Tag Archives: Romance

2 States

Review :- For an audience that has been around from the ’80s, debutant Abhishek Varman’s ‘2 States’ may seem like they are revisiting K Balachander’s mega hit ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ (1981), where the Tamil boy had to cross endless hurdles to patao the Punjabi girl. However, that movie had too much angst and a tragic end. 2 States is ...

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Karle Pyaar Karle

Review :- Karle Pyaar Karle (KPK) is cinema born in the ’80s, rechristened in 2014. While the film has been lavishly mounted because it supports Bollywood’s nepotism, practice of a producer (Suneel Darshan) making a show reel for his son ( Shiv Darshan), scant respect is paid to even trying to give you a halfway decent story with contemporary treatment. ...

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Yaariyan

Review :- ‘Grease’ was the word. Helping hormone-rushed youngsters slide into puberty and outta tight-fitting pants. ‘Yaariyan’ could have been the word. About friends, first-kisses and hot flushes. Peppered with candy-crushes and teenage desires furthest from reality. So we have Bettys and Veronicas crushing on extra-smiley Archies, all the while shaking their ‘toohs’ and ‘tees’ (beep, beep!) at beach parties. ...

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Ram-Leela

Review :- What new can a filmmaker do with William Shakespeare’s classic love-story Romeo and Juliet? The answer is, if you are Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is technically sound and astute, you just become impudent, set the story in Gujarat, sign Bollywood’s currently best actress Deepika Padukone (Leela), team her up with ‘I’ve-got-fire-in-my-loins’ actor Ranveer Singh (Ram) and then let ...

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Ishq Actually

Review :- Ishq Actually is not for those who know what they want from life. It’s for the overtly romantic types, who watch films, read poetry and hope to walk in the clouds. The protagonist Gia ( Neha Ahuja) falls in love with the idea of love, more than anything else, which explains her inability to make up her mind ...

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The Lunchbox

Review :- Like a tiffin carrier, The Lunchbox has levels – it is the story of a man so lonely, he’s forgotten what any companionship means. It is the story of a suburban housewife, deeply alone. It is the story of meeting via eating. It is a love-story – and a love-letter to Mumbai, to trains that go dhak-dhak, to ...

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Issaq

Review :- Welcome to the holy city of Banaras – replete with ‘spesal’ paan, levitating smoked-up (on herbs) saadhus, Banarasi babus high on bhaang and others’ biwis on un-Holi celebrations. And amidst this colourful backdrop, an age-old feud simmers between two powerful families – The Mishras and the Kashyaps. Mishra son, Rahul (Prateik) – a romantic at heart, (chooses girls ...

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Luv U Soniyo

Review :- Mark Braganza (Tanuj) is a happy-go-lucky youngster who loves his family, friends and pretty much everyone. Defying Bollywood’s stereotype, that popular kids in college are seldom nice, Marky is the good guy. He fancies classmate Soniyo (Neha), the ever-smiling Punjabi girl, who too is Miss Goody Two-Shoes. The two simpletons take their time to realize that the fondness ...

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Ramaiya Vastavaiya

Review :- Welcome to Animal Farm. With ample chicks, hens, horns; many ‘murgas’, mulgis, mummyjis and baaratis. Add to this rustic beauty some colours of harvest, village belles, jadoo ki jhappi (read: item number by Jacqueline Fernandez) and of course, amidst it all – blooming romance in fields of gold. In pure Prabhudheva style – with spoonfuls of desi ghee! ...

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Lootera

Review :- Lootera is a love saga of yore. The plot is an amalgamation of a story written by Vikramaditya Motwane with O’Henry’s short story, The Last Leaf. It begins in Manikpur, West Bengal, in 1953. A zamindar (Barun Chanda) dotes on his well-educated but impressionable girl, Pakhi ( Sonakshi Sinha). The landlord’s Munim warns his master that courtesy the ...

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