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John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur
Rajeev Khandelwal, Sameksha, Shaji Chaudhary
Ashutosh Rana, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Makrand Deshpande
Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra
Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Badshah
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Movie Review :
There’s Anupam Kher’s daddy in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, who celebrates his son's failure by popping a bottle of champagne.
And there’s Aamir Khan’s Bapu in Dangal, who slave drives his daughters to fulfill his dream of winning a gold medal at the Olympics.
Director Nitesh Tiwari compensates for Khan’s ambition and creates a more realistic version of Kher to fashion a Father’s Day worthy contender in his affectionately crafted, Chhichhore.
Except this isn’t so much a film about parenting as it’s about remembering the importance of being young, gaining experiences and making lasting friendships.
Sometimes your kid could learn as much from your lows as he is inspired by your highs.
Tiwari highlights this in two parallel timelines, celebrating nostalgia and nirmal anand in equal parts.
Though the film takes its sweet time to gain momentum, once it gets rolling, Chhichhore offers too good a time to pay attention to its faults.
It all begins after Ani (Sushant Singh Rajput) and Maya’s (Shraddha Kapoor) teenage son (Mohammad Samad) lands in hospital, critically injured, following a suicide attempt.
The burden of his parents’ glowing engineering degrees has done him in.
He doesn’t wish to be branded a loser and is too young to realise surviving failure ... Read More +
Movie Review :
Saaho keeps throwing one moronic scenario after another in such a haphazard manner for the sake of hollow spectacle and bizarre vendetta, the experience is akin to having your head banged against a dozen screens, one playing Batman, another Avengers, still another Mad Max.
On paper, Saaho, which releases in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam, has all the ingredients of a masala feast.
A hero whose last release has made him invincible in public perception, an assortment of sleek villains embracing wicked with relish and relentless action choreographed by Hollywood technicians.
But there's no head or tails to anything that happens in Saaho.
Absurdity is every masala movie’s prerogative but in the absence of imagination, it has zero impact.
An entertained audience doesn’t care about loopholes but a bored one sees right into it. And at 174 minutes, 30 seconds, Saaho is a slog.
It would be unfitting to write a traditional review for such erratic filmmaking in whose vaporous brilliance men with resources and capital so blindly invest.
Instead, I’ll share some perplexing things I noticed in the film.
A good deal of Saaho is set in a fictional region called Waaji City, along the lines of Gotham abounding with ... Read More +
Movie Review :
An apple fell on Newton’s head, Archimedes stepped inside a bathtub and Vidya Balan fries puris to make an important breakthrough in science.
Science is vast and complicated but it’s also straightforward and right in front of us. Sometimes simplifying something of significance is the only way to make a layman see what a great man envisions.
Mission Mangal has its heart in place, if not all of its science -- home or rocket.
On September 24, 2014, India became the first country to place its space probe in orbit around Mars in its maiden attempt. Carried out at a fraction of NASA’s budget for the same endeavour, it’s a classic underdog story of a growing nation racing ahead of well-established superpowers.
Recognising the potential for patriotic fervour in its interplanetary exploration, director Jagan Shakti’s Mission Mangal opens with a lengthy disclaimer stressing it’s a work of fiction that liberally dramatises organisations, professionals, timelines and scientific procedures for the sake of entertainment.
Considering it’s a mostly behind-the-scenes premise and nobody actually puts on a spacesuit to journey into the unknown, Shakti tries to make Mangalyaan’s nerdy content and technical jargon more accessible and action-packed for a clueless audience through ... Read More +
Movie Review :
Nikkhil Advani's Batla House -- named after the controversial encounter that took place in Delhi's Jamia locality -- shows neither conviction nor courage in dealing with a sensitive subject about two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists killed by a special cell of the Delhi Police.
The film's protagonist, Assistant Commissioner of Police Sanjay Kumar (played by John Abraham), is based on Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, the man who led the encounter at House No L-18 in Delhi's Batla House in September 2008.
While the controversy around the encounter -- whether it was fake or genuine -- is still being played out in courtrooms 11 years later, Advani's Batla House plays safe by allowing the cop involved in the encounter to narrate his story.
So ACP Kumar asks his subordinate to hold fort at Batla House until he reaches the location, but an overzealous Kishan Kumar Verma (played by Ravi Kishen) goes ahead only to pay with his life.
Kishen's Verma is based on Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma of the special cell, who was killed in the encounter and awarded the Ashok Chakra for gallantry.
Guilt-ridden by his colleague's demise and burdened by the responsibility of proving the genuineness of the Batla ... Read More +
Movie Review :
You’ll want to say goodbye, not Pranaam, to Rajeev Khandelwal’s new film.
We all know the actor from his hit television serial, Kahiin To Hoga, which he followed up with two impressive outings in Bollywood, Aamir and Shaitan.
But he could not live up to his image in the films that followed.
Pranaam leaves you even more disappointed.
The film starts off with an injured Ajay Singh (Rajeev Khandelwal) driving to his father’s house, which is a hut in some part of Lucknow.
He enters, closes the door and goes into flashback.
From there on, we follow the story of a poor, aspiring IAS officer, who is on a mission to fulfill his father’s dream. Even his love story with a beautiful girl and aspiring IAS officer Manjri (Sameksha Singh), cannot stop him from achieving his aim.
But what makes him change direction and turn into a gangster?
Rajeev and Sameksha’s jodi is fresh and their onscreen chemistry is good. The way the emotional graph of Rajeev’s character goes and how he gets affected by his father’s struggles is touching.
The father-son bond is really heartwarming.
But Khandelwal is not in his element here; we have see him do ... Read More +