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The Tashkent Files

The Tashkent Files

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = 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 […]

LUKA CHUPPI

LUKA CHUPPI

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = 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 […]

STREE

STREE

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Plot = A small town Chanderi is terrorized by a spirit, popularly known as STREE, who appears for 4 Nights in a year and abducts some men of the town, leaving behind their clothes. A close friend of Vicky (Rajkummar Rao), also gets abducted, which forces him to take complete control of the menace and solve the problem. He finds solace in a mysterious girl (Shraddha Kapoor) and his friend Rudra (Pankaj Tripathi), Bittu (Aparshakti Khurana) and Abhishek Banerjee. Will Vicky be able to uncover the true identity of STREE or does he already know her in disguise?


Opinion = Horror – comedy as a genre, is still under wraps, in Bollywood. The genre has a lot of potential, which if tapped properly, can do wonders at the box office. The movie is a classic example of “directionless direction”. The makers take a hell lot of time to setup the premise and the central characters, which fizzes out the energy of the narrative. Many things are spoon – fed and presented in-your-face, which makes the proceedings less convincing. The movie is extremely boring for the entire first half. It picks up pace just before the interval and becomes a laughter – riot in the second half. You will have to keep all the logics aside, if you want to enjoy the movie wholeheartedly. There are plethora of LOL Moments, which keep you entertained. But, again, the pathetic and utterly stupid climax, will piss you off. I felt that the police of Chanderi was too busy to pay heed to the repeated abduction of people in their town. Also, the movie boasts about feminism and the “she – issues” abruptly. I would consider it as a one – time watch.  Watch it to have mindless fun!

Performances = Rajkummar Rao has a limited range of acting. Still, he is very wise in choosing his scripts, which, by default, allows him to shine. Here also, he seeped perfectly into the skin of his character and left no stone unturned. As always, Shraddha Kapoor again gave an expressionless performance. The “icing on the cake” was the performance of Pankaj Tripathi, who was extremely entertaining. Aparshakti Khurana and Abhishek Banerjee, went little over – the – top. Actress Nora Fatehi is emerging as the new item – girl cum sex-siren of Bollywood. After Dilbar Dilbar in Satyamev Jayate, she again gave a sizzling performance in Kamariya song. The remaining cast was just okay in their effort.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director Amar Kaushik took a very big risk of choosing such a subject. Still, his effort is praise – worthy. However, he had the opportunity of making the movie more engaging in the first half. The Background Score and the overall sound mix of the movie is top notch. The songs are just average.


Rowdy Rating = 3 / 5      

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SACRED GAMES

SACRED GAMES

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Mafia lord of Gopal Math, Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), returns to Mumbai after staying off – radar for more than a decade. Ganesh approaches Inspector Sartaj Singh (Saif Ali Khan) to inform that the city of Mumbai will be destroyed after […]

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) […]

Fukrey Returns

Fukrey Returns

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Plot = The movie is a sequel to the 2013 hit film Fukrey, comprising of the entire team of the predecessor. After 1 year of imprisonment, Bholi Punjaban, played by actress Richa Chaddha, gets released from the jail with the help of a local minister, played by actor Rajiv Gupta, and both of them plan to take revenge from the 4 boys, Hunny (Pulkit Samrat), Lali (Manjot Singh), Zafar (Ali Fazal) and Choocha (Varun Sharma). Again these boys try to save themselves from the debt of Bholi, by relying on the dream of Choocha, which goes terribly wrong. The movie is then based on how these boys try to get rid of Bholi and the Minister by offering a lucrative deal, which proves beneficial for them and Bholi.


Opinion = If any movie manages to register decent figures at the box office, its producers immediately start making a franchise out of it. We have recent examples of Commando 2 and Force 2, but none of them could match the collections of their predecessors. Fukrey also had an above average performance at the box office 4 years back, but it was not a blockbuster like Hera Pheri or Dhamaal, to be made into a franchise. The first half of the movie is refreshing, but in the second half, the movie becomes a burden of a treasure hunt. The presence of its cast ensures constant smile on your face but you cannot ignore the absence of a subtle script.

Performances = The shining star of the movie is Varun Sharma. He will steal your heart with his performance. His performance is the saving grace for the movie. Also, actor Pankaj Tripathi, Rajiv Gupta and actress Richa Chaddha have given mind – boggling performances. On the contrary, Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Vishakha Singh and Priya Anand were just acting as fillers. Not one actor (among them) was able to fill in the lacuna of the script and you feel that they are forced to work in this movie. They invest zero effort from their end.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director Mrighdeep Lamba has tried his level best to cash – in on the popularity of Fukrey, but he has failed to manage the second half efficiently. After 10 minutes post interval, I felt that Mrighdeep was highly unaware about how he must proceed with the movie. The VFX used in this movie are pathetic. The songs are just average and the background score is pretty decent.


Rowdy Rating = 3.5 / 5

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