Official Trailer : ABCD 2

Remo D’Souza continues Vishnu Sir’s (Prabhu Deva) journey in ABCD 2, which is a step up on the first part ABCD in terms of scale and grandness…

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This installment the cast comprises of Varun Dhawan & Shradha Kapoor playing the main lead as Suresh and Vinnie. Prabhu Deva repeats his act of Vishnu Sir and from the first part Dharmesh Yelande and Lauren Gottlieb are repeated along with Allu Arjun in cameo, Raghav Juyal and Prachi Shah…

Shot in US, Las Vegas and Mumbai the movie definitely looks sleek and the choreography as per the promo looks good…

Remo repeats his writing team from “ABCD”, Tushar Hiranandani writing the screenplay and dialogues by Mayur Puri….

Music again we have Sachin-Jigar scoring the music, this is their third association with Remo starting with  “FALTU” and  “ABCD” , now “ABCD 2”…expecting another foot taping music by Sachin-Jigar for this movie as well…

ABCD 2 is Produced by Disney and distributed by UTV Motion Pictures

Be ready for the Dance Musical Extravaganza from Remo D’Souza  on 19th June’15….

Till then enjoy the Official Trailer….

Official Trailer : Tanu Weds Manu Returns

After the surprise hit of “Tanu weds Manu” in 2011,  Anand L Rai and the makers decided to continue with couples journey in a sequel and hence “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” was conceptualized with Kangana Ranaut playing a double role of Tanu (Tanuja Trivedi ) from the first part and the Haryanvi athlete Kusum Sangwan with  Madhavan reprising his role as Manu Sharma again….tanu-fullsize-story_032315071434

Written by Himanshu Sharma the movie starts from where the first part ends and takes a look at Tanu & Manu’s life post marriage and the marriage issues that subsequently crop up.

Other than the main lead the rest of the cast comprises of Jimmy Shergil, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar, Ejaz Khan, Navni Parihar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub & Rajeev Gupta…

Music is being scored by Tanishk-Vayu Krsna again after the success of the music of first part….

Looking at the promo it seems Kangana will have another ace up her sleeve and Anand L Rai has another winner after the successful “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Ranjhanaa”…..

Produced by Anand L Rai & Kishore Lulla and presented under the banner of Eros International….the movie releases on May 22nd 2015…..

 

Official Trailer : Dil Dhadakne Do

Well “Dil Dhadakne Do” is the most awaited movie of the year 2015, thanks to the ensemble star cast of Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma , Shefali shah & Rahul Bose….Phew isn’t it exciting well the original cast was more exciting what with Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit…well things did not work out and excluding Anil Kapoor the entire cast was changed….

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Zoya Akhtar after her critically acclaimed “Luck By Chance” and her successful road movie “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” comes up with her latest “Dil Dhadakne Do” a story on relationships.

The story written by Zoya Akhtar & Reema Kagti tells us the story of the dysfunctional Mehra family who plan to reconnect with each other on a cruise. The dialogues have been written by Farhan Akhtar so expect some witty dialogues and additional dialogues by Javed Akhtar promise the poetry as well…

Zoya repeats her favorite Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for music, so expect another chart buster album from the trio

Produced by JungleePictures and Excel Entertainment, distributed by Eros International the movie releases on June 5th, 2015….

The official trailer looks quite promising and looks like Zoya has another winner…..

Movie Review : Byomkesh Bakshy

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Bollywood’s first well mounted detective flick

In Bollywood you do not have many detective flicks as compared to the regional cinema, especially Bengali wherein Feluda, Byomkesh Bakshy & Kaka Moni has been adapted for silver screen and detective flicks are quite common.

Dibakar Banerjee adapt the famous detective from Bengali literature Byomkesh Bakshy created by Sharadindu Bandhopadhyay and merges three Sharadindu Bandhopadhyay’s stories of Byomkesh Bakshy, Satyanweshi, Pother Kanta & Arthamanartham.

The movie creates the riveting story set in 1942 Calcutta in the midst of War. Byomkesh Bakshy (Sushant Singh Rajput) who is just out of Detective Byomkesh Bakshycollege and jobless is approached by Ajit Bandhopadhyay (Anand Tiwari) to help him find his missing father. Byomkesh agrees to help Ajit, and then starts a web of conspiracy and Byomkesh unravels a sinister plot of destroying Calcutta.

