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Rajini Murugan quick movie review: Siva Karthikeyan lifts up the film with his cute antics!
The first half is entertaining due to the impressive performances by Siva and Soori
Rajini Murugan is one of the most anticipated Tamil releases of January. Click here to read more
Piku quick movie review: Deepika Padukone-Amitabh Bachchan’s latest outing together is simple, sweet and pun-tastic!
The Vicky Donor director is back with yet another sweet, refreshing and funny tale yet again with Piku. If you are a Bengali or know someone who is, this film is a treat…
Piku (Deepika Padukone) an architect by profession, is also a haggard daughter of an overbearing father Bhaskar Banerjee (Amitabh Bachchan) who has constipation issues which is more psychological than physical. Piku struggles to keep up with her domineering father who has a problem with everything in life. Rana Chaudhury (Irrfan Khan) runs a taxi service which Click here to read more
Nanak Shah Fakir movie review: The Guru Nanak biopic is one of the most humbling experiences you’ll have
After a lot of protests, the film has finally hit screens
Harinder Singh Sikka’s maiden production venture, Nanak Shah Fakir has been attracting a lot of attention, and not the good reasons. The film which is a biopic of the Sikh Guru, Nanak Ji, is said to be blasphemous and is supposedly hurtful to the religious sentiments of the Sikh community. I just caught a show of the film, and as Sikh, I want to assure anyone in doubt that I’m, by no means, hurt. Click here to read more
Dharam Sankat Mein quick movie review: Paresh Rawal’s religious satire is funny but only in bits
The Fuwad Khan directorial will hit screens on April 10
Vaicom 18’s latest offering, Dharam Sankat Mein is soon to hit theatres. The film that stars Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, and Annu Kapoor in pivotal roles is a religious satire. Our reviewer, Prateek Sur, is currently watching the press show and here’s what he thinks of the film so far… Click here to read more
HEROINE movie review: Kareena Kapoor makes it bearable!
Kareena is the only saving grace of this cliched and clumsy Madhur Bhandarkar film
Heroine tells the story of Mahi Arora (Kareena Kapoor) – the reigning queen of Bollywood. Mahi is in love with the star Aryan Khanna (Arjun Rampal), who is married, but separated from his wife. Mahi wants commitment but Aryan is not ready. Mahi becomes needier as he refuses to acknowledge their relationship in public. Click here to read more
Box office report: ‘Ishaqzaade’ beats ‘Dangerous Ishhq’
The Arjun Kapoor-Parineeti Chopra starrer gets the fifth biggest opening of 2012, while Karisma Kapoor’s reincarnation saga fails to create an impression at the BO
Habib Faisal’s Ishaqzaade and Vikram Bhatt’s Dangerous Ishhq, both of which released last Friday, brought several expectations with them. Click here to read more
DEPARTMENT movie review: Watching this torture should be declared a crime
Ram Gopal Varma is turning into a serial offender. Lately, every film that he has directed has been unwatchable and it’s only getting worse with each passing moment
It has been a while since Ram Gopal Varma, a filmmaker who earned the respect of his fans by making films like Satya, Rangeela and Company, made a decent film. When was the last time you watched an RGV film and come out even half-impressed? Don’t remember? Click here to read more
‘Mere Brother ki Dulhan’ belongs entirely to Katrina Kaif! – quick movie review
Our reviewer sent us a quick tweet telling us about the Katrina Kaif-Imran Khan-Ali Zafar starrer Mere Brother Ki Dulhan that she is watching right now. She says, “Movie belongs to Katrina. Otherwise the film is okay, funny in parts and with tacky dialogues in some places. The cinematography is good.” The film, produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films and written and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, has John Abraham in a cameo role. It is essentially a romantic comedy set around a love triangle and has already found a huge audience because of the song Dhunki, which shows off Katrina in a rock-chick avatar. We wait to find out more….
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SHANGHAI movie review: An enthralling and important film
Dibakar Banerjee’s political thriller not only shocks, engages and enthrals, but also packs in some subtle messages about the state of the nation
First things first, the real hero of Shanghai is neither Abhay Deol nor Emraan Hashmi, it is Dibakar Banerjee and his co-writer Urmi Juvekar. Shanghai is in the same league as the recently released Sujoy Ghosh movie, Kahaani, though both films have different backdrops. Click here to read more
KSHAY movie review: Depressing, but a very compelling watch!
Director Karan Gour’s film about the life of a lower middle class couple makes a statement about the obsession for money and the pointlessness of it
Kshay is one of the rare films of its kind that has actually found a release, albeit limited. After doing the rounds of international festivals and winning rave reviews, it is now being released this weekend. 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
MLA quick movie review: Seedy and sloppy!
Since debutante director Shiv Dubey’s film, MLA, starring Mukesh Tiwari and Omkar Das Manikpuri, recently won a nomination at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF), we were expecting it to be a promising film. But going by what our reviewer told us midway through the movie, we don’t think it’s anywhere close to being watchable. Here’s what he had to say: “Shiv Dubey’s MLA is seedy, slow and sloppy. The story is extremely predictable, acting is creepy and dialogues are comical. Manikpuri (of Peepli Live fame) fails to deliver. Mukesh Tiwari is the only saving grace of this C-grade drama that tests your threshold for pain!” Let’s hope that our reviewer manages to stay till the end to give us the complete review of the film.
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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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SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER Quick Movie Review: Witty and steamy!
The film belongs to Randeep Hooda, who plays the gangster, in this fast-paced thrilling movie
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia attempts to make a contemporary version of Guru Dutt’s classic Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam with this one. Seeped in north Indian culture, it’s the story of a broke king and his frustrated queen. So far, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster been talked about more for its sex quotient than for its story. Click here to read more
MAUSAM REVIEW: The film is slow and disappointing!
The unreal romance, forced situations and a stretched and repetitive plot make Pankaj Kapur’s Mausam an exasperating experience. Even Shahid Kapoor’s fine acting isn’t enough to rescue this inherently flawed script
Mausam is a love story set in the early ’90s and runs through a course of 10 years. And that’s where the biggest problem in the script lies. How can an old style romance of stolen glances, silent meetings, suffering and long hauls of separation be set in a time when everything from love to communication happens at faster than lightning speed? But if you are willing to let go of this flaw continue reading… Click here to read more