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PIHU

PIHU

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Plot = The movie is a cinematic representation of a real – life incident, of the state of Uttar Pradesh. Here, PIHU, a 2 year old toddler, gets confined to her home, with an unresponsive mother and a careless neighborhood. What follows is a series […]

Thugs Of Hindostan

Thugs Of Hindostan

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Plot = The movie is setup between 1795 to 1806 (the pre – independence era), where the province of Raunakpur is under the command of a British Ruler, named John Clive (Lloyd Owen). To free the natives of Raunakpur from the undeserved ruling of Clive, […]

Trailer of ZERO

Trailer of ZERO

Opinion = Finally, the trailer of ZERO is here. This is one of those movies who got heavily exploited during the initial promotions, such that, its buzz lost its steam till the release of its trailer. The makers had also released a teaser (with special appearance of Salman Khan) few months back, for celebrating the occasion of EID, which did nothing to boost the excitement for this movie.

The trailer is very detailed and sensitizes the audience with every facet of its plot. A 38 years old midget (SRK) in search of true love, finds solace in a differently – abled girl (Anushka Sharma), is a FAN of an Actress (Katrina Kaif) and falls in love with her also.

Then I believe, it will serve the same shit of “True Love is above all the differences and challenges”. In short, according to me, it will be a khichadi of BARFI and MAST (Aftab Shivdasani & Urmila Matondkar starrer).

In the initial parts of the trailer, we see Shah Rukh Khan playing the same kind of role, which he is playing since ages. There is nothing new, in his personification, except through VFX (which is also pathetic at some places) he is shown as a MIDGET.

The trailer started engaging me with the entry of Katrina Kaif, who is shown as a successful actress, facing loneliness in life (the kiss scene between SRK & Katrina, shows this sentiment exactly).

Also, since Shah Rukh is the King of Marketing (and after the shameful debacle of Jab Harry Met Sejal, I believe he has realized that he has lost his star power, which he possessed 20 years back), at the opening sequence of the trailer, you see a full wall LOGO of “shaadi.com” (money taken from them will help Shah Rukh sail through the losses, if this movie also bombs at the box office).

Overall, the trailer is not bad, but it offered us nothing, which we haven’t seen in Bollywood multiple times earlier.

The fate of the movie will be decided on 21st December 2018!

 

My Review Of – BOMB’AR

My Review Of – BOMB’AR

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Its quite a place, worth visiting. Located in Goreagon West, Near Inorbit Mall It goes with 5/5 Zomato rating. We tried the below food items: 1)Sea Dive Its a mixture of Kiwi and Mint leaves. 2) Conversation starter It had 3 twisted Gol Gappas with […]

BAAZAAR

BAAZAAR

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Plot = Rizwan Ahmed (Rohan Mehra), is a typical small – town boy from Allahabad, who idolizes Shakun Kothari (Saif Ali Khan), a Mumbai based business tycoon, leading an empire worth rupees 5000 Crores. Rizwan comes to Mumbai for proving his mettle and working together, […]

Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

Plot = Nakul Kaushik (Ayushmann Khurrana) is in love with his colleague Rene Sharma (Sanya Malhotra). After convincing Rene’s mother Sangeeta Sharma (Sheeba Chaddha), Nakul decides to pitch their marriage proposal to his family, comprised of his father – Kaushik (Gajraj Rao), mother – Babli Kaushik (Nena Gupta), grandmother – (Surekha Sikri) and his younger brother. But, his life gets tobsy – turvy when he gets informed that his Mother is pregnant for the third time. Now, will Nakul plan an arrangement of his marriage, or will he prepare himself for welcoming his upcoming sibling?


Opinion = BADHAAI HO! BADHAAI HO! BADHAAI HO!, Bollywood ab apna content sudhaar raha hai, iss baat ke liye, poore desh ko BADHAAI HO!. The movie brings the spotlight on a very tricky question that, should there be an age – limit for having SEX?  OR Do elderly couples lose their right of having some intimate and romantic moments with their spouse?

The movie shakes our thought process about this pertinent issue, in the most light and humorous way. People at the multiplex, including myself, have enjoyed the movie whole – heartedly. There are a plethora of LOL Moments, Toilet Humor, Sex Comedy and slice – of –life humor, at regular intervals.

