Tag Archives: Action

Commando – A One Man Army

Review :- Dilip Ghosh’s Commando has a linear narrative. Set in North India, the story can even be termed archaic. It’s got a hero, a heroine and a villain. Small-town goon AK-74(Jaideep Ahlawat) is irresistibly drawn to the local, fire-brand beauty Simrit Kaur(Pooja Chopra). When she resists, the bad man threatens her. She elopes to escape his advances and naturally, ...

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Himmatwala

Review :- Hark back to taaki taaki and tap dance to tathaiyya as the (r)awful 80s are re-awakened from their garish grave and served re-heated; as old wine in an old bottle. Vintage? Not truly. Just as we thought Jeetendra’s white shoes and coloured wigs were laid to rest in filmi museums, Sajid Khan dips into his cookie jar of ...

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Vishwaroop

Movie Review :- Like Hollywood that is obsessed with Osama Bin Laden and terror post-9/11, actor-writer-director Kamal Haasan, one of India’s finest film talents, gets drawn to Osama this time. The action moves from America to Afghanistan back to America. The timelines go from 2002 to the present. Pre-intermission, the action is set in the terror-infested arid locales of Afghanistan ...

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David

Review :- So it’s a 3-D film, huh? Not really, just refer to the 3 different Davids who play protagonists in this 3-piece drama. D1 (Neil) is the dreaded gangster Ghani’s protege in 1970’s London. He talks less, and kills more with lethal looks and loaded guns, and romances Noor (Monica) with deadly passion. A rival gang exposes shocking facts ...

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Race 2

Review :- Get ready for jobs that ‘blow’, bare-bods, chains, fists, fruits (of passion) et al. Kinky, huh? Not really. This is what goes into a high-flying, testosterone ride called Race 2, where everything blows up – from beastly cars to bronzed beautism. Macho men dive into mid-air and cars casually fly. The men are smart, but their gizmos are ...

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Dabangg 2

Review :- Yes, Chulbul (Salman) swings it a second time – and hits home harder. Dabanng 2 is actually a better film than the first, tighter, brighter and sharper. Featuring explosive action and fine detailing – the Pandeys move to Kanpur where cows block the streets, Chulbul asking his hawaldar, “Hum kisi khet mein ghus aaye hain?“, and being told, ...

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Red Dawn

Reviews :- College jock-turned-Marine, Jed Eckert (Chris Hemsworth) takes it upon himself to save his country from the North Koreans’ sudden invasion. With no skilled soldiers by his side, he gives his younger brother Matt (Josh Peck) and his college friends a crash course in military training. Within days, the kids who didn’t know how to hold a gun, become ...

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Khiladi 786

Review: Barah baras baad, Khiladi ka number aa gaya. Bollywood’s original Khiladi is back from self-imposed exile; still with a heart of gold, the pride of a true-blooded Singh and mighty-muscles of steel. And of course, a truck-load of even more Singhs – welcome the players. But before we lose count, let’s ‘count’ the global Singhs – each of them ...

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Review :- So, I never really bit that deep into the whole Twilight hysteria but you can see why it works. Apart from Robert Pattinson’s pouty charms as pale-faced vampire Edward Cullen, Twilight features a weirdly wondrous world of vampires and velvet coats, preppie students – werewolves in their spare time – with raging hormones, skin-tight jeans and salon-slick hair, ...

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Rakhtbeej

Review :- Ok, let’s get this straight – Rakhtbeej is a film you laugh at, not with, the kinda movie you could see with pals, popcorn and a cushion to pop behind when someone’s ear gets slashed or arms crushed. Gruesomeness aside, the film’s full of howlers. Remember those movies where everyone said ‘daynce’ and ‘chaynce’, where the hero’s lipstick ...

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