Lucknow Central Review : Farhan Akhtar’s jail break is a one time watch

Lucknow Central Review : Farhan Akhtar's jail break is a one time watch
September 16, 2017

A Farhan Akhtar film is never a frivolous entertainment. Carving a niche` for himself with subject-oriented films, LUCKNOW CENTRAL is his latest attempt, woven around musical notes and musicians. The only hitch is, these compulsive-musicians are hardcore criminals lodged in Lucknow central jail. A jail- break story is not uncommon in Bollywood but here it is presented with a twist. Crisp narration, excellent background score, fabulous cinematography and a blissful…

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Shubh Mangal Savdhan Review : Best entertaining movie of the year

Shubh Mangal Savdhan Review : Best entertaining movie of the year
September 2, 2017

Ladies, grab a chance to witness the worst nightmare of men folk coming true and also have some wicked fun on the sly 😉. Shubh Mangal Savdhan no doubt is the best entertaining movie of the year. Bring-it-on seems to be the latest mantra of big and bold Bollywood. Thanks to director R. S. Prassanna, we are discussing and even laughing our guts out on a ‘strictly confidential’ subject of…

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A Gentleman Review : Avoid this Sunder, Susheel and Risky Gentleman

A GENTLEMAN Review
August 26, 2017

To me,the tagline of ‘A GENTLEMAN’ : Sunder, Susheel , Risky’….. sounds like description of some bra- burning feminist in matrimonial advertisement. But here we are talking about too-hot-to-handle Siddharth Malhotra in a dual role of a sunder and risky gentleman. Susheel Gaurav is a typical take-home-to-mom guy that every girl would like to marry. His ultimate dream in life is to settle down with a sunder girl and play…

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Bareilly Ki Barfi : a tempting family entertainer

Bareilly Ki Barfi : a tempting family entertainer
August 18, 2017

Looks like, Bollywood has finally cracked the formula for sleeper-hits. Make a Desi film with Desi characters on a Desi location 😊. Bareilly Ki Barfi is one such formula. After Bareilly ka Jhumka and Bareilly ka Thumka, comes Bareilly Ki Barfi. Made by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari of critically acclaimed ‘NIL BATTEY SANNATA’ and written by ‘DANGAL’ director, Nitish Tiwari, BAREILLY KI BARFI rides on high hopes and is officially a desi-adaptation…

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Toilet Ek Prem Katha Review : Akshay & Bhumi rocks in hilarious comedy

Toilet Ek Prem Katha Review : Akshay & Bhumi rocks in hilarious comedy
August 11, 2017

Whoever thought that a love story could be woven around a ‘commode’!! Let us give the due credit to the ‘constipated’ gang of PIKU for starting this trend of ‘Pot(ty) boilers’ 😊😊. Are we lapping it up? Yes, because, in secret, we all have loved toilet humour 😉. Toilet Ek Prem Katha – A brave attempt Jokes aside, but Akshay & team should be lauded for taking up the cudgels…

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Jab Harry Met Sejal : watch picturesque journey of Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma

Jab Harry Met Sejal : watch picturesque journey of Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma
August 5, 2017

Imtiaz Ali films have a special corner reserved in my heart. His loyal audience, like me, are urban nomads who take vicarious pleasure in this virtual cinematic tour that travels through winding roads, cobbled streets, crowded bazaars, pulsating cities and bustling squares with unknown stranger, so enjoy the journey and forget the destination!!! JAB HARRY MET SEJAL is one such travelogue that moves at a leisurely pace with one country…

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Mubarakan movie review – a weekend laughter therapy to de-stress yourself

Mubarakan movie review - a weekend laughter therapy to de-stress yourself
July 29, 2017

Going for a weekend laughter-therapy to de-stress seemed like a good idea until it boomeranged on me, though partially. Congratulations to anyone who has witnessed this ‘yelling match’ between the three Sardars for 2 ½ hrs and has gone completely stone-deaf !!! One cannot say ’Welcome Back’ to director, Aneez Bazmi but don’t dismiss MUBARAKAN totally either. Just that, with such wonderful star cast and fairly good storyline, we expected…

