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Saif Ali Khan’s self confessed most ambitious film till date ‘Agent Vinod’ opened to almost filled theaters in India for the first show at least, thanks to the off screen chemistry of Saif And Kareena Kapoor and the hype generated from the promotions.

Agent Vinod had everything at its disposal – money, resources, technology, creative liberty and talented actors – to deliver a path breaking and game altering film but regrettably it remains a moderate experience. Sriram Raghavan is a talented filmmaker and anybody who questions that must watch ‘Ek Haseena Thi’ and ‘Johny Gaddar’. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ravi Kishan (cameo), Prem Chopra, Gulshan Grover and Ram Kapoor are all talented actors. Hence, there was everything available to make Agent Vinod a classic spy thriller but it would only be remembered for its technical brilliance (DoP C.K. Muraleedharan) and world class editing (Pooja Surti). Continue reading “Agent Vinod – Movie Review” »

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Bollywood is famous for coming up with posters that have no resemblance with the film or its plot. Talk about the famous Bhatt’s rip off from Lars Von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ or Ra One’s poster being a rip off from ‘The Batman Begins’! For a change, the poster of Love Possible did give us some insight into the movie prior to its release. The poster was a cartoon of the lead pair Gaurav Jaitley (Karan Mehra) and Srishti Shetty (Srishti Sharma). The film is nothing but actually a cartoon which would have never been showed on Cartoon Network. Continue reading “Love Possible – Movie Review” »

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Say Yes To Love? Of course, always, but never Say Yes to To Love. If you do then you are in for wastage of money, time and everything else.

Say Yes To Love is the story of Vijay played by the young and good looking Aasad Mirza who tries to go a bit the young Shahid Kapoor way and a bit SRK way. So, Vijay is a little against the idea of Love, he does not have any girl or lady around him because he has a tragic and horrifying past of child abuse and molestation. Sure, that aspect is new but the boy does not manage to act like a character who has had such an unwanted past. Kudos to his dad (Aditya  Raj Kapoor) who signs up a bar dancer, Sara Jones essayed by Nazia Hussain to bring his son out of the jinx he is in. So, there we have a beautiful and well toned Sara Jone trying to woo an unwilling and disillusioned Vijay in the swimming pool, in the woods, on mountains and everywhere possible including between the sheets and eventually she ends up wooing the guy to an extent that he sheds all his inhibitions and premonitions. Is it so simple to forget the entire past trauma and history? Continue reading “Say Yes To Love – Movie Review” »

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We, the true cinema lovers often complain that Bollywood and on a broader scale Indian Cinema does not use its large base of literature (of any language) as source of inspiration or outright adaptation. Seldom do we see movies based on novels and short stories but out of the blue at times there comes a movie such as Chaurahen. There isn’t much need to get too excited yet since watching Chaurahen would explain why Bollywood directors do not attempt to adapt literature and why they should avoid it in the future. Continue reading “Chaurahen – Movie Review” »

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If you are wondering that Zindagi Tere Naam is a romantic movie, let me add a genre to it – drama, and a sub genre to it – flashback love story. No, there is no time travel as in his son’s Haunted, but Mithun Chakraborty who is in the grey haired days of his life (in the movie as well) recalls his once found then lost then found again lost love, Anjali – the senior being played by Rajneeta and the younger being played by Priyanka (not Chopra) in the movie. Continue reading “Zindagi Tere Naam – Movie Review” »

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The greatest stories are not those that are penned down but those whose ideas are well conceived. Sujoy Ghosh does exactly that with his Kahaani. There is uniqueness in everything that Kahaani brings across to you. By now, most cine goers are aware of the basic premise of Kahaani and one cannot delve much into the story in the review since you cannot let much out as that would be a spoiler in the thriller genre. So here is a bit of the story that would not spill the beans. Continue reading “Kahaani – Movie Review” »

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Why in the world did the movie get named as Chaar Din Ki Chandni? Oh, you are not supposed to question a movie in this somewhat rom com, somewhat masala entertainer and somewhat cinema genre. Let us then get straight to business in the review unlike the movie.

Two families, a Rajput family and a Punjabi family come hitherto together, the former standing tall and strong opposed to the love story of Veer Singh (Tusshar Kapoor) and Chandni Singh (Kulraj Randhava) and the latter trying to fix the problem. To avoid any direct confrontations and trouble within the family, London educated Veer gets his beloved a makeover and pulls her in as a journalist. The Rajput family is a sample of a kind. Continue reading “Chaar Din Ki Chandni – Movie Review” »

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Shreyas Talpade had a dream debut with Iqbal that also won him critical appreciation as well as the love of the audience. Since then he had gone for comedies and well, did fairly well but nothing sparkling to reckon. Will You Marry Me brings him back as the more prominent face in a movie after a series of multi starrer ensemble casts. Sadly, neither Shreyas Talpade nor the talented Rajeev Khandelwal can save Will You Marry Me from falling apart. Continue reading “Will You Marry Me? – Movie Review” »

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A film that has a well written character as the protagonist promises to have a lot of potential. With Paan Singh Tomar there was no need to sketch out the character since Paan Singh lived a real life and that is being replayed on celluloid by Irrfan Khan with Timanshu Dhulia of the ‘Saheb Biwi Gangster’ fame captaining the ship. Continue reading “Paan Singh Tomar – Movie Review” »

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If I really had to watch the three cities in one day or in less than three hours, I would hop on to the couch with a bottle of soda and watch Travel and Living rather than watching London Paris New York. The entire Bollywood audience has seen the Eifel Tower on screen perhaps on more occasions than a European or French who doesn’t live in Paris. New York has more to offer than its glitzy lanes and by lanes dear director and London has more than the Giant Wheel. The trouble with movies such as London Paris New York is that they surmount their imagination and expectations on the most clichéd places, the most clichéd plot lines and the most clichéd twists. Continue reading “London Paris New York – Movie Review” »

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