Tag Archives: Drama

Kick

Review :- Straight on, Kick is Bollywood biryani, a masala movie spiced with the superstardom of Salman Khan, garnished by charming Jacqueline, smouldered over the wry talent of Randeep Hooda. Kick is not for lovers of fine filmi foie gras, but for those who want a hearty Eid banquet to enjoy. Shy Shaina (Jacqueline) meets eccentric Devi Lal (Salman) who ...

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Riyasat

Review :- Mario Puzo must be turning in his grave for Riyasat is a pointless adaptation of his classic. While RGV’s version had ‘Sarkar’ played by Amitabh Bachchan, Riyasat’s ethical Godfather is an ageing Saheb (Rajesh Khanna), who rules the underworld but helps the poor by guaranteeing them money, safety and justice. His henchman is his elder son Shakti (Aryan ...

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Bobby Jasoos

Review :- So, Bobby Jasoos is a Hyderabadi pearl of a movie, worn with terrific aplomb by its star Vidya Balan. Playing the 30-year-old Bilquis or Bobby, who has no detective course but fearless passion, Vidya dazzles as Bobby Jasoos, tracking mysteries as a buck-toothed palmist, a dreadlocked sadhu, a hobbling fakir – suddenly distilled into a tongue-tied girl who ...

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F*ugly

Review :- There’s a line in F*ugly which mirrors the movie beautifully – “Apne aap ko bara James Bond samajhta hai.” All through its tight run-time, F*ugly struts around with the awareness of being edgy – but falls off the edge. F*ugly had sharp potential – a dramatic story, a fresh cast, a velveteen character actor and gritty city Delhi. ...

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Filmistaan

Review :- In a nutshell – SRK, Salman and company rule Pakistan. If not the ‘sarzameen‘, then definitely their hearts and souls. Such is the crossover power of Bollywood. This movie dares to go to ‘no man’s’ land, in between the physical and emotional boundaries that bind two great nations that politics tears apart with hatred. A place where only ...

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Citylights

Review :- So, Citylights is based on Sean Ellis’ acclaimed Metro Manila, but it also unlocks the doors to other movies in your mind. This is both a strength and drawback for this remarkable film. Deepak Singh (Rao) loses his village shop to debt and migrates to Mumbai with wife Rakhi (Patraleka) and child Mahi for a new start, ostensibly ...

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Hawaa Hawaai

Review :- Even slumdogs have dreams bundled away in their crumbling chawls, beneath piles of garbage and atop roofless homes. So what if it’s not about millions and mansions, chateaus or chartered planes. Their sapna is made of strong stuff too. As kadak as the chai Arjun Harishchandra Waghmare (Partho), serves daily at the tea-stall for meagre wages. Son of ...

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Children of War

Review :- Other than the depiction of endless suffering, helplessness, genocide and language hatred, at heart, Children of War is a story of separation, survival, longing and utmost resilience, with the backdrop of war. A journalist asks himself if the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, as he frantically looks for his missing wife. The latter gets trapped in ...

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Mastram

Review :- Must masturbate mentally … Must read more intellectually stimulating porn … Must sex-educate the self through pulp fiction of the sleaziest kind … Must update self on the birds and the bees… Because life’s a b***h and love is a fantasy between (book) covers and because ‘Mastram’ says it’s a ‘must’! Yes, Mastram was India’s Shakespeare of sleaze, ...

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Purani Jeans

Review :- Denims and Dosti – Wear it, tear it. Colour it, fade it. Use it, abuse it – but it ain’t easy giving up on it. Righto! That’s the mantra of this famous five, who’ve outgrown their chaddi-buddy years (in small-town Kasauli) becoming young men who repeatedly swear by their ‘denim decree’ (Friends forever! Blah!). They call themselves the ...

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