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Jagga Jasoos : Ranbir Kapoor & Anurag Basu take you on a magical journey

Jagga Jasoos : Ranbir Kapoor & Anurag Basu takes you on a magical journey
July 14, 2017

JAGGA JASOOS is in the making for 4 long years when the current films are wound up in 4 months flat. And so we want to believe that it has matured into some fine vintage wine, in the meantime. Also, let’s not forget that we have been merrily drunk earlier on the potent cocktail of BARFI, a super-combo of intense Ranbir Kapoor and creative Anurag Basu. No guesses that I…

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Sridevi’s MOM is a must watch that brings forth the issue of women safety

Sridevi’s MOM is a must watch that brings forth the issue of women safety
July 8, 2017

Do we have to think twice before standing up against the injustice in the society? Or we just become a mute spectator to the heinous acts to escape the after effects? MOM, live up to the grand notion that God created her because he cannot be present everywhere. Debutant director, Nitin Udyawar’s ‘MOM’ tackles such questions and many more. Extremely thought provoking and gravely – disturbing, this poignant film yanks…

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Dino Lalwani and Lisa Haydon turned on the heat at Paris Fashion week 2017

Why are we jealous of Lisa Haydon
July 6, 2017

No guesses that the sexy lady in red Lisa Haydon has made millions of new mothers go green in envy. This 4-month old mother was seen flaunting a super envious post-delivery figure in a radiant gown at a recent fashion gala. Married to a handsome hunk, Dino Lalwani, lissome Lisa turned on the heat at Paris Fashion week 2017. A long courtship followed by a beautiful destination wedding are what…

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See Pics : Hot Sonal Chauhan is melting swiss alps

See Pics : Hot Sonal Chauhan is melting swiss alps
July 5, 2017

It seems that when we, the minions, are busy dodging the pot holes in monsoon, the lucky ones like hot Sonal Chauhan, melting swiss alps with two besties in a tow. Definitely Sonal Chauhan is having a gala time in Switzerland. See fun filled pics of Hot Sonal Chauhan After her first and the last hit film ’JANNAT’ (2008) with Emran Hashmi, nothing much ‘materialized’ for our leggy lass in…

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TUBELIGHT : Salman Khan is here to melt your heart once again

Tubelight review. Salman Khan steals the show.
June 24, 2017

Anyone for BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN- 2 ? Well, one won’t be blamed for searching similarities in TUBELIGHT. With powerful actor-director jodi at the helm, TUBELIGHT opens to gargantuan public expectation. Kabir Khan, a director par excellence has always made politically correct films. Films which are diplomatic enough to dodge the sensitive topic. But powerful enough to send the right message across the society. If BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN preached “Love can conquer boundaries”;…

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RAABTA Movie Review – Everything looks pitch perfect except the screenplay

RAABTA Movie Review - Everything looks pitch perfect except the screenplay
June 10, 2017

Thanks to RAABTA, we discover one more red hot sizzling pair on the roads of Budapest. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon have arrived with a bang. The ‘IT’ couple of Bollywood infuses enough magic and boundless energy into the film that pulls us into their wonderland for next 2 hours. RAABTA means karmic connection and that explains the storyline revolving around reincarnation where boy-has-to-kill-the-villain in every birth to reunite…

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BAYWATCH : A lost opportunity for Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson & Company

BAYWATCH : A lost opportunity for Priyanka Chopra, Dwayne Johnson And Company
June 3, 2017

If there is anything that nudges us to watch BAYWATCH, then it has to be our hugely talented Prima Donna, Priyanka Chopra, our latest export to Hollywood!!!! After a resounding success of crime series, QUANTICO, snapping up a major commercial Hollywood biggie seemed all too natural. But is garnering a meaty role in a frivolous spoof of a popular tele series of 90’s, a good-enough deal???? I doubt. But rest…

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MERI PYAARI BINDU – It could have been one Helluva Mad Romantic Commedy

MERI PYAARI BINDU Review - A Spray of Mint Fresh Water in Scorching Summer
May 13, 2017

