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URI: The Surgical Strike

URI: The Surgical Strike

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = The movie is a culmination of events that led to the execution of a Surgical Strike at the “Pak Occupied Kashmir” on September 29, 2016. Opinion = I had no expectations from this movie, as , after watching its trailer, I […]

MANMARZIYAAN

MANMARZIYAAN

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = Rumi (Tapsee Pannu) and DJ Vicky (Vicky Kaushal) reside in the same locality and are madly in love with each other. Their family members don’t approve of their relationship and Rumi gets married to Robbie (Abhishek Bachchan). Will Rumi and Vicky […]

SANJU

SANJU

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Plot = The movie showcases the real – life journey of actor Sanjay Dutt, right from the shoot of his first movie ROCKY, till he gets acquitted in the arms – dealing case by the Supreme Court (minus his relationship with model Rhea Pillai).


Opinion = It was the most awaited movie of this year. Since its announcement, the updates on the movie were constantly followed by the paparazzi. And with the launch of its first look, then teaser and finally the trailer, the audience had a great curiosity, for witnessing the tumultuous life, of one of the biggest superstars of our country. Considering the content, I am not at all disappointed. Generally, if anyone attempts to make a biopic on an individual, who is still alive, at some point, the makers (knowingly or unintentionally) try to glorify them, by showcasing the positive aspects of their lives, on a higher pitch. MARY KOM, GURU, MS. DHONI – THE UNTOLD STORY; AZHAR, etc, are classic examples of it. Here, the makers have tried their level best in being honest with the treatment of the film.

Also, Actor Sanjay Dutt deserves a pat-on-his-back for sharing even his darkest of the secrets, openly with the world. However, nothing has been highlighted about his affair and marriage with model Rhea Pillai, for reasons unknown.  The movie is highly performance driven and was able to present different incidents related to Sanjay Dutt’s life, in a lucid manner. For the first 15 minutes, the movie takes time to become engaging, but, post that, it becomes a memorable ride. Please keep some tissues handy, as you will need it for wiping your tears in couple of sequences.

Performances = I didn’t see Ranbir Kapoor, but, Sanjay Dutt on screen. Ranbir has usurped himself completely into the skin of the character. With his body language, style of walking, voice modulation, facial expressions, choice of wearable accessories, etc, Ranbir Kapoor has given a “performance of a lifetime”. However, in some scenes, his efforts seemed deliberate. But, if he is lucky enough, Ranbir might win a “national award” for this movie. Actor Paresh Rawal brought back “Sunil Dutt Sahab” on screen. No other actor could have been a better choice. Actress Dia Mirza, as Manyata Dutt, had nothing productive to do. Actor Vicky Kaushal, as Kamlesh Kapsi (Sanjay’s friend), got a very meaty and different role this time, he did a pretty decent job. In our wildest dreams, we can imagine that Rahul Gandhi might become the PM of our country someday, but, unfortunately, we cannot imagine that Sonam Kapoor will ever learn acting. Classic Actors like Piyush Mishra, as writer Tripathi, Sayaji Shinde, as Bandu Dada and Prakash Belawadi, as Newspaper Editor, were completely wasted here. Actor Boman Irani, as Sonam’s Father, is doing the same kind of performance since past couple of years now. Here also, actor Jim Sarbh is playing a gayish character, with the same tone and type of dialogue – delivery, which he had used in PADMAAVAT. Actress Anushka Sharma, as the biographer, was redundant in the movie. Actress Manisha Koirala, as Nargis Dutt, gave a brief but impactful performance.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = I appreciate the efforts of Director Rajkumar Hirani and Writer Abhijat Joshi, in making the movie entertaining and engaging at the same time. It’s a tedious task of arranging real life events of a person who has been so controversial and has been in the spotlight throughout his life. Still, the duo managed to keep the audience entertained and get connected emotionally, with the proceedings on screen. The Background Score of the movie is highly impactful. Apart from “Kar Har Maidan Fateh” and “Mujhe Chaand Pe Le Chalo”, all other songs are forgettable.


Rowdy Rating = 4 / 5  

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Lust Stories

Lust Stories

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Review Rowdy -TweetPlot = It’s a compilation of 4 different stories showcasing the length to which, individuals can go, for quenching their sexual – urge.  CHARACTER LINE UP: –  Story 1:- Kalindi (Radhika Apte) & Tejas Bhave (Akash Thosar) – Directed by Anurag Kashyap Story […]

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 […]

Love Per Square Foot

Love Per Square Foot

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Plot = Sanjay Chaturvedi (Vicky Kaushal) and Karina D’Souza (Angira Dhar) are colleagues at a bank, in Mumbai. They decide to get married for taking advantage of a housing scheme, which will help them in acquiring their dream home. So will they be able to check-in at their dream house or will they get thrown out of their current homes/families for their internal differences?


Opinion = The movie has its fair share of highs and lows. Comparatively the lows are quite high. This is the first Bollywood Movie released only on NETFLIX. The plot had novelty, but the execution is clichéd. Firstly, I don’t understand why the lead pair is prospecting only one property in Mumbai. They are not shown discussing or even working out any other options. I felt that if they don’t get the prospected flat, they will be forced to sleep on Mumbai streets. And maybe they were scared that if such a situation arises and if Salman Bhai plans to go on a drive, then there will be a problem for them (pun intended). Seriously, everything becomes very convenient for the lead pair in the movie. At many places, I felt that the makers were making deliberate effort in making the audience laugh. The plot had a lot of potential for creating situational comedy, but the makers could not utilize it optimally. I am not at all stating that the movie is bad, but it could have been much better. In my view, its just a one –time – watch.

Performances = In majority of the scenes, I felt, Vicky Kaushal was a complete misfit for the role. With movies like Masaan and Raman Raghav 2.O, Vicky has successfully established himself as an actor, suitable for handling serious and grey character roles. I did not like his performance here. On the contrary, newbie Angira Dhar has given a fantabulous performance. You cannot make out that it’s her first project. Her acting is flawless. Actress Alankrita Sahai (as Vicky’s Boss) had nothing productive to do, apart from kissing on Vicky’s cheek in the most irritating manner. Seasoned and established actors like Raghuvir Yadav, Brijendra Kala, Gajraj Rao and Supriya Pathak were completely wasted here. However, it is a treat to watch actress Ratna Pathak Shah playing a comic character, with equal finesse. Actors Arunoday Singh & Kunaal Roy Kapoor also had nothing productive to do in the movie. Actor Ranbir Kapoor’s cameo is surprising and refreshing at the same time.


Direction & Other Technical Aspects = Actor – Director Anand Tiwari has previously acted in movies like Mumbai Meri Jaan , Go Goa Gone, Slumdog Millionarie and others. He has also worked in the movie Barfi as an assistant director. His understanding of a middle-class mumbaikar is praise – worthy. His direction will keep you entertained throughout the runtime of the movie. However, Anand was not able develop a natural chemistry between the lead pair. Also, the Script and the Screenplay became weak, repetitive and unnatural at places. Apart from the title track and Aashiana, all the remaining songs are just average and forgettable.


Rowdy Rating = 3 / 5

 

 

 

  

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