Trailer : Raja Natwarlal

Emraan Hashmi is back with “Raja Natwarlal”, a story of a con man…to help him in the con is Paresh Rawal….this movie is a debut for Pakistani actress Humaima Malick….presented by UTV and directed by Kunal Deshmukh the movie releases on 29th Aug’14..

Movie Review : Kick

Kick: A Glossy Salman Masala Fare

There is a new genre which has originated in the last few years and it is called the Salman Khan genre of Bollywood movie, which has only one highlight and that is Salman himself. Kick also explores the typical Salman Khan genre of movie and takes it to dizzying heights with a glossy packaging by Sajid Nadiadwala who debuts as a director with Kick.

Kick Movie ReviewKick is the remake of Telugu blockbuster of 2009 with the same name, but Sajid has made enough and more changes in the screenplay to fit it to the bollywood mould. It tells us the story of Devi Lal Singh (Salman Khan) a Good Samaritan who gets a Kick by doing odd jobs which gives him an adrenaline rush, what instigates him to become Devil is explored in the 146 mins of screen time.

The Story is by Vakkantham Vamsi and screenplay by Rajat Arora, Keith Gomes, Sajid Nadiadwala himself and with additional screenplay by Chetan Bhagat. The beginning is weak which explores Shaina (Jacqueline Fernandez) and Devi Lal (Salman Khan) love story which goes nowhere excluding some funny sequences. The screenplay picks up with the entry of Inspector Himanshu Rai (Randeep Hooda) and Devil (Salman Khan) and it suddenly becomes a racy thriller till the climax. It has too many characters with too many plots going in parallel which has no relevance to the main plot. There are too many loop holes in the script which does not form a cohesive narration. But it is the dialogues of Rajat Arora which is the winner and brings the applause and the whistles.

Sajid Khan has not compromised on anything, whether it is the lavish settings, brilliant action sequences and grand song picturization. As a debut Sajid has shown a spark as a film maker. He does complete justice to Salman Khan the star, giving him a larger than life role and showcasing all the Salman antics which he knows will be lapped up by the audience. While watching this movie and the way the audience were going berserk it proved that Sajid has a winner in hand. I hope only if he invested a bit more on the screenplay then it would have been a complete package.

Cinematography by Ayananka Bose is another highlight of the movie; Ayananka captures Polland and India beautifully. Action by Anal Arasu is very impressive especially the Bus chase sequence in Warsaw.

Almost all Salman Khan movies are strong in music content, and Kick is no exception. Himesh Reshamiya (Jumme ki Raat & Tu Hi Tu), Meet Bros (Hangover) and Yo Yo Honey Singh (Yaar Na Mila) have given foot tapping music. To compliment it Ahmed Khan has choreographed the songs beautifully and on a lavish scale. Though as per the screenplay Jumme Ki Raat and Yaar Na Mila look a bit forced.

After Dabangg , Salman Khan looks at ease in Kick, he makes a strong impact with a tailor made role of Devil which was missing in his last few movies. Randeep Hooda as Himanshu Rai does a brilliant job and stands tall in front of Salman’s larger than life portrayal. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the main villain Shivam brings the arch typical villain of Bollywood back with his portrayal and is excellent. In this movie it was important to have a very strong actor playing the villain to compliment Salman’s Devil and Nawazuddin does complete justice. Jacqueline Fernandez does not have much to do other than looking good and she does add the glamour quotient well. Mithun Chakroborty, Archana Puran Singh, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra  & Vipin Sharma are wasted in brief roles.

Sajid Nadiadwala does a successful job of creating a typical Salman Khan blockbuster and it will definitely rake in the moolah, but my humble suggestion please do not look out for logic and you will be not be disappointed.  Kick is definitely a movie for the Salman Khan fans, I will go with 3 stars….

Movie Rating: (3 / 5)

Trailer : Mary Kom

Priyanka Chopra strikes back with “Mary Kom” a biography of boxer Mary Kom…..after “Barfi” this is Priyanka Chopra’s 2nd deglam role……will this movie also fetch Priyanka the same accolades which she received for “Fashion” & “Barfi”…..for that we have to wait till 5th Sept’14 when the movie releases……Omung Kumar the famous Art Director debuts as a director with this movie…..

