Movie Reviews



    

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 : Sanju

Posted: June 30, 2018

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 lawContinue 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 →


    

Movie Review: Meri Pyaari Bindu

Posted: May 14, 2017

Meri Pyaari Bindu: Not So Pyaari After All... As the name suggests the movie is of the principle character Bindu (Parineeti Chopra) through the eyes of her childhood friend cum admirer cum lover Boobla (Ayushman Khurana). The story primarily set in North Kolkata oscillates not only as far as location goes but also in overall graph of the story. So the movie is of the friendship cum love of Boobla a.k.a Abhimanyu Roy, a C grade cheap pulp novelist who re-visits his memories with her next door neighbour Bindu, an extremely vivacious, fickleContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Rangoon

Posted: February 25, 2017

Rangoon: A Beautiful Canvas without the soul Vishal Bharadwaj the ace film maker has mastered the art of narrating complex stories on human relations and he is a master in adapting Shakespeare’s work in Hindi movies. All of Vishal’s adaptation of Shakespearian work has been a critical and box office success. With “Rangoon” Vishal tries to keep it simple with a triangular love story in Broadway style with a back drop of World War 2 and Independence Struggle in 1944. “Rangoon” set in 1944 tells the story of Julia (Kangana Ranaut) aContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: The Ghazi Attack

Posted: February 19, 2017

The Ghazi Attack: A befitting salute to The Indian Navy War movies are very few in Bollywood, and there are very few directors like J. P. Dutta in 90’s or Chetan Anand in 60’s who take the pain to explore the subject. War movie genre that is inspired by real life incident was last seen in “LOC” in 2003. “The Ghazi Attack” dares to explore the genre, but this time it is the Indian Navy which is explored which I think is for the first time in Bollywood that a movie on Indian Navy has been made, so apt tag line “First Under water WarContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Irada

Posted: February 17, 2017

Irada: Fails in its IRADA to Entertain Brilliant Concept and a compelling cast are two ingredients of a good movie, but if the screenplay and execution falters both the ingredients is just a waste. Well “Irada” is such a catastrophe. “Irada” tells the story of small town of Punjab where a PPFL, a  Pharma company owned by businessman Paddy Sharma (Sharad Kelkar) has a supremacy in the city and the state, having the CM Ramandeep Braitch (Divya Dutta) under his influence. The company does reverse boring to dispose the chemical waste, whereinContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Jolly LLB 2

Posted: February 11, 2017

Jolly LLB 2: Right Mix of Realistic & Commercial Cinema “Jolly LLB” released in 2013, set a trend for court room drama genre. Based on the real life incident of hit and run, the movie was a commercial and critical success. “Jolly LLB 2” is a sequel of the same, but with an absolutely new story of police fake encounters which are rampant nowadays. The story shifts to Lucknow for the sequel, and tells the story of yet another lawyer Jagdishwar Prasad Mishra a.k.a Jolly (Akshay Kumar) who though a LLB, but works as a Man Friday for theContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Kaabil

Posted: January 27, 2017

Kaabil: A Revenge Saga with a Twist “Kaabil” as any other Sanjay Gupta movie is an inspired piece work, the movie takes cues from 1990 movie “Blind Fury” and the 2014 Korean movie “Broken”, but still stands out as an original overall. “Kaabil” tell us the story of a blind couple Rohan Bhatnagar (Hrithik Roshan) a dubbing artist and Supriya (Yami Gautam) who works for a NGO, they meet and decide to spend the rest of their lives in blissful matrimony, but destiny has other plans and their lives get shattered when the local corporator’sContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Raees

Posted: January 27, 2017

Raees: Old Wine in Old Bottle Shahrukh Khan’s “Raees” created a buzz the day the teaser was launched in 2015. Cut to 2017 when the movie released on 25th Jan’17, whether it really lived up to the excpectations??? “Raees” revisits the 80‘s genre of Hindi movies where the whole story revolved around the main protagonist and he is capable of doing anything and everything. Well the storyline of “Raees” follows the similar pattern, set in the 80’s it tells the story of an underdog Raees Khan (Shahrukh Khan) a bootlegger in organized crime scene Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Ok Jaanu

