Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = 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 […]
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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 […]
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
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 […]
Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie revolves around a couple Satyendra, played by actor Rajkummar Rao, and Aarti, played by actress Kriti Kharbanda, and their families. Their families setup an arrange marriage for this couple, with an exchange of a large amount of dowry, without […]
Plot = The movie is based on the novel ‘The Ingredients Of Love’ by Nicolas Barreau where Kriti Sanon is a tom – boyish girl whose family is tensed with her as she is constantly rejected by prospective grooms because she has lost her virginity. Fed up by the attitude of her family members she elopes from her house in search of her ‘Mr. Right’. While travelling in train she reads a novel titled ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ and falls in love with its author played by Rajkummar Rao. She returns back home and finds out that the author is a good friend of a local Printing Press owner played by Ayushmann Khurana. She requests him to introduce her with Rajkummar and in the process they both fall in love with each other.
Opinion = The movie has a refreshing feel and has presented a clean and rustic comedy. The presentation is realistic and the characters are very believable. It is one of the best comedy films produced in recent times. Barring 10 minutes in the beginning and in the end, the entire movie is a laughter ride.
Performances = When we have actors like Ayushmann Khurana & Rajkummar Rao on board, we can always expect a top notch performance – driven film. Both the actors have played their role perfect to the ‘T’. For the first time, Kriti Sanon has got a meaty role and she has utilized this opportunity optimally. Actor Pankaj Tripathi and Actress Seema Pahwa have given an outstanding performance. Also, actress Swati Semwal has made her presence felt with her performance.
Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has added another feather in her cap after ‘Nil Battey Sannata’. She has emerged as a very promising director in the industry today. ‘Dangal’ fame Nitesh Tiwari has written very good situations and gags for the movie. Also, the voiceover in the background by Javed Akhtar has acted as an ‘icing on the cake’. The music of the film is melodious.
Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5