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AIYYAA movie review: Rani Mukerji’s laugh riot is enjoyable, but extremely loud and over the top
Anurag Kashyap and Sachin Kundalkar’s masaledar movie Aiyyaa is about Marathi mulgi Rani Mukerji’s hunt for her dream man, Tamilian magan Prithviraj. And the film has all the fluff to engage and entertain you
Aiyyaa opens with Meenakshi Deshpande’s (Rani Mukerji) spoof-like impersonation of 80s reigning divas Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Sridevi and Juhi Chawla singing and dancing. But she’s not an aspiring starlet as the scene or the film’s promos want you to believe. Click here to read more
EK MAIN AUR EKK TU Movie Review: A pleasant watch with a ‘hatke’ end!
Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor are at their best in this rom-com and manage to bring a smile to your face
The best thing about Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, apart from Kareena Kapoor, is the ending. It’s not clichéd like most love stories; it’s like that tomato ketchup with the punchline “It’s different”. But not sure if the same can be said about the rest of the film. There are some moments that we have seen several times before and some that are endearing because they are fresh. Click here to read more
AGENT VINOD movie review: Not all guns blazing!
Agent Vinod could have been the coolest spy thriller to come out of India since it does not have too much competition in that department. But it misses the mark by a good margin. Director Sriram Raghavan loses the plot by trying too hard and packing in as much as he possibly could in one big budget flick
Before you start watching Agent Vinod you have some expectations from it since you know at least three important things: Sriram Raghavan has directed two very underrated and understated but intelligent thrillers – Ek Haseena Thi and Johnny Gaddar , that he has waited five years for Agent Vinod to materialize and it’s Saif Ali Khan’s home production and his most ambitious project.
To start with, the spy thriller has a perfect beginning. The story kicks off in Afghanistan where Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is being held hostage. The smart and daring character of Vinod is quickly established with his witty repartee and quirky manner of dealing with his enemy, followed by a well-shot action sequence in the desert and the slickly done title credits. Heavily inspired by A-Team! Click here to read more
VICKY DONOR movie review: A product of fertile sperm…errr.. brains!
If you haven’t heard about a profession in which all you have to do is donate sperm and get paid for it, then you aren’t alone. As Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Arora) settles for a job that helps him make a lot more than just make ends meet by donating his highly fertile semen, people around him roll their eyes in surprise and cringe in horror by just hearing the word ‘sperm’
Of course, this represents our parochial mindset to a certain extent, treating an innocuous and selfless job like some terrible taboo. But what’s really good about Vicky Donor is the fact that it conveys a serious message without sermonising, which is why we thought it would be perfectly apt to label VD as a light-hearted commercial satire that conveys a message in a subtle manner by lacing a random concept like sperm donation with a humorous treatment and copious amounts of hard-hitting punches and one-liners. Click here to read more
HATE STORY quick movie review: Boring!
Our reviewer, who is currently watching Vikram Bhatt’s Hate Story, called to tell us what he thinks about the movie so far. Here’s what he had to say about the Gulshan Devaiah, Paoli Dam and Nikhil Dwivedi starrer: “Touted as India’s first official erotic thriller, Hate Story offers nothing to thrill. Even the much anticipated skin show fails to show up. The story is super predictable, writing sloppy, acting bad, dialogues laughable. The only saving grace so far is the camera work. Very stylishly shot. If you have seen the promos, you don’t have to drag yourself to the theatre to watch the drama that never unfolds. Boring so far!”
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KAHAANI Movie Review: ‘Baap’ of a thriller
Very occasionally you watch a Bollywood thriller film that manages to outsmart you, engages you, makes you hate the interval point and then packs in a message towards the very end, that too with a sledgehammer thud… Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani is all that and more!
Thanks to the huge success of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar, some credit is being given not just to the actor of a film, but to its writing, an aspect that is usually ignored. Director Sujoy Ghosh’s latest film Kahaani is a step in the right direction for Bollywood, as far as intelligent writing is concerned, at least. Perhaps Kahaani would have been an also-ran without the acting genius of Vidya Balan, but with her, the film is a delight to watch, because of the surprises it throws at you and by the power-packed performances by its cast in entirety. Click here to read more
DON 2 movie review: No logic, but Shahrukh Khan makes magic
But for King Khan, Farhan Akhtar’s sequel to his Don is a total waste of time. It has stunning visuals, slick action but little else
Don 2 is a treat for Shahrukh Khan fans – he carries this larger-than-life role with élan like only he can, but the story is a let-down. It starts off well and, if you liked the previous Don, your expectations rise every minute. But an hour into the film you start shifting in your seat, hoping that some magic spell will save it for you. Alas, nothing like that happens and by the time the film ends, you really don’t care about anyone or anything going on onscreen, despite the twist thrown in towards the end. Click here to read more