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SONCHIRIYA

SONCHIRIYA

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = 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 […]

LOVE SONIA

LOVE SONIA

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Sonia (Mrunal Thakur) is a teenager, whose sister Jiah (Aarti Mann) gets sold off by her poor father Shiva (Adil Hussain), to the brothel owners at Mumbai. Sonia approaches the agent Baldev Pratap Singh (Anupam Kher) and requests him to even […]

GALI GULEIYAN

GALI GULEIYAN

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Plot = Middle – Aged “peeping tom” Khuddoos (Manoj Bajpai) is a TV Technician by profession and has a habit of sneaking into the personal lives of his neighborhood residents. He is curious about the miserable life of his neighbor Idris (Om Singh), who gets brutally beaten by his father Liakat (Neeraj Kabi) on a regular basis. Will Khuddoos be able to bring Idris out of his misery or is there a more horrific facet of his life?


Opinion = I have been hearing and getting to read a lot of stuff about this movie, since last few weeks. The rave opinions made me curious to choose this movie tonight, instead of its competing releases like THE NUN; PALTAN; HALKAA or LAILA MAJNU. I must admit that, I don’t have any regret for my decision. I feel blessed to witness such a craft on the big screen. Movies like these raise the standard of BOLLYWOOD on the global pedestal. The movie is extremely disturbing and truthful in its execution; hence, it’s not made for anybody and everybody.  People who are connoisseurs of “thought – provoking” and “content – driven” cinema, will tally with my review on this movie. I was referring to some reviews in popular publications, and those critics felt that the movie is little slow in its presentation. I would beg to differ on this. At no point I felt that the movie is slow or is deviating from the topic. It strongly raises its voice and sensitizes the audience with the omnipresent child abuse, prevailing in our society. The movie has already won plethora of awards at International Film Festivals and I urge you to patronize this classic in maximum numbers!

Performances = Actor Manoj Bajpayee has again given a riveting performance. Seriously, I feel that Bollywood cannot utilize the full potential of this mind – boggling actor. At places, Manoj reminded me of Professor Ramchandra Siras, of ALIGARH, his performance was at par with that classic. Actor Neeraj Kabi and Actress Shahana Goswami, as Idris’s Parents, also gave an impressive performance. The child actors, especially Om, played their part extremely well. Ranveer Shorey, as Ganeshi (Khuddoos Friend) was decent in his performance. The supporting cast also gave their full commitment to the movie.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Screenwriter and Short Films Director Dipesh Jain has shown a lot of potential with his craft. He has presented a very complex subject in the most subtle way. The movie is extremely depressing and dark, which is a triumph for Dipesh. I felt the lack of Background Score at many places, but I can ignore this shortcoming. I will give full marks to the Cinematographer and the Production Design team, for their efforts.


Rowdy Rating = 4.5 / 5   

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Baaghi 2

Baaghi 2

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Neha Silgaonkar (Disha Patani) seeks help from her ex-boyfriend Captain Ranveer Pratap Singh a.k.a. Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) for finding her abducted daughter. The movie then becomes an investigative suspense- thriller, questioning every aspect and the existence of every character. Opinion = […]

Aiyaary

Aiyaary

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Officer Jay Bakshi, played by actor Siddharth Malhotra, breaks the protocol of a special force DSD – Data Systems and Diagnostics, and tries to use a confidential information of a covert operation for personal benefit. He is been followed and chased […]

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2

Gangs Of Wasseypur 2

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Plot = Both the movies of Gangs Of Wasseypur Series, showcase the formation of Coal and Iron Mafia in Dhanbad which was in the state of Bihar and now is in Jharkhand. The series covers a time span from 1941 till 2012 and is a revenge – drama focused on a single family, where the head of the family Shahid Khan, played by actor Jaideep Ahlawat and his son Sardar Khan, played by actor Manoj Bajpai, gets murdered by Ramadhir Singh, played by actor – director Tigmanshu Dhulia, and then the movie showcase how Faizal Khan (2nd son of Sardar Khan), played by actor Nawazudin Siddiqui, kills Ramadhir Singh and avenge the death of his family members.


Opinion = Well, believe it or not, this movie is everyone’s guilty – pleasure. Over the years, both the movies of GOW series have attained a cult status. There is a company known as 1018 MB which organizes special screenings of old bollywood and Hollywood classics. I got the opportunity to interact with their management, who informed me that, they receive repeated requests of back-to-back screenings of GOW Series and all the shows get housefull maximum within 4 days of its announcement on their website. I had personally been to the screening organized by them and was spellbound seeing the response of the audience. The entire auditorium was packed and people were clapping, whistling and even mouthing dialogues of the movie during the screening. It was complete chaos there. Especially the second part of the series can be considered as a modern – day SHOLAY. The characters of SHOLAY like Thakur Baldev Singh, Jai, Veeru, Basanti, Gabbar, Kaalia, Ramlal, Mausiji and even Dhanno (Basanti’s horse) left a lasting impression on its audience. Here also, Ramadhir Singh, Faizal Khan, Definite, Perpendicular, Tangent, Sultan, Nagma Khatun, Fazlu, Shamshaad Alam, etc have become memorable and people are still seen quoting names and tagging their friends with their identity.


Performances = This movie made Nawazuddin Siddiqui a star overnight. This was Nawazuddin’s debut project as a lead actor and his characterization of Faizal Khan has become historic in Bollywood. The acting and career graph of Nawazuddin in this movie and afterwards, is known by one and all and hence cannot be justified or described here. Another stellar performance was given by Director – Actor Tigmanshu Dhulia. He had broken all stereotypes of bollywood villains and has made the character of Ramadhir Singh so lively and memorable that it will be remembered and revered by generations to come. The supporting actors including (but not limited to) Zeishan Quadri (Definite), Richa Chadda (Nagma Khatun), Piyush Mishra (Nasir Ahmed), Pankaj Tripathi (Sultan Qureshi), Rajkummar Rao (Shamshad Alam), Vineet Kumar Singh (Danish Khan), Satyakaam Anand (JP Singh), Muran Kumar (Guddu), Yashpal Sharma (Band Singer), Inspector Gopal Singh and all the others who even had a presence in a single frame, have done a fantabulous job. Their performance has given this movie a cult status.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Baap Ka, Dada Ka, Bhai Ka, sabka badla lega re tera Faizal; Jab tak Hindustan mein saneema hai, log chutiye bante rahenge; Tumse naa ho payega; are some of the dialogues which are extremely famous and people are still seen quoting them everywhere. Director Anurag Kashyap has specially made the 2nd part of GOW in Quentin Tarantino Style. Especially, the climax sequence where Faizal Khan shoots Ramadhir Singh, the gore and bloodshed depicted in that scene, highly resembles Tarantino’s craft. The Screenplay, Production Design, Music, Cinematography, Background Score and all the other technicalities of the movie are top notch and have made the movie what it is today.


Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5

 

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Trailer of “Aiyaary”

Trailer of “Aiyaary”

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Review Rowdy -TweetReview = So. Aiyaary is the movie which no one was excited to see. This time also, Director Neeraj Pandey is back with the same star cast of his previous movies, like A Wednesday, Special 26, Naam Shabana, Rustom and Baby. I feel […]

Rukh

Rukh

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie revolves around a family, headed by Divakar Mathur, played by actor Manoj Bajpayee, his wife Nandini Mathur, played by actress Smita Tambe and his son Dhruv Mathur, played by actor Adarsh Gourav. One night, Manoj dies in a car […]


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