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Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota

Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota

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Plot = Surya (Abhimanyu Dasani) is suffering from a rarest –of- the – rare disease called Congenital Insensitivity to Pain, where he is in a position to feel any kind of emotion and motion, except PAIN. The movie is then based on his histrionics as […]

KESARI

KESARI

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Plot = The movie is a cinematic representation of the Battle Of Saragarhi, fought on September 12, 1897, where, 21 soldiers of the 36th Battalion of Sikh Regiment, namely, Havildar Ishar Singh, Naik Lal Singh, Lance Naik Chanda Singh, Sepoy Sundar Singh, Sepoy Ram Singh, […]

Milan Talkies

Milan Talkies

Plot = An aspiring film director Annu Sharma (Ali Fazal) falls in love with a Brahmin girl Maithili (Shraddha Srinath).

Their life turns tobsy – truvy when their affair gets exposed in front of Maithili’s father Ashutosh Rana.

The movie then showcases the couple’s struggle, for gaining respect for their love, from the society!!!


Opinion = I was least interested in watching this flick, but since the project is helmed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, I expected something good out of it.

Unfortunately, considering the flow and treatment of this movie, I myself am not able to believe that its Written and Directed by the same Tigmanshu Dhulia who had helmed projects like PAAN SINGH TOMAR and HAASIL.

The movie is highly average and is filled with clichés.

Luck by chance, the proceedings keep you invested, as while watching it, whenever you start feeling bored, Tigmanshu comes on screen (he is playing a pivotal role) to entertain you with his comic timing and delightful screen presence.

The first half of the movie is extremely boring, as the film starts to pick up pace and becomes engaging just before the interval sequence.

The second half is highly predictable and clichéd.

Rowdy Advice = Choose MERE PYARE PRIME MINISTER over this one, if you are deciding to watch a good movie tonight.

Performances = The performance of the lead pair is at par with the requirement of the script.

Ali Fazal is in the same avatar and accent, as he was in MIRZAPUR. Bas iss baar uske shirt ke buttons bandh the.

Actress Shraddha Srinath has a very attractive and charming screen presence. She has done a very good job.

The most surprising and delightful performance was of Tigmanshu Dhulia himself, as Annu’s father. He will always be remembered for this one.

Actor Ashutosh Rana, as Maithili’s Father, was completely wasted here.

The remaining cast did a fine job.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = I don’t understand why Tigmanshu Dhulia wrote and directed such a mediocre movie. In today’s time, where directors and script writers are getting fruitful results at the box office for their experiments, he should have used his potential to create something exceptional.

His acting in the movie is far better than his technical mandate, which he undertook for this movie.

Considering the songs, which are many, only BAKAITI one is melodious and good, remaining are unnecessary and forgettable.


Rowdy Rating = 1.5 / 5  

PHOTOGRAPH

PHOTOGRAPH

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Plot = Rafiulla (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a debt – ridden street photographer, clicking and selling photographs of tourists visiting the Gateway Of India. He approaches a tourist Miloni (Sanya Malhotra) and requests to click a photograph of hers. The movie is then based on how […]

Mere Pyare Prime Minister

Mere Pyare Prime Minister

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Plot = Kanhaiya a.ka. Kahnu (Om Kanojiya), is a dharavi based teenage boy, who sells newspapers for a living, distributes free packets of condoms in his vicinity in exchange of some bucks and is innocent to scream so loudly, that his voice can reach the […]

Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

Plot = Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) becomes CAPTAIN MARVEL, one of the most powerful superheroes in the universe, for saving planet earth from the war in between two alien races.


Opinion = In general, I am not at all a fan of any superhero flick or franchise.

I feel every superhero movie presents the same dish, with different toppings.

Here also, there is this stereotypical plot, showcasing the triumph of GOOD over EVIL.

I understand that there is a humungous fan following of MARVEL STUDIO movies, globally, but it has least impact on me, while I review these movies.

Honestly stating, till date, I have only liked the DARK KNIGHT franchise (from the DC Universe) and the BLACK PANTHER (from the Marvel Studios), mainly because, those movies focused on the content and plot development, rather than just showcasing the superhero histrionics.

Here, for the first 15 mins, the audience remained highly clueless with what was really happening on screen. The movie picks up pace after around 20 mins of the runtime and sensitizes the audience with the overall setup of the plot, in a convincing way.

But again, the makers lose focus in the climax, and make it tedious to watch.