The screenplay written by Dibakar Banerjee & Urmi Juvekar has many twists and keeps your mind guessing. Especially the first half the story flows smoothly with a high interval point. Where Dibakar loses the plot is in the second half where he tries to merge many plots and ends up confusing the viewers. Another issue with the narration is its pace, at many points the movie slows down in pace which should not have been the case, especially all the sequences of Byomkesh and the movie actress Angoori Devi. Still I must say Dibakar has been successful to a great extent in creating the tension and suspense which is the prime ingredient of any thriller.

Dialogues written by Dibakar Banerjee & Urmi Juvekar is realistic and the dialect has been kept keeping in mind the era the movie is based. Thank God that the movie does not show the Chinese and Japanese speaking in Hindi when they are speaking amongst them. Dibakar keeps it in Chinese and Japanese with English sub titles, I think he should have also added Hindi sub titles as well.
There are four major reasons which take the movie many notches high.

First being the performances. Honey Trehan the casting director has done a brilliant job of aptly casting actors who suit the role and have performed brilliantly. Starting with Sushant Singh Rajput who has the title role of Byomkesh Bakshy, he is completely in sync with the character, right from the looks to the language to the body language; every aspect has been researched and portrayed brilliantly by Sushant. I must say that Sushant is improving leaps and bounds with every movie. Swastika Mukherjee, an export from Bengali movies, debuts in Bollywood as Angoori Devi the movie actress, who brings the oomph factor in the movie. Swastika is Mata Hari personified and does a brilliant job of a seductress. Her looks, her way of speaking, her mysterious gait everything is spot on, she shines with her performance. One actor who steals the show is Neeraj Kabi who plays Dr. Anukul Guha, he is brilliant in every frame that he is in and steals the thunder from other actors in the frame, I must say a stellar performance. Anand Tiwari as Ajit, Byomkesh’s friend is another actor who shines with his excellent portrayal. Divya Menon who debuts as Stayawati in the movie, shows confidence and makes an impressive debut. The rest of the cast Meiyang Chang, Kaushik Ghosh, Takanori Kikuchi, Mark Bennington do a brilliant job.

Second being Nikos Andritsakis’s cinematography which captures 1940’s India and Calcutta with élan. Right from the by lanes of old Calcutta to the high profile clubs to the hustle bustle of the city; everything has been captured brilliantly and gives the movie a certain edge with its visuals.

Third being the production design by Vandana Kataria. She re-created 1940’s Calcutta with minutest details, right from the props to the trams to the vintage cars and even the billboards and ads in shops everything is well researched. You will not feel that it is a created movie set; it is so natural and realistic.

Fourth being the costume design by Manish Malhotra, Manoshi Nath & Rushi Sharma. The look of every character right from the clothes to the way they look everything is well researched and blends with the narration.

Dibakar Banerjee I must say does a decent job in creating the world of Byomkesh Bakshy to near perfection. A little bit of a tighter script would have made it a classic. For a movie which is a few notch lower than a classic with Three & a Half Star.

Movie Rating: (3.5 / 5)

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Official Trailer : Mr X

Mr XVikram Bhatt can be rechristened as the 3D director, off late all his movies have been in 3D format. But there is one exception for Mr X, Vikram Bhatt takes a break from the horror genre and tries his hand in Sci-Fi thriller genre.

Produced by Vishesh Films and written by Shagufta Rafiq, Mr X is the story of this righteous cop Raghuram Rathod played by Emraan Hashmi who gets frustrated by the law & order condition. He gets a potion of invisibility and he starts using it to teach the criminals a lesson.

The movie stars Emraan Hashmi in the lead with Amyra Dastur and Arunoday Singh.

Music has been a strong point of Vishesh Films, and this time as well they have not kept any stone unturned and signed their favorites Jeet Ganguli and Ankit Tiwari to score the music.

Cinematography by Pravin Bhatt the movie is looking quite sleek for a Vishesh Films banner film.

The promo reminds us of “Hollow Man” and the CGX is also done well which would be enhanced in 3D format. Well the fate of the movie will only be decided when it releases on 17th April’15….till then enjoy the Official Trailer….