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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When Amitabh Bachchan shared his fan moment with Rajkumar Rao

When Amitabh Bachchan shared his fan moment with Rajkumar Rao
August 30, 2017

Yesterday Rajkumar Rao uploaded a picture of special wishes he got from none other than Amitabh Bachchan himself on Instagram. The appraisal note was sent with flowers to Rajkumar by Big B on his Letter Head saying he had done a phenomenal job in Bareilly Ki Barfi. He played the role of a supposed writer, whose idea the female lead falls in love with. Big B in this note wrote:…

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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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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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Vinod Khanna, of the smoldering eyes and a resolute chin, passes away

Vinod Khanna, of the smoldering eyes and a resolute chin, passes away
April 28, 2017

Vinod Khanna, you the ultimate symbol of manhood for the millions of Bollywood fans, how could you just cheat us with your death? You know what Mr. Khanna, I am not writing this piece, I am mourning. When Vinod Khanna shot dead his wife My earliest memory of you goes back to the spine-chilling thriller, Achanak. You had shot dead your wife and her lover and were on the run….

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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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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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A.R. Rahman Jai Ho- Don’t you get tired belting out great music?

A.R. Rahman Jai Ho- Don't you get tired belting out great music?
January 6, 2017

Dear A.R. Rahman, here is wishing you a very happy birthday from all of us at Social Chumbak. The cool dude of Indian film music, A.R. Rahman We thought that with the passing away of the legendary RD Burman, Hindi film music would lose its melody and soul. But, we were proven wrong. Rahman, just in his mid-20s burst into the scene with his haunting Roza numbers. Things have never…

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Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh share candid moments from their vacation

Geeta Basra shared candid pics with Harbhajan Singh from their vacation
January 4, 2017

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his gorgeous actor wife, Geeta Basra are on vacations. They are enjoying their extended New Year bash in Dubai. Both Bhajji and Geeta have shared some candid pics from their Dubai vacation. This is the first vacation of the beautiful couple since birth of their daughter Hinaya. Truly – The best way to start 2017 Geeta posted above pic with caption The best way to start 2017…..

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Dear Aamir Khan, it is time you stopped being a charlatan!

Dear Aamir Khan, it is time you stop being a charlatan!
December 27, 2016

Dear Mr Aamir Khan, I call you a charlatan. Do you know what this word means? It means a hypocrite. You do not have the guts to call a spade a spade. I know it will cause a sense of deep pain and anguish to your fans , but that won’t deter me from speaking out. The Sarfarosh years Mr Khan, I remember with awe the after effects of Sarfarosh….

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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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Kaabil Trailer 2 – Great Storyline But Short on Performance

Kaabil trailer- Challenging roles, great storyline but short on performance
December 20, 2016

The Kaabil trailer 2 is out. The Roshans are back with their latest ‘K’ offering, but what is new in this Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starrer? A dash of Koshish and Ghar Remember the sensitive story of a wronged woman in Gulzar’s Ghar? Or, let us go even earlier in the early 70’s when Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri starred in Koshish? The Kaabil trailer 2 suggests that the two classics have…

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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan named their baby boy Taimur

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sailf Ali Khan
December 20, 2016

And the wait ends. The world was going gaga over the pregnant gorgeous Kareena Kapoor Khan. Finally today on a bright Tuesday of December 20, good news arrived. Both the mother and son are doing well. Yes, it is a baby boy. You will be elated to know the name of child as well- Taimur Ali Khan. Kareena, though on a lighter note earlier mentioned that Saif wants to call…

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Must Watch Now: Akshay Kumar Excels In Jolly LLB 2 Trailer

Must Watch Now: Akshay Kumar Excels In Jolly LLB 2 Trailer
December 19, 2016

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar is only raising the bar of his acting skills with each passing year. The brilliant actor is now all ready with his new film Jolly LLB 2. The theatrical Jolly LLB 2 trailer was revealed on Youtube a few hours back – it’s fantastic. Must Read: An Open Letter to Akshay Kumar Directed by ace film director Shubhash Kapoor, this movie is a sequel to 2013-hit…

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OK Jaanu Trailer – Live in relationships are here to stay

OK Jaanu trailer- Live in relationships are here to stay
December 13, 2016

The OK Jaanu trailer is out and what a delight it is to watch it! Three maestros, Gulzar, AR Rahman and Mani Ratnam come together to weave magic around the controversial subject of live in relationships. Live-in relationships-revisited But, this subject has been the favourite of several film makers for quite sometime. Remember the Saif Ali Khan- Preity Zinta starrer, Kya Kehna? That 1995 flick directed by Kundan Shah had explored this…

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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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Raees trailer- Shahrukh Khan versus Nawazuddin, who wins?

Raees trailer- Shahrukh Khan versus Nawazuddin, who wins?
December 7, 2016

The Raees trailer was officially launched by Shahrukh Khan today. A sneak peek into the trailer promises that the film is going to be a masala of thrill, pace, drama and a dash of glamour. After an understated performance in Dear Zindagi, here comes King Khan , with all his guns blazing. Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Majoomdar , the Gujarat cop who has sworn to get Raees Khan (Shah Rukh Khan)…

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