Month: April 2019



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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Roop (Alia Bhatt), a determined and ambitious girl, who is forced to marry Dev Chaudhary (Aditya Roy Kapoor), who is the son of a newspaper publisher Balraj Chaudhary (Sanjay Dutt). The situations turn intense when Roop falls in love with a […]

Delhi Crime – Netflix Original

Delhi Crime – Netflix Original

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The series is based on the infamous Nirbhaya Gangrape Case, executed in the capital city, in the year 2012. It’s a 7 episodes NETFLIX ORIGINAL web series, mainly focusing on the investigation, conducted by the Delhi Police, after they took cognizance […]

The Tashkent Files

The Tashkent Files

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Plot = A political journalist Ragini Phule (Shweta Prasad Basu) is in search of a political news scoop, for saving her job.

She receives a call from an unknown person, who asks her to delve deep into a decades old case, related to the death of Independent India’s 2nd Prime Minister – Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Will Ragini obey and submit herself to the commands of the unknown personality, or will the death of Mr. Shastri, still be left as an unsolved mystery?

Opinion = The movie caught my attention with its impressive trailer, released on YouTube. Then, while watching multiple slides of disclaimers presented at the beginning of the movie, I started feeling that, I am in for witnessing an intense and a researched content on screen.

Truly, content – wise, the movie did not disappoint at all.

But, Execution – wise, there are some flaws and ifs and buts, which can be ignored, considering the entire canvass of affairs.

The movie is highly engaging and is an intense drama, targeting the taste of the “class audience”.

It’s a modern and reprised version of EK RUKA HUA FAISLA or 12 ANGRY MEN.

If you have watched either of them, you will be able to relate many aspects of those movies, with this one.

However, though the proceedings and the plot setup are done on similar lines, it could not match up to the standards of ERHF.

The proceedings are intense and are highly engaging, but gradually, situations become melodramatic.

Especially, the entire monologue of Shweta Prasad Basu, in the climax sequence, could have been presented in a sophisticated and matured manner.

The makers were successful in conveying the intention behind making this movie, and have successfully cleared the eerie atmosphere surrounding Mr. Shastri’s death.

I am wondering that, till now, why have any other filmmaker NOT thought of making a feature film, on such a potent plot.

The movie has exposed the biggest “cover – up” in the history of our country, so don’t miss it!!!!

Performances = The movie has a great ensemble, with actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Pallavi Joshi (she is the producer also), Prakash Belawadi (TALVAR Fame), Mandira Bedi, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajesh Sharma, Mithun Chakraborty, Vinay Pathak and others.

Everybody has given praise – worthy performance.

However, the protagonist Shweta Prasad Basu, need to hone her acting skills a lot.

At times she appeared as a matured actress and at times, as a kindergarten play artist. Her performance lacked consistency.

The biggest weakness of the movie is the over dramatic performance given by Ankur Rathee, he has spoiled the entire narrative, with his below average performance.

Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director Vivek Agnihotri tried his hand on a different and intriguing subject. But unfortunately, at the max, he is only capable of making an above average flick.

But I cannot blame him completely, as the audience in our country, in general, cannot digest a brutally honest account of a real life incident, on screen, in its true form.

So, the makers get bound to focus on peripherals, instead of submitting themselves completely to the core plot, for making the proceedings lighter and entertaining.

It is good that Vivek has used original clippings, audio recordings, media bytes and interviews, of Shastriji and his family members, which makes the narrative more believable.

The Background Score of the movie, has helped in making the proceedings gripping and intense.

Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5

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Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = It’s a 6 episode documentary, based on the life of OSHO RAJNEESH – the most controversial spiritual guru, in the history of mankind. The documentary mainly focuses on the establishment and dissolution of RAJNEESHPURAM, in the United States of America, between […]

Romeo Akbar Walter

Romeo Akbar Walter

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = A bank cashier Romeo Ali (John Abraham), gets hired by the chief of RAW, Mr. Srikant Rai (Jackie Shroff), for spying on a Pakistani diplomat Isaq Afridi (Anil George). Things turn fishy when Romeo goes to Pakistan as Akbar Malik and […]



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Plot = Ex- army soldier Kabir (Zaheer Iqbal) secures a job, as a teacher, at Wular Public School, at a secluded place in Kashmir.

After taking charge of his duty, Kabir finds a notebook, used as a personal diary, of an ex – teacher of the school, Ms. Firdaus (Pranutan Bahl) and falls in love with her, after reading some pages of the notebook.

Will Kabir be able to meet his love Firdaus ever, or is there something more written in the notebook, which meets the eye?

Opinion = I have fallen in love with this movie, madly.

It is one of those movies, which I will remember, cherish and revere, till my last breath.

This movie can very well be placed in the league of Aashiqui 2, Manjhi – The Mountain Man, PS I Love You, A Walk To Remember and the most recent one Kuch Bheege Alfaaz, considering its content and the overall treatment.

This flick promulgates the ideology that, love is not restricted to physical pleasures.

Love can happen anywhere, anytime and with anyone, with whom you are able to connect at an emotional level, whether that individual is accessible to you, or not.

For majority of its runtime, I had tears in my eyes. I was completely zapped by the proceedings at the emotional level.

Also, the beautiful locales of Kashmir, elevated the treatment of the movie, at a much superior pedestal.

You will have to surrender yourself to the narrative, for satiating your movie watching experience, optimally.

Be it the first half, or the second one, the entire movie remains high on the engagement quotient.

Also, various political and social issues faced by the local residents of KASHMIR, are been weaved in and are shown through the narrative, in the most impressive way.

Overall, I would like to thank actor Salman Khan, for producing this masterpiece !!!!!

Go for it and watch the true spirit of LOVE, in its purest form !!!!

Performances = The performance of the lead pair is praise – worthy.

Both the actors suited their characters, perfectly.

However, the appearance and look of Zaheer Iqbal is very much KASHMIRI. This has worked in favor for him, in this movie, but it might create hindrances and restrictions for him in getting other projects in Bollywood.

Also, Zaheer must try and showcase some starkly evident variations, while expressing different emotions. Otherwise, as a debutant, he has given a highly impressive performance.

Newbie Pranutan Bahl (Daughter of Mohnish Bahl and grand – daughter of actress Nutan), will steal your heart with her mind – boggling performance.

She looked confident, sweet, innocent and attractive on screen.

If luck favors her, Pranutan is bound to have a glorifying career in Bollywood.

Actor Mir Sarwar, in a brief appearance, left a lasting impact with his performance.

The performance of all the 7 kids shown in the movie, will steal your heart.

Direction & Other Technical Aspects = I can fill up an entire notebook (pun intended), praising the Direction & Technical Aspects of this movie.

There is a sense of sincerity, purity and love for the craft, in Nitin Kakkar’s direction.

I felt that he himself was savoring the beauty of Love and of Kashmir, while shooting this movie.

Considering his last flick FILMISTAN and this one, I can gauge that he is a no nonsense director, who conveys his message through his craft, in a subtle way, without beating around the bush.

The Cinematography and the Camera Work undertaken, while shooting this classic, is breath – taking. It’s a beautiful ride of “Heaven On Earth”(Kashmir), through the lens of the cameraman.

Surprisingly, being a love story, there is only 1 song in the movie, Bumro Bumro, which is melodious and is shot beautifully.

Rowdy Rating = 4.5 / 5


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