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Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho

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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 […]

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

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, for his teenage lad Vivaan (Riddhi Sen). The movie showcases their tumultuous relationship, which goes through various ups and down, during its runtime!


Opinion = I cannot consider this as a MOVIE. This is SHIT, This is TATTI, this is a 3rd Degree  Torture and everything else, which is torturous in this world, and not a movie at all. Before going into the details of this GARBAGE, let us do away with the list of celebrities, who have played a cameo in this SHIT of a movie. So, you will see celebrities like, MAHESH BHATT, ILA ARUN, BABA SEHGAL (Yes, he is still alive), GANESH ACHARYA, ANU MALIK, SHAAN and SHRI AMITABH BACHCHAN. Everyone was there, either to just party or to respect the relations they might be having with the makers. None of them added any value to the proceedings or the plot.

There is not even a single aspect, which is praise worthy in this SHIT. But still, the movie will definitely get an award for being one of the most pathetic movies produced, in the history of Bollywood. The makers have made a mockery of an extremely serious and burning issue.

The movie showcases the typical garbage of broken dreams of married women, relationship challenges faced by the young generation, etc, without any dignity or novelty attached with it.

Since, I am counted among the top critics of the country; I am bound to use a dignified language, in my reviews. Otherwise, I am dying to mention the dirtiest and weirdest abusive words for this movie, so that, it reaches to the makers as well.

If you are willing to take REVENGE with somebody, please gift him or her, a free ticket of this movie. That individual will never ever trouble or bother you, for lifetime!

Performances = I am dying to give a “tight slap” on the face of Kajol. She has crossed all the limits of over – acting. Her presence in any scene, is enough to boil your blood with anger, creating a cringe – worthy effect. The only saving grace was the performance of actor Riddhi Sen, which was pretty decent in his effort. The supporting cast has also done a pathetic job.

A potent actor like Zakir Hussain (College Principal) was completely wasted.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director Pradeep Sarkar must be taken to the GATEWAY OF INDIA (chose this spot because, people from western, central and harbor railway lines, can reach here smoothly), must be stripped naked and must be beaten with sandals, shoes and rubber chappals, after dipping it in a heap of cow – dung. If he can tolerate this SHIT and calls it a movie, then, he is eligible for such kind of treatment. The only thing, which is better than the entire movie, is the song MUMMA KI PARCHCHAAYI. Nothing productive can be mentioned about the remaining technical aspects.


Rowdy Rating = 0.5 / 5  

TUMBBAD

TUMBBAD

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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 […]

Love, Sex aur Dhokha

Love, Sex aur Dhokha

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Plot = Its an anthology drama film, which culminates 3 short stories based on –  Honor Killing, a MMS Scandal and a Sting Operation, with references of some real – life horrific incidents of our country. It was also Bollywood’s first movie, shot entirely in […]

ANDHADHUN

ANDHADHUN

Plot = A blind pianist Aakash (Ayushmann Khurrana) is the only witness of the murder of a yester – year actor (played by Anil Dhawan), at the actor’s own residence. He decides to lodge a police complaint and publicize the murder. But, how will he decode the incident, if he can’t see anything?


Opinion = The movie is a classic example of 2 halves being poles apart, in the same film. Right from the first frame, till interval, the movie is highly engaging and the build – up of the plot and its characters, is outstanding.

But, the second half drags heavily, and its length gets directly proportional with boredom. It has all the ingredients of a typical Sriram Raghavan movie (not considering AGENT VINOD here), but this time, the fizz of his direction was missing. The movie is a treat for connoisseurs of dark humor and edge-of-the-seat thriller. There are plethora of LOL and nail – biting moments, at regular intervals, in the first half. But, unfortunately, there is no key take – away moment, from the second half. I would consider it as just a one – time watch!