I purposefully watch the hindi dubbed version of MARVEL movies, to enjoy the witty dialogues, which does not have any steam, in the original version of their movies.

So, if you really want to LOL, watch the hindi version of this movie.

And if you are a MARVEL fan, you are anyways going to watch it at the earliest.

For the remaining movie buffs, it’s just a one – time watch!!

Performances = The talent of actress Brie Larson gets wasted in movies based on Dinosaurs and other giant species. She had got an opportunity to showcase her talent optimally in ROOM, and in this flick. In both the movies, she is playing the lead, and has done a commendable job.

Here, especially in the fight sequences, Brie changed the entire game in her favor.

The remaining cast was perfect in their respective roles.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = I believe Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck had the opportunity of curtailing the length of the climax.

If they would have done that, the movie would have had some less weak points then.

It was good that they also focused on plot development, but the never ending climax ruined my mood.

I was literally waiting for the movie to end, it was so unbearable.

Technically, if you consider the VFX, the Cinematography, the CGI and the Background Score, every aspect of it is brilliant.


Rowdy Rating = 3 / 5

 

BADLA

BADLA

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Plot = An accomplished business woman Naina Sethi (Tapsee Pannu) appoints a seasoned criminal lawyer Badal Gupta (Amitabh Bachchan), for acquitting her out of a murder case, in which she gets embroiled by mistake. Will Badal be able to get Naina acquitted out of the […]

LUKA CHUPPI

LUKA CHUPPI

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Plot = Vinod Shukla a.k.a GUDDU (Kartik Aryan) and Rashmi Trivedi (Kriti Sanon) are a mathura – based couple, who decides to stay in a live – in relationship, before getting into marriage. The problems, humor, twists and turns start in the plot when the […]

SONCHIRIYA

SONCHIRIYA

Plot = The movie is setup in the 1970’s, the time frame of EMERGENCY (to be precise), where Lakhna (Sushant Singh Rajput), Vakil Singh (Ranvir Shorey) and their gang members are bandits, lead by Maan Singh (Manoj Bajpayee).

Indumati Tomar (Bhumi Pednekar) and her teenage sister Sonchiriya seeks solace in this gang and are on a mission to reach Dhaulpur, unscathed.

Inspector Virender Singh Gujjar (Ashutosh Rana) is on a hunt of these gang members.

Will Maan Singh, his fellow gang members, Indumati and Sonchiriya be able to reach their destination, or is there something else written in their fate?


Opinion = I am facing a crunch of words to praise the content of this movie. There is a dearth of movies which communicate a socially relevant message, without going overboard and preachy.

SONCHIRIYA is one of those.

It is one of the best movies produced in the history of Indian Cinema.

I am felling blessed to take birth and gain maturity at such a time, where we are getting GEMS like these to patronize.

It belongs to the league of cinema where mainstream actors are casted in a parallel cinema.

People who understand and respect cinema as an art, will definitely tally with my review on this.

The entire movie is highly engaging and nerve – wracking.

I was scared to take down notes on my personal whatsapp group (which I do while reviewing all the movies) because it took my attention away from the screen.

It’s unfortunate that such movies are made on a shoe – string budget and hence are not able to garner much hype or affection.

Also, our countrymen are still very naïve in choosing their source of entertainment.

They just don’t understand ART in its right FORM.

If you are a connoisseur of content – driven and thought – provoking cinema, you must watch this flick immediately!

Performances = When you have a pool of extremely talented and proven actors like Ashutosh Rana, Manoj Bajpayee, Suhant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and Ranvir Shorey on board with you, you can only expect something outstanding to be delivered.

Every actor has shined in his / her respective role.

The supporting cast was also BANG ON!


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = I am stating it openly that I have never liked the execution style of Director Abhishek Chaubey. Here, I am referring to his previous works like UDTA PUNJAB, ISHQIYA & DEDH ISHQIYA.

But here, he has taken me aback with his talent.

He has proven the point that if he gets a good script and highly talented actors on board, WO SABSE ACHCHI MOVIE BANAAKE DIKHA SAKTA HAI.

His direction is highly engaging and in its raw form. It would have been a mammoth of a task for him to present an extremely serious and heavy plot, in an entertaining and lighter way.

The cinematography and the background score give you a feel of the parallel cinema.


Rowdy Rating = 5 /5

(This is my 2nd perfect rating for a BOLLYWOOD movie, after CRD)


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