Month: May 2018

BIOSCOPEWALA

BIOSCOPEWALA

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie is a cinematic representation of a short story written by Rabindranath Tagore, titled ‘Kabuliwala’, with some minor twists. Here, Rehmat Khan (Danny Denzongpa) is a passionate BIOSCOPEWALA who frequently travels between India and Afghanistan for showing movies on his […]

PARMANU

PARMANU

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie is a cinematic adaptation of ‘Operation Shakti’, which involved testing of 7 Nuclear Bombs (5 on May 11, 1998 & 2 on May 13, 1998) produced in India, at Pokhran, Rajasthan. Where Ashwat Raina (John Abraham) takes charge of […]

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

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Plot = The badass and hideous superhero Wade Wilson a.k.a. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is back with his histrionics. This time, he is trying to save a teen mutant Russell (Julian Dennison) from the clutches of Cable (Josh Brolin), by teaming – up with Domino (Zazie Beetz), Vanisher and Peter (Rob Delaney). What follows is a complete madness!


Opinion = Since, Bollywood Actor Ranveer Singh has dubbed for Ryan Reynolds, I decided to watch this flick in the hindi version. And, I am not at all disappointed. The movie is a laughter riot right from the first frame. I have laughed so much after a very long time, while watching a movie. The movie has plethora of LOL Moments which keeps the audience entertained. The first installment of Deadpool was a surprise hit at the box office. And considering the treatment of the Franchise, I believe it is only made to make fun of all the remaining marvel studio movies. A lot of things are happening on screen at the same time, which makes it a tiring watch. At certain places there are multiple comic – punches thrown at the audience simultaneously, which don’t allow you to even breathe comfortably. It’s a delight to watch the hindi version of this movie. Since, the movie has a lot of cuss words and double-meaning dialogues; it is strictly for adult audiences.

Performances = Actor Ryan Reynolds is the heart and soul of the movie. I cannot imagine the franchise without him. I believe, it would have been a mammoth task for actor Ranveer Singh to cope up with the pacing of the movie, while dubbing. But, considering his energy levels, he was the best choice. His effort is praise- worthy. Actress Zazie Beetz has also given a very good performance. Actor Josh Brolin, who is now famous as THANOS of Infinity War, was wasted here. His character did not get the scope for development. Special mention of NRI Actor Karan Soni, who acts as a major comic – relief in the movie. Actress Morena Baccarin had nothing to do except of giving 2 steamy lip-lock scenes. The remaining cast has performed at par with the expectation of the script.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director David Leitch has kept the proceedings slick. His legacy of showing gore violence on celluloid, which we had witnessed in John Wick (2014) & Atomic Blonde (2017), is continued here as well. The action sequences in the movie are top notch. So are the special effects. The hero of the movie are its dialogues (considering only hindi version), which will cause pain in your stomach with constant laughter!


Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5

 

 

  

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GURGAON

GURGAON

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Nikki Singh (Akshay Oberoi) is a badass boy of a real estate tycoon Kehri Singh (Pankaj Tripathy), residing at Gurgaon. Nikki gets embroiled in the vicious circle of cricket – betting, along with his friends Rajvir (Arjun Fauzdar), Jonty (Yogi Singha) […]

RAAZI

RAAZI

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie is based on a novel titled ‘Calling Sehmat’, which is a bibliographical representation of an Indian Spy, who intercepted the attack on Indian Warship “Vikrant”. Here, Sehmat (Ali Bhatt) is been trained as a spy, by her father Hidayat […]

Margarita with a Straw

Margarita with a Straw

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Plot = The movie showcases the daily-life challenges of Laila (Kalki Koechlin) who is suffering from cerebral palsy. She decides to go for higher studies and shifts her base to New York, with her mother Shubhangini (Revathy). During her stay at New York, she embarks on a journey filled with varied human emotions, with her friend Khanum (Sayani Gupta).


Opinion = There are very few bollywood movies which can act as a referral material for studying human emotions. MARGARITA WITH A STRAW is one of them. The plot is simple and linear, but the execution gives it a ‘midas touch’. As an audience, you empathize with the characters of Laila and Khanum immediately. Right from the first frame, you get invested in the life of Laila and starts vouching for all her decisions. You will feel sorry for her on various occasions. The movie is highly underrated. The look and feel of the movie gives us an experience of watching a parallel cinema. It is a sumptuous treat for people, who are connoisseurs of thought – provoking and experimental cinema, and is strictly for adults. The movie is easily accessible on NETFLIX!

Performances = The character of Laila will be considered a ‘milestone’ in the career of actress Kalki Koechlin. You don’t see Kalki, but, Laila on screen. I cannot imagine any other actress in the world who can play the character of Laila, better than Kalki. If I start praising Kalki’s performance in writing, it will take the form of a 500 Pages book. Also, the character of Khanum (who is blind since birth) is beautifully played by actress Sayani Gupta. You will seriously feel that she doesn’t have eyesight. The scenes between Laila & Khanum are some of the exceptional moments presented in the history of Bollywood. The potential of acting in actress Revathy is exponential. She is an adroit in handling any kind of role. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see her on screen, quite often. The scene where Revathyji finds out that Laila watches porn in her absence, testifies Revathyji’s acting acumen. It’s a Kalki’s show all the way, so the supporting cast had nothing productive at their disposal.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = It is mentioned at the end of the movie that, it is inspired from the life of a son of one of the Directors from duo Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar. Hence, the movie is very insightful. Their direction has depth and is to the point. They have handled a very difficult and complex subject, with finesse. The Cinematography gives the movie, a rich feel. Only the ‘Koi Shaq’ song is hummable, rest all the songs are forgettable.


Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5    

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102 NOT OUT

102 NOT OUT

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = A 102 years old father Dattatraya Vakharia (Amitabh Bachchan) decides to send his 75 years old son Babulal Vakharia (Rishi Kapoor) to an old-age home, because he feels that Babulal’s sadistic and negative outlook towards life, might act as an hindrance […]

OMERTA

OMERTA

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie is a biopic of a renowned terrorist Omar Saeed Shaikh, played by actor Rajkummar Rao, who had a deep involvement in many terrorist activities conducted globally, including the attack on twin tower on 9/11 and Mumbai terrorist attack of […]


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