Performances = Ayushmann Khurrana is a revelation. If he is lucky enough, he might win decent number of awards this year, for his performance. The guy is just “bahumukhi – pratibha ka dhani”. The variations and shades in his character is expressed by him like an adroit. This is Ayushmann’s best performance till date. Actress Tabu (as Anil’s wife) has given a performance at par with the expectation. She looked seductive and deceptive, at the same time. Actor Manav Vij (as Tabu’s Boyfriend) showed potential in his acting. After a very long time, yester year actor Anil Dhawan appeared on screen, with a refreshing performance. A potent actor like Zakir Hussain (as Dr. Swami) was completely wasted here. The supporting cast did a decent job!


Direction = Director Sriram Raghavan is a master of thriller genre. The movie resembled a lot like JOHNNY GADDAR. He was successful in keeping me invested in the first half, but, the SHIT started to happen post interval. I don’t know why he unnecessarily convoluted a plot, which was at its peak, till interval. The Songs of the movie are below average (which is surprising as the protagonist is a pianist). The Background Score was successful in creating the right amount of tension.


Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5  

 

 

PATAAKHA

PATAAKHA

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Plot = The movie is based on writer Charan Singh Pathik’s short story “Do Behnein”, which is setup in Rajasthan. It showcases the childhood to middle age journey of 2 warring sisters, Champa a.k.a Badki (Radhika Madan) and Genda ak.a. Chutki (Sanya Malhotra), who cannot […]

Sui Dhaaga

Sui Dhaaga

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Plot = Mauji (Varun Dhawan) and Mamta (Anushka Sharma) are a small – town married couple, who strive to live a happy and fulfilling life, with whatever resources they have. Mamta provokes Mauji to leave his ill – mannered boss and start something of his […]

Thugs Of Hindostan Trailer

Thugs Of Hindostan Trailer

Review = After ROBOT 2.O, this one was the next highly anticipated movie of 2018. And, like the former, even this trailer is not up to the mark.

The movie looks like a routine struggle of independence (of course from British Rulers), with a touch of “Pirates of the Caribbean”. I am not able to fathom on which book or time period, has the movie set its premise.

For the first time in the history of Indian Cinema, 2 mega stars, like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, will be seen against each other, on the celluloid.   

Hence, the movie was in the spotlight since last 2 years, and if this is the final product, then I am skeptical about its success.

The project is backed by Yash Raj Films and as a part of the strategy; they have booked the entire 1 month slot with the multiplex owners. No other movie is allowed to release before a week and till after 3 weeks of TOH’s release.

Hence, I feel that, the movie will get more benefit of this embargo, than its content or hype.

After watching the trailer, I felt that, no hard work was put in developing the storyline or while executing the VFX. Especially, the VFX looks highly sub – standard and kiddish.

MAKERS, please note, while you are making a heavy use of the VFX, in any movie, it should not look like you have done that. The Effects must give the feeling of reality, otherwise, it’s of no use.

In the trailer, the way cannons are fired on a tower and the opening scene, where we are shown multiple boats sailing in the sea, everything looks utterly fake and other worldly.

Also, we have been seeing Aamir Khan in the same kind of roles (little funny and little chaalaak type) since ages. At one point, I felt that, Aamir is going to repeat the same disastrous acting, as he had done in MELA, almost 20 years back. I am highly disappointed seeing his character in the trailer.

Mr. Bachchan, on the other hand, resembles his avatar in MOHABBATEIN (The same PARAMPARA! ANUSHAASAN! PRATISHTHA! NIYAM! shit). He is playing his age, but his costume and dressing also resembles his avatar in EKLAVYA. Still, out of all the characters (there is one “sasta firangi” also in the movie) his character had an impact on me.

The entry of Fatima Sana Shaikh (“Zafira” in the movie) looked very similar to a fight sequence executed by Prabhas in BAHUBALI 2. I don’t know how she has performed in the movie.

The only saving grace or praise – worthy aspect of the trailer was the entry and facial expressions of actress Katrina Kaif.

Katrina ne sahi mein aag laga di trailer mein!

Overall, like many others, even I am highly disappointed with the trailer.

Also, since the project is helmed by Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, who had previously given us 2 most pathetic movies of Indian Cinema; DHOOM 3 and TASHAN, I have no expectations from the movie.

I am only requesting GOD for providing me the required strength, on 8th November, for bearing this probable torture!


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