As a concept, the movie has scored full marks. It will be equally enjoyed by the classes and the masses. It’s a complete package of entertainment. The first half of the movie, doesn’t even allow you to check your phones, it’s so engaging and entertaining. Post interval, however, for around 20 minutes, the movie lost its steam, but again, it got accelerated high, on the same track.

I appreciate the makers for choosing an out-of-the-box concept and for developing an entertaining plot, surrounding it.

There is no reason to miss this ENTERTAINER!!!

Performances = I was still under the influence of ANDHADHUN and Ayushmann Khurrana again surprised me with his fantabulous performance. However, his performance here, was very similar to the one of VICKY DONOR. He plays the role of a typical and frustrated DELHI KA LAUNDA, with finesse. Actress Sanya Malhotra also gave him equal support. There is a ensemble of highly respected and talented actors of the country, in this movie. We have Actress Surekha Seekri, Actress Neena Gupta and Actor Gajraj Rao (TALVAR fame) on board here and everyone of them has taken the screenplay to a much superior pedestal, with their outstanding performance. Especially, it was a treat to watch actress Neena Gupta on the big screen, after a really long time. The supporting cast was also very good in their effort.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = By releasing this movie on the auspicious occasion of DUSSHERA, Director Amit Ravindernath Sharma, has killed the RAAVAN of boredom and has given us a highly entertaining and interesting movie. His direction keeps you entertained and invested, throughout the runtime of the movie. A lot of effort might have been gone in strategizing the Screenplay, which is filled with humor. The hard work is quite evident on screen. There are only 2 or 3 songs, out of which, the title track is already a hit.


Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5    

JALEBI

JALEBI

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Plot = It’s a remake of a hit Bengali – film, where an estranged couple Dev (Varun Mitra) and Aaisha (Rhea Chakraborty) meet on a train journey. The movie then oscillates between their past and their present, leading to a relieving climax! Opinion = I […]

HELICOPTER EELA

HELICOPTER EELA

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Plot = The movie tries to delve into the daily lives of single parents and their equation with their children, at various stages of life. Here, the protagonist is Eela Raiturkar (Kajol), a single mother and a businesswoman, who is nothing more than a watchdog, […]

TUMBBAD

TUMBBAD

Plot = The movie traces the life journey of a boy named Vinayak Rao (Sohum Shah), who gets fantasized by a local legend of a monster named Hastar and his gold medallions, in his village Tumbbad. Vinayak’s greed of getting those medallions increases with his age. Will he be able to unearth and capture the hidden treasure, or is there something different written in his fate?


Opinion = LAALACH BURI BALA HAI. The movie promulgates this simple ideology, in a complicated way. It has a fair share of highs and lows, but, unfortunately, the lows are little more. The movie fails to deliver its basic result, wiz ENTERTAINMENT. Because of the faulty execution, the plot became convoluted, unnecessarily. I was quite intrigued in the proceedings before interval. Post that, I believe, the makers themselves were clueless about what they are willing to project or showcase. After watching the climax, I immediately got a feeling that AGAR MOVIE KO AISE HI END KARNA THA, TO PEHLE KYUN NAHIN KIYA?

The movie would have been suitable (and bearable) as a “short film”. It’s really a daunting task to watch this movie for 2 long hours. The makers tried to make an Indian Version of THE MUMMY, but, failed miserably at their attempt. The plot was very linear, with a dearth of any major twist or turn.

I don’t understand that why popular publications have given a 4 Star Rating to this movie.

For me, it’s just and only, a one – time watch!

Performances = I believe actor Sohum Shah had not got the opportunity of having “sex”, for quite sometime now. I felt that he had chosen this movie (he is also a co – producer by the way), so that he can enjoy a couple of intimate scenes and can satisfy his urge of womanizing. Believe me, 70% of the time, he has done these things ONLY in the movie. I had appreciated his performance in TALVAR, but here, I didn’t saw the same flair, at all. Also, a linear script, restricted his scope of acting, anyways. The supporting cast was also just okay with their effort and performance. Actress Ronjini Chakraborty did look seductive on screen.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Considering that the project is backed by Producer Anand .L. Rai and after watching its trailer, I had decent expectations from the movie. But, majority of the things got ruined. Director Rahi Anil Barve, had a potent plot at his disposal, but, unfortunately, they could just make an average movie. The VFX, at places, was very good and at places, extremely pathetic. The Background Score matched the standard of a horror flick. The Production & Set Design was praise- worthy.     


Rowdy Rating = 2.5 / 5


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