 

Trailer Khoobsurat (2014)

Sonam Kapoor is back with “Khoobsurat”…..a remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s movie of the same name……It introduces Pakistan’s latest heartthrob Fawad Khan….directed by Shashank Ghosh the movie releases 19th Sept’14… [su_youtube url=”http://youtu.be/1em8DBrqCck” width=”500″ height=”300″]

Khoobsurat Cast & Crew: Banner : Walt Disney Pictures,Anil Kapoor Films Company Release Date : 19 Sep 2014 Genre: Comedy Director : Shashank Ghosh Star Cast : Sonam Kapoor,Ratna Pathak,Prosenjit Chatterjee,Fawad Khan,Kirron Kher,Aamir Raza Hussain

Movie Review : Pizza

Pizza: A soggy crust with bland Toppings

Pizza is a remake of 2012 Tamil hit of the same name. UTV as the presenter with Sidharth Roy Kapur & Bijoy Nambiar as the producers, the expectations from such a movie is high. A team of Debutants from the director Akshay Akkineni to lead actors Akshay Oberoi and Parvathy Omnakuttan ,does the movie deliver…. Pizza tells us the story of a young couple Kunal (Debutant Akshay Oberoi) and Nikita (Debutant Parvathy Omnakuttan). Akshay a pizza delivery boy and Nikita a struggling Horror story writer, things change for them when Akshay goes to deliver pizza one night in a bungalow and gets trapped and weird things starts happening in the house. The rest of the story deals with how Kunal overcomes the odds. Pizza-3D-Hindi-Movie Story by Abhay Subbaraj and Akshay Akkineni and the screenplay again by Akshay himself, things should have been under control for Akshay as a debutant, but it does not. With a crisp beginning the movie slowly becomes soggy and completely nosedives in the second half. The first half gives you enough punch and keeps you at the edge of the seat with its unexpected thrills and the 3D format enhances the experience and you expect a high octane second half, but alas it is nowhere near to anything which is high, a weird twist just kills the essence of the movie and falls flat. It almost felt as if the first half and the second half was two different movies. Rather as a viewer you feel cheated at the end. Performance wise the movie lacks the histrionics punch, both Akshay Oberoi and Parvathy Omnakuttan does not look convincing. Akshay though is good in certain sequences but looks perpetually lost. Parvathy on the other hand just does not impress and there is no chemistry between the lead pair. On the other hand Rajesh Sharma as the Pizza shop owner, D Santosh as the chef and Hussain Dalal as the steward impress with their earnest and sincere portrayal. Rest of the cast like Deepanita Sharma and Arunoday Singh are wasted. Akshay Akkineni as a debutant director on one hand shows a spark but on the other hand his direction looks extremely amateurish especially how he portrayed the twist. Cinematography by Jay Krishna Gumadi especially in the first half impresses. Pizza had the toppings to make a good horror cum thriller but weak screenplay base makes it soggy and tasteless.I will go with 2 stars….

Movie Rating: (2 / 5)

Hate Story 2

Hate Story 2 Cast & Crew

Banner : T-Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd.

Director : Vishal Pandya

Release Date : 18 Jul 2014

Genre : Thriller, Adult

Star Cast : Sushant Singh,Surveen Chawla,Jay Bhanushali,Siddharth Kher,Rajesh Khera,Sunny Leone…. Item Number

Runtime : 130 Minutes

Kick

Super Star Salman Khan in the new Blockbuster releasing this Eid…Sajid Nadiadwala debuts as a Director with this film…..other star cast includes Jacqueline Fernandez , Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui….Await the Blockbuster

Kick Cast & Crew
Banner : Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment & Utv Motion Pictures
Director : Sajid Nadiadwala
Release Date : 25 Jul 2014
Star Cast : Salman Khan,Jacqueline Fernandez,Randeep Hooda,Nawazuddin Siddiqui,Mithun Chakraborty,Archana Puran Singh,Saurabh Shukla,Sanjay Mishra,Kavin Dave,Sumona Chakravarti,Nargis Fakhri

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Review Humty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Humty Sharma Ki Dulhania: Nothing New about this Dulhania

hskd2“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” is not only a movie for a lot of us, but it is an experience which I have re-visited God knows how many times, that I have lost count….

“Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” is a tribute to the cult classic “DDLJ”, and Shahshank Khaitan who debuts as a director with this movie tries to replicate the Raj & Simran magic with Humty & Kavya the two principle characters of this movie. But unfortunately the magic just does not happen.

Story & Screenplay written by Shahshank tries to replicate a lot of sequences from “DDLJ”, like the cool father of Humpty Sharma (Varun Dhawan) or the quintessential strict typical Punjabi dad of Ambala girl Kavya Pratap Singh (Alia Bhatt). Kavya’s Father Mr Singh (Ashutosh Rana) fixes her marriage to his childhood friend’s son Angad (Sidharth Shukla). Kavya meets Humpty in Delhi, when she visits Delhi for her trousseau shopping or should I say lehenga and invariably falls in love with ever so imperfect Humpty Sharma. Humpty lands at her wedding celebrations in Ambala and confesses his love for Kavya to his father, well after which it is predictable and this is where the movie falters, there is nothing new. It has some moments especially the sequences with Humpty and his friends Shonty and Poplu or sequences when Kavya is pulling Humpty’s leg. But it clearly misses the real core of the story, it is the love angle. There are no sequences which really help to develop the chemistry of the lead pair.

