Tuesday, October 27

Movie review

Movie review

Kesari

A torrent of aimlessly running and fighting emojis without appropriate text being attached to them. Fifty Pathans beating head shattering drums atop a hill in an Afghani war zone are silenced by a Jatt in cheap makeup of a Sikh with Kesari turban and artificial beard.... why? ....because he starts beating his Dholak and you start beating your head. If the Rifle could take that long-distance shot at the murderer so cleanly why the 'Flying Jatt' didn't kill the other enemy leaders... because standing in the middle of a battlefield with an army of over ten thousand soldiers ready to pound on them and crush them, he had to deliver 'Gita ka Updesh' to an eager warrior ready to join him but was instead asked to satisfy his leader's statesman thirst... What absurdity!! The bearded her...
Badla
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Badla

"The beauty of this revenge saga lies in the subtle complexities of details, the complex oscillatory squabble between a lawyer and his client" It's not a fight onto death kind of revenge story neither is this nail-biting kind of suspense thriller that has the capability to inject the unnerving dose of fantods. The beauty of this revenge saga lies in the subtle complexities of details, the complex oscillatory repartee or a squabble between a lawyer and his client. Okay! I concede, not entirely in the complexities of the squabble... the real beauty of the film also lies in the superlative nuances of performances exhibited by the lead characters. it is exemplary as to how the charismatic presence of one man can keep you hooked up to your seat even in a seemingly interminable and r...
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
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Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

  Bromantic Punchnama of vampy Luvnama THE AMBIENCE  A modern would be Bahu, in Bikini, bends down to touch the feet of her would be grandfather in law keeping her hand up her chest to avoid exposing her cleavage this precisely defines the witty ambience of the humouristic 70mm version of an idiot box drama. THE RECIPE Titu, the son of a rich 'MIthaiwala' and the dumb product of a newfangled joint family is under strong bromantic influence of Sonu, his childhood friend cum brother cum mother cum mother in law whose sole occupation is to protect his friend from the evil clutches of luring females and he defines his objectives clearly by the 'Pyar Ka Punchnama' style speech in the opening scene of the movie. Apparently, he couldn't satisfy Teetu's sexual needs or so he claims,...
AIYARRY….Aiyeee!
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AIYARRY….Aiyeee!

 AIYAARY....Never ending tale of DOG'S own country Don't make any fruitless effort to decipher this line you will tire yourself and in the end, all you will be struck with the realization that it is nothing but a Babloo's ki Atmkatha who is gone rabid. The movie starts with an imbibing depiction of Army headquarters on a rainy day, good cinematography shaded nicely with ace sound effect, giving you a promise of portraying  a realistic drama with high quality technical support but as soon as you start settling in your chair with a mood to enjoy this realistic sojourn you are caught by fleeting bits of scenes like a jigsaw puzzle that is so complicated and scattered that you miss the fun in trying to solve it. You are driving a taxi with all your efforts keeping it at forty kilometres...
'Padmavat'  ***
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'Padmavat' ***

'History repeats itself', a phrase that you must have heard a number of times before but what the movie Padmavati makes you realise that our concocted understanding of pride and an illogical inability to keep it safe from the evil clutches of politics has persisted beyond the length of history and crippled our minds, even today. Raja Ratan Singh couldn't understand the difference between protecting 'Rajputi Aan' and Khilji's nefarious planning then, and the innocent public, cannot understand the difference between savouring 'Rajputi Aan' and falling prey to the nefarious political game, today. But for the controversy surrounding it, this would have been just another Bhansali flick. The filmmaker seemed confused in the beginning, whether to portray the story as a c...
‘Padmavat’  ***
Movie review

‘Padmavat’ ***

'History repeats itself', a phrase that you must have heard a number of times before but what the movie Padmavati makes you realise that our concocted understanding of pride and an illogical inability to keep it safe from the evil clutches of politics has persisted beyond the length of history and crippled our minds, even today. Raja Ratan Singh couldn't understand the difference between protecting 'Rajputi Aan' and Khilji's nefarious planning then, and the innocent public, cannot understand the difference between savouring 'Rajputi Aan' and falling prey to the nefarious political game, today. But for the controversy surrounding it, this would have been just another Bhansali flick. The filmmaker seemed confused in the beginning, whether to portray the story as a...
FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW……..RANGOON
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FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW……..RANGOON

What do you say when the director after attempting to create a realistic aura of the bygone era, almost as an afterthought, becomes the victim of an insane realization that he must also please the audience of B-grade comedy and decides to transform the leading lady of the movie into a comic book character...female Krish of sorts. What do you say when he also realizes that, the hero has been kept restrained in role, character, love and also in physical form- hangs around with an amputated upper limb and an automatic prosthesis, lost to an unknown cause and valour.....perhaps and decides to make him walk on a slim rope, remnant of an archaic bridge across tall cliffs, roofing the mountain river, with an expression complimenting the foolishness of the director. What do you say when you ...
First day First show………Jolly LLB 2
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First day First show………Jolly LLB 2

He saw the horrid anger, mournful cry and violent scream masquerading the face of a pregnant woman who threw herself from the roof to commit suicide all because he conned her on the pretext of providing justice, the image that haunts him in his dreams, that's when a petty lawyer decides to fight for her, no longer for any material gain but to pursue the cause of justice. The story seems simple, an innocent commoner is killed in a fake encounter by a super cop to let a militant escape for monetary benefits and now the protagonist played by Akshay Kumar must uncover the truth behind this case of forced mistaken identity. If by any chance you are seeking thrilling murder mystery or a rustic gang war sequence of eastern Uttar Pradesh, as may be reflected from the trailer, you will be disapp...