Movie Review : Robert Akbar Walter

Robert Akbar Walter: Too RAW to be served Lately Bollywood has been in a mood of espionage thrillers, a genre which has been successfully dealt in movies like BABY (2015), D-Day (2013) and Raazi (2018), and not so successfully in Phantom (2015) and Agent Vinod (2013) both staring Saif Ali Khan. Robert Akbar Walter belongs to the same genre, set in 1971 it tells the story of Romeo Ali (John Abraham) a bank teller whose life changes when RAW Chief Shrikant Rai (Jackie Shroff) approaches him for a covert mission in Pakistan. The rest I don’t want to reveal as … Continue reading

Movie Review : Badla

Badla: A twisted tale of Human Psyche “Badla” is the official remake of Spanish blockbuster “The Invisible Guest”. Straight up I must confess that I have not seen the original so my review would be what director Sujoy Ghosh has to offer to us. Sujoy Ghosh has this uncanny ability to dish out thrillers which are layered and well made, take his previous “Kahani”, “Kahani 2” or the web short film “Ahilya”. In all his previous movies you get layered characters who are not exactly black or white but a shade of grey. Well Sujoy continues with his endeavor and … Continue reading

Movie Review : The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister: Too Accidental to be a wholesome Movie Bollywood has never had a decent political thriller till date. Every time it tries it has fallen flat excluding one exception which was Prakash Jha’s “Rajneeti”. “The Accidental Prime Minister” is one such attempt based on the book written by Sanjaya Baru of the same name which chronicles Dr Manmohan Singh’s journey as a Prime Minister from the eyes of Sanjaya when he was the Media Advisor in the PMO. This movie is unabashedly a strategic move before the election as the movie is complete anti Sonia and Rahul … Continue reading

Movie Review : Uri – The Surgical Strike

Uri: The Surgical Strike: Homage to the Indian Army On the onset I must say “Uri:The Surgical Strike” is a befitting homage to the Indian Army. Debutant Director Aditya Dhar explores the struggles of a soldier to keep our borders safe and the sacrifices his family does to keep us safe. Aditya takes the 2016 surgical attack on POK as the premise and weaves in a story which not only delves on the profession but also the personal life of a soldier. Aditya mixes fact and fiction in re-creating the events of the surgical strike and molds it in a … Continue reading

Movie Review : Thugs Of Hindustan

Thugs Of Hindustan the much awaited movie of the year released today with a lot of anticipation….But what we get is an extremely average movie which is high on spectacular Action (Most of it is mindless) and amazing CGI. Vijay Krishna Acharya the director spent more on the technical aspect of the movie to make it a spectacle…the action is world class, the CGI is Hollywood Standard, the cinematography by Manush Nandan is top notch and the Production Design is out of this world but unfortunately the STORY is missing…written by Vijay himself the movie has a very 80’s revenge … Continue reading

Movie Review : Pataakha

Pataakha is Vishal Bharadwaj directed comedy based on a short story by Charan Singh Pathik’s “Do Behne”…The story is of two warring sisters played by Radhika Madan as Champa Kumari a.k.a Badki and Sanya Malhotra as Genda Kumari a.k.a Chutki based in a small village in Rajasthan. The movie starts on a high note and you soak into the world created by Vishal with crackling performances by both Sanya and Radhika supported aptly by Vijay Raaz as Bapu and Sunil Grover as Dipper. The first half goes like a breeze and the intermission point leaves you on a high…But it … Continue reading

Movie Review : Sui Dhaaga

Sui Dhaaga Made In India is an inspiring story yet predictable….where the movie stands out is in the simplicity of the characters whom we see in our day to day life and also in the way Sharat Kataria creates humour as well as drama from day to day life. You fall in love with the characters Mauji brilliantly and earnestly played by Varun Dhawan and Mamta played superlatively by Anushka Sharma the moment the movie starts and keep your smile intact throughout the movie The other two actors who make a mark are Raghubir Yadav who plays Mauji’s father and … Continue reading

Movie Review : Sanju

Sanju: A Heart Warming Blend of Reality & Fiction “Sanju” was in limelight from the day the movie was launched, the reason, the talented combination of Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor coming together for the first time and above all the man on which the movie is based Sanjay Dutt, whose life has been nothing more of a blockbuster movie. “Sanju” largely captures two very eminent chapters of Sanjay Dutt’s life, one his struggle during his drugs days and how he rose like a phoenix and re-started his life, and second his brush with law for possession of arms first … Continue reading

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Movie Review : Robert Akbar Walter

Posted: April 6, 2019

Robert Akbar Walter: Too RAW to be served Lately Bollywood has been in a mood of espionage thrillers, a genre which has been successfully dealt in movies like BABY (2015), D-Day (2013) and Raazi (2018), and not so successfully in Phantom (2015) and Agent Vinod (2013) both staring Saif Ali Khan. Robert Akbar Walter belongs to the same genre, set in 1971 it tells the story of Romeo Ali (John Abraham) a bank teller whose life changes when RAW Chief Shrikant Rai (Jackie Shroff) approaches him for a covert mission in Pakistan. The rest I don’tContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : Badla

