Department Movie Review
Release Date:May 18, 2012
Alarmed at the hitherto unseen escalation in underworld criminal activities some top officials including the home secretary, the home minister, and the director general of police hold a secret meeting in which they take a decision to create a new unit which is unofficially referred to as 'The Department'.
'Department' is a story of a terrifying power struggle within the bowels of the mother of all powers - the police 'Department'.
Varma has described Department as "Quentin Tarantino meets Prabhudeva". I honestly couldn't find flashes of either. To me, it felt more like pedestrian Ram Gopal VarmaRead more
It's a lazy, indulgent film that tests your threshold for painRead more
Because RGV is only interested in "pushing boundaries" with technique, there is reasonable expectation that he has no interest in the story, er, department, one that hinges on every character being a deliberate shade of greyRead more
The director who showed us how to film violence is now sucking basic action scenes of their dynamism, leaving them dry and dead, but filming his movie's carcass from multiple anglesRead more
RGV merely uses the encounter cop theme to unleash a mindless splatterfestRead more
A sham so bad that it’s actually goodRead more
Department is a strangely listless combination of adulatory policier and nudge-nudge-wink-wink tale about the corruption of power. The joke’s on usRead more
One of Mr Bachchan’s best performances in one of the worst films of the yearRead more
Save yourself the bother of wallowing in self-pity and hate. Stay at homeRead more
That's because Department, which should've been a taut, tense encounter between three strong men, is instead ripped to shreds by too many weak actors given puzzlingly large rolesRead more
Department can leave you with a massive migraine attack, watch his earlier oeuvres insteadRead more
Department is neither novel, nor experimental, but a return to the tried and tested formula. Disappointing!Read more