Posted: January 13, 2017

Ok Jaanu: Sweet but NOT Impactful Love Stories are a tight rope to walk on, it either can be extremely engaging and cathartic or it can be flat and boring. Ok Jaanu is a remake of 2015 Tamil Hit “O Kadhal Kanamai” written & directed by Mani Ratnam, an ace in love stories, hit the bulls eye.. “Ok Jaanu” is an urban love story of a couple Adi (Aditya Roy Kapoor) and Tara (Shradha Kapoor) who does not want to get married and settle for a live- in relationship as they do not want to commit for long term as they have their respectiveContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Dangal

Posted: December 23, 2016

Dangal: Movie of the year 2016 Some movies just entertain and some movies inspire along with entertaining, “Dangal” is one such a movie, which is emotional and inspiring yet entertaining. “Dangal” is based on the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat (Aamir Khan) and his journey in making his daughters Geeta (Fatima/Zaira) and Babita(Sanya/Suhani) international wrestlers. The movie encapsulates the struggle, the tribulations of Mahavir and his daughters in a male dominated society and to top it all in a male dominated sport wrestling. TheContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Wajah Tum Ho

Posted: December 16, 2016

Wajah Tum Ho: Absolutely No Wajah of Watching It is said that you need a good story & screenplay to make a good movie, but you also need good cast to execute the good script. “Wajah Tum Ho” is exactly a case of a good story but bad set of actors spoil the movie... “Wajah Tum Ho” tells the story of a news channel whose broadcast is hacked to show case Live murders. The CEO of the news channel Rahul Oberoi (Rajneish Duggal ) is convicted by Mumbai Police headed by Inspector Kabir (Sharman Joshi). Is Rahul the real culprit? Who is theContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Befikre

Posted: December 12, 2016

Befikre: A caricature in the name of Modern Love Story Aditya Chopra tries to break his mould of a conventional love story maker to a contemporary love story maker with “Befikre”; well there is no problem in that but we have misconceptions of a modern or contemporary love story that it needs to be bereft of any emotions and passion, and that a modern day couple are only there for fun... Taking that concept Aditya Chopra weaves in the quirky love story of Dharam (Ranveer Singh) and Shyra (Vaani Kapoor) who are two modern day individuals.Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Kahaani 2-Durga Rani Singh

Posted: December 3, 2016

Kahaani 2-Durga Rani Singh: A Kahaani too Predictable It is always a hard luck for a sequel to be compared to its prequel which cannot be changed and “Kahaani 2” without doubt will be compared to “Kahaani”, though both the movies are different and has no bearing with each other, other than the genre. The comparison is inevitable since Sujoy Ghosh teams up again with Vidya Balan after “Kahaani” and that to in a thriller.. “Kahaani 2” commences with the story of a middle class working woman Vidya Sinha(Vidya Balan) who has a spastic daughter Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Dear Zindagi

Posted: November 26, 2016

Dear Zindagi: Dear Actors make it Dear to watch “Dear Zindagi” has a fabulous set up, a stellar ensemble cast led by none other than Shahrukh Khan & Alia Bhatt who come together for the first time, a director like Gauri Shinde whose last outing as a director was “English Vinglish” which was both critically acclaimed and a box office success and a good concept... “Dear Zindagi” is a movie from the eyes of the principal character Kaira (Alia Bhatt), who has issues with her love relationships as she is commitment phobic, this leads toContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Force 2

Posted: November 18, 2016

Force 2: Forceful Action with Less Impact “Force” the prequel to “Force 2” directed by Nishikant Kamat which released in 2011 which was a remake of a Tamil Movie, established John Abraham as out and out action hero, since then John Abraham has not looked back. Every movie of John is packed with high octane action and show of muscle, and “Force 2” is no less... “Force 2” starts 5 years hence from where the prequel ended in China where 3 RAW agents are killed, out of which is Harish (Freddy Daruwala), ACP Yashvardhan’s (John Abraham)Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Rock On 2