It is the dialogues written by Shahshank himself which lifts the screenplay. The dialogues are funny, witty and catchy. The lingo is typical Delhi as per the setting.

The performance of the lead pair Varun and Alia is crackling, especially Alia’s, she is getting better with each movie. Varun as Humpty fits the bill and portrays his character well. Alia as Kavya overshadows all with her typical Punjabi girl act. Ashutosh Rana as Kavya’s father is good. But it is Humpty friends Shonty played by Gaurav Pandey and Poplu played by Sahil Vaidya who add the zing to the narration; both the actors have done a brilliant job. Sidharth Shukla is introduced in this movie but he has very less scope and as his character is not developed well, nevertheless his good boy act is pleasant but there is no histrionics which is displayed by the debutant.

Music which is the highlight of all Dharma Production movies, unfortunately is average in this movie, excluding the peppy “Saturday Saturday” and the romantic “Samjhavan” rendered beautifully by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal and music by Sharib-Toshi ,are two of the best tracks, rest fails to impress.

The production design by Parichit Paralkar is realistic and it is complimented well with Neha Parti’s cinematography which is true to the setting and narration of the movie.

Shashank Khaitan’s direction shows a spark but it is the weak story & screenplay which fails him. Overall “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” is an average fair and worth one watch. So if you have nothing to do go for this movie, I will go with 3 stars…

Movie Rating: (3 / 5)

Trailer Haider

Vishal Bharadwaj is back with his adaptation of William Shakespeare Hamlet ……..”HAIDER” based on the backdrop of Kashmir this drama has a impressive ensemble cast of Tabu, Shahid Kapoor, Shradha Kapoor, Kay Kay Menon, Ashish Vidyarthi & Irrfan Khan in a cameo……the first look is mighty impactful…..presented by UTV the movie releases on 2nd Oct’14….

Trailer Finding Fanny

Homi Adajania is back with his second English film after “Being Cyrus” and his third feature film after “Cocktail”, “FINDING FANNY” with a superb cast of Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah & Pankaj Kapoor. This is Deepika & Arjun’s first English movie….Releasing on 12th Sept’14…..it will also release in Hindi as well…the Trailer is funny and expect some crackling performances by the ensemble cast..

Trailer Daawat-e-Ishq

Parineeti Chopra is back with Aditya Roy Kapur in YRF’s “Dawat-E-Ishq”, they are paired for the first time…..Written & Directed by Habib Faisal….”Dawat-E-Ishq” is a love story with food as a back drop…Produced by Aditya Chopra the movie is releasing on 5th Sept’14….. the promo looks interesting….

Trivia KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI

TRIVIA….Did you know that the story of “KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI” was actually a combination of TWO stories written by Karan Johar for his debut…for details read below….

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Review Le Kar Hum Deewana Dil

Le Kar Hum Deewana Dil: An amateurish & pointless take on a Love….

Arif Ali brother of Imtiaz Ali debuts in this movie as a director and introduces the new pair of Armaan Jain (Grandson of Raj Kapoor ) and Deeksha Seth (Miss India Finalist)…..

Lekar Hum Diwana Dil ReviewArif who also is the writer of the movie is heavily influenced by his Brother Imtiaz Ali’s movies like “Socha Na Tha”, “Jab We Met” and even his recent “Highway”. So as you guessed it right the story is of a young couple Dinesh a.k.a Dinoo (Armaan Jain) and Karishma (Deeksha Seth) who are utterly confused whether they are in love or are just good friends , but they decide to elope as Karishma is forced to marry a groom from a Shetty family. They get married and travel half way through India from Goa to Nagpur to Raipur to the forest of Bastar after which they realize that they are not compatible and call it quits and return home. They apply for divorce so the remaining plot surrounds whether they separate or they come together.

The issue of the screenplay written by Arif Ali himself first is the length of 140 mins which was not required for a wafer thin plot, secondly the screenplay which just does not go anywhere. Till the end the lead pair looks confused and not sure and so does the audience. After the movie is over you feel confused whether the couple were really in love. The first half when they elope has some moments but in the second half it drags unnecessarily. Even when they elope there was no requirement of putting the Naxalite angle, other than for a song sequence which looks straight out of the 80’s & 90’s movie wherein there used to be a song in the villain’s den. Arif wanted to target this movie for the youth but unfortunately it does not have any elements which may lure the youth.