Trailers of MERI PYARI BINDU felt like a spray of mint fresh water in scorching summer. Hence 120 min film was going to be like dunking and drenching in the cool waters. Or so I thought would happen. But guess what; water ran out leaving us high and dry once again. Ayushmann Khurana and Pariniti Chopra’s quirky love story hangs between 1985-2015. And since it happens in Kolkata, even year…

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BAHUBALI 2 : Kudos to S. S. Rajmouli For Widening Our Imagination

BAHUBALI 2 : Kudos to S. S. Rajmouli For Widening Our Imagination
April 29, 2017

They say curiosity kills the cat but we say, overhype almost killed our Kat (tappa)!!!! Understandably, BAHUBALI 2 is our homage to why, where and how Kattappa killed Bahubali (senior)…period. The epic blockbuster of 2015, BAHUBALI that created history at the ticket windows comes back with an even mightier and grander BAHUBALI 2, dubbed as mother-of-all-VFX-films (by Indian standards, I mean). By re-releasing BAHUBALI last week, the makers made sure…

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Begum Jaan Review : It is not your average dose of weekend fun

Begum Jaan Review : It is not your average dose of weekend fun
April 15, 2017

“Aang loota sakte hai,Aangan nahi”; this one line gives away the entire plot of this period drama – Begum Jaan. Year 1947, India attains freedom but someone else loses her freedom to live in her own house. India is divided into 3 parts with Radcliff line-of-partition passing right through the centre of Madam, Vidya Balan’s brothel. Her fearless retaliation and high-pitched rebellion to save her dignity, and her dhanda against…

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Akshay Kumar ‘s Befitting Reply By Winning National Award For Best Actor

Akshay Kumar's Befitting Reply By Winning National Award For Best Actor
April 7, 2017

He who laughs last laughs best. Another mission accomplished for the brave actor, Akshay Kumar. By winning the coveted national award in Best Actor category for the film, RUSTOM, Akshay Kumar finds himself firmly seated in the league of extraordinary actors. The only bankable star with blockbuster Friday openings, it was about time he was felicitated with a national honour for his generous contribution towards commercial cinema. By maintaining the…

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Phillauri Movie Review : Meet the Sweetest and Kindest ‘Ghost’ on Earth

Phillauri Movie Review : Meet the Sweetest and Kindest ‘Ghost’ on Earth
March 25, 2017

After critically acclaimed NH-10, PHILLAURI is Anushka Sharma’s second outing as an actor-producer. Rest assured, her experiment with an ‘innocent ghost’ leaves us with a wide smile instead of goose bumps. This simple village story is very Indian at heart. So whether you stay in Bhatinda or Birmingham, an average Indian and his janam patri/kundali are joined at the hip like conjoined twins since birth. It means, stars in the…

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RANGOON Review – Hold it. Smell it. Savour it. But don’t miss it!!

RANGOON Review - Hold it. Smell it. Savour it. But don't miss it!!
February 25, 2017

‘Everything is fair in love and war’, says Vishal Bharadwaj in RANGOON and we cannot agree more. This is a Vishal Bharadwaj film,so a few must-know facts beforehand- Be ready to expect the unexpected. VB films are no quickies.They are elaborate 3hr+ sagas. Bring along your brains and not popcorn. Similarities with Shakespeare classics are unmissable. Superstars actually turn into actors. Lastly,VB films are not a frivolous entertainment but a…

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JOLLY LLB 2 : Akshay Kumar Once Again Proved His Brilliance!!

JOLLY LLB 2 : Akshay Kumar Once Again Proved His Brilliance!!
February 10, 2017

Imagine, Akshay Kumar, himself, as a (Movie) vending machine and almost every Friday, a colourful (movie) can is dispensed to his loyal followers. Green Can = Patriotism, Orange Can = Social Cause, Red Can = Action, Pink = Rom-Com etc etc. So accordingly, we are in for an Orange Can with a name, JOLLY LLB 2. JOLLY LLB 2 is a satirical take on Indian judiciary system in a classic…

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Movie Review: KAABIL…Is it Kaabil enough to stand against Raaes?