Posted: November 13, 2016

Rock On 2: Nothing rocking about it... Excel Entertainment, co-partnered by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani has always tried in re-inventing content in Bollywood, starting from their first “Dil Chahta Hai”. “Rock On” which released in 2008, introduced rock music to Bollywood and each and every song became popular taking the music directors Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to a different level, and so were the movie which was based on a rock band “Magik” and its team members. “Rock On” was not only received critical acclaim but it was a box officeContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Shivaay

Posted: November 2, 2016

Shivaay: Too much ado about nothing Ajay Devgn always had a penchant for extravagance; remember “Raju Chacha” or even his first directorial venture “U Me Aur Hum”, “Shivaay” is ten steps ahead as far as the mounting of the movie and extravagant production value is concerned... “Shivaay” traces the journey of a Himalayan mountaineer Shivaay (Ajay Devgn) who runs a business of taking tourists for trekking on the Himalayas. In one such trekking expedition he meets Olga (Erika Kaar) a Bulgarian national who loves India. They fall in love andContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Posted: November 1, 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: Ranbir wins Dil without any Mushkil Karan Johar movies are essentially escapist cinema which is more of candy floss with beautiful actors wearing high end clothes, amazing locations and high profile song sequences, with a story of the rich and the famous. Barring “My Name is Khan” all his other movies till date have the above formula. “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” the much awaited Diwali release tells the story of Ayan Sengar (Ranbir Kapoor) who is a rich brat from London who is doing his MBA (Mere Baap Ki Aarzoo)but who wantsContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Mirziya

Posted: October 8, 2016

Mirziya: A Beautiful Canvas with bland colours of emotions “Mirziya” , a lot is at stake, first it is the debut movie of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor, second Gulzar returns as a writer after 17 year, thirdly it is being directed by the ace director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra...Well with so much happening whether the movie was worth a watch let us see... “Mirziya” is a contemporary take on the folk lore love story of Mirza Sahibaan, it tellsContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : M. S. Dhoni

Posted: October 1, 2016

M. S. Dhoni-The Untold Story: Sushant makes Dhoni his own & shines... Cricket & Movies are a religion in India; hence a movie on cricket is always something looking forward to. The curiosity increases if the movie is based on the most successful captain of the Indian Cricket Team Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the director is Neeraj Pandey who has proved his credentials with his last three impressive outings A Wednesday, Special 26 and Baby... Well “M S Dhoni-The Untold Story” gives a peek on the life of Dhoni before he became theContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Banjo

Posted: September 23, 2016

Banjo:  Music which could have been Better Ravi Jadhav after his successful stint in Marathi films with Natrang, Balgandharva, Balak Palak, Timepass & Timepass 2, debuts in Bollywood with “Banjo”. Such a high profile director the expectations of “Banjo” automatically go sky high.... “Banjo” tells the story of 4 guys from the slum Tarrat (Ritesh Deshmukh), who works for the local politican as an extortionist, but his heart  is in playing theContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Pink

Posted: September 17, 2016

Pink: The New Color of Women’s Liberation “PINK” as the name suggests is a woman centric theme. But it is far removed from the fun & frolic that you normally associate to the color “PINK”, it is the story of struggles and tribulation of an average Indian women of today… “PINK” tells the story of three working girls Minal Arora (Tapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang) who stay together in PG accommodation in Delhi. Their life takes a 360 degree turn when one night they fall prey to a gang of guys comprisingContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Dishoom