Posted: March 9, 2019

Badla: A twisted tale of Human Psyche “Badla” is the official remake of Spanish blockbuster “The Invisible Guest”. Straight up I must confess that I have not seen the original so my review would be what director Sujoy Ghosh has to offer to us. Sujoy Ghosh has this uncanny ability to dish out thrillers which are layered and well made, take his previous “Kahani”, “Kahani 2” or the web short film “Ahilya”. In all his previous movies you get layered characters who are not exactly black or white but a shade of grey. Well Sujoy continues with hisContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : The Accidental Prime Minister

Posted: January 13, 2019

The Accidental Prime Minister: Too Accidental to be a wholesome Movie Bollywood has never had a decent political thriller till date. Every time it tries it has fallen flat excluding one exception which was Prakash Jha’s “Rajneeti”. “The Accidental Prime Minister” is one such attempt based on the book written by Sanjaya Baru of the same name which chronicles Dr Manmohan Singh’s journey as a Prime Minister from the eyes of Sanjaya when he was the Media Advisor in the PMO. This movie is unabashedly a strategic move before the election as theContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : Uri - The Surgical Strike

Posted: January 12, 2019

Uri: The Surgical Strike: Homage to the Indian Army On the onset I must say “Uri:The Surgical Strike” is a befitting homage to the Indian Army. Debutant Director Aditya Dhar explores the struggles of a soldier to keep our borders safe and the sacrifices his family does to keep us safe. Aditya takes the 2016 surgical attack on POK as the premise and weaves in a story which not only delves on the profession but also the personal life of a soldier. Aditya mixes fact and fiction in re-creating the events of the surgical strike and molds it in aContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : Thugs Of Hindustan

Posted: November 20, 2018

Thugs Of Hindustan the much awaited movie of the year released today with a lot of anticipation….But what we get is an extremely average movie which is high on spectacular Action (Most of it is mindless) and amazing CGI. Vijay Krishna Acharya the director spent more on the technical aspect of the movie to make it a spectacle…the action is world class, the CGI is Hollywood Standard, the cinematography by Manush Nandan is top notch and the Production Design is out of this world but unfortunately the STORY is missing…written by Vijay himselfContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : Pataakha

Posted: September 30, 2018

Pataakha is Vishal Bharadwaj directed comedy based on a short story by Charan Singh Pathik’s “Do Behne”…The story is of two warring sisters played by Radhika Madan as Champa Kumari a.k.a Badki and Sanya Malhotra as Genda Kumari a.k.a Chutki based in a small village in Rajasthan. The movie starts on a high note and you soak into the world created by Vishal with crackling performances by both Sanya and Radhika supported aptly by Vijay Raaz as Bapu and Sunil Grover as Dipper. The first half goes like a breeze and the intermission pointContinue reading →

    

Movie Review : Sui Dhaaga

Posted: September 29, 2018

Sui Dhaaga Made In India is an inspiring story yet predictable….where the movie stands out is in the simplicity of the characters whom we see in our day to day life and also in the way Sharat Kataria creates humour as well as drama from day to day life. You fall in love with the characters Mauji brilliantly and earnestly played by Varun Dhawan and Mamta played superlatively by Anushka Sharma the moment the movie starts and keep your smile intact throughout the movie The other two actors who make a mark are Raghubir Yadav who playsContinue reading →

    

Movie Review: Hichki

Posted: March 24, 2018

Hichki: Predictable yet Heart Warming “Hichki” is a true example of safe film making; it is moulded in an existing mould taking inspirations from various movies international and Bollywood exploring the theme of teacher and student bonding. Starting from Jagruti to Imtehaan to Taare Zameen Par, this theme has been used successfully, and “Hichki” takes the same path, though primarily it is an adaptation of the book, “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had” by Brad Cohen. “Hichki” tells the story of NainaContinue reading →

    

Movie Review: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Posted: February 24, 2018

“Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety” is a typical Luv Ranjan genre of film which seems like an extension of his previous outing “Pyar ka Punchnama” 1 & 2, wherein the men are the victims and the women are the scheming lot. Well what is different about this movie is the heightened bromance which was otherwise subtle in the previous movies. The story of SKTKS is of Sonu and Titu who are childhood buddies. Titu is a emotional sucker who leans on Sonu whenever he breaks up with his girlfriends, and Sonu always protects Titu. Problem starts when TituContinue reading →

    

Movie Review: Padmaavat

Posted: January 26, 2018

Padmaavat: An Epic made in an Epic Proportion The second name to Grand and opulent cinema is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. His vision is of a large canvas with larger than life characters and if it is historic then nobody can match Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s finesse today, a true successor to K Asif. The cinematic adaptation of “Padmaavat” the epic poem written by Mallik Muhammad Jayasi on Queen Padmavati could not have been done by any other film maker other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali. “Padmaavat” which is based on the epic poem with few tweaks, Continue reading →