Tag Archives: Crime

Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Review :- Your heart goes out to Nana Patekar, who resurrects his role as an encounter cop and in doing so, lends utmost authenticity to his character. As a man torn between his duty as a cop and responsibility as a father, he singlehandedly strives to salvage what appears to be a poor remake of the gripping original (Shimit Amin’s ...

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Badlapur

Review :- Badlapur is a gobsmacking movie that suffuses on screen – a deftly written story, spectacular performances and an intelligently layered screenplay. What works best here is the film’s unpredictability. From the minute it begins, you’re latched to your seat with your heart throbbing in your mouth and your throat frequently choking up. For the sheer impact the movie ...

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Lateef – The King of Crime

Review :-  Mumbai has always been the muse for most filmmakers who have been intrigued by the underworld. However, for a change, we have a film which attempts to expose Gujarat’s ugly underbelly. Set in the 80’s, the film revolves around the underworld’s nexus with politicians and the police in Gujarat. How Latif (Hameed Khan) emerged as the crime-lord and ...

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Koyelaanchal

Review :- Saryu Bhan Singh (Vinod Khanna) is the godfather of Rajapur. He is the face of the coal mafia. From poor to rich, cops and political leaders to killers, everyone worships him. No one dares to raise their voice against his atrocities, barring IAS officer Nisheeth Kumar (Suniel Shetty). But Saryu’s henchman/ killing machine Karua (Vipinno) kidnaps the officer’s ...

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Satya 2

Review :- If you like your ‘truth’ bloodied, here it goes. This time RGV’s newly packaged don is of a different breed, but barely matches the ballsy bhaigiri of the original. Cut back fifteen years – when Ramu on creative Viagra, ripped open Mumbai’s ominous crime diaries for cinematic consumption. Tossing us into a dark, sinister world of lawless bhais, ...

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John Day

Review :- Righteous bank manager John Day (Naseeruddin Shah) is devastated when his daughter is found dead on her clandestine camping trip with a boyfriend to a desolate estate. John suspects foul play when years later, his wife faces a similar fate. The mysterious tragedies ignite his quest for truth and vengeance. Turns out, John is a pawn in a ...

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Lakeer Ka Fakeer

Review :- Along with fooling people, getting into altercations, fist-fights and wandering around aimlessly on the streets of Mumbai’s ‘high-risk’ areas, Fakeer (Ajaz Khan) dreams of becoming a taxi driver in Dubai, Chotu Mobile (Javed Hyder) wants to set up his own mobile shop and Sulaiman (Vicky Ahuja) aspires to become a politician. However, their destiny is determined by their ...

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Shootout At Wadala

Review :- Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala largely draws inspiration from journalist-author S Hussain Zaidi’s Dongri to Dubai-6 decades of the Mumbai mafia. But the maker takes the cinematic liberty of changing the material at hand to make his film and characters more engaging. Or should we say largely entertaining. 15 minutes into the film you know Gupta means business ...

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The Attacks Of 26/11

Review :- The date is unforgettable. When terror scarred the face of Mumbai in one blood-soaked gash of death and mass destruction. Held to ransom, ravaged by horror, imbued with venom of a genocidal mass murder that made us all question – ‘Why? Why Us?’ That Black Saturday of 26/11, when ten couriers of terror brought in their package of ...

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Bandook

Review :- Bhola Kevat (Aditya Om) is a man of limited means who lives a miserable life in rural Uttar Pradesh. He gets harassed by cops and villagers for crimes he didn’t commit, in every possible way, physically, psychologically and sexually! Life changes for Bhola when he’s rescued by Lochan (Arshad Khan). A politician’s ace shooter, Lochan makes Bhola realise ...

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