Posted: July 30, 2016

Dishoom: An Extremely Average Punch with No Impact Rohit Dhawan came up with a decent fair with “Desi Boyz” in 2011 wherein he explored the world of Gigolos, but with “Dishoom” Rohit explores the thriller genre… “Dishoom” is primarily set in Middle East where an Indian cricketer Viraj Sharma (Saqib Saleem) is abducted 36 hours before the final between India & Pakistan. The Indian Govt sends a Special Task Force official KabirShergill (John Abraham) for the mission of getting back Viraj. Kabir teams up with a rookie inspector JunaidContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Sultan

Posted: July 8, 2016

Sultan: A GOOD blend of Bollywood Masala with a hint of Realism Since the last few years Eid is not only the celebration of the festival but also a celebration of Salman Khan’s films, and Salman’s fans have not disappointed him, and given him a 100 Crs Eidi every year…. But since last year the trend of Salman Khan’s Eid releases have seen a sea change in the genre, last year it was “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and this year it is “Sultan”, a genre which was alien to Salman and his movies. Normally Salman Khan Movies were light comedies with someContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Waiting

Posted: May 28, 2016

Waiting: A beautiful catharsis Some movies just touch your heart and make a lasting impact, “Waiting” is one such movie which explores the grim reality of life and shows us how we can have a positive outlook in such situation... “Waiting” is a story of two strangers Shiv Kumar (Naseeruddin Shah) and Tara Deshpande (Kalki Koechlin) who meet in a hospital waiting room, both are in the same situation, Shiv’s wife Pankaja (Suhasini Mani Ratnam) is in coma for last 8 months and Tara who is newly married, her husband Rajat (Arjun Mathur) has met Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Phobia

Posted: May 27, 2016

Phobia: A Phobia which thrills Psychological thrillers are not that common in Bollywood, the last psychological thriller which made some impact was “404” directed by Prawal Raman in 2011...post which there has not been any psychological thriller in true sense in Bollywood until “Phobia” now... “Phobia” tells us the story of Mahek (Radhika Apte) an artist who after an unfortunate incident suffers from Agoraphobia which starts affecting her life and near & dear ones... so she starts living alone in a flat, where she starts experiencingContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Sarbjit

Posted: May 21, 2016

Sarbjit: An Inspiring Story, But Falls short to Impress It is raining biopic this month first it was “Azhar” and now “Sarbjit”. “Azhar” failed to impress the critics and audience alike, will “Sarbjit” be successful in winning the hearts is the big question... “Sarbjit” tells the heart wrenching story of Dalbir Kaur (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and her struggle to get her brother Sarabjit Singh (Randeep Hooda) back to India, who by mistake crosses the LOC and is arrested by Pakistani soldiers and is falsely convicted for terrorist activities in Continue reading →


    

Movie Review: Azhar

Posted: May 14, 2016

Azhar: A Caricature Than a Biopic Biopics are sensitive themes, if they are not handled with utmost care it becomes a caricature, well “Azhar” falls in that category...”Neerja”, “Mary Kom”, “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” are some of the best biopics of Bollywood.... “Azhar” chronicles the life of famous cricketer and ex-captain of India Mohammad Azharuddin from his Hyderabad days to his glory as a cricketer and his fall due to the controversial match fixing case and his lifetime ban from cricket, the movie specifically emphasizes on Azharuddin’sContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Baaghi

Posted: April 30, 2016

Baaghi: Nothing Rebellious about this Rebel Sabbir Khan introduced Tiger Shroff to Bollywood in an impressive “Heropanti” which may not be termed as a classic but it was entertaining and an ideal launch vehicle for a newcomer and giving due credit to Tiger Shroff he did not disappoint us. The same director actor duo comes up with “Baaghi”....hence the expectations are high... “Baaghi” has slim story line of a rebel Ronny who is sent to Kerala by his dying father to Guruswamy (Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj) to be trained in martialContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Nil Battey Sannata

Posted: April 22, 2016

Nil Battey Sannata : Passed with distinction.... Some movies entertain you and you tend to forget them, but some movies are very simple but yet they  entertain you but also tend remain in your mind long after the movie gets over...”Nil Battey Sannata” is one such movie. The story of “Nil Battey Sannata” captures the trials and tribulations of a mother who has high expectations and big dreams for her daughter. It also captures the strata of the society who need to earn on a daily basis to run their kitchens, our domestic help... ChandaContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Fan

