy. It started off well, went downhill in the middle, and came back in the end. Didn't really have much of mystery parts for a movie marketed as 'the ultimate kaunspiracy'. It is predictable, but the climax still managed to have a good impact.
    That being said, Haseen Dilruba still has problematic and toxic themes present throughout the…

  • Luca

    Luca

    ★★★★½

    Wish I could 'Silencio Bruno' my life too

  • Kaminey

    Kaminey

    ★★★★

    Kaminey if a claffic. Each perfon affofiated haf delivered and how!

    Be it Shahid Kapur as both Guddu and Charlie, Priyanka Chopra as a Marathi mulgi (her command over the language really surprised me), Amol Gupte as a Thackeray-esque politician or the various side characters who had their own stories to tell - each actor performs exceptionally well and has delivered a powerful act.
    Certain parts in the middle were confusing, and the climax was a bit messy - but…