Retread comedy finds the funny in faith.
Despite pinching its premise from Mark Joffe’s 2001 Australian hit comedy The Man Who Sued God, Umesh Shukla’s OMG: Oh My God! nevertheless manages to find its own identity and sustain a satisfactory whimsy over its slightly too long two-and-a...
Scam artist thriller piles on the twists.
A grating combination of Eddie McGuire-style smugness blended with a young Burt Lancaster teeth-grinding grin and Tony Curtis profile, Hindi star Kumar has a broad smirk that makes Peter Costello’s look unassuming by comparison. And at first it...
A nightmare of a movie.
With a bit of luck, Shirish Kunder’s spectacularly awful Joker might be both the beginning and the end of the Hindi industry’s foray into sci-fi/fantasy comedy. A film of such ineptitude does not come along very often, so lovers of train-wreck...
Bollywood action comedy lacks laughs, thrills.
Tees Maar Khan, played by Hindi superstar Akshay Kumar, was born to be bad. In a prologue, which is deliciously silly, the infant Khan makes thievery look like child’s play; newly born, the cunning sprog manages to slip a necklace from an...