Movie Review: KAABIL...Is it Kaabil enough to stand against Raaes?
January 27, 2017

The name says it all. KAABIL, that makes impossible into possible. Kudos to the director Sanjay Gupta and versatile actor, Hrithik Roshan for experimenting with a risqué role while deviating from the run-of-the-mill stories. Loosely inspired by a Hollywood film, KAABIL is our dramatized version of BLIND SAMURAI.A visually impaired brave heart taking on the evil system and turning ordinary situations into extraordinary ones with his exemplary courage and special…

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RAEES – A True Blue SRK Film of the Year

January 26, 2017

” Main aa raha hoon” and how SRK enters with a solid BANG! Enough of being a boring gentleman, a-doctor-next-door, a goofy hero or friendly cameos. With RAEES, Shah Rukh means business Currently, RAEES may be the victim of controversies but honestly it deserves none. Neither does it overly glamorise any anti elements in the society nor does it justify any wrong doings. It just pleads to be watched in…

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“xXx Return Of Xander Cage” Movie Review: Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel Rocks

xXx Return Of Xander Cage Movie Review - Deepika Padukone Vin Diesel Rocks
January 15, 2017

Firstly, an honest confession, like every Bollywood-crazy Indian, I decided to watch xXx – RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (ROZC) purely for the super debut act of gorgeous Deepika Padukone in her premier Hollywood outing. Cheers !! But to my astonishment, it is Vin Diesel and Co, who have left me amazed with their ‘super-duper creativity’ and ‘business acumen’. I mean, how could you, sitting somewhere in Hollywood, visualize our Indian…

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OK JAANU Movie Review – Old Wine in New Bottle

OK JAANU Movie Review - Old Wine in New Bottle
January 13, 2017

OK JAANU; screamed AR Rahman on our idiot boxes for past week. He gave serious complexes to all ‘jaanu s’of the world.   With a hit jodi of AASHIQUI-2, AR Rahman on board and a sensible director like Shaad Ali at the helm, OK JAANU could have been a runaway success. But to our dismay, the film swears by the mantra, ‘if-you-can’t-beat-them-than-join-them’. Simply put, the film adds to the statistics by…

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DANGAL Review : Most Inspiring Biographical Film on Sports

Dear Aamir Khan, it is tiime you stop being a charlatan
December 23, 2016

Are Aamir Khan films beyond critical reviewing? Yes, I suppose. Well scripted, well documented and well executed, DANGAL can and will proudly enter the league of ‘most inspiring biographical film on sports’. DANGAL arouses such strong sentiments, that it ceases to be a film and becomes a lesson in life for each one in the audience. Such a strong social message (BE the change to MAKE a change) with high-octane…

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Befikre Review: Fresh, Frothy, Bubbly and Full of Life

Befikre Review: Fresh, Frothy, Bubbly and Full of Life
December 10, 2016

Befikre Weekend = Befikre Entertainment, and Befikre Entertainment = Befikre Ranveer Singh For all, young and young-at-heart, Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor dish out a total paisa wasool entertainment. They hug, they smooch, they fight, they dare, and they make love, in complete gay abandon and therein lies the beauty of the film. Love in the times of gadgets and gizmos, BEFIKRE sets the tone of the film. Fresh, frothy,…

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Kahaani 2 Review – Vidya Balan’s Kahaani 2 is an engrossing film

Kahaani 2 Review - Vidya Balan's KAHAANI 2 is an engrossing film
December 2, 2016

Thank your stars that in the conundrum of mindless masala potboilers, a ‘meaningful’ and ‘intelligent’ cinema comes your way in the name of KAHAANI 2. Standing tall amidst the poor xerox copies and awful (Hollywood) adaptations, KAHAANI 2 is an intriguing and interesting film. It is mercifully devoid of any ‘formulaic’ trappings of Bollywood. In a way, KAHAANI 2 is not a sequel of runaway-hit KAHAANI (2013). Director, Sujoy Ghosh…

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