The lead pair of Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth does not impress at all, especially Armaan who has a heavy hangover of his Uncle Randhir Kapoor style of acting and his dialogue delivery & Diction needs to be polished. Deeksha Seth looks completely confused throughout the movie and looks like “Alice in Wonderland” not knowing what is happening. The rest of the ensemble cast of Kumud Mishra, Sudeep Sahir, Anita Kulkarni, Rohini Hattangadi, Varun Badola, Gautami Kapoor try to put some sense through their performances but all in vain as the writing is so weak that they could not salvage.

Arif Ali’s direction does not create any impact as his writing; he just fails to get the lead pair to act. Arif has concentrated more on the portraying the cool quotient like the lingo and the look of the movie but fails miserably to set the love story properly the first requisite in a love story, only if the look could make a movie work….

Well there are only two highlights of the movie which shines in this otherwise chaos is the cinematography by Laxman Utekar which captures right from the cool city life of Mumbai to the forests of Chattisgarh extremely well and beautifully. Second highlight is the music by A R Rahman, especially the peppy “Khalifa” and the ever so romantic “Allahada” which is written beautifully by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

“Le Kar Hum Deewana Dil” is pointless and does not make any sense as it misses the soul completely. I will go with 2 stars (An extra star for A R Rahman’s melodies)

Movie Rating: (2 / 5)

Movie Review Bobby Jasoos

Bobby Jasoos: A thriller without thrills

Vidya Balan strikes back as “Bobby Jasoos” wherein she plays an amateurish detective. But does it really create an impact???

In the beginning of the movie you get introduced to the world of Mughalpura in Hyderabad, the place where Bobby Jasoos stays and her struggle to become a famous detective and her immediate family of sisters and Khala’s. Life changes for her when a stranger Anees Khan (Kiran Kumar) gives her an assignment to find out a girl Nilofer in Mughalpura. Who is Anees Shaikh and why does he want to know about the girl….forms the rest of the plot.

Written by Samyukta Chawla Shaikh, the story and screenplay emphasizes not only on Bilkis Ahmed’s a.k.a Bobby Jasoos’s professional adventure but also her personal bobby jasoos movie reviewlife and somewhere in the story and screenplay that takes pretence and the movie looses completely on the aspect of edge of seat thriller which is expected from a detective movie. There are many characters introduced in the movie but many of them have no relevance to the main plot. The sequence which involves Bobby’s personal life is very well written. After an hour especially post interval is when the screenplay just falls flat and the not so impactful climax does not help either.

Debutant director Samar Shaikh tries his best to make the setting as realistic as possible and is successful as well, right from the dialect of all the characters to the settings, but where the movie falters is the absence of thrill which is expected from a movie based on a detective.

It is the superlative performances of the ensemble cast which lifts the movie. Vidya Balan as Bilkis Ahmed/ Bobby Jasoos does a good job. Ali Fazal as Tasawur is earnest in his portrayal but somewhere he gets overshadowed by the rest of the cast. Other cast like Arjan Bajwa, Supriya Pathak, Kiran Kumar, Aakash Dahiya, Rajendra Gupta, Benaf Dadachanji and Prasad Barve do a fantastic job rising above the writing. Tanvi Azmi and Zarina Wahab are excellent but are wasted in brief roles.

Another highlight of the movie is the Production Design and the Costumes. Production Design by Tariq Umar Khan is spot on and very realistic, the same goes for the costumes by Thei Tekchandaney & Sheetal Sharma which absolutely blends with the narration.

The third highlight is the Cinematography by Vishal Sinha which captures Hyderabad especially the locality of Charminar like a dream.

Shatanu Moitra’s music is average excluding one song “Arziyaan”..

After watching the movie I was confused whether I liked the movie or did not like it, so I came to the conclusion that it is a” Thriller without the Thrills” I will go with Two and a Half Stars, watch it for its performances…

Movie Rating: (2.5 / 5)

Trailer Of DIL CHAHTA HAI

NOSTALGIA…”Dil Chahta Hai” a cult movie of 2001 which changed the face of Bollywood and how movies are made in Bollywood….see the Official Trailer of “Dil Chahta Hai

Trivia Of Dil Chahta Hai

TRIVIA….”Dil Chahta Hai” a cult movie which changed the way movies were made in Bollywood….it also consolidated Aamir Khan’s position in Indian Cinema…But did you know Aamir was not a part of the original cast of “DIL CHAHTA HAI“…..for more read below…

 

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