Posted: April 16, 2016

FAN: The Jabra FAN shines over SRK For the last few years after “Chak De”, Shahrukh just could not get it right, though his movies did 100 crores but somewhere the actor Shahrukh was camouflaged by the STAR Shahrukh Khan.... Good News is “FAN” brings back the ACTOR Shahrukh Khan on silver screen with the portrayal of Gaurav Chandana who is a BIG fan of Aryan Khanna (Shahrukh Khan) and has a striking resemblance to Aryan. Gaurav is famous amongst his West Delhi locality as the Junior Aryan Khanna. He wins a competition in a local fare andContinue reading →


    

Ki and Ka: Movie Review

Posted: April 2, 2016

Ki & Ka: Has the Spice but still remains bland... Being different is R Balki’s forte, and “Ki & Ka” is no different. It tells us of role reversal of genders in Indian Society. Abroad house husbands are quite common, but not in India, hence a movie on house husband is a novel idea for India.... R Balki tells us the story of Kia and Kabir. Kia (Kareena Kapoor) is a high flying marketing manager who meets Kabir (Arjun Kapoor) son of a reputed builder, in a flight and subsequently they fall in love and get married..But they were aContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Rocky Handsome

Posted: March 25, 2016

Rocky Handsome: Too Brawny Less Brainy Nishikant Kamat is recognized as a film maker who makes sensible cinema what with “Domibivili Fast”, “Mumbai Meri Jaan”, “Force”, “Lai Bhari” and “Drishyam” remake. “Force” was undoubtedly one of the most stylish and path breaking films of 2011, it actually established John Abraham as an action hero... With “Rocky Handsome”, Nishikant Kamat again comes together with John Abraham to re-create the magic of “Force” again. This time they choose to adapt the 2010 Korean hit “The Man From Nowhere”.... ItContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Jai Gangaajal

Posted: March 5, 2016

Jai Gangaajal: Old wind in a new Bottle Prakash Jha has been synonymous with realistic cinema especially with political background of Bihar. Prakash Jha did a comeback of sorts with “Gangaajal” in 2003 which was based on Bhagalpur blinding incidents and which became a big hit establishing Prakash Jha as a commercial film maker.... Jai Gangaajal is an extension of his “Gangaajal” which is based on the same premise of Police Force against corrupt politicians. But the main protagonist is now a female SP Abha Mathur who gets her first bigContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Zubaan

Posted: March 4, 2016

Zubaan: Glitzy & Sparkling without A Soul Off late “Coming of Age” theme movies have been quite common, “Zubaan” is an addition to that list of movies, and where “Zubaan” is different is its musical format... Story of Mozez Singh narrates the story of Dilsher (Vicky Kaushal) who is the son of a singer who used to sing Gurubani in a gurudwara in Gurdaspur. Dilsher leaves music after his father’s untimely death and goes to Delhi to earn money and work under his idol, construction magnate Gurpreet Sikand (Manish Choudhary). Dilsher joinsContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive

Posted: February 27, 2016

Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive: A half baked satire which could have been better Bollywood has not been too successful with sequels, excluding an off case of Munnabhai series wherein “Lage Raho Munnabhai” was better than the prequel... “Tere Bin Laden” in 2010 was a surprise hit, wherein a satire was presented extremely well by director Abhishek Sharma. Actor Pradhuman Singh became famous as a Osama Bin Laden look alike... I guess it was the success of the prequel which motivated the film maker to make a sequel. “Tere Bin Laden Dead orContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Aligarh

Posted: February 26, 2016

Aligarh: Manoj Bajpai all the way... Till now Homosexuality or gay characters are shown as caricatures in Bollywood, and gay jokes are used more for comic situations and shown in bad light. Well “Aligarh” changes it once and for all, Hansal Mehta has taken special care in handling a sensitive subject and done a commendable job. “Aligarh” is based on the true events of Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor and HOD of Department of Modern Indian Languages in Aligarh University. On 8th Feb 2010 two strangers from local news channel ofContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Neerja

Posted: February 20, 2016

Neerja: A befitting tribute to brave heart Neerja Bhanot Movies based on real life incidents are very difficult to make as the people are aware of most of the facts and to top it all are aware of the outcome in such a scenario it is a challenge for the director and the writers to weave in a screenplay which keeps the audience glued till the end.... “Neerja” is based on the PAN AM plane highjack incident of 1986 in Karachi where the flight purser Neerja Bhanot saved the lives of 329 passengers from the Palestine terrorists. Neerja (SonamContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Ghayal Once Again

Posted: February 5, 2016

Ghayal Once Again: Hardly anything to be "Ghayal" About Once upon a time in Bollywood there was a genre called the Deol genre which meant shouting in the name of acting and Super human powers accompanied with “Dhai Kilo ka Haath” where people used to fly if Sunny Deol gave them one punch, the adrenalin rush made box office hits. But that was 1990’s but now we are in 2016, and today Bollywood movies have seen a sea change in the way the movies are made and presented.... But unfortunately “Ghayal Once Again” belongs to the 1990’s genre ofContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Saala Khadoos

Posted: January 29, 2016

Saala Khadoos: It could have been better if it had been more Khadoos It is good to see a new trend in Bollywood of sports movies, especially woman oriented sports movies which off course was started with “Chak De India”.... But the problem is just having a concept and script of sports movie is not enough, it needs to have the soul at the right place, unfortunately after “Chak De India” none of the movies could create that impact, though “Mary Kom” had some positives... “Saala Khadoos” takes the concept of “Chak De India” but in BoxingContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Airlift

Posted: January 23, 2016

Airlift: A story of courage said with perfection We always complain about the conditions of our country taking the facilities given to us for granted, well “Airlift” shows us whatever our country has given us should be cherished. “Airlift” is based on the real life events wherein a Kuwait based Indian businessman with the help of the Indian Government took the responsibility of getting back 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait when Sadam HussainContinue reading →


    

Movie Review : Wazir

Posted: January 10, 2016

Wazir: Not too many thrills as a Thriller “Wazir” has a fantastic set up, a stellar cast of Amitabh Bachchan & Farhan Akhtar, a good concept and a fantastic set up to mount the movie…..but still “Wazir” makes you feel wanting for more after the movie is over…. The spark that Bijoy Nambiar showed us in “Shaitaan” is missing in “Wazir”….the concept was brilliant with a premise of a crippled Chess player Omkar Nath Dhar a.k.a Pandit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) who meets Danish Ali (Farhan Akhtar) a suspended ATS officer who has lost hisContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Dilwale

Posted: December 20, 2015

Dilwale: No heart & Soul in this Dilwale Recipe of a hit movie, sign up a hit pair from the past, sign up two new actors from the current lot, to support sign a bandwagon of comedians, sign up a successful director, shoot in exotic foreign locations, show stylish cars and blow it up and at the end take the story idea from an old Bollywood successful movie and put some scenes in the name of script, and you have a hit Bollywood movie dish ready to earn 300 to 400 crores.... Well I guess this is how “Dilwale” was made. Rohit ShettyContinue reading →


    

Movie Review: Bajirao Mastani

Posted: December 19, 2015

Bajirao Mastani: Epic Love Story of Epic Proportion Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies are always larger than life both in scale and grandeur, with “Bajirao Mastani”, Sanjay Leela Bhansali outdid himself in scale, grandeur and histrionics… Technically this is Sanjay Leela Bhansali first political love story which is straight from history, and such subjects are like walking on tight rope where a slight slip tends to ruin the entire movie. But fortunately Sanjay balances the fact and the fiction very well and does complete justice to theContinue reading →

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